Christmas Bucket List | Blogmas Day 2

Happy Thursday! Today’s post is my Christmas bucket list, aka everything I wanna do before the end of the year. I’ve already started on it so anything complete already will be marked as such.

Food:

  • Peppermint mocha ✓
  • Chestnut praline latte ✓
  • Irish cream cold brew ✓
  • Christmas cookies
  • Broccoli bake
  • Christmas chocolates ✓
  • Winter beer
  • Hot chocolate

Movies/TV:

  • Jingle All the Way ✓
  • Elf
  • Office Christmas Party ✓
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Christmas Story
  • Love, Actually
  • Great British Baking Show Holiday episodes

Things:

  • Decorate for Christmas ✓
  • Bake cookies
  • Shop for gifts
  • Put newborn in Christmas clothes and take pictures :p
  • Complete blogmas
  • Watch/read other vlogmas/blogmas content

And that’s it! Wish me luck 😀

TIME TO GET FESTIVE | Holiday Bucket List 2020 and Fall Bucket List Check-In

CHRISTMAS SEASON IS FINALLY HERE AND NOBODY CAN GROAN AT ME FOR LISTENING TO TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. I’M LOOKIN AT YOU, BASICALLY EVERYONE I KNOW IRL.

ahem

My favorite holiday is Christmas, so I tend to try to be in the spirit from the day after Thanksgiving through the new year. Meaning, a bucket list is in order.

Last year, I combined my fall and winter bucket list and then never actually referenced it again.This year, I made a fall bucket list separately, and will go over it here to see what I actually did, and then I’ll make a holiday bucket list specifically for this month and into the new year. I’ll go over this one in January 2021 (writing that date out by the way makes me realize how close this horrid year is to being over, augh). So:

Fall bucket list check-in

  • Pumpkin spice latte ✔️
  • Pumpkin cream cold brew ✔️
  • Pumpkin beer ✔️
  • Octoberfest beer ✔️
  • Participate in fall beer exchange ✔️
  • Pumpkin cookies ✔️
  • Break out the fall scented candles ✔️
  • Apple cider ❌
  • Buy spoopy decorations for Halloween ✔️
  • Decorate the house all spoopy ✔️
  • Buy turkey decorations for Thanksgiving ✔️
  • Decorate the house all turkey-y ✔️
  • Break out Christmas decorations and do inventory to see if anything new/replacements are needed ✔️
  • Organize a list of blog posts to write from now til Black Friday ✔️
  • Organize a list of blog posts for Blogmas 2020  ✔️
  • Pre-write November posts, because Nanowrimo ✔️
  • Pre-write at least five Blogmas posts ❌
  • Participate in Nanoplanmo ✔️
  • Participate in Nanowrimo ✔️
  • Go to an applefest (if possible, the plaaaaague, aaaaah) ❌
  • Get pumpkins ✔️
  • Carve pumpkins ❌
  • Hand out candy on trick or treat (if possible, the plaaaaague, aaaaah) ❌
  • Get fall flowers ✔️
  • Gobblerito ✔️
  • Pilgrim sandwich ✔️
  • Turkey and Stuffing ✔️
  • Slow cooker hot chocolate ㋛
  • Fall nail art ❌
  • Buddy read Vita Nostra with Katy @Bookbinderway ✔️
  • Watch The Lord of the Rings ✔️
  • Watch Harry Potter ㋛
  • Watch a scary movie ❌
  • Hang all the framed art that’s been sitting on the ground, leaning against the wall since I moved in three years ago ㋛
  • Buy a new car ❌
  • Read three of my remaining 10 in 2020 books ❌

So overall I did pretty well. The ones I didn’t do tend to be the ones that involve socializing. My area got really bad again right after Halloween because somebody decided to hold a rally nearby and nobody wore masks. So now we have a spike.

The faces are ones I kinda did. Like watch Harry Potter: I watched the first three. Hang wall art: I’ve hanged a few. Stuff like that. Some of these will transfer to my holiday list, some won’t.

As with the fall bucket list, a lot of this is gonna be food. Shh.

Holiday bucket list

  • Chestnut praline latte
  • Peppermint mocha
  • Winter beer
  • Break out the electric blanket
  • Make a list of Christmas movies to watch
  • Watch those Christmas movies
  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Ship cookies to buddies
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Go Christmas shopping (online? 😦 )
  • Winter nail art
  • Go Christmas light hunting
  • Hang up Christmas lights outside
  • Get Christmas sweets
  • Get fiction TBR down to 200 books
  • Watch Harry Potter (from beginning!)
  • Watch Lord of the Rings (again)
  • Wrap presents
  • Decorate apartment all Christmasy
  • Finish hanging frames on the walls
  • Buy a car
  • Complete blogmas
  • Irish cream cold brew
  • Get Christmas jammies to wear to bed Christmas eve
  • Learn how to play Carol of the Bells on guitar – in progress!!!
  • Break out Christmas scented candles
  • Finish book buying ban successfully
  • Make nacho dip for New Year’s
  • Send cards to my grandmother

Making this list made me both excited and sad. I had so much I wanted to do that involved other people, but I can’t do it this year – I was comparing last year’s list to this year’s and there were so many things where I was like ‘well, can’t do that this year’. It’s kind heartbreaking honestly.

Next year’s list is gonna be baller though, believe you me. I am gonna go all out. I’m gonna be so damned merry.

Let me know what you’re planning on doing this holiday season! Happy Blogmas!

Fall Bucketlist 2020

Bonus Friday post! I couldn’t find where else to squeeze it in, so HI AGAIN I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE.

