101 in 1001



the project is called day zero and focuses on accomplishing your goals. the challenge is to complete 101 tasks (written by yourself) in a period of 1001 days (approx. 2.75 years). each week i will be updating my list with what i've accomplished and/or worked on. you can see my original post here.

  1. stop watching so much t.v.
  2. read at least 1 book every 3 months
  3. use the time i used to spend watching t.v. to craft more
  4. decorate our master bedroom
  5. put up bunk beds for the boys they're up, but they're not pretty! i won't completely mark it off until i'm done pretty-fying them! 
  6. re-upholster living room ottomans
  7. get a new sofa for the living room it's ordered! will arrive in july! 
  8. take a trip to portland to see if it’s somewhere we might like to live
  9. take the boys to chuck e cheese
  10. paint the sunroom
  11. after the hubby installs the floor boards, paint them along with trim on lower level
  12. touch up paint where needed throughout the house
  13. paint back entry way and stairs down to office
  14. remove carpet from stairs and paint them something fun!
  15. make our guest room something that a guest would like to stay in! started!
  16. put together “art wall” in living room that i’ve had planned in my head for years
  17. refinish foot stool from grandma  
  18. try a new recipe at least once every other week new recipes tried: 3 
  19. get through the back-log of catalogs i have started! still a long way to go!
  20. organize pages from catalogs in binders
  21. finish thrifted project for bedroom DONE!!
  22. get the flower beds in the front of the house looking good DONE!!
  23. build brick “wall” in side flower bed
  24. watch all of the oscar nominated movies from 2005 to present movies watched: precious
  25. take the boys on a photo scavenger hunt to find objects that resemble letters of the alphabet and take photos of them to spell out their names
  26. surprise the boys with a picnic out in the yard
  27. take a trip to the zoo DONE!!
  28. change my baby’s last diaper!
  29. take a weekend trip to chicago
  30. take a weekend trip to madison
  31. take a road trip with no plans. just get in the car and drive.
  32. create a piece of art just for myself
  33. purge my craft closet
  34. buy a larger family vehicle
  35. purge the boys’ toys done and in the pile for the garage sale!
  36. visit the library with the boys at least once a month
  37. get my braces off! YEAH!!
  38. whiten my newly straightened teeth!
  39. do a major seo job on all of my websites
  40. redesign my blog header DONE! 
  41. try out a mostly vegetarian lifestyle
  42. meet some of my online friends in person met quite a few at the stationery show!
  43. improve my photography skills
  44. purchase some different lenses for my camera
  45. purchase a shoe flash for my camera
  46. hit my weight loss goal. (6 more lbs!) check! still working on it!
  47. continue eating 1 whole piece of fruit every day check! still working on it!
  48. go through my computer and get rid of unnecessary files
  49. research and find an amazing tattoo artist. found one!! 
  50. get the tattoos i’ve wanted in honor of my boys
  51. purchase investment pieces of clothing instead of cheap crap
  52. go through the house and seriously edit. if i don’t love it, it has to go
  53. send out more hand-written notes
  54. grow my hair back out….maybe??
  55. take the boys hiking once a week in the warm weather seasons
  56. buy recycled before new check! still working on it!
  57. try to use every piece of produce from our csa. no waste.
  58. learn to can food
  59. learn to make sauce from the tomatoes we get from our csa
  60. sew a piece of clothing from a pattern
  61. use thrifted clothing to create new pieces
  62. make some decorative pillows for the living room
  63. made more decorative pillows for the bedroom
  64. find little trinkets to fill my empty type drawer found my first 2 pieces! found lots more
  65. spend more one on one time with the baby and teach him the basics. ie. letters, numbers, animals, colors. things we did with #1, but have slacked with #2 been working on animals lately. he's doing very well and will tell you that a parrot says: "polly want a cracker?" 
  66. get back to the basics of design. ie. paintbrush to paper broke out the watercolors this weekend!
  67. once the house is done, do a photo tour on my blog
  68. power wash our dirty white house. ick.
  69. schedule more play dates for the boys check!
  70. meet new people in the area check! still working on it! (joined a new group!) 
  71. take the baby to his first day of preschool!
  72. take the little dude to his first day of full-day kinder!
  73. have a date night with the hubby once per month
  74. continue moving my business in a direction that leads to more design time and less administrative work
  75. continue moving my business in a direction that leads to less inventory and more print-on-demand
  76. hold hands with my hubby more
  77. paint my nails more
  78. splurge on a day at the spa
  79. burn candles on a daily basis trying, but not always remembering. 
  80. print blog into bound books….especially family related posts
  81. go out for girls’ night out once a month check! 
  82. cough…take down the last of the x-mas decorations….cough
  83. start an exercise program
  84. buy more food containing ingredients i can pronounce definitely moving in the right direction!
  85. teach my children to garden and grow their own food
  86. adjust my savings program for my 401k
  87. make a will
  88. check into better home/car insurance rates
  89. splurge on a great pair of jeans when i hit my weight loss goal
  90. wear dresses/skirts more often
  91. wear jewelry every day check! still working on it!
  92. fold laundry within 24 hours of washing it still trying! 
  93. get a nice mailbox to replace the brass piece of crap on our house
  94. get nice looking house numbers that you can actually see from the street!
  95. learn to make up a nice smoky eye
  96. bring positive energy into my life by exuding positivity trying really hard! 
  97. share love
  98. share joy
  99. share wisdom
  100. share strength
  101. share happiness 

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