Day Zero Project

Day Zero Project #2

I loved the Day Zero Project that I did last time (January 1, 2012 – September 22, 2015) so much that I decided to make a new list and start again!  It’s good to have goals.  Join me, if you like!  Just write 101 goals and give yourself 1001 days to complete them.  (I found this idea on Our Footprints On The World.  Unfortunately, I didn’t complete all 101 goals from last time so I’m going to carry a few over.  This is FUN!

Start Date: October 6, 2015Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.48.17 PM
End Date: July 10, 2018
(This will be my 9 year wedding anniversary!  And on this day, Hobbs and I will have been together 12 years.  Woah.  Purely coincidental too.)

Bold = In Progress
Crossed Out = Completed

My List of 101 Things:

1.) Visit this list once a month {0/33}
2.) Do at least one video / month of the kids
3.) Go on a walk around the block everyday Monday – Saturday {During Spring, Summer and Fall}
4.) Save up a downpayment for a mini-van or SUV
5.) Have 10,000 Pinterest Followers
6.) Have 5,000 Twitter Followers
7.) Start a Facebook Group
8.) Make 5 Planner Videos for YouTube
9.) Keep living the dream
10.) Research homeschooling CCD
11.) Write 100 More Hubs {0/100} Come see my articles!
12.) Pay off our Student Loans
13.) Get a professional camera
14.) Learn how to use it well
15.) Make a list of all birthdays / anniversaries / important dates (Lesson Planner?)
16.) [Find out how to and] Write an Epic Poem
17.) Participate in NaNoWriMo
18.) Write one piece of fan fiction
19.) Go to Eucharistic Adoration at least 10 times {0/10}
20.) Read at least 30 fiction books {0/30}
21.) Read at least 6 spiritual books {0/6}
22.) Save $7000
23.) Come up with activities to do every month of the year (lesson planner?)
24.) Create a storage system to store them all ^
25.) Don’t say anything negative for one day
26.) Finish Renaissance Faire costumes (items online?)
27.) Make a Fairy Garden in the backyard
28.) Bake cookies every Christmas {0/3}
29.) Get out of Credit Card debt
30.) Do something drastic with my hair
31.) Do a yearbook every year
32.) Start reading Chapter Books to Cupcakes (and Tootsie Roll) {0/5}
33.) Do 50 new drawings {0/50} (See some of them HERE: Cupcakes Underground)
34.) Have paying advertisers on my blog every month {0/21}
35.) Figure out how to use Google + better
36.) Give Periscope a real try
37.) Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
38.) Leave an inspirational note in a book for someone to find
39.) Participate in Project Night Night for Christmas
40.) Write a children’s’ book
41.) Teach Cupcakes the letter sounds before she goes to school
42.) Teach Cupcakes how to tie her shoes
43.) Write e-mails to the kids at least once a month {0/33}
44.) Add at least $20 to their envelopes on their birthdays (and Christmas?) {0/12}
45.) No Fast Food for a month
46.) Write at least 2 e-books to sell {1/2}
47.) Clean out all the bedroom closets {0/3}
48.) Go to the library at least 50 Times {0/50}
49.) Do something that requires getting dressed up at least twice a year 0/5}
50.) Answer these 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind {0/50}
51.) Go to a baseball game – minor or major league
52.) Perform 5 random acts of kindness {0/5}
53.) Schedule a pick up with St Vincent de Paul at least twice {0/2}
54.) No Internet for a day – I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do this, haha
55.) Have professional pictures taken of the kids once a year {0/3}
56.) Take a photograph once a day and post it to Instagram #My365 Inspiration Here
57.) Read the Bible
58.) Pick an inspirational quote and turn it into a piece of decorative art
59.) See a play
60.) Set up a “Kids” Savings Account
61.) Complete a Coloring Book
62.) Create a Coloring Book
63.) Go on a family vacation that’s just the 4 of us, even if just for a weekend
64.) Check out and read a book about SEO
65.) Make 40 Free Buttons {0/40} Find and Grab my Free Buttons HERE
66.) Play in the rain with the kids once
67.) Get the pop bank to the half-filled mark
68.) Make a playlist of my 101 favorite songs on youtube
69.) Make a playlist of my 101 favorite songs for the kids on youtube
70.) Visit the art museum
71.) Visit the planetarium or aquarium
72.) Update my timeline
73.) Fill my sketchbook
74.) Reach 500 Subscribers {312/500 – love you guys!!} Subscribe HERE!
75.) Paint a canvas
76.) Go on an outing by myself – maybe just to read at a coffee shop or something
77.) Make a list of my 50 favorite books and 50 favorite movies
78.) Make a pie on Pi Day
79.) Get involved with the mom’s group at church
80.) Read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover
81.) Make a Gingerbread House at Christmastime
82.) Have at least 2 more Bonfire Parties {0/2}
83.) Find the Ender Dragon
84.) Teach Cupcakes to play Super Mario World
85.) Teach Tootsie Roll to play Minecraft
86.) Make a master list of lunch and dinner ideas
87.) Enroll Cupcakes in a fun class at the library or rec center (besides gymnastics)
88.) Brainstorm some book ideas – non fiction and fiction
89.) Have a date with each of my kids individually twice per year {0/12}
90.) Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
91.) Go to the beach.  Build an epic sandcastle.
92.) Donate clothes to Saint Vincent De Paul twice {0/2}
93.) Participate in the Life Chain at least once
94.) Identify 100 things that make me happy (blog post idea)
95.) Learn a poem by heart
96.) Make a list of 100 reasons I love my husband
97.) Learn how to make my own stickers
98.) Make a series of my own inserts
99.) Get rid of all the “stuff to sell” that I have either by selling or donating
100.) Put away $3 for the kids for every goal completed ($0/$303)
101.) Still have a blog on June 27, 2018

