My Second 101 Things to Accomplish in 1001 Days

Well, my 1001 days from my first goal list will expire on February 26, 2018. That’s just next week. I didn’t manage to get all of these goals completed, but I was able to finish several of them. But, that’s ok. It still gave me some focus for things that I needed and wanted to do. The goals gave me focus. Those that I was not able to complete gave me a jumping off point for the next 101 goals that you can read below.  The 1001 days will start on February 26, 2018 and end on November 28, 2020. If you would like to compare the last goals to these click here to read the first set of goals. 

101 Goals to Accomplish in 1001 Days

  1. Read the Bible through.
  2. Spend daily quiet time. I have began spending daily quiet time reading and studying God’s word.
  3. Attend or begin a Bible study. I  have  started  an  online  book  study  with  my  sister  and  my  oldest  daughter.  My  daughter-in-law  has  joined my  daughter  and  myself  meeting  face-to-face  once  a week  to  discuss  the  Christain  book  we  are  reading.  Then  once  a week  a few  of  us  meet  via  Zoom  to  discuss  what  we  have  read  during  the  week.
  4. Attend a photography workshop.
  5. Write a book.
  6. Start making money from this blog.
  7. Increase the number of blog subscribers. (This is a continuing goal, but this number continues to rise.)
  8. Increase savings by $5000.
  9. Go on a New England cruise.
  10. Go see the Giant Redwoods.
  11. *Read 35 books. This evens out to approximately 2 books a month. It’s doable. I have several books that I have read and I will be reviewing them on the book page soon.
  12. *Participate in a vendor’s fair. (crafts) I will soon be setting up a table at a small local vendor’s fair. It will probably be in June.  I have participated in a local vendor’s fair a few times now.
  13. Finish and stock the Koi pond. (This goal was scrapped last summer.)
  14. Make and send photo Christmas cards.
  15. Make and can pickles.
  16. Participate and complete a money challenge.
  17. Knit a scarf and hat.
  18. Go on an Ohio road trip.
  19. Work on the back yard garden area. ( This is also a continuing project, but I was able to plant a new flower bed last summer.)
  20. Attend a “Dancing with the Stars” show. Since the cancellation of this show, I am changing this goal to going to see a play based on the movie Dirty Dancing. This is my favorite movie.
  21. Spend a night at the Greenbrier. (My husband and I tried to secure a room at the Greenbrier for our 45th anniversary, but they were booked up. Instead we stayed in a hotel in a neighboring town and toured the Greenbrier and the bunker built underneath the hotel. We also toured some close attractions including a nearby cave.  Therefore, I am crossing off this goal as completed.)
  22. Fix up the shelter.
  23. Visit every state in the U.S.
  24. Learn more about using Photoshop.
  25. Visit Branson, Missouri.
  26. Buy a designer camera bag.
  27. I still want a white Pomeranian. I want to wait until I retire.
  28. I need to get my blog’s email going.
  29. Cement the decking around the pool.
  30. Increase Instagram and Twitter followers. They are increasing and I hope they continue to do so.
  31. Publish a photo/writing book.
  32. Become more involved at our church.
  33. Design & create a freebie for the blog.
  34. Visit the Florida Keys.
  35. Take the kids to Universal Studios-Harry Potter.
  36. Attend an outdoor drama.
  37. Increase the output of craft/DIY projects. (Since I received my Cricut last Christmas my craft output has increased considerably.)
  38. Make & post a new recipe once every 2 weeks.
  39. Take a photo of husband and self. (We had family pictures taken the first of October. With our family it was an accomplishment.)
  40. Make a new Christmas tree skirt. I did make a new tree skirt last year, although it was for my daughter. I still need a new one.
  41. Take kids to the zoo. Their mother  took them to the zoo.
  42. Secure a sponsored post.
  43. Complete a minimum of 5 devotionals.
  44. Go to a craft fair.
  45. Attend a Renaissance Fair.
  46. Join the local Writer’s Guild. ( I attended my first meeting, March 2018.)
  47. Attend a sunrise Easter Service.
  48. Make new bedspreads for kids’ beds.
  49. Make new curtains for boys’ room.   I finished these not too long ago.
  50. Enlarge and remodel kitchen.
  51. Learn to use the Cricut.(My husband bought me an Expression Air 2 for Christmas. It has been a lot of fun. I love it!)

