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101 Things in 1001 Days – Round 5

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

What’s my New Year’s resolution?  I actually don’t make those but let me explain why!

A loooong time ago (hello 2005!), I stumbled upon the Day Zero Project.  It challenged people to create lists of 101 things that they would like to accomplish in the next 1001 days.  Not a bucket list really…not a list of resolutions…something with a lot more meat and a lot more time to complete.  The things had to be definable, realistic but still a stretch.

Fast forward 12 years and I have completed 4 rounds of 101 Things, checking off more items each time.  Round 1, I completed 34 items.  Round 2 and round 3, I completed 50 items each.  Round 4 just wrapped up in September and I completed 53 items.

So, here goes Round 5 of 101 Things in 1001 Days.  My goal this time around is to finish even more – fairly certain I won’t get all of them checked off simply because I always include lots and lots of travel in my lists but I will certainly try!

So what’s on my list? Lots of new items, some old items, items I completed last time around and items I didn’t finish.  Click over to see them all but here are a few of my favorites:

2. Be a guest on a podcast

4. Participate in a bar trivia night

11. Do a DNA test to learn more about my ancestry

13. Learn to say ‘thank you’ and ‘I love you’ in 10 different languages (0/10)

19. See the Grand Canyon again

21. Visit Walt Disney World again

37. Take the girls to a Broadway show in NYC

47. Walk/Run an average of one 5K per month for a year

51. See a Broadway show I have never seen – either on Broadway or the traveling version.

58. Take the girls to read to the dogs at the shelter

62. Volunteer at least 1 time a month for a year (0/12)

63. Cut my hair and donate it to Locks of Love

64. Send 25 hand written thank you notes (0/25)

68. Buy stock in a company that I believe in

71. Remodel the basement

75. Grow a small indoor herb garden

76. Learn to make 10 classic cocktails

78. Make 15 new recipes from Pinterest (0/15)

82. Visit 30 new-to-me Columbus restaurants (0/30)

87. Create a styled shoot

88. Plan a wedding in a location I have not worked at in the past

94. Take an aerial silks class

97. Reread the Harry Potter series

98. Read 75 books (0/75)

100. Get another tattoo

Ever done anything like this before?  I’d love to see your list and if you see anything on mine that you might be able to help me with – drop me a line!  I’d welcome the help!

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Happy New Year’s Eve!!!  Our year end review will be a touch delayed – we’re still gathering pretty pictures from the year AND we have a wedding tonight that we will want to share too!  Follow us on instagram at EDEPWeddings to see all the fun from Catherine and Brad’s NYE wedding.



Also, January 1, 2014 means a new round of 101 Things in 1001 Days for me!  (for a quick explanation of the project, click here!) This is my 4th round and I’ve gotten more items completed with each new list – last time I completed 50 and had 6 in progress on September 28.  Maybe this time I will hit 101 Things done – feel free to follow along to see.  If you make your own list or if you see anything you can or want to help with on mine, let me know!!

Happy New Year and may 2014 be your best year ever!

101 Things Update: 26 Things

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

I am about a third of the way through my 3rd round of 101 Things in 1001 Days. So far I have 20 items completed and 10 items in progress – just 71 left to go!

I decided to put a small twist on one of the items – #11 complete a 26 Things list from  Instead of taking new pictures as they suggest, I have gone through pictures from my past weddings and picked one for each item.  I am going to try do the most recent list with pictures I take over on my personal blog (

To see the pictures, click below!


101 Things in 1001 Days – Round 3!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

I am so excited to share my 101 new things to complete over the next 1001 days!  Not a ton of carry overs this time around but a few items that I loved so much last time that I had to do them again – namely in the For Others category.  Paying for someone at the drive through is way more fun than it might seem!

You can see my list here and my past lists here and here!

I plan to update my progress here on the blog at least once a month and first up this time around is 82. Launch new website!  Hoping to have my new site up with tons of new eye candy in the next couple of weeks.

Wish me luck and happy new year!

101 Things Update

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I have gotten a few things done on my list – I am under 700 days now and have completed a total of 17 items on my list with 2 in progress. That leaves 82 to go!

