June 30, 2010

If I Die Young, Bury Me in Satin


Bucket list: A list of things you want to do or experience before you 'kick the bucket.'

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Have you ever thought about a bucket list? Ever written one out? I think it's something that everyone should have. We all have things that we want to do or experience before we die, but do we ever make an effort to do them?

There are many things in this life that I hope to experience, many years that I hope to still have in front of me. For now, though, here is my list.....


1. Get married
2. Travel around Europe
3. Stomp grapes to make wine
4. Have children
5. Have my picture made with someone famous
6. Have my breath taken away by a sunset
7. Dance in the rain
8.Sleep outside under the stars
9. Live abroad for a year
10. Volunteer in an orphanage






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This song brought me to tears the first time I heard it. I'm pretty sure that even if you don't like country music this song will touch you. I thought it was perfect for this post.


So put on your best boys, and I'll wear my pearls
What I never did is done
  A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell 'em for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a gonner
and maybe then you'll hear the words that I've been singin'
Its funny when you're dead how people start listenin'

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What's on your bucket list?

PS: I'm doing a 'what's in my bag' over at Southern Living: Preppy Style today! Come visit!

37 comments:

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

First off, thank you SO much for doing my guest post today! I love it (and I LOVE that beach bag!) It's actually funny....I have many of the same things you have in your bag! So no wonder we get along :-)

As for your bucket list. Great list. People may think that things like 6, 7, 8 are silly (like I used to), but once I had Lallie and she had me dance in the rain, enjoyed a sunset and slept under the stars, you see these things in a whole differnt light and it becomes who you are. It's not just the "doing" part of it, it's the whole scene surrounding the dancing in the rain. One of my absolute favorite memories in life. It's the simple things.

KLaw said...

Aww! I love your list! You have some good ideas on there. And all attainable! :)

Janna said...

Love that song! I've got my bucket list that involves some of the items on yours.

sara said...

What a fantastic list! Several of your bucket items are also some of mine.

Party Box Design said...

hmmm i have thought about what i must do i my lifetime, but never thought of it as my bucket list- even though it really is-lol!

love your list!

Café Bellini said...

That's a good list! I'm really liking your blog, I am now following you! I hope you'll visit me!

Lacey in the City said...

I LOVE Country music, that song in general, her hair and the band itself. I love your bucket list, it's so sweet to read. Thank you so much for this post!

xo
lacey

~KS said...

First... I have been so busy that I haven't been able to stop by and say hello like I want to. But your new header is simply radiant. I adore it. And this post... one of my favorites.
You just *must* get around to dancing in the rain. It's so heavenly.
Going to add this song to my iPod.

The Simple Life said...

I don't have anything huge on my bucket list, I just want to live to see my son grow up.

I want to see him be a man, a good man and a good father. I want him to choose better than I did for a spouse, so that his kids have two good parents the first go around.

I want to see him happy as an adult, educated and in a job he loves.

I'm just boring I guess - I have everything that makes me happy

Design Apprentice said...

Just found your cuter than words blog. What a great bucket list, it makes me want to write one. :)

Kate said...

i've never heard that song before, but it's gorgeous! i'll be humming it all day! thanks for sharing such a sweet post! xoxo

Staley Mc said...

This was a great post! Loved reading your bucket list!

Krystal said...

I've *always* wanted to stomp grapes for wine! Just... without falling over. Did you ever see that viral video clip of the newscaster stomping grapes and tumbling down on LIVE tv?! Look that up! :)

Mrs. Pick said...

I love your bucket list---wonderful items!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

I can check 6 of those off.

I am so waiting for that breath taking sunset. I have witnessed some beautiful ones, but not breath taking.

I have never heard this song...it is so sad, but beautiful!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

um, this song is AMAZING.

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

This is a fabulous list! And, a very sweet song! I know you will accomplish all of these wonderful things in time and hope that they bring you much happiness :)

Dree said...

Okay, THANK YOU for introducing me to this song! I had never heard it before, and I love country music. I love your bucket list, I have to write one soon. I love your blog, btw! I'm a new follower. :)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Julie,
New to that song and band. WOW! It is sooo good!
I love your bucket list. Have many of the same:)
I always wanted to just hold abandoned babies at an orphanage and considered joining Mother Teresa's order when I was younger....maybe someday :)
Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

Great list! I've done 5 things on your list! I don't like the idea of a Bucket List because I always feel like if I say oh - before I die, then I'll put it off forever, that's why I made my 25 Before 25 list! Giving me a deadline will just mean I have a TON of things to do in the next 2 years! And when that list is done, I'll make another one! This way, when I'm like 75, I can say wow...I sure did a lot!

Happy Wednesday!

Christy said...

Oh! I left you award over at my blog today =)

Rasha said...

Great list! I think I might do this as a post sometime!

capperson said...

I love your list! Quite a few of them are also on my bucket list:)

I might do one of these posts soon :)

Pink Champagne said...

Such a fabulous list! And that song is so pretty. There are so many things that I want to do and see in the world, and your list covers a bunch of them!

Caitlin said...

I love that song!!
Check out my bucket list at hi-mynameiscaitlin.blogspot.com

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I love your list! A lot of them are mine as well. After seeing that 'I Love Lucy' episode where she stomps grapes I've always wanted to do that. Have a great day beautiful girl xoxo

Shelley said...

What a great bucket list! I also thought that video/song was so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Lilly and Lacrosse Sticks said...

I love this post! This inspired today's post on my blog!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I just love your bucket list! I've been seeing a couple of these lately. I really need to write one out. There are just ideas floating in my head, but I need to actually write them down on paper so I can start doing them!

stephanieee said...

i just made a bucketlist. it includes things like learning how to cartwheel and learning italian:)

Tarver said...

All of your items on your list are on mine as well, plus learning italian, falling in love, standing on a broadway stage, be dipped and kissed on the brooklyn bridge and living in Manhattan for at least 6 months.

This has inspired me to eventually post my own bucket list on my blog!

Amanda said...

love your list! i have always thought of a bucket list in my head, but have never wrote one out! i should definitely do that with you. and i could show my husband the list so maybe he would surprise me and grant a few!! haha! :)

A Wedding Story said...

Great list!! I want to travel and have a few kids...no major wants here!

MCW said...

I would love to travel cross country in an RV! I guess I say that now...but, not sure how I would handle it once I hit Ohio :)

I would like to also visit every continent at least once!

Tamara Nicole said...

Oh dear thsi list is fab!!! Hmm mine is visit each continent in the world, start a non profit org, and have 4 beautiful babies and raise them right with great values, morals, etc.

Lana said...

Such a great list, I think I need to make one too!

KatherineBee said...

Thanks for posting that song - I absolutely love it!