101 in 1001 Complete!

Hello Steffibuns!

August 23rd marked the end of my 101 in 1001 challenge. I’m proud of myself for keeping up with this for 3 years, let alone complete 74 tasks. (I’m counting #14. Go camping, because we’re going this weekend. idec.)

Start date: November 26, 2013
Tasks completed: 74/101

Which task(s) are you most proud of?
#18. Make a few things to sell on an Etsy shop. I have gone so far beyond this with K Hook Creations. I am so proud!

#66. Run in a fun 5k. I think back on that race and how hard it was and I’m so proud of us for finishing it!

Which one(s) are you most disappointed you didn’t finish?
#17. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since I’ve worked on my Disney scrapbook. I did make some progress on the HP one, but it’s far from done.

#21. I was so close to nailing the crow pose a couple of years ago, but I stopped going to yoga class.

Is there a task you’re going to complete anyway?
#49. I will complete the Harry Potter Top 200 quiz. Someday.

Are you going to make another list?
It was really fun checking these things off as we completed them! I’ll take a break before trying to come up with 101 new tasks though.



101 in 1001 Update

Hi Steffi, I hope you had an awesome 4th of July! We went to Colorado for a family reunion and my favorite part was looking at Samwise Gamgee’s garden.

I don’t have much time left on my 3 year goal list so I updated it a little. The original post is here.

#1. Get tattoos. I added the picture of my second tattoo
#15. Try 5 new foods. I added number 5, homemade ramen!
#19. Watch all the Oscar nominated movies for best picture one year. (2016) I only need to watch Brooklyn, which I am renting this weekend.
#101. Put $10 in savings for every goal completed ($710). Added $280 more!

  1. How much do you have left to go? I have 49 days and 30 goals left!
  2. Which one would you like to complete next? Go camping! I can’t believe it’s been that long.
  3. Which one are you most concerned you won’t finish? I can’t finish the christmas ones left and going on a US road trip isn’t likely to happen. And at this point I might add the Harry Potter & Disneyland scrapbooks, I haven’t even touched them.

End Date: August 23, 2016
Progress: 71/101

101 in 1001: Revised

Hi Kara,

I’ve felt discouraged lately to continue to do this list. So I’m copying and pasting my old list on to here, updating the tasks that I have done, deleting some that no longer apply to my life, and then I’m going to leave some spaces blank. And that’s okay. Because I don’t know how much I will change in the next year and a half.

I never thought in a million years that I would be headed to Japan for my honeymoon – but here I am and I’ve never been so excited for a trip before in my life.

I never thought that I could honestly say that I have no interest in going to Disneyland for a whole year. (No more Aladdin, no more train, NO MORE HOPE JOY LOVE ANYTHING HAPPY LIKE SNAILS AND BUTTERFLIES AND CATS AND I’M REALLY MAD AT YOU DISNEYLAND OKAY)

So here is my revised and holey 101 in 1001 list.

End Date: June 6th, 2017

Progress: 37/101


1. Go to Disney World with Andrew


1/19 and 1/20 2016

2. Go to Harry Potter land with Andrew

hp land


3. Travel abroad

4. Go to San Diego again (after 2/23/16)

5. Go to IMATS or BeautyCon

6. Plan a trip to Hawaii in 2017


8. Go to Mickey’s Halloween Party



9. Go on four romantic weekend get-aways

a. 12/2/14-12/5/14 (not a weekend but w/e)

10. Visit Flagstaff for a weekend


Jamie and Ian’s Engagement Party weekend! 12/19-12/20 2015

11. Visit Tucson for a weekend (obvi, this really means spend a weekend with Kara)

10/10/14 We need to take a selfie together the next time I’m down there so it can be DOCUMENTED.

12. Visit the aquarium Andrew is always going on about

13. Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum (doesn’t count as #14)

14. Visit a museum


Museum of Man in San Diego 12/3/2014

15. Visit a Disney Park outside of the county



Self Care:

18. Fall in love with myself (corny, yeah whatever, but it’s a thing)

19. Wear tank tops for a week in the summer

I wear tank tops more than anything else now, but here’s proof!



20. Wear a sleeveless dress out and about



21. Go to the beach in my fatkini

22. Do a try-on haul for PT

23. At least two no pants weekends a month for 12 months (nonconsecutive)

I never wear pants

24. Go two weeks a year without makeup

It’s about a 6:1 ratio for days that I don’t wear makeup. But I’m still proud of this so it stays!

