My Summer Bucket List


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Hello Lovelies

So I finally put together my Summer Bucket List! It’s more of a warmer weather bucket list since I didn’t do a separate one for Spring. I figured it would make more sense to just make one since most of these could be done in either season. Some of these are just for me, some are things to do with the kids, and others are things to do with just my husband. I will re-write the list in this post since the end of the picture is a little hard to see.

Summer Bucket List

  1. Hiking (Duh!)
  2. Beach
  3. BBQ’s
  4. Gardening
  5. Horseback Riding
  6. Camping
  7. Dagorhir Events
  8. Fishing
  9. Picnics
  10. Swimming
  11. Road Trips
  12. Fair Trips
  13. Jump into a Pool With Clothes On
  14. Dance in the Rain
  15. Go to an Amusement Park
  16. Go to a Water Park
  17. Bonfire with Friends
  18. Spontaneous Adventure
  19. Enjoy a Sunrise (with lots of coffee)
  20. Watch a Sunset
  21. Horror Movie Marathon
  22. Go on a Breakfast Date
  23. Shaving Cream Fight Anyone?
  24. Water Fight!
  25. Tea Party
  26. Stargazing Date
  27. Visit Flea Markets
  28. Find Historical Tours
  29. More Crafts
  30. Go to One Place I Have Never Been

I hope everyone gets a few ideas from this list. What are some of the things on your bucket list this summer?

As always, I hope your day is filled with Bliss 

Halloween Craft Ideas Via Pinterest

Hello Lovelies! 

Since it is October, the Wednesday Seasonal posts (Fall edition) will center around Halloween. I love Halloween even though I have never really celebrated it much. Growing up, my family was/is religious and my mom didn’t really celebrate it (even though she really wasn’t that religious compared to the rest of my family). As a trick or treating alternative she would take my brother and I to my uncle’s church for their version of the night. We dressed as Bible characters and got candy. When we were slightly older, she did take us through our tightly knit neighborhood (only twice that I can remember). When I got to my teens I was “too old” and out of high school, my direct circle of friends really didn’t do much. I think I can count on one hand the amount of Halloween parties I went to from teenager till now.

As a parent now, I still haven’t celebrated it too much. This year will be the first year that we will be taking my four year old out in costume. As I said in a previous post, I don’t really like a lot of candy or snacks in the house. So that has always been my excuse 🙂

I am wanting to up my decorating/crafting this year and get more into it, because like I said, I love Halloween. I get into the movie, candy, reading, ect. aspect of it. Since I am lacking with the decorating/crafting, I hit Pinterest (seriously, I have a problem 🙂 ). As always check into my Pinterest board often because I will add more things (it’s also a combination of all things Halloween related). A lot of the crafts are more centered toward kids. My kids love to do things, so I really wanted to engage them more in creating things for around the house.

Halloween Craft Ideas

There is just something about this that I love! I think it’s cute and you could stage it different ways. Seems like it would be easy to do as well.

Here is something that the kiddos could help on. We make Christmas houses, why not Halloween houses?

This is something kids love to do. You could use whatever shape you want. Maybe find some ghost shapes or witches.

This candle idea is very simple and sure to help set a Halloween mood.

Here’s another simple craft that you could put on your front door. I plan on doing this one. Not sure why I like it so much, maybe it’s the black glitter? I may do something different with the ribbon or add a few more elements. Or I may just leave it as is. I kind of like the simplicity to it.

Every year I say I am going to do this and see how well it works and how it looks. It’s so simple. Grab a toilet paper (or something similar) roll, cut eyes, put in glow stick, and then hide in bushes or where ever.

Please be sure to check out my full Halloween board over at Pinterest. It is still being added to and has crafts, decor, food, costumes, and anything else related. I would love for you to follow my account.

My full Pinterest account. Remember still being worked on since I separated my blog account from my personal.

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As always thank you so much for stopping in. I hope your day is filled with Bliss 

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Fall Memories

Hello Lovelies! 

