What's a better name for a Bucket List?

Bucket List just sounds too grim for me to use that on a monthly basis, so I need to come up with a better term.

For the fall, I came up with a list of the things I wanted to knock out, and I'm happy to say I was pretty successful. Putting goals in writing is one of the best ways to achieve them and I really don't have a better platform than right here.

Here is how I did for the Fall:

Put a personal touch on some pumpkins and decorate with them  
Go to a pumpkin patch
Host a book club meeting
Upgrade my fall wardrobe:
Invest in good boots 
Bake fall goodies for my co-workers: 
Bake fall treats and bring them to friends and family in the neighborhood: 
Meet my new baby cousins and prepare a treat for their whole family 
Cook dinner with new recipes 
Try navy blue for an upcoming manicure 
Give a Pumpkin Spiced Latte a shot
Order new magazine subscriptions 
Run a race
10 out of 13 - which is not too bad.

and now...
 My new, winter to-do

  • Volunteer something. My time, my money, my things...whatever it is, I want to give back somehow before I leave for Mexico.

  • Fully relax while I'm in vacation. I plan to unplug and work on being my best self while I am there

  • Bake Christmas cookies

Bring treats in for work

  • Buy thoughtful gifts for Christmas without going overboard

  • Try forest green for a manicure

  • Wear my new, sparkly dress

  • Get a hot chocolate - with all the good toppings

  • Play in the snow

  • Go on a drive through a less-visited neighborhood to check out the Christmas lights

  • Watch Elf and Santa Claus

  • Send out Christmas cards

  • Go Ice Skating

  • Check out the Christmas windows at Macy's on Michigan Ave

  • Make a new soup recipe 

  • Make a gingerbread house

  • Keep a positive attitude for the next 3 weeks of work. Everyday, show up as my best self.

  • Host a cookie exchange/ornament exchange party for my girlfriends.

All to be completed by 2/1/12


  1. fantastic goal/to-do list for the month my dear...you can so do these and they all sound like so much fun to me!

  2. Love these - I'm glad to see giving back and relaxing on your vaca are at the top of the list! Hope you are having a fabulous December so far :)

  3. This is a FANTASTIC list! I can't wait to hear how you do!

  4. I love the idea of a monthly "to do" list ~ I make one daily but I feel like creating a monthly one would keep things at a "higher level" and out of the nitty gritty. I might try this!

  5. I would never have thought to do a monthly bucket list but it is such a great idea an just shows how much you can ever done!
    Love your Christmas list with cute images too!
    Definitely have to give this a go.

    Abigail x