25. Throw away any clothes that don’t fit


I do this every end of season (end of summer/end of fall because Southern AZ doesn’t have other seasons) – so here is my most recent donation (which includes home stuff – not all clothes!) 2/21/2015

26. Learn how to exercise for me and not for skinny benefits

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Self Love Progress

27. Get back in the gym for a month (two workouts a week after 2/23/16)

28. Have a pamper night once a month for 6 months (not consecutive)

29. Get a facial

30. Get a massage



Things to Do (No Money Required):

33. Volunteer at an animal shelter (without taking anyone home)

34. Spring clean

35. Be reunited in Disneyland with Kara


36. Do 5 makeup looks on PT

a. Drag Makeup

b. Bridal Makeup

c. My Trail Bridal Makeup

37. Convince Andrew we need a third cat.


Meet Scrump (or Scrumperoni and Cheese. Or Teeny. Or Teeny Tiny.) And he actually cost us a lot. 7/30/2015

38. Dance like an idiot in public

39. Go without electronic social interactions for a week (Facebook, Instagram, Texting, etc.)

40. Watch every Disney movie I own, A to Z, sing loudly along

41. Convince my friends to let me use their faces for a makeup portfolio (3)

a. Drag Makeup (Maggie)

b. Bridal Makeup (Danielle)

42. Try nail art

43. Photobomb a picture and ask someone if I can have a copy

44. Learn 50 words in sign language

45. Kiss Donald Duck



46. Do a makeup purge


47. Marathon Harry Potter

48. Sing Karaoke

49. Go to Maryann’s and NOT LEAVE SOMETHING


50. Watch a new show that Andrew likes (even if I don’t)

I had Attack on Titan on here, but I’ve upgraded. I’m obsessed, and rightfully so, with Parks and Rec.

51. Play a table top game

king of tokyo

A table top game is played every time I go to Kara’s. Also sometimes at our place. What I’m trying to say is that this happens more than I ever expected it to.

52. Marathon a new show on Netflix










Things to Do/Buy (Money Required):

60. Get married


Nailed it. 12/3/2015

61. Take engagement photos

Done! View the album by clicking the link!

62. Read 50 books

Goodreads Bookshelf

63. Finish Kara and Mine’s 2016 Book Challenge

Goodreads Bookshelf

64. Buy an outrageous animal for someone from Heifer and name it Fido.

65. Donate to Kiva.org

66. Kickstart something

67. Buy a stranger coffee

68. Give a homeless person dinner

69. Have crazy colored hair again (the day after my wedding I swear to Walter)

70. Buy a Jo Malone perfume

I’ve bought two. Blue Agava & Cacao was my first and Wood Sage and Sea Salt was my second.

71. Become a VIB Rouge Member at Sephora


10 or 11/2014

72. Get platinum status at Ulta



73. Try a teeth whitening thing

74. Do a puzzle


75. Plan two disneybounds

mmm collage

Mad Madam Mim 10/31/2014

76. Make a YouTube video

Watch it here! Click me.

77. See a show at Gammage


Andrew and I looked like this on the day we went to see Wicked. 9/3/2015

78. See Disney On Ice

79. Donate to Project for Awesome


80. Go to high tea with Kara, dress fancy, wear hats, sing songs from Alice in Wonderland


The Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge 10/11/2015


81. Eat at five new restaurants in my area

a. Indian Paradise

b. Marigold Maison

c. YC’s Mongolian Grill

d. Z’s Greek

e. Uberito

82. Ruin a cake with my face

83. Spend too much money at an arcade with Andrew, claim winnings as my own


85. Subscribe to a news outlet

86. Play one new game a year that Andrew suggests

a.FantasyLifepic2 (2014)

b. story of seasons(2015)

87. Get another tattoo ANY TATTOO DAMNIT

cat tattoo



Things to Make:

88. Make sushi

89. Learn to make 3 new cookies




90. Make French macaroons

91. Bake a pie


92. Make homemade ice cream

93. Plant an herb “garden”

94. Accumulate 10 new “staple” dinners

a. Shrimp Ceviche

b. Pita Pizza’s

c. Stirfry

d. Ramen

e. Tuna Pasta

f. Lasagna Rolls

g. Salmon on a Bead of Arugula & Quinoa (so fancy)


95. Complete a DIY project of my choice


Main Street Mad Hatter Pumpkin 10/19/2014

Ways/Things to Save:

96. Save $3000 for my honeymoon


97. Put $1000 in an emergency savings account

98. Get a raise


99. Don’t eat out for a month


101. Put $10 into a savings account every time a task is completed


Also, I finished my book and started another but MORE ON THAT NEXT WEEK.

To the furthest star and back,


Hi Steffibun! I hope you had a wonderful weekend after your weird Friday. I don’t have much for you this week but I wanted to catch you up on a few things. And gifs.

I’m going to the gym again! And we’re trying to eat better by grocery shopping at Sprouts every Monday and planning at least 3 dinners a week. Here’s our groceries for this week!

