I decided a while back to jump on the 30by30 train. I am a hopeless procrastinator so this list will give me the push I need to not put off achieving a great list of goals this year. Hopefully I can accomplish them all by May 1, 2015. The day I turn 30. So, in no particular order...

(also, this has it's own page for future reference. see above)

1. Take a family vacation  June 2014
2. Start a successful business 
3. Go camping with my family
4. Get a massage (I've never had one)
5. Keep growing my blog
6. Save for a house
7. Give back to people in as many ways as possible
8. Start Geocaching more with Amelia
9. Date my husband, often
10. Read at least 3 new books
11. Lose weight and keep it off
12. Write a book (I already have it in my head)
13. Send letters to people just because
14. Start and finish C25K
15. Plan for another baby
16. Work on Amelia's baby book & birthday scrap book
17. Host a girl's night
18. Get family photos taken (with my mom and sisters also)
19. See at least 5 new (good sized) waterfalls in Oregon
20. Play a tennis match with Amelia (teach her how to play)
21. Adopt another soldier
22. Can fruits and vegetables
23. Continue to advance my sewing skills
24. Write in my journal to Amelia often
25. Cook more - eat out less
26. Host a craft party
27. Go to a concert, play or musical
28. Start a new family tradition
29. Enter a photo contest
30. Become more comfortable in my own skin
Ashley Elizabeth


  1. Good luck! on your list! You have a great mix of quick and long term goals! You can do it!

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog... and for the encouraging comment! I hope I can get it all checked off.

  2. Ambitious, but all worth doing. I have done many, but not all of these things. Just finishing writing the majority of the content for my book about New York Beauty Quilts, to be published within the year by Quiltmania in France. Stay tuned. If you want to advance your sewing skills AND start a new family tradition, make a quilt! <3

    1. I would LOVE to learn how to quilt. My aunt is amazing so I need to go visit her and learn some stuff. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. That's quite a list! Makes me want to create my own...I'm right there behind ya on June 8th next year ;)

    1. You should create one :) It's great motivation.

  4. Great list! I am still working on finishing all of my 30 Under 30 list items... even though I passed that milestone a long time ago ;) #30 is an excellent thing I think we all can keep working on!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Even if it takes longer than a year... I will accomplish this list :)

  5. great list.. How do you adopt a solider? That is something we might be interested in and would be good to teach the kids about.

    1. You should check out my post on adopting a soldier. It's such a great thing to do. We are so happy we did it. Our soldier has been so appreciative and I love that my 5yo daughter gets to help me with this. http://www.fromashleytoawesome.com/2014/04/adopt-us-soldier.html

  6. I love that you have small and big projects on the list. Writing a list definitely helps add more commitment to them, and I hope you keep us updated with recaps as you cross things off!

    1. I will definitely be updating my list. I'm on a mission to start checking things off soon.

  7. GREAT list!! Sounds like the coming year is full of promise and excitement.