Tuesday, February 12, 2013

25 before 25 and a NEW NAME

You may (or may not) have noticed that my blog has a new name: very blissful. I changed it on a whim because I am so indecisive  and I wasn't feeling scraps & scones. When I think about what I want this blog to develop into--I want to be able to transition into a number of different things. Sewing, crafting, knitting, DIY, family, photos, etc...so here we are. Feel free to let me know your thoughts! I have a lot in store for this little gem on the web.

Also, I turn 24 in two days. How crazy is that? Crazy to me. I know it is not like I am turning 30 or 40 (great milestones I will point out) or even 50 like my madre in May, but still. I can't believe I am turning 24 and NEXT YEAR I'll be 25!

To start a new type of tradition and inspired by Elsie at A Beautiful Mess, I've created a 25 before 25 list to try and tackle in the next year. It is my hope that this will give me something new to blog about every once in awhile...plus it would be so cool to say I did most of these things before my 25th birthday in 2014! So without any further babbling...

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1. Travel to the Pacific Coast
2. See Ben Folds live
3. Find my style
4. Make a dress I love
5. Adopt a dog/puppy
6. Celebrate Hubby's 25th in a big way
7. Reorganize everything
8. Write more
9. Create my own tutorial(s)
10. Visit Laura in NYC
11. Go to Mood in NYC
12. Start and keep an inspiration journal
13. Explore Pittsburgh
14. Blog every day
15. Volunteer
16. Learn my camera/Take more pictures
17. Design a line of cards
18. Start a monthly boardgame night
19. Go on more dates
20. Create monthly meal plans/budgets
21. Read at least 10 new books
22. Send birthday cards this year
23. Make (sew) something completely different/out of my comfort zone!
24. Run a 5k
25. Lose 25 lbs. 

So that's it! I can not believe I made a list this long to attempt over the next year...wow! Some of them will be super easy, but I think there are a few that might not happen. And I am totally okay with that!

I will be updating on this list as I go along! Is there anything I should add/switch/take off?


  1. Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog. :) I'm subscribing right away because I can see immediately from your list & posts we're going to be good bloggy friends. And early happy birthday!

    I apologize for the longest comment on earth:

    1) I live here on the Pacific, so that's totally necessary!
    2) I seriously just blogged about this:

    Also, I'm on board with 3-10 (I don't know Laura, but I assume she's awesome, as is NYC), 11, 12 (Pinterest is good too!), 13, 15, 16 (me too!), 17-24!

    14) It will be tough. I'm attempting to do so, and when it's not your full-time job, it definitely starts to feel like it sometimes!
    25) Just be healthy! Pounds on the scale don't matter as long as you treat your body right. :)

  2. Not to sound CRAZY, but I'm pretty sure we might be the same person living on opposite coasts. I am glad you see it too haha--and I am so glad I found your blog!!

  3. What?! I just noticed the new name! Sounds like you have good plans, wee one. (I can say that cuz I'm gonna hit 30 in April.) I remember when Ben Folds was Ben Folds 5. Sigh. You are so grown up and intelligent with the spirit of a child. That's a great thing to have. Just a thought, you could use your blog as your inspiration journal.. You could give it a title and do a weekly post. Would be fun for your stalkers. Lol.
    Why am I not getting emails when you post? I'm checking my subscription....

    1. Thanks Amy!! And that's a great idea for the weekly post/inspiration journal. Love it! You might not be getting emails because I switched the name over--sorry! And check your spam folder maybe? For some reason I had the exact same problem with your blog subscription but I found them! I don't know why my email recognized them as spam.

      Thanks for the encouragement! :)