Monday, April 22, 2013

Guest Post + My Bucket List

Today I'm guest posting for my girlfriend Katie at Strawberry Halls Forever!  Please head on over to find out more about why I'm posing with this massive mammal!

Do you have a bucket list?  I made a "30 before 30" bucket list back in 2011.  When I gave up on my old blog and started Simple Suburbia, I forgot all about my bucket list...until now!  Check out my full 30 before 30 list in my tabs at the top or by clicking this link.  Please don't remind me that I only have 2 years and 2.5 months to complete this list.  Eeek!

Here are some of the things I am crossing off my list...

Cook a thanksgiving dinner. - November 2012 We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this past year and it was my first time cooking it all!  We hosted Thanksgiving once in the past, but my mom brought the turkey.  I'll admit, I did a turkey breast, but that's only because we didn't have enough people to do a full size turkey (plus all of the stuff that goes along with prepping the turkey GROSSES me out)!  

 Learn some sign language.  - Fall 2012
I know it's not much, but I learned baby signs to teach Carson!  So far he only signs for milk consistently, but sometimes he'll do "more" and "all done".  I've learned Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, water, milk, eat, drink, more, all done, library, book, bed, I Love You.... I think that's all!
I know there are some classes for baby sign language, but honestly, there are TONS of resources you can find online!  Check out this cute video I found on YouTube!

Organize my recipes. - October 2012
I finally got all of my recipes typed up and put into a binder.  They are organized into 4 sections: appetizers  sides, main dishes, and desserts.  I considered organizing them by main component but then I got frustrated when a recipe would fit into 2 categories.  I think I might end up adding sub-sections to my main dishes and desserts because right now they're really full!

Find a church to join.  - 2012
We have started going to a new church that we both really enjoy.  I want to go to church and get something out of it.  I used to hate going when I was little because I didn't understand the sermon and the message was never clear to me.  Plus, I felt like we were going because we had to go or we were supposed to do it.  Now I actually enjoy going to church and the message is always totally clear!  As a teacher, I appreciate that our pastor presents the message in various ways (anecdotes, stories, bible readings, videos, songs) because it makes it easy for anyone to understand and it's almost always relatable!  



  1. Good luck on your 30 before 30 list- I so wish I had done this before I turned 30! Going to check out your guest post

  2. Just commented on your post on Katie's blog. Stopping by to say hi here too :)