Sunday, January 4, 2009

101 in 1001

Start Date - 1st August 2009

End Date - 27th April 2012
Tasks completed - 8/101

  1. Lose 21lbs (8/21).
  2. Have another baby.
  3. Go on an un-planned road trip.
  4. Read 75 Novels (1/75).
  5. Learn 25 new recipes (16/25).
  6. Level and seed the front lawn. (post coming soon)
  7. Level and seed the back lawn.
  8. Plant flowers. (post coming soon)
  9. Get wooden floors in the hall, living room and dining room (0/3).
  10. Make a will.
  11. Sew something and use it.
  12. Join a library. (?)
  13. Go camping with Ollie and James. (post coming soon)
  14. Get another tattoo.
  15. Have at least 5 dinner parties (2/5).
  16. Get new doors for every room.
  17. Decorate living room.
  18. Tile kitchen.
  19. Decorate our bedroom.
  20. Decorate spare room.
  21. Have the hall and landing stripped and painted.
  22. Learn to drive.
  23. Go to 15 concerts (3/15).
  24. Get 5 portions of fruit and veg everyday.
  25. Splurge on a bag!
  26. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy.
  27. Complete an alphabet photo collage for Ollie (0/26).
  28. Take a photography class.
  29. Give up all junk food for a month.
  30. Drink JUST water for 2 weeks (1/2).
  31. Donate blood.
  32. Find a penpal and write once a month.  (post coming soon)
  33. Make a birthday present for someone.
  34. Try 10 new foods (5/10).
  35. Have a luxury bath once a week (30/143).
  36. Learn how to do bento for James, Ollie and I.
  37. Go on a long haul family holiday.
  38. Create a realistic schedule.
  39. Have a wedding anniversary getaway.
  40. Buy 2 goldfish.
  41. Paint my nails once a fortnight (15/72).
  42. Do not buy takeout for a whole month.
  43. Get a passport for Ollie.
  44. Make and follow a budget. (post coming soon)
  45. Organise and label photos.  (post coming soon)
  46. Blog everyday for a month (0/30).  (post coming soon)
  47. Develop a habit of taking vitamins!
  48. See a musical in the theatre.
  49. Plan a special date night once a week (12/143).
  50. Take a family photo once a month (3/33).
  51. Get a new hairstyle.  (post coming soon)
  52. Compile a family scrapbook.
  53. Make 5 new friends (3/5).
  54. Find a way to earn money.
  55. Use the slow cooker twice a month (8/66).
  56. Organise and de-clutter cupboard under the stairs.
  57. Make a treasure box/ multi sensory rainy day box for Ollie.
  58. Make a blog post for every finished goal (10/101).
  59. Learn first aid (specifically child/ baby first aid).
  60. Find 2 good babysitters that are not family members (2/2). (post coming soon)
  61. Go to a music festival and take Ollie.
  62. Create a photo wall.
  63. Organise and de-clutter my flickr account.
  64. Go on a spa break with bff.
  65. Visit my internet friend in Liverpool.
  66. Paint a giraffe height chart on the wall in Ollie's room.
  67. Complete Ollie's first year book.
  68. Get last year's 365 printed in a book.
  69. Make a piece of jewellery.
  70. Send happy notes to friends and family (0/50).
  71. Buy a good mobile phone.
  72. Read to Ollie everyday (0/90).
  73. Keep on top of the laundry by doing at least one load a day (0/90).
  74. Go to the dentist twice a year (1/6).
  75. Make cupcakes for hubby to take to work.
  76. Get measured for bras (I have no idea what size I am).
  77. Sell something I made to someone I don't know.
  78. Buy nothing on the credit card unless it is an emergency.
  79. Get out of overdraft and back in credit (and stay there)! (post coming soon)
  80. Watch 101 movies (40/101)!
  81. Hand make all Christmas Cards next year.
  82. Make jam.
  83. Make fondue (possibly for a date night).
  84. Get a bikini wax.
  85. Grow sunflowers.
  86. Paint front and back door and the door of the shed.
  87. Buy 3 new sets of lingerie that make me feel fabulous.
  88. Start an emergency account (3 x salary).
  89. Private*.
  90. Get engagement ring and wedding ring rhodium plated and polished.
  91. Organise important documents.
  92. Walk the Lagan Towpath to Stranmillis and back.
  93. Start a family tradition.
  94. Buy presents for people 'just because' (0/5).
  95. Cut out Coca Cola for 10 weeks (not consecutively) (8/10).
  96. Take part in the shoebox appeal every Christmas.
  97. Try geocaching with hubby.
  98. Do 30 day challenge on EA Sports Active (Wii) (0/30).
  99. Do 1 thing a month that James likes that I wouldn't normally do (2/33).
  100. Paddle in the sea with James and Ollie.
  101. Take a photo of 30 of my favourite things and frame as a collage (0/30).
* Click any of the completed tasks to see the blog post about it!


  1. I LOVE reading other people's 101 in 1001 lists!! So many of the things people put on these require forming new habits - something I'm so interested in!! Best of luck!

  2. Love this list! How organized! Good luck!

  3. Great list!! Its always refreshing to read others people 101 in 1001 list.

    Happy SITS Day!!

  4. this is a great list! Love it!

    Stopping by from SITS! Hope you're having a great SITS day...congrats!

  5. Love your list. I started a list of 100 things to do in a lifetime, but love the idea of making a list of simple things to complete in a shorter amount of time. Might just have to sit down with a cup of coffee and pen and paper and get on it. Thanks for the idea!

  6. This is a GREAT list! I keep seeing these around and feel like I want to sit down and write one of my own!
    Thanks for reminding me of this.

  7. This is a great list - here's my 101 list

  8. If you're looking for a pen-pal... I'll volunteer :)! I didn't bother reading all the comments so I'm not sure if you already have one!

  9. I started a 10 things list and it still freaks me out. i love that you've already striked out things you've done

  10. Looks like you found the penpal, friend :)

    Love the blog, Emma! :)

    Your letter is done and in the mail for Monday :)

    Take care,

    K in Canada :)

  11. Hi, I've just started my own 101 list (and linked back to your blog as I saw it first here!)

  12. I love these lists. Guess it's time to start my own. Maybe that will be Item #1

    I'll be back tomorrow for the blog hop. Excited to follow your adventures - I have two toddlers in my house....looking forward to tot school.

    The Survival Mama