The Busy Giffs: A 30 by 30 Update!

December 22, 2014

A 30 by 30 Update!

I'm happy to say I have crossed off 2 more items from my 30 by 30 list!

16. Adopt a family for Christmas

Every year we do a couple of shoe boxes full of toys for my school's project and buy for a few Salvation Army angels but this year we went above and beyond. We bought gifts for a family we were introduced to by a mutual friend and after hearing her story, dropped off gifts for both of her children and her.  It's tough to be a mom, tough to be a single mom, and tough to feel like you're not enough of a mom.  She doesn't know it was us and that's how I hope it stays. I don't want or need anything back from her.

22. Buy brand new furniture.

Granted, our new furniture is from Ikea but it is all brand new furniture, not hand me downs from anyone else! I just have this vision of what I want my living room to look like and I'm getting so close to having that vision realized!

New curtains and rug, and a couple of throw pillows and I'll have my dream living room!

28. Buy an original piece of art and frame it in our house

I was at a craft fair at my school a few weeks back and feel in love with two pieces of art that she had.  She had hand painted the images and then made prints.  The art pieces were far too large for what I wanted, but the prints were perfect.  I picked up inexpensive frames at the Christmas Tree Shop and I'm obsessed with them!

So, here's how the list looks right now:

1. Be an English Teacher (have my own classroom)
2. Have baby #2.
3. Buy a house.
4. Own a pair of Manolos.
5. See a show ON Broadway.
6. Run a 5k.
7. Weigh 150 lbs again.
8. Get my Masters degree.
9. Do a photography challenge for a month.
10. Pay for someone else in the drive through behind me.
11. Get my palm read/fortune told.
12. Go to a blogging conference.
13. Re-learn how to sew and make a blanket from Em's old clothes.
14. Own a car that's less than 5 years old.
15. Go for a weekend trip to Martha's Vineyard.
16. Adopt a family for Christmas.
17. Buy a bicycle. A regular old fashioned bicycle.
18. Go to Vegas for my 30th! (even if it's only for 1 night!)
19. Start (and keep) a vegetable garden.
20. Spend a day getting pampered.
21. Learn to crochet or knit.
22. Buy brand new furniture.
23. Have dinner out with my husband at Top of the Hub or go to Blue Man Group (he's never been!)
24. Wear a bikini to the beach... no cover up.
25. Bring Emmalee to see the Rockafeller Christmas Tree.
26. Do a boudoir photo shoot.
27. Go to a group fitness class.
28. Buy an original piece of art and frame it in our house.
29. Go on our first family vacation (must be out of state, can't be CT)
30. Make a list of 100 things that make me happy.

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