25 before 26

on the wall

So. As you may very well know, I turn 25, today. I’m still a baby, yes. A baby with babies, if you will.

I have seen this sort of list on a few blogs I frequent. A list comprised of “goals” to complete before the next birthday. I’ve been adding to this list for the better part of two months. I don’t know what this says about me, but IT WAS TOUGH! If I do this every year, I have no idea what the heck I’ll be listing. I’d *like* to imagine this means I feel fulfilled, but maybe it just means I’m unimaginative and not daring enough. Either way, I hope to come back to this post through-out the year to strike some off. I’ll let you know when I do. A few will have to wait until next March to meet their fate.

In no particular order, here is my list of 25 things to do before I turn 26:

1. buy a house (Our new home!)
2. take a photo of myself every week
3. 25 handmade gifts
4. 12 cupcakes from scratch (1 recipe a month)
5. 52 TtV shots (1 every week, or all in one day)
6. learn to drive (*shame*)
7. take a road trip (San Antonio!)
8. make a big-people quilt
9. make a granny square blanket
10. sew something at least once a month
11. lose 25 lbs
12. kiss on a bridge
13. end the engagement
14. paint something
15. frame something
16. make a new friend
17. walk on a beach
18. make a wreath (I made a few!)
19. make a piece of furniture (I’m counting my pseudo-ottoman: http://goodknits.com/blog/2010/08/19/ottoawesome/)
20. have a giveaway every other month (starting today!) I had several giveaways over the year! So happy.
21. throw a party We had many in our new home!
22. establish date night
23. spend a night without Andrew (where’d my baby go?)
24. get the goodknits shop going It’s here! http://www.etsy.com/shop/omgknits
25. blog more consistently (at least twice a week) I believe I’m fairly consistent, now. I don’t leave you guys for weeks anymore. :)

it’s my BIRTHDAY [giveaway]!


Wish me a happy birthday (or an unhappy birthday, if that’s your thang; I don’t want to make you do anything you don’t want to) and you could win a lovely pair of Mary Jane slippers, crocheted by me! Choose between the two above*, -OR- if you absolutely loathe those colors, don’t have a mom/wife/friend who would like them, have tiny feet, and/or want to mess with me, I’ll crochet a custom pair. I’m a nice person and I kinda love you blog readers/random clickers.

flower garden slippers [1]

flower garden slippers [2]

flower garden slippers [5]
(can you tell I really like these? see more photos of flickr.)

Go forth and comment! 1 entry per person, pretty please. You can tweet about it, post it to your wall, talk about it in your blog, etc. The more the merrier! Contest ends when my birthday ends. I’ll post the winner on Monday morning.

a choice

*Slipper details: both are 100% acrylic. The yellow pair is made with some vintage yarn that has been in my stash for what feels like years. They should fit up to a size 9.5 (my size thanks to two awesome pregnancies), but are only about 9.5″ long, which is equivalent to a 7.5 in women’s shoes. What I’m trying to say is: they’re stretchy!