A Wife Loved Like The Church

A Top Ten To-Do List

Posted on: August 2, 2011

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I’m a planner. If I thought that it was at all reasonable, I’d have the next 5 years of my life planned out. I’ve tried that before. Trust me, it doesn’t work. But, I can plan out certain projects that I want to get done before the end of summer.

1. Paint Baby Boy’s Changing Table – We have the same changing table we used with the girls. It’s a little brown, three tier table. It’s nice, but because of Baby Boy’s new-to-us white crib, the table doesn’t match his room. So I’m setting out to paint the table white. Maybe, just maybe, I might add some blues and greens to it. Maybe.

2. Get a Purse Hook – My purse ends up either on the floor or kitchen counter. Neither place is very good, because it’s either in danger of little hands or taking up space. I’d love to find one like this at a repurpose store ::

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3. Add Art/Color to the House – Thanks to pinterest, I’ve got a lot of wonderful ideas. However, I don’t have tons of time or money to see them all through. But, this is one idea that I really love

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4. Finish Julia’s Dress – I’m in the process of making a dress for Julia {as part of my 30 before 30}. I’ve stepped away from it for the last several weeks, but I think it’s time to come back to it.

5. Paint Baby Boy’s Room – Currently, one of the walls in Baby Boy’s room is hunter green. And the window valence is a green/red/khaki combo. Not my favorite, as it looks super office-y. We are planning to tone down the green and get new curtains.

6. Plan Julia’s 4th Birthday Party – In my I’m-a-planner nature, I realize that I’m most likely not going to be up for planning Julia’s 4th birthday weeks after Baby Boy makes his arrival. Slowly I’ve been setting aside ideas for her party {going with a princess and knight theme}, so that when the time comes everything is ready to go.

7. Take a mini-vacation – Our family is in need of a little vacation. Nothing major, just a few days away. We are currently looking at visit South Padre at the end of August. Fingers crossed all goes well and we can enjoy beach time together.

8. Plan Julia and Hannah’s Spring School Schedule – We started preschool yesterday. Nothing major, just learning numbers, basic math, ABC’s and introduction to writing/reading. {I do need to brag for a second. Julia totally wrote her own name yesterday!} We started school so early, because I plan to take off November and December. But, before Baby Boy arrives, I want to have the spring planned out, as to not have any excuses for not finishing the school year off strong.

9. Start Christmas/St. Nick Shopping – After last year, we decided to go forward with not exchanging gifts on Christmas. We are celebrating St. Nicholas Day and using that as our gift giving holiday. I am planning to make gifts for our neighbors and have some pretty great ideas going. This one I thought was really cute ::

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10. Read More – That seems a bit vague, but I’m really wanting to read a few more good books as the summer ends and fall begins. I’ve gone through two in the last month, so I’m hoping to going through two or three more. Just a little mama time when the girls sleep.

Do you have an end of summer to do list? If so, what’s on it?

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11 Responses to "A Top Ten To-Do List"

Love the purse hook idea! Way cute. I think I need one of those too. πŸ™‚


I’m a planner too, but with a recent move and pregnancy, I’m so overwhelmed. There are so many things to do that I can’t even figure out how to to plan them! Good luck getting all the things on your list done. How did you learn to sew, by the way? Did you take classes?

I didn’t take any classes. However, I was lucky because when I first learned I lived two doors down from a friend that was really good at sewing. She helped me figure out a lot of things and then I just used YouTube for the rest. πŸ˜‰

I have a list and was actually thinking of making it my top ten today but as you can see that didn’t happen haha.

A few on my list (similar to yours):
-hang some art. A HUGE help for me was picking up cheap frames at IKEA and having them on hand. Now I’m looking for cheap posters or photos we can print and hang. LOVE the stuff you’ve pinned!
-read more
-Organize closets, ditch lots of stuff
-do something, anything, crafty
-research adoption
-organize Archer’s old clothing

Whew that’s enough for now it’s making me a little stressed just thinking about it ha!

I love to-do lists too, and I’ve had one swirling in my head. You just motivated me to write that baby down!

What a great to-do list. Whew! I just wrote one out yesterday and felt so accomplished for writing it that I didn’t actually do anything from it. haha! You’re so inspiring!

Wow girl, you have a LOT going on! So many big projects. Wonderful, though. Also, the “house rules” poster reminds me of the photo frame that sits on our side table where we keep our keys. It’s “Our Mission Statement” and it is a great reminder to Christopher and I every day as we leave the house and come home (aka every time we pick up our keys) of who we are and what we’re about. Love it. πŸ™‚

The more and more I hear about pinterest, the more I am starting to like it. πŸ™‚ Great top ten and I’m thinking I should start Christmas shopping too. I’m glad I’m not the only one that tries to do that. hehe


Wow you sure do have a lot of things planned to do!! I hope that you are blessed to get them all done! The birthday party idea sounds so cute!!

Princess AND knights – what a great idea! I was just going to go with girls only. I don’t know if I can get my act together to think about including boys…maybe next yr.
look forward to trying your smoothie and playdough recipe.

We have friends with little boys, so I didn’t want to exclude them. πŸ™‚

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