Some recently completed items:

19. Visit Disneyworld
Randy, Ellie and I visited Mickey and Minnie on December 8 and 9, 2008. It was too, too much fun!

23. Join the Columbus Zoo
Grandma and Grandpa gave us a zoo membership for Christmas 2008.

32. Take Ellie to COSI
We had so much fun, we wound up joining back in October.

70. Cook Thanksgiving dinner
I cooked Thanksgiving 2008 for Randy, Ellie and me.

87. Create an editorial calendar for �Weddings Unveiled��
LOTS of fun stuff coming up for 2009.

98. VOTE in the ’08 Presidential Election.
Ellie went with me and got to wear my sticker after we finished.

99. Read at least 20 books a year (20/20)
Actually read way more than 20, might have to up this for next time.

That is it for now – watch for another update in a few weeks. I have some things in the works so should be able to add at least one or two more check marks!

101 Things Update

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

It has been shamefully long since I updated my 101 Things in 1001 Days list and I am happy to say that I have made some pretty good progress lately!

29. Teach Ellie sign language
Ellie and I took a sign language class at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center. I have been lax at keeping it up with her but it was still quite fun!

46. Participate in one Race for the Cure Walk each year (1/3)
Okay, so I cheated a little and “Slept in for the Cure” but it still counts in my book!

64. Make Limoncello
I did but honestly, I am not sure if it turned out as well as it could have. I had an issue with my container – it wasn’t quite big enough once I added the sugar so I had to split it and I think one bottle is sweeter than the others! It also took so long, I doubt I would take the time again.

69. Find a signature dessert
Blackberry Cobbler from The Best Light Recipe – fantastic book with tons of great light recipes that don’t taste light! This cobbler is very rich and super yummy!

73. Visit 6 new restaurants in one year (3/6)
I have recently visited Marcella’s, Northstar and Molly Woo’s.

75. Visit a farmer’s market
Have visited Worthington’s Farmer’s Market several times and joined Wayward Seed’s late season veggie and fruit CSA. Yum yum yum!

76. Have new brochures designed and printed
The ever wonderful Jenny at Seedlings created my new brochures and they will be in my hot little hands any day now!

80. Serve as a board member for ISES Columbus
I am currently serving on the Board of Directors for the first year of a two year term.

99. Read at least 20 books a year (12/20)
What can I say? I read a lot!

All these things bring my total to 10 things done, 3 things in progress, 88 things to go with 825 days remaining. I have a few more things on the horizon to finish this year so hopefully I can be at about 80 things to go very soon!

What to do with 20 lemons?

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

#64 on my Round 2 of 101 Things is to make Limoncello. The first step of that recipe happens to be the peeling of 20 lemons to soak in vodka. Once that is done, I will have the middle of 20 lemons.

What am I going to do with 20 lemons? Suggestions and recipes and such WELCOME!

101 Things in 1001 Days – Round 2

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

I finally got the list posted for my 2nd round of 101 Things in 1001 Days! I am very excited to tackle this list and feel like it is a good mix of different things – both in and out of my comfort zone.

I got a small jump start on the list and already have 3 done – only 98 to go.

24. Take Ellie on her first plane ride
We flew to Arizona on March 1 and home on March 8 – she was a great flyer and her ears really didn’t seem to bother her during take off or landing. She flirted with all the other passengers and slept like a rockstar most of the flights. It was a great first trip!

30. Start Ellie in swim lessons so she isn’t scared of water
Ellie and I have been taking swim classes at the Dublin Recreation Center – Darling Ducklings. Lots of singing, splashing around and generally having a lovely time getting used to the water. She also went all the way underwater and did great – she might take after her mama on this one!

12. Buy a Wii
Still setting this up but everyone I know who has one LOVES it! Boxing should be a good way to get some stress out. 🙂

101 things in 1001 Days…Round 1

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Well, Round 1 of 101 Things in 1001 Days is officially closed! It ended on Valentine’s Day.

Completed: 34
Postponed: 1
Not Completed: 66

Not great but better than nothing – just look at some of the fun things that I did because of 101 things:

*Learned to knit
*Played in the ocean
*Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity
*Bought a house
*Bought a car
*Bought a bunch of booze – see #62 for an explanation
*Was quoted in a bunch of media spots
*Wrote to my favorite teacher telling her how much she influenced my life

And best of all…
*Had a beautiful baby girl!

Be on the lookout for the 101 Things in 1001 Days: Round 2 – coming to a blog near you on February 29. I think Leap Day is a great day to start something new and fabulous, don’t you?!

101 things update

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Wow, those 1001 days go fast.

I just updated my list and the current count is:

33 Things done – yay!
1 Things postponed
67 Things remaining on the list

Realistically, I can probably get another 20 of those 67 remaining items completed by the end date of February 14. The other things are probably going to go on my next list which begins February 15.

If you can help with any of the things (Anyone want to teach me how to salsa dance? Meredith U.?) – feel free to let me know!