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I am new to blogging but have been blog-stalking others for so long that I decided to make my own. Hopefully some other new mommies and preggo's can share advice and comments of their experiences with me as I go through this journey! I will share as candidly as possibly the up's and down's, excitement, worries, funnies, and anything else that happens during my pregnancy. I will also backtrack some and cover some of the highlights that have already happened- since I am now in the 6th month of my pregnancy, better late than never though!
I hope you enjoy reading my blog and please bear with me as I am still learning how to use this site.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

101 in 1001

I have created 101 goals to complete in 1001 days. Visit Day Zero to create your own. I will keep track of these goals on my blog and some are blog-related to get me started and keep me accountable with this.

The Rules from the Day Zero Site:
The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

My List:

To Complete By December 31, 2009:

Goals Regarding My Baby Girl:
1. Make Butterfly Mobile for nursery.
2. Tour Hospital
3. Make Baby Name Art to Match her Nursery- Similar to This
4. Paint Nursery
5. Find a new home for Kitty
6. Make fairy art for her nursery
7. Babyproof our home
8. Read to baby every day for 30 days (0/30)
9. Write a letter to baby once a month until shes born. (October, November, December)
10. Organize all baby clothes- Hang and fold
11. Start a piggy bank for baby- put in .50 per day- November and December (0/61)
12. Crochet a blanket for her nursery
13. Read 3 Baby/Parenting books (0/3)

Goals Regarding Money Saving:

14. Cut coupons once weekly for remainder of the year. (0/10)
15. Start piggy bank for myself- put in $1 for each goal completed
16. Go through closets- take good clothes I no longer wear to consignment stores/plato's closet
17. Go through DVD's and Books- Sell at least 50 on ebay, craigslist, and amazon (0/50)
18. Create family budget
19. Create weekly meal plan every Sunday for remainder of the year (0/10)

Goals Regarding Blog:

20. Blog every day for 30 days straight (0/30)
21. Enter at least 4 contests per week (0/40)
22. Keep Photo Log of goals completed (0/
23. Take Weekly belly photo and post to blog (0/10)
24. Complete weekly pregnancy progress survey (0/10)
25. Create Craft Photo Journal for Blog
26. Comment on 5 blogs a day for a week (0/30)
27. Get 40 blog followers (0/40)

Goals Regarding Family/Relationship:
28. Talk to mom, 2 sisters, brother, and dad at least once per week (0/40)
29. Send Christmas Cards
30. Cook Dinner at Least 4 times per week (0/40)
31. Set up weekly cleaning routine/schedule and stick to it (o/10)
32. Set up family information binder
33. Finish Scrapbook for my mom
34. Start Scrapbook for baby
35. Do something everyday to let Donny know he is special and important to me (0/68)
36. Try one new recipe per week and keep book of them

Goals Regarding Personal Growth:
37. Go to the gym 3 times per week for a month- with doctors permission (o/12)
38. Read Bible every day for one month (0/30)
39. Get a pedicure once per month (0/3)
40. Tweeze my eyebrows once per week (0/10)

Goals Regarding Crafts/Cooking/Domestic Goddess Projects:
41. Create a recipe book with our favorites
42. Complete 2 crafts projects per week (0/20)
43. Organize Kitchen- empty cabinet space for baby stuff
44. Make curtains for the living room

To be continued....


  1. Fun blog! I'm now "following" you :)

    I have a mommy forum that I own. Its called My Great Retreat. Its also for scrapbookers, photographers, and wanna be's, crafters, etc.


  2. how cute is ur blog! Congrats on becoming a mommy (soon) to a sweet little girl!!! CAnt wait...my bday is in FEb too :)

    If you would like come check out my blog for a giveaway. I try to have a giveaway every monday so make sure to follow so you dont miss out! Find it here: littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com


  3. Your list looks great so far! Keep adding, and keep us posted!

  4. Congrats on the new blog and the new baby!

    Stopping by from SITS

  5. hey, i followed you hear from reader traffic (bellyitch). i am so happy you started this blog. i'd love to feature your blog this sunday in my spotlight. your to-do-list sounds like my life. like i could totally just cut and paste it in my to-do list. perfect!

    please keep this up and are you on twitter? if not, would love to follow you.

  6. um i can't spell. that should be "here" not Hear

  7. I made a baby name alphabet photo thing for my friend, and it was super easy and cheap! I just got letters from a flickr alphabet group.