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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

101 Things in 1001 Days - V.2

I am and have always been a list maker.

So when in October of 2008, I learned about the idea of creating a list like this, I got excited. And I set to work on creating a list of my own right then and there. You can find that list here, and although I didn't complete everything on the list, I'm THRILLED at all of the things I did accomplish. I learned that 2 and a half years is enough time for my interests to change, and there were some things on that list that I just didn't care to do anymore. And that's totally okay! Then, of course, there were things that I still wanted to do, but just never got around to. So they are on my new list.

If you're interested in this idea, you can find more information on a website called Day Zero. Join me!

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable, or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of stretching on your part.)

Starting Date: July 28, 2011
Completion Date: April 24, 2014

(Here's a link to see all the individual posts about the items in this list and the list before. Or click on each item separately.)

1. Have new family pictures taken including the baby. Completed 10/30/2011
2. Cook & freeze 30 meals by the time I go into labor. (2/30)
3. Play in the rain.
4. Build a snowman. Completed 12/?/12
5. Have a photo taken in a photobooth. Completed 8/13/2011
6. Fly a kite. Completed 3/16/2012
7. Plan a fabulous birthday party for Justin.
8. Plan a fabulous birthday party for Harvey. Completed 11/27/2012
9. Plan a fabulous birthday party for Avery. Completed 9/29/2012
10. Hold Family Home Evening every Monday for 5 weeks. (5/5)

11. Plan and host a Girls' Night. Completed 8/30/2012
12. Treat my mom to a mom/daughter date where I actually pay for everything.
13. Attend book club 5 times. (2/5)
14. Write to 5 different people who have inspired me. (0/5)
15. Host a Murder Mystery Party.
16. Plan and host a non-birthday party for children.
17. Make a new friend via Visiting Teaching.

Health / Fitness / Outdoors:
18. Hike Mt. Timpanogas.
19. Get down to pre-Avery weight. Completed 10/30/2011
20. Donate blood.
21. Prepare for and participate in a 5K race.
22. Set up or participate in a walking/running group.
23. Buy a blender for green smoothies. Completed 2/10/2012
24. Don't eat out for a month.

House / Organization:
25. Complete and update our 72-hour kits.
26. Put together an auto emergency kit for each car.
27. Buy a new mattress. Completed 3/?/13
28. Organize the office / my craft room.
29. Scan and upload all the Yanda negatives.
30. Organize and upload all Keetch negatives.
31. Buy another tote tray organizer from IKEA to organize Avery's room. Completed 11/?/12
32. Have our carpets professionally cleaned. Completed 7/?/12
33. List (and hopefully sell) the large items we didn't get rid of at the yard sale.
34. Organize all of our warranties in an accordion-style folder.
35. Paint Harvey's bunk beds and dresser. Completed 10/6/2011

36. Start a Roth IRA.
37. Pay off the white Camry.
38. Conduct a household inventory and catalog (and film) all valuables.
39. Check to see that all of our insurance coverage is up to date.
40. Pay off the baby. Completed 2/22/2012

Learning & Growing:
41. Take a photography class.
42. Read the whole New Testament.
43. Read the Book of Mormon again.
44. Read the Doctrine & Covenants.
45. Read the Pearl of Great Price.
46. Learn to drive a stick shift.
47. Play the piano in church 3 times. (3/3)
48. Learn how to do my hair in a messy bun.
49. Take an Institute class. Completed 5/1/13
50. Learn to play Love Story/Viva La Vida on the piano.

Travel / Going Places:
51. See a play at Hale Theatre.
52. Visit This is the Place Heritage Park. Completed 8/11/2011
53. Visit Ensign Peak.
54. Visit the Brigham Young House.
55. Visit church history sites in and around Temple Square.
56. Visit 6 different temples. (3/6) Manti Temple (7/30/11), Draper (10/11/2011), Jordan River (1/31/2012)
57. See a drive-in-movie.
58. Go SCUBA diving.
59. Go on a sans-kids vacation with Justin.
60. Visit the beach. (Lakes don't count.) Completed 6/28/2012
61. Go to Sea World. Completed 6/30/2012
62. Visit the Arches in Moab. Completed 5/1/13
63. Visit Bryce Canyon National Park.
64. Visit Canyonlands in Moab.
65. Visit Antelope Island.
66. Visit Starvation State Park.
67. Visit the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum.

Getting Crafty:
68. Finish my Church History Scrapbook.
69. Sew a blessing dress for Avery. Completed 10/8/2011
70. Make Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
71. Make duvet covers for Harvey's bunk beds. Completed 9/27/2011
72. Bake and decorate a multi-tier cake.
73. Bake and decorate a cake with fondant.
74. Make a blog book for 2011 on blurb.com.
75. Make a blog book for 2012 on blurb.com.
76. Make a custom recipe book with my favorite recipes. Completed 1/20/2012
77. Finish and print the Bear Lake scrapbook. Completed 10/1/2011
78. Finish the "baby book" part of Harvey's scrapbook.
79. Take a photo of my house during each season. (1/4)
80. Make a slideshow movie for each year starting in 2005. (0/9)

81. Can pizza sauce. (Completed 8/30/2011)

82. Buy something from a Farmer's Market.
83. Try a food I have never eaten before. (chicken heart) Completed 5/26/2012
84. Join a CSA Cooperative.
85. Buy enough water bottles to fill the bottom of our chest freezer. (8/8)
86. Do an inventory of our short and long term food storage.
87. Set up a plan to build our food storage to 1 year.
88. Try 5 different zucchini recipies. (3/5): Zucchini Matchsticks (8/16/11), Chocolate Zucchini Cake (8/21/11), Lemon Zucchini Bread (8/30/2012)
89. Learn a new pie crust design.
90. Find a good recipe for breadsticks.
91. Grind my own wheat.
92. Make homemade wheat bread.

93. Whiten my teeth.
94. Have a professional bra fitting.
95. Buy some cute, close-toed, black shoes for winter time. Completed 8/9/2011
96. Get 3 pedicures. (1/3) Completed 1/21/12
97. Get 3 massages. (3/3) Completed 8/22/11, 4/?/2012, 6/9/13
98. Do something fun for my 30th birthday.
99. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet. (9/26)
100. Learn to curl my hair in long ringlets. Completed 9/13/2012
101. Make a new 101/1001 list.


  1. Hi! Beautiful blog, I'm thinking about making my own list!

  2. Thanks for letting me borrow some of your ideas!

  3. I love your blog ~ a great dose of inspiration!

  4. Thanks you for your lovely blog. Now I know that I'm not the only one to do lists....

  5. great list.
    check mine : http://jidhu.blogspot.com/p/101-goals-in-1001-days.html



  7. Hi there, I was wondering how you came up with everything on your list? I would be interested in doing something like this, but just unsure on where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :) <3

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