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My Bucket List Book

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One of my favorite things to do in life is think about the future. I sometimes think too much and forget what I have dreamt of. So, my fabulous blogging inspiration Seersucker Sass inspired me to participate in the 101 in 1001 by Design Darling. As a permanent dreamer, this ideas was PERFECT for me! I not only wanted to make a list, but I wanted to take it one step further. Without further adieu, I present to you….My Bucket List Book! 

My wonderful brother came to visit me when I studied abroad in Italy in 2012. He bought me this gorgeous leather journal, but I never knew exactly how to use it. When this idea was presented to me, I finally found a purpose for my book! 

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Straight from Florence! My favorite place!

My brother is the absolute best!

I split the book into 7 categories: health, travel, personal, beauty, family, marriage, community. I love a good categorized list that is also color coordinated! My plan is to take pictures at every event that I can cross off my list. I have never been a big picture taker, so this will help me document all the fun adventures I have! Below each picture, I put the date of the event, so I will never forget! I decorate with washi tape ( I use Scott brand) to hold the pictures in the book and I use an array of colors! 

I bought this box at Target for less than $10! 

So far, I have completed a whole whopping 2! Give me a break….I work 40 hours a week and sometimes Saturday! 

1. Do a Wine Tasting: Nashville Red, White, and Zoo July 10, 2015
2. Participate in a community event: Wilson County Fair August 22, 2015

Some of the others on my list include: 
Throw a Murder Mystery Dinner Party
Volunteer with Junior Achievement at least 2 times a year
Send more letters to friends
Do yoga once a week
Join Junior League
Take a Cruise
Visit Sweden
Go on a date with my hubby once a week

This book is giving me such good ideas for fun things to accomplish on the weekends. I have learned more about Nashville just by exploring the city and its events more. I suggest you try this out. I love how its a mix between a to-do list and a bucket list. An attainable fun way to accomplish things you love! 

What's on your bucket list? 

Home Sweet Blogging, 

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  1. This is such a fun and cute idea! I love adding color with pens and washi tape!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. HOW CUTE! I really want to do the 101 in 1001 but I need to actually sit down and get the list together! One thing I know I want to go on there is, "trip to Cabo with friends"

    How 2 Wear It []

  3. HOW SWEET! this is amazing! What a neat idea, I want to try and make one too!

  4. I made a 101 in 1001 on my blog but never thought to make a physical bucket list book -- such a good idea!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. I have a bucket list, but never thought about putting it into a book. I have one on my bog, but nothing on paper. I should do that!

  6. That book is beautiful, and I love the idea! This will be an amazing keepsake when you are finished with your list. Best of luck!

  7. This is a great use of that journal. It was so sweet of your brother to give it to you!

  8. This is SUCH a good idea! Love that your brother gave it to you. Super cute :)

  9. Cutest idea! Love this!

  10. Yes, so cute! Definitely agree with the Murder Mystery party. I'll start by just attending one first, that's my hope!

    Courtney// As We Stumble Along

  11. Thanks for the shoutout! You are the sweetest :) I LOVE that you made your list into a book... I'm definitely going to steal that idea! My boyfriend and I talk frequently about how people never print photos anymore. This would be the perfect way to document everything!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  12. Ah I love this! This is such an amazing idea... I may have to copy!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  13. I have the same problem every time I get a fancy new notebook - what is worthy enough to write in it? haha! But you've made a great choice and I can't wait to see what else you achieve :) I'd also have 'write more letters to friends' on mine - a lot of them are living half way across the world and I think it's always nice to get a lovely handwritten letter in the post!

  14. This is THE cutest idea! I have so many notebooks lying around, and this would be the ideal way to use one! Copying ASAP :)

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  15. I have a book ideas I use it to write my plans or idea for future business opportunities or vacation ideas. I love your list already. It's full of so many things you can accomplish easily :)

  16. I absolutely need to do this. It's such a good idea. I used to keep a diary religiously and I want to start up again.

  17. So so so sweet! You've got an adorable brother. Good luck gettin' on that bucket list of yours! :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  18. Aww your brother's note is the sweetest! I love making lists and dreaming about the future too!

  19. I love classic leather-bound journals like the one you featured here. Such a sweet gift from your brother! I'm glad you saved it for recording so many special events on your list. The idea of hosting a murder mystery party is PERFECT!

    Might have to jump on this 101 in 1001 bandwagon, too...

    Melissa | These words are my own.

  20. Love how you've listed your bucket list with pictures! Such a great idea!


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