101 Goals for 1001 Days (93)

I came across this somewhat unique goal setting idea on some other blogs and was completely inspired.  I’m big on goal-setting and I think that the time that has gone by without working towards a goal in my life has been wasted.  I love the flexibility of this list and I’m excited to start tackling these.  You may notice some repeat goals from those I set on my birthday but I wanted to include them because the timeline overlaps :)!!

My start date for this challenge was 1.11.14 so a few goals are already in progress.  I’m still working on coming up with the remainder of my goals but I think I’ve got a pretty solid start.  I’ll be updating and blogging as I chug along.  Any recommendations for things I should/could add to my list?


Take a family portrait (05/2015)

Host a Sunday Dinner for a group of close friends (09/2014)

Host a Movie Night

Call my grandparents once a month (3/34)

Send out Thanksgiving cards to people who have made an impact in my life

Go out a few times a month.  Meet new people.  Conquer that introverted social anxiety.

Send out Valentines day cards (2014)

Send my friends cards for their birthdays (set reminders on calendar for these!)

Go on a date (or two)

Go on a hike with my mom

Learn to build a piece of furniture with my dad

Take a photography class with my dad

Ride motorcycles with Sean

Go shooting with Sean

Go to a football game with Brock

Take a mixology class with Brock

Take a cooking class with my mom

Run or walk a 5k with my mom (10.12.14)


Learn to cook orange chicken (10.15.15)

Make a big batch of savory jam and gift it (2.22.15)

Master a difficult-to-create dessert (macarons?)

Learn to make kick-ass bread (both sourdough and rye)

Try acupuncture

Talk to a therapist or life coach (10.20.15)

Take a cooking class in a foreign country (France?  Spain?  Argentina?)

Learn how to bake & ice the perfect cake (10.2014)

Find a way to work out that makes you happy (YOGA! 9.2014)

Read a book about the science behind baking/cooking

Learn how to properly sharpen a knife

Make and use my own chicken, beef, and vegetable stocks

Learn to make an excellent cocktail (05/2015)

Make a s’more over a campfire (06.2015)

Make one new cocktail every week for 52 weeks (10/52)


Move away from Phoenix (08/2015)

Drive to the country and go star-gazing for a night

Walk a total of 1000 miles through the duration of this project (75/1000)

Watch 100 Ted Talks (45/100)

Take a tango class

Go to Sears Tower (I refuse to call this Willis Tower….)

Visit 6 new cities (6/6) [cottonwood 2.2014, big bear lake 7.2014, tucson 7.2014, portland, OR 8.2014, St. Augustine, FL]

Print all of my pictures

Shoot a gun

Host a kick-ass party

Take a pole-dancing class

Take a photography class

Gamble in Vegas

Take an art class (7.2014)

Learn to sew a quilt

Learn to fair isle knit

Go to the International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque

Visit the Phoenix Art Museum (4/2014)

Go to a strip club

Sew a quilt with my tee shirts from high school

Read 10 books (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Finish knitting my mom’s throw

Go to 5 concerts (or shows in dive bars) (1/5) [The Lucky Dutch 1.2015]

Do 5 DIY’s from my Pinterest board (2/5)

Buy or make a headboard

Eat at 50 new restaurants (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50)

Paint a picture (2.2014)

Go on a picnic

Do a cartwheel on the beach (07.2015)

Photograph my apartment (10/2014)

Go to a drive-in movie

Clean up my Facebook friend list (7.2014)

Brush up on my calligraphy skills & use them to make cards for 10 friends (0/10)

Knit a blanket with yarn I spun by myself

Take a weekend trip to Sedona (Feb. 8, 2014)

Take a weekend trip to Prescott

Take a weekend trip to LA

Pet a giraffe


Learn to use In Design (Sept. 2014)

Learn to use Illustrator (Sept. 2014)

Create and sell a typographic print

Start a floral subscription service

Take a floral design class (Feb. 1, 2014)

Create a Kickstarter for Hoot & Holler

Go to Alt Design Summit

Be the florist for a wedding (September 13, 2014)

Host a floral workshop (May 1, 2014)

Style an event (2.14.15)

Make 25 flower crowns to brush up on my skillz (25/25)

Pick up three social media clients for my freelance life (3/3)

Finish the curriculum for and teach my Social Media 101 class

Write 200 blog posts (34/200)

Write and deliver a speech (ignite phoenix?)


Start a 401k (2.2015)

Spend only cash for 1 month

Save $15,000

Go one month without buying any new clothing or jewelry (April 2014)

Create a specific budget and stick to it for at least a year

Invest some of my money (2.2015)

Set a budget for Christmas gifts and actually stick to it

**Updated: 10.20.2015**

My Favorites: Bijouxs Blog

I read blogs all the time.  I’m always looking for new places to find inspiration, recipes, fashion advice, or just great writing.  I thought it might be fun to share my favorite blogs with you from time to time in case you’re a blog-addict like myself.  Heading into the weekend I’m dreaming of complex recipes for my kitchen.  The kind of recipe where you spend most of your day in the kitchen with simmering sauces and fresh herbs.  The kind of day that ends in a mess of all your dishes on the counter and your stomach full of the best kind of food.  I find about 2/3 of my recipes online and one site that is always full of foodie inspiration is Bijoux.


(image is property of Bijouxs Blog)

This sweet blog is chock full of delightfully simple photographs, great step-by-step recipes, and some truly unique food.  Some of my favorites include this Roasted Winter Panzanella, the wild mushroom tart, and this beautiful summer tomato sauce served over grilled eggplant.  Her selection of sweet recipes is just as enticing–pots de chocolate?  Yes please.

Lynn Marie Gray not only gives you these beautifully written recipes, but she also offers tips to the home cook.  She shares wisdom from her culinary training to make construction of gourmet food at home an attainable goal.  I truly love her blog and look forward to every new post.  She’s amazing and I strongly encourage you to see what all the fuss is about.

Brainless Tales

On Easter I was perusing the internet looking for a picture of something Easter-related when I stumbled upon this hilarious artist’s site.

Below are a few of my favorites, but you really need to go check out the rest of his work.

Seriously, you could kill hours of your life by looking through his work. Check it out here.


Great Blog

I am sick. Like, really really sick. Like, I haven’t gotten out of bed for longer than 5 minutes at a time in the past two days and can’t even really sit up for long without feeling awful sick. But I just took my meds and I’m feeling a pinch less awful so I figured I’d post before they wore off.

I found this blog today through Kenzie’s sweet blog and I think it is AMAZING. I want to try out a bunch of the projects she has done and they are all pretty economically friendly so that works for me! Here are a few of my favorites…

Have a great evening! Hopefully I’ll be feeling well enough for an actual post tomorrow.