101 in 1001 Check-In

Hey there! Remember how a while ago I made a 101 in 1001 list (a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days) and I didn’t actually do a very good job about doing those 101 things? And then remember when I made a new 101 in 1001 list and said I would try and do better? Well, I think that I am!

101 in 1001

So far I’ve completed 15 things! Which might not seem like a lot for a few months, but in my mind it is. I still have a long way to go, tho… Lots of fun things still to do! Here’s where I’m at progress-wise so far:


Start date: March 29, 2015
End date: December 25, 2018

  1. Bake a delicious cake from scratch (chocolate cake with Bailey’s cream cheese frosting)
    cake
  2. Donate my hair to locks of love again (technically I donated it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, but same thing.)
  3. See all of the Texas State Fair
  4. Crochet a blanket for my friend’s new baby
  5. Open a seperate savings account for a house downpayment
  6. Take a trip to San Antonio
  7. Spend an afternoon reading at the park
  8. Finish my Lynda courses for FrameMaker and XML
  9. Make my bed every morning for 1 month
  10. See an awesome concert (Motion City Soundtrack 5/18/16, Turnpike Troubadours 6/2/16)
  11. Attend some sort of “fest”
  12. Walk around White Rock Lake
  13. Pick a pumpkin and carve it
  14. Make a photo book for 2015
  15. Make a photo book for 2016
  16. Make a photo book for 2017
  17. Go to a trivia night (Disney Trivia 6/2/16)
  18. Take a day trip to a fun location (Waco, TX)
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  19. Make my own bath bombs
  20. Take a trip with my mom
  21. Watch a new movie for every letter of the alphabet (A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z)
  22. Host a friendsgiving dinner
  23. Get involved with a ministry at church
  24. Floss every day for 1 month
  25. Get a matching set of luggage
  26. Walk 10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks straight
  27. Go to a game for a Dallas team (Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, etc.)
  28. Bring in baked goods for my coworkers
  29. Go kayaking on White Rock Lake
    lake 3
  30. Go glamping/camping with friends
  31. Do another Whole30
  32. Host a visitor in Dallas
  33. Go to a drive-in movie
  34. Take a trip with my sister
  35. Blog every day for a month
  36. Leave a 100% tip for great service
  37. Get a keratin treatment done on my hair
    hair
  38. Read the complete Chronicles of Narnia series
  39. Read the entire bible again
  40. Visit a new museum in Dallas (Perot Museum, 6/24/16)
  41. Make a pie from scratch
  42. Host a holiday party
  43. Finish decorating my bedroom
  44. Read an entire book in one day
  45. Celebrate my 30th birthday
  46. Give up coffee for 1 month
  47. Try 25 new restaurants in DFW (1. Neighborhood Services, 2. TNT, 3. Dream Cafe)
  48. Volunteer 50 hours for a good cause
  49. Try making 3 new ice cream recipes (1. Lemonade ice cream)
  50. Ride the bus to work for 1 month
  51. Don’t hit snooze for a week
  52. Try a new fitness class
  53. Have dinner on a rooftop
  54. See the Springfield Cardinals play in Frisco (6/3/16)
  55. Unplug completely for 24 hours
  56. Go to an amusement park
  57. Sew a skirt and wear it in public and not die of embarrassment
  58. Have a game night with friends
  59. Take a crafting class (hand embroidery via Brit+Co)
    craft
  60. Go on a picnic
  61. Send a “just for fun” package to my nephews
  62. Make a t-shirt quilt from college shirts
  63. Read 30 minutes before bed for 1 month
  64. Make my own greeting cards to send to people
  65. Vote for President!
  66. Go hiking
  67. Go one month without shopping
  68. Take a trip with a friend
  69. Complete the Couch to 5K app again
  70. Run in a fun 5k
  71. See a concert at Billy Bob’s
  72. Make my own business cards
  73. Go one month without ordering takeout
  74. Send 5 “just because” gifts
  75. Get a blowout at Drybar
  76. Make 10 recipes from cookbooks I own (1. Snickers Surprise Cookies)
  77. Buy a good pair of rain boots
  78. Go to the botanical garden in the spring and the fall
  79. Have a staycation in/near Dallas
  80. Go to the Dallas Farmer’s Market
  81. Find a good face lotion for everyday use
  82. Go to the Texas Tulip farm
  83. Give up soda for 6 months
  84. Take a roadtrip
  85. See a musical on stage (The Little Mermaid, March 2016; Wicked, May 2016)
  86. Finish a DIY project
  87. Organize pictures on my computer (and back them up!)
  88. Replace worn-out wardrobe items
  89. Find my correct shade of lipstick
  90. Play in the snow
  91. Journal every day for 1 month
  92. Join a professional organization
  93. Take a calligraphy class
  94. Complete the 30 Day Shred dvd (actually in 30 days)
  95. Avoid sugar for one month
  96. Do something fun to celebrate New Year’s Eve
  97. Get a massage
  98. Visit a new city in the US
  99. Do stand up paddleboarding again
  100. Stretch every day for a month
  101. Read 50 books (1. All the Light We Cannot See, 2. The Beautiful and the Damned, 3. Hamilton: The Revolution, 4. Astonish Me, 5. The Time Traveler’s Wife, 6. The Bassoon King, 7. The Bell Jar, 8. Where Things Come Back, 9. The Knockoff, 10. Letters of Note, 11. Pain, Parties, Work)

Pretty good, right?!? I still have a ways to go, but I also still have lots of time to finish everything. Have you made your own 101 in 1001 list yet?!?

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