Update on my #20for2020 Goals List!

Just over halfway through the year and it has been interesting to say the least. Some good, some bad and definitely some ugly, I had no idea what I was in for when I made my 20 for 2020 list way back in January. At the time I was heavily pregnant and looking froward to getting my baby in my arms and setting off on some adventures. And, while the ‘setting off’ portion of my plan hasn’t come to fruition, this year has been quite an adventure.

As inspired by Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft, here is my 20 goals for 2020 list, and as of right now, this is my progress:

  1. Build a capsule wardrobeNot yet, but this is my next project to tackle. I wanted to wait for my body to ‘normalize’ after pregnancy. I am so ready for this, out with the postpartum leggings, in with the…… well, probably just regular leggings!

2. Find the perfect cinnamon bun recipesuccess in that I have tried four recipes and can now say I am a successful baker of cinnamon buns. Still on the hunt for the greatest recipe of all time.

3. Read 24 booksI have read 10 books, slightly behind but I plan to catch up when the weather turns cold!

4. Keep phone out of the bedroomCheck and check! Additionally I have instituted an earlier bedtime for myself (9pm) which has helped tremendously with the energy needed to entertain all three kids during the pandemic

5. Go on a girls weekendOur original plan for Toad River glamping and a visit to Liard Hot Springs has been stymied by CoVID closures, but we have a backup plan, and it involves a boat!

6. Go camping – Another success! One night in the books, we learned a lot about what NOT to do when camping with a baby and two small kids. We are currently planning a second camping attempt soon!

7. Plant Flowers and Vegetables – Woohoo! I am on a roll. One benefit of staying at home a lot, my garden got a ton of attention and has never looked (or tasted) better!

8. 100000 step dayTraining in progress. Me and 5 friends plan to go for this in early August! Look for daily updates on my instagram stories here

9. Try a new fitness activityFor this one, I have returned to golf after an almost 6-year hiatus. I even joined a ladies league that runs on Monday nights and I am loving it.

10. Stay at a summer cabinAugust! My dad bought a little townhouse in Invermere, a beach town we used to live in. I can’t wait to visit!

11. Get a massage once per month Yes. aside from the 3 months when massages weren’t allowed.

12. Get control of my digital photosStill plaguing me. I have to make a plan, so here and now I declare, this project starts OCTOBER 1.

13. Start a blogIf you are reading this, you know it’s true!

14. Collect favourite recipesHalfway. I have made an effort to print out and write down a few favourites, but have not compiled them yet. Add this one to the fall/winter to do!

15. Monthly date nightsYes, aside from the 3 months when leaving the house was not allowed. We even did a date morning last month – golf and brunch!

16. Plan a winter getawayLikely not happening. Its possible we can go to Vancouver Island for a little green and less snow, but leaving the country isn’t really looking like an option. C’est la vie.

17. Use online grocery orderingYes! I am getting really fast and this one is amazing. I still sometimes got in person, but online ordering has taken so much stress out of my life. Watching Netflix and grocery shopping is my new go-to!

18. Keep a baby book for #3Yes for 3 months. He is 6 months old today, time to catch up!

19. Put up more artHere and there. I realize this may be hard to define. I have put up art in the girls’ room, and the baby room, but does that count as ‘more’? Not sure.

20. Reduce plastic wasteWell, we made the switch to bar soap, but unfortunately bulk shopping has been suspended for the time being. Still trying to make a conscious effort wherever possible.

How are your #20for2020 lists / goals / new years resolutions coming along? Have you had to abandon them completely due to our situation or have you pushed through with a modified version. I love making these fun goals list to remind me of what I wanted to do at the outset of the year, and really, despite all that has happened, I am still well on my way to completing the list and making the most of 2020.

Stay safe and be well,


16 thoughts on “Update on my #20for2020 Goals List!”

      1. Hmmm… well, I haven’t found the recipe. It’s been a long time since I made them. But here’s the basic idea:
        2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed
        Maple syrup (maybe 1/3 cup)
        1/4 – 1/2 lb butter (not margarine)
        Brown sugar
        Chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds)

        Melt half the butter in a 13×9 glass baking dish. Pour in the maple syrup and swirl together. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts.
        Roll out each loaf separately into a rectangle about 1/4 in thickness. Smear with soft butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Roll tightly, from the long side. Slice into 1 1/2” pieces, using dental floss. Set the rolls in the syrup-nut mixture. I usually make about 10 per loaf, so 20 in the pan. Let rise for about an hour (or two), then bake at 350 for about 20-30 min. Watch closely that they don’t burn. After removing from oven, let cool about 5-10 min, then dump out onto a platter or cookie sheet. No need to refrigerate.
        I love these because I love real maple syrup. And real butter. And all the other good stuff. Someday soon I’ll try making my own dough. 🙂


      1. I couldn’t find the recipe, but I wrote it the best I could in my reply to Dianne, above. Hope you like it! 🙂


  1. I found your videos and blog after watching through The Minimal Mom (Dawn) videos and am so greatful I did! Thank you for being here and sharing your efforts and realness. ❤️


  2. This is awesome, so inspiring! Check out ten-item wardrobe from The Daily Connoisseur for a twist on the capsule wardrobe 🙂


  3. I’m so happy you started a blog!!! I love it. I like that you imbed your YouTube’s and write out your thoughts. You’re inspiring!! You have really helped me in my journey to a more clean and calm life. Thank you.❤️

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  4. Have you thought about doing videos on your capsule wardrobe journey? I would totally watch as I too am looking to revamp my wardrobe after baby is born and do more of a capsule type system!


      1. Yay! I am new to blogs as opposed to YouTube. Is there a way to get updates when you post something new?


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