April 9, 2014

30 Before 30

In honor of my 29th birthday tomorrow, I've put together a 30 before 30 list of, you guessed it, 30 things I'd like to do before I turn 30!

In no particular order, I'd like to...
  1. Attend a blog conference DONE! 7/10/14 @ Haven Conference
  2. Travel back to my hometown DONE! 8/3/14
  3. Travel to my boyfriend's hometown and see where he grew up DONE! 7/30/14
  4. Visit the Grand Canyon – it's only 12 hours away
  5. Visit Las Vegas DONE! 10/30/14 – 11/2/14 celebrating my boyfriend's 30th birthday
  6. Gamble...a little haha DONE! 4/12/14 @ Casino Del Sol
  7. Get engaged...no pressure babe ;) DONE! Happened on our 6 year anniversary – 12/7/14! :D
  8. Be a bridesmaid in a wedding DONE! 8/2/14
  9. Have my blog/home featured in a magazine
  10. Invest in a really nice piece of furniture DONE! 4/29/14
  11. Leave a really big tip for an excellent waiter/waitress
  12. Pay for a stranger's tab
  13. Lose 30 pounds
  14. Complete the Couch to 5K running program
  15. Run a 5K – ideally the Color Run
  16. Learn how to use my DSLR camera – anyone have any tips?
  17. Go to an NFL game
  18. Eat food from a food truck DONE! 4/28/14 @ Serial Grillers
  19. Get a mani/pedi – I've never gotten one before! DONE! 8/1/14 @ Queen Nails in Boardman, OH
  20. Take a spontaneous trip to California
  21. Save $1,000
  22. Pay off a credit card (or two)
  23. Upgrade my old iMac to the latest version
  24. Visit the Phoenix Art Museum
  25. Learn how to change a tire
  26. Take our dogs on a walk at least three times a week
  27. Learn Spanish
  28. Help someone in need
  29. Watch the sunrise at least once a week – I like to sleep in so this will be a challenge!
  30. Take a dance class

Do you have a 30 before 30 list? What's on it?

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  1. oh i feel happy because i have done a lot of these- i live a full life! ;) i watched the sun rise every day of our hawaiian vacation years ago before we were married.... chris would sleep and i would get up and go for a walk and watch it..... stunning. best of luck with your list! i am happy that i will help you scratch off blog conference!

  2. Good luck! I did a 40 before 40 a couple years ago. I was afraid I couldn't do a 30 before 30 in time. Mine is here http://thebrickbungalow.blogspot.com/2013/12/40-before-40-update.html if you're interested. Some things are put on hold while I worry about the day to day life of motherhood, marriage and working full time.

  3. Ohhh, number 19 and number 20 should happen at the same time! Love your list! I did the Color Run last year (maybe?). It was super fun and very low pressure. I don't even think they had a clock. Perfect for a first 5k. I made a 30 before 30 list, too! I turn 30 in October and have hardly made a dent in it. Thanks for the reminder to get on that! Love your blog, home, and chic nerd style! Keep being awesome!


  4. A great list! I hope you cross a lot of those off ;) xo Kristin

  5. You're such a baby. I feel so old. ;) Great list. I did this back in the day. I think I crossed like half of it off. And then I realized that 30 is awesome and my dreams just got bigger. Oops.

  6. Small world....my 29th is tomorrow too! Happy Birthday!

  7. What a great list!! I should have done this before my 30th. I don't think I'll have much time since I turn 30 on Sunday. EEEEEK!!!!

  8. Love your list.
    As far as learning to use the DSLR, I bought shoot-fly-shoot (haven't finished the classes yet) but it's worth it even if I knew some of the stuff already. It's an awesome class set up.
    And I feel old too. I'm 10 years older than you…booooo

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  10. Great list! Here are a few on mine

    1. Visit the Grand Canyon
    2. Move in with my boyfriend
    3. Forgive an move on from an old wound
    4. Learn to brew beer
    5. Lose 15 lbs
    6. Paint a painting I'm proud of
    7. Shoot a gun
    8. Light a real firework
    9. Try barrel racing

    I'm kinda a city girl, hence 7-9.

  11. Great list! I'm hoping for a ring this year too ;)

    Oh, and for the food truck one - Friday night in downtown Gilbert they do Gilbert Food Truck Court. Usually about 5 food trucks show up and they have tables set up to eat at. It's a fun way to try a few different food trucks in one stop. I'd definitely recommed going before it gets too hot to eat outside!

  12. Great list! I'm just months away from my 30th birthday and I think I've just about checked off all I was hoping to accomplish : ] I love all your travel goals!

  13. I highly recommend a spontaneous trip to California :) I know someone there that could even teach you a few DSLR tricks while you were there ;) Cross both 16 and 20 in one go :) Of course 21 might suffer, but oh well :)

    Great list. I am with Cassie, having done most of these and all of the ones that I desire to. Well the blogging conference is coming up ...

  14. If you get engaged you could make me a bridesmaid! lol and if you go back home we need to coincide a trip! Can't wait to see you in July!

  15. Happy birthday and I love the list! Although it is important to note that the Grand Canyon is only about 5 hours from Tucson (that's where I live too) unless you are planning to trek all the way to the North Rim which is a bit further.

  16. I love your list, it looks a lot like mine to be honest! It's nice having smaller things on there like getting a mani/pedi, (girl, you're missing out!), to feel really accomplished when you do them!

    And, I wrote mine a couple years ago, (I turn 29 at the end of this month), and one of mine was "Plan a Wedding", my boyfriend at the time freaked, but I said "It doesn't have to be MY wedding"....we got married last summer!

  17. Vegas rocks! I love me some people watching in Vegas. Gambling is overrated but I do love 100 Play Video Poker. Those 100 hands of little poker cards are so cute!

  18. I really need to make one of these lists! And I love number seven lol

  19. Happy early birthday!! I love your list! I really should have written one, but I have like 4 months until I'm 30 (ouch). Probably too late for that. I'm most excited for your #1!! :)

  20. I really love this. It's a phenomenal list. I definitely have some of those on my list, too! You'll be at Haven, right?! :)

  21. Happy Birthday!! I love your list! I am hoping to attend my first blog conference this Fall, there is a blogger booty camp coming to Philly!! EEK!! I hope you have a great weekend celebration knocking things off your list!

  22. I love your 30 before 30 list! My birthday was yesterday so I had to comment and say - April babies rock :)

  23. Awesome list! I'm in shock that you've never had a pedicure. GURL. We need to have a girls night like, asap. AND let's meet in Vegas. 2 birds, 1 stone. Actually 3, because of course gambling will be involved. How many hours is Vegas from you? It's only 6 for me. You name the weekend, and I'm there!

  24. Good for you! All great goals and I know you'll have an amazing 29th year.

  25. The same name and apparently we have similar ideas 30 before 30 sounds super cool. I don't make New Year's resolutions but I do Birthday resolutions on the night of my Bday - 27 for 27th Bday and it increased annually. God help me if I live to 100 lol. Happy Belated hope it was fun


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