Wednesday, June 17, 2015

101 in 1001

I was intrigued and really wanted to give making a list of my own a shot, but was reluctant for a  couple of reasons. 1.) How in the mess am I ever going to think of 101 things I want to do?!?! Turns out that that was the easy part! 2.) 1,001 days of dedication to a single goal: Completing the list. I've never had 1,001 days of dedication to anything! My A.D.D. kicks in and I throw in the towel.

Deep breath. Here we go...

Start Date: June 17, 2015
Ends:  March 13, 2018

Personal/ Just Because

1. Start a container garden. 
2. Host a dinner party. 
3. Take a photography class. 
4. Transfer email contacts/ subscriptions to new email account. 
5. Learn to sew. 
6. Learn Photoshop. 
7. Get a lemon tree. 
8. Be fitted and find out my actual bra size. 
9. Find my preferred brand of Chardonnay. 
10. Quit smoking.
11. Get a life insurance policy.
12. Subscribe to my favorite magazines.
13. Design my own custom stationary.
14. Send Christmas cards.
15. Cook an entire meal from scratch.
16. Organize my Pinterest boards.
17. Find my signature lip color.
18. Go to a professional sports event. If only to have a beer and hot dog.
19. Volunteer for a cause I believe in.
20. Become a wine buff.
21. Learn to swim.
22. Invest in good luggage.
23. Share a kiss under the mistletoe.
24. Learn to tie a tie.


25. Hand paint a rug. 
26. Refinish that old school desk for AC. 
27. Redo the master closet. 
28. Redesign and redo the patio. 
29. Design and sew my own curtains. 
30. Build myself a new desk.
31. Paint a picture.
32. Go to Wal- Mart and not silently judge anyone.
33. Try skiing.


34. Go paddle boarding. 
35. Go to a wine tasting.
36. See 3 concerts.
37. Watch 5 classic movies.
38. Try 10 new restaurants.
39. Read 5 books.
40. Visit a Farmer's market.
41. Fully stock a bar cart. The right way.
42. Take an etiquette class.
43. Go ice skating.
44. Stay in on NYE and watch the ball drop non via DVR.


45. Redesign my Blogger blog. 
46. Publish 3-4 outfit posts per week for a month. 
47. Share 4-5 OOTD posts on Instagram for 2 weeks. 
48. Learn SEO. 
49. Make 3 new blogger friends. 
50. Get custom domain. 
51. Start a blog series. 
52. Publish 4 DIY posts.
53. Create an editorial schedule. And stick to it.
54. Have a giveaway.
55. Go to a blogger conference.
56. Get featured in a publication.
57. Write a guest post.


58. Start my own business.
59. Design cute packaging for above said business.
60. Design business cards.
61. Update my resume. 


62. Pay off my student loans. 
63. Transfer and invest my old 401K. 
64. Save 25% of my income for 1 month.
65. Go 1 day without spending any money. 


66. Get a facial.
67. Follow my R+F regimen for 2 weeks. 
68. Have my teeth professionally whitened. 
69. Have a deep conditioning treatment on my hair.
70. Get a professional blowout.
71. Give my hair stylist free reign on a new color and style.
72. Learn how to correctly contour my face.


73. Take a pilates class. 
74. Run 2 miles a day, 3 days a week for a month. 
75. Complete 30 day Abs, Squat, and Push Up Challenges. 
76. Complete Couch to 5K. 
77. Limit cafeen to 1 cup of coffee per day. 
78. No fried foods for 2 weeks.
79. Buy a bicycle.
80. Relearn to ride above mentioned bicycle.
81. Maintain my goal weight for 3 months. 


82. Weekend getaway to Savannah, GA. 
83. Vacation to Hilton Head, SC. 
84. Take a weekend trip to New Orleans. Preferably for Mardi Gras. 
85. Visit Rosemary Beach, FL. 
86. Visit a winery outside of Alabama.
87. Visit Boston, MA.
88. Get a Harvard sweatshirt to prove it.
89. Take a train somewhere.
90. Board an airplane and not cry during takeoff or landing.
91. Visit NYC and sit on Carrie Bradshaw's stoop. 

Family & Friends

92. Host a brunch. 
93. Visit my free spirited, liberal aunt in California. 
94. Visit my grandparents in Tennessee. 
95. Spend a day with my brother, sister in law, and their 2 girls on the farm. 
96. Visit my fathers grave on his birthday and fathers day.
97. Send my photographer a Thank You gift.
98. Volunteer at AC's school.
99. Throw a surprise party.
100. Host a sleepover for AC and her cousins and not need a Zanex.


101. Document completion of each goal.

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Photography Credit: Jaimie Sweeten

Ray- Ban Aviator Sunglasses, AEO Ruffled Tank (SALE!!), Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies (fits true to size, I am wearing a zero), Shoe Mint Heels (similar here)

There aren't a lot of shopping options in my tiny little river town. Aside of a few locally owned boutiques, the mall basically consists of Belk, American Eagle, and Victoria Secret. When I don't have the time to drive an hour to Birmingham, I must make do with what I have.

When I was in high school, we were outfitted head to toe in American Eagle. Once I was old enough to buy beer without a fake ID, I felt to old to be walking around in the same outfit as the girl taking her drivers permit test. I mean, I'll pop in my neighborhood AEO from time to time but I always leave empty handed.

Last week was a different story.

I bought this neon bralette (last seen here), this ruffled tank (pictured above) and this white boho dress (that I cannot wait to photograph when the neighbors cotton field starts to bloom!).

I guess second chances really are a good thing.

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