Tuesday, October 27, 2009

To Do List!

My friend Tami initially gave me the idea of a "bucket list" of sorts...make a list of important things you want to accomplish (for one reason or another) by a certain date/time. Well, I have looked at many people's lists...and have come up with my own using a template I found. I have been working on this for about a week now, a little every day, and think I have made the best list I can. I am pretty excited about this. Some things seem like they will be easy (I just need to DO them) and others seem harder...but overall, I am excited about this and looking forward to it! I may call on some of you in my attempt to complete this list...

Ahhh! Almost forgot-the deadline! I would like to have this entire list completed by December 2010...

I will be blogging about each thing that I accomplish/finish. I will include pictures when applicable. I hope everyone enjoys following me on this little journey and I am looking forward to seeing how this goes!

Good for the Soul

1. Identify 15 things I like about myself (0/15)

2. Write down one good thing that happened each day for 30 days (0/30)

3. Make a list of 50 things that make me happy (0/50)

4. Write a letter to my younger self full of advice (Thanks, Brad Paisley!)

5. Watch the sunrise

6. Read my Bible every day for 30 days (0/30)

7. Read the entire Bible by December 2010

Good for Others

8.Donate to 3 charities (0/3)

9. Anonymously leave a Christmas card on a random person’s car with money inside

10. Send Good Mail 3 times (0/3)

11. Send a care package to a soldier ( www.anysoldier.com )

12. Donate 20 items to charity (0/20)

13. Donate books I’ve read and won’t read againGood for the Earth

14. Buy more canvas bags and keep some in the car

15. Use canvas bags for all local shopping

16. Drink no bottled water for 6 months straight (this means I will have to ALWAYS have my Camelbak bottle with me!)


17. Have a date night with Shane once a month for a year (0/12)

18. Go on a girl’s day with my female relatives

19. Have a spa day with my mom (may be the kickoff to my 6 months with no professional pedicure that’s further down the list!).


20. Lose 20 pounds (0/20)

21. Run for 45 minutes 3 days/week for 6 months (0/6)

22. Do workout DVD 2 days/week for 6 months (0/48)

23. Drink ½ body weight in ounces of water every day 7 days in a row x20 (0/7, 0/20)

24. Drink no pop for 30 consecutive days (0/30)

25. Eat one piece of fruit every day for a month (0/30)

26. Get 2 massages (0/2)

27. Get my eyes checked!!! (Hasn’t been done in 3 years!)

28. Get my cavities taken care of

29. Do 25 (good!) pushups in a row

30. Don’t eat after 7pm for 21 days (0/21)


31. Make a fun pillow or other craft that actually looks good!

32. Make an apron (love to bake…need an apron!)

33. Learn how to take better pictures with my cameraPersonal Challenges

34. Go 24 hours without TV once a week for 6 weeks (0/6)

35. Run a marathon (look out, April 2010-here I come!!!)

36. Be in bed by 9 pm every day for a month (0/30)

37. Be awake by 6:30am daily for one month (0/30)

38. Go six months without a professional pedicure (0/6) (sucks…but will save money!!)

39. Blog twice a week for 12 months (0/24)


40. Read at least 1 book/month for 12 months (0/12)

41. Go to a movie by myself (during the daytime for safety reasons J )

42. Reread Twilight series

43. Visit the zoo 4 times in a year (0/4)

44. Visit family in California

45. Go to a wine tasting

46. Go to the driving range twice (0/2)


47. Do laundry once a week

48. Go through clothes each fall and spring and donate unwanted clothing (0/2)

49. Donate all old college textbooks

50. Clean out and re-organize closet (if you have seen it lately, you know what I mean!)

51. Save everything on flash drive

52. Make a cleaning schedule

53. Follow cleaning schedule for 6 weeks (0/6)


54. Pay off all debt aside from school loans by August 2010

55. Pay off car by May 2010

56. Save at least $25 a month for 6 months (may be do-able by cutting out pedis! J )

57. Accrue NO more debt until credit card is paid off!! (Including furniture!)

58. Have 8 “no spend” weeks

59. No eating out for 1 month


60. Save $1 for every task I complete on this list! (That may just add up, friends!!!)

61. Donate $1 for every task NOT completed. (This could also add up!!!)

62. Send Christmas cards in 2009

63. Grow my hair out past my shoulder blades

64. Make a gingerbread house

65. Buy a pair of (real) pearl stud earrings (pay cash!)

66. Take $250 and get new clothes when 20 pounds have been dropped!

67. Make cupcakes for 4 consecutive holidays (0/4)

68. Make a pie from scratch

69. Learn how to make my own granola bars

70. Wear my new hat that I love…but am too afraid to wear in public! (Will post a picture when complete!)


  1. Yea! So glad you do this. You have an awesome list. I might have to steel a few of these to add to my list. We can definitely help each other out. So proud of you!

  2. Thanks, friend! I am SO excited about this!! Definitley hoping it will ALL be accomplished. I will need the help and I will be here to help you...hello, driving range! :) Get ready, because I am taking you out there this spring! Love you, friend!

  3. where did you find the template? LOVE THIS IDEA!

  4. It was a combo of several other "lists" that I found...I basically combined all of the ideas and rolled them into one! And I cheated...those lists all had 101 things...and mine does not have as many ;) Feel free to take this one and use it for you too! You can customize it however you want!