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August 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Creating A Bucket List

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There are so many things I want to do, places I want to see, and experiences I want to have in my lifetime. This is a mental bucket list…but it’s time to put it to paper. Then I have a constant reminder of my dreams.

First, I found a journal I loved. Find a journal or pad of paper that feels special to you. Something you can’t wait to pick up and look through. Then you just need to go for it…..DREAM! Write all kinds of things you would like to accomplish, see, and do. I set a goal of 100 items to begin with. That might be somewhat ambitious, but it really gets you to delve into things you have always wanted to do.

When I first started my bucket list I took a couple of hours to myself and just wrote down everything I could think of. Escape to a corner of your house, a coffee shop, or a favorite area in your town. Go somewhere that may inspire you. When I was a working mom we were constantly asked to create BHAG’s – Big Hairy Audacious Goals. With your bucket list, don’t feel like any item is too big, because you really never know.

Be sure to add to this list as you go through life whether it be yearly, monthly, or every couple of years. It is fun to look back and see things that you have accomplished on it, or things that you may have forgotten were on the list.

Have fun and DREAM BIG!

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October 12th, 2012 at 10:09 am

Family Activities to Make Fall Fun

Last Autumn I talked about making a Fall Bucket List. This is an activity that we do every season. As a family we talk about what things we want to do during the upcoming season. It can be Summer, Winter, Christmas, or even Spring Vacation. The fun part is finding some great activities to make the season fun and enjoy it for what it is. This year, I want to share some activities that you might want to consider for your list. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and holds both yearly standbys and things I would love to do one day.

  • Take a fall color drive
  • Stomp some grapes
  • Jump in a big pile of leaves
  • Buy a bag of candy corn
  • Go through a corn maze
  • Bake an apple pie
  • Go apple picking
  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Make pumpkin seeds
  • Carve Pumpkins
  • Decorate with Halloween/fall decorations
  • Make some leaf prints
  • Drink hot apple cider
  • Take some great photos of your family or kids (perfect for Christmas cards)
  • Go hiking
  • Make popcorn from a cob
  • Enjoy a bonfire with smores
  • Make a pumpkin dessert
  • Bake some squash
  • Buy a cozy blanket
I truly love Fall and all the activities that come with it. The crisp air on a football friday, pumpkin fields, the ever-changing leaf colors, and wearing cozy sweaters. What are some of your favorite fall activities?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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September 19th, 2011 at 5:00 am

Making a Fall “Bucket” List

Fall is my favorite time of year! What do I love? Pumpkins, apples, the colors, the chill in the air, and so much more. I live in Wisconsin so we get the beautiful changes in the color of the leaves, pick our own apples, and visit massive pumpkin patches. There is so much to fit in during the season of fall and I feel like every weekend is filled with fun things to do.

If you are anything like me you can name off all the great things you would like to do, but forget to do some of them while I am actually going through the season.  As I enter into the Christmas season I look back bummed that, once again, I forgot to make that recipe or visit a certain fall attraction!

So, I decided this year I am going to make a Fall “Bucket” List. I want to show you how to make one of these and how you can add it to your fall decorations.

First make a list with the family of all the different things you would like to do this fall. It can include certain foods, adventures, and even crafts.

Then, you can type those words into a word processing program, a graphics program, or if you want something quick you can use Wordle. I used Wordle which made this a super, easy craft! I found that when using phrases or words you want to keep together that you need to put a period as the space, otherwise it will separate the words.

Fix them to get the look you want  by manipulating colors, fonts, and more. Feel free to make it your own and you have your own personal fall “bucket” list. Here’s Mine:


Once it is all done you can post it on the fridge, hang it on your bulletin board, or display it. I like to stick mine in a frame and use it as part of my fall decorations.

A quick easy fall decoration that provides a purpose plus makes a great topic of conversation! What is on your fall bucket list?


Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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