Sunday, August 15, 2010

12 New Things

Have you heard of Sarah's blog, Like a Warm Cup of Coffee? If not, please go check it out! She's inviting mommy bloggers to take the next twelve months to learn a new skill/ or grow in a new area. Click here for her explanation as to why.
After reading her explanation, and praying through it, I've decided to take on her challenge! If you have a blog, I would challenge you to "link up" and do the same (or if you have been thinking about and wanting to start one for some time, why not use this as a spring-board and chronicle your journey?).
I've decided to make two Twelve Things list. The first list is my Eco- Endeavors (which I will spend more time blogging about), and the second list, is just my own personal list that I will update you about from time-to-time. SO, below are my lists:

12 Eco-Endeavors
August- Share my knowledge of Cloth Diapering
September- Start using "Mama Cloth"
October- Explore Elimination Communication w/ Little Man
November- Research the benefits of Extended Breastfeeding
December- Eliminate plastic bags from shopping trips
January- Kick-off my "Cloth Diaper Circle"
February- Make & use a compost bin
March- Plant a garden
April- Make recycled art w/ my boys
May- Buy only locally-grown produce
June- Make homemade & dairy-free ice cream
July -Use only non-toxic cleaners

12 Personal Things
August- Dance for 10 minutes per day
September- Start and keep a prayer journal & daily quiet time
October- SHH! It's a surprise for someone that reads this blog.
November- Write The Little Fire-fighter for Big Boy
December- Bake sugar cookies
January- Start training for a marathon
February- Read Pride and Prejudice
March- Learn how to use my Photoshop Elements Program
April- Sew Something
May- Run a mini-marathon
June- Watch five classic movies
July- Create a Reggio-inspired art studio for my boys

SO- are you up for the challenge? I can't wait to start working on my Twelve Things List (s) :)


  1. I love love love that you have two categories of 12 Things - how very creative! :)

  2. By the way, the artwork on your right sidebar is - she is amazing!

  3. aww, thanks! What an AWESOME idea you have- thanks for sharing it with us :)

  4. Awesome! Sounds like a great plan! I can't wait to read as you go along and see how things evolve!

    I'm thinking of starting my own blog when my husband leaves in a few months!! This is a great idea for how to get me started :)

    I'll be around in Sept I am sooo curious how the Mamacloth works for you!!

  5. @Sarah- linked to to make sure she gets the credit :)

    @Melissa- THANKS! You totally should start one! Where's your hubby going?

  6. I'm loving this challenge and all that everyone is sharing! You're idea & two separate categories... WONDERFUL! What is Elimination Communication? I'd love to know how to make diary-free ice cream as my little man is allergic to milk! And dancing for 10 minutes a day... WHOA!!! That's great exercise!
    Hugs & Prayers, HL

  7. THANKS so much! "Elimination Communication" is an early type of potty learning. I've been wanting to read about it for awhile. Not sure I have the patience for it, but thought I would give it a try. I have some ice cream recipes from Mothering Magazine that I'm going to try out :) Thanks for the hugs and prayers!