Friday, December 18, 2015

101 in 1001



It's time for another 101 in 1001 list!

My last list ran from Mar 21/13 to Dec 17/15 and I accomplished 55 out of my 101 items. It's amazing how 2.74 years passes by so quickly... my priorities and focus did shift quite a bit throughout the duration of my last list so I'm pleased with my overall result even though it is a barely passing grade. Similar to last time, my new list consists of items that are fun that I can't wait to do mixed with things I'd like to do that I've been putting off for a little while (in some cases: a long while). I've combined my big lofty dreams with some simple everyday events. What I love about 101 in 1001 lists is that you can start at any time and that the list can grow with you. Will you be making your own 101 in 1001 list?

Start Date: Dec 18/15
End Date: Sep 14/18
Last Modified: Jun 4/17 ("checked off" items are shown in bold with a date of completion)

Number Completed: 29/101

*Note: list is subject to change & any crossed out items will be modified or replaced.

1. Try at least 100 new-to-me restaurants or eateries in Toronto - 57/100.
2. Try at least 3 Michelin 3-star restaurants - 2/3.
3. Watch at least 3 Munk Debates.
4. Go strawberry, cherry, or apple picking.
5. Try dog sledding.
6. Train my tastebuds to tolerate coriander/cilantro (in progress).
7. Eat at home every day for one month - no restaurants or takeaway - Nov/16 & Mar/17.
8. Cook at least one recipe from each of my cookbooks - 5/13.
9. Compile a digital collection of my favourite recipes (in progress).
10. Take a wine class (a self-directed class is acceptable) - Jul 6/16 to Jul 27/16.
11. Train myself to do the splits all three ways (in progress).
12. Celebrate 7th anniversary with a wool or copper gift for hubby - Aug 8/16.
13. Celebrate 8th anniversary with a bronze or pottery gift for hubby.
14. Celebrate 9th anniversary with a pottery or willow gift for hubby.
15. Have date night with hubby at least once a month - 15/34. Dec 26/16. Jan 28/16. Feb 2/16. Mar 7/16. Apr 2/16. May 20/16. Jun 24/16. Jul 30/16. Aug 8/16. Sep 18/16. Oct 3/16. Nov 12/16. Dec 4/16. Jan 21/17. Feb 14/17. Mar 25/17. Apr 14/17. May 20/17.
16. Get anniversary photos taken of hubby and me.
17. Go to 3 concerts - 2/3.
  • Brian Wilson at Massey Hall - Jul 4/16 
  • Calum Graham at Toronto Music Garden - Aug 4/16
18. Go to a beatbox or b-boy battle.
19. Ride a two person bike or one of those car things on Centre Island - Oct 6/16 (two person bike in Versailles).
20. Go on at least 3 photo walks or complete at least 3 photo projects. 1/3. Nov 19/16.
21. Visit a corn maze.
22. Go trampolining.
23. Watch a drive-in movie.
24. Go cross country skiing.
25. Go snowshoeing.
26. Ride a hot air balloon.
27. Visit the Toronto Aquarium - Dec 23/16.
28. Do EdgeWalk at CN Tower.
29. Play at least 10 escape games & compile a list of the games we've played - 8/10.
30. Play The Mummy's Curse scavenger hunt at the ROM with Urban Capers.
31. Take a week off to do the Hot Docs Festival (Apr/May) or TIFF (Sep).
32. Go on a picnic.
33. Throw an axe at BATL.
34. Go to a CFL game.
35. Go to a NFL game.
36. Buy a small daypack for hiking - Mar 18/16.
37. Go on 3 hikes in Toronto - 1/3. Hike from Castle Frank Subway Station to Toronto Brickworks.
38. Spend a minimum of 10 minutes a day for 30/31 days learning Japanese (in progress).
39. Read or listen to at least 35 books (does not include coffee table books) - 18/35.
40. Go through my 3 unopened coffee table books.
41. Watch at least 35 documentaries - 26/35.
42. Watch at least 35 TED Talks online - 13/35.
43. Watch all the Oscar Best Picture nominated movies from 2016, 2017, or 2018.
44. Watch at least one season of 3 new-to-me TV series on Netflix - 1/3.
45. Learn how to whistle - the loud and obnoxious way.
46. Do at least 3 puzzles.
47. Colour at least 35 pages in my colouring book from Italy or postcard set - 4/35.  
48. Go to a PaintNite event - Jan 5/16.
49. Complete the Duolingo French course.
50. Complete the Duolingo Spanish course.
51. Reach my ideal makeup inventory numbers (in progress).
52. Reach my ideal clothing inventory numbers.
53. Go through Nina Garcia's 100 list and decide which items are appropriate in my ideal wardrobe.
54. Complete the 21-day journey into minimalism.
55. Revisit credit cards - cancel unused cards, change from Air Miles program, etc. - Feb/17. 
56. Add a camel coat to my wardrobe - Dec 26/15.
57. Listen to at least 15 new-to-me podcasts - 12/15.
  • The Tim Ferriss Show
    • Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
    • The James Altucher Show
    • Missing Richard Simmons
    • The Tofugu Podcast
    • Learn Japanese Pod
    • Japanese - SurvivalPhrases
    • Learn Japanese | JapanesePod101.com (Audio)
    • Learn Japanese with YesJapan!
    • News in Slow Japanese
    • The Ultimate Health Podcast 
    • DK Pittsburgh Sports
    58. Sell or donate my unwanted wardrobe pieces and ensure that everything I am keeping is stored properly (in progress).
    59. Dye my cowboy boots black - Dec 28/15.
    60. Hike the Inca trail - May 16/16 to May 19/16.
    61. Hike the Grand Canyon and spend a couple of nights at Phantom Ranch.
    62. Visit Hong Kong again - Feb 14/16 to Feb 26/16.
    63. Watch a baseball game in Japan.
    64. Watch live sumo in Japan again but on the cushions this time.
    65. Visit Rabbit Island in Japan.
    66. Take at least 1 trip within Canada - ultimate goal of eventually visiting all provinces & territories (so far, I have been to BC, AB, QC, ON, NS).
    67. Drive an ATV - Feb 13/17.
    68. Plan a special trip for hubby's milestone birthday - Costa Rica - Feb 7/17 to Feb 17/17.
    69. Plan a special trip for my milestone birthday (in progress).
    70. Blog photos from France 2013 trip (in progress).
    71. Try a high intensity interval training class (HIIT) - Mar 25/17.
    72. Complete the 5 Love Languages quiz with hubby - May/17.
    73. Make sangria.
    74. Make duck confit - Mar 26/17.
    75. Make a time lapse or stop motion video.
    76. Film the 50 random facts tag - Jul 29/16.
    77. Change all my online passwords.
    78. Paint the kitchen ceiling.
    79. Find a way to display or store my travel postcards (in progress).
    80. Book a float to try a zero gravity/sensory deprivation experience.
    81. Visit Australia and/or New Zealand.
    82. Buy a new bed.
    83. Buy a new couch - Dec 28/15.
    84. Rearrange and reorganize the condo.
    85. Get a blowout.
    86. Find out my blood type (I think I know from a 10th grade science experiment but would like it confirmed).
    87. Complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test with hubby - May/17.
    88. Answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind at the end of 2018 and see if my responses have changed.
    89. Get Invisalign - started Mar 29/17.
    90. Get our wills drawn up.
    91. Renew my passport in fall 2016 - Dec/16.
    92. Ride a mechanical bull - Dec 7/16.
    93. Write and maintain an ongoing favourites blog post (in progress).
    94. Try meditation every day for a month - Mar/17.
    95. Complete a 30/31 day no-calories-from-drinks challenge - Mar/17.
    96. Complete the 30 day plank challenge.
    97. Go parasailing - Jan 9/17.
    98. Make French onion soup.
    99. Take a ballet class - Sep 11/16 & Sep 18/16.
    100. Complete a 30/31 day yoga series on YouTube - Jan/17.
    101. Make mulled wine - Jan 9/17.

