Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Bucket List

Everyone has one. Even if you've never actually written it down, you most likely have a list of things you want to try or do and places you would like to visit. 

So, today I have finally decided to put mine down on paper and hopefully one day be able to cross them off! I am going to share with you all my top 5 on my bucket list.

1.    Visit Ireland- I have always been fascinated with the beautiful, mystical castles in Ireland. Ever since I found out that most of my name comes from the Irish, I have wanted to take a trip there. The beautiful colors, and waters. It seems it would be such a magical place to visit. 


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2.     Alaskan Cruise- I have always wanted to go on a cruise and I want to visit Alaska, so why not kill two birds with one stone! I love the beauty of Alaska. It’s, for the most part, untouched by humans. And it is also pretty isolated, which suits me well since I’m not a big fan of crowds. And I mostly just want to go on a cruise to say that I have!

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3.    The Northern Lights- Okay, really, who doesn’t want to see the Northern Lights? This has been my dream since I first heard about it when I was a kid. I don’t think I need to explain much why this is on my top 5!

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4.     Whale Migration- Seeing the Humpback Whale Migration in Hawaii would be amazing. There is nothing more awe-inspiring than watching nature at its finest. It would be so awesome to be able to witness that first hand!

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5.    Yellowstone- In case you couldn’t tell, I love nature! Being able to see the Earth like this and see the animals in their real habitat would be so great! I know that many people have visited Yellowstone many times, but this would be a huge deal if my family could go here!

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Well, there you have it! My top 5 on my bucket list. This is the first time I have ever put it in writing and it has definitely made me want to make sure that someday I can say I have seen all of them! 

What are some of the things on your bucket lists? Anyone have the same as mine?

I would love to hear everyone else’s lists, and maybe any you have been able to cross off! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Family Craft Day-DIY Sharpie Mugs

Our family has started a new tradition where all of the women get together and do something crafty once a month. We each take turns hosting and coming up with a craft to do. It has been a lot of fun and we have done many different crafts!

Well March was my month to host a craft, and after searching for something cheap and easy to do, my friend and fellow blogger Daniela at Put a Bird On It posted about an awesome DIY sharpie mug! I loved this idea and thought it would be perfect for my craft day! It's super cheap and so easy even my four year old could do it!!!

I told everyone to bring a mug and I provided some sharpies in many colors. I also made sure to have some paper available for everyone to practice what they wanted to draw first. 

It was super easy and everyone had a lot of fun personalizing their own mugs. It only cost me about $10 for two packs of sharpies and some alcohol wipes. (The alcohol wipes worked great for cleaning before hand since there were quite a few of us, and for erasing mistakes or smudges!) 

After everyone drew on their mugs we put them all together and took some pictures. Then I told them all the instructions for baking their mugs at home. (It would have taken a little too long for them to stay and do it at my house.)

I love the way they all turned out! We have some very talented women in our family! I am so glad that I found this craft idea at Put a Bird On It!

My daughter had a lot of fun doing this craft! I bet you can't pick out which one belongs to her!

 For the full tutorial on how to make your own sharpie mug visit Daniela's post here!