17 Things I Want To Do In 2023 – Week 24 of 52

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Earn $1,493.04 {Last Year’s Grocery Expenses} Selling Totally Random Things Online

This is a goal that I have everything I need to achieve the goal {all the supplies {mostly} boxed and ready to go} but just haven’t made the time {it would take half a day at least} to get everything listed. 

Summers in Maine. They’re tricky. You really have to take advantage of your outside time before the weather turns.

Sold so far:

  • 1 Box of “Native Organically Harvested Maine Driftwood” for $89.95
  • 1 Box of 12 Heart Shaped Rocks for 24.95
  • 1 box of 6 Heart Shaped Rocks for $22.95
  • 1 box of 2 Folgers Coffee Cans for $29.95
  • Set of 3 Brim Coffee Cans for $39.95
  • 1 Martinson Coffee Can for $19.95

*Money earned selling random stuff so far $227.70

* At the end of the year I will deduct all the shipping/supply/selling fees from the grand total. 

Go On a Staycation/Craftcation With The Girl

Québec City is still at the top of our list. Some place in Old Town with breakfast in bed. 

Send 52 Cards To 52 Different People. {20 of 52 sent so far}

I have a feeling I’ll be sending a few cards out this week. If only it were Christmas, I could knock this goal off my list. 


Make 12 Totally British Recipes In The AGA. 

This past week I made a batch of English muffins in the AGA using the recipe from our King Arthur British Baking Classics class! 

British recipes I’ve made in the AGA so far:

Turn The Craft Room Into a Proper Studio Space

I’ll have to pick this goal up again in the fall. There is just too much going on outside these days. 

Changes I plan on making to the space:

  • Rip out the old gross carpet and replace it with pine floors
  • Fresh paint
  • A proper light fixture
  • New serger
  • New work table {I bought 3!}
  • A sitting area with a spot to hook

Hook 100 Rugs {55 of 100 done so far}

I finally finished rugs #54 and #55 and it seemed like they took forever but they are done. 

This pledge flag {pattern by Polly Minick} though is probably my favorite rug I’ve hooked so far this year. 

Create 15 New Rug Hooking Patterns 11 of 15 completed so far}

My latest rug hooking pattern is called Mable’s Kittens.  I’ll be starting a new pattern soon.

New patterns I’ve added to my Etsy shop in 2023:

Revisit An Old Friend.

I’m working on it! I’m nearly there. I’m just waiting for 1 more thing to arrive. 

Grow 1,000 Pounds of Vegetables In The Religious Family Sized Garden

I started my winter squash seeds last week and so far only about 10% of them have popped though the soil. I really hope the squirrels and chippys didn’t get to them but I guess I’ll have to wait a few more days to find out. 

Empty The Canning Cupboard / Fill The Canning Cupboard

Currently working on eating our way though the jars of the tomato bruschetta we canned last fall. 

Make $500 Selling Plants, Flowers or Vegetables {I’ve made $60 so far.}

I know I sold some corn starts last week but forgot how many so I’ll have to add it to my total next week. I could have sold some peony flowers too, but they are so pretty I just can’t bring myself to sell them. 

So far I’ve sold:
{4} 6-packs of basil @ $3 each = $12
{9} 6- packs of pea starts @$2 each {then I upped the price to $3} = $24.00
{4} Daffodil bouquets @$3 & $4 each = $14.00
{4} Chives @$2 each = $8.00
{1} Basil @$2 each = $2.00

Buy 12 Handmade Items {From 12 Different Artists} 7 down, 5 to go

So far this year I have bought:

Update Every Single Recipe On The Blog To A Printable Format 

Recipes… What recipes?

26 Official Date Days With My Handsome Husband {11 down, 15 to go}

Too busy plowing fields to go on any dates right now. 😉

It was a good day!

Goals already accomplished 2023:

Go On A Solo Adventure.  Done

A solo adventure to Fair Isle. I don’t think I could have picked a more unique, isolated and cozy spot to spend a few weeks. I’m already dreaming of going back. 

Take An Adult Education Class Done

The Girl and I took a 3 day British Baking Classics course at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont and had a good time. My favorite thing we made was the sticky toffee pudding

Set Aside 200 Items For A Yard Sale DONE!

The yard sale was a great success! The Duck Lady and I were both able to get rid of a lot of items we didn’t want and as an added bonus, I only had 1 box of stuff to drop off at the thrift store. Yee-Haw!

How about YOU? How are you coming along with your goals for this year? 



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