    Monday, December 7, 2015

    November 2015 Empties



    Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great start to December. I've been watching a ton of Vlogmas videos and getting very excited for the holidays. I did vlog this past weekend so that video will be posted in a couple of days. In the meantime, here are the products I finished in November:

    North American Hemp Co. Volumizing Conditioner - 342ml
    Dove Men +Care Fortifying Shampoo in Aqua Impact - 53ml
    Dove Men +Care Fortifying Shampoo + Conditioner in Fresh Clean (2 in 1) - 53ml
    Rainspa Shampoo - hotel sample
    Molton Brown Radiant Lili Pili Hair Condition - 50ml
    Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner - 59ml
    John Frieda Touchably Full Shampoo & Conditioner - 8.3ml x 4
    Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Lavender Help Pure-Castile Soap - 140g
    Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Sapone Alla Mandorla - 105g
    June Jacobs Spa Collection Citrus Body Lotion - 60ml
    Tabrar and Earle Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion - 30ml
    Soap & Glory Slimwear - 190ml
    Montagne Jeunesse Tired Leg Gel - 80ml*
    Shiseido Benefiance Neck Firming Cream - 3ml
    H2O+ Micro-Collagen Moisturizer - 8ml
    Andalou Naturals Hyaluronic DMAE Life & Firm Cream - 50ml
    Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover - 141ml
    Delon Nail Polish Remover - 300ml
    Fluffs Cotton Pads - 100 count
    Palladio Rice Paper - 40 count
    Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - 7.1ml
    Benefit POREfessional - 7.5ml
    Essie First Base Base Coat - 15ml
    Beauty Blender
    Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
    Twinings Pure Darjeeling Tea - 1 teabag
    Twinings English Breakfast - 1 teabag
    Mighty Leaf Tea Organic Breakfast - 1 teabag
    David's Tea Egyptian Camomile - 50g
    Celestial Seasonings Fruit Sampler - 20 count x 2

    Not sponsored. Items noted with an asterisk (*) were PR samples.

    Saturday, December 5, 2015

    Project 333 for the Office - Fall/Winter Edition



    Hi everyone! Here is my capsule wardrobe for the office for the months of December, January, and February. I extended my last capsule wardrobe for almost a month since we had such a warm November... I was also procrastinating because I knew I wouldn't be 100% happy with my fall/winter capsule. This one will be a work in progress and I will be tweaking it a little throughout the next few months.

    This video contains a recap of my last office capsule as well as my next office capsule beginning at this time stamp: 4:19

    I hope you are all doing well. x

    On my spreadsheet:
    - Items highlighted in green are new to my current capsule but from my existing wardrobe
    - Items highlighted in blue are new to my wardrobe
    - Items not highlighted are being carried forward from my previous capsule

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