design darling 101 in 1001
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PERSONAL

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  • 1.

    Read at least twenty-five books (1/25 — So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo).

  • 2.

    Completely unplug for one weekend.

  • 3.

    Vote in the 2020 election.

  • 4.

    Vote in the 2022 election.

  • 5.

    Contribute to my IRA each year (2020, 2021, 2022).

  • 6.

    Get Fraxel again.

  • 7.

    Get Lasik eye surgery.

  • 8.

    Get a skin check every year (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023).

  • 9.

    Watch at least ten documentaries.

  • 10.

    Finish at least five needlepoint projects.

  • 11.

    Be able to do all three splits again.

  • 12.

    Leave a 100% tip for great service.

  • 13.

    Buy dinner for a table of strangers anonymously.

  • 14.

    Beat my past 101 in 1001 record of 80 goals completed.

PROFESSIONAL

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  • 15.

    Read at least five business books.

  • 16.

    Add baby clothes, baby gear, and wedding registry sections to shop page (September 2020; page here).

  • 17.

    Design a product for a brand I love.

  • 18.

    Add at least 100 new prints to Nantucket Print Shop (30/100).

  • 19.

    Surpass 350 sales for Nantucket Print Shop.

  • 20.

    Surpass 3,500 photos posted on my Instagram.

  • 21.

    Post an IGTV video.

  • 22.

    Teach myself how to shoot with multiple focal points in manual.

  • 23.

    Hire an SEO consultant for my blog.

  • 24.

    Publish a Fairfield County guide on my blog.

MARRIAGE

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  • 25.

    Take a trip just the two of us.

  • 26.

    Cook twenty new recipes together.

  • 27.
  • 28.

    Buy a family-friendly second car.

  • 29.

    Celebrate our third, fourth, and fifth wedding anniversaries.

BABIES

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  • 30.

    Bake a cake for Teddy’s first birthday (September 2020; photo here).

  • 31.

    Print and frame baby photos.

  • 32.

    Create a kids’ height chart somewhere in our home (September 2020).

  • 33.

    Find a nanny we love.

  • 34.

    Do swim lessons with Teddy.

  • 35.

    Do Tumblebees with Teddy.

  • 36.

    Have a second baby.

  • 37.

    Write updates on my first, second, and third trimesters.

  • 38.

    Needlepoint a Christmas ornament for second baby.

  • 39.

    Send out birth announcements for second baby.

  • 40.

    Get into a post-baby workout routine.

  • 41.

    Decorate and photograph Teddy’s new bedroom.

  • 42.

    Find a preschool we love.

  • 43.

    Send out Christmas cards each year (2020, 2021, 2022).

FAMILY & FRIENDS

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  • 44.

    Mail care packages to each of my siblings.

  • 45.

    See a Red Sox/Yankees game.

  • 46.

    Send flowers to my grandmother and mother-in-law one day out of the blue.

  • 47.

    Host a backyard movie night at our house.

HOME

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  • 48.

    Order and hang new Nantucket Print Shop prints at our house (September 2020; post here).

  • 49.

    Install recessed lighting in the living room, dining room, and office.

  • 50.

    Photograph kitchen for the blog.

  • 51.

    Photograph laundry room and mudroom for the blog.

  • 52.

    Organize our pantry and photograph for the blog.

  • 53.

    Photograph office for the blog.

  • 54.

    Build out our closet.

  • 55.

    Order a rug for our living room (September 2020; post here).

  • 56.

    Decide on artwork for our living room (August 2020; post here).

  • 57.

    Decide on an ottoman for our living room.

  • 58.

    Wallpaper the playroom (September 2020; post here).

  • 59.

    Figure out a storage solution for the playroom.

  • 60.

    Order a rug for our family room.

  • 61.

    Reupholster the chair in our family room.

  • 62.

    Add trim to our dining room.

  • 63.

    Wallpaper our dining room.

  • 64.

    Order chairs for our dining room.

  • 65.

    Paint front bedroom upstairs.

  • 66.

    Install recessed lighting in guest bedrooms.

  • 67.

    Install window treatments throughout first floor.

  • 68.

    Renovate our upstairs hall bathroom.

  • 69.

    Organize our linen closet and post on the blog.

  • 70.

    Add front window and extend roofline.

  • 71.

    Tackle chimney and fireplace repairs.

BACKYARD

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  • 72.

    Consult a landscape designer to come up with a plan for our backyard.

  • 73.

    Decide whether to renovate or fill in our pool.

  • 74.

    Remove damaged trees in our yard.

  • 75.

    Move the stone wall in our yard.

  • 76.

    Replace our fence.

  • 77.

    Successfully grow new grass.

  • 78.

    Plant hydrangeas.

  • 79.

    Plant peonies.

CONNECTICUT

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  • 80.

    Take Teddy apple picking (September 2020; post here).

  • 81.

    Take Teddy ice skating.

  • 82.

    Take Teddy sledding.

  • 83.

    Build a snowman with Teddy.

  • 84.

    Cut down our own Christmas tree.

  • 85.

    Get a Darien beach pass.

  • 86.

    Take Teddy to ten new parks/playgrounds.

  • 87.

    Plan five day trips within Connecticut.

  • 88.

    Plan five day or weekend trips to other states within driving distance.

  • 89.

    Try at least ten new-to-me restaurants.

NANTUCKET

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  • 90.

    Pick strawberries with Teddy.

  • 91.

    Bike to the beach with Teddy.

  • 92.

    Build a sandcastle with Teddy.

  • 93.

    Do stand-up paddle board yoga again.

  • 94.

    Take a surfing lesson.

  • 95.

    Visit in the fall.

  • 96.

    Visit for Christmas Stroll.

  • 97.

    Drive out to Great Point again (August 2020; post here).

  • 98.

    Take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard.

  • 99.

    Buy new bikes for the house.

  • 100.

    Try at least ten new-to-me restaurants.

  • 101.

    Add at least ten places to my Nantucket guide.

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