Top Five before 30 hits!

My husband is a year older than me.  All of my friends are older than me.  Steve will turn 30 in January and all of our friends are starting to turn 30 this summer.  We’ve got a lot of parties come soon!  It got me thinking about my 20’s and what else I can do with my year and half left.  That then lead to a Top 5 list, Top 5 “things” I want to do yet in my 20’s.  I have thought long and hard about this.  Also I have thought long and hard about other Top 5 lists.  I will be sharing those too!

Top 5 to do before 30:

5. Visit the Pacific North West.  Oregon, Washington, Canada, oh my!

4. Take a road trip.  Longer than 4 hours with my husband and daughter, start making my bucket list.

3. Take a cooking class.  I will admit I am an ok to pretty good cook but I would like to learn something about cooking that I never knew.  Sushi?

2. Publish something.  Preferably a photograph of mine in any kind of publication.

1. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon.  Always wanted too, what’s stopping me?


Leave me some of your Top 5 items you would do or wish you would have done before 30.


midwest beauty

Over the weekend I visited my parents in my homeland, Iowa.  It was Miss O’s first visit to Iowa and her first long road trip.  We were only there for 48 hours but in that time we accomplished a lot, as always!  My ma and I found this deal of a chair for my prop collection.  It’s a very strange chair, it’s shorter than your average chair and the seat of it is very large.  You can tell it’s been loved and painted a couple different times, I love the story that old treasures have.  What you call trash, junk or old I call loved, treasures and memories.


I also scored a new quilt or I should say Miss O scored a sweet quilt for her future big girl bed.  I love the neutral colors with the POP of blue and purple.  Plus the pattern is very pleasing!

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My midwest beauty is growing like a weed.  Today she is modeling her first 6 month outfit.  It stats that she loves Daddy of the shirt, which is very true ❤  The pants are adorbs too, grey strips with a pink heart on her booty!  Little girl clothes are so fun!

She’s more alert now at 4 months old, holding her head up, talking back and belly laughing.  She has her daddy’s amazing sense of humor already and I can tell she’ll have an old soul.  Not a lot gets to her, she very lax with a warm heart.  It’s amazing when you can start to see the personality coming out of this tiny little human body.


My sweet little O has changed my life and I love that I can capture her milestones along the way.  Along with my own milestones: one year tobacco free today!