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!
Create and make rainbow magnets– See Rainbow Magnets in my flickr set Create ribbon dispenser from empty tissue box– See how I did this! Sew towels to make flat dog beds– They love them! Create and sew chair cover for old single seater couch– Read about it here Paint Goose & Gander canvases and trim with ribbon– Still need to do more, but see the first few here
- Sew First quilt from kit design – Almost done!
Sew baby-size bunny rug
- Sew homemade Hug-a-Bub sling
Get photos printed to fill empty frames hanging on wall above TV– I’ll probably move these around now we’ve moved the furniture around! They are mostly my photos from Hawai’i, with some family ones. Steam clean the carpet throughout the whole house– read about how this may have been a waste of time
- Finish painting all the skirting and architraves in the house – almost!
- Renovate the bathroom with new tiling, new shower, new vanity & new paint – Just needs paint!
- Remove big electric space heater, fix wall, add shelves/alcove
- Fix shelf in bedroom that has been wobbly for 2 years
Finish Office makeover– See my home Office Makeover
- Finish Laundry makeover
Rip up carpet in main living areas, get timber floors stained and finished throughoutTADA! See my beautiful floors. Paint living room walls white Measure, quote order and install blinds for windows in living room Measure, quote, order and install screen door for front door Replace carpet in spare room Paint spare room deep turquoise and white– So pretty! Buy new furniture for spare room Reveal new Nursery– Check out my Nursery Reveal post Dig out triangle of dirt in front of rubbish bins and fill with gravel– See post about mini landscaping project Mulch front circular garden and put in watering cones Finish putting watering cones in with hedges and build up garden bed Purchase 1 tonne of compost soil and get delivered Create garden to fence off front corner Get big dead tree chopped down Create Garden at end of house (dead tree end) – needs more plants! Edge all garden beds in same style of edging
- Cook 30 new and different recipes out of our many recipe books (2/30) – this is not going too well
- Make homemade sushi
Bake and decorate an awesome Halloween cake for birthday party– See photo of Haunted House Cake Bake and decorate sugar cookies for my baby shower– they turned out so cute! Buy a new Christmas tree for this christmas that is no taller than me– See post about my new xmas tree Host Christmas 2010! Cut down my own Christmas tree in 2011– This was a fun experience! Decorate house for Christmas 2009 and take photos!– See my minimalist Chrissy decorations Decorate house for Christmas 2010 in Black, White, Silver & Purple/Green theme Dye my hair dark and cut a fringe– See post about cutting my hair Go to Floriade & take photos– See post about going to Floriade with lots of pretty flower photos Go see a movie at the Premier lounge at Dendy for JA’s birthday present– Did so on our Anniversary Throw a Halloween Party for my 25th Birthday– See post on Halloween Party
- Host 12 afternoon tea parties with the girls (7/12)
Go see Avenue Q show– Natalie Alexopoulos filled in for Michala Banas and she was AMAZING
- Read (on average) one book per month (17/33)
- Create a typeface from my own handwriting
- Go to 15 new restaurants in Canberra for a meal (11/15)
Go see Arj Barker live– See post about date night BOOK IN and get another tattoo on ankle/foot of stars– See my post about tattoos Go to Britney Spears concert with Britney obsessed sister-in-law for her birthday– Read briefly about my Britney experience Go to the coast for a weeks holiday with husband and doggies Go on holiday with husband to QLD during winter, visit the “worlds”– Bliss! Go on week long coast holiday with JA & dogs, January 2011
- Invite friends around for dinner at least 12 times (0/12) – wow, I’m such a good hostess!
Attend and photograph my Aunt’s wedding, November 2011
- Order wedding photo book for ourselves
Have artistic portrait photos taken Go on 30 dates with husband (movie dates count)(30/30):
- Complete a silversmithing course & learn how to cut & solder sterling silver sheets
Participate in the Million Paws Walk for the RSPCA– Read about the craziness here
- Go on a road trip along the Great Ocean Road
Go to Michael Bublé concert in Feb 2011– I luff him: Booble and Ikea
- Go Sky Diving
- Go in Hot Air Balloon ride over Canberra
Get Pregnant Have Baby Get baby photos taken / Take baby photos Coast Trip with new little family in March 2012
- Donate Blood
Sponsor someone in Kiva.org Donate money to the Haiti cause Donate money to the Pakistan flood victims Donate money to the Japan tsunami victims Donate money to the NZ quake victims Donate money to the RSPCA– This one is ongoing Donate money to ActionAid monthly Donate money to the Vinnies general appeal at Christmas Sort out current finances Pay off the Monaro
- Pay off Jazz
Backup computer onto external drive, client files and business files Sort out and delete old files from downloads folder, clean up hard drive– This took forever but I got there! Buy a new scanner and find a good spot for it on my desk– Replaced my old printer with new scanner/printer combo Fix the paper shredder or find out how to get it fixed under warranty Finish and launch MadlyDeeply.net website with online store– Renamed to Juno – See Juno Website
- Update Etsy store with all completed jewellery designs and handmade goodies –
waiting to be able to list in AUD – waiting for Uni to finish– waiting for Mat Leave! Create mikaela handmade website– all done, go check out my designs for sale! Update Danvers Creative site with recent projects and add more portfolio images– See Danvers Creative website
- Convert Danvers Creative website into WordPress theme to integrate blog features
Complete Just Details website, integrate blog and forumsselling this! Sell 5 pairs of Juno earrings(5/5) Sell 10 pairs of Juno earrings(10/10) Sell 50 (!) pairs of Juno earrings(50/50) Create sets of Handmade gift cards Hold a stall at the Canberra Handmade Markets– success!
- Hold a stall at the Old Bus Depot Markets
Hold a stall at Fash’n’Treasure Markets– Fun market! Will be continuing this one Hold a stall at Mathilda’s Markets in Canberra– Less successful, I won’t be continuing at Mathilda’s… lovely markets though!
Charity/Being a Good Person/Karma Points