101 in 1001 tasks I’ve completed recently: (69/101!)
3. Schedule doctor and dentist appointments each year
5. Buy a family car (okay so this isn’t done quite yet, but we’re buying Grayson’s dad’s truck very soon!)
11. Make 10 recipes from pinterest
35.Buy a lottery ticket when there’s a crazy big jackpot

The Oscars are on Sunday! One of my goals is to watch all the best picture nominated movies one year. I’ve only seen the most popular 3 from this year, but I do plan on watching them all eventually. Three of them I can rent for $5 on google play so I may be spending lots of Saturday on the couch.
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

I’m playing WoW again. This is all I have to say.
this is bad.gif

Yes, I’m still reading The Cuckoo’s Calling. Page 181. Yes, I read less than 10 pages a day.


Ok that’s all I have, I hope this made you smile! I love you bye!
Top shelf


Bonus gif. Oh you say gif like jiff?

And last picture because this is us as cats during the last month of the DCP.
couch party

101 in 1001 Update and a Book Challenge

Hello Steffibun,

Our resolutions this year are almost identical! I’ve been attempting mine before the new year started though since I’m more of a 101 in 1001 fan than of new year’s resolutions.

I’ve updated my 101 in 1001 post. I’m sad to say there are a few that cannot be completed now that I’m on my last year. I’m not going to change them; I think I’ll just put them on my next list.

  1. How much do you have left to go? I have 8 months and 36 goals!
  2. What did you most recently cross off? Play fantasy football every year, host a meal at our house, go to an NFL game, have a Hunger Games movie marathon, read one new book every year.
  3. Which one would you like to complete next? Practice yoga every morning for 2 weeks, schedule all of our doctor’s appointments, go camping.
  4. Which one are you most concerned you won’t finish? I can’t finish the christmas ones left and going on a US road trip isn’t likely to happen.

End Date: August 23, 2016
Progress: 65/101

One thing I think both of us should do is this book challenge! It will be much easier for you since you’re used to reading more than one book a year, but since it’s both of our goals to read more books I thought it’d be fun to do together 🙂 Let’s post our books on instagram!


I Tried Quilling

Hi Steffi, I wanted to film a fun video for you this weekend, but it starting raining and it was the perfect excuse not to do it. So I stayed inside and did some fun crafts instead. This is also one of my 101 in 1001 goals: try quilling!

Quilling is just making art out of twirling thin strips of paper. It’s easy, but tedious. It was relaxing for me, but I imagine anyone with no patience or small fingers wouldn’t enjoy it too much.

IMG_3153I’ve had this ‘how-to’ book for a long time and it included everything I needed except pins and cardboard which was just recommended.

IMG_3154You have to put one end of the sliver of paper through a slot in the tool. Then you evenly twirl the paper until you reach the end. If you wanted a tight curl, you glued the end right as you slide it off the tool. If you wanted a loose curl, you slid it off and then let it unravel itself before gluing the end down.

IMG_3155Here’s some sea creatures I made! You basically just make a bunch of spirals with different lengths of paper and shape them how you want. Each piece needs no more than a speck of glue, you can never use too little.


IMG_3156And birds! The owl’s eyes are strips of black and yellow glued together and twirled into a tight curl.





DIY Harry Potter Wreath

Hi Steffi, I accomplished some goals this weekend! I pretty much ignored what I normally do/need to do on the weekend and I spent my time doing only things that I could cross off my list. Here’s what I did!

#87. Make a wreath
Thanks for the ideas pinterest! Here’s how I made it:

20150926_131659Materials! I got this stuff for less than $20 and I already had the glasses, time turner, etc.

I cut strips of tulle about 2 feet long.

I tied the strips of tulle all the way around, alternating colors.

I put some craft glue on the backside to keep the tulle from undoing and sliding around the foam ring. It dries clear!

I put all the details on with craft glue and some sewing pins. TADA!

I also completed:

#63. Make a homemade pizza

#69. Make a dessert in the crock pot. Slow cooker chocolate lava cake

#80. Use a face mask

Other things I was able to cross off recently:
#41. Make a fungeon. This was “man cave” before but our fungeon is so much cooler.
#56. Make a light box
#59. Floss everyday for a month
#60. Rewatch Lost
#65. Keep up a regular workout schedule
#79. Get a massage
#84. Go to a beach

I’m now over halfway done with just under a year to go!

End Date: August 23, 2016
Progress: 54/101

Goals to be completed next:
#8. Read a new book every year. Just one more to go!
#11. Make 10 recipes from pinterest. (8/10)
#15. Try 5 new foods (4/5)
#23. Start a pay it forward in a coffee drive thru
#28. Have a Hunger Games movie marathon
#68. Go to 3 states we’ve never been to. (I’ve never been to Nevada!)
#86. Try quilling