Wednesday, January 7, 2015

101 in 1001

I've been thinking about putting together a 101 in 1001 list for awhile now and feel like today is the perfect day to start because...

Today is my 25th birthday!
I've knocked out a quarter of my life and to say that, really puts life into perspective.
It gets me to thinking about all the things I've accomplished in my life thus far, but also about all things that I still wish to accomplish. I feel like 25 is a good age with so much to look forward to, but far enough along where you feel like you're life priorities are a little different now. To me it's more about being a loving wife, preparing myself to be a good mother one day, making a house into a home, and finding time to enjoy the little things in life.

I'm hoping by creating a long-term list of 101 goals and wishes, I'll be able to look back in 1,001 days and feel like I didn't let life pass me by, but made great strides with coming into my own. I'm so excited to get this started and hope that more of y'all will think about creating a 101 in 1001 list with me also!

Start: January 7, 2015
End: October 4, 2017
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1. Have 300 blog followers
2. Try and blog 10 Pinterest recipes
3. Make a blog post book
4. Blog everyday for a month
5. Guest post for a blogger
6. Co-host a link-up with a blogger friend
7. Begin a teaching blog


8. Celebrate one year of marriage
9. And two years of marriage!
10. And three years of marriage!
11. Have a one year of marriage photo shoot
12. Create a wedding photo book
13. Plan a date for Cody
14. Visit the spot we got engaged
15. Frame our wedding pictures
16. Create a wedding canvas
17. Cook dinner with my husband
18. Read a nightly devotional with my husband
19. Do something my husband likes to do


20. Host friends for a dinner party
21. Throw someone a bridal shower
22. Throw someone a baby shower
23. Bring or send someone flowers
24. Bake someone a homemade cake
25. Send Christmas cards to friends and family
26. Have a New Year's Eve party
27. Host a football/tailgate party at our home
28. Participate in a Bible study
29. Make a new friend
30. Bring someone lunch

31. Become homeowners
32. Have a mini photo shoot in our new home
33. Start a collection of holiday decorations
34. Build a farmhouse table
35. Have Nannie paint a picture of our new home
36. Decorate our bedroom
37. Decorate our guest room
38. Decorate our kitchen
39. Decorate our living room
40. Decorate our office
41. Organize my closet
42. Plant and grow a garden
43. Explore our new hometown when we buy our first home
44. Decorate our home for fall


45. Run a 5K
46. Workout 3 times a week for a month
47. Go to a workout class
48. Stick to a healthy diet for a month


49. Establish a family tradition
50. Have Nannie write out a recipe to frame for the kitchen
51. Find a home church
52. Meal plan for a month
53. Host a holiday at my house
54. Have a picnic by the Christmas tree
55. Prepare lunches for the week on Sunday
56. Plan a family vacation
57. Create photo books recapping each year of our life

One day Baby C

58. Make a baby!
59. Tell Cody he is going to be a daddy
60. Tell our family and friends we're pregnant
61. Announce pregnancy on social media in a cute way
62. Document weekly pregnancy growth
63. Have a gender reveal party
64. Decorate and reveal Baby C nursery
65. Have maternity pictures taken
66. Meet Baby C!
67. Have newborn pictures taken
68. Start a library for Baby C

Teacher Life

69. Open a Teachers Pay Teachers store
70. Become a teacher in a school I absolutely love
71. Create lesson plans for a month ahead

Life Adventures

 72. Have a picnic 
73. Go on a road trip
74. Go to a drive-in movie
75. Attend three Georgia away games
76. Travel to a state I've never been to
77. Explore a new city
78. Try 5 new restaurants in our favorite city closest to home
79. Stay in a cabin for a mountain getaway weekend
80. Go on a vacation or weekend getaway with friends
81. Visit the College Football Hall of Fame
82. Attend a Halloween costume party
83. Attend an outdoor concert
84. Visit a Christmas tree farm
85. Go to a festival
86. Revisit where I went to college

Just Because

87. Read my camera manual
88. Learn how to operate my camera more efficiently
89. Read 15 new books
90. Keep a prayer journal
91. Buy a meal/drink of a person behind me in line
92. Walk Maci everyday for a week
93. Donate clothes to Goodwill
94. Create a book of Instagram pictures
95. Be social media free for a weekend
96. Complete five DIY projects from Pinterest
97. Learn how to contour my face with makeup
98. Buy a new piece of personalized jewelry from  Etsy
99. Make homemade guacamole
100. Go to a food truck park
101. Learn the basics of sowing

There y'all have it.
My goals, wishes and hopes for the next 1,001 days.
I'll be updating this list as I knock some of these things out and I will be keeping up with it on Instagram too!

If you're starting your own 101 in 1001 list, let me know so I can follow along!

Happy Wednesday & Happy Birthday to me! :)

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  1. I can help you with #5 and #6! Let me know if you want to do a collaboration/link up and when I got to NYC in March I'm going to need guest bloggers! If you ever decide to do #77 Savannah would be perfect, but of course, I'm partial :)

  2. happy, happy birthday lauren!!! hope this year is filled with lots of love & adventure!!

  3. Happy Birthday and good luck with your list, I'm sure you'll do great!


  4. love all these ideas! so glad i found your blog, its awesome! just followed =]

  5. I love all of these! I've wanted to put something like this together too! Happy Birthday Girl! Hope you have the best day!!

  6. I love this idea. I think I may start my own 101 in 1,001!! Happy Birthday to you, too!

  7. Happy Happy Birthday Lauren!!! This is a great list, I love all of the ideas! I think I might start my own 101 in 1,001!!

  8. First off, HAPPY (late) BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating.
    I love your list! Now I want to make my own 101 in 1001!

  9. Fun! Maybe I'll make a list this week too! ;)

  10. I actually have that list going right now! It's really fun and good way for you to keep track of things going on in your life or goals that you want to happen! Mine will be done in October 2016. Good luck on all of your goals and Happy Belated Birthday!

    My 101 in 1001

  11. so I am WAY behind...happy {late!!} birthday! This is a great list! I want to build a farmhouse table too!