101 in 1001

Happy New Year loves! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to twenty-fourteen. I am so happy to be back to blogging - refreshed + rejuvenated! Over the next few weeks, there are going to be some changes taking place (they are exciting ones, don't worry!), but I will be keeping you informed along the way! So be sure to stop by on the reg.

On another note, I know personally, I am not a huge fan of creating new year resolutions, only because they can create failure if you don't meet them or if they fall below your standards. I typically try to set goals to better myself personally, like this year, I want to learn to love myself unconditionally. I want to love all of my, the good + the bad. It will take some work, but I want to be the happiest I have ever been & in order to do that I have to learn to love myself.

Also, my darling friend


(whose blog is full of amazing prettiness & refreshing images to keep you inspired daily!) recently posted a list of

101 in 1001 days

. I have actually had a blog page dedicated to creating a list of 101 in 1001 days since I started blogging 2.5 years ago, but never managed to get around to it (procrastinator at its best). So yesterday afternoon, while Tinsley was napping + N was still at work I decided it was time to make this list happen (since I'm not getting any younger!). & here ya half it. My 101 in 1001. Some of these things are easily doable & others with take a while to complete, but that's ok. I will update it regularly, so be sure to stop back by!

Start date

: 1.6.2013

Complete date

: 10.3.2016


Come up with 101 Things


2. Rebrand my blog + design business

3. Be featured in a renown Magazine

4. Get engaged!

5. Get married!

6. Pass my boards.

7. Read through the entire Bible.

8. Create a gallery wall for a my office.

9. Attend New York Fashion Week

10. Complete Social Media Free weekends every weekend for a month

11. Get involved with a volunteer organization

12. Successfully complete the Contentment Challenge for 30 days (aka not buy a single item for myself)

13. Visit my BFF in California (before she moves)

14. Spend a weekend skiing/snowboarding in Tahoe

15. Travel to Europe

16. Create my own inspiration board in my office & update it regularly.

17. Be debt free (minus college/graduate loans)

18. Have a baby

19. Take a ballet or pure barre class

20. Purge my closet of clothes I don't need/wear anymore & donate/sell them

21. Find a Church to attend regularly

22. Spend New Year's Eve in NYC

23. Invest in blog business cards

24. Send 50 handwritten notes

25. Establish a Family Tradition

26. Create my own personal cookbook with our favorite recipes.

27. Acquire a new cookbook every year (3)

28. Watch all five “Best Picture” nominees before the Oscars.

29. Swim with sharks

30. Paint my nails a new color everyday for a week

31. Own a pair of Kate Spade shoes

32. Go technology free for a full day

33. Complete The Love Dare book

34. Spend an entire month of not eating at restaurants or fast food places.

35. Create personal artwork or prints for the blog + frame in my own home

36. Complete 5 DIY projects & share on the blog

37. Eat no cheese for a week

38. Run another Marathon & 1/2 marathon every year

39. Go on a girls trip one weekend each year

40. Memorize a new Bible verse each month

41. Host a Holiday party

42. Ride in a hot air balloon

43. Don't hit snooze any day for a month

44. Learn to love myself unconditionally

45. Don't say a negative word for an entire day.

46. Go to bed before 11 PM every day for a week

47.Learn calligraphy

48. Join a bowling league with N

49. Play an entire 18 holes of golf with N

50. Don't complain for an entire day

51. Go to a comedy club with N

52. Pray for N daily

53. Go on a daughter-daddy trip with my Dad

54. Leave N love notes weekly (goal 52 weeks)

55. Go hunting with my Dad

56. Throw someone a surprise party

57. Celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas with N + I's parents together.

58. Read 20 new books

59. Get a big girl job.

60. Meet with a financial planner to start saving efficiently and paying off my loans

61. Go to the ballet

62. Travel to Austrialia

63. Go on a Medical Missions Trip

64. Go Wine Tasting

65. Join a Master's Swim Team

66. Make a T-shirt quilt with all my swimming shirts

67. Keep my car clean for an entire month

68. Have a spontaneous weekend away with N

69. Get a second dog

70. Visit 2 out of state blogging friends

71. Attend Making Things Happen Conference

72. Get a Mac desktop computer

73. Take an Illustrator Class online

74. Find the perfect pair of brown riding boots

75. No cussing for an entire week

76. Write a letter to myself to open on my 30th birthday

77. Invest in 10 beautiful coffee table books

78. Learn to bake from scratch

79. Cook a Thanksgiving dinner at my house

80. Take 1 bath per week

81. Send someone a care package

82. Surprise a friend with flowers

83. Don't drink any alcohol for a month

84. Pay for a stranger's meal/drink (or 100% tip over 50 dollars)

85. Invest in a new vehicle

86. Invest in a designer hand bag (Celine/LV/Prada)

87. Make dinner every night for a week

88. Go to the gym 3 days a week for an entire month

89. Plan my blog posts 2 weeks in advance

90. Re-organize the entire kitchen

91. See five classic films I have never seen before

92. Give up candy for atleast 6 months

93. Buy flowers every week for 1 month

94. Discover 10 new favorite restaurants

95. Develop a skin care routine

96. Make a list of 100 things I am grateful for

97. Go to pre-marital counseling with N

98. Plan surprise dates for N once a month for atleast 12 months

99. Visit 5 new cities

100. Write a letter to myself today that I will open in 1,001 days.

101. Inspire someone else to write their own list (let me know if you create your own!)