3 Month Warning

My #101in1001 list ends September, 29th. That’s 3 months to finish a lot of stuff…

In the last year, I’ve:

  • Run a Disney race/half marathon
  • Visited Japan, gotten harajuku makeover, dyed my hair purple(fuchsia) and got as close as I could to the apex of an active volcano
  • 2 books away from reading 50 books in 2.75 year
  • Seen Taylor Swift in concert
  • Visited New York City and Portland, Maine
  • Completed a 52-week money-saving challenge and donated the bulk of it

But in the next 3 months, I have much much more to tick off the list. Those that do not get accomplished before deadline will be added to my next list, starting October 1st.

Some fun points on my next list: Read The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide and The Dark Tower Series, Host a Thanksgiving, Take regular kickboxing classes, Learn how to can, and Visit Crater Lake.

But before we get to that, I’ve already scheduled my next mud run (Rugged Maniac in August). I need to schedule a fun shopping scavenger hunt to pick up things from Nina Garcia’s One Hundred, and I have to finish re-finishing my great-grandmother’s dresser.

Troy and I have our full-day date planned for this weekend (in Chattanooga), and I am *this close* to making the appointment for my first tattoo.

Yesterday, I got a Facebook comment that dressing up Harajuku is “Kinda weird, no?”. Isn’t that the point? Not to mention, who makes trolling Facebook comments at 32. Get a real life…

I pride myself on being able to walk the line between non-traditional and classic. Building an interesting life with a little bit of old and the experiences of the new. The outcome? I always have something to look forward to.


101in1001noteIn case your curious about the #101in1001 hashtag that I use, it stands for “101 things in 1001 Days”.

I ran into this in December 2013. I make resolutions every year, but they had started to become repetitive and standard. Lose weight, read books, work, etc.

One of my favorite bloggers, Mackenzie Horan from Design Darling, started this awesome concept of a limited-time bucket list. Instead of “Here is ever-growing list of I want to do, but probably never will”, this is “Here are 101 things I want to do in 1001 days (about 2.75 years)”. By giving yourself a deadline, you make yourself accountable. It also helps you look a bit further into the future and put a value on your time.

I keep my list in my wallet, printed in my journal, and on this site so it is always accessible. My list has helped me plan future trips, read more, take some things more seriously; but also it helped me stop being bored and take advantage of my free time. Most of my list is planned or in progress. But with three big trips coming up this year, I expect to check off a lot of things.

One hundred one items does take a little bit to put together, realistically. But you get a lot of ideas after checking out the many 101 lists on Mackenzie’s page. I’ve also been keeping a list on my phone of new items for my second list, which should start October 2016.

Start:  January 2, 2014
End:  September 29, 2016

1) Create a 101 in 1001 list (1/6/14)


  1. Finish styling our first house, inside and out
  2. Have our house featured on a major blog or online magazine
  3. Finish refinishing my Great Grandmother’s bedroom set (2/7)
  4. Completely revitalize my front and back yard
  5. Buy a car
  6. Sustain a lemon tree in Atlanta
  7. Complete our set of Global Knives
  8. Perfectly roast a chicken


  1. Buy my first investment handbag
  2. Cut my hair short
  3. Get everything on Nina Garcia’s 100 list
  4. Have an out-of-the-ordinary engagement photo shoot (9/30/14)
  5. Buy a pair of riding boots that actually look great on me
  6. Dress up more, even though I currently work from home
  7. Go to a Black Tie function
  8. Have a Harajuku makeover in Tokyo (Spr 16)
  9. Have a dress made for me
  10. Buy a complete head-to-toe outfit in one outing for a special occasion
  11. Color my hair purple (August 16)
  12. Buy all new lingerie
  13. Buy a fascinator in London
  14. Buy something amazing and incredibly reduced at a designer sample sale
  15. Figure out how to apply eyeliner perfectly, the first time


  1. See Britney Spears in Las Vegas (8/27/14)
  2. Travel to England, France and Italy for our honeymoon May 2016
  3. Rent a flat abroad AirBnb May 2016
  4. Travel to Japan for his birthday (2016)
  5. Travel to Spain for my birthday (2016)
  6. See a glacier
  7. Go crazy shopping in NYC
  8. Go on a food & wine tour of Napa and Sonoma
  9. See a Broadway play
  10. See Taylor Swift in concert
  11. See all 50 states, staying for at least one night (20 to go)
  12. Visit the MoMa in NYC (2015)
  13. Go to a Discotheque
  14. Go on a trip with my grandmother
  15. Earn Delta Gold Status
  16. Touch the Pacific Ocean
  17. Ride a Vespa
  18. Eat Lobster in Maine August 2015
  19. Take a last-minute vacation
  20. See a fjord
  21. See the Northern Lights
  22. Go south of the equator
  23. Hike up an active volcano
  24. Go to the FL/GA game in Jax

Health & Fitness

  1. Run a half marathon (February 2016 – Disney Princess Half)
  2. Ride in a hot air balloon October 2015 – Owl-o-ween Kennesaw
  3. Run a Disney race (February 2016)
  4. Finish a 10k in under an hour (2016)
  5. Get under 120 lbs, and stay there.
  6. Go on a fitness-based trip
  7. Complete another longer-distance Adventure/Obstacle Run Rugged Maniac August 2016
  8. Reach the 7,500-minute milestone in N+TC
  9. Cox for one more season
  10. Visit a dermatologist
  11. Improve my shooting skills, nay I say a “sharpshooter”
  12. Bowl a 150 average
  13. Learn to play golf
  14. Tryout for Roller Derby


  1. Learn stick shift
  2. Read every Jane Austen novel (2/7)
  3. Buy a substantial piece of art
  4. Create a substantial piece of art
  5. Get Tim Lincecum’s autograph
  6. Go to an Academy Awards Best Picture movie showcase weekend
  7. Get my palm read
  8. Read 50 books (Check out my Goodreads page)
  9. Become a better conversationalist at parties
  10. Establish a Sunday ritual of reading in bed in the morning
  11. Re-read Catcher in the Rye
  12. Re-read Portrait of a Lady
  13. Learn darkroom photography
  14. Go to a Roller Disco
  15. Go to a Rave
  16. Stay up all night and have breakfast at 3am
  17. Find a vintage copy of Goose Fair by Cecil Roberts
  18. Read DH Lawrence “Women in Love”
  19. Create an alter ego for one night
  20. Get a tattoo


  1. Find an amazing new job in Atlanta
  2. Redesign my personal and home blogs
  3. Be a guest blogger/writer on someone’s website
  4. Learn how to code
  5. Blog every day for two weeks
  6. Buy a blog domain
  7. Find the perfect skirt suit for work
  8. Reach 500 Twitter followers
  9. Develop an idea for a novel
  10. Be part of a startup company
  11. Write a speech for an event Charms Chapel May 2014, May 2015
  12. Finish my “real” journal

For Others

  1. Buy someone the absolute best birthday present
  2. Plan a full-day date
  3. Throw an amazing Bachelorette party (4/11-13/14
  4. Organize one big St. Margaret’s fundraiser
  5. Be a mentor
  6. Complete the 52-week money saving challenge and donate it
  7. Work with Lean In, or another female-centric organization


Not too bad right? Check out my list page and get started on yours. It’ll be fun, I promise.