16 In 2016

16in2016

It’s Wednesday Y’all!!! The weekend is almost here! If you can’t tell I am ready for Friday. It’s been an extremely long week. I got this idea for this post from Lexi at A Blissful HavenΒ I thought it was a lot of fun and it got me thinking. What are some things I want to do this year? It’s kind of like a bucket list. Here is what I came up:

  1. Read 12 books. I have been wanting to read more but have just not had the time. This year I am going to make sure I read more.
  2. Visit a place I have never been. I love traveling, so I really want to on trips to places I’ve never been before.
  3. Learn how to cook more meals. Let’s face it, I am not the most domestic woman there is but I do enjoy cooking.
  4. Go on more date nights. I love going on date nights with my boyfriend. We go on them one or twice a month but I think we need more.
  5. Learn how to shoot my new gun. I know how to shoot guns already but having a new gun, you always want to make sure you know how to shoot it properly.
  6. Go on a girls trip. I have not been on a girls trip with my friends in so long. One is in store this year!
  7. Plan an amazing 30th birthday celebration for myself. I can’t say that I am loving the idea of turning 30 this year (in fact I hate the idea), but if I am going to be getting one year older…you damn right I’m going to celebrate it with a bang.
  8. Do a 5K. One of my goals this year is to get into better shape. I think doing a 5K goes hand in hand with that. I also haven’t participated in a 5K in years.
  9. Spend more time relaxing (me time). Not really sure if that counts as something to put on a bucket list, but hey I don’t care. It’s going on here. πŸ™‚
  10. Try 5 new restaurants in my area. I love food and I love trying new places to eat.
  11. Learn how to use my camera’s properly. I have two amazing camera’s but I have yet to really learn how to fully utilize them to the fullest (hence one of my goals is to become better at photography this month).
  12. Attend a festival. I love attending festivals (I am from Louisiana, we are known for our festivals) but since I have moved, I have not really attended any recently.
  13. Spend more time with my family & friends. I feel this is something so important to do.
  14. Try a new hair color. I typically stay within a certain range of hair colors but I am thinking of trying something new. Like this hair color here.Β hair
  15. Try Pure Barre. A lot of my friends have done these classes and said it’s amazing. I am hoping to at least go to one class.
  16. Start a new hobby. Not sure what that hobby will be but I’ll figure it out.

I hope you enjoyed my bucket list for this year! What’s on your bucket list for 2016?

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82 Comments

  1. One of my goals is to commit to reading more as well! it can be so difficult to find time between work, grad school, blogging, and other commitments. But, I will try my best to make it happen!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kiara I wish I had more time to read. I really hope I can get 12 books read this year. I agree that between everything else that is going on, finding time can be difficult. Hopefully we will both make it happen. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  2. I’m turning 30 this year too.. I try not to think about it and still tell people I’m 21. I love the hair color!! I also hope to try Pure Barre, it’s suppose to be a killer.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      That’s funny Angela! A lot of people think I am way younger than what I am. So I guess that is a plus for me. I’m still debating on rather or not to do my hair that color. It’s completely out of my comfort zone but I think about it and it’s just hair. Pure Barre is supposed to be absolutely amazing.

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  3. Becki S wrote:

    Great list! Love the 5k goal and also that hair color is fabulous. Headed to a girls weekend at the beach this week and I definitely recommend starting that tradition ASAP.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I am so jealous that you’re going to the beach Becki!!! I wish I was going. Hopefully soon. Enjoy your trip! πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  4. Roxy wrote:

    Love your bucket list! I recently tried a class similar to Pure Barre and I loved it! It’s a bit pricey to do on a regular basis, but it’s a lot of fun and a great work out. This year I will also be taking more me time and learning to use my camera. I will also be conquering the MCAT and finishing my Master’s in Public Health!

    Happy New Year,
    Roxy

    p.s. that red hair will look great on u!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Roxy! It is very pricey to say the least. I wish I had all the money in the world and time to do more fitness classes. But that’s not always the case. So sometimes you just have to settle for the gym, which I am not complaining about. I really need more “me” time. I am currently in the process of applying for graduate school for Social Work. So hopefully I will get accepted. Good luck on conquering your MCAT!!!! I’m sure you will do amazing on it! πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  5. Shann Eva wrote:

    Love this list! I’m totally with you on the girl’s trip and need for more date nights .I love that hair color. I say go for it!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Shann I would love more girls trips. I am hoping to have at least one girls trip this year (I’m thinking for my 30th celebration). I am really thinking about doing my hair that color. It’s so pretty and completely out of my comfort zone. We shall see. I have a hair apt at the end of this month.

