A Blog-Worthy Idea

It started off as just a regular Sunday.

Nothing to do, nowhere to be, (like most of our Sundays at our Scottsdale, AZ apartment). We’ve been married for almost two years, and we love doing spontaneous/exciting things when we have free time.

So, we decided to come up with a list of 5 simple ideas to check off by the end of the day:

  • Do something thrilling
  • Try a new food
  • Go back in time
  • Do a good deed
  • Learn something new

One at a time, we drove around Phoenix checking things off our list. Do something thrilling – Go-cart racing at Octane Raceway. Try a new food? Sausage crumble pancakes!

We found and developed an old disposable camera (go back in time), donated to a good cause (a great deed), and learned basic knife skills in a class at Sur La Table (a theme park for domesticated adults).

By the end of the day, we were a little tired, a little broke, but extremely exhilarated! We always hear people talk about their bucket lists – big lofty adventurous goals to accomplish during their life – but not as often about the little joys of doing something novel and different in your own backyard. So, with that idea, we created Sunday Bucket.

Sunday Bucket is our new tradition of picking and completing one fun idea each week, which we’re excited to share through this blog. First, we bought a little red bucket (also at Sur La Table), for about $15. We stopped at Target and bought a big sheet of black stock paper, and cut it up into 52 rectangles. Then we brainstormed 52 things we’d like to do this year, and wrote one on each slip. Most things are easy (try a new restaurant, breakfast in bed), and some are a little pricier, so we made sure to budget appropriately. Unlike a traditional Bucket list, there’s nothing like “Swim with Penguins in Antarctica,” or “Ding-Dong-Ditch at the White House” in our bucket (though we would pass up neither opportunity). The Sunday Bucket is something that any person or couple or family can do within any budget.

So, this blog is about our experience, but we hope it inspires you to put a little more fun into your every day! Thanks for reading :-)

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Marianne (3940 days ago)

I love this idea – and excited to read what you guys are up to as the weeks happen!

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