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

7. Take kids to Leonardo's

8. Go on a girls' weekend retreat

9. Do at least 6 fun sewing projects X X _ _ _ _ Wallet for Finley; Pack-and-Play fitted sheets

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

17. Order a favorite photo as a wrapped canvas

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

22. Buy an expensive but perfectly-flattering pair of jeans 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 Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies; Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies; Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies; Swirly Cookies (made in Valentine's red, pink, white); The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies; Rolo-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies; Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies; Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Chip; The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies; Cowboy Coconut Cookies

25. Take a train

26. Go on a kid-free getaway with Andrew

27. Try 6 new (to us) restaurants X X X X X _   Rock and Brews; Cheever's Cafe; Fuzzy's Taco Shop; Flip's Trattoria; Joey's Pizzaria

28. Try a beer tasting/sampler

29. Watch the Steve Jobs movie 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

31. Attend a workshop or seminar

32. Write to three companies whose products I love X _ _ Pilot Pens...the Precise V5 rolling ball pens are my favorite;

33. Try gnocchi

34. Make Arnold Palmers from scratch

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

39. Go to music/theatre in the park

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

43. Create a fun wall hanging

44. Try 30 new dinner recipes X X X X X X _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 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);

45. Go bowling at least twice _ _

46. Go to the driving range

47. Go on a date to Top Golf

48. Take the kids to a water park or splash pad

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 _ _ _ _ _ _ 

55. Make soft pretzels

56. Surprise a friend with a meal

57. Visit a farmer's market

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

63. Enjoy some time at Lake Hefner at least twice _ _

64. Watch every season of Call the Midwife

65. Write Pastor Furtick a thank you note 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

67. Reupholster a piece of furniture

68. Go visit the Elephant Trunk

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

72. Date night at Bison Witches

73. Make cake pops again

74. Learn how to hand-stamp a bracelet

75. Learn to sew a zipper  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 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

79. Go out dancing

80. Take the kids to a cultural or arts festival

81. Shop hop at Classen Curve

82. Read a Jim Croce biography 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

86. Take flowers to Grandma & Grandpa Z's gravesite

87. Attend Homeschool Winter Summit

88. Go to a stand-up comedy club

89. Make a summer bucket list with the kids 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  _ _ _ _ _

93. Fill a doodle book

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

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

98. Make Blair's Birth-to-One book

99. Keep a Sentence-a-Day journal for a year

100. Shoot pool

101. Go miniature golfing