20 Before 21 Update // July

20 before 21 is my birthday bucket list for this year. The goal is to complete all 20 items on the list before I turn 21 on September 18th. Check out

my last 20 Before 21 update

from June to see what I've accomplished since then.

In process.

Keep a look out for some new series that are photo heavy.

In process but mostly done.

I'm putting together a blog business plan and I'm doing my best to stick to my editorial calendar. I'm also taking my time with blog posts, no more rushed posts that are subpar.



built an herb garden

and within a month every single one of my herbs died. I have come to terms with the fact that I do not have a green thumb and I should simply stick to fresh cut flowers and succulents.


I was able to get a free

8x8" photo book

from Shutterfly with a coupon that came with William's boppy pillow.


I am not 100% sure whether or not I'd still like to learn how to knit [again].


I did such a great job with being social, even when I was exhausted from pregnancy. I'm proud of me.


Saving up my spare change and hopefully I can get a new lens as a birthday present to myself.


I have to fix up a few things with the blog design and then I'll do more research into getting business cards.


Approximately ten pounds to lose and I'll be cleared to exercise sometime in August.


I've been pregnant and now I'm not allowed to exercise until I get the all clear.


I have a date chosen to blog the DIY for this so that means I have to make the jar before that so I guess technically this one is in progress, kind of.


Although I haven't been breaking out the sewing machine on a regular basis I did use it to

craft William's mobile



I have a handy chart for planning out dinners for each week and I do follow it. Most of the time.


I have learned enough to get me through blogging life.


Murder in Mesopotamia

 by Agatha Christie, 

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

 by Robin Sloan


No Mark Upon Her

 by Deborah Cromble


- I watched too much television in March...



 by Blake Crouch


3 a.m.

 by Nick Pirog, 

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

 by Ina May Gaskin



Death Checks Inn

 by Sara Robbins, 

Unnatural Death

 by Dorothy L. Sayers,

Innvitation to Murder

 by Sara Robbins,

Now You May Weep

by Deborah Cromble


This is my birthday present to myself. I plan on getting William's birthday in roman numerals on the back of my neck, I just have to research tattoo artists.


I guess we need to order more Chinese takeout.


I did this for about a week and realized that it's just not going to be one of my talents and that's okay! It was fun to try but it's just not my thing.



I won a gift certificate

to my hair salon and I'm going to use it for a hair cut, color, and a massage. I just have to wait until William is okay without me for a few hours but I am so excited.


There's some fun tropical fruits that I am aiming to try, we'll see what Market has in stock next time that I'm there.

It looks like most of the incomplete tasks are at least in process or in the process of being in process. I have 7 out of 20 complete leaving me lots to do by September 18th but now that William is outside of me it'll (hopefully) be a bit easier to get things done. I have to say, I am most excited to get a second tattoo, have a spa day, and to lose the baby weight! Which tasks would you like to see posts about?