The Year of 30s

I’ve decided that to celebrate my 30th birthday year, I’m going to attempt to do things in sets of 30. So far I’ve decided to read 30 books, do 30 crafts/Pinterest projects, and try 30 new things. Any other ideas?

Here’s my list so far (of course, subject to change):


  1. A Casual Vacancy
  2. The Night Circus
  3. The Problem of Pain
  4. My Life in France
  5. Language and Literacy Development: What Educators Need to Know
  6. Learning is a Verb
  7. Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
  8. How’s It Going?
  9. 11/22/63
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird
  11. Chains
  12. The Invention of Hugo Cabaret
  13. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
  14. The Lost Girls
  15. A Praying Life
  16. Their Eyes Were Watching God
  17. April 1865
  18. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  19. East of Eden
  20. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
  21. All the President’s Men
  22. A People’s History of the United States
  23. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  24. Walden
  25. Team of Rivals
  26. The Bungalow
  27. Mere Christianity
  28. Carry the One
  29. The Senator’s Wife
  30. The Waiting Place


  1. Simple Top
  2. Sari Quilt Square
  3. Pillowcase
  4. Easy Peasy Shirt
  5. Backgammon Skirt
  6. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch
  7. Toiletry Kit
  8. Heating Pad
  9. Reversible Headband
  10. DIY Terra Cotta Pots
  11. Sorbetto Dress
  12. Lampshades on a String
  13. Self Closing Tote Bag
  14. Kitchen Curtains
  15. Tin Can Lantern
  16. DIY Table
  17. – 30. TBD

New Things:

  1. Restaurant: Barcelona
  2. Recipe: Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
  3. Restaurant: Lidia’s
  4. State: Kansas
  5. Recipe: Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew
  6. Recipe: French Lentil Salad
  7. Recipe: Mango and Black Bean Salad
  8. Ocean City, MD
  9. Restaurant: Dogfish Brew Pub
  10. Restaurant: Fish Tales
  11. Treat: Fries from Thrashers
  12. Japan
  13. Jakarta
  14. Bali
  15. Flying more than 7 hours – alone.
  16. Classes towards Reading Specialist license
  17. Recipe: Chunky Gazpacho
  18. Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
  19. Biking to Work
  20. Truro Vineyards

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