101 in 1001

Good Morning to you all! So we had quite the surprise when we woke up this morning...ice and freezing rain. Yesterday I was in shorts and a t-shirt all day and we spent most of the day outside and today the wind chill is 23 degrees...like what is happening??? Anyways...I am longing for Spring more than ever now so I am sharing a little flower love with you in hopes of brightening your Monday morning. 


Don't flowers just make you smile? They surely make me grin from ear to ear. 

So what is 101 in 1001 you may ask? Well...I am so excited to share this awesome idea with you! I stumbled upon this over at Happily Ever Strader while Victoria was working on my rocking new blog design. Reading Victoria's list was so inspiring to me, and I knew I wanted to participate in such an awesome idea. The original blogger who conjured up this idea was Mackenzie over at Design Darling . I perused through several lists that were included on Mackenzie's blog and began creating my own list. The whole concept behind 101 in 1001 is that you choose 101 tasks, goals, or dreams and set out to do them all in 1,001 days. How neat? It gives you a longer time span than just a year so it allows the freedom for big goals and small ones. I have included fun and practical goals as well as large and kinda scary goals. So let's look at my list shall we?

My start date for this journey is TODAY! EEK! March 3, 2014. The end date is November 28, 2016.

  1. Complete the 5 pallet wood side tables
  2. Complete the kitchen hutch
  3. Organize our pantry
  4. Clean out dresser and nightstand table
  5. Put plants on on front porch
  6. Read 20 new books
  7. Try and blog 20 new recipes
  8. Have 100 people follow my blog
  9. Go camping with friends
  10. Celebrate our 1 year anniversary!!
  11. 2 year!!!
  12. 3 year!!!
  13. Celebrate turning 24!
  14. Get a puppy
  15. Post a tour of all rooms in our house
  16. Blog a crochet tutorial
  17. Go to the Gospel Coalition Women's Conference
  18. Blog my story
  19. Surprise a friend with happy mail
  20. Send someone flowers
  21. Host a cookout for Ben's co-workers
  22. Have someone we don't really know over for dinner
  23. Finish my crochet blanket
  24. Send a letter to a family member
  25. Inspire someone else to do 101 in 1001
  26. Write a guest post
  27. Have a guest blogger
  28. Do a giveaway (or 2)
  29. Blog every day for a month
  30. Go completely without my phone or computer for a day
  31. Organize our office space
  32. Organize my craft supplies
  33. Finish calendar project in the master bedroom
  34. Go to visit friends in another state
  35. Go on vacation to the beach
  36. Go hiking in Birmingham
  37. Go to see a Broadway musical
  38. Go to a concert (or 2)
  39. Start a skin care routine
  40. Begin to run regularly again
  41. Complete the 52 date nights with Ben
  42. Learn to shoot a pistol
  43. Finish reading the Chronicles of Narnia together
  44. Finish the office desk
  45. Learn how to coupon
  46. Make book monograms for bedroom
  47. Go on an unplanned spontaneous trip
  48. Ben graduate with his PhD
  49. Have our pictures taken professionally
  50. Have our small group over to our house
  51. Have a couples game night
  52. Learn to make cheesecake
  53. Learn to decorate a cake
  54. Have a Noonday trunk show in our home
  55. Pay for a stranger's meal
  56. Volunteer in our community
  57. Learn to sew well
  58. Learn to knit
  59. Learn how to use my camera (take a photo workshop?)
  60. Get all the pioneer woman's cookbooks
  61. Get a stove top espresso maker
  62. Try different types of tea
  63. Try to meet 6 Instagram or blog friends in real life
  64. Master the pie crust
  65. Bring plants and fresh flowers into our home
  66. Start collecting something
  67. Wake up at 5:30 every morning for a week.
  68. Have my family over for dinner
  69. Have Ben's family over for dinner
  70. Mail care packages to my siblings
  71. Give 5 "just because" presents to my family
  72. Visit a museum
  73. Visit an art show
  74. Participate in a crafts festival
  75. Teach myself calligraphy
  76. Move to a new city
  77. Have a picnic
  78. Go to the mountains
  79. Send 50 handwritten notes
  80. Go to New Orleans for the weekend
  81. Order from a food truck
  82. Run in a color run
  83. Get a new computer
  84. Have someone of a different religion or culture into our home
  85. Try 10 new restaurants
  86. Try 5 new hairstyles
  87. Go without wearing sweatpants all day for a month
  88. Create a new tradition
  89. Read through the Bible chronologically
  90. Create my own recipe
  91. Support someone else in ministry financially
  92. Memorize The New City catechisms
  93. Display some type of Mississippi art in our home
  94. Invest in camping supplies (dutch oven, socks, boots, enamel mugs)
  95. Send Christmas cards
  96. Support a local artist
  97. Tackle a major sewing project
  98. Spend the day with my sister in laws
  99. Watch a documentary
  100. Learn how to make my Grammy's homemade pickles
  101. Learn how to make a caramel cake from scratch
So this is my list. Like I said, there are some fun ideas like create my own recipe, and there are some more serious ideas like move to a new city (if the Lord allows). What do you think? I would love for some of my readers to jump into this journey alongside me and create your very own 101 list. 

I have created a button under my categories section for you to follow along with my progress. I am really excited to post on here for the added accountability and extra encouragement to stick with this. So I will mark off tasks as they are completed, blog some updates, and included info in the 101 in 1001 section about how/when I complete the tasks. 

If any of you have fun or creative ideas on how to help me complete some of these goals please let me know! Let's be doers and seek to motivate others by setting goals both big and small!

Happy Monday!

XOXO,

Rachel