Monday, June 10, 2013

99 in 999: The Beginning

I mentioned the other week that I am going to try to complete 99 goals in 999 days.  Well, I finally finished my list!  I have divided up my list into several categories for the convenience of both of us!

Things to do:
1.     Go to a 30 Seconds to Mars concert
2.     Go to a Grizzly Bear concert
3.     Participate in a shop hop
4.     Start a Project Life
5.     Open an Etsy shop
6.     Have business cards
7.     Attend Sewing Summit
8.     Go Parasailing or paragliding
9.     Fold a thousand paper cranes to make a sincere wish. According to Japanese legend, if you fold 1000 paper cranes, you get to make a wish.
10. Go stargazing 5 times with the Star Walk app
11. Have a photography shoot at a factory
12. Spend time photographing my favorite factory
13. Make 72 hour kits
14. Make a friend who is a quilter
15. Take a Craftsy class
16. Have lunch/dinner with someone from High School
17. Print Instagram photos
18. Make my own stationary
19. Have a stamp professionally made
20. Have dinner with Jake’s parents and mine
21. Meet Breanna’s baby boy
22. Buy fruit/vegetables at a farmer’s market
23. Give only handmade birthday gifts for a year
24. Make s’mores
25. Make chocolate chip pancakes
26. Sell a quilt to someone I don't know
27. Get my childhood bracelet fixed
28. Participate in a food co-op
29. Take a dance class with Jake
30. Maintain a bonsai tree
31. Make a six piece collection of paintings

Quilt and Sewing things:
32. Write a quilt pattern
33. Make a quilt for each month of the year
34. Host/co-host a quilt along
35. Make a quilt for mom
36. Make mom a pillow to match her quilt
37. Make a City Sampler quilt
38. Go to Quilt Market
39. Make a Weekender Bag (or similar)
40. Make color coordinated scrap boxes (you can see Amanda's scrap boxes on the top of her shelf here!)
41. Sew a summer wardrobe
a.     10 dresses
b.     7 skirts
c.      15 shirts
42. Make a quilt for our bed
43. Make an Outfox the Fox quilt
44. Sew curtains for the kitchen
45. Make ruffle pillows for couch
46. Bind a quilt with scrappy binding
47. Make Jake a quilt
48. Put up a design wall
49. Submit a quilt pattern to Quilty

Things to own:
50. Buy bikes for Jake and I
51. Own every song Passion Pit ever released
52. Add 10 more crystals to my collection
53. Add 5 more pieces to my Lenox collection
54. Own a pair of gold flats
55. Own a shirt made by Jay McCarroll
56. Start a collection of vintage buttons
57. Buy another work of art
58. Own a Marc Jacobs bag

Places to go:
59. Go to Oregon
60. Go to Disneyland
61. Go to the zoo
62. Take Jake to Six Flags over Texas
63. Go camping
64. Visit Canada
65. Go to the planetarium
66. Go to Zion’s national park
67. Go to the state fair and eat cotton candy

Things to learn:
68. Make/can jam
69. Learn how to use Illustrator
70. Learn how to screen print
71. Learn printmaking
72. Learn how to knit socks
73. Learn how to quilt feathers
74. Learn how to make gnocchi
75. Learn how to make dark chocolate sea salt caramel fudge
76. Learn how to sew with knits

For the home:
77. Make the bed for 30 days straight
78. Grow a garden
79. Organize important documents and files
80. De-clutter something once a month
81. Finish painting/decorating the master bedroom
82. Unpack the boxes in the basement
83. Remodel the spare bathroom
84. Put Christmas lights on the house

Personal goals:
85. Be consistent in an exercise routine for 60 days.
86. Be sugar free for 30 days
87. Use the DSLR every day for 90 days
88. Get up at 6am 5 days a week for two months
89. Spend time drawing every day for a month
90. Develop my alias (who doesn't have an alias?)
91. Avoid fast food for a month
92. Have a new list of 99 goals at the end of the 999 days

Religious things:
93. Read Jesus the Christ
94. Attend all the temples in Utah
95. Read the Old Testament cover-to-cover
96. Read the New Testament cover-to-cover
97. Bare my testimony of the Savior to a stranger/acquaintance
98. Subscribe to the Ensign
99. Visit Temple Square Christmas lights

So, as I accomplish each of my 99 goals, I plan on blogging about it and keeping a record.  The end
the 999 days is March 5, 2016 (that will be our 5th wedding anniversary!) and at that time, for every goal I have accomplished I will donate a dollar to the Utah Humane Society.  I'm really excited about this and I hope that this challenge helps me get some things done that I really want to do!  I hope you'll follow my adventure!

Currently Listening to: Attack by 30 Seconds to Mars


  1. Wow, #41 seems like it should count for more than one!! But maybe that's just because I don't sew garments... yet.

  2. I think this is an awesome list. The sewing part is ambitious. Feathers are fun! I made a bookmark with a feather applique for teacher appreciation. It was super cute. Good luck!


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