living life out of a bucket of dreams & grace

Goals that are not written down are just wishes.….unknown

Fiona & Twig

I love a challenge. I have some friends who have a bucket list or 40 before 40 lists and it inspired me to do my own at the beginning of the year. I am finally getting around to doing a post on it.  One thing He is teaching me is we need each other.  I have a big list and upon looking at it I almost want to not even try.  Sharing my goals and dreams with others opens the door for words of affirmation, encouragement and words that build up.  I figured sharing my bucket list here on my blog was a good place to start. Posting my goals will help me to stay on track and be a catalyst to getting stuff done and it keeps me accountable to my word too. The enemy of our soul..dreams.. and callings likes to whisper words that cause us to doubt ourselves and God and the goodness He desires for our lives. I was reading Isaiah this morning and I love what Hezekiah told the people…” But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, ” Do not answer him.” { Isaiah 36:21} I am going to think on this when I’m whispered to…I’m not even going to answer a word back.  Just turn away and believe God.

I’m going to come back to this list whenever I complete one and mark it off and put the date beside it.  Have you made a Bucket List and if so how do you stay on track with checking things off?   I would love to hear your Bucket List:)

My Bucket List

  1. take a girl trip
  2. laser hair removal – upper lip/chin…I know:)
  3. letting my hair grow until it reaches my bra strap!
  4. go to the mountains and camp
  5. go to Italy
  6. be self sufficient
  7. make a list of 15 books to read by the end of the  year {I am working on compiling this list to post}
  8. go to a ballet
  9. go to an opera
  10. take at least one photography class
  11. take at least one Photoshop class
  12. take more than one writing class
  13. be more spontaneous
  14. be more intentional in my inner circle
  15. practice making it a habit to be present in my relationships
  16. practice gratitude…1000 gifts list
  17. wear high heels somewhere
  18. spend a week alone somewhere where I can be inspired…all by myself…prefer somewhere sunny:)
  19. visit a winery
  20. run a 5k, 10k and a half marathon in 2011
  21. write a children’s book
  22. continue exercising
  23. get a job – only one that evokes joy and that I want to get up everyday and do!
  24. put more things into my life that bring me joy and inspire my creativity and further my calling
  25. spend more time talking with God throughout my day
  26. continue to learn how to live loved…and then write about it
  27. learn how to operate all of my without Nikki
  28. make family album of pictures
  29. fly…don’t know about this one
  30. broken relationships mended
  31. take more pictures…
  32. go to 5 new restaurants downtown..that I’ve never been to
  33. write an e-book

living life out of a bucket of grace & dreams…..



Linking up with Jen today over @ Finding Heaven will you come?

Finding Heaven


Jen - Ahhh! Tiffini! This is fabulous. I love all of these for you and I hope and pray that you get to accomplish every. single. one.

Can I be your virtual running coach? Of course I would get excited about that!

And perhaps, that writing class might be in North Carolina, say July?

LLH Designs - I love every single thing on your list. We have a few in common. I'm working on my 1,000 gifts list now. Talk about changing the way I see! Wow!

Love you, girl!

Eileen - great list! I've often thought of writing a children's book too…and the running a 1/2 marathon is on my list too.

Stephanie - Love the list. Each and every thing sounds fantastic!

Tracey - I love that you list has some real stuff on, not just activities – flying is scary but mending broken relationships is even scary! You'll have to report back your progress.

Glenda Childers - I love #18. And I have always wanted to write a children's book, too.



Cha Cha - Can I just copy and paste this list and make it mine??????
I have missed spending time reading your words, the one written here and the comments just to me. You are a blessing in my life, thank you for having the courage to follow God's calling in your life. I hope to be able to stay caught up now.

Cha Cha

Robyn Q - That #26 is a whole life kinda thing! It's my favorite – and it might be tied to #25. You have some great stuff on here. Go for it!

BTW, I just love the pink theme today. So lovely – just like you!


♥ Carrie Shan - I love your list and might have to steal some to add to mine next year. Thanks for sharing….very inspiring.

Paula - Tiffini,

I have to save and reread several of your posts daily. You are an inspiration to me. I love that while you are in the refiners fire, you are truly working on your inner self. Working on strained relations, that is the hardest and the most needed fixing. You are a brave woman that can do it! I have faith in you and know that you will do your best and work your hardest!

With you in prayer!


jenny - LOVE your list! the laser wax hair one cracked me up – i can relate! isn't it funny how we start thinking like this when we get older? i'm going to turn 34 this may, and i can tell i'm older because i've started thinking in timelines…do this by then, etc. i don't have a specific list but i like the idea of making one. if i do, i'll be sure to share on my blog! can't wait to hear updates on yours.

Katharine - What a great list…Some of these are on my list as well…maybe we could meet in Italy!

Amy Sullivan - T,

So happy to see your smiling face and click over here from the link-up. I love lists, and you've got a good one here.My faves on the list include #1. I have an annual girl trip with the same set of friends each year. I can't even describe the bond we have. Also, #12. I know God is going to use your writing to impact many, and when that happens, feel free to email me, and let me know how smart I am. :)

Laura - A great list, Tiffini! I'd love to see that list of books once you have it compiled… I especially like "living out of a bucket of grace and dreams"!

Keep dreaming, I say.

Jennifer - This is fantastic! What a list! It is going to be so much fun to mark them off as you go and neat idea to put the date!! :)

Melissa Lewis - Midw - Love the opening quote. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing your bucket list with us… I love it!

Pamela - I loved reading your list. I do not have one, but you've inspired me to start one. I can see where looking at the list would inspire deliberate actions.



Kirstin - I love your list. I don't have one, but yours has inspired me to maybe make one. Thanks!

diana - love your list tiffini! if you need restaurant suggestions let me know! there's so many great places to eat downtown. and maybe i'll see you at the half marathon in october?

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