** I found several of these ideas on dayzeroproject.com.

Day Zero Project #1

I found this cool project on Kelly-Marie’s blog over at Footprints on Our World and I really wanted to do it.  Basically, you make a list of 101 goals and you get 1001 days to accomplish them.  They can include short easy tasks or lengthy projects.

Start Date: January 1, 2012
End Date: September 22, 2015

Bold = In Progress
Crossed Out = Completed

My List of 101 Things:

1.) Do an elaborate Wedding post  I did it A-Z style.  Read it here: Part I A-M, Part II N-Z
2.) Save up $350 for our Anniversary Date in July {$350/$350}
3.) Go on a walk around the block everyday Monday – Saturday {During Spring, Summer and Fall}
4.) Do a Photo Challenge on the blog {not 30 Day}
5.) Have 1000 Blog Followers
6.) Have 5000 Twitter Followers
7.) Do a Crossroads Post  (Read them here: That Time I Walked Across the Country)
8.) Do another vlog
9.) Keep living the dream
10.) Sign up on Hubpages, Helium, Text Broker and Interact Media
11.) Write 100 Hubs {49/100} Come see my articles!
12.) Move out of my Parents’ house
13.) Continue to play WoW as long as it continues to inspire and never play while Cupcakes is awake unless Hobbs is watching her.  Get to Level 85 {24/85}  [Now playing Minecraft instead!  (no monthly fee, just as awesome!)]
14.) Attend a Blogging Conference – What I Learned at BLOG HER ’13!! 
15.) Re-apply (if necessary) to the BlogHer Ad Network 6 months from Dec. 24th.
16.) [Find out how to and] Write an Epic Poem
17.) Find out what the heck NaNoWriMo is and participate in it.
18.) Research Homeschooling
19.) Go to Eucharistic Adoration at least 10 times {1/10}
20.) Read at least 30 Fiction Books {18/30}
First There is a River, The Help, Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, Shadow of the Hedgemon, Shadow Puppets, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Speaker for the Dead, Wild Montana Sky, Starry Montana Sky, Stormy Montana Sky, Veiled Eyes, The Hobbit (currently Re-reading aloud to Cupcakes), Reread the Twilight series, The Wedding Challenge, The Gunslinger (Dark Tower Series, Book 1)  *** Titles that are links go to the book reviews I wrote on them.***
21.) Build shelves for Cupcakes books

22.) Save $10,000 (Didn’t’ achieve this goal BUT we got a house, which was the point of saving this amount of money, so I call that a win!)
23.) Plan [or help plan] an awesome 3 year anniversary

