25 Before 25: First 5 Goals

I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but seeing as my 24th birthday is only days away {ok, actually 35 days away, but still...} I think it's time that I start my 25 before 25 list. 

1. My top priority in life right now is to buy a second home. An outlandish dream for a 25 year old? Yes, but that's the way I roll. 

2. Have 6 figures in our savings account. Ridiculous goal for a 25 year old? Yes, but I just really need to fulfill goal #1 and that's the only way I'll be able to. Sonoma County is expensive!!

3. Make at least $500 off of my blog. I started this blog with the intention of documenting my crafts and meeting new people.Then I found out how expensive it was to support this new  hobby of mine! I'm not trying to become the next Tatertots and Jello, but I would like to bring in some extra money to off-set my crafting addiction.

4. Become more domesticated. {i.e. learn how to cook, clean without my husband having to put a list in front of me, do a load of laundry without him asking, etc.} This is probably more of a stretch than #1 and #2 combined, but I think it may be one of the most important! I'm going to make the general assumption that most women are in the opposite boat as me. While I sit and work on crafts, blog, and watch TV with most of my free time, my husband does ALL of the cooking, grocery shopping, laundry and cleaning. Why do I suck so much at being a wife? I blame it on him. He makes it way too easy for me! I think it is time for me to step up though... I know this dream scenario can't live on forever. 

5. Enter into a craft fair. This is a lot harder than it sounds. It requires tons of prep, design, and a ton of work to create enough products in order to fill an entire booth. I think this goal is pretty far out, but I'm putting it on the list anyway because I really want to do it!

That's all I have for now. I'll keep posting my 25 before 25 goals in groups of 5 over the next couple of months!


  1. Great goals Hilary! I have an opportunity to do a craft show coming up this fall.. I'd really like to do it but like you said... It's sooo much work!

  2. #5 is on my list too! And I too blame my lack of domestication on the husband. We're very lucky women :)

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  3. hilary--your bday is coming up soon!!! sooo exciting! i am pretty sure you'd win something at a craft fair! :) so when is your exact bday? im too tired to count the days lol.

  4. Happy to be following you back! Those first two sound like lofty goals, but you are AMAZING if they are realistic! And your blog looks awesome either way! :)
    Julie @ The Path to an Organized Tomorrow

  5. Thanks for following me! Following you back! What a fun blog. I'm totally the measure once, have to cut twice girl too!! :)


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