My Big List of Things I’m Going to Do in 2021 – Week 46 of 52

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Stay Healthy! 

Yesterday the HH and I had a “date day” and took Lucy along with us. One of our stops was to the little beach in Lincolnville so Lucy could get some sand between her paws. She loved it! 

I think we’ll leave her home today though when we go for our walk. 🙂 After 6 hours in the car yesterday, I think she’s just a wee bit tired. 

Weigh What I Weighed When We Got Married  {128 pounds}

Weigh-ins are the first Sunday of each month.

  • My November 7th weigh in was 130.7
  • My October 3rd weigh in was 131.5
  • My September 5th weigh in was 131.4
  • My August 1st weight in was 131.4
  • My July 4th weigh in was 129.0
  • My June 6th weigh in was 129.6
  • My May 2nd weigh in was 131.0
  • My April 18th weigh in was 129.9 {after 18 days of being on the low iodine diet}
  • My April 4th weigh in was 133.4 
  • My March 7th weigh in was 135.6
  • My February 7th weigh in was 137.3
  • My January 3rd weigh in was 140.7

Keep My Husband Busy 

Hey! We did it. We got the dinghy out of the water and onto the trailer all by ourselves. Now the HH gets to clean it. 🙂 

Next we’ll attempt to pull the floating dock out of the water {totally not looking forward to that!}. 

The HH’s Honey Do List {so far} for 2021 

This year’s honey do list:

  • Build a new set of stairs down to the water. The old set… it’s not exactly useable.
  • Build a firepit near the edge of the property. {DONE!}
  • Build a picnic table near the birch trees for summer lunches {Done!}
  • Build 4 or 6 garden boxes for his little lady {we did raised beds this year instead}}
  • Build a boatload of birdhouses for the {soon to be} bird sanctuary 
  • Create a garden path/walkway for the front garden {DONE!}
  • Remodel the bathroom in the hallway {DONE!}
  • Install some sort of driveway border
  • Install a workspace for me in the basement for dying wool
  • Install a fence in the front for Lucy {DONE!}
  • Build a set of 3 bookshelves in the dining room for me {DONE!}
  • Install a trailer hitch on the car {DONE!}

Things We’d Like to Buy

  • A dinghy 
  • Clothesline
  • Archery Set {every camp should have archery!}
  • Kitchen table and chairs 
  • Sideboard 
  • Bench for the entryway 
  • A full size washer and dryer set {the house came with a small stackable w/d set} 
  • Deck chairs and a patio table set {Going the picnic table route instead}
  • A set of 4 Adirondack chairs for the fire pit area  {I LOVE these chairs!}
  • BBQ {He bought a Blackstone Griddle instead!}
  • 2 More Kayaks

Unplug As Much As Possible {but still keep the blog, FB and Instagram}

The beautiful sunrises are back. Last week we had a gorgeous purple and pink one but I was too busy watching it come up that I forgot to snap a photo. Its so calm and clear out there, I love it. 

  • Goodbye Facebook {Done!}
  • Goodbye Amazon Prime {Done!} $119 a year
  • Goodbye Hulu {Done!} $54.99 a month *
  • Goodbye Netflix {Done!} $7.99 a month
  • Goodbye PicMonkey {Done!} $50 a year
  • Goodbye keeping my cell phone in my back pocket and checking it constantly {so far so good}
  • Limit time online to 3 hours a day {for writing, working, and Etsy} 

* Hulu is actually now $64.99 a month for the live tv version {live sports, live news}. You can get it for $5.99 a month but all that does is play tv shows and old movies {with ads}.

Try 24 New Recipes {and remember to link them here} DONE!

I have shared 33 new recipes this year, including this one for pickled red onions

New recipes I’ve made this year:

Read {or Listen to} 12 New Books about Maine {or written by Maine Authors}

I still have one more book by a Maine author to read before I can check this goal off my list so I think I’ll pick one of the Elisabeth Ogilvie books I can home with this summer and get going on it. 

Books about Maine {or written by Maine authors} I’ve read this year:

  1. Christina Olson Her World Beyond the Canvas
  2. Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life
  3. Finding Freedom
  4. Maine’s Favorite Birds
  5. At First Light: Two Centuries of Maine Artists, Their Homes and Studios
  6. Bernard Langlais at the Colby College Museum of Art
  7. The 3,000 Mile Garden
  8. Becoming Teddy Roosevelt 
  9. Here On The Island
  10. The Lobster Coast 
  11. A Small Farm in Maine

Audiobooks I’ve listened to {or attempted to listen to} this year: 

Get 24 Stories Off My Phone and onto the Blog  ** SEE NEW GOAL BELOW **

Try Everything That Head Tide Oven Offers This Summer

Head Tide Oven is closed for the season but my adventures there were fun while they lasted. 