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  6. Great list. I hope it all works out for you. I also want to read more this year. I started towards the end of the year. This year my goal is two books a month but nearly half way through January I’m thinking 18 books might be more realistic than 24. Besides rebranding my site this month and working on new projects I have been fighting a viral respiratory infection so to say the least I haven’t gotten much (okay any book reading) done since the clock struck 12 on NYE.
    Love the pin of the hair color!
    I also hope for more real relaxation time not…watching tv with the laptop out or working on things during it.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Dia I really hope I have more time to relax and hopefully with relaxation comes some reading. I hope your infection goes away soon! I sure that is not easy to deal with in the least bit.

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  7. Mae wrote:

    That hair color is gorgeous!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I agree Mae!!! It is amazing!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  8. Cara wrote:

    Love this bucket list, what a cute idea! Also, I love the red hair, and think that would look really pretty on you!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Cara! The red hair has just been calling my name. I’ve always wanted to do my hair that color or very similar to it. I may take the plunge and do it at the end of this month. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  9. Ashley wrote:

    LOVE the hair color!! I am going Saturday and I am not doing much different but I have always wanted to!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Ashley I have always stayed around the same hair colors generally. So that color is completely out of my comfort zone but I might just do it this month. I figure it’s just hair. Hahaha. Which I am so picky about my hair.

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  10. Jenny wrote:

    These are all great goals for 2016!
    I have a lot of similar ones as well.
    I wish you luck on achieving them!

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jenny!! We do have a lot of similar goals. I’m hoping to achieve them. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  11. Victoria wrote:

    I’d love to dye my hair that colour too! I’ve been trying to figure out how to blog about my goals, and I really like the 16 in 2016 idea!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Victoria I am trying to work up the courage to do my hair this color. It’s so pretty but completely out of my comfort zone. I thought this type of post for goals/bucket list would be a lot of fun. πŸ™‚ Let me know if you do one for your goals.

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  12. Jazmine wrote:

    This is such a great way of doing a bucket list. I like this idea! This all sounds really good. I’ve never taken a girls trip with my friends. It sounds like something I need to add on my list.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jazmine it was a lot of fun to create a bucket list. Not as easy as I thought it would be but still fun. I love taking girl trips with my friends. They are always a lot of fun. You should definitely add it to your list!

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  13. Lexi wrote:

    I’m so glad you were inspired to create you own list! I’m hoping to run a 5K this year too, maybe we can find a way to push each other! Love that hair color! I hope you can attend festivals! My town and the surrounding small towns have festivals every weekend ranging from St. Patrick’s Day through the fall. Have a great rest of the week xo

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lexi we can def try to find a way to push each other for a 5k! I’ve been trying to get back into running slowly but surely to help myself out. The hair color is so pretty. I am still debating on it. I’m so jealous about all the festivals you have around you! When I lived in Louisiana there was always something going on but now that I live in TX I have not found as many. Hopefully I’ll get to go back home and attend some of them. I hope you have a great rest of the week as well! xo

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  14. This is an awesome and diverse list! I’d totally go to some festivals with you. Minneapolis was big on those too, but since moving to Texas I feel like I don’t know about any to go to. And go for it with the hair! I’ve had just about every color of hair there is. Well maybe not green. But many many colors! It’s fun and hair grows back πŸ™‚

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Paige!! I feel that same way since I moved to TX. They have festivals here and there but not as many as I would think they would have. I would love to go to festivals with you! I really think I am going to take the plunge and do my hair that color (or something very similar to it). I love experimenting with my hair. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  15. This is an awesome list! Happy early birthday!
    One of my goals this year was to unplug (just a little) each day by leaving my phone out in the hallway instead of having it charge right by my head. Another one is to not plan an early breakfasts, coffee dates or fitness classes early on the weekend so that I can catch up on my sleep and just relax! All of my resolutions this year came from Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive, if you’re looking for books ideas to reach your goal!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel! Unplugging is a great thing to do now and then. Makes you be able to really connect to yourself and others. Oh how I love sleep! Sometimes I feel that I don’t get enough. As far as early dates during the weekends….typically i try not to do anything earlier than 10. I will have to check out that book! Thank You for the recommendation!

