For the WHY behind this list, see this post. I'd love for you to join me at any time!

101 Things in 1001 Days

(Sunday January 17, 2016 to Sunday, October 14, 2018)

1. Give 5 "just because" gifts X X X _ _ CD; LC; MP

2. Do a fun themed 5k

3. Spend a weekend with the Stewarts

4. Go on a beach vacation

5. Ride a Segway

6. Reread Sweet Potato Queens book 1/28/2016

7. Take kids to Leonardo's Children's Museum 5/19/2017

8. Go on a girls' weekend retreat

9. Do at least 6 fun sewing projects X X X X _ _ *Wallet for Finley; Pack-and-Play fitted sheets, Spring table runner, stuffed animal collars

10. Complete an entire adult coloring book

11. Buy B- and F-shaped copper cookie cutters

12. Take a welding lesson

13. Pay for the person’s order behind me (3 times) _ _ _

14. Make homemade ice cream Circus Cookies (YUM!)

15. Keep a prayers/praises journal for a year

16. Try a new sport/game/athletic endeavor 3/7/2017

17. Order a favorite photo as a wrapped canvas 2/27/2017

18. Create a book of our wedding photos

19. Go on a sisters’ trip with Arica and Sonny

20. Attend a concert

21. Have a picnic in the park for dinner 6/19/2017

22. Buy an expensive but perfectly-flattering pair of jeans 3/26/2016

  • I found an amazing pair of MEK jeans at my local Clothes Mentor (high-end consignment) for $25 instead of their original $$$.

23. Go stand-up paddle boarding

24. Try 10 new cookie recipes X X X X X X X X X X

26. Go on a kid-free getaway with Andrew 5/5/2016-5/8/2017

27. Try 6 new (to us) restaurants X X X X X X 2/25/2017

  • Rock and Brews; Cheever's Cafe; Fuzzy's Taco Shop; Flip's Trattoria; Joey's Pizzaria; The Mule

28. Try a beer tasting/sampler 6/25/2017

29. Watch the Steve Jobs movie 6/4/2016

  • Watched two versions: "Steve Jobs" with Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen (great in a serious role) as well as "Jobs" with Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad. I'll admit it was a little harder to focus on the actual story when the main characters were Kelso and Olaf. ;)

30. Deliver cookies to a fire department or other community service group 4/4/2017

31. Attend a workshop or seminar

32. Write to three companies whose products I love X X X 6/17/2017

  • Pilot Pens...the Precise V5 rolling ball pens are my favorite; Method...we LOVE their foaming soap called "Sweet Water"; Haribo...they make alphabet gummies that we've used in some homeschooling lessons.

33. Try gnocchi 7/25/2016

34. Make Arnold Palmers from scratch 8/19/2016

35. Get at least 3 pedicures X _ _

36. See a play or musical

37. See a Thunder game

38. Eat dinner from a food truck 6/18/2016

39. Go to music/theatre in the park 7/1/2016

40. Complete the Cozy Minimalist course

  • October 2016, chose to begin in our rec room

41. Visit a makeup counter

42. Buy a cute hat 5/27/2017

43. Create a fun wall hanging 3/17/2017

44. Try 30 new dinner recipes 4/21/2017

Pulled Pork-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes; Slow Cooker Coconut Curry; Asian Chopped Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing; Mexican Zucchini Beef Skillet; Cheesy Chicken and Rice; Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos (eMeals); Smoked Sausage and Red Rice Skillet; BBQ Ranch Chopped Chicken Salad; Coconut Chicken Fingers (eMeals); Browned Butter Tilapia (eMeals); Butternut Squash Lasagna; Smoked Sausage and Lentil Stew; Cheesy Italian Casserole (eMeals); Southwest Sausage Chili; Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup; Sausage and Kale Cast Iron Skillet Pizza; Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs; Grilled Ranch Chicken Breasts (eMeals); Crispy Tilapia with Citrus Butter Sauce (eMeals); Millionaire Spaghetti Casserole (eMeals); One-Pan Roasted Breakfast Potatoes; Stovetop Turkey Tetrazzini; South Carolina Bird Dog Sandwiches (eMeals); Kielbasa Potato Bake; Southwest Turkey Burgers (eMeals); Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese; Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza; Artichoke, Tomato, and Spinach Pizza; Roasted Garlic and Herb Pizza

