Sunday, January 29, 2012

12 Things in 2012

I'm reading through two good books... The Money Saving Mom's Budget and Organized Simplicity. (you can download this to your kindle right now FOR FREE! - or any other reading device I believe, go get it, it's FREE!) Both highly encourage making lists and goals. In that light I've made a list of 12 things I'd love to do/try in 2012. Some of them are not too hard but I want to be successful so I think that by putting them in there that will help!

12 Things to Do in 2012
January- make homemade hand soap I tried this and it was great! It's very cheap and easy. I'd use a different scent next time what what I have works fine. It's a little thinner than regular soap so I may try a foaming dispenser.
February- make homemade laundry detergent. My friends Kelsey and Joanne use powdered but I have all for liquid so that's what I'm going to try first.
March- make homemade wheat thins (found the idea on a few places, doesn't look hard and I love wheat thins!
April- use my new (to me two years ago!) sewing machine. I have never used one before but I have a few fun ideas.
May- plant carrots, beans, herbs, peppers for our garden
June- make Gracie's birthday cupcakes/cake/cakepops. Not sure which
July - crochet a WHOLE potholder. (haha! I've tried this before=fail!)
August- have our baby! Make graham's birthday cake/cupcakes
September- make homemade applesauce. It was a lot of work but it's worth it. I couldn't have done it without my MIL so I'm going to try to recruit her again! :)
October- homemade poptarts
November- make a good loaf (or multiple) of homemade bread
December- make Christmas presents for family and friends. Not sure what yet.

That's all. What do you think? I'm really hoping to try these things and learn some new recipes/crafty ideas. So, um....did you catch anything special for any of the months? That's right!! We'll be adding a new Hartman to the mix in August! I think that feat and making a cake for Graham's second birthday are quite challenging goals for that month. Ha! We are thrilled and so very thankful for the blessing of a new life.


Johnson said...

Congrats! New little ones make life so exciting! Enjoy!

Deanna said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! SOOOOOO thrilled for you! Congratulations! Love and miss you guys!

Deanna said...

Also, are you going to share all of these fabulous recipes over the upcoming months?!

Linda said...

Congratulations on the new baby! I know you and Shane are wonderful parents! You are all such blessings--and I'm glad you share your thoughts through your blog.

a tonagel said...

did I read that right???? Baby??? :) Congratulations Shannon!!!!!!