CONGRATULATIONS LORI, comment #29!! You are our bucket list winner!


This weekend marked the 5th anniversary of my mom and a nasty health scare. I still remember the phone call from my dad that night. He was scared. We were all scared. I remember thinking about my youngest sister who was still in high school and how unfair it would be for her to have to face the rest of life without a mom. And now I think how unfair it would be for my own kids to lose their mom. And well, I still have a lot I want to do before I kick the bucket!

Our friends at Just Ask want you to stay around for a good long while so you can cross activities and achievements off that bucket list of yours. That’s why they’ve developed a test that could save your life—the BRACAnalysis test—by warning you about your chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer.

Share your list and you have a shot of winning a trip of a lifetime.  The grand prizes are:
-A family vacation of a lifetime to Universal Orlando® Resort.
-A Las Olas Surf Camp Safari
-Ski Lessons and stay at Park City Mountain Resort

Here’s my own “bucket list”…


1. Learn calligraphy and master it. So it is beautiful.
2. Go King Salmon fishing in Alaska.
4. Visit all 50 states.
5. Yodel in the Swiss Alps (may have to learn to yodel first)
6. Build a house.
7. Create a family tradition of vacationing in the same place every summer.
8. Make a sizeable contribution to our alma matter- you know big enough that they’d name a building after me + the hubs.
9. Go on a Disney cruise.

via Pinterest

10. Vacation to a beach house on Kaui (maybe this could turn into #7?)
11. Live to see my boys married and happy.
12. Have another baby.
13. Drive the entire Pacific Coast Highway.
14. Visit the Bavarian Forest in Germany.
15. Own a cabin + all the toys to go with it!
16. Win an HGTV Dream House.

To get the full details on how you can share your own bucket list and enter to win those Grand Prize vacation packages, head over to

Extra Prizes!
I get to help you cross something off of YOUR bucket list!
Simply leave me a comment sharing an item from your bucket list. One random winner will win up to $500 to go to crossing that item off your list!
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Good luck!


  1. An Alaskan Cruise is on my bucket list.

  2. Having a sweet little baby is on my bucket list 🙂

  3. Learn to knit!

  4. Cortney B. Says: October 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Taking my girls to Disneyland. I didn’t get to go until I was an adult and I hope that one day I can take my girls while they are still little. Although my oldest is 10 now, time is quickly passing us by!

  5. Laura Jane Says: October 25, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Learn how to do a dbl axle on ice skates….so I guess lessons are on my list.

  6. Kristin W. Says: October 25, 2011 at 8:50 am

    One of the next things on my bucket list is to go to Costa Rica with my husband!

  7. Becky McClellan Says: October 25, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I would like to start/finish all the knitting projects I’ve bought yarn for!

  8. I would like to be able to take at least one really great vacaction per year.

  9. I “liked” Just Ask on Facebook

  10. Vicki Hosman Says: October 25, 2011 at 9:20 am

    On my bucket list is to have my four sisters and I go on a trip together – just a cabin somewhere where we could talk, eat, walk and stay up late!

  11. Travel historic route 66… I’d love to just take a month off and travel across this great country.

  12. Karen Crosby Says: October 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Finish painting kitchen (back problems, it is a slow process) and get some new cabinets so I have a bit of counter top after over a year living here. It’ll be an efficient set up as kitchen has six doorways and the one is double wide to living room.

  13. Having another baby is also on my list…but so is buying a sewing machine!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  14. They are liked and appreciated!
    My husband and I would like to stay at the Chateau Lake Louise..which is way out of our price range for a hotel lol. But it was my dream for our honeymoon, which we couldn’t afford to take back then. (12yrs ago)

  15. I have lots of things on my list, but one that I’m working hard on right now is getting to be debt free. Once I get that, it will make it a lot easier to work on the rest of my list! 🙂

  16. Eva Fisher Says: October 25, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Just wanted to say that I stumbled across this website a couple days ago and I LOVE it! And the only item that’s on my bucket list that my husband and I want is a baby…we’ve been trying for almost a year and no luck yet.

  17. I hope to bring our kids to Disney World!!! =)

  18. I “liked” Just Ask on FB. =)

  19. I would love to drive across the country – from New York to California!

  20. I would love to take my family on a European tour!

  21. To have a separate craft room so I can stop cluttering my house with my supplies!

  22. I want to take a family vacation to Ireland!

  23. Taking the kiddos to DisneyWorld is on my bucket list!!! 🙂

  24. I’d really like to take my family on vacation.

  25. I like Just Ask on facebook.

  26. Oh, bucket lists are fun! One item on my list that I’d like to do sooner than later is to create a beautiful backyard space that can be my personal haven for moments of relaxation. :o)

  27. Nina Stokes Says: October 25, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Take our grandkids to Yosemite.

  28. Oh man! I pretty much just want to copy your list. 😉 I love it!
    I’d say one of mine is to run a half marathon with ALL 5 of my boys and husband together. (Right now their ages 8 to 6 months, so it will be a while, but I think that would be so cool to train and run with my guys.)

  29. I like them on FB.

  30. I would love to visit all the national parks in the US.

  31. Thanks so much for including my work!
    Finishing my master’s degree in Chinese medicine and creating two careers (calligrapher and acupuncturist) that I love.

  32. Stephanie E. Says: October 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Read 300 books in one year. By the time I have that much time I won’t be able to read that fast anymore!

