Today’s post is a personal reflection and an idea that came from the Ultimate Blog Challenge theme for the day and that’s to write about what’s on your bucket list you want to accomplish in your lifetime. 

I’ve got a really big item on my bucket list and I have a small item on my bucket list. Nothing that’s crazy or anything. Before I’m too old to get around, I would like to take a trip to Ireland and visit some of the popular towns and villages while I’m there. Perhaps get to taste the local cuisine too. You know…foods like, Irish Stew, Bacon and Cabbage, Brown Bread, and we cannot forget Irish Potatoes!

The Village of Allihies, Ireland


The other thing on my bucket list is to have the time and money to make all different varieties of soap. Yep, I want to make soap for me, my family and anyone interested in buying it from me. Right now, I don’t have the time as I’m running a business and still raising one child that’s still in school. Not to mention, I have five fur babies that keep me on my toes too. BUT…someday, I’m going to make that leap into creating the best-selling (and the best smelling) soaps around. I had a chance last year to create my very first batch of cold-processed soap and it was well received by family and friends. I haven’t had a chance to make it again, however. But someday!

Lavendar Vanilla Soap I made, not quite ready to cut.

Lavendar Vanilla Soap cut and ready to cure.


I would love to hear what things are on your bucket list you have not been able to check off yet…or maybe this is your year to accomplish them. Let me know in the comments below.

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