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  16. Jasmine wrote:

    Good luck with your goals for 2016. I have “read 15 books” this year. So I’m hoping to complete it. πŸ™‚

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jasmine I wish I could read that many books! I really need to find the time. I am hoping to this weekend. Do you have any good book suggestions?

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  17. I love your goals! I hope you find a good 5k to do, they can be really fun πŸ™‚ And I think planning a 30th birthday party could be a blast! I’m still 2 years away but I’d love to do something cool for my 30th.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Becky! I would love to be able to find a fun 5K to do. It’s been years since I have done one. I figure if I am going to turn 30 why not have fun with it (because I am dreading it completely). I’m sure if I plan something fun, I’ll be posting about it. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  18. Kyla wrote:

    Learning how to use cameras properly is a big item on my list for this year!!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kyla I would love to become better at taking photos. Specifically for the blog. Hopefully you and I can became better at it!

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  19. Kristin wrote:

    This is a great list! You can totally do it with the books! I set a goal last year and blew past it!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kristin! I hope I can read 12 books this year. I am determined to do it! Do you have any good book suggestions?

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  20. Nicole wrote:

    I have “Read 10 books” on my list today. I also want to get back into running races and block out time for dates with the hubs.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      That’s awesome that you’ve read 10 books on your list!Do you have any good book suggestions? I would love to be able to do some races this year. I am taking the first step with getting back into shape in order to run them. Date nights are so much fun. I think every couples needs a few a month.

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  21. Dana wrote:

    One of my goals is to read more books. I love to read nut never allow myself the time to unwind and do so. Also, I LOVE that hair color!!!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Dana I love to read as well but never have the time. I need to sit back and just find time. Cut something else out of my schedule or rearrange something. The hair color is really making me want to do my hair that color. It’s so pretty!

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  22. Kaileigh wrote:

    These are some great goals! The 5K will be super easy. My fiance and I did two last year and it was a blast. I’ve been running them for a while, but he just started. We did a fun one together – the Hot Chocolate 5K. If they have one near you, I would definitely suggest that one!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kaileigh thank you! I’ve been trying to run more to be able to be better at the 5K. I used to run all the time but had to stop due to an injury. The Hot Chocolate 5K sounds like so much fun!! I have never heard of that one!! Thank you for suggesting it to me. I will have to see if there is one near by. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  23. Michaela wrote:

    Such a fun way to make resolutions for the new year! I too would like to start reading more books.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  24. Julia wrote:

    I really love this list, so much so that I think I’m going to make my own! I’ve made it a challenge to myself to start reading 2 books a month, in hopes I’d finally get back on my reading kick. I’ve heard Pure Barre classes are tough but fun. I wish I had a gym near me to try one out!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Julia you should do a list like this! It’s a lot of fun! I really wish I had more time to be able to read. I really am going to try to read at least 1 a month. I have also heard that Pure Barre is tough but really good for you. It’s expensive though. That’s the only thing.

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  25. Rhi wrote:

    That hair colour is amazing!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Rhi, I love the hair color. I may just have to do it to my hair. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  26. I love the reading goal. I’m trying to read more this year too! TV has been too much of a distraction.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Heather I would love to be able to read more. I just have not had time. I will blame a little on tv as well. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  27. Channing C wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to color my hair blue or some other type of color, but I’ve been too chicken! I’ve been rocking the same blonde hair going on about 5 years now.

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Channing I stay with that same hair color range typically as well. I have always loved the red hair color though. It’s so pretty. I may have to get out of my comfort zone and do it to my hair with some blonde still in it.

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  28. Tara wrote:

    Sounds like a great list – good luck! I didn’t make any resolutions this year.

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Tara.If I don’t get to accomplish them, its okay. πŸ™‚ Sometimes it’s good not to make any resolutions.

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  29. Melissa wrote:

    Did you read my journal and write this list for me? Haha! Seriously so much is the same! Go to Pure Barre! It’s the bomb diggity! And that color is AMAZING! I want to try a new fun color this year because I am no longer in the corporate world so why not? Ha! I’m thinking a similar color but maybe a little violet? πŸ™‚ I may be snagging your idea and posting my 16 in 2016

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Melissa I am guilty of reading your journal. Lol. I have really heard that Pure Barre is amazing. It’s so expensive though! I am in the corporate world but they aren’t quite so strict on our hair colors. I don’t feel that the hair color would not be acceptable. I’ll prob throw in a little blonde to make it not quite as wild but it’s such an amazing color. You should def add some violet to your hair. Also you need to make a 16 in 2016 too!

