Alrighty folks - it's time for a new 101 in 1001 days list and I promise this one is chock-full of goodness! A reminder of the rules? In the next 2.75 years, I will attempt to complete 101 things.  This year's list is a mix of new year's resolutions, to-dos and big ticket items that are more longterm. Here goes nothing!


Start date: January 1, 2017
Progress: 11 complete, 90 to go!
End date: September 28, 2019

DC Bucket List (0/9)
1. Go to a show at Howard Theatre.
2. Attend the Repeal Day Ball.
3. Spend a day at the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
4. Take a nighttime stroll of the national monuments.
5. Visit Dumbarton Oaks.
6. Attend the High Heel Drag Queen Race.
7. Create a DC city guide.
8. Go to a unique museum once a month for a year. (Jan. 2017: National Gallery of Art - East Building; Feb. 2017: Sculpture Garden; March 2017: National Museum of the American Indian)
9. Have my photo taken with the giant blue chicken at the National Gallery of Art.

Eating Goals (4/15)
10. Shouk. 
11. Pineapple and Pearls.
12. Little Serow.
13. Inn at Little Washington.
14. MiniBar.
15. Bad Saint.
16. Plan a 10 person party at Rose's Luxury.
17. Eat Chaia Tacos in Georgetown.
18. Try at least 20 new restaurants (can include restaurants in my Eating Goals section: 1. Kyirisan (DC); 2. Shouk (DC); 3. Preserve (Annapolis); 4. Sushi Masuda (Tokyo); 5. Sushi Taku (Tokyo); 6. Chaia (DC)).
19. Dinner at Convivial.
20. Izakaya Seki.
21. Preserve.
22. Ricepaper.
23. The Source.
24. Garrison.

Travel Goals (1/14)
25. Visit Portland, Maine.
26. Take a trip to "P Town" with besties.
27. Hike in Moab.
28. Take a destination fishing trip.
29. Travel to a foreign country at least once a year. (2017: Japan)
30. Camp on Assateague Island.
31. Surprise the Hubs with a fully planned trip.
32. Travel to a new state other than Maine.
33. Travel to a new continent.
34. A weekend in Marfa, Texas.
35. Make an annual pilgrimage to Palm Springs.
36. Visit LA with the Hubs.
37. Visit Martha's Vineyard.
38. Backpack on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Personal (2/18)
39. Volunteer for a cause I'm passionate about.
40. Do a detox/juice cleanse.
41. Read at least four classic novels.
42. One full week of clean eating.
43. Closet cleanse.
44. Go on a spending freeze for two months.
46. Unplug for a full 24 hours each month.
47. Try a new fitness class.
48. Work out at least three times a week for six months.
49. Invest in a wool winter coat.
50. Add a piece of fur to my closet (the Hubs thinks this is gross but remember this is MY list!)
51. Buy a pair of leather gloves.
52. Attend a conference as a speaker.
53. Organize all the closets in our house.
54. Own an authentic Eames furniture piece.
55. Choose a cookbook and cook every recipe in it. (Ina Garten's Cooking for Jeffrey)
56. Purchase the Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote (I'll ignore your eye rolls... For some reason this bag says "I've made it!")

Just for Fun (3/39)
57. Attend a live TED talk.
58. See at least three Broadway plays/musicals.
59. Watch the sunrise.
60. Backpack for at least two nights.
61. Have my makeup done professionally.
62. Go to a professional football game.
63. Go to a professional basketball game.
64. Take in an outdoor movie.
65. Take a girls trip with just my mom and sister.
66. Can my own product i.e. jam, tapenade, apple sauce etc.
67. Harvest a wild turkey.
68. Hunt in three new states.
69. Make a reunion happen with my college girlfriends.
70. Tip $20 on a meal less than $20.
71. Go ice-skating because the Hubs loves it.
72. Snowshoe.
73. Make a photo book of our Morocco trip.
74. Create a photo book of our Greece honeymoon.
75. Go apple picking
76. Have professional photos taken.
77. Take a class on how to make sushi.
78. Make ice cream from scratch
79. Host a murder mystery party
80. Make a photo book of our Christmas cards
81. Host another “friends-giving” not on Thanksgiving
82. Cook at least one new recipe from our collection of cookbooks each month for a year. (Jan. 2017: Ina Garten's Rigatoni with Sausage & Fennel)
83. See at least three concerts.
84. Send a surprise package to someone.
85. Go skiing with the Hubs.
86. Send 100 handwritten notes.
87. See a movie at a theater at least once a month for six months. (Jan. 2017: Jackie, Hidden Figures, The Arrival, LaLa Land; Feb. 2017: Youth in Oregon (on an international plane...); March: Beauty & the Beast; April: Get Out)
88. Skinny dip.
89. Take a flower arranging class.
90. Host a neighborhood potluck.
91. Cook octopus.
92. Create my own recipe and master it!
93. Go without TV for one week.
94. Spend an afternoon at MOMA.
95. Take an upholstery class.

Blog Related Goals (1/6)
96.  Inspire someone to write their own 101 in 1001 list. (Jan. 2017: Amelia, Emily)
97. Get a full time blog advertiser.
98. Attend a blogging conference/workshop
99. Blog at least once a week for 6 months.
100. Be featured on a blog I admire.
101. Take a photography lesson.

