My 101 in 1001

101 in 1001

Welcome to the first link-up of the 101 in 1001 challenge, I am so excited to be sharing my list! I can’t wait to read what everyone else has on their list, and follow along as we check off our goals.

Since the link-ups are only every 3 months, I wanted to come up with a way for all of us to keep up with each other in-between. I was searching around for a hashtag we could all use as we do the activities on our lists, and realized that #my101in1001 is not currently used on Instagram or Twitter, what do you all think about using that? It will be fun to keep up with each others activities!

Start: November 16th, 2015                     Finish: August 13th, 2018


  1. Read 30 books (0/30)
  2. Start and maintain a daily devotional for a month
  3. Create a budget and stick to it
  4. Save at least $30,000
  5. Hang wedding photos above the fireplace
  6. Buy a new SUV
  7. Host a Friendsgiving
  8. Buy a house
  9. Get rid of 30 things in my closet (0/30)
  10. Have an album made with wedding photos
  11. Finish the bar downstairs in our house
  12. Start and finish a Project Life scrapbook
  13. Start our own tradition
  14. Take a trip for our 1st anniversary
  15. Take a trip for our 2nd anniversary
  16. Take a trip for our 3rd anniversary
  17. Read 3 devotionals (daily or otherwise)
  18. Finish our bedroom
  19. Record a one-second a day video for one year (like Megan)
  20. Read the entire Bible
  21. Make a quilt
  22. Only buy essentials for one month
  23. Get a new/better DSLR and learn how to use it
  24. Continue to grow our little family with a human sibling for SharkBait (this might be at the very end though 😉 )
  25. Build a fire in our fire place by myself (yes, I know it is easy, but I am nervous!)
  26. Save $10 for every task completed from this list


  27. Visit 10 new places
  28. Go on a girls trip
  29. Have a wine tasting at 5 wineries (0/5)
  30. Go to Charleston, SC
  31. Take a brewery tour
  32. Go to Nashville, TN
  33. Go skydiving
  34. Go to Japan
  35. Stay at a Bed & Breakfast
  36. Swim with sharks (again)
  37. Take a trip with another couple (or two of three!)
  38. Drive around Iceland
  39. Take a train ride
  40. Go hiking somewhere new
  41. Take Nathan to Disney
  42. Successfully drop one ski while water skiing
  43. Go camping
  44. Go for a bike ride in 3 cities (0/3)
  45. Take another cruise
  46. Go zip-lining
  47. Visit 2 countries (that I haven’t already been visited)
  48. Go snowmobiling
  49. Take a spontaneous weekend trip
  50. Visit 5 new restaurants
  51. Ride in a hot air balloon
  52. Save $10 for every task completed from this list


  1. Exercise at least 3 times a week for 3 months
  2. Find a fitness class I enjoy
  3. Do yoga 5 times a week for a month
  4. Drink at least 8 glasses of water for a month
  5. Run 3 times a week for a month
  6. Run a 5k
  7. Run a 10k
  8. Reach my goal weight and maintain for 3 months
  9. Go through my makeup and invest in good products
  10. Have a spa day
  11. Go paddle-boarding 5 times in one month
  12. Start a daily skincare routine
  13. Go 1 month without fast food


  1. Make 3 crockpot recipes
  2. Make 5 healthy freezer meals
  3. Pick a random page in a cookbook and make whatever you get
  4. Cook a meal for someone else
  5. Successfully make french macarons
  6. Help make Thanksgiving dinner
  7. Make 3 recipes found on Pinterest (0/3)
  8. Make peach cobbler
  9. Make up 3 cocktails (that actually taste good!) (0/3)
  10. Eat Vegan for a day
  11. Grow something that I can eat/use while cooking


  1. Send at least 15 handwritten notes in the mail
  2. Pay for someone else’s coffee/meal 5 times (0/5)
  3. Leave a 100% tip
  4. Take Emily (my sister) on 2 trips (0/2)
  5. Volunteer at least 5 times (0/5)
  6. Donate to 3 different charities (0/3)
  7. Throw a surprise party for someone
  8. Give 3 handmade Christmas presents (0/3)
  9. Make family dinner one week (all 15 of us have dinner together every Wednesday)
  10. Help someone else achieve one of their 101 goals


  1. Meet 3 bloggers in person (besides my Baltimore loves!)
  2. Create an e-course (dreaming big here y’all!)
  3. Record 3 vlogs (0/3)
  4. Finish 2 courses to further my blog (0/2)
  5. Take part in a mentorship program, as a mentor


  1. Plan and coordinate 6 styled shoots (0/6)
  2. Coordinate 15 weddings
  3. Finish 2 courses to further my career (0/2)
  4. Start a blog for Enchanting Events
  5. Attend a wedding industry conference (hopefully Creative at Heart!)
  6. Exhibit at a Bridal Show
  7. Read 3 business based and encouraging books
  8. Finish my office (this is Blog + Biz)
  9. Periscope 3 times in one week, 3 times (0/3)
  10. Take a calligraphy class

AH! I am so excited to be doing this with all of you!



