101 in 1001

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I've seen lists like this all over blogs I admire for sometime, but had felt so intimidated to finish the list. What if people thought my "goals" were silly? What if I didn't complete them? I started making this list a few months ago, and this morning.. it was time to finish it. The idea of a "101 in 1001" list is to complete 101 things in 1001 days. I had actually started working on some of these things without knowing it, since I had started making the list. Several doors were opened and I'm so excited about that. I'm going to make the start date a while ago, so that I can include those few things. Hopefully that's not cheating. 

I got the final push to start this list from reading Design Darling, and was also inspired by several other bloggers' lists. If you see something you think might have been pulled from your list or someone you know's list... it probably was! I was inspired by so many, and am truly excited to get started. I really think this will motivate us to have some really fun experiences. So let's take a look at my list, shall we? 

101 in 1001
Start Date: August 30, 2013
End Date: May 27, 2016
I used this to figure out my dates.
  1. Come up with 101 things (completed September 25, 2013)
  2. Pay off our house
  3. Invest in blog business cards (completed March 2014)
  4. Inspire someone else to write their own list (Courtney in September 2013, Mathilde in October 2013, Chelsea in October 2013, Joyce in October 2013, Jenni)
  5. Hit 100 followers on my blog (people I don’t know in real life!) (November 2013 on GFC and Bloglovin!) 
  6. Host a dinner party in our home
  7. Host a shower in our home January 2014
  8. Run a 5K
  9. Purchase a clutch for fancy dinners and weddings October 2014 from Gigi New York
  10. Attend a blog conference Hope Spoken, March 2014
  11. Send fifty handwritten notes
  12. Start a collection of Christmas decorations November 2013, recorded here
  13. Send out Christmas cards December 2013, recap coming soon! 
  14. Creatively display scripture in our home
  15. Like all of my shoes
  16. Go enjoy 5 things that tourists do in Fort Worth, Texas (our city!)
  17. Learn to make Ben’s mom’s lasagna recipe (August 2013.. I learned to make this as a birthday gift for Ben!)
  18. Get a before/after from our home published on a blog I admire The Everygirl
  19. Do an in-home photo shoot
  20. Establish a family tradition Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas Morning (December 2013)
  21. Surprise a friend with flowers
  22. Lead a high school girls bible study ( September 2013-December 2013)
  23. Read the bible chronologically (Started April 2014....
  24. Make a watercolor painting (Completed November 2013, recorded here)
  25. Support a local artist
  26. Travel to London with Ben so he can meet all of my extended family June 2014
  27. Go to Downton Abbey
  28. Share a sugar with my hubs on the streets of Paris June 2014
  29. Pay for a stranger’s meal/drink
  30. Meet a need for someone
  31. Try 10 new restaurants in our area (5/10) Torchy's Tacos, Brewed Coffee Pub, LSA Burger, Frescos, The Egg and I,
  32. Gain a new certification (Real Estate License February 2014)
  33. Take a Central Market Sushi 101 cooking class (Completed March 2014, here)
  34. Invest in 5 beautiful coffee table books (5/5) Emily Post's Etiquette, Paris: An Inspiring tour of the city's creative heart, The Flower Recipe Book, Versailles, Vanity Fair 100 Years,
  35. Go to a Texas Rangers game
  36. Find a way to record all the places we’ve traveled in our home
  37. Make homemade clam chowder for my father-in-law
  38. Surprise Ben with tickets to a musical
  39. Complete 5 furniture makeovers
  40. Find a perfume that I love Prada Candy, June 2014
  41. Celebrate our one year anniversary December 2013
  42. And our two year!
  43. And our three year!
  44. Have a picnic
  45. Visit a friend in another state (completed August 20, 2013- September 1, 2013, visited Chandra, Meredith, and Collin in Nashville)
  46. Attend a horse race
  47. Learn to French braid
  48. Post three times a week on the blog for a full month Somewhere in September/October this became habit! 
  49. Go to the gym three times a week for a full month ( September 9, 2013- October 11, 2013)
  50. Meet an interior designer that I admire (October 2013, Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper)
  51. Take a road trip
  52. Visit New York City with Ben
  53. Help someone set up a budget (completed September 2, 2013- the Campbell clan!)
  54. Get a professional blowout at a DryBar
  55. Fill our home with fresh flowers March 2014 for a Photo Shoot
  56. Help Ben with a task on the farm
  57. Find a rockin shade of red lipstick November 2013
  58. Actually wear the red lipstick
  59. Learn basic camera skills to improve the quality of my blog photos
  60. Have Ben’s Meme write out her famous “Magic Cookie” recipe for me to frame (completed October 2013, shared here)
  61. Redo our guest bedroom
  62. Complete Social Media Free weekends every weekend for a month
  63. Go to a Drive-In movie
  64. Write out our “love story”
  65. Become a Morning Person
  66. Clean out our Pantry Completed October 2013
  67. Clean out my closet
  68. Clean out Ben’s closet
  69. Clean out our sunroom Completed by Ben, January 2013
  70. Make our own laundry detergent
  71. Acquire a new cookbook every year (3/3) 2013- The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, 2014- It's All Good- Gwenyth Paltrow, 2015- Skinnytaste
  72. Set up a sewing area
  73. Make a t-shirt quilt In Progress, Summer 2014
  74. Decorate our entryway
  75. Create an online address book Add your address here!
  76. Write a guest post for another blogger (completed before start on Bloom, but won't count this!) (Happy is a Choice, October 2013) (Anchored in Love Divine, February 2013)
  77. Post a guest post from someone on my blog
  78. Read 20 new books (18/20) A Modern Girls Guide to Bible Study by Jen Hatmaker, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith, The One and Only by Emily Giffin, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Make it Happen by Lara Casey, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty, Four by Veronica Roth, If I stay by Gayle Foreman, Where she Went by Gayle Foreman, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, The Heiresses by Sara Shepherd, 
  79. Fill a journal with prayers
  80. Host a major holiday in our home Thanksgiving 2013
  81. Listen to 10 podcasted sermons
  82. Subscribe to a magazine that I truly enjoy reading October 2013 HGTV Magazine
  83. Try and blog 10 new Pinterest recipes
  84. Return to College Station to tailgate or attend a game as an official former student
  85. Go to a professional musical performance again The Lion King in London, June 2014
  86. Support a friend in something they’re doing Michelle's Baptism- February 2013
  87. Bake someone a cake
  88. Invest in a nice piece of jewelry (or be gifted one by the hubby.. hint!!)
  89. Do “random acts of kindness” 
  90. Meet up with five (more) blogging friends in person (1/5) Bailey,
  91. Collaborate with a blog friend for a project I believe in
  92. Complete family scrapbooks every year (2/3) 
  93. Surprise someone
  94. Own a pair of Kate Spade shoes (gifted in October 2013)
  95. Have a blog giveaway recorded here
  96. Help out with a Kappa Alpha Theta chapter as an alum
  97. Help fund an adoption
  98. Walk Matilda every day for a week
  99. Develop a skin care routine
  100. Go technology free for a full day
  101. Try an unusual work-out class

