51 in 1001 Days

Start Date: 02/22/2010
Finish Date: 11/19/2012

1. Learn to use a DSLR camera. (in progress,*update 6/3/10 bought new camera Nikon D700, I better be learning if I spent that much money on a camera. I don't know if I can ever say this is complete though. I think I'll always be learning. I've come a long way though.)
2. Learn how to use photoshop. (in progress, *update 6/3/10 also learning Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for processing my RAW images)
3. Read 101 books (12/101 complete)
  • Eat, Pray, Love
  • Sink Reflections
  • Fashion Photography
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
  • 48 Days to the Work you Love
  • Body Confidence
  • Water For Elephants
  • Breaking Dawn (again, had to read it before part 1 is in theaters)
  • Something Borrowed
  • Hunger Games Trilogy (3)
4. Visit a state I haven't visited. (I kind of went to Chicago, Illinois but never left the airport, we'll call this one 1/2ish way complete)
5. Get and keep my closet organized.  (in progress, currently using FLYlady.net to help me completely organize my home.)
6. Cook 25 recipes out of Julia Child's cook book.
7. Learn how to keep my house clean. (see #5)
8. Pay off our consumer debt (we'd love to have student loans paid off too *maybe*)
9. Get 25 blog followers (22/25)
10. Have Connor out of diapers.
11. Reach my goal weight (that's a secret number) (Not gonna happen. Baby #2 is due 8/2012 so unless I can drop a huge amount of weight right after baby is born...)
12. Sew a garment.
13. Have every room in the house painted the way I want it (well, we moved into a rental so I'm calling this one void since we won't be here past 6/2012)
14. Host a Christmas or New Years party. (Oops, we've run out of Christmases & New Years, maybe a house warming party when we get our new house in May 2012)
15. Learn to knit (in progress, *update 6/3/10: who would've thunk it but Julia will probably be teaching me to knit, when I started this she wasn't a knitter, now she's a knitting machine.)
16. Drink nothing but water for 2 weeks straight
17. Get new kitchen counter tops (17-20 are being put on hold since we aren't living in our townhouse. We currently have it rented out. We'll see what the future holds as far as this house goes.
18. Get new flooring.
19. Tile the bathrooms.
20. Get a new back splash for the kitchen.
21. Put $10/week in a savings account for Connor (I'll reasses the amount later to see if we can increase). Oops, didn't happen.
22. Take a photography class.
23. Save all spare change and deposit it into Connor's savings account at the end of 1001 days.(in progress)
24. Finish 2 quilts.(Finished!! I finished Connor's tie dye quilt & a baby quilt for baby Jones)
25. Buy a new washer and dryer.(Semi finished. We have a washer & dryer that we inherited but the dryer needs some work. Once we get the dryer fixed I'll call this complete. Free is better than full price! The only cost to us is the fixing of the dryer)
26. Get a pedicure at least 5 times. (3/5)
27. Buy new living room furniture.
28. Finish our patio/backyard.
29. Breastfeed Connor until at least a year.(Holy Crap! Complete!)
30. Drink more water (should be about 80oz per day)
31. Complete room in garage & organize the rest of the garage. (in progress; framing complete! , some drywall is up now!4/21/10) (Complete as of 1/2011)
32. Blog every day for a month (excluding picture posts).
33. Get pictures of the wedding & the baby framed and on the wall.
34. Watch all of the Oscar Best Picture winners & write a small review.
35. Bake 10 different kinds of cup cakes (this won't be good for weight loss) (red velvet, german chocolate,chiffon, watermellon, peach, apple spice)
36. Host a cookie swap.
37. Style my hair every day for 2 weeks.
38. Write a will.
39. Attend a woman's retreat.
40. Renew my passport w/ my married name.
41. Go camping.
42. Go to a ballet.
43. Go to the dentist (Found a great dentist in May 2011 & guess what?! No Cavities!)
44. Go to the eye doctor. (completed 3/12/10-getting glasses, should be here 3/24/10)
45. Get a massage. (I got a body scrub/massage in Vegas June 2010)
46. Get a manicure (or paint my nails myself) at least once per month (8/33 complete) (This one is dead, I have no idea how many times I've painted my nails)
47. Run a 5K race.
48. Donate blood at least once.
49. Put $5 in savings account for every goal completed. Buy something fun at the end.
50. Buy a pair of red shoes. (Do red flip flops count??? No?? Ok.)
51. Build a kitty condo for Missy.