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  30. That seems like a very thoughtful and workable to do list! I hope you have a great 2016!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Beth! I hope you have a great 2016 as well!

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  31. adriana wrote:

    These are such great tips! More girls trips are a MUST! Love this!

    Posted 1.15.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Adriana! Girls trips are always a blast!

      Posted 1.18.16 Reply
  32. Dominique wrote:

    These are great! I have a lot of the same ones. I am turning 30 this year as well and I want to have a big party for myself. I am a stay at home parent of 3 boys, so I am in dyer need of more date nights!! I would also love to travel somewhere new. I hope you can get all these accomplished!!

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    Posted 1.20.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Dominique I think throwing a huge party for when you turn 30 would be a great idea! You deserve it, especially being a stay at home parent. Date nights are always so nice to have, even if it’s at home cooking dinner or watching movies together. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.20.16 Reply
  33. Rachel wrote:

    Your list sounds a lot alike at how my list should go haha. A few of the same things I need to get done this year! XO
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    Posted 1.21.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Rachel that’s awesome that your list would be similar to mine. πŸ™‚ Great minds think alike!

      Posted 1.21.16 Reply
  34. Daniela wrote:

    Ok, I literally just did a similar thing today. Except I am planning 60 adventures in 60 days … some are very small to make it a little more feasible (not all things like skydiving and flying to Paris or anything). I’m starting tomorrow and my first adventure will be to try a Barre class!! I also want to run a 5k and try a new restaurant in my town (along with a local cafe and bakery … and find the best cupcake in town). Also, totally do the hair color. It is BEAUTIFUL and I always super admire women who are bold enough to try those bright colors … I’ve always been a blonde πŸ™‚

    Posted 1.21.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      How awesome is that Daniela! I can’t wait to check out what adventures you have chosen to do in 60 days. I would love to take a barre class soon. I heard it’s tough but amazing for your body. Cupcakes are so good!! I have a weakness for them. I really am thinking about doing my hair that color or something very similar. I’ve tend to stay in the blonde & brunette hair range of color. I have had red highlights though before. We shall see what happens at my hair apt next week. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.21.16 Reply
  35. Ooh! It’s such an interesting list. I hope you’ll be able to complete them all.
    I want to read more in 2016, too. I have set 40 books challenge for this year. Last year it was 10 books & I ended up reading like, 30 books. So I have set the bar pretty high this time.

    Posted 1.21.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Noor! I am hoping to be able to accomplish most of it, if not all of it. I’m not quite sure I could read 40 books in a year but I have faith you can do it! I just hope to be able to read 12 books this year, which is a lot for me. I never find the time to just relax and read.

      Posted 1.21.16 Reply
  36. Lowanda J wrote:

    This is really cute and I might just have to steal this idea. There are things on your list that I would like to do as well. Good luck in making all 16 things happen.

    Posted 1.21.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lowanda! You should def do one of your own. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.25.16 Reply
  37. CourtneyLynne wrote:

    Ooooo sounds like you have a lot of fun things planned for 2016!!! Hope you accomplish your whole list!

    Posted 1.22.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Courtney Lynne! I hope I can accomplish a lot of them. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.25.16 Reply
  38. Amanda wrote:

    I love this list! I am on the same boat as you about cooking. That’s definitely a big priority for me this year. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 1.22.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Amanda! I really want to cook more and become better at it. Thank God for pinterest (as long as it doesn’t turn out as a pinterest fail). πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.25.16 Reply
  39. Kathleen wrote:

    Love this idea, and the list! I going to steal this idea, and put pen to paper tonight!

    Posted 1.23.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kathleen it was a lot of fun making my list for this year! Hopefully I’ll be able to accomplish some of them. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.25.16 Reply
  40. Tamara wrote:

    That hair colour is amazing. I think I may try reading 12 books this year too!

    Posted 1.24.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Tamara it is. I am still on the fence about doing my hair that color. It will be a lot of upkeep. I hope that you and I can both read 12 books this year. πŸ™‚

      Posted 1.25.16 Reply
  41. I would love to commit and dye my hair that colour – fancy a change but i don’t know what colour I could commit to!

    Posted 2.11.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jess I love the hair color but I have yet to commit to it. I have done some red though in my hair more. I think next year at the beginning of fall I will try it out or something similar to that color.

      Posted 2.11.16 Reply