101 in 1001: Update Two | Dream Big & Buy The Shoes

May 16, 2016

101 in 1001: Update Two

If you're not familiar with the 101 in 1001 List, you can learn more in my original post and see what I accomplished after my first round ,but basically it's a list of things you want to accomplish and dreams you have...101 of them to be exact. From the time you post the list, you have 1001 days to cross them off and make things happen. 



One thing that helped me, was printing the list out so I can constantly look at it and get things accomplished. I have found that having lists in paper format REALLY help me in the areas of planning and staying motivated. 

I've updated my list by crossing things off and marking the date they happened and also created some links so you can check out my progress where applicable. Let's see what I've accomplished since the last time we checked in.

Blog

Update pages- February 2016, My About Me & Best Of pages have a fresh new vibe and a Shop page was also added in April 2016 for my Etsy Shop- "The Dreamy Details"
Ask to be a guest poster on a blog- April 2016, Alanna & Co.

Update old posts- February 2016,  I updated some graphics for these posts: My Nightly Skincare Routine & DIY Baby Soft Sprinkled Sugar Scrub and updated SEO on a handful of others
Culinary
Try at least 3 new foods-  March 2016 (1/3) I tried an avocado for the first time, and made a recipe with it that I'll share soon!

Bake a new cupcake flavor from scratch- March 2016, Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Health & Fitness
Try a green smoothie- May 2016

Professional Growth & Development
Market my talents and pursue a side business- February 2016, I opened an Etsy shop! The Dreamy Details is now in business. 

Design something for someone: a poster, invite, etc... - April/ May 2016, I am working on some things for a friend's shower. One of my best friends is the Maid of Honor and is putting together a beautiful bridal shower and I made some of the games and some things for the favors. I can't wait to show it all after the event!

I made another craft--a patterned dream board that is on display in a corner of our bedroom. It serves as great inspiration and showcases some of my prints from my Etsy shop.




For Others
Clean out closets and donate it all to someone I personally know who needs it- April 2016, I did a ton of spring cleaning and gave it all to a friend who recently moved

    So here's where we stand:

    Blog

    Do a blog photoshoot
    Introduce a sponsorship program  *January 2016
    Grow my blog to be able to work with larger partners such as BlogHer, Social Fabric & more
    Update pages (About Me, Best Of, Sponsor) *March 2016 Check them out here: 
    Meet another blogging friend in real life
    Update blog files on my laptop *February 2016
    Ask to be a guest poster on a blog *April 2016- Alanna & Company
    Make a vlog
    Invest in business cards
    Get published in a magazine *December 2015- Holl and Lane
    Get published in an online outlet *December 2015- Holl and Lane 
    Start a blog series  *January 2016- Dreamy Instagram Inspo
    Start a monthly service created around a blog niche
    Find a blogger in my city to connect with
    Collaborate with another blogger on a project *January 2016-Beauty On A Budget with Lindsay from Bourbon, Lipstick & Stilettos
    Take more photos for fashion & beauty posts
    Update old posts *in progress (this is A LOT of work!) So far in February 2016 I updated: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers & Bacon Wrapped Smokies

    Culinary
    Create a recipe book of old family recipes
    Make homemade pasta
    Take a cooking class
    Host a dinner party
    Create my signature cocktail
    Try at least 3 new foods (1/3)
    Bake a new cupcake flavor from scratch  *Brown Sugar Cupcakes
    Visit 3 new restaurants and write about them
    Invent a new recipe  *December 2015 Chocolate Mint Christmas Dream
    Learn how to grill
    Eat from a food truck
    Make 100% homemade Thanksgiving dinner

    Health & Fitness
    Eliminate pop from my diet completely
    Try a green smoothie 
    Take a barre class
    Find a fitness routine that works for me & STICK TO IT
    Buy a bike
    Stay off electronics at night at least 20 minutes before bed
    Give myself 30 minutes of relaxation a day with no phone or computer
    Eat at least 1 fruit & 1 vegetable per day for 21 days straight (make it a HABIT
    Go social media free for a weekend

    Adventure
    Visit Napa & explore Wine Country
    Have an all girls weekend trip
    Travel to a brand new city
    Take Ethan to NYC
    Go on a Segway tour
    Ride in a hot air balloon
    Take a one year anniversary trip
    Go skydiving & hope my husband doesn't faint watching me
    See Britney Spears in Vegas, again
    See Janet Jackson in concert
    Frame a large map & track our adventures
    Surprise Chuck & Ethan with a trip
    Go zip lining
    Fly a kite
    Take a drive with no destination planned
    Go on another cruise (hopefully to the Caribbean)
    Go to a Steelers home opener game
    Attend a light up night event around the holidays
    Find a butterfly garden and visit one

    Professional Growth & Development
    Write a children's book
    Take on at least 1 "client" and plan an event 
    Take a photography class
    Finish a webinar, whether for my blog or personal growth
    Earn a promotion & raise *November 2015, February 2016
    Design something for someone- a poster, invite, etc. *April 2016
    Make 5 new crafts  (1/5) * 1- Valentine's Garland- February 2016 2- Patterned Dream Board - March 2016
    Market my talents and pursue a side business *February 2016-Etsy shop
    Start a poem journal

          Just for Emelia
    Have another spend freeze for at least one month
    Pay off all loans, except for my student loans (that's impossible for the next several years-ha!)
    Read for 30 minutes every day
    Get my wedding dress preserved
    Spend the afternoon at the library without worrying about time
    Get a new tattoo
    Create a special memorial event just for me to honor my mom
    Spend the morning at a coffee shop
    Get Britney Spears to tweet me back
    Find my signature lip color
    Get rid of the clothes I will never wear again *January 2016
    Get a custom sketch drawn by Brittany Fuson

    Home
    Make my own coffee table
    Organize addresses *January 2016- I used Postable and it's awesome
    Make or purchase a new headboard for our bed
    Have Christmas shopping done before October 1st
    Sell old wedding décor
    Host a themed party
    Turn some of Ethan’s old t-shirts I have saved in to a quilt
    Host a craft party
    Make over a piece of furniture
    Update pictures frames with new memories
    Buy our first home
    Get a picture of our own photography on a canvas for décor
    Find the perfect entertainment stand

    For Others
    Leave a 100% tip
    Pay it forward & do a random act of kindness for a stranger *December 2015- Starbucks drive thru
    Adopt a family for Thanksgiving
    Volunteer somewhere with both Chuck & Ethan
    Adopt a family for Christmas
    Make an Easter basket for a child in need
    Make personalized Christmas gifts
    Clean out closets and donate it all to someone I personally know who needs it *April 2016
    Take Ethan to the Lego store & let him spend as much time as he wants in there
    Take Ethan somewhere animal related for a behind the scenes look (zoo, park, etc)



    I'm happy that I've made a little progress in each area. I know the travel section will be worked on more this year, and I'm happy about that. We have some trips in store, and maybe I'll get to knock some areas off while on those adventures.  


    To Travel & Beyond


    If you don't have a 101 in 1001 list- what would you put on it? What should I try and knock out next?

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