August 6th: Paint All Day

I had a very different idea of what this meant when I put this on the list for the year. I anticipated that it would mean fine art painting. But after buying a house that is simply not the case. 

I spent today painting my kitchen. I am overjoyed with how the house is coming along.

Here are photos of my kitchen on move in day:


Now I have taken down some of the cabinets, painted the walls and painted the cabinets. Take a look:


The next exciting step is building these cool shelves to put up in place of the cabinets:


And, I have already picked out a color for the bathroom.

Owning a house is so fun!

June 15th: Make a Door Wreath

This year is full of so much adventure, creating, eating and relaxation. Some days I need to remind myself to make these things happen.

Today was simple. Make a little door wreath. 

I started with a wood stick wreath and wrapped some green leaves around it.


Then I took some flowers. I picked these ones because I feel like it can kind of encompass all the seasons.


I glued them on using a hot glue gun.


And that was that. Hopefully it stays together.

May 19th: Do a Craft from Pinterest

I have been looking forward to getting crafty this year and was super excited to find this little project: Mason Jar Herb Garden. There are a ton of different ways to do it, and a ton of different examples on Pinterest… I kind of just looked at a lot and did it my own way. 

I’m really happy with how it turned out! Now let’s just hope I get some greens!

I bought mason jars at the grocery store! 12 for just $8.99!


I had some hemp left over from other projects. So took a hot glue gun and got to work.




Then I took a sharpie (blue was all I had) and wrote the names of the herbs I was planting on the jars.


Add some river rocks and potting soil, the seeds, and then another thin layer of soil.



I didn’t really like that the names didn’t pop off the jar once the soil was in so I went out and got an acrylic paint sharpie in white. It blended with the sharpie color (which I didn’t expect but really love!)


And viola! I have some herbs hanging!


Happy gardener!

April 28th: Watch a Documentary

Who knew that there was a whole website out there with HUNDREDS OF FREE DOCUMENTARIES?!

Top Documentary Films
It has films on basically everything. It was actually really hard to choose, even just a category. But I went with the environment because it is such a large concern these days. And then just choose a random one: Planet Ocean.

It had beautiful imagery and some great information. 


All screen shots from the film.

Sometimes it felt a little off topic, but they pulled it all together pretty well in the end. 

April 6th: Read Some Art History

Impressionism is my absolute favorite art movement. Although I know much about it, it was nice to read a little more indepthly about it.

I love the texture of the paintings, the near abstract quality they have, the colors and the basically everything.

I was fortunate to actually see Claude Monet‘s “Water Lilies” in person and it was magical. I just sat in front of it for probably far too long… but it was amazing. Seeing a print cannot even been to compare but if it is all you can get it is still worth taking a glance. 


Then of course there is Degas and his series of dancers… so good.


Ahhh. It just feels great to look at art and read about it! 

March 26th: Apply for a Job That Seems Out of Reach

So far this year I have done some great things! A few of them get me closer to completing other tasks. For example, earlier this year I updated my resume. 

So toady, that makes it a little easier for me to apply for a new job that seems out of reach.
I am not necessarily looking for a new job but I do believe it is always good to keep options open. Plus, it is always good practice to apply for jobs to keep those skills alive.

So I happened to come across a job listing for a Marketing Coordinator for a brewery in Colorado. For the most part, the job description is what I do now, minus bartending 40 hours a week… so it could not hurt to try. And it is pretty much what I dream about doing. How can I not go for this?!?

And just so you all know, I did not win the lottery a few weeks ago when I bought a ticket… šŸ˜‚