101 in 1001

I’ve been seeing these 101 things to do in 1,001 days all over the blogger world and I’ve been really inspired to start my own and finally do some of the things I’ve thought about doing but never actually completed.

Confession: I’ve actually been working on this list since November, but I got stuck in the 60’s and couldn’t seem to move past it for the longest time. But inspired by some other blogger’s lists (thank you Ashlyn and Dana!) on 1/9/14 I finally finished the list! 

List after the jump!

To be completed by Thursday, October 6, 2016*

1. Create a 101 in 1001 list. (1/9/14)
2. Read more than 72 books in 2014 (1/1/15 168!!)
3. Go to a packers game
4. Try 10 new vegetables (4/10: 1/9/14 Sunchokes, 1/19/14 Kabocha Squash, 2/1/14 Celery root, 5/10/14 Watermelon Radish)
5. Treat myself to a spa day.
6. Take a vacation to a warm place (Charleston, June 2015)
7. Live by myself (Started August 2015!)
8. Decorate my own apartment
9. Sign up for a CSA box (1/9/14)
10. Try 10 DIYs from my pinterest board (2/10: Boots + sweatshirt design)
11.Bake a Carrot Ring Cake on my own
12. Go on a White House Garden tour (I got to visit the white house twice for the Easter Egg Roll)
13. Host a FriendsGiving (Bloggers Giving Fall 2014!)
14. Go ice-skating at the NPG
15. Go on a charity bike ride with my dad
16. See the sunrise from the Lincoln Memorial
17. Try 15 new restaurants (15/15: Jan. 10: Posto, Jan. 16: Poste, Jan. 17: Sax; Jan. 25: Kangaroo Boxing Club & Red Hen, 2/6/14 Daikaya, 2/14/14 Ella’s Pizza, 2/23/14 GBD, 3/7/14 Commissary, 3/8/14 Beau Thai, 3/18 Rose’s Luxury 4/6 Bidwell, 4/26 Alba Osteria, 4/30 Zatinya, 6/21/14 Poste)
18. Visit a vineyeard
19. Visit my sister in Alaska (Coming August 2016!)
20. Buy myself a food processor (4/26/15)
21. Go on a haunted DC tour
22. Re-learn how to sew on a sewing machine
23. Show/Dinner at Howard theater
24. Try Pho (12/27/15 with Briana at Momofuku)
25. Random Acts of Kindness for my birthday
26. Watch The Royal Tenenbaums
27. Complete a 5K (Unofficially ran once thanks to Couch to 5K in Spring of 2014)
28. Complete a half marathon.
29. Be a “St. Jude Hero”
30. Go strawberry picking
31. Have a Harry Potter movie marathon.
32. Take a bubble bath. (Fall 2015)
33. Watch Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire (Winter 2015), Back to the Future (Saw on 5/31/14), & Weird Science
34. Host a potluck
35. Visit Great Falls (during the day)
36. Have a sponsored post on the blog (Kleenex on 4/8/14)
37. Visit Harry Potter Land/World
38. Social Media-Free Weekend
39. Host a blog giveaway. (2/24/14 – Virginie Millefori Giveaway)
40. Escape for a weekend.
41. No shopping for one month.
42. Try a new workout class. (May 2014 Pure Barre)
43. Host a blogger event.
44. Get a blowout at DryBar.
45. Leave a 100% tip. (Jan. 25th: For Sophia!)
46. Launch a blog series with a blogger friend!
47. Quit something I don’t enjoy (4/1/14 quit an event)
48. Learn how to properly apply eyeliner
49. Make a list of all the movies I want to see in theaters and actually go see them for two months
50. Watch at least 1 Bond movie
51. Do something that scares me
52. See the DC monuments at night (December 2014)
53. Buy a subscription to a performing arts company
54. Visit an indoor trampoline park
55. Go zip-lining
56. Kayak in a local river
57. Visit 5 new states in the US (South Carolina 6/15, Masschusetts 3/16, Connecticut 5/16)
58. Buy a real camera
59. Learn how to properly paint my own nails
60. Sign up for volunteer reading to kids
61. Read a Judy Blume book (Are You There God, it’s Me, Margaret in February 2014)
62. Finish the Wizard of Oz series
63. Read more than 100 books in one year (Completed July 2014)
64. Visit Jacob’s Pillow
65. Spend 15 minutes cleaning every day for one month
66. Visit Swati in Boston (March 2016)
67. Take a library/reading related trip with my sister
68. Complete the 2014 Year Clothing Budget goal (12/31/15)
69. Make a brisket
70. Write in Line-a-day Journal every day through the end of 101 in 1001
71. Learn how to ski
72. Try one of Gretchen Rubin’s 21 Day Happiness Projects
73. Complete a SkillCrush course
74. Complete a Happiness Project
75. Visit another country with Christine
76. Finish reading all of Shakespeare’s plays
77. See an author/actor/celebrity give an in-person talk (1/8/14 Done Gretchen Rubin & 5/9 Stephen Levitt and Stephen Dubner)
78. Pay my loan repayments on time for all 1001 days
79. Send a care package to a friend
80. Surprise a friend with baked goods
81. Keep a plant alive (Kept a mint and basil plant alive until I moved in July 2014)
82. Write a letter to myself to open on my 30th birthday
83. Surprise my parents with something special
84. Learn to french braid
85. Subscribe to a magazine I actually read (3/14/14 People StyleWatch)
86. Send 20 handwritten letters
87. Meet a blogger friend in person (5/7/14 Finally met Dana of Pink Champagne Problems!)
88. Find a way to record places traveled
89. Learn basic camera skills (for real camera) (November 2014)
90. Have a guest post on my blog (May 2015)
91. Write a guest post for another blogger (6/11/14 for Work Clothes I Suppose)
92. Setup and follow a budget
93. Take a cooking class
94. Purge myself of things I don’t need, use, or love
95. Make it a habit to call my grandma once a week
96.  Hit 50 blog followers (June 2014)
97. Find a candle scent I love (besides vanilla) (October 2015 – Pumpkin)
98. Participate in Habitat for Humanity/Home building for a day
99. Bake a pie
100. Write a letter to myself to open in 1,001 days
101. Put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished. (Currently owe $90)

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  • Loving your list! I made one back in 2012 & I really need to start knocking more out! Good luck with all of these goals, girlie 🙂


  • Hi! I'm a DC blogger too, and I came across your blog from Babble. 🙂 I love your list! I have at least a third of these on my own bucket list so if you're ever looking for someone to go to Great Falls/do a Lincoln Memorial sunrise/host a blog event (or any of the other blog-related things!)/practice French braiding on/etc, let me know! 🙂

  • amazing list, so inspiring!! Good luck!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  • I am so proud of your list!
    Good luck, and get busy!

  • wow! that's an awesome list! very admirable!