Don’t let fall slip away without trying a few of these seasonal bucket list activities and adventures.
I have a friend who is great a making family traditions for holidays (even those lame Hallmark ones.) April Fool’s Day is even a big deal in her family! Just ask the friend who ate a chocolate gnash covered cotton ball while visiting. (I’ll admit that one was a pretty good prank) She inspires me to put effort and details to create memories and traditions for my family.
So this year I thought I would try to make Valentine’s Day a little more special. I missed the mark and that’s ok. My perfect day had more of the elements of a drama and endings of a romantic comedy.
I’m a deadline girl, so it’s only appropriate that I would start thinking about doing something for St. Patrick’s Day the day before. I did locate these pinterest ideas a while back. So that’s a start.
Here are some great ideas I found and the reference site for the pin. I think I might have to try a few of these.
Love this simple idea. She also has the downloadable card featured above on her site.
We eat pancakes all the time. This is a great way to change it up. There are more ideas on her site too.
This looks amazing!
A mom of a friend gave my boys little treats like these and they loved them.
Green popcorn is the perfect treat for watching some March Madness basketball.
You can find me on pinterest here.
We’re checking out the St. Patrick’s Day parade tomorrow and I’m going to attempt to try a few of the simple ideas from above. What traditions do you do?
I had a sleepless night followed by a sleepless morning so I decided I would commit to print some of the experiences that I hope to try this next year and beyond.
Cross country skiing
Luge track 1/15/12 Dog sledding 1/28/12 drove the dog sled
Hot yoga class 1/4/12
Anti gravity yoga class
Attend moms hockey practice 1/17/12
Run a marathon- hesitant to write that one down
Adult hip hop class
Belly dancing class
Paint your own picture with a group class
Blow glass art
Create something for Art Prize in honor of my mom
Meet regularly with friends to make something from Pinterest
City Musuem in St. Louis
Go up in St. Louis Arch
Visit world’s largest treehouse in TN
Take pictures with Superman at Metropolis,IL
Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure
Haiti for a humanitarian trip
Not specific places
Winery tour where I can also stomp the grapes
Nascar ridealong experience
Ride in a pace car
Watch a drag race
Go to an unexpectant destination for vacation (went to DC and stopped by Philly and Baltimore for a day to explore)
Trip to a destination riding on a train
Be an extra in a movie 1/14/12
Amish buggy tour ride
Ride in a Zorb ball
Regularly volunteer at an organization that assists the poor (started volunteering before we moved)
Watch a Civil War Muster
Host a street party to get to know my neighbors
In or On Water
White water rafting
Cable wake boarding
Sailing on a smaller sail boat where I have to help
Fan boat ride
Swim with a dolphin or manatee or both
Group speedboat ride
Underground Cave Boat Tour Bowling Green,KY
Jump on a blob
Shark cage experience
Shoot clay pigeons
Watch a boxing match 2/4/11
Indoor Sky Dive
Participate in a mudrace
Successfully find a geocache
Play a game of frisbee golf 1/8/12
Zipline Canopy Tour
Segway Tour in a big city
Hot air Balloon ride
Fly in a small plane
Progressive dinner with friends or at several restaurants
Dinner in the Dark (blindfolded meal)
Eat at least one restaurant listed on Man vs. Food and Diners and Dive and Drive ins ( maybe even try a spicy food challenge..maybe)
Sushi making class
Pasta making class
Wine tasting class
Grow an herb garden
Make one new recipe a week (….baby steps)
improv show 1/7/12 intro to curling class 1/19/12
So here is the start of the running tab. I reserve the right to add to the list as my curiosity continues to become aware of new places and experiences to try. Some are way more ambitious than others, but I figured I might as well go with the quote “shoot for the moon and if you miss you are still among the stars” Travel wise I would love to go all over the world but gotta start a little smaller.The list could really go on and on…….this is just scratching the surface . So I guess this is my start but I don’t ever want to stop adding.
Remember a “Goal is dream with a deadline.” Don’t let time get away from your dreams.
“If you want to do something bad enough, you will find a way, if not you find an excuse.”
What’s on your list? What should I add to mine? Who wants to join me?
My husband and I recently visited a holiday art show open house. What made this experience inspiring and interesting was the family we met inside. We found out about the event online and decided to check it out while we were already in the neighborhood. My mom was an art teacher and artist so I have always enjoyed viewing the creative expressions of others.