Welcome to the third link-up to check-in with your #my101in1001 list progress!! Can you believe most of us started our lists 9 months ago? It’s so much fun getting to see what each person has accomplished and what we are working towards. If you did not start on the same day as the rest of us, we still love having you join the link-up! It’s all about community and cheering each other on.

In 9 months I have accomplished 22 things, have started 15 others, and need to get started on 60. You can check out my previous recaps here.


  • Photo above the fireplace. We finally ordered a canvas for above the fireplace with a wedding photo. I LOVE how it turned out!
  • Take a trip for our first anniversary We went to Mexico. You can read my first recap about the first half of our trip, here and the second recap of our trip here.

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  • I have successfully visited over the 10 new places I had first set as a goal. As of right now, since I started this challenge, we have visited Atlanta, Boone, Seattle, St. Louis, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Nashville and Louisville.
  • Take a girls trip. Since my bachelorette party we have been talking about making it a yearly thing for all of us to take a vacation. This is amazing to me because most of the girls didn’t even know each other before we went away for the bachelorette party. Do I have the best friends or what?! This past weekend we went to South Carolina and had a blast!
  • Visit 5 wineries. This is another one that I have surpassed. In the last several months I have visited 8 wineries that I had not previously visited. You can read about the blogger wine tour we did in July to see a peak into what wine tasting was like.

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  • Hike somewhere new. We went hiking in New Hampshire and it was beautiful! You can see some of our hike in this post. We have also went to 2 other places since making this list.
  • Go Zip-lining. We went zip lining in Mexico on June 23rd.
  • Make 3 Pinterest recipes I finished off with Shrimp and Grits by Dash of Herbs. I have now made this at least 5 times. It is delicious!
  • Record 3 vlogs. I have surpassed this one with a total of 5 as of right now and many more to come. I never thought I would enjoy vlogging, so I kept this goal low. But I am happy to say that I have found something else to love. If your aren’t following me on Youtube- check out my channel!

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  • Send 15 handwritten notes. I have started sending thank you notes to anyone I work with in the wedding industry. I love writing something sweet, sending a starbucks gift card and hopefully making someone smile.
  • Pay for another persons meal 5 times. Every few times I go to Chick-Fil-A I pay for someones meal. I think I am up to about 10 now. It’s great to do something kind for a stranger every now and then, and I would rather give my extra money to a company that I fully support.


  • I have done really well over the last few months keeping up with my One Second Everyday videos
  • I have now read 21 books out of the 30 I would like to read
  • Plan 6 styled shoots. (5/6) We are currently up to 5 shoots! We had one in December, April, May, and then 2 in July, one was a normal shoot and the other was a smaller “pop-up” shoot. The shoot from May was published on Elegant Wedding and we found out that the shoot from December will be published in a MAGAZINE in November!! YAY!!!

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  • Visit 2 new countries (1/2) We had never been to Mexico
  • Coordinate 15 weddings. We are now up to 3 from this year and have a break until we have 4 in a row from September-October! (3/15)

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  • Ride a bike in 3 new places. We went bike riding in New Orleans and Louisville. It may have been 100 degrees in Kentucky, but we still made it work! (2/3)
  • I have come up with one cocktail idea and it was delicious! I made a Vanilla Blackberry Moscow Mule and even though I was really nervous about the vanilla flavor, I couldn’t wait to have another one. I went way out of my comfort zone for this one because I almost always stick with the basics when I am making my own drinks, and leave the concoctions to the bartenders. The idea popped into my head, I bought the ingredients on the way home, and made it that night. I have to say, I was pretty proud of myself.


  • Build a fire- January 23rd
  • Brewery Tour- April 2016
  • Stay at a bed and breakfast- November 2015
  • Take a trip with another couple- finished twice! We went to Boone, NC for New Years with 2 couples, and then New Orleans for my birthday with another couple.
  • Help with Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Make family dinner
  • Have a surprise party for someone- we had a 30th anniversary party for Dave’s parents in May
  • Launch Enchanting Events blog- May
  • Buy an SUV- Meredith joined the family in December 2015
  • Get rid of 30 things in my closet. Well I did this, I actually got rid of over 50 things. BUT this has not helped and I am still addicted to shopping. Please someone, HELP ME!
  • Exhibit at a bridal show- we did this in May!

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Now it’s your turn to join the #my101in1001 fun! link-up below with your update, a new list, an old list, or list idea! Don’t forget to follow along with other participants and bloggers via social media and the link-up.


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  • Megan

    You have done so many of your items in such a short period of time! I decided to take your advice and left my list alone with the exception of changing 5 of them since they were so outlandish. I’m pretty excited though that my end date is at the beginning of the new year so I can start the year with a new list of goals. I’m so excited for all the great things you’re doing with the styled shoots and actual weddings! You are killing it girl <3

    • Macy Volpe

      You are so close to the end of your list, I can’t wait to see all the progress that you have made when the time is up. I feel like I make good progress and then come to a halt because there are things I just can’t do yet.

  • Jen

    I love the idea of sending handwritten notes! :)

    • Macy Volpe

      I have been trying to at least send a few a month now, getting addresses is hard though!

  • Bri

    You’re doing such a great job! Once I get all unpacked & settled in (hopefully before the week is over) I need to look at my list again & see where I’m at.

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I am at a little bit of a standstill right now, so hopefully I can get some more done before November.

  • Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    You’re kicking some major travel butt with your 101 in 1001! I’m planning on linking up tomorrow with my post, and it definitely made me realize that I need to get my butt in gear with a few of my goals!

    • Macy Volpe

      I’m doing my best! I’m almost at a standstill though with things so I don’t know how November will go.

  • Lauren

    Dang girl, you are checking all kinds of things off your list!!

    • Macy Volpe

      I’m trying! I’m at a little bit of a standstill, but I’ll get there! My goal is at least to finish 75% of the list!

  • Meg Taylor

    You are rocking it with these goals! Your snaps from this weekend looked like so much fun, and I love how you pay for others’ meals at Chick Fila!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I am trying, but now I have hit a standstill. Hopefully I can plan to get some more of these done before the November check in.

  • Jenn

    Dang girl, you are really making some progress! I really hope you keep up with the VLogs because I really enjoy them!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much!! I really, really enjoy having videos to look back on, even from trips just a few months ago. I have two to edit, so hopefully I can get to that this weekend. I miss it!

  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    You are killing it. Paying for others meals so often…how incredibly sweet of you Macy! That is the best…your list has such a good variety and I love seeing all you have done :) Way to go girlfriend!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! It’s something so small but it could really make someones day, so I am happy to do it whenever I can. I’m at a bit of a stand still with things to do right now, but I have a few plans to prepare for the November check-in.

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