Life List

My Sophomore Ceramics teacher told me to not make a bucket list but a life list. A list of things that I can feasibly accomplish and that I actually want to do — not just things that are cool. She also told me that letting others see it help makes it happen. So here is mine.


  • Live in a tent for a week
  • Host a holiday
  • Raise Chickens
  • Surprise Someone in a big way
  • Create and maintain my own garden
  • Be completely debt free
  • Host a large party
  • Zip-line 
  • Pet a dolphin
  • Go to a concert in another country


  • Go to Spain
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • See Grand Canyon
  • See a Sunken Ship
  • See the Eiffel Tower
  • Go to New York City
  • Go to D.C.
  • Go to a Broadway Play
  • Visit a Jungle
  • Be in NOLA for Mardi Gras

Random Fun and Projects

  • Only make handmade gifts for a year
  • Take a photo everyday for a year
  • Build a quilt
  • Start a tradition
  • Make cheese on my own


  • Have at least four children
  • Take my children sledding
  • Go to Disney World
  • Take family photos every two years
  • Take monthly photos of my children
  • Celebrate my 50th wedding Anniversy
  • Visit my parents at least 3 times a year (2012, success!)
  • Home school


  • Paint every room in my house
  • Have each room at least 80% DIYed
  • Remodel a building not meant as a home into a home
  • Have a butterfly garden


  • Have my closet 80% homemade
  • Wear only natural fibers
  • Only wear lovely undergarments
  • Have my wardrobe consist of only my favorite things


  • Learn how to Can
  • Nose ride a long-board
  • Know all the constellations and their stories
  • Palm read
  • Play at least 20 songs on my Uke from memory
  • Confidently speak Spanish, if only to my mommy
  • Surf another coast


  • Open my own design shop/label
  • Regularly blog for a year
  • Publish a book
  • Sell my designs

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