Hello and welcome to my third list of 101 things I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days! You can check out my first list and my second list here and all posts pertaining to my 101 in 1001 progress right here. And be sure to drop me a line if you decide to write your own list so I can link to yours from this page. Let’s do this thing!

design darling 101 in 1001


Start date: October 18, 2017

End date: July 15, 2020

13 down, 88 to go



  1. Read at least fifty books (11/50 — The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins, It's Messy by Amanda de Cadenet, Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine, The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone, Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman).
  2. Invest my IRA.
  3. Vote in the 2018 elections.
  4. Find a charity I’m passionate about. 
  5. Get Lasik eye surgery.
  6. Do allergy testing.
  7. Visit a chiropractor.
  8. Work out every day for at least one week.
  9. Finish at least 12 weeks of the Kayla Itsines workout.
  10. Be able to run three miles without stopping.
  11. Hire a new personal trainer and/or settle into a new workout routine.
  12. Drink eight glasses of water every day for at least one week.
  13. Walk 10,000 steps every day for at least one week.
  14. Wake up at 5:30 a.m. every day for at least two weeks.
  15. Take vitamins every day for at least one month.
  16. Beat my past 101 in 1001 record of 79 goals completed.



  1. Launch my blog redesign (February 2018).
  2. Design a new about page, 101 in 1001 page, and travel guide.
  3. Conduct a reader survey (February 2018).
  4. Order business cards.
  5. Host an Instagram Q&A.
  6. Host an Instagram live.
  7. Organize my Dropbox account.
  8. Start a new interview series on the blog.
  9. Start a new organization series on the blog.
  10. Design a capsule collection for a brand I love.


MARRIAGE (3/20) 

  1. Post all of our wedding events on the blog (November 2017 — see them all here!).
  2. Post all of our honeymoon photos on the blog (December 2017 — see them all here!).
  3. Order a wedding album.
  4. Send all of our wedding thank you notes.
  5. Preserve my wedding dress.
  6. Change my last name.
  7. Go skiing together.
  8. Play tennis together (Dominican Republic in March 2018).
  9. Play mini golf together.
  10. Cook at least five new meals together.
  11. Take Will on a trip to watch a tennis match.
  12. Reread the Harry Potter series together.
  13. Celebrate Will’s 30th birthday (May 3, 2018).
  14. Celebrate our one-year anniversary (September 2, 2018).
  15. Celebrate my 30th birthday (August 9, 2019).
  16. Celebrate our two-year anniversary (September 2, 2019).
  17. Send out Christmas cards each year (2017, 2018, and 2019).
  18. Plan sixteen surprise dates with Will (so we switch off every other month!) and share on the blog.
  19. Buy a car at the end of our lease.
  20. Buy a home.



  1. Mail care packages to each of my siblings.
  2. Send flowers to my mom and grandmother one day out of the blue.
  3. Have my grandmother teach me how to needlepoint.
  4. Have my dad teach me how to dive.


HOME (3/15)

  1. Frame and hang some of our engagement photos (March 2018; post here).
  2. Frame and hang some of our wedding photos (March 2018; post here).
  3. Frame and hang some of our honeymoon photos (March 2018; post here).
  4. Find a way to display my wedding shoes.
  5. Frame Rory’s needlepoint collar and leash from our wedding.
  6. Reupholster my hot pink birdcage chair in a different color.
  7. Repaint our lacquered dresser in a different color.
  8. Organize my closet and post on the blog.
  9. Organize my home office and post on the blog.
  10. Organize our bathroom and post on the blog.
  11. Organize our linen closet and post on the blog.
  12. Photograph at least five rooms in our house for the blog.
  13. Participate in another round of the One Room Challenge.
  14. Host a holiday party at our house. 
  15. Host a backyard movie night at our house.



  1. Go apple picking.
  2. Visit a pumpkin patch.
  3. Take a road trip to see the fall foliage.
  4. Go ice skating.
  5. Go sledding.
  6. Visit the farmer’s market.
  7. Try at least twenty new-to-me restaurants (4/20 — Lugano, The Drawing Room, Artisan, The Spread).
  8. Find a doctor, dentist, and dermatologist I like.
  9. Find a hair salon I like (Maison d'Alexandre in January 2018). 
  10. Publish a Fairfield County beauty guide on my blog.
  11. Publish a Fairfield County restaurant guide on my blog.


NEW YORK (1/5)

  1. Visit at least three museums.
  2. Take another trapeze lesson.
  3. See a new-to-me Broadway play (Hello, Dolly in January 2018).
  4. Try at least ten new-to-me restaurants.
  5. Update the New York City travel guide on my blog.



  1. Visit at least five new-to-me beaches.
  2. Try at least ten new-to-me restaurants.
  3. Update the Nantucket travel guide on my blog.
  4. Redecorate the basement or third floor of my parents’ house.


TRAVEL (1/5)

  1. Finally get Global Entry and TSA pre-check.
  2. Set foot on a new continent.
  3. Travel to three new countries.
  4. Travel ten places I’ve never been before.
  5. Take a trip with another couple (not including Nantucket!) (Mexico with Ali and Patrick in December 2017).



  1. Leave a 100% tip for great service (February 2018).
  2. Buy a table of strangers dinner anonymously.
  3. Take a boxing class.
  4. Take an aerial yoga class.
  5. Be able to do all three splits again.
  6. Take a stand-up paddleboard yoga class.
  7. Dress up for Halloween (Mario Kart in October 2017).
  8. Throw a surprise party.
  9. See a Red Sox game.
  10. See at least five concerts.
  11. Do another polar bear plunge.



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