Monday, January 18, 2021

101 in 1,001 Update - Kicking off 2021

It's been awhile since I shared an update on my 101 in 1,001 list (you can check out the full post here)! This is my second time doing a 101 in 1,001 list and while I still have quite a few things to cross off before July 11th, 2021, I am making some progress. It's hard to believe that 2021 is the year I'm supposed to have this list "finished." I never make these lists with the pressure to finish it though - it's more so a visual board of the things I want to do or get done. 2020 and the pandemic certainly hindered some of these but it also pushed me to get started on projects that I've had my eye on for quite some time!


Paint kitchen cabinets - This was a major project from 2020! It's one I've had on my list for years and I have so enjoyed the update. You can read about it here

Health - Before the lockdown started, I had a chance to try several new workouts! I'm glad I could give those a try as most of my workouts are now virtual or include just getting outside for a walk!
  • Try Hot Yoga (February 2020)
  • Try Cycling (Winter 2020)
  • Go to bed before 10 every night for a week (pregnancy made this one very easy!)

Update my store office - Thanks to Ace of Space Organization, my shop office got a pretty update back in the spring of 2020! Read all about it here

Celebrate our 3-year anniversary - We celebrated with a trip to Asheville! Read about it here

Visit Colorado + Go skiing out west - these were two goals that we knocked out in one trip! We went to Breckenridge right after Christmas last year and it was the best trip. Read my Travel Guide here

Celebrate Stephen's 30th birthday - Stephen turned 30 on December 27th. I had always had big plans of throwing him a big surprise party, but unfortunately with the pandemic, we decided to keep it low-key. We had dinner with one of our couple friends the night before and then spent the day together on his actual birthday, including a beach walk and low-key dinner at our favorite Italian spot. Here's to hoping 31 can be more of a shindig! 

In Progress:

Update downstairs guest room - I started tackling this one over the summer and it's still a work in progress. We had it mostly finished but then decided to clean out all the closets in our house in preparation for baby, so it's now a disaster again. That is a big project I want to tackle before baby arrives!

Organize our upstairs closets - I think closet organization will always be a work in progress but we've really made some moves on getting this done. Before we could clean out the closet in the baby's room, actually had to start with our downstairs guest room closet because it was so full of clutter. It's amazing how great decluttering can make you feel. Our nursery closet has now been completely cleaned out and I'm working on getting it organized for baby girl. The closet in our office still needs some progress but it's much more organized than it was even a year ago!

Read 50 Books - 10 years ago, I would have had this done in half a year but I just don't read as much as I used to. That, however, has changed since the pandemic first began and I've been reading much more vs. spending so much time watching the news or on social media. Summer made it easier to dive back in but once the hustle and bustle of the holidays picked back up, I put my books to the wayside again. I have a goal to read at least a book a week - we'll see how that goes! Below is what I've read so far. 
  • The Perfect Couple - Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Hurricane Sisters - Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Sisters First - Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
  • Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
  • Educated: A Memoir - Tara Westover
  • Blue Bistro - Elin Hilderbrand
  • Same Beach, Next Year - Dorothea Benton Frank
  • The Southern Side of Paradise - Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • The Lemon Sisters - Jill Shalvis
  • Winter in Paradise - Elin Hilderbrand
  • Every Breath - Nicholas Sparks 
  • Feels Like Falling - Kristy Woodson Harvey 
  • Dear Carolina - Kristy Woodson Harvey 
  • Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter 
  • Summer Sisters - Holly Chamberlin 
  • The Castaways - Elin Hilderbrand 
  • Surfside Sisters - Nancy Thayer 
  • Summer of '69 - Elin Hilderbrand 
  • Troubles in Paradise - Elin Hilderbrand 
  • The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks - in progress
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