45. Go bowling at least twice _ _

46. Go to the driving range 7/30/2016

47. Go on a date to Top Golf 10/1/2016

48. Take the kids to a water park or splash pad 6/1/2017

49. Host a "favorite things" party

50. Host a Sweet Treats girls' night

51. Order one thing for myself from Etsy

52. Attend a symphony or vocal music concert

53. Play Bingo

54. Have someone over for dinner each quarter X X X X X X _ _ _ _ _

55. Make soft pretzels 6/10/2016

56. Surprise a friend with a meal 2/28/2017

57. Visit a farmer's market 6/25/2016

58. Make a front-door wreath twice X _

59. Host a dinner party for couple-friends

60. Plant daffodils

61. Buy a pair of cowboy boots

62. Host another swap meet 10/29/2016

63. Enjoy some time at Lake Hefner at least twice X X 6/25/2017

64. Watch every season of Call the Midwife 2/10/2016

65. Write Pastor Furtick a thank you note 1/26/2016

  • His sermons have been so life-giving to me, and I think it's important we keep all pastors in our prayers. I felt led to send him a hand-written note expressing my gratitude for his ministry at Elevation Church.

66. Make fondue for dinner 6/1/2016

67. Reupholster a piece of furniture 2/1//2017

68. Go visit the Elephant Trunk 10/24/2016

69. Find the perfect chai tea latte recipe

70. Watch 3 Tom Hanks movies I've never seen X X X

  • "Nothing in Common"; "Saving Mr. Banks"; "Sully"

71. Complete an entire book of Mad Libs with the kids 1/4/2017

72. Date night at Bison Witches 7/8/2016

73. Make cake pops again

74. Learn how to hand-stamp a bracelet 1/17/2017

75. Learn to sew a zipper 3/10/2016

  • I got my first sewing machine just a couple years ago, and the thought of doing a zipper seemed 'too advanced' for a newbie. Thanks to YouTube tutorials, my first attempt actually turned out pretty good.

76. Try three new hairdos from tutorials (braiding, up dos, etc) X _ _

77. Borrow hand-lettering books from the library 3/3/2016

  • Found a handful of great ones I'll be checking out again in the future: "More Creative Lettering" by Jenny Doh (I assume the "more" means this one is a sequel, so I'll be searching for the first one); "The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering" by Valerie McKeehan

78. Build a piece of furniture 2/12/2017

79. Go out dancing

80. Take the kids to a cultural or arts festival 4/25/2017

81. Shop hop at Classen Curve 3/25/2017

82. Read a Jim Croce biography 4/12/2016

  • I have loved his music since my dad first played "Time in a Bottle" on vinyl for me (I was maybe 11 years old). So many heart-felt ballads, strong story-telling and rich character development...yet I knew nothing of his life, except that he died in a plane crash at the height of his career. The particular biography I read was written by his wife Ingrid, so it had layers upon layers of history and personal anecdotes. It's interesting how learning about an artist's life give you a deeper understanding of their art.

83. Test drive a dream car

84. Get a reflexology treatment or massage

85. Buy a Kallax shelf from IKEA 5/27/2016

86. Take flowers to Grandma and Grandpa Z's gravesite 7/31/2016

87. Attend Homeschool Winter Summit 1/20/2017-1/22/2017

88. Go to a stand-up comedy club 7/8/2016: not exactly a "club", but Jim Gaffigan!

89. Make a summer bucket list with the kids 2/25/2016

  • We did this on a cold day, so of course they (ages 5.5 and 2.5) loved being able to come up with fun things to do as soon as our weather turns warmer. I asked them to choose 10 things, and their list includes a zoo trip, making homemade popsicles, buying new sidewalk chalk.

90. Make a YouTube video

91. Leave a 100% tip for great service

92. Do 5 "unplugged" weekends: no phone, iPad, computer X _ _ _ _

93. Fill a doodle book

94. Write each kid a love letter to be opened on their 18th birthdays X _ _ _ _ _

95. Host a multi-family dinner or barbecue

96. Try a mail-order subscription of some sort (food, clothes, crafts)

97. See a movie at a drive-in 6/11/2016

98. Make Blair's Birth-to-One book 6/6/2017

99. Keep a Sentence-a-Day journal for a year 12/31/2016

100. Shoot pool 5/7/2017

101. Go miniature golfing 4/15/2017