So you can not have a Fall series without going into your favorite Fall memories. We all have at least a few good ones. My childhood memories center more around school. My mom was a single parent and worked constantly so that she could provide for my brother and myself (thank you Mom!!). Now that I have kids of my own I am doing more things to create memories for me and (hopefully) lasting memories for them.

Now for my top memories!
  1. Going to the apple orchard for school. I remember learning how to make apple cider and apple butter. It’s where I first learned of my love for the butter and cider.
  2. Neighbors or family raking leaves and then the kids completely destroying the piles by jumping in them. Most of the time they were alright with us playing in them. Later we would help rake them. I don’t see kids doing this as much any more. I can remember piling the leaves under a neighbors tree and then seeing who could climb the highest and jump in the pile. I know now that probably wasn’t the greatest idea 🙂
  3. As you may have read in another post, I love to hike. I remember going on hikes through the woods and fields where I used to live. I lived in a “holler” so we had woods and huge hills all around us. I loved hiking/climbing up this one and looking down over the tops of the trees during Fall. Right after the leaves started turning and before they fell off. It was beautiful and peaceful.
  4. Now that I have my kids, we make a yearly trip to this small farm. There’s a corn maze, bonfire, small play area with a slide and pools filled with corn, hayride, and pumpkin picking. We go with other friends and there are normally other kids in our group. This year our group is totaling 23! My son loves it. My daughter had her first time last year and she was a bit too young to get into it. Hopefully this year she’ll be able to get into it more.
  5. My last Fall memory would have to be of football. I loved going to high school football games and still do. I love the cooler weather, yelling for your team, and eating concession stand food and snacks. When I was younger, sometimes the family would get together to watch a Buckeye game. Those were the best times. Family,
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    food, and excitement of the game!

There you go. My top five Fall memories. What are your favorite memories from Fall? As always I would love to hear from you. Thank you for stopping in. I hope your day is filled with Bliss

Fall Food and Drinks

Hello lovely people! So when I decided to do this post, I thought I would fill my Pinterest board with some savory meals that I love during the cooler months. Turns out, I pinned more on the sweeter side. Which, yes I love sweets, but I really don’t have them in the house. With a four year old that can reach basically everything (kid has some great climbing skills) and a diabetic husband that loves the sweets as well, I try to keep sweets as a special treat. If you keep checking back I’m sure I will pin more dishes that would fit as a main dish but for now it is what it is 🙂

Last week I linked to my Fall board. If you didn’t see it or didn’t follow it (you probably just got too caught up in my awesome decoration and craft pins. It’s okay, we all make mistakes 😀 ) the board will be linked below the individual pins.

Now here are my Fall Food and Drink pins.

We’ll start off with Broccoli Cheese Soup. Soups are, in my opinion, a must for Fall. They are perfect for the cooler months especially with some crusty bread, mmmm. I love broccoli cheese soups and this one is great because you make it in the slow cooker (for the most part)!

Next up is Crock-Pot Baked Apples. The recipe calls for walnuts, but I’m not the biggest fan. I substitute with granola which is one of the substitution ideas, if you are like me and don’t like walnuts or can’t have them.

I really can’t wait to make this: No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes. They just look amazing!

This next one is something new for me. I have never had pumpkin soup before (*gasp* I know. I love pumpkin but have never had pumpkin soup). I found this and thought it looked delicious and guess what sold me on it? Crock pot in the title. If you couldn’t tell, I love doing things in the crock pot.

How about a little drink time? Here we have Pumpkin Spiced Latte! Yummm

This last drink would be good for the kids and looks really good. I’m going to be sure to try it!

Now as I said, if you would like to follow my Fall Pinterest board or me follow this link! I have a fuller personal Pinterest account but it was a bit too unorganized for the sharing to this blog I wanted. This one is still growing but it will get there.

