And here we go again, it’s resolution time people! I am now securely “in” my thirties and I am planning big changes to take control of this new decade. Of course one of the ways I do that is having you guys hold me accountable to my yearly “to do” list, so here you have it, my 31 before 32.
- Take 10 classes.
- Make profiteroles.
- Try 12 recipes from Sweet & Savage.
Southern Sartorialist’s Cookies
Maniac Fire Bread
Blackberry Cobbler Quickbread
Orange & Lavender Extract
Fruit Compound Butter
Upside-down Skillet Corn Cake
Hiker’s Bravado Cookies
- Do 2 DIY’s a month.
- Find my “sexy”.
- Write 10 new recipes.
Chocolate Lavender Cake with Blackberry Filling
Chocolate Chip Pistachio GF Cookies
Chocolate Chai Cake
Simple Delicious Fruit Dip
Vegan Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
Brioche French Toast Casserole
Banana Bread with Brown Butter Glaze
Mini makeover on the guest bathroom. Repaint the hallway.
- Make Swiss Buttercream.
- Read 30 new books.
Missing – Kelley Armstrong
The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge
The Shark – Mary Burton
The Doll Maker – Mary Burton
The Hang Man – Mary Burton
Come As You Are – Emily Nagoski
The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri
Double or Nothing – Craig Schaefer
Lioness of Morocco – Julia Drosten
Girls in White Dresses – Alex Gates
The Haunting of Rachel Harroway – J.S. Donovan
Dreamers Pool – Juliet Maillier
Stillhouse Lake – Rachel Caine
Beneath the Surface – Sibel Hodge
The Star Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi
Rituals – Kelley Armstrong
A Beautiful Poison – Lydia Kang
The Woman Warrior – Maxine Hong Kingston
The Barefoot Summer – Carolyn Brown
The Fifth Season – NK Jemisin
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
Go somewhere I’ve never been. 13 random acts of kindness.
- Upgrade the light fixtures in the hallway.
- Host a girls night.
- Watch a well known movie that I’ve never seen.
- Clean up and re-do my back patio.
- Create 5 new paintings.
- Wear 5 fashion trends that scare me.
Plant rose bushes in front of the garage.
- Create and maintain a yoga practice 3-5 days a week.
Dye my hair purple.
- Take a weekend trip with friends.
- Go on a picnic – with a basket & everything.
Wear heels at least 1 day a week.
- Go through all of my crafting supplies and get rid of at least 25%.
- Make and give a handmade gift.
Make a pie.
- Collaborate with other creatives on two new projects.
Try 12 new restaurants.
Izzy Pub & Sushi
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
Last years “TBD” ended up being a lot of fun, so I decided to finish off this years list with another one. I was pretty pleased with the progress I made last year, if you’re interested you can see how I did here.
Image from here.