2012 To Do List: The Results are In

At the beginning of the year I came up with my 2012 To Do List. Let’s check in and see how I did. It was full of lofty goals, but I think I made a fairly good dent in it. Of course our loss created a lot of changes, but with the addition of our rainbow, some of those Roo goals still have a positive spin. I’m also happy to report that some of the goals motivated us to do other things around the house not even on the list. I’m amazed at how much we got done in just one year!

2012 To-Do List

1. Replace the lighting in all 3 bathrooms.

2. Replace the hallway light fixtures.

3. Install a ceiling fan in the master bedroom.

4. Replace the dining room and front entry light fixtures.

5. Install a custom closet organizer.

6. Buy Monkey a new kennel.

7. Paint mural for the nursery

8. Come up with Halloween costumes

9. Do at least 1 or 2 Halloween Crafts

10. Increase online earnings to pay for all the stuff we need to buy this year

11. Start a savings fund for our future baby

12. Sell the Subaru

13. Save up a big down payment for a truck

14. Buy a truck (Jeep!)

15. Pay off Jeep

16. Start landscaping the backyard

17. Start landscaping the front yard

18. Get Nursery ready by September (Obviously this one no longer counts, but I did do a great deal of it this year. It’s going to be ready by June!)

19. Make decorations for Sassy’s bridal shower

18. Host Sassy’s bridal shower

20. Build up savings

21. Buy padded flooring for office/gym

22. Buy area rug for family room

23. Buy area rug for great room

23. Get certified in infant CPR

24. walk at least 5 times per week

25. Buy VHS to DVD converter

26. Convert old home movies to DVD as a present to our parents (epic fail! Hopefully next year)

27. Have wedding dress cleaned

28. Carve Pumpkins with Match

29. Write up our wills

30. Meet at least one bloggy friend this year

31. Go camping at least once this year

32. Buy a side table or buffet table for the dining room (saving up for this still)

33. Learn to light a fire in our firepit (I haven’t officially done this, but gun to my head I’m sure I could figure it out!)

34. Make window seat for the nursery

35. Get at least 100 readers (129 and counting!! THANK YOU!!!)

36. Go on at least one trip with Match this Spring

37. Organize Garage

38. Finish pregnancy journal and have it printed or make a homemade book

39. Order mixbook from last year

40. Quit coffee (errr I quit and then started again, but I only drink half caf. So it sort of counts!)

41. Do something special for our 2 year anniversary P1060595

42. Survive labor and delivery

43. Lose 5 pounds

44. Build up the courage to start trying to conceive again

45. Make 2 to 3 handmade Christmas decorations before December

46. Make at least one homemade canvas print from one of my photos

47. Sew bucilla stocking for Roo48. Go back to the Christmas tree farm

49. Make Roo a Christmas Ornament (I now have 2, plus an angel that honor her!)

50. Make homemade gifts for Christmas

51. Spray paint kitchen hinges

52. Paint bathroom vanities

53. Paint doors


54. Paint baseboards


Whew!! We got a lot done on the house, and I’m happy to say I feel a sense of accomplishment at what we were able to get done. I’m still working on the list for 2013. I have a feeling I’ll get a lot done in the first half of the year, and then it’ll probably drop off for awhile while we settle into life with Piglet.

How did you do with your 2012 goals? Did you complete any big items on your to do list?


    Kenzie S

    Wow you got a lot on that list accomplished! Congratulations 😀
    I hope you have a wonderful and happy New Year!


    I feel encouraged to make my own list now! I feel like I have tons to do this week! We have our maternity pics this weekend.

    Connie Weiss

    You did a pretty good job on that list!

    Are you making another one?


    You make me look like a huge failure. I didn’t so well for the 2nd year in a row. Oops.


    Damn girl! You kicked ass this year! I didn’t even bother making a list at the beginning of 2012, but you’ve inspired me to make one for 2013. And OMG is that sushi in the picture underneath “do something special for our 2 year anniversary”? YUM.


    Wow you got a lot done!!!


    wowza! you sure did put a huge dent in that list. this is such a great idea. i will have to try and come up with one too.
    so i may have missed it, but why 54?
    happy new year my friend! i wish you and match all the best for 2013!!!


    You are able to scratch off so many things from your list. Good for you, girl! I see all good things in the future for you and your growing family in 2013. Sending you the biggest virtual *HUGS* ever! XOXO

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