I always love seasonal “bucket” lists, and enjoy reading Hamlette’s to-dos. I’m an inveterate list making . . . and list-ignorer. I’ll probably put up a final quarter to-do list once I’ve formulated it. It will be MUCH simpler than the ones I previously made myself.
Fall Fun/Hobby To-Do List
- An autumn festival (already scheduled, just need to ask off) with my grandparents
- Join in on our family Ladies Shopping Day; I have only been able to join on show-and-tell the last few times. We’ve tried to have 1-2 shopping days with the ladies in Mom’s extended family where we shop at antique stores and consignment shops with a break for lunch and an end of day after snack and show-and-tell showcasing our finds at the end. So much fun.
- Spend lots of time with my niece and take lots of good photos
- Maybe a autumn hiking trip
- Buy all my planning stuff for next year
- Read tons more: Participate in Classics Club dare and read 5 more from list
- Work on blog development a bit (Genesis, IP, spam, disclosure)
- Make serious dent in my sewing stash
- Finish second smocked baby dress ASAP
- Two more business skirts
- Fall dresses and skirts
- Baby dresses for summer (as Christmas gifts)
- Tons of baby bows and such
- Make a serious den in my knitting stash
- Knit at least one sweater and sweater dress for me
- Baby sweaters, rompers, sweater dresses
- Socks for me
- Baby socks
- Dress up as Audrey Hepburn from How to Steal a Million for Halloween
- Start working on regency outfit
~Get/make a cute baby gift for my brother and sister-in-law’s gender reveal party
~Take several hiking and day trips
~Make this macaroni and cheese
~Go outside more
~Go fruit and berry picking
~Make some Spring treats
~Re-read the Penderwicks in time for the new book
~Make an Easter dress
~Splurge on (and use) watercolor and calligraphy supplies
~Make this recipe for mac ‘n’ cheese
~Homemade hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows
~Go ice skating
~Make a snowflake garland
~Make a snow globe on a pedestal
~Get a Chick-fil-a peppermint milkshake
~Watch the Winter Olympics (I’d totally forgot that was this year)
~Make and collect snowmen decorations
- About a month ago, I saw a lovely idea for a bucket list here on The Enchanting Rose. I at first thought I “needed” to buy pretty patterned paper and jewels too, but realized that I could use stamps and paint to add detail to the paper we already had.I picked out this gorgeous sketchbook from my notebook and journal hoard (mostly from Half-Price); this will be my art journal for autumn and winter. I made my version fairly quickly for me although it has taken me awhile to post.I am so proud of this. I picked the colors to match the notebook cover.I kept my options rather general. I’m hoping to get a photo and art page out of a couple of these; I think that would be fun. What are y’all’s fall plans?
Watch tons of Classic Hollywood movies
This should be easy!
Read at least half of Classic Club list
Hmm. Not a priority.
Make lots of art and crafts
Well, I’ve put a lot of pressed flower art in my art journal, worked on redoing my first quilt, and worked on dresses for my sisters’ birthdays.
Spend time outside: stargaze, watch the sunset, swim, swing, catch lightening bugs, sleep outside
I’ve spent some time, but I need to make it more of a priority.
You would think this would be easy.
Go on several day-trips
I’ve been to the zoo and a baseball game at our local university, and I want to plan one for my birthday.
Jane Austen Festival and local art festival
I’m doing the latter for certain..
Go on or at least schedule one major vacation
I meant myself, but our family is going on one in January
Take a trip with my grandparents
Work extensively on genealogy
Make frozen custard
I should’ve focused a bit more on, um, less costly options.
I had tons of pressed flowers, so I’ve worked on tons of pages for my art journal. I’ve rather more pressed flower pages than I would like, but I’m still learning this art journal thing. These are my best pages to date (05/26/2017), I think.Didn’t that iris press gorgeously?!My paper back copy of the Jane Austen novels split, so I decided to use the pages for crafts.
~Make shimmery snowflake garland with silver thread. Surely I can manage this.
~Bake several goodies. I’ve a couple baking books plus tons of bookmarks.
~Try some hot chocolate recipes. I’d really like to try some of the gourmet ones I’ve saved.
~Cook through a cookbook. This one; I love it.
~Read well. I want to be well on my way to my goal. I already am I think, but pride before the fall, lol.
~Learn to play Scotland Yard (if not also Mr. X, Whist, and Bridge).
~Work on music category. Learning, appreciating, etc.
~Begin serious genealogy. I can do plenty to prep before I pay I think.
~Wedding projects and purchases (by March 30). I haven’t got my dress and want to keep my eye out but not become to delayed.
~Have some spa days. I’d like to use up some products plus try a few recipes.
~Go ice skating. We’ll see.
~Complete Duolingo Spanish. Since I’m down to learning one language, this is reasonable.
~Watch a bunch of movies from my list. I just need to order a bunch from the library and this should be easy.
~Alter my sister’s bridesmaid dress. We all get to pick our dresses; they have to be short and blue or gray, so my three little sisters have theirs. The one I need to alter is a sheath, and I will be taking in the darts.
~Complete tons of knitting and a few sewing projects
~Work on my art journal. I’ve done a bit with my amazing new calligraphy pens, but I need to be more creative in my entries.
~Complete some art via classes. (Craftsy, Creativebug, and several YouTube channels).
Gingerbread house. I showed photos earlier. It was super cute and tasty even though it wasn’t durable.
Christmas Cookie exchange. I made these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies.
Watch Christmas singalong. We watched the two from our childhood.
~Try a Couple hot chocolate variations. Nope, I just put extract in mine but didn’t try any of my pinned recipes. I can put this on my winter bucket list though.
Bake a fruitcake for Mamau and Papau. Yes, but I would’ve preferred to have rum to use to make it more flavorful and authentic.
Make truffles for Christmas Eve. Didn’t have the chocolate or the time.
Bake some Christmasy goodies. Didn’t have much time or inclination for more.
Make shimmery snowflakes for room. Not yet. I’m going to move this to my January bucket list.
12 Days of Christmas blogging. I’m going to give myself credit. I blogged quite a bit about Christmas; I think this may have been too restrictive.
~Buy, make, and wrap all gifts by the 21st. This didn’t happen. I wrapped a Christmas Eve gift on Christmas Eve and a Christmas gift on Christmas (although we celebrated it Monday).
Read Christmas stories. I read Christmas with Anne and one story from the third collection of Christmas from the Heart.
Watch a couple of old Christmas movies. White Christmas and Its a Wonderful Life.
Watch tons of Hallmark. Of course although I think I may take a break if possible next year.
~Make a real tiny gingerbread house (cottage rather). I’ve pinned so many ideas. I want to use mostly icing and chocolate
~Participate again in the Christmas cookie exchange
~Try a couple variations of hot chocolate
~Bake a fruitcake for Mamau and Papau
~Watch Christmas singalong from my childhood (I found in the $5 bin at Walmart, I think)
~Bake some other Christmasy goodies
~Make chocolate truffles again for Christmas Eve
~Make shimmery snowflakes for my room; if possible decorate my own mini real tree
~12 Days of Christmas blogging (I don’t know if I even want to do this though . . . as long at it isn’t a burden)
~Buy, make, and wrap all gifts by the 21st
~Read Christmas stories
~Watch a couple of classic Christmas movies
~If possible, sew a Christmas dress; if not, complete another Christmas project