** See the original 101 list below.
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The original 101 in 1001 list inspired by fellow blogger Mackenzie of Design Darling...

Start date: January 1, 2014
Progress: 70 complete, 31 to go
End date: September 28, 2016; updated deadline: January 8, 2017

1. Make my 101 list public.
2. Inspire someone to write a list of their own. (Kristina - January 2014, America - January 2014, Mayzie - January 2014, Izzy - January 2014, Nicole - January 2014, Casey - January 2013, Emily - January 2014)
3. Get at least 2 full-time advertisers.
4. Install flat panel wainscoting in our stairwell and finish the upstairs hallway.
5. Launch an online network for sportswomen who hunt and fish! (Check it out... Camo is the New Black)
6. Reach over 500 likes on the Mrs. on H Street Facebook page.
7. Master baking my husband's favorite dessert, a fruit tart. (The Strawberry Tart from my GF's new cookbook did the trick!!)
8. Wallpaper our half bath.
9. Attend a formal ball.
10. Take a girls trip with just my mom and sister.
11. Have a date night once a month with the hubs for 6 months.
12. Send Valentines.
13. Go to the gym at least 3 times a week for 4 months.
14. Establish a "what she wore" series.
15. Frame a selection of our wedding photos for the upstairs hallway.
16. Volunteer for a charity.
17. Ask for a raise.
18. Finally learn how to apply eyeliner.
19. Have my house published on another blog or online.
20. Can my own products i.e. jam, tapenade, pickles
21. Do a detox cleanse.
22. Buy good towels.
23. Maintain my finger and toe nails for 6 months.
24. Decorate and finish our guest bedroom.
25. Invest in a warm winter jacket.
26. Get featured on another website.
27. Find the perfect red/pink lipstick and wear it.
28. Buy luggage 
29. Add at least one calf hair item to my closet.
30. Harvest a wild turkey.
31. Make a reunion happen with my college girlfriend not around a big event - weddings, baby etc.
32. Have a picnic.
33. Host a dinner party once a month for 6 months.
34. Take a dance lesson.
35. Read 4 classic novels.
36. Camp on Assateague Island.
37. Finish the home office.
38. Tip $20 on a meal less than $20.
39. Run 5 marathons before I turn 30.  Complete!!! (#1 Missoula - July 2009, #2 Miami - January 2011, #3 Philly - November 2014, #4 Miami - January 2015, #5 Missoula - July 2015)
40. Host friends-giving even if it's not on Thanksgiving day.
41. Go ice-skating because the hubs loves it.
42. Hunt in five states. (Maryland, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Delaware...)
43. Snowshoe.
44. Plant a vegetable garden in the backyard.
45. Visit a new city.
46. Make a photo book of our Morocco trip.
47. Visit a new country.
48. Upgrade to a DSLR camera.
49. Go to a show at the Howard Theatre.
50. Honeymoon in Greece.
51. Learn to cook scallops.
52. Find the perfect t-shirt.
53. Hire California Closets for our master closet.
54. Build a window seat.
55. Skinny dip.
56. See Ira Glass in person.
57. Be able to do 20 real push-ups in a row.
58. Take a pottery class with the hubs.
59. Use the basement living space i.e. create a "(wo)man cave."
60. Write my grandma once a month for a year.
61. Have my portrait taken.
62. Try 3 new recipes for sweets.
63. Take a class on how to make sushi.
64. Mail someone a surprise package.
65. Cook lobster.
66. Try a new food once a week for 6 months. No more food ruts!
67. Go apple picking.
68. Decorate the kitchen.
69. Visit family + friends in Minnesota.
70. Attend a blogging conference/workshop.
71. Go one month without buying any Starbucks.
72. Make ice-cream from scratch.
73. Establish a blog calendar.
74. Host a murder mystery party.
75. Make our own pasta.
76. Swim in the ocean.
77. Make a photo book of our Christmas cards.
78. Find my signature cocktail.
79. Send someone surprise flowers.
80. Go without TV for one week.
81. Read at least 36 books.
82. Purge closet and donate unwanted/unworn clothing.
83. Get a facial.
84. Make soft pretzels.
85. Go wine tasting.
86. Have a technology free weekend.
87. Buy a new original art piece.
88.  Take a pilates/SolidCore class.
89. Learn how to bake bread.
90. Go without driving for 1 week.
91. Finish painting the kitchen.
92. Do 100 sit-ups for 10 days.
93. Master 4 crock-pot recipes.
94. Go to the top of the Empire State Building.
95. Dress up for Halloween.
96. Ride my bike to Mt. Vernon and back.
97. Visit 5 museums.
98. Pack my lunch 3 times a week for 3 months.
99. Go zip-lining.
100. Take a fly-fishing lesson.
101. Put $20 into savings for every goal accomplished.

& bonus because I live to EAT!

102. Eat at the top 10 restaurants of the Washingtonian's 100 Very Best Restaurants List in 2015. (GULP!)

      Komi
      MiniBar
      Rose's Luxury
      Fiola Mara
      Little Serow
      The Red Hen      
      Fiola
      The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
      Vin 909 Cafe

103. Eat the Washington Post's 40 Most Essential Dishes in DC! Follow the food journey through the following hashtags... #DCBest40Dishes #40DishAmbassadors
 

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