May Monthly Bucket List

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This is my second monthly bucket list, joining in with Beth over at Twinderelmo to set my monthly goals.

This is last months list:

1.  To increase my followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, I currently have 692, 80 and 109 respectively, so hopefully next month this will have grown a lot more.  Not sure what else I can do, but I’ve only had this blog for almost 2 months, so it can only get better!

Yes, I’m now at 1400, 245 and 210 respectively. 🙂

2.  Sew Ollie’s summer hat, his road mat (that he asked for!) and passport cover for him.

– Umm no, need to get the sewing machine out next month!

3.   Write an itinerary for Italy holiday.  I need a plan of what we’re doing and where to go, it might change when we’re out there, but at least I will have an idea.

Yes, I just need to re-write it in my travel journal when it arrives!

4.  Meet my uni friends for a long needed catch-up.  I can’t wait, off to Edinburgh for the day, childless!!

Yes, of course I couldn’t miss this one

5.   Visit Butterfly World with the boys, especially letting O hold the snakes and spiders and things!  A will love watching the butterflies and chasing them!

Not this month, I wanted to use my Clubcard vouchers for this and we’re still waiting for them to come through.

6.  Have a spring clean.  It’s needed, not much else to say about this one!

–  Cleaned, but then of course mess has appeared yet again! Oh well…

7. Give A some more chances for messy play, I feel he’s often left out of crafts!

Yes, he’s had a chance to get messy and play with paint and sensory play too. 🙂

So this month’s list is this:

1. To increase my Klout score, currently at 62 and very slowly creeping up, I should stop checking each day, it’s taking ages to get to the next number now! 🙂

2.  Finish painting O’s bedroom wall.  I have a small green hill to paint and then some hedgehog silhouettes.

3.  Write a list of gifts to make/buy for Christmas and birthdays.  I normally do this at the beginning of year, but haven’t got round to it yet!

4.  Visit Butterfly World with the boys, as per April list.

5.  Sew O’s passport cover, luggage tag and road as per April list.

6.  Sort out my craft cupboard, it’s a mess, I need to get rid of the things I’ll never use again and re-organise the rest.

7.  Reorganise the boys toys and swap upstairs and downstairs toys around.

Hopefully I’ll get them all done this time!

J x


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  1. April 30, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Ooh how did you grow your Facebook? I’m kind of stuck! and I don’t understand Klout!

    Can’t wait to see your sewing project! #monthlybucketlist

    • April 30, 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Growing Facebook was mainly through competitions on my site as well as following everyone who was a blogger! Klout measures engagement really across the social media channels, Single Mother Ahoy did a couple of Klout blog posts recently. Basically the more interactions of others with you on social media the higher your Klout I think. 🙂 xx

  2. April 30, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Well done on everything you ticked off the list, I wish I was more crafty but I just don’t have the time lately! One tip I will give you for increasing Instagram followers is, any bloggers you follow look at who is following them and pick out all the bloggers you know or can tell are bloggers and follow them!
    Bloggers tend to follow back, and its a good way to spot bloggy friends on there and make new ones 🙂

    Stevie x #MonthlyBucketList x

    • April 30, 2015 / 1:00 pm

      Ooh, thank you! I will do that later! And yes, time is always an issue! 🙂 xx

  3. April 30, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Wow, you have a great amount of followers considering you’ve only been blogging a couple of months! Those numbers are really good I think – mine are poor in comparison! 🙂

    • April 30, 2015 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure yours aren’t that bad?! I think obsess over statistics too much though, but who doesn’t like seeing numbers go up?! 🙂

  4. April 30, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    Oh, I just love this idea of a monthly bucket list! I really should do one – not necessarily as a blog post but I always have so much I want to do and I never get it done!

    • May 1, 2015 / 6:45 am

      Doing it as a blog post is the only thing making me get round to writing it and making sure 8 tick things off! 🙂 xx

  5. May 1, 2015 / 8:03 am

    Wow you’re gonna be so busy with this great list of yours! Got any tips on how you increased your followers? Ooo enjoy your holiday!xx

    • May 1, 2015 / 1:15 pm

      Ha ha, I don’t think I’m ever not busy! Increasing followers depends on the social media, but one sure fire way is to have a giveaway using Rafflecopter. Also follow all the other parenting bloggers you can find! 🙂 x

  6. May 1, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    What a great list!! I need to put some effort into my Klout score, there’s so much to keep track of and not enough time in the day!! xx

    • May 1, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      Oh yes, Blogging didn’t used to be like this! So many social media channels to track and engage on, it’s a full time job! If you engage and get retweet etc your Klout should go up. 🙂 xx

  7. May 1, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Well done on getting so much done last month, your social media followers have jumped right up. I like the idea of rotating toys around, I will have to try that for Oliver. Have a fab May!
    Becky xx

    • May 1, 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it works so well rotating toys, they get so bored with the ones downstairs and we don’t go upstairs very often at the moment as A is a bit of a menace trying to destroy O’s train track or marble run! 🙂 x

  8. May 1, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Oh wow, well done on increasing your following and Klout!
    Great list and I love writing my monthly bucket list and reading other’s lists =)

    • May 1, 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you! Really want to get my Klout higher though! 🙂 x

  9. May 3, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Such a great post, you have done so well in ticking all those things off! Good luck for May. Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

  10. May 4, 2015 / 9:46 am

    Wow you have really improved on your stats – that’s really impressive! Any klout tips would be appreciated too!
    Make sure you share bedroom pics – it sounds gorgeous. We need a big Roy shake up here too. Thanks so much for linking up to my #monthlybucketlist linky xxx

    • May 4, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks Beth, no tips, just chat lots on Twitter, Instagram and FB, get lots of retweets and Klout should go up!
      Will need to get good photos of the boys room as soon as I’ve completed it! 🙂 xx

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