My Attempt of 101 in 1001…

Over the past couple years, I have came across a few bloggers that are making lists. They aren’t your average, normal list and since I’m a list person, I had to partake in the fun! I first had to do some research about this list making. Day Zero created this catchy challenge of completing 101 things in 1001 days.

“We believe that by making goal setting fun and competitive you can make real progress on achieving your ambitions. Open-ended goal setting (like bucket lists) don’t work. It’s only when you assign a time constraint that your focus and determination kicks in.” -Day Zero

So I put forth on achieving my ambitions!

(Those marked bold are completed and italicized are in progress.)

Start Date: June 5, 2012

End Date: March 3, 2015

Getting Healthy

1. Drink 64 oz. of water each day for a month

2. Work out 3x a week for a month

3. Take a yoga class

4. Take vitamins daily for a month

5. Visit a orthodontist

6. Walk a mile a day for a month

7. Improve my posture

8. Become an organ donor

In the Kitchen/Good Eats

9. Attempt a Pioneer Women’s recipe from her first cookbook once a week

10. Blog Pioneer Women’s recipe challenge

11. Make pumpkin pies out of pumpkins

12. Make my own macaroons

13. Make a custom recipe book

14. Make a signature drink

15. Make homemade sorbet

16. Make homemade pasta

17. Order just dessert for supper

Relationships & Love

18. Leave a note for Dustin before he leaves work every day for a month

19. Make a list of 101 reasons why I love Dustin

20. Own a home

21. Start a family

22. Go on a date with Dustin once a month for 12 months

23. Attend church once a month for 12 months

24. Scrapbook our wedding & honeymoon

25. Read devotions daily for a month

26. Call my brother once a month

27. Have dinner by candlelight

28. Have a family weekend

29. Create a family history scrapbook

30. Do something fun for our anniversary

31. Move to a new place

32. Have a girls weekend


33. Track our spending for a month

34. Create a budget

35. Put $5 into savings for each item completed

36. Save $20 from every paycheck for 6 months

37. Pay off small credit card debt – Old Navy, Bank of America, Sears

38. No eating out for a month

40. Buy life insurance

41. Pay off our car

42. Pay off Dustin’s student loans

43. Cash in piggy bank when full and put into savings

Artsy Fartsy

44. Complete 2 quilts by myself (with the assistance of my mother)

45. Make something I pinned from Pinterest once a month

46. Enter a photography contest

47. Take a floral design class

48. Do a photo shoot

49. Build something out of wood

50. Order one of my prints on canvas

51. Complete a 365 day photo challenge

52. Refinish a piece of furniture

53. Host a party

54. Own a sewing machine

Places to Go

55. Visit a foreign country

56. Visit three different states I’ve never been before

57. Attend a musical

58. Go to a concert

59. See a movie at the drive in

60. Go to a comedy show

61. Go kayaking

62. Skate at an outdoor ice rank

63. Go to a book signing

64. Attend a Twins game

65. Attend a Vikings game (12/30/12)

66. Visit an orchard

67. Attend a midnight movie premiere


68. Learn how to water ski

69. Learn how to shoot a firearm

70. Learn how to change a tire

71. Learn sign language

72. Learn a different language

73. Learn how to can vegetables

Me Time

74. Wear makeup every day for a week

75. Read 5 books

76. Get motorcycle license

77. Give up coffee for a month

78. Own the complete season of The Big Bang Theory & watch them all in one day

79. Get a tattoo

80. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years

81. Watch the sun rise

82. Watch the sun set

83. Plant a flower bed

84. Change my hair color

85. Keep a dream journal

86. Write a poem

Gift of Giving

87. Donate items 2x a year (2/2)

88. Make handmade Christmas gifts

89. Volunteer 6x

90. Send flowers to my mothers

91. Send flowers to my grandmothers

92. Do something nice for a stranger

93. Send a care package to a solider overseas

Professional & Career

94. Update my resume

95. Become a Thirty-One director

96. Get a job I love

97. Do a Thirty-One party every week for a month

98. Participate in a Twitter chat

99. Organize my email inbox

100. Encourage someone to make a list

101. Make a new 101 in 1001 list

Wish me luck! I tend to get overly ambitious so we’ll see how this goes. I will try to keep you updated as much as possible.

Setting goals…

Good morning everyone on this rainy day! I have mixed emotions about this weather because I don’t know if today is going to be a productive day or wishing was I was home snuggling up on the coach watching another comedy movie, which I did the last rainy day! Either way…I will make the most of it!
So, have you been watching this season’s Biggest Loser? I have been from time to time but most recently, at 7 p.m. I’m glued to the TV. Sorry Glee! Last night was such an emotional night. I think I cry at every reality TV show there is. But, the Biggest Loser is such a magical story for some of the contestants. Watching what they look like from when they first walked onto the ranch to now, the finale, is just amazing! The only couple left, a sister duo, has made it to the finale together for the first time.
But the reason why I talk about this, is because during their time on the ranch where there’s 6 contestants left. At that time, they got makeovers. And, I fell in love with Olivia Ward’s hairstyle that I’m setting a goal…to keep growing my hair out to donate to Lock of Love and then chop it to look like this!
Courtesy of: NBC/Trae Patton
I have been tossing up the idea to keep my hair long after our wedding but hair is always going to grow back, right? I have always wanted to donate something more than money or clothes, and I just remember the time my soon to be sister-in-law, Emily, chopped her hair for Lock of Love. It inspired me to donate to youth who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. So my goal is by July 11th my hair will be over 10 inches! We mocked measured last night and I’m at 9 inches already!
I’m going to continue to watch the Biggest Loser and keep getting encouraged to feel good as a person! My family have been a wonderful inspiration on losing weight since they have lost a lot themselves so I’m jumping on the bandwagon. Wish me the best of luck on this journey that I’m taking!