Twelve by 2012

As the year is coming to a close and baby a la mode’s arrival is quickly approaching, there’s still a TON of stuff I want to get done before 2012.  I’m sure we all have crazy to-do lists and I don’t know about you, but for me, writing them down is the only way I can keep track of them (especially w/ pregnancy brain now).  So when oh, hello friend. blogged about the twelve by 2012 challenge that she is taking on (and is encouraging others to partake in), I knew I had to join in on it!  It just took me awhile to compile my list~!  You can bet I’ll be using my blog to keep me accountable too, so that means you.  For each goal I don’t complete, that just means I owe you all a cupcake, deal?  😉

1. Take maternity session photos


2. Have a big birthday giveaway week on the blog (first week of November!)


3. Make a framed chalkboard for the kitchen


4. Finish sending out Thank You cards for baby gifts


5. Make a pumpkin pie


6. Organize craft space in basement


7. Organize and manage the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts swap w/ Much Love, Illy

8. Attend baby care and breastfeeding classes at hospital


9. Make closet divider’s (0-3 month, 3-6 month, etc.) for baby a la mode’s closet


10. Finish baby a la mode’s nursery


11. Wash all of baby a la mode’s clothes


12. Have a baby 🙂


Thanks so much for helping me keep accountable for my goals, Danni!

P.S.  Have you entered the Sparkle Thots $30 credit GIVEAWAY yet?  Her jewelry is AMAZING, wish I could enter!


Now I’d love to hear what some of your goals before 2012 are!


  1. October 19, 2011 / 10:22 pm

    HURRAY! I am so glad you joined in!! I think there are lots of good photographers located in KC, can’t wait to see how your photos turn out! LOVE that you posted pictures along with the goals too! LOL, #12 is a for sure thing so that’s pretty awesome 😉 That one has to be the best on this list by far! Good luck with all these friend!

  2. October 19, 2011 / 10:28 pm

    such a fantastic list!! i loved all the photos you included too!! can’t wait for CHWH and for baby a la mode!! and you have to make that pumpkin pie – it’s da bomb!!!

  3. October 19, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    When is your due date?!
    All this baby talk is so exciting! (Thank goodness for nieces + nephews, I am no where near having a little baby. I need my degree first!)

    What a great list. Maybe I need to link up as well!

  4. October 19, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    This is awesome. 🙂 such a fun way to accomplish the things on the to-do lists. And I love that clothing separated idea! Genius!

  5. October 20, 2011 / 12:26 am

    Love your 12×12 plans! I still have to narrow mine down. Loved it when I saw it on Danni’s blog.

  6. Chrissy
    October 20, 2011 / 1:35 am

    Such a wonderful idea…love your list! Good luck with getting everything done before 2012!!
    Hugs xxx

  7. October 20, 2011 / 6:13 am

    I love this, and I love your list. I just hopped over and joined myself.

  8. October 20, 2011 / 8:51 am

    What great goals. How exciting. I love that craft room idea. Gorgeous!

  9. October 20, 2011 / 9:19 am

    My main goal is to get my tattoo covered up… hopefully soon!

  10. October 20, 2011 / 9:30 am

    hahaah!! i love that baby instructional comic!! Very infromative! 😉
    I can not wait for the Cold Hands Warm Hearts swap!! I loved it last year!

  11. October 20, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    Hurray! I’m doing it too! Mine is all about my house and yours is all about babies… I think I like yours more. 🙂

  12. October 20, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    hehe this is a great list! Lots of fun things! I don’t think you’ll have a problem accomplishing all of them! Goooooooood luck! 🙂

  13. amy - thank you cards shop
    October 20, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    i love your list (thanks for including my card there too) – you’re inspiring me to make one! i’ve gotta say i’m a huge fan of all the baby related items on yours, that nursery you posted is divine…. i’ll give two big ones that are on my mind: cleaning out and doing a bit of re-deco on my home office, and we are also in the process of trying to become foster parents for a local dog rescue. i can’t wait to have a dog running around our house!

    hope all goes really well with your goals!!

  14. October 20, 2011 / 7:13 pm

    Congrats on the impending arrival of Baby a la Mode! That is so very exciting. The best of luck to you!

    P.S. making a pumpkin pie wasn’t on my top 12 list, but I am determined to make one this Fall, too! 🙂

  15. October 20, 2011 / 8:29 pm

    Well, you may not be able to control when the last one happens, but I can’t wait to see you accomplish all of these wonderful goals.

  16. October 20, 2011 / 8:29 pm

    get to holiday gift knitting 🙂

  17. October 20, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    Have a baby…You’re too funny lady! : )

  18. October 20, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    YES! Cold Hand, Warm Hearts is coming back! Count me IN!

  19. October 20, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    i cannot wait to see your precious little one!!!!!!

  20. October 20, 2011 / 10:50 pm

    awesome list Sandy! i know you can do it ALL 🙂

  21. October 20, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    Yay for listing making (and Danni’s 12 by 2012)! I love it. Your last one is the best : )

  22. steph
    October 21, 2011 / 12:57 am

    you can do it!!!!!!!

    i made a pumpkin pie from scratch (or three pies?) last year and as you know, i don’t cook or bake a lot — it felt like a big accomplishment!

    love the baby picture with the letter blocks. awwww 🙂

  23. steph
    October 21, 2011 / 1:00 am

    Oh wow, I just went through that whole do/don’t chart. Pretty funny/scary 🙂

  24. October 22, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    Dearest sweet sandy, this is such an awesome idea! Oh hello friend…she always come out with brilliant ideas! 🙂 I love reading your 12! Such fun! Thanks so much for sharing and love to you!

  25. October 22, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    Hehe, I love how “have a baby” is on your list. You know you’ll get that one done! And you have so many other awesome ideas too–like the clothing dividers and the chalkboard!

  26. October 24, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    these are so fun to read and good lucky dear. My favorite is probably number 12, and I will you will be achieving that one =)

    and yes have a lil girl after your baby boy. I want a baby boy and then I’m done!

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