Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hi there!

I love blogs.

:ten minutes pass:

I seriously contemplated just letting that be my first post. I'm sure that would have brought in the readers. But seriously, I love blogs. I follow tons of blogs on my Bloglovin' app and have, on average, 40 new posts to read daily. I live for that moment. That moment where I get to sit back, take a break from reality, and see all the adorable things others are crafting, making, and cooking and then writing about on their blog. It's my happy time. It's my time where I get to sift through several cute ideas, screen-shot them and then try to do them myself. 

I've always wanted to be a part of that world. I want to be one of those girls who blog. One of those girls who are cute and quirky and everyone loves in the blog world (I'm talking about YOU, Kate and Lauren). Now, I'm not sure that's going to happen, but I'm going to do my best. I'm going to start a blog. I'm going to do the thing I've talked about doing for years. So, here goes nothing...

I turned 26 on November 10th. 2-freaking-6. I'm not thrilled about it. I know it's not old, but my sweet husband, Kyle, likes to point out that I'm older than him. Yes, I know, babe. Thanks. It's not even a year and half difference, but he reminds me. Anyway, I decided to make a list of 27 things I want to do before I'm 27. I got this idea from Meaghan, as she's done this for the past two years I think. Here we go! *disclaimer: these may not all seem that exciting, but they mean something to me*

1. Start a blog DONE 12/10/13
2. Read 10 books 
3. Run a 5K (at least)
4. Go on a trip out of the country
5. Get tenured
6. Start a book or wine club
7. Learn how to French braid well
8. Make a budget and stick to it
9. Add at least two items to a donate pile every month
10. Make 2 new recipes a month
11. Watch a documentary (I hate them)
12. Go on a girls trip with my mom
13. Get officially accepted into the ESU School of Counseling Graduate program
14. Host a successful dinner party
15. Sing karaoke w/ Mindy (we used to do this several times a month, but haven't in forever!)
16. Go to a museum
17. Go to a winery I've never been to before
18. Put shutters on our house
19. Landscape our yard
20. Start using anti-aging creams on face/eyes regularly (never too early to start)
21. Volunteer
22. Buy a sewing machine and use it
23. Make a four-course meal from scratch
24. Visit a new state
25. Go to a show/performance/play (not a concert, but like a grown-up show)
26. Take a cooking class
27. Learn how to bake a pie from scratch from my Grandma

So there you have it - 27 things I want to accomplish before I'm 27. Wish me luck!

And since a blog post isn't complete without photos, here are a few!
The hubs and I in Seattle in October - celebrating our 1 year anniversary!

We bought our first house in March. We were sorta excited about it.

Our sweet little fur baby, Henry the Cat. To say we're obsessed with him is an understatement.