Where am I Now? The {30 by 30} Results Are In! | Live Pretty on a Penny

Where am I Now? The {30 by 30} Results Are In!

Well, a big hello there my good folks! I'm feeling really good, as I just celebrated the big 3-0! I am so thankful to have been surrounded by family and friends, and for all of the wonderful lessons that I have learned over these past 30 years. I just can't believe that time flew by like that. Sheesh! I definitely look forward to the next 30:)

In good ole' before and after fashion, you may remember back in November when I posted about 30 things that I would like to complete by my 30th bday. No? Lucky for you I am a good note taker so here ya go...

1)      Makeover at least one guest room
2)      Clear and Organize 4th bedroom aka dogs room (ummm, yeah...)
3)      Get Home Gutters Cleaned
4)      Kitchen Backsplash
5)      Paint Living Room (ummm, about that...)
7)      Crown Molding for family room and kitchen, at least (does thinking about it count?)
8)      Under cabinet lighting for kitchen (yeah...nope)
9)      Organize hall closet
10)   Purchase and lay new flooring for main floor (post coming soon)
11)   Re-Organize and push makeup business (organizing beauty space at home & site) (mostly done..but not there)
12)   Learn one new recipe per month (4 of 6 completed)
13)   Address lighting in Kitchen and Family room (nope)
14)   Renew Passport (naw)
15)   Exercise at least 3 days a week for one month straight (hehe!)
16)   Renew Mac Pro Membership
17)   Get a massage
18)   Get three Winter Pedicures (Never even had one during the winter) 2/3 completed
19)   Apply for Grad School (app due in a few weeks so working on it)
20)   Get a facial (does doing one at home count?)
21)   Get cavities filled and bonding on teeth (nope)
22)   Professional Headshot (yikes, I hate taking pics) (nope)
23)   Pay off 2 household debts (can be mine or Jules) we actually have done 4!
24)   Save $1000  saved over this amount
Social/Relationship Building
25)   Make my blog dashboard more user friendly for me
26)   Increase blog subscribers by at least 50% (target 40 subbies) almost there!
27)   Update my blog 2-3 times per week (with substantial info of course) by pre-planning posts for one month straight- (yeah, I got nothing...)
28)   Find a church home (*crickets*)
29)   Update and rebrand social media outlets (again...*crickets*)
30)   Have date night once a week with husband (big or small) this has been consistent and great!
31)   BONUS: Offer my services to a non-profit organization that helps women (hopefully soon!)

Started November 8, 2012- To be completed by April 8, 2012

I completed about 45% of my list. Yeah, I know thats technically failing when you think about it from a 100% perspective, but at least I accomplished some things, right? I am just happy that I didn't have to report back with nothing. That would have sucked. I will continue to strive to complete my list. Maybe I will check back in with my 30 by 30 1/2 list ;)

Anywho, for those of you who participated, how you doin? (in my Wendy Williams voice)


  1. It sounds like you accomplished quite a lot to me. I always accomplish more if I have a list. Maybe I should make it public to be more accountable.

  2. I want to do one of those 101 in 1001 lists (I'm over 30) but all I have is 60-some ideas. I guess at least it doesn't count until I get to 101?

    Oh, and your 45%...I'm a teacher, and we use standards-based grading. Its on a 4 point scale, and it depends on the assignment. Those are big things, so I think you got at least a 2!

  3. You accomplished a lot and I know you had fun knocking things off your list.

  4. You have a good list here lady. The explanations tickled me to pieces!
    Good luck going forward.

    I don't think I ever got that email from you.


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