Tuesday, July 31, 2012

101 in 1001 Update!

I have finally crossed off enough things that I think it warrants a list update! The completed items are in purple and striked through, the pink items are in progress. I think I am off to a pretty good start. These lists are so much fun, because I am a total list maker. Sometimes I will write something on my to-do list that I've already done, just so I am cross it off!! Tell me I am not alone in doing that?

  • Start blogging (Started in May 2012)
  • Take a photography class
  • Take a cake decorating class (Completed in April 2012 at Michael's)
  • Blog every day for 30 days
  • Go to NYC (Went for our 1st anniversary in May 2012)
  • Plant a vegetable garden (Planted a veggie garden with my mom in June 2012)
  • Sell 1 item a month from our Etsy shop
  • Lose 20 pounds (get to 160 lbs)
  • Maintain weight for 6 months
  • Refinish a piece of furniture
  • Reupholster an old piece of furniture
  • Go to Las Vegas
  • Take a knitting class
  • Knit a winter hat
  • Take one photo I am really proud of
  • Take a photograph of a rainbow
  • Say “yes” to something I wouldn’t normally
  • Host a dinner party for 8
  • Go a week without buying anything
  • Read 40 books (It's sad, but I have read 1 so far - The Help. I have edited this and picked a better number, 100 in 1001 days?? Yikes. Who can read 1 book every 10 days??)
  • Don’t say anything negative for one day
  • Complete a 365 day photo challenge
  • Try a sport I've never tried before (DH and I are playing flag football this summer 2012!)
  • Donate money to a charity
  • Kiss in the rain
  • Make spaghetti sauce from scratch
  • Bake and decorate a birthday cake for someone (Baked my husband's birthday cake in June 2012)
  • Try a new recipe once a month for a year
  • Find out my blood type
  • Go to the gym 5 days a week for a month
  • Take a cooking class
  • Send a hand written letter
  • Spend a weekend without the internet
  • Make bread without the bread maker
  • Train Leroy to come when called
  • Learn how to cook fish!
  • Finish the photo wall going to the basement
  • Go to a wine tasting
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Watch Gone With the Wind (Loved it! July 2012)
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Figure out what to do with my wedding dress
  • Send in the paperwork and get my PEng
  • Have a blog post published on a well known blog
  • Have my blog redesigned to have a more personal style (Thanks to Emily at oh hello, love! this has been completed, July 14, 2012)
  • Make a meal with all ingredients bought at the farmer's market
  • Throw a surprise party for someone
  • Go on a girl's weekend with my sister
  • Have a will written
  • Try being vegetarian for one week
  • Write 100 thank you notes
  • Meet an internet friend in person
  • Go on a picnic
  • Go camping with the dog (We are going camping about an hour away this weekend so I am crossing this off, August 2012)
  • Go to trivia night
  • Be professionally fitted for a bra
  • Send at least 3 letters to the editor of our local paper
  • Move my blog to self hosted
  • Give up Facebook for a week
  • Try 10 beers I have never tried before (Rickard's White, Molson Canadian 67 Sublime, Upper Canada Lager)
  • Go to an exercise class that makes me feel awkward
  • See 45 movies in the theatre
  • Go for a ride in a helicopter
  • Get a promotion
  • Eat at 10 new restaurants
  • Host Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner
  • Make a surprise visit home to see my family
  • Spend 1 day a week television free for 6 months (Started this in July 2012, we're going with Wednesdays!)
  • De-clutter our house
  • Go to a comedy show (went to Absolute Comedy with two of my coworkers! July 2012)
  • See The Nutcracker at the NAC
  • Do something nice for someone anonymously
  • Go to a spa
  • Go to a Green Bay Packers game
  • Give a 100% tip
  • Have a booth at a craft sale
  • Take a spontaneous road trip
  • Create a scavenger hunt
  • Decorate Christmas cookies
  • Finish bathroom and back room in basement
  • Finish the fence in the backyard (Last pieces went up in May 2012!)
  • Buy a mouse pad for my desk at work (Just did this! I got a mouse pad AND a keyboard wrist rest. July 2012)
  • Learn how to use all of the applications on my Mac
  • Grow and use 3 varieties of herbs (Grew basil, oregano, and parsley, used all 3 in my roasted red pepper soup! July 2012)
  • Organize all of the documents/photos on my computer
  • Finally load up my digital picture frame
  • Go to a drive-in movie theatre
  • Have someone guest post on my blog
  • Go on a date night once a month with my husband (Edited to add a timeframe - let's go with a year! Started this in July 2012)
  • Get 5,000 views of my blog (1800 of 5000)
  • See the Best Picture Oscar winner from the last 10 years.
  • Enter a photo contest
  • Complete a crossword puzzle
  • Host a poker night
  • Buy a bigger TV for our basement den
  • Plant a tree
  • Read a novel in french
  • Make homemade jam
  • Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  • Write a list of 101 things I have already achieved in life
  • Celebrate finishing this list!