24.) Plan [or help plan] an awesome 4 year anniversary

25.) Plan [or help plan] a REALLY awesome 5 year anniversary
26.) If we’re able to have our own room (without Cupcakes), have 1 date night / week (in or out) {140/140}
27.) Save and Make 10 New Crock Pot recipes {5/10} See my Pinterest Board: Pins I’ve Actually Done
28.) Bake cookies every Christmas {2/2}
29.) Get out of Credit Card debt WOOOO HOOO!
30.) Finish the 1st Year Scrapbook
31.) Do a yearbook every year
32.) Upload all those videos from the camcorder to a youtube channel
33.) Do 50 new drawings {10/50} (See some of them HERE: Cupcakes Underground)
34.) Have paying advertisers on my blog every month {21/21}
35.) Figure out how to use Google + better
36.) Figure out how to use Facebook Pages better
37.) Plan Menus for Cupcakes
38.) Keep an ongoing list of healthy and yummy foods for Cupcakes to eat – 50 meals, 50 snacks {30/50 meals} {24/50 snacks} See the Post Filled with Great Meal / Snack Ideas
39.) Find at least 1 cool way to put a braid or braids in my hair
40.) Write a childrens’ book
41.) Teach Cupcakes her letters and how to write her name before she goes (if she goes) to school
42.) Make 100 sales on Etsy {4/100}
43.) Read all of those Etsy Success tips (at least the bootcamp ones)
44.) Get at least 1 big brand advertiser once
45.) Make a PDF Media Kit You Can Find it HERE

46.) Write at least 3 e-books to sell {1/3}
47.) Improve affiliate marketing skills
48.) Go to the library at least 50 Times {45/50}
49.) Do something that requires getting dressed up at least twice a year {3/5}
50.) Create a budget that realistically outlines spending  (Read my article on How to Budget Paycheck -to- Paycheck)
51.) Have something about NFP and resources on the blog
52.) Make and list 10 pieces of Subway Art {1/10}
53.) Get Quantcast to work
54.) Go through the Mom Blogging for Dummies notes, make a todo list and finish it
55.) Go through Morrison Videos folder
56.) Go though Business folder
57.) Make a List of great date ideas and post it
58.) Watch a football game start to finish with nachos
59.) Find at least 10 other Chicago Mom Bloggers {0/10}
60.) Set up a “Kids” Savings Account
61.) Have a picnic with Hobbs and Cupcakes (Posted about it: We Went on a Picnic!)
62.) Complete a coloring book
63.) Make a new welcome page for facebook to encompass the blog
64.) Check out and read a book about SEO
65.) Make 40 Free Buttons {9/40} Find and Grab my Free Buttons HERE
66.) Write Cupcakes a hopes and dreams letter
67.) Get the pop bank to the half-filled mark
68.) Do the required 6 challenges for the BBArtisans {1/6}
69.) Make 20 Treasuries on Etsy {20/20}
70.) Crochet something Whimsical
71.) Write a Journal Inventory
72.) Update my timeline
73.) HTML Mailing List (Sign up for my fabulous newsletter HERE)
74.) Reach 500 Subscribers {312/500 – love you guys!!} Subscribe HERE!
75.) Put together an up-to-date Teaching Portfolio
76.) Update my Resume
77.) Get a cool (reasonably priced) Entertainment Center and set it all up
78.) Get a desk and create a kick-butt office space
79.) Get involved with the mom’s group at church
80.) Read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover
81.) Go on a website and learn more about HTML Code
82.) Have at least 2 more Bon Fire Parties {2/2}
83.) Take a Mommy and Me Swim Class
84.) Make sure all Photos are backed up on the External Hard drive {2011, 2012, 2013, 2014} – Stupid Hard Drive broke >:-(  Hope it can be fixed!!!!!
85.) Buy a printer
86.) Start a Memoirs Series on the blog {1st Post Here}{Memoirs Series}
87.) Try Whip Cream Vodka (AMAZING!!)
88.) Brainstorm some book ideas – non fiction and fiction
89.) Create an organizational system for my notes My Filofax
90.) Try 1 new restaurant {1/1}  Texas de Brazil on our vacation to Florida
91.) Have 20 Game Nights (Board Game / Cards) {15/20}
92.) Donate clothes to Saint Vincent De Paul twice {0/2}
93.) Participate in the Life Chain at least once
94.) Draw one portrait of Cupcakes
95.) Put away $3 for the kids for every goal completed ($84/$303)
96.) Plant a daisy {Read my Post about it HERE}
97.) Make a pod-cast (first find out how / if a pod-cast is different from a vlog)
98.) Catch up on the Shaytards vlogs
99.) Beat 2 Mario Video Games
100.) Build up a Childrens’ Book Collection of 150 Books {94/150}
101.) Still have a blog on September 22, 2015

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