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101 in 1001 Update

Well what better way to welcome myself back to this blog than to give you guys an update on my 101 things in 1001 days. I am excited to report I have marked  few more off my list and look forward to marking some more off over the next few months. 
Since moving to Mobile, New Orleans has been on the top of my list and for my birthday this year, I decided it was the perfect destination. I was lucky enough to spend my 27th year in the beautiful city of New Orleans and cross off an item on my 101 list. While in New Orleans we ate delicious food, of course we visited Cafe Beignet, and the highlight of my weekend was meeting Manny Montana live and in person. If you don’t watch Graceland on USA then you need to. 
After my trip to New Orleans I had two days before I hopped on a plane to San Diego, insert crossing off item number 58, Packing in under 45 minutes. Between work and laundry I didn’t have time before Tuesday to pack so about 45 minutes before I had to be at the airport I packed up my suitcase. It was a super proud moment. 
While visiting Christine in Missouri we decided to cross another item off my list and make macarons. It was a great weekend with an amazing friend. I will give you one piece of advice for Macarons…don’t convert to US measurements. 🙂 
I have started on list of reading new books. So far I have two down, In Defense of Food and The Fault in Our Stars. 
I am 1/3 of the way to owning a nice set of luggage. I have been traveling a lot for both work and pleasure and so I decided it was time to invest in a good medium sized suitcase. My roommate was thankful too, since I had been using hers. I decided on a Samsonite, this one, in blue. I plan to purchase the carry-on next and then contemplating between the largest suitcase or the garment bag. 
Final list item checked off is due to my lovely friend Dusti, she sent me a beautiful gold address book that I just adore. I have already filled it with as many addresses as I could. It is such a thoughtful surprise. 

101 in 1001 Days

After reading and re-reading Mackenzie’s 101 in 1001 post I finally decided to commit to creating a list and after thinking, searching and writing I finally completed it.
I am a big fan of lists so this was right up my alley. If you decide to write your own list let me know I would love to see what you all come up with. In the mean time take a look at my list if you like!
Starts: January 1, 2014
Ends: September 28, 2016
1)       Travel to Europe
2)      Post 3-4 times a week on my blog for four months months
3)      Work out 3x a week for 3 months
4)      Cook dinner 4-5 nights a week for a month
5)      Take a mental health day and get pampered
6)      Move into a place by myself
7)      Go to three concerts
8)      Go beach camping (Completed 5/2-4/2014)
9)      Visit New Orleans
10)  Visit San Francisco
11)    Learn Spanish
12)   Give up alcohol for a month
13)   Throw a dinner party
14)   Take a photography class
15)   Buy a new lens for my camera
16)   Go skiing out west
17)   Keep a food diary for three months
18)   Find a volunteer opportunity
19)   Buy a nice luggage set
20) Follow this savings plan for one year
21) Go on a weekend getaway by myself
22) Spend NYE in a different city
23) Complete a blog challenge
24) Take my sister on a graduation trip
25) Practice hot yoga for 3 months
26) Buy a bike
27) Go white water rafting
28) Become a foster parent to a dog (Completed 5/7/2014)
29) No shopping for anything unneeded for two months
30) Pay off my credit card bill
31) Learn how to drive a stick shift
32) Watch every episode of One Tree Hill
33) Start a retirement plan
34) Send my parents on a weekend getaway
35) Refinish three pieces of furniture (1 – 4/13/2014)
36) Learn to French braid
37) Invest in a pair of diamond studs
38) Learn how to edit photos better
39) Work out with a personal trainer for a month
40) Visit Christine in Missouri
41) Go without technology for a weekend
42) Watch five black and white movies
43) Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity
44) Come up with my own signature drink
45) Go without chocolate for a month
46) Follow Paleo for two months
47) Volunteer in a foreign country
48) Make a piece of clothing and wear it on the blog
49) Complete a book of devotionals
50) Send a surprise/fun package
51) Pay for a stranger’s meal
52) Write a letter to my 30 year old self to open on my 30th birthday
53) Create a business card for my blog
54) Write a love letter to my future husband
55) Walk into an airport and buy a ticket
56) Take a cooking class
57) Invest in a leather duffel bag
58) Pack for a trip in under 45 minutes
59) Find a small group and join it
60) Finish and hang my wall gallery
61) Create a recipe book
62) Create my own blog challenge
63) Purchase and maintain an address book
64) Be in bed before eleven for two weeks
65) Find my perfect shade of red lipstick
66) Frame and hang my bachelor’s degree
67) Go meatless for a month
68) Go horseback riding
69) Wake up at 5:30 weekdays for two weeks
70) Throw a NYE dinner party
71) Obtain my gun license
72) Give Blood
73) Learn how to change a tire
74) Make macaroons
75) Attend a blogging conference
76) Take a ballroom dancing class
77) Find a mentor
78) Guest post for a blogger friend
79) Ride a train
80) Create a photo album of my travels
81) Give 20 just because gifts
82) Invest in good jewelry display/storage
83) Read 25 new books
84) Tell someone how I truly feel about them
85) Get teeth professional whitened
86) Visit the farmer’s market weekly for a month
87) Go on a picnic
88) Surprise a friend/relative with a weekend getaway
89) Go wine tasting in Napa Valley
90) Reach my ideal size
91) Purchase a tea kettle
92) Complete my Christmas shopping by November 1st
93) Purchase a pair of Christian Louboutins
94) Purchase a sewing machine
95) Get personalized stationary
96) Buy flowers for the house for a month
97) Take a sign language class
98) Create and decorate a bar area
99) Connect with 5 bloggers
100) Spend all day in bed
101) Take a picture each season at the same location and frame all four pictures together