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101 in 1001

101 things in 1001 days


You all know I love a good list. When I first saw Mackenzie’s 101 things in 1001 days list last year, I was intrigued. The premise is simple – come up with 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days. It took me 2-3 months, but I finally created my own. It was a lot harder to come up with 101 things than I initially thought it would be!


While I usually am all about setting goals/intentions/resolutions for the new year, this year I decided to skip it. I still feel like I’m in survival mode. I didn’t want to set myself up for failure. But, give me 3 years to complete a list and I’m game.


My list is all over the place from getting a tattoo to completing Lawson and Sybil’s baby books. Some things I are “one and done” (Whole30) and others I’d love to make a longer term habit (drink 8 glasses of water a day).


Since I started putting together this list a few months ago, my official start is September 1st. Yes, that means I’ve already accomplished some things. I gotta say, it feels good. I had vowed not to make any clothing purchases for a month, but I only made it 6 days. I’m starting that one over today. :)

Start: September 1, 2016
End: May 30, 2019


  1. Purge entire house
  2. Complete Lawson’s baby book
  3. Complete Sybil’s baby book
  4. Go one month without shopping for clothes
  5. Read 20 books
  6. Attend 3 concerts
  7. Host a holiday party
  8. Organize a play date
  9. Define my style
  10. Write letters for Lawson
  11. Write letters for Sybil
  12. Clean out email inbox
  13. Take infant CPR class
  14. Leave 100% tip for good service
  15. Reconnect with high school teacher
  16. Organize digital photos
  17. Complete 52 lists project
  18. Ban electronic devices after 8pm for one week
  19. Connect photos to AppleTV and create album for kids
  20. Unplug for 24 hours
  21. Send 10 handwritten “just because” notes
  22. Watch 10 documentaries
  23. Estate planning
  24. Invest my IRA
  25. Meet with a financial planner



  1. Return to Alt Summit
  2. Speak at a conference
  3. Attend 2 local events per year
  4. Share motherhood story on a blog
  5. Rebrand Luv in the Bubble
  6. Create a business plan
  7. Update Phoenix City Guide and add photos
  8. Continue Spotlight On blog series featuring 6 per year
  9. Blog every weekday for a month
  10. Organize a linkup
  11. Create a wardrobe basics/capsule collection for SAHM
  12. Create a monthly newsletter
  13. Update media kit
  14. Update resume
  15. Take a writing class
  16. Grow key metrics by 10% each quarter
  17. Partner with 3 new brands
  18. Renew CPA license



  1. Introduce Sybil to grandma
  2. Annual family vacation for 4 of us
  3. Take kids ice skating
  4. Take a trip with my mom
  5. Have newborn family photos taken
  6. Music class with kids
  7. Have professional family photos taken each year
  8. Visit grandma once a year
  9. Send Christmas cards
  10. Girl’s shopping trip
  11. Make a new mom friend
  12. Join a parenting group
  13. Complete family tree



  1. Phoenix Art Museum family day
  2. See the Nutcracker at the Arizona Ballet
  3. Pick peaches
  4. Visit Musical Instrument Museum
  5. Try 20 new restaurants
  6. Attend NBA game



  1. Visit Charleston
  2. Drive down the west coast
  3. Visit Big Sur
  4. Take a vacation without kids
  5. Go camping
  6. Take a cold weather vacation
  7. Visit 5 national parks
  8. Hike Havaupai Falls
  9. Visit Antelope Canyon
  10. Spend Thanksgiving in Napa



  1. Get a tattoo
  2. Monthly Instagram date
  3. Go on a hot air balloon tour
  4. Take a calligraphy class
  5. See the Northern Lights
  6. Golf 9 holes
  7. See a shooting star
  8. Attend Hamilton on Broadway
  9. Take a flower arranging class
  10. See a pro tennis match
  11. Watch the sunrise
  12. Get a couple’s massage
  13. See a movie outdoors
  14. Try standup paddle boarding
  15. Watch all the Academy Award best picture nominees
  16. Take the kids to see Santa
  17. Learn to make mom’s cinnamon rolls
  18. Cut hair short again
  19. Find a signature drink



  1. Do Whole30
  2. Run a half marathon
  3. Run Ragnar Relay
  4. Give up sweets for a month
  5. Walk 30,000 steps in one day
  6. Do my age in pushups
  7. Give up iced tea for a month
  8. 30 day barre for yoga challenge
  9. Close abdominal seperation
  10. Drink 8 glass of water a day for a month


Anything I’m missing from my list? 

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  1. Damn girl, you have some busy days ahead! I love that one of your things was to leave 100% for good service and some good financial planning. I’m on day four of Whole 30 Light (aka: I stick to all the rules but I stick with my regular coffee so I don’t kill anyone).

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