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A list for the year.

Tinniegirl has posted her list of things she’d like to do this year and has encouraged others to do the same.

My list isn’t as long as hers, or as impressive, however it will suit me just fine!


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Renae’s wonderfully challenging list for 2011

  • Don’t let the house become a pig-sty before cleaning it.
  • Embrace motherhood. They’ll be hard days, happy days, sad days, wonderful days and scary days. It will all be a wonderful experience.
  • Make the most of my remaining 4 months at work
  • Get back on my bike
  • Sew and crochet fabulous quilts and blankets for the baby
  • Sew my quilt
  • Blog more. Blog photos as soon as I can after taking them.
  • Don’t worry about every little thing.
  • Accept some things are out of my control
  • Make lots of soups
  • Enjoy time with my husband
  • Don’t forget to exercise
  • Keep in touch with family
  • See friends more often
  • Don’t compare myself to others
  • Don’t be intimidated by other people’s creativity
  • Craft with other people more often
  • Don’t accumulate more clutter
  • Put things away at the time and always sort bills straight away
  • Get back into the habit of cooking

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Before and after shots to remind me of how much better the house looks when it’s clean and that it took me all day to get it from ‘before’ to ‘after’.


  1. CurlyPops

    January 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    You’re going to have such an exciting year with a new little bubba coming along!
    Hope you get to achieve everything you dream for on that list.

  2. Kylie

    January 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    They all sound like wonderful ideas :)

    Your house is gorgeous!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen full photos before, just glimpses of a few of the rooms. You should send me some pictures of the rest =D

    1. Ren

      January 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      I’ll see what I can do! Let me clean the rest first though!

  3. Kylie

    January 4, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    P.S Earlier on today I was compiling a list in my head of all the things I want to do when we move to our new house and I think 90% of them are on your list LOL

  4. Annie

    January 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    LOVE the before and after shots, and i think the one where you realise that some things are out of your control is so very important. I will have to try and remember that one too.

  5. {tinniegirl}

    January 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I can so relate to some of the things on your list. I am always comparing myself to others and measuring my creativity against what other people are achieving. It’s something I really want to do less of in 2011.

    I really love the way you’re thinking about motherhood, preparing for the whole gammit of emotions and experiences that you’re going to have.

    Hopefully we’ll get to see a little of you at the NCB when I get my butt into gear and get it happening again.

    1. Ren

      January 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      I hope to make it to NCB too! I really enjoyed it last year.

  6. Tanya

    January 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I loved reading your list and think it’s very impressive. Good luck with it. Am just in the process of doing mine, enjoying thinking about it

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