Dec 31, 2013

101 things in 1001 days

a favorite blogger gal named Mackenzie from Design Darling came up with this idea to write down 101 things that she wanted to do in the next 1001 days (2.75 years). I was totally inspired to do this and decided that I would start the list for 2014. I always like starting the year on a new slate. 

In the next week or so I am going to start my list and hopefully complete it and post it here on the blog. I have come up with a few things for now and will be adding to it throughout the week!

I would love for you to share yours with me as well if you decide to do it! (It's one of my goals to get at least three people to make a list of their own!)

Start date: Jan. 1, 2014
End date: Oct. 2, 2016

{1} Launch my photography website in Jan. 2014
{2} Open Liv's college fund account
{3} Get life insurance/Make our wills
{4} Travel abroad with Liv
{5} Completely organize our basement (it looks like a bomb went off down there...)
{6} Go through our closets and dissect through things that haven't been worn and donate/sell
{7} Put away money every week that will eventually go towards my new Nikon D800 
{8} Be more consistent with my photography business and trying to get it to flourish. Produce mini sessions.
{9} Get back into body pump class and attend one class per week for at least 2 months
{10} Organize all of Liv's video footage and create a movie in iMovie
{11} Pay it Forward at least 10 times
{12} See Mannheim Steamroller during the holiday season
{13} Take a cooking class
{14} Create a master list of meals that we like and that are easy to make and store it on the fridge for easy access
{15} Go two months without buying one thing for myself (clothing, accessories, shoes, etc)
{16} READ MORE. Read a book cover to cover in a one month period
{17} Try to do #16 at least three times
{18} Go on a real date (i.e ice skating/cooking class/etc.) with the hubby at least once per month x 6 months
{19} Make DIY stockings (like the ones here)
{20} Re-design my photography Facebook page
{21} Create a new column for the blog that focuses on Mommy talk and answers questions from readers
{22} For one Christmas, refrain from buying any presents and just donate to a great cause for each person (in their name) instead
{23} Re-organize our kitchen and finally take out and organize all of our pots/pans from the wedding
{24} Host game night
{25} Visit Seattle/Vancouver
{26} Encourage at least 3 other people to make this list
{27} Fulfill a child's christmas list (from a family that cannot afford them)
{28} Send 5 surprise packages to friends/family just because
{29} Write in my "One Line a Day book" every night for at least three months
{30} Visit 5 new cities
{31} Take a week off from technology
{32} Organize my computer and put all files into folders and onto hard drive/Dropbox
{33} Stop sweating the small stuff. It doesn't matter!
{34} Inspire others to create their own list: Caroline from Taste Blue Book ||
{35} Visit the ballet with Olivia
{36} Complete the warrior dash
{37} Finally start to eat healthier. Add more color to my daily diet.
{38} Make a healthy smoothie once a day for one week 
{39} Visit the Sunflower field
{40} Take Mommy/Daughter and Father/Daughter pictures every few months
{41} Drink more H2O!
{42} Try 10 new restaurants
{43} Sign Olivia up for music classes
{44} Leave a 100% tip 
{45} Go on the Polar Express in CT during the holidays
{46} Attend a Formal Charity Event
{47} Find ways to creatively advertise for my photography business that are low in cost
{48} Say a prayer with Olivia every night
{49} Complete a DIY project from Pinterest
{50} bake monkey bread
{51} Bake Olivia a cake for her birthday
{52} Invest in classic wardrobe pieces
{53} Learn how to use a sewing machine
{54} Write love letters to the hubby once a month for one year
{55} Get my CT gun license
{56} Pay off my car loan
{57} Experiment with eye makeup and find the best look (you'd think I would have done this by now!)
{58} Participate in Stroller Strides with Liv
{59} Take out our BOB stroller and go on runs with Liv
{60} Put together a filing system for all of our files
{61} Go out to eat at Blue Hill Farm & Take my Parents
{62} Buy a Le Creuset Pie Plate and bake my first pie in it
{63} Put together a family Halloween costume and use the picture for holiday cards. Be creative!
{64} Go to the dentist every 6 months
{65} Have a fancy dinner party and send out snail mail invites to it 
{66} Bring Olivia to the Cape
{67} Put all of our photos into albums
{68} Find a cabinet to place all of our china
{69} Create a theme for my photography business products

I will be working on the rest this week!
Don't forget to let me know if you start your own! :)

Happy New Year! May 2014 be the best year yet!


  1. I want to do this too! :)))
    would be funny and I could push myself a little. .....

    Lena ♥

  2. I have a 101 list and it's been amazing to achieve goals both big and small. I love your list so far!

  3. love this! so inspiring! xx

  4. i love this! I am currently working on a list myself!


  5. Such a great idea! I think it's so important to keep up with the goals you get for yourself in life, def want to try this!! Thanks for sharing lady!

    Kristin of Living In Color Print

  6. what a great idea! think I will start a list for the new year as well!

  7. have always loved seeing mackenzie's list and so fun to read yours! can't wait to follow your progress!

  8. I love this and totally want to do it. If I do, I think I will put one on my wall as a reminder! Excited to hear how things go for you!

  9. This is such a great idea. I feel inspired now and totally want to do it!



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