All posts tagged: list

To Do in 2017

I’m kicking off 2017 sharing a few things I’m going to do this year. The list will most certainly grow and become much longer over the next twelve months, but these are the things I’m starting it with: Remodel my kitchen. We’re planning it right now and are going to start ordering things soon. We’ll probably start the actual work around late-April. See Hamilton in NYC. I’ve already got the tickets, the flights, and a hotel booked, so now I’m just waiting for when it’s time to go. 😀 Edit my NaNoWriMo novel. I wrote it, so now I’ve got to edit it and finish it up. It’s by far the longest piece I’ve ever finished, so I’ll be sure to share the tips that finally helped me get past what had been stopping me before and make it all the way to the end. Looking forward to polishing it up and maybe letting someone read it. Read more non-fiction. I like to take notes when I read non-fiction so it takes more energy than my very lounge-y fiction-reading style. …

To Do: Master Bedroom & Bathroom

The master bathroom remodel is HAPPENING, and since it’s making the bedroom dusty, it’ll be updated too. (We’re camped out in the guest room for now.) I’ve got plumbing and electrical estimates, a tile plan, and a carpenter ready to help out as needed. I’m going to track things a bit more closely now that big changes will be going on (and since we’ve got a deadline), so I’ve made a list to help me keep things moving… Master Bathroom: Obtain permit from city. Demolish everything! (Almost done!) Install all new plumbing/fixtures. (Got estimate!) Update electrical & add outlets/lights. (Got estimate!) Install sheetrock & paint. Build new shower. Tile shower, walls and floor. (Tile selected!) Replace door, including new hinges & knob. Install new window. (Ordered!) Install vanity with sink & cabinet. (Delivered!) Hang mirror. (Delivered!) Install toilet paper holder. (Delivered!) Hang hooks. Add finishing touches! Master Bedroom: Order new bed. (Piper from Room & Board.) Order new mattress. (Tuft & Needle or Casper?) Install two new windows. (Ordered!) Update electrical, including new outlets by bed. Repair walls, as needed, and paint. …

2016 Reading Challenge

To further recap my 2015 and start looking forward to 2016, here’s the reading challenge I mentioned yesterday. I’ve set (and exceeded) a reading goal on Goodreads the past few years, and am doing it again for 2016. (Set your 2016 goal on Goodreads! Mine is here.) It’s a simple total number of books challenge, so it’s really easy to track as long as you remember to mark the books as read and add a date. In addition to this flat number goal, I’m going to make sure that I read at least one book during the year that helps me cross of each of the items listed below. Grab a copy of the list & join me! I’d love recommendations for a books to help me cross them off. (I’ll track my progress of the list on this page and by tagging them with 2016-sb-reading-challenge on Goodreads.) A book published in 2016 A book you’ve always meant to read A banned book A book that’s over 100 years old A book that became a movie A book that became a …

November Countdown

November is a bit of a break for me, since it’s the first month in five months I don’t have to fly on an airplane at least once (except for a quick one-way flight home from Houston at the end of the month). Since July I’ve been to Portland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Rome, Seattle, Utah, and Austin (twice). This month, however, is different, because I’m spending most of it waiting for other people to do things that I’m excited about, like: Delivery of the sectional we ordered back in September. (Another week or two!) My BFF flying in from Austin this Saturday! Delivery of the dining table we ordered last month. (Maybe by Thanksgiving!) My sister visiting over Thanksgiving! It’s going to be a great month. 😀