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January 3, 2013

My 2013 Bucket List and A Freebie!

After my announcement on New Year's Eve that I would not be making any resolutions for 2013, I kind of changed my mind. No I didn't decide to go ahead and make a bunch of resolutions that I couldn't possibly keep, but to rather to make a list of things I would like to accomplish in the coming year, a.k.a. a bucket list. 

I then went one step further and decided that if I created a list that was not only functional, but pretty to look at too, it would be more of an inspiration rather than a boring to-do list that I would end up tossing in the trash after a few weeks. 

Next I wrote down 10 things that I would like to accomplish/work on this coming year, rather than just the winter.  I then created a pretty digital layout, and added my 10 bucket list items. I'm super excited with the way it turned out, and am hoping that this will help to inspire me to follow through with some, if not everything on my list.

What I plan to do is to print it out, put it in a pretty frame, and display it somewhere in my home that I spend a lot of my time.  

Has anyone else created a bucket list for 
themselves rather than traditional resolutions?

What do you think of this idea?  
I'm hoping it will work for me :)

If you'd like to create your own pretty bucket list I am giving away a free download for a blank copy of my bucket list.  Just click on the link below the image down below, and then you can just print it out and fill it in, or if you'd prefer you could open it in your photo editing software and type in your list that way.


L o o k i n g    A h e a d:

In the coming days I have a bunch of fun stuff going on here on my blog!  Beginning early Friday morning my NO RULES Weekend Blog Linky Party will be open, and will be accepting entries all the way through the weekend.  

Starting Sunday evening I will be co-hosting the "I Love my Online Friends 'GFC' Blog Hop" which is hosted by Tami from The Things We Find Inside!! .  , 

And next week I'm reopening my "Happy Mail Party" which was previously derailed, but I've made some improvements to the details AND I now have a co-host!! ~ Leah from Lovely Life of Leah!! is now in on this super-fun, winter-boredom-buster activity!  More info to come soon!

I'm excited to see what you all have to link up this weekend, and I hope you'll consider signing up for my "Happy Mail Party" which I know a few of you were interested in before.  I'll send out a little note when everything is open so you don't miss a beat!




Lauren Hender said...

What a wonderful freebie. Thank you! Good luck with your bucket list. I hope you enjoy every moment of achieving it.

mail4rosey said...

Nice of you to share the printable! I love the idea of making a bucket list pretty. Good luck w/all of the items you've listed!

Masshole Mommy said...

At least those are all attainable goals for the year. Some people make the most outrageous resolutions/lists and that's why they never stick to them.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a great way to follow your goals!!! I loveeeeeeeeee it!!!!

Pride In Photos said...

Thank you for this wonderful little is darling. Also, came by to tell you that I really appreciate your sweet comments on my blog and you coming by.
Have a great weekend.

Angela Paris said...

Hello, and thanks for linking up on the GYB hop! I'm enjoying getting to know some new blogs, and reconnecting with ones I've visited before. I'm your newest GFC follower, and I look forward to getting to know you better :)What a great freebie, I'm going to download it now! :)

Rachel said...

Hey there - new follower from the blog hop! Love your blog and can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day! :)

Yulie Kendra said...

wow great blog i like it!!! Maybe we follow each other?! Let me know ;)

Natalie B. said...

Hi Paula,
This is so funky, and such a great idea!
Thank you so much for sharing this over on my Blog :)

Theresa said...

I had a bucket list in mind almost similar to this planned for this year! I swear, just yesterday I starting thinking that as soon as I finish organizing the house (which will hopefully be done by the end of the weekend) I was going to start a recipe binder lol.

I think I have more than 1/2 of your list on mine!

Thanks for sharing the printable. It's very pretty!

Paula Miller said...

Such sweet comments ladies!! I've replied to you all :))

WhatJeanLikes said...

Thank you for the freebie!! Love the freebies. I'll be back on Sunday for the I love my Online Friends GFC you're co-hosting!! fun!

I hope you're having a great week and a Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I'm following you.

If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


Jean {What Jean Likes}

Beth said...

What a great idea! Thank you!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Your bucket list sounds fabulous. Challenging in some area and so doable in others! Good for you!
And THANK your for sharing the cute printable.
I am off now: working on my bucket list!


hugs x

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

I love that you decided to call it a bucket list instead of resolutions. An much more positive way of looking at it. Happy New Year and Happy Bucket List!

aimymichelle said...

thats a cool idea. im a new follower feom the gfc blog hop.

Deandra said...

Thanks for posting your template! I love it! I have so many plans for using this!!! Thank you so much!

I can't wait to link up in one of you hops! I'm glad I found you in todays I love my online friends GFC hop!


Denyse @ Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I love your bucket list. It will be so much fun to see if we all complete our bucket lists this year!

I'm having a GOOGLE + Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Google +. If you don't have Google + it's ok, come link up your blog or favorite post.

I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

Diane said...

Nice! Love that you made the year bucket list so fun to look at! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Found you on IMM...

Carissa Rasmussen said...

it's so fun to think of goals as items on a bucket list! not so imposing:)

Alicia said...

It's a great idea to have it displayed so your goals aren't forgotten. Awesome print out, thankyou :) I would love to watch more movies too :)

Theresa said...

Love this idea! & your list too. Thanks for sharing @

deeconstructed said...

GMTA! I called mine a Bucket List too. :) Snapped photos of the things I wanted to accomplish in my house (then posted via social media to the world!) and printed them so I while hiding behind closed doors they are still on my bulletin board & on my mind. :) Here's the post: ~ Dee