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Spring 2019 Bucket List

It’s finally Spring! We spent the weekend playing outside and enjoying the sunshine, which made for one happy little girl! I’m a couple of days late in joining the linkup, but I wanted to share my Spring 2019 bucket list. There are 2 items from my Winter mini bucket list, which means I did accomplish going on a date with Will!

Spring 2019 Bucket List (1)

1. Celebrate our family’s spring birthdays – I’m the only one in our house who doesn’t have a springtime birthday! Koopa and Will actually have the same birthday (as determined by Koopa’s vet, without us giving her any clue about when Will’s birthday was), and Charlotte’s is about 3 weeks after theirs. We usually keep Charlotte’s birthday pretty low-key, but we may go even more simple this year and just take her to do something fun and then go to eat. I don’t know how we’re going to celebrate all of the birthdays, but we’ll think of something fun to do! By the time I post my first check-in, we’ll be past all of the birthdays!

2. Create a playroom for Charlotte – This is the first of two items from my Winter mini bucket list. I explained the rationale and plan in that post, so I won’t bore you with too many details here. My mom found a toy organizer with bins on Facebook Marketplace for $10, and we bought a bean bag that holds Charlotte’s stuffed animals, so we’ve gotten a little bit of furniture for the room. Now, we just have to get all of the other furniture out of it! It’s packed in there right now!

3. Finish a course – I have a slight tendency to be hooked by courses that bloggers and other online content creators sell. Put a phrase like “get it done in 30 days or less” in the course name, and I’ll sign up in the time it takes for you to finish reading this sentence! Unfortunately, my follow through for actually finishing these courses is not as good as my purchasing skills, so I’m going to make it a goal to finish at least one course every season for however long it takes me to get through all of them. No, I don’t know how many I’ve purchased. Yes, I know it’s a problem. I wonder if there’s a course for finishing other courses…

4. Go on an Easter egg hunt – Last year we tried to do this, but we were a little late to it, plus it was a pretty huge event, so Charlotte didn’t enjoy it at all. My work hosts an egg hunt every year, so that’s the one we’re going to attempt to go to, weather permitting!

5. Participate in Rachel Cruze’s contentment challenge – Okay, I don’t know if this is a challenge necessarily, but Rachel Cruze (Dave Ramsey’s daughter) has a 90 day contentment journal coming out in April, and she’s going to be journaling with the hashtag #contentmentjournal on Instagram and Facebook, so it feels challenge-ish. Since my word of the year is “complete” and one of the meanings I’m using is “I am enough,” this seems like a good book to fit in with that theme. Plus, it’s available on Amazon (affiliate link) for a few dollars less than on her website, and I have some gift card money on there, so it’s a win-win!

6. Practice brush lettering – This is the other item that was on my mini Winter bucket list. I missed the planner group gathering where they had a lettering tutorial because we had some flooding that weekend, so I need to find a couple of good YouTube tutorials and dive in!

7. Spring Cleaning – I stole this one from Leslie’s list! However, we definitely need to do some spring cleaning in these parts! We’ve been able to open the windows a couple of times this spring, and there’s nothing like natural light shining in and illuminating the dust bunnies that makes you want to clean! Plus, we’ve been on the hunt for a couple of papers to verify some insurance stuff, and digging through boxes and paper piles makes me want to organize every single piece of paper in our lives.

8. Take Charlotte to the Children’s Museum – There’s a children’s museum in a town that’s about 45 minutes away from us. I had forgotten about it until I saw a college friend of mine post about it on Instagram. I’m not sure how much of it she’ll enjoy, but the ticket prices looked pretty reasonable, and it would be something fun and different for our family to do!

9. Take Koopa to the Dog Bakery – I know that he will act ridiculous, but we really only take him on car rides when he’s going to a grooming appointment or to the vet, so it would be nice for him to be able to get out of the house and go somewhere that’s specifically for him. Plus, that will take care of his birthday gift!

10. Walk a 5K – I used to be pretty active and participated in quite a few 5K races. I know that I’m nowhere near as in-shape as I used to be, and I’ll probably finish pretty close to last place (if not completely last), but I have to restart somewhere! There’s a glow run coming up in our area in April, so that one may be a fun one to participate in.

I know there are some other fun things that we want to do this Spring also, but this is a good list of goals to work on, and anything else fun we do will just be a bonus! Do you have any items on your Spring Bucket List? Leave a comment and let me know what fun things you have planned now that there is some sunshine and warmth outside!

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  1. Yay, so glad you joined us!! I have pinned that Amazon 90-day contentment challenge. Can’t afford it right now but would like to try it. My mom and dad were HUGE Dave Ramsey fans. All of their saving and thrifty ways only partially rubbed off on me. Dad gum it.

    Glad you and Will had a date. Hope you can sneak another one in. You can even make spring cleaning date-like with a bottle of wine and some snacks, and a movie playing in the background while you sort through papers, or clean closets or purge dresser drawers. After baby girl goes to sleep, of course.

    Love the idea of taking Koopa for a treat. Our kitties and my pups, years ago, never got to go anywhere with us except to be tortured at the vet or groomers. Well, except for the one trip we took our craziest dog on. What an adventure. Koopa is a lucky pup to be loved so much.

    Good luck fixing Char’s playroom. I think that made me feel so much saner once my girls had their toys in their rooms and not all over the rest of the house. It is hard when they are so little to have them play in the their rooms but you are about to get to that point, girlfriend.

  2. Thanks for sharing your bucket list. I truly enjoyed reading it. Good luck on your 5K. What’s that saying, “Dead last is better than did not finish, and did not finish is better than did not start!” Have fun with all the birthday celebrations. We have five in our family between 3/31 and 4/12. Happy Spring!

  3. Love the items on your list – Easter Egg hunt, playroom, dog to bakery – it all makes spring cleaning sound pretty good too.

  4. Such a fun list. I know Charlotte will be so excited about the playroom. Hopefully it stays cleaner that the one at my house. 😉


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