Will be adding a new category ….

Will be adding a new category ….


We are going to be grandparents in September!! So that means there will be some baby projects coming up for the blog. 🙂 So over the moon excited for our son and daughter in law. I know they will make wonderful parents!!!! This baby is going to be so loved with six grandparents. 🙂

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I am excited to announce you can follow me on Facebook now! Please like the page to get updates on new posts and exciting happenings at JulieSaidWhat.com


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What is on your Bucket List? 125+ Ideas

What is on your Bucket List?  125+ Ideas

I never watched the movie but I have had a bucket list for a few years now. (it was on this weekend so I finally did see it, what a great movie!) I had a great one stored on my old phone but forgot to copy it when changing to my Iphone. So I recently wrote up a new list. Everyone needs a bucket/dream list because how do you know what you are working for in life if you don’t have dreams? It should really cover all areas of your life too … such as travel, work, educational, spiritual, financial, and physical. It gives you a road map of where you want to get in life.
I had several pins of places I wanted to go and added them to my list. I did a search for other bucket lists to give me an idea of what I needed to add. I need to put mine in categories but this will do for now. I hope my list inspires you to make your own! I did take out a few that were too personal for the blog. 🙂

Julie’s Bucket List

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Stay married to my husband until death do us part

Be the best wife, daughter, step-mother, sister, niece, cousin, and friend that I know how to be

Do a 5K with my hubby

Visit Tonga where the International Dateline of the day begins

Have a successful blog that helps people in some way

Hike back to the falls again in Smith (been 25+ years) with hubby

See Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home (last piece of our Abe trips)

See Mary Todd Lincoln’s home in Lexington, KY (UPDATED:  completed in Feb. 2013!)

See a UK game (UPDATED: completed in Feb. 2013!)

See the Kentucky Derby

See a Bulls game (The only Chicago team I haven’t seen, have seen several Bears, Blackhawks, and White Sox games.)

Find a way to make money with my photography or creativity with using pix

Volunteer at a soup kitchen a holiday

Hawaii -any beach and Pearl Harbor

Sandals at St. Lucia

See the Grand Canyon which I have done however it is still on my bucket list because I want to hike back down to Supai and see all the falls and hike the overnight trail of Blue Angel/Phantom Ranch.

Swim in the Atlantic Ocean (done), Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean (done) and Mediterranean

Learn conversational Spanish

Visit Slovakia to see Andrew’s family roots

Visit England (Hensleigh castle) to see some of mine

Finish my family tree

Print out a copy of family tree with pictures in memory of my grandmother for all my Smith family

Publish a book

Get an article published

Write a song (which I recently did when my uncle died)

See the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights

Learn to carry a tune

See Sequoia National Park

Go to Alaska with hubby for his list

See all 50 states … 26 to go.

Explore Yellowstone National Park

Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. (been there but not during it to see the trees)
cherry blossoms

Swim with dolphins

Hike a ¼ of the Appalachian Trail

Learn how to sail

Be a mentor to someone

Live near the beach in a warm climate

Get closure on all my hurts, grievances, and pain from my past-forgive all those that have hurt me

Fly first class

Do a reenactment or Halloween costume as Mary Todd Lincoln with hubby as Abraham Lincoln

Learn to use my golf clubs and play at the Harlan Country Club

Snorkel a shipwreck

See Bora Bora in Tahiti and stay in a bungalow above the water

Make a difference in one person’s life

Have my own business

Make a five figure income with online ventures

Create a You Tube Video that goes viral

Learn how to ballroom dance with Andrew

Go pearl diving

Go whitewater rafting

Go hiking in a rain forest

Visit the beaches, the Parthenon, and Acropolis in Greece

Ride a cable car in San Francisco, CA

Grow orchids

Learn how to make pottery

Grow all the different colors of hydrangeas

Ride a horse on the beach

Visit Kuramathi Island in Maldives

Turks & Caicos

Spend a month in Australia
See Fiona our past neighbor from SB, Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, see the Sydney Opry House, (Pink) Hillier Lake, Shell Beach on Short Bay, Whitehaven Beach, Fitzroy Island in Queensland, pet a Kohola, and see the 12 apostles in Melbourne,
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Visit Puerto Rico … Playa de Gomucunas

Italy for a month
Stay at the Hotel Citta Del Mare in Sicily with waterslide to the Mediterranean!
See Sardina, Apennine Colossus in Florence, Mineral Baths in Tuscany, Ride a gondola in Venice, Almalfi Coast, Rome, and Pienza
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Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, TN

Waterfalls in Glacier National Park in Montana

US Virgin Islands

See Castles and Fairy Pools in Scotland

See the Jost van Dyke

Multnomah Falls, White River Falls and Ramona Falls

Swim in the largest swimming pool in the world at Algarroba, Chile

Have a private pool outside my bedroom door

Have a pool grotto in my backyard

Olympic National Park in WA

Get hair lessons from a stylist

Learn Calligraphy

Make a photo blanket

Watch the 10 greatest movies of all time ranked by the American Film Institute

Discover my life’s purpose

Become a morning person

Learn how to take criticism

Take makeup lessons with a makeup artist

Meet a President of the United States of America

Meet Kenny Chesney

Buy a piece of jewelry from Tiffany’s

Have over 50,000 followers on Twitter/Facebook for my website

Audition for a commercial

Ride a Segway

Have a caricature done of us

See Negril, Jamaica (already seen Ocho Rios and Montego Bay)

Island hop in the Caribbean

Learn to surf

Spend a week driving up the coast of California


Mt. Rushmore

Cumberland Island in GA

Everglades and the Keys in FL

Acadia National Park in Maine

Mt. Vernon, VA

Beucomb NC where my family lived for many years in 1800s.

Live my life as a light to someone else

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One of those days ….

One of those days ….

I have been very productive these past few days. I am cleaning out closets and finally putting up my holiday stuff. On top of that trying to do some pins and get a shower gift ready. So I am going to not post a pin today but will post an extra this week.
I was doing a project today that I had worked hours on. I ended up breaking it on the last step. Talk about frustrated! My hubby did a great job of throwing out ideas so I didn’t lose it. I have a solution that I will try tomorrow. Keep fingers crossed or you may hear me scream all over the world.

Hope every one is having a spectacular Sunday!!

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Adding to blessings jar

Adding to blessings jar

My cousin had a bad accident yesterday but is doing much better. So I added that to my 2013 Blessings Jar. Its only 1/2/13 and I already have four blessings in the jar.

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My 2013 New Years Intentions

My 2013 New Years Intentions

I personally don’t like to make resolutions. I think intentions are more suited to what my goals are for the year.

In my family we lost three special loved ones so I have three major intentions this year.

For baby Bailey to cherish each day I am given.
For Billy to do something new and fun at least once a month.
For my uncle Harry King I will do something for someone else at least once a month.

In memory of a friend’s mom I will cherish my mom even more.
For my cousin’s grieving for their dad I will spend more time with my daddy.

I will spend more time with both sides of my family and my hubby’s family every chance!
I will give a hug every chance I am given.

I will not go one day without a blog post.
I will give my blog the time needed to improve and work on posts.

I will lose 10 pounds and not buy bigger sizes!

I will see a new place this year.
I will sign up for my first 5k with my hubby.
I will hike a new trail.

I will make sure my hubby, kids, bro, sis, my in-laws, bro/sis in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins know how much they mean to me.

I will say I love you more often.

The picture was on Facebook and don’t know who to give credit too.

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