30-while-30 6 Month Update

Today is my half birthday and we’re having a party to celebrate! I kid, the party is for the holidays, but I did think about highjacking it to make it my half birthday party… I’ve been having too much fun this year to focus on this 30-while-30 list. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to knock off a few of these food related items in the next few months.

Food / Blogging

  • Brownie 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, I hosted a Holiday Cookie Swap where $0.10 was donated to Cookies for Kids Cancer for every cookie exchanged 
  • Go see my sister’s new house – Done! We got to see Brooke’s house while we were in the Midwest for Thanksgiving
  • 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… I have a good idea but I want to master making it at home first…
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Read 4 books – 1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2. Water for Elephants 3. The Hunger Games 4. Catching Fire 5. currently reading Mockingjay  

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, 3: Keene, NH 4: Exeter, NH

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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