To Do List Progress: The Project Bug

Lois: And when I do, we are all gonna clean up this disaster of a closet. It’s gonna be our new family project.
Hal: We’ve never finished our last family project.
Lois: Because it’s in here under two tons of crap! –Malcolm in the Middle

I’ve got the project bug big time this week. All I’ve wanted to do is work on my various crafts that are part of my 2012 To Do List. I have this slight crafting A.D.D. though, where I’ll start a couple of different projects, and they’ll all be partially finished around the house. So I’m trying to be better about finishing one project before starting on another.

#46. Make at least one homemade canvas print from one of my photos: This didn’t turn out perfect, but I think it looks pretty cool. I picked a photo from our recent Tahoe trip.

I still wish I could have actually got the print to transfer, rather than just modge podge it onto the canvas, but it works. If you look super close you can see the seams and the bubbles. But the room is in doesn’t have great lighting, so hopefully it’s not too noticeable.


I eventually want to add two more canvas prints to that wall. I just need to decide which photos to use.

#47. Sew bucilla stocking for Roo: I’ve been working diligently on Roo’s stocking. As you can see, there are a LOT of parts.

This is how it looked when I started. I’ve already finished the border and most of the snowman. It takes a long time to do each individual part.


As soon as I finish the stocking, it’s on to the window seat project in Roo’s room. I’m SO excited to get working on the nursery. So what are you working on?


To Do List: The 2012 Edition

Marshall: See, we have a whole bucket list of things of things to do before we have kids.
Lily: ooh, a cradle list. –How I Met Your Mother


It took me a little while to post this list, mostly because then everyone would know I was pregnant before I was ready to tell. As you can see, Roo is dominating a lot of my to do list this year. I have a feeling that won’t change for at least the next 18 years. 🙂

I’m also seeing a theme of buying. We have a LOT to buy this year. Some of them are wish list items, but a few are necessary. Hopefully I’ll find that money tree I’ve been searching for. I went with a lot of items I know are tangible, rather than vague lofty goals like to learn play guitar. That’s on the bucket list but I’m going easy on myself this year, since I’m growing a human and all. 😉

So here’s my list this year:

2012 To Do List (aka Cradle List):

1. Replace the lighting in all 3 bathrooms.

2. Replace the hallway light fixtures.

3. Install an overhead light 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 family Halloween costumes

9. Do at least 1 or 2 Halloween Crafts before Roo is born

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

11. Start a savings fund for Roo

12. Sell the Focus

13. Pay off the Subaru

14. Save up a big down payment for a truck

15. Buy a truck

16. Start landscaping the backyard

17. Start landscaping the front yard

18. Get Nursery ready by September

19. Make decorations for Sassy’s bridal shower

18. Host Sassy’s bridal shower

20. Build up savings

21. Buy new couch for family room

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 as long as the doctor says I can

25. Buy VHS to DVD converter

26. Convert old home movies to DVD as a present to our parents

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 spring

32. Buy a side table or buffet table for the dining room

33. Learn to light a fire in our firepit

34. Make window seat for the nursery

35. Get at least 100 readers

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

37. Take prenatal classes

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

39. Order mixbook from last year

40. Take pregnancy photo shoot

41. Do something special for our 2 year anniversary

42. Survive labor and delivery and have a healthy bouncing lil Roo.

43. Take Roo to a pumpkin patch

44. Have a family photo shoot

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 Roo

48. Go back to the Christmas tree farm

49. Make Roo a Christmas Ornament

50. Make homemade gifts for Christmas

51. Spray paint kitchen hinges

52. Paint bathroom vanities