Checking in on My 101 in 1001 & Link-Up!

101 in 1001

I’m so excited to be co-hosting the #my101in1001 link-up with Vivian from Vivian Bishop xo, and we can’t wait to see how everyone else is doing on their lists! If you aren’t familiar with a 101 in 1001 list, you can read more about it here, and check out the lists that others are sharing. The concept started as a simple list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, like a bucket list, and I figured it would be the perfect link-up!

I have always been a list person, but bucket lists seem to be too much to manage at times. There are so many things that can happen in a lifetime that could change a bucket list, and while things still can change in 1001 days, it is a bit easier for me to manage. I’m pretty happy with my progress from the first 3 months of the challenge, and I’m excited to see what happens between now and the next check-in on May 16th (which I will be cohosting with Jacquelyn from The Low-Country Mama)

Here is what I have accomplished in 90 days:

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Take Emily (my sister) on 2 trips (1/2)- We took Emily to Atlanta, GA in December
  • Buy an new SUV. CHECK! We bought a HR-V in December, and named her Meredith
  • Get a new/better DSLR and learn how to use it. 1/2 CHECK! We got a new camera for Christmas, but I haven’t really dug into learning how to use it yet. I’m getting there!
  • Make family dinner for all 14 of us. CHECK!  I made this recipe for everyone in November. Everyone loved it and I wished I made enough for leftovers

Cape May, NJ

  • Stay at a Bed and Breakfast- CHECK! We went to a B&B in Cape May in November.
  • Read 30 books (2/30)- my goal for 2016 is 50 books, so I better be able to knock these out. So far I have only read 2 books- Troublemaker and Girl On The Train, but I have so many to read right now!
  • Record a one-second a day video for one year (like Megan). CHECK! I successfully finished January , and have a great start on February. Tech Crunch even posted about 1SE the other day
  • Have a wine tasting at 5 wineries (2/5)- part of Dave’s surprise for Valentines day had to do with 2 winery tours. We had such a fun time
  • Visit 10 new places (1/10)- We visited Boone, NC for New Years Eve

Boone, NC

  • Go hiking somewhere new- CHECK! While I did go hiking in a new place (Blowing Rock in North Carolina) I want to save this for a hike that lasts longer than an hour
  • Trip to somewhere new with another couple- CHECK! We did this during our trip to North Carolina with two couples, but this weekend we are going to NOLA with one of my best friends and her boyfriend!


  • Help with thanksgiving dinner. CHECK! I helped with dinner in November, and even made the same dish for Christmas. It’s a family recipe so it was great to learn how to make it!
  • Make 3 Pinterest recipes (1/3)- I made these meatballs on in December. They turned out amazing!
  • Pay for someone else’s coffee/meal 5 times (1/5)- I paid for the person behind me at Chick-fil-a in December and the person behind me at Dunkin Donuts 2 weeks ago
  • Plan and coordinate 6 styled shoots (1/6)- in December I planned my first one and it was amazing! I got the photos back a few weeks ago and I’m dying to share them! 

In 3 months I am happy to say that I have 8 completed tasks on my list and started 7 others.

I’m so excited to see the progress that everyone else has made. Make sure to hop around and see what others have accomplished in the last 3 months, and we’ll see you again on May 16th! Don’t forget to hashtag your 101 in 1001 things with #my101in1001!

101in 1001


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  • Megan

    You’ve done so much! Thanks for the lovings- I’m so glad that recipe turned out well! Let’s chat about the book challenge because I have to read 20 this year to meet my goal and I just finished some AWESOME BOOKS. I have a post coming in a week or two but I can share it with ya early 😉 I linked up! But since I’ve been doing this for a while I just posted an update on one of the bigger tasks.

    • Macy Volpe

      YAY!! Yes, please share!! I really need time to just sit down and go through a book, I miss reading so much!

  • Kayla Whitter

    I’m amazed at all you’ve done in 90 days. i love the idea of the 101 in 1001, and I’m so interested in participating in the future linkups.

    • Macy Volpe

      I actually couldn’t believe everything I had done once I started writing it down. I love having others to go through our lists with, and I would LOVE to see your list :)

      • Kayla Whitter

        I’m planning on (hopefully) getting to posted by mid-March. 101 could be a lot to come up with!

  • Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    You’ve checked off a ton so far! I just looked at that 1 second a day app and I’m definitely downloading it.. I’m excited to see your video =)

    • Macy Volpe

      I can’t believe how much has happened in 90 days! The 1 second app has been so amazing, I love just having small snippets to remember each day.

  • Meg Taylor

    Wow you’re doing such a great job so far!! I love the one about taking your sister on trips – so fun :) And paying for other’s coffee and such!

    • Macy Volpe

      She has done so much for me and I want to be able to take her wherever she wants to go. Plus, it’s nice having another girl on trips since it’s normally me and Dave.

  • Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    You’re doing such a great job with your 101 in 1001! I love that you’re including the items that you’ve partially completed too because that shows that you’ve started on them already! I’ll have to get a post together for tomorrow so I can show my progress on my list too!

    • Macy Volpe

      I’m surprised by how many things I have done- I didn’t realize it until I started writing it down!

  • Vivian Bishop

    You are on such a roll! You have been killing it with your list and also blogging, that is so much to do for one person. You’re totally motivating me!!

    • Macy Volpe

      You are so sweet! I didn’t realize how much I had done until I started typing it all up. I can’t wait for the next 90 days!

  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I love that you included pictures and just the things you accomplished, I may start mine like that next time! You are doing great- I really love this linkup!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I love following along with everyones lists and being able to encourage others to check more things off!

  • Lauren

    You’re kickin’ butt girl! And just sayin, if you ever need to buy someone’s coffee… 😉

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! Hahah and I even know you order 😉

  • Bourbon & Lipstick

    You’re doing a great job! I definitely need to participate in this!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you! It’s been so much fun going through these lists with others!

  • Annie

    Well look at you! You’re knocking so many out!

    • Macy Volpe

      I don’t even know how I have been able to get so many things done haha

  • Christine Everyday

    It sounds like you’re doing great! Good for you!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I love participating in this with others!

  • Jackie @ My Sort Of Adult Life

    You’re on a roll!! I need to step up my game :)

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I honestly don’t know how I was able to get this much done 😉 Still 80 things are untouched ha

  • Emily Anne

    I love this idea! I have just linked up my list itself for now. Next time, I will do an entire update post :)) I’m excited to read other people’s too!!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I’m so excited to go read your list, and see your updates in the future!!

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