Items I’ve Tried From Head Tide Oven in Damariscotta, Maine this summer:


  • Dark Rye Sourdough Bread
  • Light Rye Sourdough Bread
  • Sourdough Kalamata Olive Bread
  • Sourdough Green Olive Bread
  • Sourdough Bread 
  • Flat Sourdough Bread
  • Baguette 
  • Walnut Raisin Sourdough Bread
  • Vollkornbrot Sourdough Bread


  • Raspberry Jam Bar
  • Ginger Cookie x2
  • Swedish Cookie
  • Almond Bar 
  • Anise Sesame Biscotti
  • Pan Forte x2

Pies and Cakes

  • Chocolate Cake with a chocolate ganache 
  • Peach Pie
  • Lemon Thyme Pie x2
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Cherry Pie
  • Cherry Rhubarb Pie
  • Blueberry Hand Pie
  • Lemon Hand Pie

Get the Photos on My Phone Down to Less Than 1,000 {started the year with 2863 photos}

I got the photos on my phone down to 1172 this week but couldn’t resist taking a screenshot of these legwarmers for cats and sending it to The Girl. 

I don’t get it. Who buys leg warmers for cats? Don’t most cats hang out indoors? And if so, why do they need leg warmers? What am I missing here people? 

Clean Out My Closet

I didn’t get rid of anything in my closet this past week but I did order a new pair of Duck Feet {my favorite shoe brand} because they started their Black Friday sale early {save 20% with code HOLIDUCK20 at checkout}. 

The only thing left on my black friday deal list is waiting to see if DW Home candles has a sale. {Their vanilla bean candles are my all time favorite}. 

My House Projects For This Year

  • Figure out new window treatments for the back of the house
  • Come up with a game plan for the kitchen remodel {for 2022} {working on it!}
  • Paint the family room walls and trim {DONE!}
  • Paint the entryway trim and doors {DONE!}
  • Paint the dining room walls and trim {DONE!}
  • Paint the master bedroom walls and trim {DONE!}
  • Paint the barn and add a new fixture 
  • Paint the hallway bathroom {DONE!}

My List of Garden Projects For This Year I want to Accomplish

It’s official, all my outdoor gardening projects are done for the year!! We ordered 4,000 bulbs and got all but 300 of them planted last week. We were so tired of planting bulbs, that I sent the last 300 to my friend Heather in MA. Sharing in caring, right? 🙂 

Now the HH just needs to make me a few birdhouses for Christmas. 🙂   

Still left on the list:

  • Install a simple flower bed border in front of the house {Done}
  • Start a lasagna garden
  • Install a boatload of birdhouses/feeders in the side yard {re-thinking this one}
  • Transplant evergreen saplings to the side of property for a privacy border {Done}
  • Clean up and prune the area that faces the road {Done}
  • Install a vegetable garden {Done}
  • Install a sunflower patch {decided for a row along the side of the barn instead}
  • Plant 2,500 flower bulbs in the fall {Done}

Reach 10,000 Sales on Etsy {as of this morning I’ve made 8897 sales on Etsy}.

Only 1103 to go! 🙁 

I recently discovered that “sales” on Etsy isn’t the same thing as “items” sold on Etsy. Apparently if someone orders 6 ornaments that are the same {let’s say 6 cardinals} it only counts as 1 sale. But if someone were to order 6 different items, it would count as 6 sales. 

So that’s a bummer, and it also means I probably won’t hit my 10,000 goal this year. Oh well. I’ve made almost 4,000 “sales” this year on Etsy and you know what? I think that’s pretty good. 

Create 12 New Rug Hooking Patterns or Kits {15 so far this year!} DONE!

Last week I listed 2 more patterns in my Etsy shop, When Snowflakes Fall and Winter Woodland Friends. Both are adaptations of Doreen Frost patterns. 

This week I’ll start on a large Santa rug. 

New Rug Hooking Kits or Patterns I’ve Created This Year:

Create 12 New Ornaments for 2021 Done!

The ornament section of my Etsy shop is fully stocked and ready for the holiday rush. 

2021 Ornaments I’ve Made So Far

2021 Garlands I’ve Made So Far

Discover 12 Made in Maine Products and Share Them on the Blog

Maine Grains Locally grown stone-milled grains right here in the great state of Maine. How cool is that? I’m looking forward to trying these as soon as I use up what’s in my pantry. 

Made in Maine Products I’ve Discovered in 2021:

Visit 6 Lighthouses in Maine

4 down, 2 to go! DONE!

Hey! We visited 2 lighthouses yesterday! 🙂 I’ll tell you all about it soon. 

Lighthouses We’ve Visited So Far This Year:

Lighthouses I’ve Been to in Maine Before 2021:

Other places in Maine We’ve Been to This Year Are:

So that’s it. That’s my progress report for this past week. How about YOU? Did you make any goals for 2021? Have you checked any of them off your list yet? 

Have a great one, 



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