There it is, friends! What do you think? Some goals are HUGE (pay off house) while others are small and silly (find a shade of red lipstick)... What goals do you want to complete alongside me? Do you have a list that I need to read? 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, friends! 

Ps. If I inspire you to write your own list and you DO, email me either your link or your list.. and I'll cross it off.. Thanks! XO 


  1. Well, you can cross off number 4 :)
    I love the list. I think it's a great mixture of serious, silly, big and small. I'm starting work on mine today!

  2. I really love this post ! It is so inspiring ! I think I might do the same ... I will let you know ;)
    Good luck :)

  3. This is a lot of fun!!! I'm sure you'll be awesome at it! I can't wait to see how you do :)

  4. Love this idea! Put a double strike through #4, I'm in!!! I think we should complete 101 together!

  5. What an incredible idea! You've totally got me thinking about my own list to start!! Thanks for sharing!! You are going to have so much fun accomplishing all of these :)

  6. After the new year, I think I might have to do something like this :)

  7. I love this! I'm working on a list of 30 things by my 30th birthday. This is way more adventurous though! Love it.

    1. I wanted to show you this link that I came across while looking for a quilting tutorial tonight. It made me think of you and your goal to make a t-shirt quilt! ((Missouri Star Quilt Co. has some of the best tutorials around, according to all of my quilting friends!))


  8. This is great! Definitely inspiring me to make my list! And I'd love for you to guest post on my blog someday (if you're interested)! Your heart matches mine in so many ways, I know my sweet readers would love to get to know you!

  9. wow! there are so many creative things on this list. I want to make one too! hopefully it will go up on my little blog soon! I miiight shorten mine because i'm super bad at committing to lists like this. it's so fun to make them though!!

  10. I love all your goals! I've made a list similar-I wonder where that is, its been years. Paying off your house would be AMAZING. Its a goal of mine to pay ours off early too, so you guys will be my motivation when you pay it off in 1001 days!!

  11. ahhhh love this, victoria!! cheering you on as you complete your goals! :)

  12. I just found your blog and this list just makes me smile. I'll be following along and good luck with your goals!

  13. I finally made my own list:
    Take care xxx

  14. Thank You very much for an inspiration! I am amazed by your list, have fun with it! I am writing my own list at the moment as well, you might want to pop up later and have a peek ;)

  15. Made my own! Took a few weeks to get it all written out, but looking forward to some fun! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  16. For some reason, this made me cry! Victoria, you are incredible.

  17. I love your list! Very unique. :) And I have loved reading your blog, you're so inspirational. I posted my list today, go check it out!

  18. I absolutely love your list, very unique! And I have loved getting to know you through your posts and your blog.. you're definitely an inspiration to me! :) I posted my list today if you would like to check it out.

  19. I just came across your blog while doing a Google search for "101 in 1001" and I just wanted to stop by and say "hi" to a fellow Theta! I'm from the Psi Chapter at the University of Wisconsin but I graduated in 2012. Love coming across fellow Theta blogs :)

  20. Haha I just realized I've been following you on Instagram already- oh the irony!

  21. I love it, I'm a new blogger, now I'm inspired to do this as well.... please don't mind if I borrow some of your ideas, I love them :)

    Sincerely Saida

  22. I'm trying to fill out my 101 in 1001 today (since I turn 26 next week), so I found your list through Google! It was very inspirational!! I'm at 35 things so far!

  23. I love this so much! I'm going to start thinking of mine. So many fun things on this list!

  24. I just finished my list! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I am so excited to get working on this and cross some things off!

    Lovin' Lee Life

  25. I started my list in October of 2013 but I felt it was so silly. Today I am rewriting my list! Thanks for being such an inspiration :)

  26. I love these :) I would love to collaborate with a blog friend, too! Also, going technology free more often would be huge for me. I gave up social media for Lent (not counting my blog) and it was so freeing. I still kept in touch with the people that I would have and I didn't waste time scrolling! I want to acquire a cookbook a year, but I want to actually cook what is in them...I start by doing one or two and then stop! Haha


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