It’s fall! Hooray! Fall and winter is the best time of the year. Technically, my ‘favorite time of the year’ goes from August 1st, which is my wedding anniversary, to January 1st, for obvious reasons. So now that we’re pretty far into the best time of the year and the weather is actually starting to feel like fall, I’m making a bucketlist again!

Last year, I did a Fall and Winter bucketlist, but then I never followed up on it. So this year, I’m dividing it – my fall bucket list will go from today through Black Friday. That day I’ll go over what I did and post my winter bucket list (which if we’re being honest is just a Christmas/holiday list, so shh). I’ll follow up on that sometime in January.

So here’s my fall list. Some of these are already done, as it’s the end of September, but work with me here.

Also, most of my bucket list is food. Pbtbtbt.

Fall Bucket List

  • Pumpkin spice latte
  • Pumpkin cream cold brew – Complete
  • Pumpkin beer – Complete
  • Octoberfest beer – Complete
  • Participate in fall beer exchange – Complete
  • Pumpkin cookies – Complete
  • Break out the fall scented candles
  • Apple cider
  • Buy spoopy decorations for Halloween – Complete
  • Decorate the house all spoopy
  • Buy turkey decorations for Thanksgiving
  • Decorate the house all turkey-y
  • Break out Christmas decorations and do inventory to see if anything new/replacements are needed
  • Organize a list of blog posts to write from now til Black Friday – Complete
  • Organize a list of blog posts for Blogmas 2020 – Complete
  • Pre-write November posts, because Nanowrimo
  • Pre-write at least five Blogmas posts
  • Participate in Nanoplanmo
  • Participate in Nanowrimo
  • Go to an applefest (if possible, the plaaaaague, aaaaah)
  • Get pumpkins
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Hand out candy on trick or treat (if possible, the plaaaaague, aaaaah)
  • Get fall flowers
  • Gobblerito
  • Pilgrim sandwich
  • Turkey and Stuffing
  • Slow cooker hot chocolate
  • Fall nail art
  • Buddy read Vita Nostra with Katy @Bookbinderway
  • Watch The Lord of the Rings
  • Watch Harry Potter
  • Watch a scary movie
  • Hang all the framed art that’s been sitting on the ground, leaning against the wall since I moved in three years ago
  • Buy a new car
  • Read three of my remaining 10 in 2020 books

So you can see a lot of them are food, a lot of them are fall-specific, and a lot of them are blog related. There are a few though that are just ‘you gotta do this soon’, most the car one. My car is about dead, I need to buy a new one soon.

If you have a fall bucket list, or something even remotely similar, lemme know what you plan to do this season!

 

Fall and Winter Bucket List of 2019

Bucket List

Hi, new kind of post today! As I’ve said a million times now, fall and winter in my opinion is the best time of the year. The holidays, the weather, the seasonal flavors, the cuddliness and spookiness and merriness and turkeyness of it all, I love it.

So today I want to make my own personal bucket list of things I want to do this fall and winter. Some of it will be already completed, since it my head I start ‘fall’ basically on September 1st. But they’ll still be included for completion’s sake.

PS a lot of these will be food related, because let’s be honest, what else could I want from life. 😛

The Bucket List

  • Write this post – Done (pbtbt)
  • Get hot apple cider
  • Get a pumpkin spice latte – Done (shh)
  • Get a gingerbread latte
  • Get a peppermint mocha
  • Get a chestnut praline latte
  • Go to an applefest (I missed my opportunity, I think this one will remain undone 😦 )
  • Drink fall beers – Done
  • Drink winter beers
  • Pass out candy on Halloween
  • Break out the electric blanket
  • Re-arrange my bedroom furniture
  • Plan out my blog posts for October, November and December – Done
  • Participate in Nanoplanmo – In progress
  • Participate in Nanowrimo
  • Participate in Blogmas
  • Make a list of Christmas movies to watch in December
  • Finish that movie list
  • Finish my Nanoplanmo TBR
  • Eat a pumpkin cookies
  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Finish my Goodreads reading challenge – Done
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Go Christmas shopping
  • Go people watching on Black Friday
  • Get a Gobblerito
  • Get a Pilgrim Sub – Done
  • Get a Gobble Gobble Burger
  • Eat turkey
  • Paint my nails fall themed
  • Paint my nails winter themed
  • Go to a Friendsgiving
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Organize fluffy sock collection
  • Make best of/worst of book lists (part of after-Blogmas posts)
  • Make list of good blogmas/vlogmas content to follow
  • Keep up to date with releasing anime/tv shows, etc weekly
  • Finish my buddy read
  • Go Christmas light hunting
  • Go see the Trans Siberian Orchestra live
  • Have a movie night with buddies
  • Have Christmas-flavored sweets
  • Make slow cooker chili
  • Buy point-and-shoot video camera
  • Re-arrange books
  • Finish 10 in 2019 list
  • Finish reading goals
  • Read Harry Potter books 3 and 4 in illustrated editions
  • Read at least 3 more books towards r/Fantasy Bingo
  • Watch all 8 Harry Potter movies
  • Watch the extended Lord of the Rings (again)
  • Watch the extended Hobbit (again)
  • Learn to crochet
  • Go to a Halloween party
  • Wrap presents
  • Help parents chop down a Christmas tree
  • Decorate apartment all Christmas-like

At the moment, that’s what I can think of. If I come up with more, I’ll come back and edit this post I guess. 😛

But see. See. This is the best time of the year because all of the above.

Are you planning on doing anything fun this fall and winter? Lemme know – I could always use more things to stick on my list. :”D