30-while-30 Five Month Update

I feel like a total slacker when it comes to my 30-while-30 list. I know the point of the list is to be fun, but I’ve barely completed anything and I’m almost half way through the year. Hopefully, I get some of these things done soon…

Food / Blogging

  • Chocolate Mosaic Cheesecake
  • Gnocchi
  • Donuts
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Laminated dough (either danishes or croissants)
  • Make bread at least 4 times
  • Bake at least 4 layer cakes – 1: Neapolitan Cheesecake Cake
  • Buy a whole coconut. Open it. Do something (delicious) with it.
  • Make at least one thing from each cookbook I own – any cookbooks that don’t get used in a year, donate or giveaway on here – I started making my list of cookbooks. I plan to post it on here shortly.
  • Cook with 3 new foods – Being part of a CSA this summer has been AMAZING. I’ve definitely already cooked with 3 new foods, including this Summer Shrimp Salad.

Relationships

  • Send birthday cards to my and Hubby’s families (including siblings, parents, nephews, etc) – So far, so good on this one
  • Continue to bake for a good cause – I was able to participate in an online bake sale on The Spiffy Cookie 
  • Go see my sister’s new house – This hasn’t happened yet, but we have made plans to see her house over Thanksgiving when we’re in the Midwest next week
  • Go on a girls weekend getaway – Done! I spent a weekend in St Louis with my mom and two sisters in July. It was a great time.
  • Volunteer 4 times

Random

  • Get another tattoo 
  • Pay off my car – Done!
  • Decide on a signature / go-to cocktail – I’m working very hard on trying new cocktails to make this decision
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Read 4 books – 1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2. Water for Elephants.

Healthy living

  • Walk another Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – Done! Recap here
  • Continue to work out on a regular basis – I’ve been a working out machine recently. It’s been awesome.
  • Treat myself to 6 massages – four down, 2 to go
  • Get my first facial

Travel and Life in Boston

  • Go to the Head of the Charles – This one didn’t happen. It was really sad. The Head of the Charles weekend was beautiful. Hubby and I were getting ready to head out to walk over to see the races and I started feeling sick. It was a combination of allergies and something else. I tried to stay strong and power through it, but about a mile into our walk, we had to turn back. I had a horrible fever and just wasn’t doing so well. Hopefully we’ll make it to the HOTC next year…
  • Visit the New England Aquarium
  • See the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Go to Top of the Hub for cocktails
  • Visit 3 new cities – 1: St Louis, 2: Niagara Falls

Reader’s Choice

  • Post more how-to tips (including videos) on here (thanks to Mary and Sarah for the suggestion!) – Check out my new How-To tag. I’ve posted a few how-to posts this month already!
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6 Responses to “Four Month Update – 30 by 30”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Talking about 30 by 30 was so inspirational today! It was great seeing you and I hope we can hang out again soon!

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    Gina — October 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Great progress! I am 25 and should start thinking about making a list like this. You should definitely plan the Boston blogger event soon – I’d love to meet you! Are you attending Blogtoberfest this week?

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    Megan — October 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    You are making great progress!

    About those molten lava cakes… do you have The Modern Baker? It’s the only recipe I’ve found for them that actually worked. If you want it, let me know.

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — October 18, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Good for you! Look at all the progress you made! Can I get in on some of these? Like maybe the volunteer project, the girl’s night, definitely the Boston blogger event and the donuts? 🙂

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 18, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Just wanted to stop by to say I love your blog! I don’t get to comment often but I’m a Bostonian as well as a cupcake LOVER so we have a lot in common! 🙂

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    Rachel Cannon Humiston — October 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I really, really love this idea! It seems like you are making great progress. I’m inspired to create a list like this of my own!

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