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fourthmonth's Life List

  1. 1. Learn to make hand tossed pizza dough
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Improve my posture
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    2,729 people
  3. 3. visit 10 new places in my city
    2 entries . 21 cheers
    37 people
  4. 4. take an alphabet of photos
    6 entries . 13 cheers
    168 people
  5. 5. sell things on etsy
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    177 people
  6. 6. write a hymn
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    2 people
  7. 7. Design and sew my own shirt
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. learn how to reupholster furniture
    5 cheers
    25 people
  9. 9. learn to play classical guitar
    9 cheers
    95 people
  10. 10. organize my recipes
    4 cheers
    117 people
  11. 11. make my bed every day for a month
    5 cheers
    5 people
  12. 12. have more of a cleaning routine
    4 cheers
    4 people
  13. 13. Go back to Prague
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    36 people
  14. 14. write a book
    5 cheers
    31,313 people
  15. 15. Frame a picture from our wedding
    6 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. make a cookbook of family recipes
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    6 people
  17. 17. visit all 50 states
    6 cheers
    9,053 people
  18. 18. learn photography
    6 cheers
    2,916 people
  19. 19. see the northern lights
    4 cheers
    19,131 people
  20. 20. have a library in my home with books I love
    18 cheers
    4 people
  21. 21. Find a nice copy of "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
    6 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. have 5 or 6 kids
    10 cheers
    3 people
  23. 23. homeschool successfully
    13 cheers
    42 people
  24. 24. move to Pennsylvania
    5 cheers
    14 people
  25. 25. write a letter
    4 cheers
    104 people
  26. 26. Study the book of Romans until I know it, chapter by chapter
    6 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Learn more about classical French cooking
    1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. Develop my 10 cupcake recipes
    1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. Write and illustrate a children's book for Winter Fest
    1 person
  30. 30. Save up enough to buy a Canon EOS 550d Rebel T2i
    2 people

How I did it
How to open an etsy shop
It took me
6 months
It made me

How to devolop my own homemade salsa recipe
It took me
2 days
It made me

How to create family traditions
It took me
30 days
It made me

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Recent entries
sell things on etsy
One step closer...

Well, I am now up and running on Etsy! I just opened last night, so I haven’t sold anything yet, but I am very excited about my new shop! It’s called ‘With a Flourish’ ( I’m hoping to keep adding to my site and hopefully it won’t be too long before I can knock out my goal of starting to sell things on Etsy!

visit 10 new places in my city (read all 2 entries…)
More new places explored!

I’ve made progress on this goal! I live in Knoxville and my last post was the first new place I visited- Market Square. Its been really neat learning about the place I live- I never realized how many interesting things there are to explore! Here are the next new places I have visited…

Place #2- Knoxville Gardens and Arboretum … with cedars of Lebanon and whimsical round stone buildings from the 1700’s. Beautiful!

Place #3- Yee-Haw Industries … They print publications on antique Gutenberg-style printing presses. I got to meet the owner and see how they do their work.

Place #4- Knoxville Museum of Art. Interesting exhibits, and a neat interactive art room for kids that my little girl enjoyed.

Place #5- Museum of East Tennessee History. It was open for free on the day of a history festival! Very neat place- they have Davy Crockett’s actual first gun.

Place #6- Knoxville Visitor’s center – free bluegrass concert each day at noon for the Blueplate Special!

Place #7- World’s Fair Park & Sunsphere. Knoxville hosted the World’s Fair in 1982 and in the park you can go up in the Sunsphere for free and get a good view of the city.

Place #8- Tennessee Theater. Beautifully restored in 20’s art nouveau style. Free concert on the first Monday of the month at noon- bring a brown-paper bag lunch and enjoy the music!

Only two places to go!

Lose 10 pounds (read all 3 entries…)
Two to go!

So, I think that “3 pounds to go” was a fluke, because it was a sudden big drop and I continued exercising and by the next week I was up about 7 lbs. Arg! But I have been slowly yet surely dropping since then and I now only have 2 lbs to go- and this time it should stick!

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