101 in 1001

I love this idea and did a little research and found that the Day Zero Project was created for people who want to make a positive change in their lives.  This is great - a smaller scale "bucket list" of sorts and wanted to join in on the fun.  The only rule is to complete 101 things in 1001 days. 

Start Date: April 16, 2014
End Date: January 12, 2017
Items will be crossed off when completed

Healthy Living
1.  Run, not walk a 5k
2.  Lose 15 lbs, and keep it off
3.  Try a juice cleanse
4.  Go one month without eating out
5.  Drink 60 oz of water every day for a week (September 2014)
6.  Buy and wear a bikini (in public!) (March 2015)
7.  Take a yoga class

Learn and Create
8.  Learn how to knit
9.  Relearn Japanese
10.  Take a painting class
11.  Start and finish our wedding scrapbook
12.  Make a piece of furniture
13.  Decorate a fireplace mantel
14.  Read 20 books: 13/20 (Gone Girl, May 2014. The Glass House, July 2014. Bossypants, August 2014. The Storyteller, October 2014, The Secret Keeper, December 2014, Let's Pretend this Never Happened - February 2015, Wild - March 2015, Reconstructing Amelia - March 2015, Uganda Be Kidding Me - April 2015, Sharp Objects - April 2015, Summer Island - May 2015, Leaving Time - July 2015, The One & Only - September 2015).
15.  Relearn how to sew
16.  Do 5 projects from my DIY Home or Get Crafty Pinterest boards
17.  Learn how to surf
18.  Make my own greeting cards
19.  Make homemade pasta
20.  Paint pottery
21.  Create and frame a family tree
22.  Brew my own iced tea
23.  Cook the Thanksgiving turkey
24.  Finish E's baby book
25.  Start and finish A's baby book
26.  Make homemade ice cream

27.  Taste wine in Napa
28.  Eat a cheesesteak in Philadelphia
29.  Visit Canada
30.  See the Grand Canyon
31.  See a show in Las Vegas (Britney Spears, May 2014)
32.  Go hiking in a national park (March 2015)
33.  Have a weekend "staycation" in Chicago (June 2014)
34.  Go back to England
35.  Swim with dolphins
36.  Go to Oktoberfest
37.  See Niagara Falls
38.  Visit three states that I haven't been to before (Tennesse and Kentucky, October 2014)
39.  Go ziplining
40.  Throw a dart at a map of Chicago and suburbs and visit that area for a day

For My Husband
41.  Sit on the ice at a Blackhawks game
42.  Learn how and go golfing (August 2014)
43.  Mow the lawn
44.  Get and fill a fish tank
45.  Go fishing
46.  Plan and execute 6 date nights that don't involve going out for dinner: 1/6 (Shopping May 2015)

For the Girls
47.  Take the girls to Disney World
48.  Go on a picnic
49.  Teach E how to ride a bike
50.  Add a band with each child's birthstones
51.  Have a "Day of E", doing whatever she wants all day (January 2015)
52.  Have a "Day of A", doing whatever she wants all day
53.  Take E to the American Girl store on Michigan Avenue
54.  Have a dance party (September 2014)
55.  Plan and host E's first sleepover party
56.  Read 100 different books with the girls (100 of 100, finished October 2014)

For Others
57.  Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House
58.  Adopt a dog
59.  Become an Aunt (coming soon - June 2015!!) (June 2015)
60.  Leave a 100% tip
61.  Take my girlfriends out, just because (July 2014)
62.  Pay it Forward at least 5 different times (Starbucks - Sept 2014, Starbucks - Dec 2014, Free Ad Space - April 2015, Free ads to new bloggers - ongoing)
63.  Host a party, just because (January 2015)
64.  Send 10 cards to friends or family for no reason
65.  Send someone flowers to brighten their day (October 2014)

For the Blog
66.  Have 100 pageviews on one post (this one! May 2014)
67.  Meet a blogger friend in real life
68.  Host a link-up (July 2014)
69.  Host my own giveaway (September 2014)
70.  Reach 250 followers on Bloglovin' (September 2014)
71.  Have the blog redesigned (June 2014)
72.  Buy and use a planner (June 2014)
73.  Take new portrait pictures
74.  Register for a blogger conference

For Me
75.  Ride a motorcycle
76.  Get involved with my local Delta Zeta alumnae chapter
77.  Move in to a new house (August 2015)
78.  Find and join a church
79.  Go one month without buying anything for myself (April 2015)
80.  Dye my hair
81.  Sit on a boat for an entire day doing nothing (March 2015)
82.  Pay off my car
83.  Go ice-skating in December
84.  Wear brightly colored lipstick (April 2015 - RED!)
85.  Watch every Academy Award Best Picture winner since the year I was born: (Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, Terms of Endearment, Amadeus, Out of Africa, Platoon, The Last Emperor, Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves, Silence of the Lambs, Unforgiven, Schindler's List, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, The English Patient, Titanic, Shakespeare in Love, American Beauty, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, The Departed, No Country for Old Men, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hurt Locker, The King's Speech, The Artist, Argo, 12 Years a Slave
86.  Go one week without tv (March 2015)
87.  Have family pictures taken (October 2014)
88.  Plant and keep a garden alive
89.  Save enough to be able to survive for three months without income (August 2014)
90.  Make a new friend (two!, May 2014)
91.  Attend a live taping of any show (October 2014)
92.  Take a picture with someone famous
93.  Try 5 new foods. 5/5 (salmon and beets, August 2014. Caramel Macchiato, October 2014. Pickled watermelon and pork belly, March 2015)
94.  Take a picture reflected in The Bean
95.  Learn how to style my hair - other than straight or ponytail
96.  Get myself Tory Burch flats or sandals (July 2015)
97.  Get a facial (June 2014)
98.  Have fresh flowers at home every week for a month (May 2015)
99.  Go to a flea market
100.  Watch all of the Harry Potter movies
101.  Put aside $10 for every item crossed off the list (to be spent however I choose!) ($330 so far)

If you read through all 101 items, bravo.  What's on your list??

These lovely ladies have started a 101 in 1001 list too!  Want yours added?  Email me!

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Life with Mrs. G. and the Artist


  1. I love love love this. I may make a list for myself too!

  2. I think this idea is beautiful! I'm going to do it and link back!

  3. Anne's post tipped me off to this idea...love it! Especially love #101...motivation at its best! :)

  4. I love this! I have decided to do it too :D

    1. Oh good! It's been really fun trying to cross things off. If you post it on your blog let me know - I'll share the link!

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  5. It took me a while to think of all 101 but here they are: http://mattandchrissie11dec.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/101-goals-in-1001-days.html Can't wait to start crossing them off :)

  6. this is a wonderful idea - I may try to mold this a little, we have a little bit less that 1001 days before we move back to the states, but I'd love to create a list of things to accomplish before then! It would be a great way to capture our time overseas and look back on it once we are home!

  7. Love this, such a beautiful idea! I actually just sat through and read them all!! xxx Looking forward to seeing you check them all off. Now to go write my own.... ;)

  8. I read this list and read what you've accomplished and felt really, really happy for you. This is just super!


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