Number 12 has been completed

ast month I published my list of 101 things to accomplish within the following 1001 days. Over our 40th anniversary, we visited the Biltmore in Asheville, NC.DSC_0289

 

Thanks to family and friends, this trip was virtually a free trip with the added bonus of touring the beautiful grounds behind the locked gates of the property.
After our personal tour, our “guide” drove us to a pavillon that is available for weddings.DSC_0325

The mansion is wonderful backdrop for wedding pictures.DSC_0324

We were able to view the mansion from the backDSC_0331

and travelled through the beautiful vineyards.DSC_0335

It was a wonderful trip.

101 in 1001: My inspired list

 

 

After reading Simply Nicole’s 101 in 1001 I was inspired to begin my blog with a to-do list of my own. Since then, I have read several 101 lists of various bloggers. My goal is to complete this list by Feb. 26, 2018. Between composing this list and publishing it I have completed a few of the items.

101 things to do in 1001 days

  1.  Read the Bible all the way through
  2. Spend daily time with the Lord
  3. Attend or begin a woman’s Bible study (I love Elizabeth George)
  4. Attend a photography workshop
  5. Learn how to use Google Docs in the classroom ( Aug. 2016)
  6. Write a book
  7. Start making money from my blog
  8. Dedicate the spare room to my photography studio
  9. Obtain 3,000 followers on Pinterest ( I’m at 578 now) (I’m not quite sure when I hit the 3,000 mark but as of today, Feb. 28, 2017, I have over 4,700 followers. )
  10. Increase the savings account to 10,000
  11. Become debt free
  12. Visit the Biltmore (Aug. 10, 2015)
  13. Go on a New England Cruise
  14. Stay at the Great Wolf Lodge
  15. Go to Disney World
  16. See the giant Redwood trees
  17. Read 30+ books
  18. Learn to make bread
  19. Have 1,000 followers on my blog
  20. Participate in a vendor’s fair
  21. Finish my Koi pond
  22. Finish reorganizing and decorating my office  ( I finished this around August of 2016. I love working in there now.)
  23. Make photo cards for Christmas
  24. Learn to make and can pickles
  25. Stop drinking Vanilla Coke for one week a month.
  26. Do a 52-week money challenge
  27. Knit a scarf and hat
  28. Take a road trip through Ohio
  29. Attend another OCALI conference
  30. Respond to at least one blogger per week
  31. Update my photo ( I did update my photo a few months ago.)
  32. Complete the garden in the back yard
  33. Buy a gun
  34. Make an original art piece for the living room
  35. Attend a Sunrise service on Easter
  36. Attend a “Dancing with the Stars” show (My favorite show)
  37. Stay a night at the Greenbrier in WV
  38. Tile the bar in our shelter house
  39. Decorate the pool and shelter area
  40. Visit every state in the US
  41. Play a board game and/or cards with grandkids at least twice a month
  42. Go to Branson, Missouri
  43. Start an Instagram account
  44. Learn more about using Photoshop
  45. Set my retirement date from teaching (July 1, 2019)
  46. Go to bed by 11:00 for a week (When there is a little one in the house that wants you to lay down with him this goal no longer is a problem. I would lay down with him around 8:00 and wake up in the morning.)
  47. Blog at least twice a week ( Although I have managed to blog more frequently and have blogged several times more than once a week, I am still not as consistent as I need to be. It’s a work in progress.)
  48. Buy a designer camera bag
  49. Learn how to design a website
  50. Plan a lunch with old friends
  51. Cover the chair cushions on outdoor furniture
  52. Get a white pomeranian (My favorite dog)
  53. Go to the Kentucky Derby
  54. Visit the Florida Keys
  55. Put $10 into savings for every goal accomplished
  56. Use the treadmill at least twice a week
  57. See an outdoor drama
  58. Begin a photography series
  59. Create a blogging schedule
  60. Reorganize book shelves
  61. Take a web design workshop/class
  62. Practice the piano more
  63. Go to an amusement park
  64. Attend church at least 3 times per month ( We have been attending church more regularly than we have in the past few years. After 43 years of prayer, my husband has finally began attending church on a more regular basis.)
  65. Make 15 crafts from Pinterest
  66. Make 15 recipes from Pinterest
  67. Make a photo booth for parties
  68. Begin a blog series (Book Nook)
  69. Unsubscribe to junk emails
  70. Visit COSI with grandkids
  71. Redecorate bedroom
  72. Take photo of husband and self
  73. Make homemade noodles
  74. Make a new tree skirt for Christmas tree
  75. Go to the zoo
  76. Make a will
  77. Attend 3 educational workshops 
  78. Go to a concert in the park
  79. Get a blog sponsor
  80. Build a snowman
  81. Make snow ice cream  ( My granddaughter and I made snow ice cream when we had our last significant snowfall. It’s been a pretty warm and dry winter.)
  82. Send flowers to my daughters on their birthdays
  83. Improve my credit score
  84. Drink 2 glasses of water a day
  85. Donate/ work at the food bank
  86. Complete 3 devotionals
  87. Inspire someone to create 101 goals  ( After showing my daughter my goals, she said she is planning on writing her own list.)
  88. Lose 25 – 50 lbs
  89. Publish a photo book
  90. Go to a craft fair
  91. Photograph a scene in all four seasons
  92. Complete husband’s family history book
  93. Purchase a deacon’s bench for kitchen table
  94. Attend a Renassance Festival
  95. Grow something from seeds
  96. Teach granddaughters how to sew ( This past summer I taught sewing classes to several young 4-Her’s. )
  97. Do a photo challenge
  98. Teach granddaughter piano
  99. Make homemade ice cream
  100. Stain fireplace hearth and mantle
  101. Make a new list at the end of this one.

Perilin Creations

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Hello,

I have just started this blog and this will be my first post, so please be patient with me as I learn the ropes of blogging.

My name is Linda; I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. Currently, my full time day job is an Intervention Specialist. That is the official title for a special education teacher. My teaching assignments for the past couple of years have been Social Studies, Language Arts, and Art & Music.

After the school day has ended I again become a wife and mother. My husband and I have four children, 3 girls and 1 boy. They have blessed us with 12 beautiful grandchildren. We also have 3 great-grandsons. As you can tell, we love large families.

I enjoy sewing, crafting, and photography. You can see my work on my facebook page, Perilin Creations & Photography.

Also, as this blog progresses, I plan on infusing it with inspiration and spiritual encouragement.

I am happy to meet all of you and welcome any comments or suggestions from the readers.