Every year I make a list of fun/silly/simple/complex/random things I want to do, learn, or try in the upcoming year. Usually most get done, not always. I do this because there are crafts, foods, and activities I want to do, but if I don't plan intentionally, they just won't happen. Life will get in the way and I will regret not spending my time more wisely.
These lists help inspire me when I'm bored (I can't remember the last time I was) or just restless for a new activity and help us plan our weekends as a family, too. I don't put any pressure on myself to complete all of these in a year, but of the ones I do finish, I have great memories and I'm glad I had the experience and learned something new!
29 Before 30
*Knit a Katniss Cowl
*Read a Malcolm Gladwell book
*organize my cooking binder (um, more of a chore that's been put off for YEARS!)
visit the Bellingham Farmer's Market
Go Strawberry picking
*Try snowshoeing with the family
*take kids on a movie date in the summer
*do water balloons in the front yard
revamp blog design
*make a textured wall piece
*explore a new National Park
*get a piece published in a children's publication
*have a GF cupcake date with Ani
*camp & canoe -- same trip
*make a My Little Pony costume for Ani (via MyCakies)
*make sleeping bag teddies for kids + cousins
*homemade bubbles with kitchen tools!
*make a photo series with collected rocks + wood
*clean out/purge and vacuum the car (good night, it's bad)
* try skateboarding (2.0)
*go through The Artist's Way
* make chocolate + coconut energy balls
*make Aimee's Mediterranean taco salad & actually roast the chickpeas
*create a Beci Orpin-inspired embroidery piece
*Make a Moroccan tassel necklace
*make fabric-triangle-pom scarf re: muita ihania
*go through the book Replenish slowly and with intention
*bake Stefan homemade pretzels
*put family pictures in my locket
What do you want to try or learn how to do this year?