27 Before 27

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Another year another Birthday Bucket List! I think I’ve only fully completed one of these BBL’s but they sure do get me to branch out and stop from sitting on my butt! Make sure to check out my 26 before 26 list with completed links!

1. Completely unplug for 24 hours
2. Get a full time job
3. Go to a festival or street fair
4. Shoot at a gun range
5. Golf at Top Golf
6. Learn (and preform) the entire Thriller dance
7. Try 10 new restaurants
8. Take a hot air balloon ride
9. Paint something
10. Bake a four layer cake from scratch
11. Learn how to play chess
12. Get a new stamp in my passport
13. Ride a Vespa
14. Go on a blind date
15. Pass the Bar
16. Recite ‘The Night Before Christmas’ on the night before Christmas
17. Do the polar bear plunge
18. Back to a **** * (sorry that one is private)
19. Bake popovers
20. Take blog to over 700 followers
21. Watch the sun rise
22. Take the Scientology pre-test… just for s & g
23. Buy lemonade from a kid’s lemonade stand… tip generously
24. Win a case
25. Play legit BINGO ($$$)
26. Make a 28 Before 28 list
27. Read 27 Books

Do you have a Birthday Bucket List? What would you put on yours? Which of these are you most excited to hear about?

You can see all the rest of my BBL’s here!


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26 before 26

My list of 25 before 25 didn’t all get crossed off but that’s okay because having the list pushed me to do things I wouldn’t normally have done or made time to do otherwise! I have been compiling my list of 26 before 26 all year so without further ado let me unveil the 26 things that will (hopefully!) be happening in the next 365 days!

1. Go hiking
2. Make a thrift store purchase beautiful again
4. Write one handwritten letter a month
5. Wear a button down for a whole week, no repeating
6. Learn how to crochet or knit
7. Have dinner in the Reunion Tower
8. Teach Winston two new tricks
9. Ride a bicycle built for two
10. Take blog followers to over 200 (you can help by following on Bloglovin here!)
11. Make homemade ice cream
12. Throw a party
14. Start a diary
15. Try a new food
17. Ride a mechanical bull
18. Make a KIVA loan
19. Start each week with a Ted Talk
20. Play messy twister
21. Two weeks with no TV
22. Attend a blogger conference
23. Celebrate a non ‘American’ holiday
24. Run a race
25. Make a 27 before 27
26. Read 26 books

Have you made your own Birthday Bucket List?

25 before 25

I LOVED having my list of 24 things to accomplish before I turned 24 (last week) so I decided to make one for this year! Now instead of having only 3 months to complete the list I now have 1 YEAR to complete it! Since the time period is a little longer I’ve made the list/things a little more difficult to accomplish and (perhaps) more exciting!
Without further ado….
25 things to accomplish before I turn 25
1. Climb to the top of a rock wall
2. Learn CPR
3. Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans (unfortunately I can’t really swing Rio)
4. Take a photography class
5. Finish writing my book and send it into a publisher (who cares if I don’t get a very nice response!)
6. Become a —- –  
7. Write myself a letter to be opened in 10 years… and a letter to Santa
8. Take my Mom to dinner (and pay)
9. Learn to drive a manual car
10. Go vegetarian for a week 
11. Own all the original (read yellow binding, apparently numbers 1-56) Nancy Drew books
12. Confront a fear. Head. On. 
13. Go to a Murder Mystery dinner/party
14. Wake up before 6AM every day for 2 weeks
16. Commission a Inslee print
17. Take a Dance Class
18. Run a Half-Marathon
19. Play/Learn a new sport
20. Go a week without spending a dime (or a nickel, or a penny… or a dollar)
21. Be in a line up BY CHOICE
22. Workout every single day for one month
23. Paint a canvas
24. Read 25 books – the DBC will come in handy here!
25. Make a list of 26 things to accomplish before I turn 26 because it’s my GOLDEN Birthday!

Updated 08/25/13

24 before 24

So in a few short months (right under 3 to be exact) I will be turning 24! There are a couple things I want to accomplish or think I want to accomplish before then. So here it is, the 24 things I want to do before I turn 24!

1) teach Winston to walk/run while I’m riding my bike
2) write my name with a sparkler
3) visit Valley Fair
4) make dinner every night for a week with my crock-pot
5) win a hand of blackjack in Vegas
6) learn how to properly tease my hair (might have to get a tutorial from Forde…)
7) make 5 things off Pinterest
8) start writing a book
9) ride my bike to work
10) run around Lake Calhoun with Winston (or without) but NO STOPPING
11) get my splits back
12) cross stitch a design I like
13) get a tattoo
14) ride ‘The Falls’ at Schlitterbahn
15) sew an apron
16) donate blood (even though I fainted the last time!)
17) learn how to drive a boat
18) float the river (either in MN or TX)
19) make croissants from my skills learned in Paris
20) visit one of my ‘Life In…’ friends
21) continue my Gospel study with the scripture journals I got for Easter
22) get a new position with the IQA
23) read 24 books (in 3 months?! here I go!)
24) make a 25 before 25 list!

Do you think I can? I’ll keep you updated!