Hello Fall

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Hopefully you will find something to try through the week, maybe even something new! Be sure to check back to the board often for more food and drink ideas as well as other Fall related items. Check here next week for another Fall related post!As always I hope your day is filled with bliss 

Fall Decorations and Crafts Via Pinterest

Hello Lovelies! As I have said before, I love Pinterest! I can be completely stressed out or maybe just having a day of being down, I get on the site and I start feeling better. There is just something about seeing things that you enjoy and being able to save them to (hopefully) do later. I think the repetitive motions and just sitting still helps calms me as well. Sometimes decorating my planners, making lists, crafting, or even coloring (like those mandala coloring pages) helps calm me as well. There are plenty of other things that I do as well to help but today we are talking about Pinterest and crafting!

I have decided that Wednesdays I will be doing seasonal posts. The posts will vary from food, crafts, lists, maybe memories but will center around the season. Last week I started off with my Fall Bucket List! I know Fall technically isn’t here but I couldn’t wait! So without further ado, I present my Pinterest board: Fall!! (Yes, there are more than just decorations and crafts so see below for my individual favorite pins for this post).

Here are my favorite individual pins for Fall decorations and crafts!

I plan on doing this simple wreath for my door soon!

I really like this idea for my porch or even for my front entrance/foyer.

This one links to another website for a similar tutorial. I pinned this photo because I like the look and want to try and achieve this.

I love this as a centerpiece for a long table. Would be very cheap if you know anyone near trees. Storms tend to knock branches to the ground, so just grab one and start your centerpiece.

Okay. Last one. This one is another very simple D.I.Y. decoration. Could be left alone for something simple or add in other things like leaves or pine cones to give it a little something extra.

I hope you liked these pins! Feel free to follow my boards. They are bare right now compared to my personal Pinterest account. I just wanted something a little bit more organized for this blog 🙂 I’m always looking for new people to follow and looking for new crafts to try out (or pin for later 🙂 ) so comment below with your crafts or links. I hope you all have a blissful day 

Fall Bucket List!

Hello Lovelies! I know you have heard everyone talk about it in one way or the other, but I haven’t yet. So here we go!

FALL IS COMING!!! That’s right, the hot days of summer are passing. Now the days of cooler weather, hoodies, leaves changing color, pumpkin everything (and the list could go on) are coming up on us. It is, seriously, one of the greatest times of the year.

Every season, I have a list of things I want to do. Except, I don’t write them down (*GASP* me not making a list?) and then I forget until usually too late or I only get a few activities done. So this Fall I am making a Fall Bucket List. In fact I think before each season I will make a bucket list. That way I can continuously look at it and see what I can do when I have the extra time. List view will also let me cross off the things as I do them. Seriously, I LOVE lists!

Now, I had planned to make this list more interesting (or pretty if you will) with a graphic, but my computer with all my programs and saved things stopped working. Yes, I cried. Maybe it will get fixed… someday.

Okay. Let us get on with my Fall Bucket List: Top 20 (which is basically everything 🙂  )

Fall Bucket List      Pumpkin Farm

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch
  2. Visit an apple farm
  3. Go on a hayride
  4. Find our way through a corn maze
  5. Go to a haunted house or trail
  6. Go hiking!
  7. Go to a football game
  8. Carve pumpkins!
  9. Roast pumpkin seeds
  10. Enjoy a pumpkin spice latte (yes I had to add that!)
  11. Bake as many pumpkin things as possible
  12. Roast s’mores in the fire pit
  13. Eat candy apples
  14. Drink hot apple cider
  15. Make leaf prints
  16. Make apple prints
  17. Make apple or pumpkin scented play dough
  18. Watch Hocus Pocus!!!!
  19. Have a scary movie date
  20. Watch Nightmare Before Christmas (yes I watch this for Christmas time as well)

So as you can see, it is a big list. There are things that will be perfect to do with my kids as well as things for just Hubby and I. Even a few just for myself, latte anyone? So what does everyone else have planned for Fall? Anything that is basically tradition? I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for stopping by 🙂 I hope your day is filled with bliss