    ashley {we loved here.} said...

    I've got to make one of these lists! You have some great goals on. 40 books definitely sounds more reasonable!

    I also dropped by to say I was awarded the Lieber Award recently and I've passed it on to you! Check out my post here (http://www.welovedhere.com/2012/07/we-loved-here-liebster-award.html) for more info and what you do next :)


    Jenn @ My Not So Glamorous Life said...

    Hi, I found you over on the Blog Hop. Your list here sucked me in, so I'm happy to be one of your newest followers!
    Good Luck with your list!! I should do something like that :)
    Feel free to hop over to my blog and check it out if you'd like.

    Unknown said...

    You reminded me of my list! Gotta get to it.

    Cathy said...

    Some of these wont take you long to accomplish. RE make bread without the bread maker - don't bother, when I make round rolls they're just not as nice, though I'm OK with pizza

    BeaumontGirl said...

    Found you via the blog hop !!!! Love your blog! So glad to be your newest follower ;)


    Shelby said...

    Thats so fun! Maybe I should make one of these lists!:) I saw that you followed me, so I followed back. I hope you participate in my Amusing August Blog Hop next Tuesday!:)

    Shelby xoxo

    Daydreaming Realist said...

    I love this! I could easily have 75% of your same goals. I love to read, but I couldn't read that many books that quickly, right now... but, magazines, yeah, I could fit those in :) The "letter to myself" part is interesting, because I just came across the book that I was filling in for my baby when I was pregnant, it's called, "Letters for Tomorrow." Good luck with your list! It's full of good stuff :)

    Unknown said...

    This is such a good idea! I have a list similar to this, but do not have smaller things like taking classes or reading books. I will def. have to add on to mine now! Thanks for the ideas! PS love your blog! feel free to check mine out :) Rachel Coletta

    xo Rach

    Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

    wow! what a list! but i love it! your blog is adorable!

    xo Kelly

    Sarah said...

    Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it :)

    Sarah said...

    Wohoo!!! Thanks so much, that's exciting!! :)

    It's good to set goals, big and small. The 100 books was insane, I obviously picked that number out of my butt. Haha. 40 is much more manageable!!

    Sarah said...

    I followed you back!! Thanks for stopping by!!

    Sarah said...

    Always feels good to cross things off, even small things :)

    Unknown said...

    New follower from the GFC Hop. Love this post! Great blog, Come say hi sometime :)


    Sarah said...

    My mom has an awesome oatmeal molasses bread recipe that I want to try. Her bread is always better than anything I make in the breadmaker!! I haven't tried rolls though!! Homemade pizza dough is awesome.

    Sarah said...

    Followed you back :)

    Sarah said...

    I'm excited, I will definitely participate! Thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah said...

    I really need to start reading or I am going to be completely embarrassed when this is over!! Haha. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it!

    Sarah said...

    Smaller things are great, because it can be discouraging to not cross anything off for a while. I just stopped by your blog!

    Sarah said...

    Thanks! I just stopped by your blog!

    kristen said...

    Youve got a great start!! I NEED TO MAKE ONE OF THESE!!!

    Glitter and Pink said...

    interesting post.just found your bog and loving it.new follower here.


    Christi said...

    LOVE this list! Definitely gives me some awesome ideas to spice things up in my life!

    ShirleyRunner said...

    What a great list you have, I have wanted to take a cake decorating class at Michaels how did you like it? I am your newest follower from the GFC hop

    Shoshanah said...

    I love Gone With the Wind! And if you loved the movie, you should really read the book. Plus it also works towards one of your other goals.

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