101 in 1001

Hi Folks,

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the blog Em for Marvelous. (I actually got to meet the blogger last Friday night at a party, but that's another blog post for another day!) On her blog, Emily shared her list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.

Come to find out, it's actually a pretty common theme in the blogging world. Just Google "101 in 1001."

I like the idea so much that I have made a list of my very own.

So here goes nothin'....

Start Date: September 5, 2013
End Date: June 2, 2016
Goals Complete: 35/101
Last Updated: September 8, 2015
1.       Have hardwood floors professionally cleaned/waxed or do it myself  (2015, purchased steamer)
2.       Have windows professionally cleaned (9/18/14)
3.       Acquire all of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks (Ina Garten), The Art of French Cooking (Julia Child), “How to Eat” and “How to Be a Domestic Godess” (Nigella Lawson)
4.       Make at least one recipe from each cookbook mentioned above
5.       Hang wall maps with pins for each travel destination – 3 maps total (NC, US, World)
6.       Make buttermilk biscuits from scratch
7.       Organize my iPhotos
8.       Organize/decorate the back bedroom  (11/3/2013)
9.       Paint the rock at our driveway entrance (5/4/13 - ordered an address sign instead of paint)
10.   Get a bar or some piece of furniture for living room (bar completed April 2015)
11.   Re-organize my closet (August 2014)
12.   Add a light to my closet
13.   Add ceiling fans to all bedrooms (10/30/2013)
14.   Buy a Longhorn Steer head mount for over the mantle (12/14/2013)
15.   Make homemade ice cream (5/31/14)
16.   Buy a Christmas tree
17.   Try 5 new cake recipes (2/5)

Friends & Family
18.   Host a wine and cheese party
19.   Make a new friend
20.   Re-ignite the book club  (1/26/14)
21.   Have a dinner party  (1/10/14)
22.   Join Wake County Republican Women’s Club and attend an event
23.   Have a “sister day” (6/7/14)
24.   Have lunch or dinner with my Grandma
25.   Meet a new neighbor  (block party on 11/15/14)
26.   Send a fun, unexpected package to a friend (2/14/15)
27.   Send ten cards to people for reasons other than birthday or holiday
28.   Participate in a Bible Study

29.   Go on a Segway tour of Raleigh
30.   Attempt stand up paddle boarding  (3/3/14)
31.   Take a flight lesson  (7/19/14)
32.   Ride in a helicopter (3/2/14)
33.   Kayak with Otis
34.   Spend a day on Haw River
35.   Stand on Chimney Rock
36.   Visit a winery I’ve never been to
37.   Visit a brewery I’ve never been to
38.   Visit three small towns in NC that I’ve never been to (1/3 - Morganton)
39.   Complete a 1,000 piece puzzle (I’ve got my eyes on this one)  (9/9/2013)
40.   Go skiing  (2/13/15)
41.   Play 9 holes of golf (6/10/14)
42.   Go to an amusement park (10/4/2014)
43.   Go apple picking
44.   Walk around Elon’s campus and pay a visit to M202, C203, and Magnolia Court
45.   Go to a food truck rodeo  (9/6/15)
46.   Eat at an Ashley Christensen restaurant
47.   See Alison Krauss in concert
48.   Go to the zoo (6/7/14)
49.   Do an all day Fury adventure in Key West
50.   Have ice cream at Maple View Farm
51.   Attempt snowboarding
52.   Take an off-season trip to Topsail with Otis
53.   Get a mani/pedi  (7/3/14)
54.   Go to a fashion show

55.   Learn to shoot a gun  (9/15/2013)
56.   Learn to shag dance
57.   Go to three museums (1/3)
58.   Learn to French braid my hair
59.   Purchase DSLR camera
60.   Learn how to photograph in manual mode (“Shoot Fly Shoot”)

Read & Write
61.   Re-read The Power of a Praying Wife (30 consecutive days)
62.   Read 3 professional development books (1/3)
63.   Read 3 marriage/relationship books (3/3 completed August 2014)
64.   Read 3 fashion-related books (1/3)
65.   Re-read Life of Pi, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, and She’s Come Undone
66.   Read the entire Bible
67.   Read a religious text other than the Bible (the Koran or Book of Mormon)
68.   Write in a journal once/month for 12 consecutive months
69.   Submit an essay to Southern Living
70.   Write 10 positive Google reviews (6/10)
71.   Label all of my blog posts
72.   Leave a comment on 10 different blogs I regularly read (4/10)
73.   Update my resume  (10/31/2013)

74.   Sponsor a child from HFHC for one year
75.   Donate my prom dress  (4/4/14)
76.   Volunteer my time for an elderly person
77.   Buy a Christmas gift for someone who doesn't expect it
78.   Babysit for a couple so that they can go on a date
79.   Buy my Grandma a really nice birthday gift (12/11/2013)
80.   Take 25 things in my house to Goodwill (preferably clothes) (11/3/2013)
81.   Donate blood
82.   Participate in five MS fundraising events (2/5)
83.   Buy the order for the person behind me in the drive-thru  (11/19/2013)

84.   Start contributing to a Roth IRA
85.   Put $25 into savings each time I complete something on this list

86.  Go on a spontaneous weekend getaway
87.   Plan and execute this year’s Christmas gift  (12/23/2013)
88.   Couples Spa at the Grove Park Inn
89.   Have a steak throwdown 
90.   Go on a progressive dinner date
91.   Find a church we both like in Raleigh
92.   Write Brian a new list of “10 thing I Love About You” with no repeats from my first list (March 2015)

Health & Fitness
93.   Complete P90X
94.   Run a 10K
95.   Do one pull-up
96.   Go to the dentist  (11/26/2013)
97.   Try a fitness class I’ve never done (6/2/14)

98.   Meet the Pioneer Woman
99.   Visit the Hamptons
100.  Visit another country
101. Write a book

So when I have no plans for the upcoming weekend, I now have 101 ideas. No excuse for ever saying "I'm bored."

If you make a list, I would love to see it. Please share.


  1. 21. Stephen just asked the other night when he was going to get invited over for a dinner party. Consider this me inviting myself. :)

    45. 46. 50. If you need a partner to accomplish these with, I'm your girl.

    63. Real Marriage by Mark Driscoll!

    88. Grove Park Inn=AMAZING! I'll join you on this one too if Brian refuses to go with you.

    96. Does this even count?? You're religious about going to the dentist.

    97. Please do Zumba and invite me (I feel a new Jenny from the Block video coming soon)

    This is a great idea! I'll have to think of a list!

  2. I'd love to see your list!

    I was thinking Zumba may be my fitness class of choice, but not sure how I feel about Latin dancing (although we both know I've got the moves like J. Lo)

    I haven't been to the dentist in about three years! Totally slacking.

  3. The pioneer woman is in Charlotte on December 11... just sayin.

  4. Yay!!! I may need to take a half day at work so I can drive to Charlotte. Thanks for the info :)


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