  33. I really, really want to visit my aging grandmother in Michigan. I haven’t seen her since 7 years ago at my wedding. I want her to meet her great-grandson who is 10 months old 🙂

  34. Alicia Seeley Says: October 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I married into a family of hunters. Even the girls have hunted!! So on my bucket list I want to take Hunter Safety and pass it!!! 🙂 And then put in for an Elk hunt somewhere outside of Utah with my husband!!!

  35. I would love to go to Cancun for a relaxing vacation.

  36. Lindsay F Says: October 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    My favorite thing for the time being is quilting. It makes me feel like I am doing something important for myself cause we all know as parents that we don’t get or give the praise we should always seek for and give back. I would love to learn how to machine quilt and possibly have my own machine.

  37. Stephanie Stevens Says: October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I “like” ya!

    As for the bucket list… Be a child’s hero in a less fortunate position than I.

  38. My Bucket List definitely includes being able to compete with my horse at U.S. or Canadian Nationals! Fingers crossed!

  39. This post really made me think about what was on my bucket list. On my bucket list…I would like to go to New York City and see it all!!

  40. I like JUST ASK on Facebook!

  41. One item on my bucket list is to take my boys to Puerto Rico so that they can learn more about our family heritage. Some day!!!!!

  42. Well, on Cathy Zielske’s blog I posted my bucket wish of Traveling/vacationing w/my family. Here I’ll post my wish for new family room furniture. Thanks for the chance to play.

  43. I’d love to surprise my husband and take him on a trip to Hawaii. His family went without him when he went away to school and he has never gotten over it!

  44. Going to Italy is on my bucket list.

  45. being able to buy a house

  46. Holly mikovits Says: October 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Liked just ask!

    Love to see France and Italy!

  47. I want to go to DisneyWorld at Christmas time. It looks so yummy and fun!!

  48. Nicole Rehmann Says: October 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I would love to be to wear a bikini with confidence which would require weight loss & increased confidence. Oh, and I would like to wear said bikini on my 1st trip to Hawaii!

  49. Going on that honeymoon we never could afford. We’ve been married 8 1/2 yrs!

  50. Swim in the bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico!

  51. I “liked” Just Ask on Facebook

  52. I want to see Rome, especially the Coliseum, before I die. That would be an experience of a lifetime!

  53. I want to learn to play the piano. i also want to go to Switzerland.

  54. My hubby and I would very much like to go on a cruise. We think an Alaskan cruise would be so so awesome! — And if I went on a cruise, I would likely cross another couple of things off my bucket list, like see the ocean {no, I’ve never seen the ocean}, and fly on a plane {you know, to get to the cruise destination and no, I’ve never been on a plane}. That would be awesome! 🙂

  55. Learn how to play the banjo.

  56. katherine Says: October 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    would love to visit croatia with my family!

  57. Robbin Poetzl Says: October 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I liked “Just Ask” on Facebook. As for something on my bucket list? I would like to take a second honeymoon to DisneyWorld. The first time we went, our camera wasn’t working correctly and we lost all our photos! =(

  58. I want a real family vacation, with every member of my family! It has been over 10 years scence we have all been together at one time.

  59. connie tacazon Says: October 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

    On my bucket list is sponsoring a foreign exchange student in my home. I was one and think it would be fantastic experience for my family to see beyond their little view of the world through the eyes of an exchange student.

  60. One thing on my bucket list is to pick out and buy a brand new couch. We have been married 26 years and I have never had a new couch.

  61. The biggest thing on my bucket list is getting back in shape after having my 2 beautiful children, but thats boring! So a fun one on my bucket list would be to FINALLY go on a honeymoon with my amazing hubby : )

  62. I liked Just Ask on facebook!

  63. Alicia Seeley Says: October 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I have liked on Facebook!!!
    Dallin N” Alicia Seeley

  64. jenalee fortner Says: November 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

    One of my bucket list items is to ride in a hot air balloon. It’s also on my 93-year-old Grandma’s list, so I would take her too.

  65. jenalee fortner Says: November 1, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I liked on facebook

  66. On my bucket list: the backyard of my dreams…complete with firepit, outdoor kitchen/bbq, the whole sha-bang!!

  67. i liked “just ask” on facebook 🙂

  68. Jesi Bowman Says: November 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I like Just Ask on Facebook! I’ve recently had a huge health scare after surviving 4 strokes in the last 20 months that left me having to re-learn to walk each time at the age of 33. My doctors just recently discovered the cause of my rare strokes, so now we can finally put a stop to them! At the top of my Bucket List is to take my husband and 9 year old daughter to Green Turtle Bay Resort at Kentucky Lake for a vacation.

  69. Stephanie Yrungaray Says: November 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I want to fly on a flying trapeze!

  70. Stephanie Yrungaray Says: November 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I liked “JUST ASK” on FB!

  71. Michelle Saunders Says: November 4, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Go to New York and the East Coast….I have never been. I liked “Just Ask” on fb

  72. To move out of the city and live where my son can enjoy the outdoors…

  73. I liked Just Ask on Facebook!

  74. selfishly the top of my list would include some quiet time to myself when no one wants me for anything!

  75. and I “liked” JUST ASK!

  76. I liked Just Ask on FB!

  77. A trip to Hawaii is definitely on my bucket list : )

  78. Sailing the Pacific Islands.

  79. I just “liked” Just Asked on facebook.

  80. I would like to see Acadia National Park.

  81. I would love to take a trip to Atlantis with my family. It looks like such a fun place!

  82. My Bucket List:
    Grow old with my husband and see our children happily married
    Build my dream house
    Travel the western United States

    Those are the a few on a long list that is constantly growing.

  83. I want to learn to weave on my grandma’s loom!

  84. I liked Just Ask on fb!

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