Holiday Activity + Winter Bucket List Updates

Posted January 22, 2019 by shooting in Discussion / 40 Comments

I never gave an update on my Holiday Activity Bucket List, so here we go!

  1. Host my annual Cookie Exchange party (yes, and it was a lot of fun!)
  2. Drive around and see Christmas lights (Not as much as I wanted to, but yes, I did!)
  3. Watch as many Holiday movies as I can (Definitely! I still have some taped that I DO plan on watching this Winter)
  4. Make a holiday themed craft (You know…I’m not sure I made anything holiday themed.)
  5. Make a Gingerbread house (Yes, I made a small house at my Cookie Exchange Party and then I worked on a couple houses for a village that my mom, sister-in-law, nieces, and nephew all made)
  6. Mail Christmas cards (Yes, I did!! I still have a few Christmas gifts to send, but hey, who doesn’t like belated presents?)


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Harry on the Shelf helped me model the tiny gingerbread houses my friend and I made. Mine is the left, hers is the right! This was part of a Christmas village of small houses- fun right? I made some others like this yesterday with my family and my sister in law used the trick of white chocolate to connect the house pieces! It works so well and hardens nice and quick- save the frosting for decoration!! ? Have you made any gingerbread houses this year? ? * * * * * * #harryontheshelf #harrypotter #potterfan #gingerbreadhouse #gingerbread #gingerbreadvillage #diychristmas #christmas #christmas2018 #harrypotterfandom #harrypotterbooks #jkrowling #bookish #bookstagram #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfideas #elfontheshelf2018 #christmasfun

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That’s a 5/6 for my Holiday Activity Bucket List! Not too shabby!

Now let’s move on to the Winter Bucket List: First Update

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I didn’t put too much on my Winter Bucket List, so I haven’t really crossed off much, but let’s take a look anyway.

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  1. Print out London/Harry Potter pictures and figure out if I’m doing one scrapbook or two. So I’m pretty sure I’m only going to do one scrapbook, but I haven’t actually printed anything off yet, so I’m not crossing any part of this off.
  2. Go to a Cincinnati Cyclones game.  Not yet, but I have tickets for their Wizarding World night (my sister got them for us for my Christmas gift) and I can’t wait!!
  3. Read 2-3 Christmas/Winter books. Christmas might be over, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy these Christmas/Winter themed books. So far, I’ve only read Hark the Herald Angels Slay by Vicki Delany, so that’s about half a point for this one!
  4. Watch Bird Box on Netflix.  Yes! I just watched it over the weekend and I really enjoyed it. I’ll have more on the movie later this week.
  5. Start Losing Weight Again. I see my weight loss doctor later today, so I’m not sure where I’m at right now. Hopefully I’m around the same if I haven’t lost anything, but I’m working on losing!!

My final score is 1 1/2 out of 5! Not too shabby since it’s only been a month of Winter so far. Losing weight is a process, but hopefully by next month I can say I’m doing this. My Cyclones game isn’t until March, but I do hope to start printing photos soon and reading more Christmas/Winter books!

Do you have a Winter Bucket list? How are you doing so far?

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40 responses to “Holiday Activity + Winter Bucket List Updates

  1. I had the same holiday list as you. I find it harder to do some things with a toddler and baby but we did. Our toddler loved the Christmas lights and the Polar Express movie.

  2. Sounds like you did pretty darn good! I had wanted to see more Christmas lights than I had the chance to this year too, but there is always next year! I’m anxious to hear your thoughts on Bird Box! I thought it was pretty good, but I know plenty of other people who didn’t enjoy it!

  3. That sounds like so much fun! Omg hosting parties should be amazing. I never got to host a party. Wow. That gingerbread cookie house looks awesome. I love fun activities like that, they are so cute and enjoyable.

  4. Woah, woah, woah. Harry on the shelf is a thing?!? Lol, I had no idea! Your gingerbread houses are adorable! Also you accomplished so many things this winter. Bird Box is on my must-watch list, too. I hear so many good things!

  5. Driving around and seeing Christmas lights is something I’ve loved doing ever since I was a young girl. Unfortunately over here in the Netherlands people don’t go to all the trouble a lot of Americans do by decorating the entire house on the outside and putting things in the front lawn and things like that. Some do this, but not a lot. Wish I could be in America around Christmas sometime haha!

    Making gingerbread houses isn’t something people do a lot over here, but I’ve managed to buy a ‘complete’ set to make one together with my son and he loves doing this so much and afterward eating from it haha. He got to decorate it with candy and such. This is definitely a tradition I want to uphold in the future. We’ve been doing this for some years now.

    Good luck with your Winter bucket list, it looks great! Losing weight is something that’s on my own bucket list as well.

  6. Reading Christmas/Winter books now sounds like a perfect idea! Your Winter bucket list also sounds like all sorts of fun to do, good luck with it! 🙂

  7. I had almost the same exact bucket list for christmas, though you got way more done than I did! I’m blaming it on the move. We moved in September, and we were working like crazy to get the house ready for the family. Which honestly was worth it, because it was a dream having them all here. And OMG, do you do Harry on the Shelf instead of Elf on the Shelf? Because that is absolutely brilliant!

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  8. Oh, BirdBox was so fun to watch!!! 🙂 I have been watching so much on Netflix lately. Oops! Ha!! Good luck with your meeting with your weight loss DR. I love reading a winter book each Christmas season (or after if it’s still cold!).


  9. Setting goals for winter is a good way to get through it and beat those pesky winter blues. Hang in there you will get there with your weight loss goals!

  10. Yay! I love driving around and seeing Christmas lights, especially if there’s a gentle snow falling. It’s so fun to see all the lights and how people do different things… and a cookie exchange party. What a great idea!

  11. I keep hearing about Birdbox on Netflix. Let us know if you like it! And I love the idea of a “winter bucket list”. It makes getting things accomplished look doable…even the fun things are hard to get done! If I don’t put them on the calendar they don’t get done!

  12. Congratulations on accomplishing so much of your holiday list and the progress you’ve made on winter’s list. I second Kristen who said count your gingerbread house as a holiday craft–that’s not cheating, it’s efficient! 🙂

  13. You have a good mix of things here, I hope you have fun at the game! I keep hearing about Bird Box but haven’t watched it. Isn’t it based on a book?

  14. I never create lists like this but I like the idea of making one! I have lists for everything else! ?

    I never mailed any Christmas cards this year. I bought them, put them somewhere safe until I was ready to write them then couldn’t find them! So, oh well. ?

    Weight loss is a long and hard process. I lost 14lbs last year, 10 of which was in 6 weeks, the other 4lbs took me 6 months as motivation waned even if desire did not… I’m looking to lose a bit more this year. I wish you luck! I’ll be cheering you on as I try to motivate myself once more.

  15. A cookie exchange sounds like fun! :]! I haven’t mailed Christmas cards in the longest time, but…hopefully this year I will?!

    I just watched Bird Box over the weekend too! It kinda reminded me of A Quiet Place, except with sight. :O

  16. Great job on both of your lists! I dropped the ball on my mini holiday bucket list when my mom got sick. Feels like Christmas was just a bad dream. I had such high hopes. Boo!! Next year, I want to make a gingerbread house…it will be my first time ever at 61 years! Maybe we could do some kind of gingerbread house link-up where everyone shows off their gingerbread houses!?
    Hope you will share pics of your scrapbook as you work on it. Maybe for a Keeping It Together post?

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