28 1/4 before 28 1/4 … ;)


{Me and a paper lady crown}

Ok… inspired by The Feminist Housewife‘s 21 before 21… This is my 28 1/4 before 28 1/4 list. I turn 28 on February 1st… So, I thought I’d give myself a full year. 😉

1. Plant a little herb garden. DONE!
2. Try and teach my baby: “baby sign language”.
3. Clean up and refinish my antique cabinet.
4. Set up Ruari’s play area.
5. Baby proof my home….
6. Finish decorating Ruari’s room/my studio.
7. Get Ruari to sleep in her crib.
8. Write at least 25 blog posts a month.
9. Create a budget that we actually follow!
10. Get another professional photo session for Ruari. DONE!
11. Buy and place screen doors.
12. Build our deck.
13. After building deck–> get planter pond together.
14. Take photos of Ruari at least 3 times a week.
15. Write my birth story.  DONE!
16. Bake a desert.
17. Make our backyard cozy.
18. Prepare for Crafty Wonderland this winter.
19. Finish Ruari’s sock monkey.
20. Make my own Christmas cards.
21. Go on one many dates with hubby.
22. Find another way to recycle/reduce/reuse in my life.
23. Clean and organize my laundry room.
24. Get back into Yoga and Pilates… and stick with it!
25. Sew something… anything!
26. Learn how to use our video camera… instead of using my digital camera for videos… 🙂
27. Teach Angus how to walk NEXT to the stroller. Not in front of it! Silly Chihuahua.
28. Try out my Babycook.  DONE!
28 1/4. Be the best paper mama I can.

Do you have a list? If you do I’d love to see it. Let’s keep each other encouraged! Please link below to your list’s post (If you’d like your readers to join in as well, link to this post so they can link up with us too!). Update your list as you get stuff done. And, check out Ruari laughing at Angus below.


{Ruari thinks Angus is funny}

I showed Ruari that video while she was sitting in my lap a she started bouncing and flapping her arms. I should record her watching the video of her watching her video of her watching her video…

And, please check out by The Feminist Housewife‘s blog. I was really inspired by her and she’s got such a lovely blog. 🙂

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15 comments

  • Muriel on said:

    You inspired me to do my list…just linked up. I love your blog and your daughter is so adorable!

  • Lacey on said:

    Great list! Very inspirational. I'm keeping this idea in my bloggy file.

  • Serline on said:

    Good list to start with, hope you don't mind if I pinch an idea or two from you…

  • Oh Mandie! on said:

    very very awesome (and totally attainable) list Chelsey! Don't worry, I have a video camera too and don't know how to use the darn thing either. The digital camera videos are so much easier 🙂

  • melissa d. on said:

    this is so fun! thanks for passing on the good idea!i love your list :)-i should strive to keep my posts at under 25 a month, lol!-teaching baby signing is really a lot less hard then it seems. i just stuck with the basics and you just do them over and over and over. only she still uses them instead of words sometimes. er.-i should have added to do a budget. oops.-we'll have to share baby food recipes!-post photos of that little cuties room when you get done!$100 in cloth diapers later, i don't think tim will let me not give it a good college try!

  • Christine:) on said:

    This is a great idea!! I just came across your blog for the first time and it's awesome:) My birthday was this past Sunday, and I had hoped to make a similar list…working on it today and I hope to link up with you tonight:) Have a wonderful day!

  • krissilugbill on said:

    I just found your blog and I love it! So fabulous!! can't wait to read them and catch up with all the fun! I am 28 now so i will have to make a 29 things by 29 list! when i finish i will post it :)What a fun idea 🙂 I like some of the ideas that you came up with, they got me thinking. I have a little 7 month old baby girl and I am so in love! your little one is adorable, how old is she?

  • Yellow House on said:

    I turn 28 in August. I will link up tomorrow! I think I should write a 29 by 29 list though… August will be here way too soon!

  • Caroline @ The Femin on said:

    That's awesome! = ) Loved your list!

  • AlyGatr on said:

    Oh yes…and Pilates and yoga ROCK! I just did a Pilates workout yesterday. Today…my abs are not thanking me 🙂

  • AlyGatr on said:

    I shudder to say, 39 before 39 would be a LONG list. Maybe I'll make a 40 before 40 so at least I'll have a year and a half to get it all done!Baby signing is awesome. I did it with both of my kids and it was a LIFESAVER. We were all a lot less frustrated being able to understand each other, at least on a pretty fundamental level. It takes a while and you have to be religious about it. The earliest I saw signs back was at about 9 months.I'd like to have just ONE date with my hubby. We've had all of one in the past year.

  • beka on said:

    Ohhh, lovely. Hm. A 20 before 20 list?Maybe coming soon;) I'll be sure to bookmark this post and link back!Loved your list!

  • The Paper Mama on said:

    Thanks! Love your list too! Good luck, and keep me updated!

  • Faith on said:

    I love your list! I finally finished my 30 by 30 list and linked it up with yours.

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