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30 before 30 – The Results!

A little over a year ago, I made a plan. 30 things to do before I turned 30. Well that year came and went in about a day! I always say time flies, but I’m pretty sure it just goes by faster and faster as you get older. Maybe at some point it slows down again? I can wish, right? :) Anywhoo… here ya go! The results are in! 1  |  Grow something edible. My parents had one of those strawberry pots with all the holes in the sides just sitting around, so I acquired it, along with a few baby starter plants. This little guy was the only strawberry that survived before the worms got them and the pot dried out. I wish I’d gotten my dad’s green thumb, but unfortunately I did not. Or have not developed it yet. But nonetheless… I grew a strawberry! One day… 2  |  Learn to cold brew coffee. Darn. Not yet. I really should while the weather is still warm! Here’s a little inspiration, self.     Seems super …

Sometimes I shouldn’t be allowed to help with things…

So Danny has been going around the house fixing all of our blinds. They were reminiscent of this (or this or this). lol The’re the basic white blinds you can get at any home store for cheap… so yes, nothing crazy to replace, but he decided to go ahead and fix them since the renters hadn’t shortened any of them to fit the windows so they had plenty of extra rails (I feel like I’m not explaining this very well… this is what I’m talking about) lol so anyway… the other day, he fixed one of the ones in the bedroom and then the pups ran in there and messed up what he’d just fixed and he got frustrated. That’s how they all got messed up in the first place — pups love to look out windows :/ So after he fixed the nice big window downstairs, I was like “you should really pull up the shade so they can’t mess it up after you put in all that time to fix it.” Here I …

Rental Property: PROGRESS (Exterior)

Remember the before pictures??? This is my parents’ rental house that I’ll soon be living in. When I was home the other weekend, I got to stop by and see the progress. It’s definitely coming along nicely! :) Here are a few pictures of the progress around the exterior of the house. There used to be a huge tree out front. The tree was already removed when my parents got the house, but the driveway (and the garage) had been completely destroyed by the roots. Luckily, my dad is retired and has a tractor… and skills. They tore everything up, then extended the width of the driveway, adding a nice “brick” detailing along the edge and also extended the concrete around to the side door. Oh my goodness, don’t you think it turned out so nice!? I think so! Oh, and as you can see they cleaned up and painted the house!   In the back, they extended the concrete to make room for the puppy kennel. Right now, my dad is working on fencing in the …

The Hop is Rampant!

All that comes to mind right now when I read that title is Ebola. Like “The Hop” is a crazy form of haemorrhagic fever. Hmm… annnnyway, on to more lighthearted things… Thanks so much to Teresa at NavyBlueThreads for the shout out!!! She is really awesome. I’m serious. If you haven’t gotten a chance to say hi to her yet, you should. She is super talented and she always seems really nice and genuine! The blog hop is a way for people to get to know their fellow bloggers a little better. So here you have it… here are my answers to the hop: Why do I write? Writing is such a great outlet! To me, writing is a way to sift through all of the thoughts and stories in my head and it’s also a great way to share projects that I’m working on not only for you but for me too! I rarely make anything more than once, but when I do I always feel the need to look back and see how I did …