101 in 1001 update: January 2011

We are in the final hours of January 2011, so I figured it was about time to update my 101 in 1001 list.  This month I was able to finish or start the following:

23) Take a weekend trip to a different city. The Fiancé and I decided that we wanted to go on a “trip” for our Christmas gift this year. We chose to utilize social media’s latest craze of group buying with Living Social Escapes. The site offered a deal for Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and we jumped at the chance to escape to North Carolina for some snow tubing. The Inn was beautiful and was staffed with wonderful people. The weekend included wonderful food, a fun festival, karaoke, and snow tubing.

50) Pre-marital counseling through a Church: This one was only partially started. We signed up for a class and will officially go through the counseling in the next few months. Stay tuned!

63) Write 3 letters to a company when I receive great service (0/3) : As I mentioned above, Waynesville Inn was phenomenal! This letter ended up not being a written letter, but rather a Facebook feedback post. I couldn’t contain my excitement and appreciation in a private letter, so I figured all visitors could see the raving review. Next time, I will shoot for a written note 🙂

67) Try 30 new recipes (1/30) I tried one new recipe this month. I will save the full recap for another post.

71) Go see a play. Growing up, I was obsessed with Belle from Beauty and the Beast. When I went to Disney Hollywood Studios a few months ago, seeing the Beauty and the Beast show was a must! I had not seen the broadway version of the show before.  Lucky for me, Santa Sheppard gifted me with two tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at the Fox. The show was wonderful, and so was the company.

72) Read 15 Books: This month I read Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin.

75.   Try ten new restaurants : While in Waynesville we ate at The Sweet Onion Restaurant. The recommendation came from the staff at the Inn we were staying at. The food was amazing. The Sweet Onion Soup was delicious and the steaks were cooked to perfection. If you are ever in Waynesville, be sure to stop in to this Downtown restaurant.

93) Meet at least two bloggers/tweeps in person: I was lucky to be able to attend Alpha Chi Omega’s Leadership Academy over the past weekend. I had the pleasure of engaging in conversations with new sisters, fellow AXO tweeps, and reconnect with other alums. One of the tweeps I was able to meet was Liz. We follow each other on Twitter and we both are involved in the same career path: Marketing. Liz is a sweetheart and I truly enjoyed spending time with her this weekend. Here is a picture from dinner one night in Indianapolis.

That is the progress for this month. On to February and the adventures that month holds.

101 in 1001

Happy New Year! This year I have decided to make a list of 101 things I want to complete in 1001 days. This list is being started today (January 1, 2011) and will end September 28, 2013. Many things will change over these next 2 1/2 years. I have filled the list with things I have been wanting to accomplish and have put off. I have also filled the list with items to help me build stronger relationships with the people I love most. I have purposefully left a few items blank, since I know many life changes will be happening over the next 2 1/2 years. This is my way of leaving room for change. I will post my progress on this blog, but don’t worry, it will not take away from your regular programming ;)

January 1, 2011-September 27, 2013

Goals Complete: 0/101
Last Updated: January 31, 2011

Bold marks a completed item
Italics marks a partially completed or in-progress item

101 in 1001:


1.       Make a quality friend.

2.       Get married.

3.       Go on a date a month for 6 months. (0/6)

4.       Plan three surprise dates for Conner

5.       Call someone once a week for a month just to catch up.

6.       Lunch date with my Mommy

7.       Date night with my Daddy


8.       Make plans with a new friend

9.       Send Christmas cards.

10.   Invite people over to dinner once a month for six months  (0/6)

11.   Host a dinner party.

12.   Have a girl’s night once every other month (0/16)

13.   Have a double-date with friends once every other month (0/16)


14.   Put all Project 365 pictures into albums (0/2)

15.   Get a custom emboss stamp made.

16. Make birthday cards and greeting cards to have on-hand and send

17.   Create wedding album

18.   Create a shadowbox of wedding mementos

19.   Finish College Scrapbook


20.   Go on a vacation outside of the US

21.   Go to NYC

22.   Go strawberry picking.

23.   Take a weekend trip to a different city.

24.   Go to the airport to solely people watch

25.   Take a girls only trip

26.   Take a completely impulsive, spur of the moment road trip with husband

27.   Visit a winery

28.   Ask a friend to make a list of 5 movies to watch and vise versa. Switch list an complete within 30 days.


29.   Transfer files from old computer.

30.   Create a Google Reader

31.   Organize family and friend’s birthdays in one place

32.   Clean tarnished jewelry

33.   Legally change my name

34.   Change name on credit cards, etc.


35.   Not eating out for 1 month straight. (0/30)

36.   No French Fries for 30 days (0/30)

37.   Keep a prayer journal.

38.   Go to a movie by myself.

39.   Write down 5 good things a day for a month straight (0/30)

40.   Identify 100 things that make me happy

41.   Identify 25 things I like about myself

42.   Reach a realistic weight

43.   Take a dance class

44.   Try two new classes at the gym

45.   Floss every day for a month (/30)

46.   Work out three times a week, four weeks in a row

47.   Go one whole week without internet (voluntarily).

48.   Go for one week without watching television

49.   Join a Sunday School Class

50.   Pre-marital counseling through a Church


51.   Do five random acts of kindness. (0/5)

52.   Volunteer 101 hours (0/101)

53.   Surprise someone. (with a visit, flowers, something nice)

54.   Write 10 handwritten letters (0/10)

55.   Invest my time in someone, be intentional.

56.   Find an organization or missionary to support consistently.

57.   Treat a friend out to coffee

58.   Pray for someone for a month straight.

59.   Pay 10 strangers compliments (0/10)

60.   Purge and donate old clothes from closets at least three times (0/3)

61.   Pay for the person behind me at a toll or drive thru

62.   Serve food at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter

63.   Write 3 letters to a company when I receive great service (1/3)

64.   Make cupcakes from scratch

65.   Take a cooking class

66. Make dinner at least 3 nights a week, two weeks in a row

67.   Try 30 new recipes (1/30)


68.   Attend a Scrapbooking Convention

69.   Go on a picnic with Conner.

70.   Get a DSLR

71.   Go see a play.

72.   Read 15 books (1/15)

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2 Responses to 101 in 1001 update: January 2011

  1. Charity says:

    Hello! Sounds like you got a great start on your goals:) It’s so much fun to see what each other have done in following our lists. Happy February!

  2. Thank you Charity for your support!

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