January 31st: Hang a Coat Rack

It might seem like a trivial thing but any homeowner will tell you, when you buy a new home you expect to do a lot of thing. You expect them to happen right away, like it’s easy to just make a comfortable, organized and full home in a month.

I have lived in my house for 7 months now! Which, is so exciting… but day to day there are things that I look at and say “man, I really need to get this or that done, yet tasks always seem to fall by the wayside”.

One of my big things has been to hang a coat rack. Particularly, living in Colorado during the winter, I have 2-5 coats in rotation that I use on a regular basis. Typically they end up in a pile by my front door. BUT NO MORE!

I hung a coat rack today and like I said, though it may seem trivial, I absolutely love how much more organized and decluttered it makes me feel. Sometimes the smallest tasks are the best.

January 18th: Create an Amazon Wishlist

Since buying my house I always seem to go to Target or Walmart or some other store where I can get home goods, plants and home necessities. Often, however, I forget what I actually need or would like to make my house complete.

So today, I sat in my house (still sick 🤢), and looked around, thinking of what I want or need. Slowly, I made a short list and found things on Amazon that I prefer.

I do not use Amazon often, usually just to buy gifts for others, but I do think this is a great way to get my thoughts together and maybe put a budget together to start getting some of this stuff.

You can check out my list here. If you have suggestions of things to add or things that are like the items I have but better or cheaper, I’m all ears.

My social media positivity today was:

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

Ayn Rand

January 14th: Buy a New Record

It is exciting to mark some of these things off my list that are possible because of things I did last year on my list.

So I bought a record player last year and it has been great to listen to music on it. It feels archaic but that feels great.

So I am obsessed with The Revivalists and have been meaning to buy the most recent record they put out in 2015 but I just always put it off.

That is the great thing about this list! Some of the things are just things that I always mean to do but always put off. So today I did it! Purchased the record on amazon.com!

I am so excited to get it. But the great thing about Amazon is it tells you other things you might be interested in. And yes Amazon, yes I was interested in this record too.

I discovered this band when listening to The Revivalists on Spotify. It was “similar”. And I do love them. So I got that one too, because I needed 5 more dollars to qualify for free shipping and it only cost 10… so I got free shipping and another record for 5 more dollars. Good thinking, right?!?

I hate that I have to wait a few days to get it. But when both records come in the mail it will be quite the exciting day!

June 9th: Go to a Flea Market

Mile High Flea Market is HUGE! I wish I would have gone on a Saturday or Sunday because a lot of the booths seemed closed today… but it was still fun to walk around and browse.


They even have a farmers market but I didn’t really explore that. Leave that for another day.


But it did look like they had a good selection of fruits and veggies. TONS OF MANGOES. It must be mango season.

I bought a couple pieces of cute, and very cheap, jewelry. A hope braclet and a tree pendant.


I will definitely be going back on a weekend day and look forward to seeing a lot more stuff.

If you live in the Denver area , I highly recommend it.

June 6th: Thrift Shop

Well, the mini-vacation is over and I am back to reality. My work week starts up again tomorrow and the rest is the week will be quite a doozie, with lots of work.

When I got back today I thought a relaxing way to spend the day would be to Thrift Shop. It doesn’t take that much effort, doesn’t cost anything (unless you buy things but never expensive), and it is relaxing.

I did in fact buy a couple things. I couldn’t  resist.

A new pot for plants, since I am no obsessed with plants. It was $2.99!


I also got this random book, which will hopefully inspire me to travel to some awesome places. It was $3.99!


A simple check off of the list today, but well deserved I think, after the last few days.

On a side note, I finally finished The Red Tent, the third book checked off my list from earlier this year. I highly recommend it to any and every woman. I started Big Little Lies, which already is a complete 180, but I think I will enjoy it in a very different way.

I also started my 4th (of 8) scarves for my nieces and nephews:


Hopefully, I can finish that one quickly because if I am going to have all of them done by Christmas, that is coming up quick!