17 Things I Want To Do In 2023 – Week 14 of 52

Go On A Solo Adventure.  Done

A solo adventure to Fair Isle. I don’t think I could have picked a more unique, isolated and cozy spot to spend a few weeks. I’m already dreaming of going back. 

Take An Adult Education Class Done

The Girl and I took a 3 day British Baking Classics course at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont and had a good time. 

Revisit An Old Friend.

I’m working on it! I’m nearly there. 

Send 52 Cards To 52 Different People. {12 of 52 mailed so far}

Currently working on card #13 & #14. 

Make 12 Totally British Recipes In The AGA. 

I made sticky toffee pudding and it turned out wonderful. The best part about this treat is that it freezes well so I can have a slice anytime I like. 

Set Aside 200 Items For A Yard Sale {I’ve set aside 12 of 200 items so far}

The Girl is here for a few days and has agreed to help me clean out the basement AND my craft room. Yee-Haw! I should have this goal wrapped up in a few days.

Earn $1,493.04 {Last Year’s Grocery Expenses} Selling Totally Random Things Online

The HH and I went for a walk along the Rockland Breakwater the other day and I was able to pick up a few more things for my stash. I just need a few more items to round out my next batch and then I’ll post my goodies online. 

Sold so far:

  • 1 Box of “Native Organically Harvested Maine Driftwood” for $89.95
  • 1 Box of 12 Heart Shaped Rocks for 24.95
  • 1 box of 6 Heart Shaped Rocks for $22.95
  • 1 box of 2 Folgers Coffee Cans for $29.95
  • Set of 3 Brim Coffee Cans for $39.95

*Money earned selling random stuff so far $207.75

* At the end of the year I will deduct all the shipping/supply/selling fees from the grand total. 

Go On a Staycation/Craftcation With The Girl

Still no idea where yet but Québec City has suddly moved to the top of our list. 

Turn The Craft Room Into a Proper Studio Space

Still dyeing and folding wool bundles, but I hope to have this part finished in the next 10 days. That way I can spend the last bit of April finishing up kits and then I’ll be able to get to work on re-doing the craft room. I’m getting close!

Changes I plan on making to the space:

  • Rip out the old gross carpet and replace it with pine floors
  • Fresh paint
  • A proper light fixture
  • New serger
  • New work table
  • A sitting area with a spot to hook

Hook 100 Rugs {38 of 100 done so far}

I finished another rug {this one is a Lori Brechlin pattern} for my next Etsy shop update the first saturday in May and now I’m onto the next one. I should have at least a dozen pieces in for my next update {or maybe even more}.

Create 15 New Rug Hooking Patterns 10 of 15 completed so far}

New patterns I’ve added to my Etsy shop in 2023:

Grow 1,000 Pounds of Vegetables In The Commune Sized Garden

The seedlings are underway!

So far I’ve planted:

  • Onions, Leeks, Scallions
  • Assorted Herbs
  • English Lavender
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Sugar Snap Peas

Plus probably some other things I’m forgetting. 

Empty The Canning Cupboard / Fill The Canning Cupboard

No movement in the canning cupboard this week. 🙁

Make $500 Selling Plants, Flowers or Vegetables

I don’t have any flowers to sell yet but my mother sent me a lovely bouquet for Easter and my kitchen is clean so that’s pretty exciting. 

Buy 12 Handmade Items {From 12 Different Artists} 2 down, 10 to go

So far this year I have bought from Rachel of Barkland Croft and had my friend Zoë turn all my fabric squares into 2 quilts for me. I love supporting crafty people who love what they do!

Update Every Single Recipe On The Blog To A Printable Format 

My digital scale arrived and I LOVE it!! 

This week I updated 3 recipes:

26 Official Date Days With My Handsome Husband {7 down, 19 to go}

This past week we went to the movies together for the first time in 7 years to see The Quiet Girl and had a wonderful time. 

How about YOU? How are you coming along with your goals for this year? 



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