Wednesday, August 18, 2010
12 New Things in 12 Months
For the next 12 Months, I'll be joining Sarah Mae at Like A Warm Cup of Coffee for 12New Things. It's all about mastering a new skill each month, and sharing our journey with others.
What a fun idea! I am so excited to join the fun!!
You can read the inspiration behind Sarah Mae's idea here, then go link up with your own unique list of 12 New Things at Like A Warm Cup of Coffee. The last Thursday of each month, link up again, sharing your results with the rest of us!)
Here is my list of 12 New Things:
August: Learn the art of making SOURDOUGH BREAD. I've made sourdough bread before, o.k... several times; although it never turns out how I'd like it. It is usually edible, but not something I would want any dinner guests to eat.
September: Make my own LAUNDRY DETERGENT and stretch my FABRIC SOFTENER. Several months ago I blogged about making my own dishwasher detergent and I am happy to say that I'm still using it and am very happy about it! My homemade detergent works just as well as the store brand if not better.
October: Begin MOTHER/DAUGHTER time doing a weekly lesson from Polished Cornerstones.
November: Learn more about PHOTOGRAPHY. I LOVE taking pictures, especially of my children. I bought a Cannon Rebel camera about a year ago and still haven't learned how to use it properly. This month I hope to see down and actually read the manual and maybe invest in a camera flash. Down the road I would love to be able to take quality, affordable pictures for families.
December: Learn to use our new SEWING MACHINE. I have no idea how to even thread a sewing machine so this will be interesting.
January: Start using ALL NATURAL CLEANERS around the house.
February: Make HERITAGE RECIPE BOOK for my daughter's hope chest.
March: Start teaching daughter PIANO LESSONS.
April: Learn how to make my own PIZZA CRUST
Anyone have any good recipes to share that is easy?
May: Take my two older kids OUT OF SCHOOL just for FUN! Go get icecream, go to the zoo... I want to do this as a surprise. Wake them up in the morning letting them think it's just another school day and then take them somewhere fun.
June: Go on a WEEKEND VACATION away from the kids!! My husband and I will be married 10 years this January and we have NEVER been away from the kids for a get away. This month my youngest daughter will be almost 2 1/2 so I think the Grandparents can handle the kids overnight. :)
July: Learn how to CROCHET my own WASHCLOTHS!