    I have the rose one that matches my pink crafting room.
  52. Design & plant flowers around the front of the house. After my granddaughter moved into a new house she gave me several Rose of Sharon bushes. We have planted them in various places around the property including the front of the house. I can’t wait until Spring when they bloom.
  53. Cement/blacktop driveway.
  54. Put up a chair rail & new closet doors in Shyla’s room.
  55. Add toy storage & new closet doors in boys’ room. (The toy storage has been added. The closet doors have not.)
  56. Purchase new deck furniture. (I bought 2 swivel chairs and a small table for the upper deck.)
  57. Redo the cushions on the lounges by the pool.
  58. Take up carpet in downstairs hallway.
  59. *Make Breanna and Savannah a house warming gift. – Breanna and Savannah have each moved into separate houses since posting this. I should go ahead and make 2 housewarming gifts.
  60. Make shorts for summer wear.
  61. Attend a couple of art classes. I  attended  a watercolor  painting  class  a couple  of  months ago.  I have  also  enrolled  in  a Bob  Ross  painting  workshop  at  the  end  of  May.  I have  also  been  following  the  Art  Sherpa  and  The  Social  Easel  on  Facebook  and  Youtube.  They  are  wonderful.  
  62. Put two more fans in the shelter.
  63. Replace the tile in the main bathroom.
  64. Plan a Christmas performance with Dylan, Shyla, and myself.
  65. *Reupholster Brea’s chair. Breanna’s  dog  destroyed  the  chair  beyond  repair.  So  this  goal  is  changing  to  reupholstering  my  dining  room  chairs.  They  need  it  again. I  have  completed  this  goal.  
  66. Make ice cream with the Kitchen-aide attachment. (It was delicious.)
  67. Do a Flea Market Flip.
  68. Potty train Zayden. (He has no interest in this right now.) (This took 2 days back in June. He was the easier child I ever potty trained.)
  69. Do some decorative framing in the dining room.
  70. Make a blogging schedule for the blog.
  71. Prepare the fireplace and wood burner for use by next winter.
  72. Design and order new planners. (I love being able to design my own planner. I have used Plum Paper for the last couple of years. I highly recommend them.)
  73. Plan a trip to visit my cousin, Brenda.
  74. *Write Brenda monthly letters. I have recently reconnected with my cousin on Facebook so we can talk more often.
  75. Replace/repair garage doors.(We repaired them right before Christmas this year.)
  76. Take the kids to ride the Santa train in Nelsonville.
  77. Hike & picnic at Hocking Hills. We did this when my sister and her husband was visiting from Florida. We had a great time.
  78. Make yearly picture books beginning with 2017.
  79. Purge some toys.

    This in not really my house.
  80. I want to pay off all bills before retirement.
  81. Purge teaching supplies.
  82. *Organize craft supplies.- I have been working on this a lot.
  83. Make a book list on Evernote of books I want to read.
  84. Find a balance scale to use as a center piece on dining room table.
  85. Start a frugal series on the blog.
  86. Purchase a new sink and cabinet for bathroom.
  87.  Repaint main living areas of house.
  88. Complete 4 blogging courses.
  89. Attend a blogging conference.
  90. Attend a Christy Wright workshop.  (April 24, 2018)
  91. Have carpets and living room furniture professionally cleaned.
  92. Visit the “Book Loft” in Columbus.    (This is a fascinating book store housed in an  historic 32 room mansion in Columbus, Ohio. My oldest daughter, her youngest daughter and I visited this unique bookstore on Nov. 16, 2019.)
  93. Finish dressers in Shyla’s room.
  94. Replace sheers in living room.
  95. *Make Levi’s diaper bag. – I really let this one slip by me. He is 3 years old now and no longer needs a diaper bag. I believe I will make him a small back pack instead.
  96. Make pillow shams for my bedroom. ( I made pillow shams and recovered the chest at the end of my bed with matching material. I makes it look very cohesive.)
  97. Create printable recipes for blog.
  98. Repair the upper deck.  This goal was just completed yesterday. Several of the boards had begun to splinter and needed to be replaced.
  99. Work on photography studio. (spare room)  This room has been taken and turned into a weight room. It now houses my grandson’s weight bench, the tread mill and 2 gun safes.
  100. Begin making Christmas list of possible gifts to make. (I have several DIY Christmas gifts on my list now. It is April 11, 2019 today and yes, I have begun my homemade Christmas list.
  101. Make a new list when this one times out.

What are some of things you would like to accomplish in the next 1001 days?

101 in 1001: My inspired list




It’s been awhile since I last updated these goals. Let’s take a look and see what I have accomplished and cross them off the 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 (I have been approached to begin writing an autobiography for someone. I’ll give more details later.)
  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 (Although I can’t technically cross this goal off just yet, we are leaving for Disney on Nov. 3.)
  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 (Stay tuned to a post about this. I will have pictures also.)
  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 (Does this ever end?)
  70. Visit COSI with grandkids
  71. Redecorate bedroom
  72. Take photo of husband and self
  73. Make homemade noodles  (They were delicious.)
  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 (I do this on a regular basis. This is where all my extra grocery bags go, along with cans of various items that we don’t eat.)
  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. Looking at these goals and the due date, I know that they all will not get done. That’s ok though, they will start out my next list.