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  • Reply Jenn

    Can’t wait to read everyone’s lists!

    November 16, 2015 at 8:59 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I am so happy you decided to start a list. It has been so much fun reading everyone’s list!

      November 17, 2015 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Lauren

    OMG I’m so excited about your list–we can definitely do some of this stuff together!!!!

    November 16, 2015 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Annie

    Love this, Macy! My favorites are the 1SE video (I just started doing that too, after Megan’s post!), create an e-course (I’ll take it!) and add a human sibling for SharkBait (AHHH WHAT YES PLZ)

    November 16, 2015 at 9:17 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I can’t wait to see your 1SE video!! I have no idea what I would do an ecourse about, but I have 2.75 years to figure it out 😉 I am praying that a human sibling can happen, but maybe not for another year a half or so. I need time to take some trips with my blog-gals!

      November 17, 2015 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    So many fun ideas! I still haven’t made a list, but I think that I might have to! I especially love all of your travel points! One of my biggest regrets is not traveling during our first year of marriage, so I love that you put trips for your anniversaries on your list!

    November 16, 2015 at 9:19 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I can’t wait to start checking things off! We are trying to get as many trips in as we can during our first year, and then focus on a house. It seems like you have been making up for it though, you have been on so many cool trips!

      November 17, 2015 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    Don’t know why I didn’t know about this.. I’d love to join in! I’ll work on my list and link up in February =)

    November 16, 2015 at 9:57 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Yay!! I can’t wait to read it. If you are feeling ambitious, this link-up will be open until next Monday 😉

      November 17, 2015 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Great list! I’m really really excited for this. Thanks for inspiring me and hosting!

    November 16, 2015 at 10:52 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! That means so much, I am so excited to follow along with your list!

      November 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Yay! So I really should have linked up today but I’ll be here with bells on in February! I love your list! #9- love this one. With our move coming up I really want to start decluttering now to make the packing process easier! #28 and #30- yay! I can’t wait to plan all of this! #33- if you decide on skydive Delmarva let me know because the house I grew up in and my parents currently live in is literally right across the street. I usually lay in the pool and watch the jumpers from my raft. #70- can we team up on this one? I want to learn so bad!

    November 16, 2015 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      You are the best!! Yes! We can do so many of these together. I heard macarons are really difficult to make, so it will be better with two people!! Delmarva for skydiving sounds perfect, you can take photos while I am doing my last adventurous thing ever, because I may not survive lol

      November 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Meg Taylor

    Oh this looks awesome! I really want to make a list like this, but I struggle to even complete seasonal bucket lists 🙂

    November 16, 2015 at 11:03 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      You and me both! I am hoping having other people working on their own list, provides motivation to finish mine.

      November 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Vivian Bishop

    I am so happy you decided to do this link-up! It has made me really think about my goals and now I have them all in one place! Love your list.

    November 16, 2015 at 11:07 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I am so glad you decided to link up!! This is going to be so much fun!

      November 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Elise Laney

    Your list is so much fun!!! I did a 30 while 30 list and it was a challenge to get some of them done! — Good luck! 🙂

    November 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much! 30 while 30 sounds awesome! I may need to do one of those as well when I am closer to 30 🙂

      November 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Veronica Vargas

    Omgosh. Can I just take your list and copy it! Haha just kidding.. Great goals!

    November 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I am down with that- then we could each have someone to do everything together!

      November 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Alexandra Stacey

    You have really good ones! I might have missed this, but do the 0s in front of the sentences mean anything?

    November 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you! No, there is something weird happening with the code in my posts. I have tried everything to remove them, but they don’t show up anywhere in the backend of my posts. I have tried so many things, but can’t figure it out. I am hoping to spend some times getting a little further into it tonight.

      November 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm
      • Reply Alexandra Stacey

        Oh! I wouldn’t worry about it. I just wondered if they meant something special, like you wanted to do them first or something!

        November 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Simply Sarah

    Wonderful goals! Thanks for beginning a link-up so we can all share in our journey of 101 in 1001 and motivate one another!
    Peace, Sarah

    November 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Oh course! Thank you so much for adding your list. I am so excited to follow along!

      November 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Mary Bacher

    I’m excited to join your link-up. I love seeing these lists (and working on my own!) so it’s fun to follow along with others goals 🙂

    November 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Yay!! Thank you for stopping by. I am so excited to follow along with your list!

      November 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Jackie @ My Sort Of Adult Life

    So excited for this link up! I’ve been wanting to put together a 101 in 1001 list and this gave me the motivation to do it!

    November 19, 2015 at 6:36 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Yay!! I am so excited to follow along in your list!!

      November 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    I love lists like this! I need to get moving on my 30×30!

    November 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I am much more motivated to do something when I can cross it off of a list 😉

      November 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

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