life list // pocket book

A few weeks back I came across this post from Andrea from For The Love Of on creating a Life List. A life list is basically a reworked term for a Bucket List (Goals you have listed to accomplish through out your life). It was fun to read what goals she had listed, which then inspired me to create a list of goals for myself. I am usually bad at actually following through with things/goals I make for myself. Probably out of fear that I might fail at what it was I set out to do, I guess we can't be perfect at everything. 
So I thought I would share the list I have made for myself, along with goals made to accomplish as a family.
I made a cute little "Life List Pocket Book" to write down all my goals in. That way I have it on hand when ever I have the urge to check something off the list or if I come up with another goal I can add it to the ever growing list.

Brown Paper Book : Fawn & Flora // Washi Tape : Downtown Tape // Stamps : Michael's

Life List
Goals for Myself (In no particular order)
  • Marry the Man of my dreams
  • Become a Mom
  • Make my family proud of me
  • Host a Party
  • Surprise someone who deserves something special
  • Attend a blogger conference 
  • Learn Sign Language 
  • Read 1 book a month for a year
  • Completely decorate every room in the house
  • Learn to say "Hello" in 10 different languages
  • Do indoor rock climbing
  • Sew a dress for myself
  • Start a charity
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a 1/2 marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • Do something crazy I wont regret
  • Get a few more tattoos
  • Zip Lining (at Margarita Adventures)
  • Attend New York Fashion Week
  • Take a photography class
  • Create a Happiness Project
  • Become an early riser
  • Learn to say "NO" without feeling guilty
  • Make a documentary film
  • Sell your original artwork
  • Donate blood on a regular basis
  • Donate Clothes to a Local Women's Shelter
  • Become a clothing designer
  • Start a blog
  • Create YouTube video and have it go viral
  • Write letters to kids on a regular basis
  • Write a children's book
  • Create Trust Funds for the kids
  • Take up yoga
  • Learn to meditate
  • Design and create my "dream" craft room
  • Learn to LIVE NOW
  • Become influential on Social Media
  • Visit New York...Again; See all Major Landmarks and visit all 5 boroughs
  • Renew my vows with my Hubby
Family Goals
  • Trip to Alaska
  • Disneyland
  • Visit Washington DC
  • Arlington Cemetery
  • Family photo portraits once a year
  • Visit the Smithsonian
  • Get a pet fish and keep it alive for a year
  • Adopt a Family in need for the Holidays
  • Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Sea World
  • Go on a cruise
  • Virgin Islands (Hubby & I trip)
  • Plant a veggie garden
  • Complete our backyard
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Super Bowl
  • World Series
  • Go to the park at least once a week (weather permitting)
  • Go on a picnic 
  • Create a fort in the living room and have a movie marathon one weekend
  • Camp out in the back yard
  • Go on a camping trip
  • Snow Trip
  • Volunteer at a Homeless Shelter for the Holidays
  • Visit a nursing home to bring goodies
  • Have a water fight


  1. what a fun idea, I love that it is a life list, makes it seem a lot more doable. Adorable blog!

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  2. Thanks Kendra. I have been meaning to make a list for a while, and when I sat down to write it up I thought I would be more fun to put it all down in a book to carry around.
    Thanks for the follow!

  3. I really like your blog and point of view. I love For the Love of.. too.

  4. this bucket list is awesome! blog conference, back yard picnic, garden, be a mom, so many wonderful things!

  5. Let me know when you decide to do Disneyland. We want to get down there with all three littles soon-ish.

    just love // kelly

  6. I have been thinking about making a life list, or at least "next 5 years" list. Going to check out the link you left up top. New follower, and digging your blog.


  7. It probably wont be for about a year or two... I will definitely let you know though if it's sooner than expected!

  8. I can't wait to see the list you come up with! Life List, Next 5 or 10 Years, 30 before 30... So many reasons to make fun lists!

  9. Very awesome goals! There's a few that I want to do myself! Love the little book too!

  10. Amazing Lists...I need to write mine down! I love the say "NO" without feeling guilty.

  11. Heidi! One more thing... Dawnelle and I have just started a link up that this post would be perfect for! You should check it out...


    just love // kelly

  12. Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party


    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties x

  13. This is such a great idea! I think it would make a perfect birthday gift.
    I'm a new follower stopping by from the GFC Collective Link Up :)


  14. What a cool idea, Heidi! I've totally started something like this before but I end up always changing up my books that I lose track of my goals. Bummer. Love this idea, would love to follow through on it...

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