To-Do List

To-Do List

The idea is to complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. Why 1001 Days? 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start date: Friday, October 9, 2009
Finish date: Friday, July 6, 2012

Some things I’ve put in here are things that should be happening far more regularly, so I’m hoping that having them on an actual list will help motivate me to make them happen more often. I’ve also tried to have some sort of order to the list, so things that I know or hope will happen soon are at the top, and things planned for later in the year or next couple of years are further towards the bottom.

My list is quite fluid, I allow myself to add things as I think of them, or remove them if I find out something is not on my priority list any longer. I’m still adding to the list!

    Handmade/DIY Projects

  1. Create and make rainbow magnetsSee Rainbow Magnets in my flickr set
  2. Create ribbon dispenser from empty tissue boxSee how I did this!
  3. Sew towels to make flat dog bedsThey love them!
  4. Create and sew chair cover for old single seater couchRead about it here
  5. Paint Goose & Gander canvases and trim with ribbon – Still need to do more, but see the first few here
  6. Sew First quilt from kit design – Almost done!
  7. Sew baby-size bunny rug
  8. Sew homemade Hug-a-Bub sling
  9. House

  10. Get photos printed to fill empty frames hanging on wall above TVI’ll probably move these around now we’ve moved the furniture around! They are mostly my photos from Hawai’i, with some family ones.
  11. Steam clean the carpet throughout the whole house – read about how this may have been a waste of time
  12. Finish painting all the skirting and architraves in the house – almost!
  13. Renovate the bathroom with new tiling, new shower, new vanity & new paint – Just needs paint!
  14. Remove big electric space heater, fix wall, add shelves/alcove
  15. Fix shelf in bedroom that has been wobbly for 2 years
  16. Finish Office makeoverSee my home Office Makeover
  17. Finish Laundry makeover
  18. Rip up carpet in main living areas, get timber floors stained and finished throughout TADA! See my beautiful floors.
  19. Paint living room walls white
  20. Measure, quote order and install blinds for windows in living room
  21. Measure, quote, order and install screen door for front door
  22. Replace carpet in spare room
  23. Paint spare room deep turquoise and whiteSo pretty!
  24. Buy new furniture for spare room
  25. Reveal new NurseryCheck out my Nursery Reveal post
  26. Garden

  27. Dig out triangle of dirt in front of rubbish bins and fill with gravelSee post about mini landscaping project
  28. Mulch front circular garden and put in watering cones
  29. Finish putting watering cones in with hedges and build up garden bed
  30. Purchase 1 tonne of compost soil and get delivered
  31. Create garden to fence off front corner
  32. Get big dead tree chopped down
  33. Create Garden at end of house (dead tree end) – needs more plants!
  34. Edge all garden beds in same style of edging
  35. Food

  36. Cook 30 new and different recipes out of our many recipe books (2/30) – this is not going too well
  37. Make homemade sushi
  38. Bake and decorate an awesome Halloween cake for birthday partySee photo of Haunted House Cake
  39. Bake and decorate sugar cookies for my baby showerthey turned out so cute!
  40. Happy Holidays

  41. Buy a new Christmas tree for this christmas that is no taller than meSee post about my new xmas tree
  42. Host Christmas 2010!
  43. Cut down my own Christmas tree in 2011This was a fun experience!
  44. Decorate house for Christmas 2009 and take photos!See my minimalist Chrissy decorations
  45. Decorate house for Christmas 2010 in Black, White, Silver & Purple/Green theme
  46. Personal

  47. Dye my hair dark and cut a fringeSee post about cutting my hair
  48. Go to Floriade & take photosSee post about going to Floriade with lots of pretty flower photos
  49. Go see a movie at the Premier lounge at Dendy for JA’s birthday presentDid so on our Anniversary
  50. Throw a Halloween Party for my 25th BirthdaySee post on Halloween Party
  51. Host 12 afternoon tea parties with the girls (7/12)
  52. Go see Avenue Q show – Natalie Alexopoulos filled in for Michala Banas and she was AMAZING
  53. Read (on average) one book per month (17/33)
  54. Create a typeface from my own handwriting
  55. Go to 15 new restaurants in Canberra for a meal (11/15)
  56. Go see Arj Barker liveSee post about date night
  57. BOOK IN and get another tattoo on ankle/foot of starsSee my post about tattoos
  58. Go to Britney Spears concert with Britney obsessed sister-in-law for her birthdayRead briefly about my Britney experience
  59. Go to the coast for a weeks holiday with husband and doggies
  60. Go on holiday with husband to QLD during winter, visit the “worlds”Bliss!
  61. Go on week long coast holiday with JA & dogs, January 2011
  62. Invite friends around for dinner at least 12 times (0/12) – wow, I’m such a good hostess!
  63. Attend and photograph my Aunt’s wedding, November 2011
  64. Order wedding photo book for ourselves
  65. Have artistic portrait photos taken
  66. Go on 30 dates with husband (movie dates count)(30/30):
  67. Complete a silversmithing course & learn how to cut & solder sterling silver sheets
  68. Participate in the Million Paws Walk for the RSPCARead about the craziness here
  69. Go on a road trip along the Great Ocean Road
  70. Go to Michael BublĂ© concert in Feb 2011 – I luff him: Booble and Ikea
  71. Go Sky Diving
  72. Go in Hot Air Balloon ride over Canberra
  73. Get Pregnant
  74. Have Baby
  75. Get baby photos taken / Take baby photos
  76. Coast Trip with new little family in March 2012
  77. Charity/Being a Good Person/Karma Points

  78. Donate Blood
  79. Sponsor someone in Kiva.org
  80. Donate money to the Haiti cause
  81. Donate money to the Pakistan flood victims
  82. Donate money to the Japan tsunami victims
  83. Donate money to the NZ quake victims
  84. Donate money to the RSPCAThis one is ongoing
  85. Donate money to ActionAid monthly
  86. Donate money to the Vinnies general appeal at Christmas
  87. Money

  88. Sort out current finances
  89. Pay off the Monaro
  90. Pay off Jazz
  91. Office

  92. Backup computer onto external drive, client files and business files
  93. Sort out and delete old files from downloads folder, clean up hard driveThis took forever but I got there!
  94. Buy a new scanner and find a good spot for it on my deskReplaced my old printer with new scanner/printer combo
  95. Fix the paper shredder or find out how to get it fixed under warranty
  96. Business

  97. Finish and launch MadlyDeeply.net website with online storeRenamed to JunoSee Juno Website
  98. Update Etsy store with all completed jewellery designs and handmade goodieswaiting to be able to list in AUD – waiting for Uni to finish – waiting for Mat Leave!
  99. Create mikaela handmade websiteall done, go check out my designs for sale!
  100. Update Danvers Creative site with recent projects and add more portfolio imagesSee Danvers Creative website
  101. Convert Danvers Creative website into WordPress theme to integrate blog features
  102. Complete Just Details website, integrate blog and forumsselling this!
  103. Sell 5 pairs of Juno earrings (5/5)
  104. Sell 10 pairs of Juno earrings (10/10)
  105. Sell 50 (!) pairs of Juno earrings (50/50)
  106. Create sets of Handmade gift cards
  107. Hold a stall at the Canberra Handmade Marketssuccess!
  108. Hold a stall at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  109. Hold a stall at Fash’n’Treasure MarketsFun market! Will be continuing this one
  110. Hold a stall at Mathilda’s Markets in Canberra – Less successful, I won’t be continuing at Mathilda’s… lovely markets though!

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