09 Jan

101 in 1,001

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I’m sure at this point we all know what a “101 in 1,001″ list is, but for those of you who’ve been living under a rock, let me break it down for you: the idea is that you create a list of 101 things to accomplish in 1,001 days (or, just under three years). And then you do ‘em. It’s a pretty simple concept, really – and I can’t wait to get started!

If you want to follow along as we check everything off the list, you can keep checking back here – I’ll be doing updates on both the small and large goals that we complete, and you can subscribe to this feed separately from the posts that appear on the main blog.

Start Date: February 1, 2012
End date: October 29, 2014

Items in blue are completed
Items in yellow are currently in progress



1. Go on a “staycation”
2. Go on a spontaneous trip
3. Visit at least one new state
4. Take a road trip
5. Go on 3 vacations (1/3)
6. Go to an A&M football game at Kyle Field
7. Go camping
8. Attend the Round Top antique fair at least 2 times and buy at least one item (0/2)



9. Eat at a restaurant owned by a celebrity
10. Spend at least 10 days exploring parts of downtown Austin we’ve never seen (2/10)
11. Go to at least 5 Austin events (0/5)
12. Learn more about wine (pairings, how to pick, etc)
13. Master at least 10 new cocktail recipes (1/10)
14. Find a new winery to frequent
15. Watch at least 15 awful (but hilarious) movies (0/15)
16. Go to at least 3 special events at Alamo Drafthouse (0/3)
17. Go to a drive-in movie
18. One year, watch all Oscar-nominated films
19. Drink a bottle of wine worth $100
20. Try 10 new local restaurants (4/10)
21. Finish watching Lost
22. Watch 20 classic movies that we’ve never seen (5/20)



23. Start at least 3 new holiday traditions (1/3)
24. Create and print a photo album for each year (1/3)
25. Spend an entire day together with no technology
26. Take the dogs for a long (at least 20 minutes) walk at least twice a week for three months (0/12)
27. Get Ranger more comfortable with people
28. Play a game together instead of watching tv at least one night a week for two months (0/8)
29. Have professional photos of us done, just because
30. Treat Jennifer & Thomas to a nice dinner out
31. Try the dog park again
32. Get a kitten (we got a puppy instead!)



33. Don’t eat out for one month
34. Floss daily for a month (0/31)
35. Serve vegetables with dinner at least 4 times a week for two months (8/8)
36. Be a vegetarian for a week
37. Eat fish once a week for 3 months (0/12)



38. Join a church
39. Try at least two new recipes a month
40. Find at least two thrift stores to frequent in Austin (2/2)
41. Spend time with Audrey & Kyle at least once a year (1/3)
42. Have a dinner party
43. Make bed every day for a month (31/31)
44. Spend at least 3 Saturday mornings garage sale-ing (0/3)
45. Take at least one meaningful photo every week for three months (12/12)

Green Living/”Doing good”


46. Pay for the food of the person behind us in a drive-through
47. Leave a 100% tip
48. Donate blood
49. Sponsor a child during Christmas
50. Get in the habit of using re-useable grocery bags every time we shop
51. Eat food grown in our backyard
52. Visit a farmer’s market
53. Start recycling



54. Do 3 large-scale projects for our house (1/3)
55. Replace our washer and dryer
56. Find at least one piece of art for the house that we both love
57. Build three pieces of furniture together (1/3)
58. Get rid of all the ugly lights in our house
59. Finish head chairs for the dining room
60. Have fresh flowers in the house every week for a month (0/4)
61. Paint the house (exterior)
62. Get our garage completely clean and organized
63. Organize/clean the workshop
64. Learn enough about gardening to make our yards look nice and manicured
65. Get rid of the plants we hate in our yards/plant new ones



66. Learn more about my camera and become very comfortable with it
67. Learn how to use Photoshop (didn’t learn Photoshop, but learned enough about editing photos that I consider this taken care of!)
68. Get at least one paid sponsor
69. Host a giveaway on the blog
70. Learn enough about coding to do basic edits on the blog
71. Add a house tour/layout page (see it here!)
72. Attend a blog conference
73. Order business cards for the blog
74. Blog daily for a month (31/31)
75. Research and purchase another lens for our camera
76. Purchase a tripod
77. Reply to at least 3 comments for every blog post I write for a month
78. Be featured on a large-scale home décor blog (See it here!)



79. Have absolutely no debt aside from our mortgage
80. Build up a savings account
81. Replace my car
82. Have one day where we go shopping and don’t have to question whether or not we can afford the things we want to buy
83. Start consistently using coupons at the grocery store

Amanda – Personal


84. Read at least 100 books (63/100)
85. Stop being afraid of my sewing machine
86. Learn how to use (and be comfortable with) my Cricut
87. Get a job I’m happy with
88. Create at least one item I would be proud to sell online (and then consider opening an Etsy shop)
89. Buy a piece of clothing from Anthropologie
90. Create a piece of art I’m proud to display in our home
91. Have wedding dress cleaned/decide what to do with it

Corey – Personal


92. Work out at least 5 times a week for a month (0/4)
93. Run out of business cards
94. Sell one house a month for 12 consecutive months (0/12)
95. Flip a home
96. Ride 3 roller coasters (1/3)
97. Join an intramural sports team
98. Own 5 pairs of Warby Parker glasses (0/5)
99. Own an investment home
100. Learn how to change oil in cars
101. Buy all matching socks

Completed so far: 35/101

Remaining: 66

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Comments on this post

  1. Sandi says:

    So happy about #87

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