17 Things I Want To Do In 2023 – Week 23 of 52

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

If only I could sell T-Rex, I’d have this goal in the bag. But seriously, this is a goal that I have everything I need to achieve the goal {all the supplies {mostly} boxed and ready to go} but just haven’t made the time {it would take half a day at least} to get everything listed. 

Summers in Maine. They’re tricky. You really have to take advantage of your outside time before the weather turns.

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
  • 1 Martinson Coffee Can for $19.95

*Money earned selling random stuff so far $227.70

* 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

Québec City is still at the top of our list. Some place in Old Town with breakfast in bed. We both now think we should go during the holiday season when everything is decked out for Christmas. I wonder if it snows a lot up there in December? 


Send 52 Cards To 52 Different People. {19 of 52 sent so far}

Last week our neighbor gifted us some beautiful white daffodils he was digging up out of his yard and so I left a jar of blueberry jam and a card on his front porch as a thank you.

Make 12 Totally British Recipes In The AGA. 

No new British recipes this past week. Too busy playing in the garden! I did make a weeks worth of meals on Monday though, so that was nice. 

I’m thinking I may have to pick up this goal again in the fall.

British recipes I’ve made in the AGA so far:

Turn The Craft Room Into a Proper Studio Spac

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 {I bought 3!}
  • A sitting area with a spot to hook

Hook 100 Rugs {53 of 100 done so far}

Currently working on rugs #54 and #55.

I am currently working on 2 different rugs. One larger one and a smaller one I am able to take in the car with me. I had hoped both rugs would be finished by now… But gardening season is here and that takes priority over everything else.

Create 15 New Rug Hooking Patterns 11 of 15 completed so far}

My latest rug hooking pattern is called Mable’s Kittens.

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

Revisit An Old Friend.

I’m working on it! I’m nearly there. I’m just waiting for 1 more thing to arrive. 

Grow 1,000 Pounds of Vegetables In The Religious Family Sized Garden

We’ve still got about another 10 days until the garden is totally planted with vegetables and holy cow man, when that’s done I think I might have to have myself a pajama day!

Still left to plant:

Corn, sunflowers, summer squash, winter squash and more beans and beets. 

Then I’ll work on getting the flowers I started in trays planted.

On one hand it seems like the planting will never end. On the other hand I know it will and I’m excited for that sweet spot of a few weeks of no real work before all the harvesting and canning begins in earnest.

When it comes to gardening in Maine… It’s all or nothing around here. 

Empty The Canning Cupboard / Fill The Canning Cupboard

It actually feels like the canning cupboard is starting to thin out. We are down to our last jar of green tomato piccalilli, the jams are dwindling and the salsa is too. 

Note To Self: Eat the rest of the split pea soup this week.

Make $500 Selling Plants, Flowers or Vegetables {I’ve made $60 so far.}

I sold {4} 6-packs of basil last week and dropped off some corn starts as well.  I’m planning on dropping off some more starts {cucumber, squash and rosemary} once they’re ready.

So far I’ve sold:
{4} 6-packs of basil @ $3 each = $12
{9} 6- packs of pea starts @$2 each {then I upped the price to $3} = $24.00
{4} Daffodil bouquets @$3 & $4 each = $14.00
{4} Chives @$2 each = $8.00
{1} Basil @$2 each = $2.00

Buy 12 Handmade Items {From 12 Different Artists} 7 down, 5 to go

So far this year I have bought:

Update Every Single Recipe On The Blog To A Printable Format 

Recipes… What recipes? 

26 Official Date Days With My Handsome Husband {11 down, 15 to go}

Too busy plowing fields to go on any dates right now. 😉

It was a good day!

Goals already accomplished 2023:

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. My favorite thing we made was the sticky toffee pudding

Set Aside 200 Items For A Yard Sale DONE!

The yard sale was a great success! The Duck Lady and I were both able to get rid of a lot of items we didn’t want and as an added bonus, I only had 1 box of stuff to drop off at the thrift store. Yee-Haw!

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



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