101 Challenge

I got this idea off my dear friend from http://theramblingsofanothermother.blogspot.co.nz/ , and tweaked it for me. She has a time frame of 1 year to do her list. I decided not to put that restriction on mine - I will just do it as I do it. Obviously I will aim for sooner rather than later, but no great hurry.

1. Do this challenge first - Buy yourself a notebook. Use this as your journal to document your challenges. Take pictures of completed challenges where possible and add them to it. Use this notebook to collect all the things you need to write down. Use the notebook for all the lists you have to create during challenges.   10-2-12

2. Buy a pretty apron to wear whilst in the kitchen - and wear it

3. Join the gym - and go at LEAST 2x a week - joined 14-2-12

4. Finish putting together our wedding album

5. Do parent help at kindy - 21-8-12

6. Go for a family walk on the beach at sunset

7. Go out of your way to do something kind for a stranger

8. Buy a blank canvas. Get 3 favourite colours and with the kids help, create a master piece together.

9. Write a letter to myself to read in ten years time.

10. Buy an utterly frivolous piece of lingerie. 6-03-12 Something for our wedding anniversary later this month hehe!

11. Collect all my family and friends birthdays, put them into my calendar and send them all birthday cards by post - collected 10-2-12, yet to send any

12. Go to the home of a friend who has just recently been sick, take a homemade casserole or soup and help out in any way needed during this time.

13. Cut flowers, weeds, tree branches whatever is there and arrange them in a vase creatively. 26-02-12 http://tastytidbitsandrandomrambles.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/another-one-bites-dust.html

14. Blow up balloons for the kids birthdays and leave them on the floor for them to wake up to.

15. Have an old fashioned picnic

16. Make homemade jam for the first time 10-4-12 http://tastytidbitsandrandomrambles.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/got-into-bit-of-jam.html - maybe that should have been "SUCCESSFULLY make homemade jam for the first time" - because I haven't yet done that hahahah!

17. Jump in the bath with the kids. - 23-02-12, and I had fun! Granted it was only the littlest kid, we only have a shub so no chance 4 of us can fit in there, 2 is a tight squeeze lol.

18. Make a time capsule.

19. Go to a market/fair and look at all the colours, people, stalls etc Look Listen & Smell.

20. Finish my bag shelves space - 6-03-12 YAY http://tastytidbitsandrandomrambles.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/my-days-excitement.html

21. Do something to help others in the community. 28-05-12 Gave Blood, that's gotta count

22. Spend a day with the kids letting them dictate every single thing we do from what we eat to where we go and what we do (within reason)

23. Book a great restaurant and take yourself and husband out for a dessert-only dinner. You must only eat from the dessert menu. - 2-10-12

24. Clean out your closet and donate everything to your local charity shop rather than sell it on Trade Me. - 20-02-12

25. Plant some vegies - I have a black thumb so the results will be interesting!

26. Find out what a friend’s favourite cake is and make it especially for them for no particular reason at all

27. Go for a walk along the beach at night – almost dark. Take your shoes off and walk in the water.

28. . Spend one day taking pictures of everything you find beautiful.

29. Write a letter to yourself at seventy from yourself right now. What do you need to tell yourself?

30. Lay on a blanket with your kids and watch the clouds.

31. Talk to a mortgage broker and set proper plans in place towards saving for our first home -

32. Do a triathlon/duathlon/part marathon

33. Be a good neighbour/friend and take over a batch of homemade cookies or a cake.

34. Buy a hard-working friend a take away coffee and drop it off to them. - 6-03-12 A friend who runs a business, has 3 kids including 2yo twins was having a rough start to the week, so I turned up with a couple of coffees for us and a couple of fluffies for the kids, and had a lovely chat :)

35. Put a love note in hubby's car

36. Pay for someone’s coffee that you do not know.

37. Sort out my old file and start using it again

38.  Look for a funny childhood picture of a friend or family member. Frame it and give it to them for no reason other than to celebrate family.

39. Go on an op-shopping adventure with a friend

40. Light a candle and put on great music

41. Sit at the table with the kids and draw lots of pictures together

42. Have a day with the kids, painting using only our bodies as canvases

43. Get wedding photos printed for the wall - Hung them up 23-02-12

44. Do at least one craft project a month - #1 13-02-12
                                                                    #2 6-03-12
                                                                    #3 20-03-12
                                                                    #4 18-05-12
                                                                    wow havent had time to craft since May!!

45. Get a massage - August 2012

46. Write a list of things you would like to do or achieve before you die – ‘Bucket List’.

47. Save all my spending money for 2 weeks - then frivilously blow the lot in one go! - 15-08-12 - is it really sad that I blew it on a steam mop? hahaha, oh im so sad!

48. Send a handwritten note/letter to 3 friends letting them know how much their friendship means to you, include a gift. For no reason other than friendship

49. Learn to crochet

50. Finish making my recipe binder and keep it up to date with new favourite recipes

51.  Find something ugly at an op-shop, and make it look prettier

52. Take the kids for a coffee date straight after school

53. Clean the inside of my car - show it some love! - 14-03-12

54. Organise a babysitter once a month and go on a date with hubby - March '12... Set up a babysitting swap group with a few friends, first date night is for our wedding anniversary, then already have a date night booked in with a friend babysitting in April too :)

55. Plant spring bulbs - another garden one, good luck to me!

56. Start meal planning again

57. Make something for your children. Wrap it up and put it where they sit at breakfast time.

58. Write down 7 separate places in your life that you hope to take your children to see.

59. No takeaways for dinner for a month  - May 2012

60. find a roadside fruit or vegetable seller & make a purchase

61. Buy a christmas present to put under the Kmart Christmas tree

62. Write something inspirational or copy something inspirational on lovely paper. Put it in an envelope and put it under someone’s wiper in a car park.

63. Send a surprise I-think-you’re-fabulous handwritten note to someone

64. Choose a photo of you and a friend. Write something on the back and send it to them telling them why you like the picture

65. Write down 100 things you are grateful for in your life.

66. Start the C25K challenge (running challenge) - Started 28-02-12, finished 15-04-12

67. Donate some food to a foodbank

68. Donate to your favourite charity. Every little thing matters. - 28-02-12  Bought a couple of books to donate to Starship via somebody in the community doing a collection for them

69.  Go outside in the rain and get really wet.

70. Bounce on the tramp with the kids

71. Reinstate regular "feet treats" with a friend again (pedicures)

72. Have a family meal by candlelight.

73. Take care of a nagging life admin item (a trip to the post office, filing an insurance claim, making a doctor’s appointment). - 13-02-12 - updated insurance on my car

74. Surprise your children. Keep each of them (one at a time) off school one day and have a fun day with them. - #1 we went mini golfing - 29-05-12
                    #2 we went 10 pin bowling 12-06-12
                    #3 we get a lot of 1 on 1 time lol, so won't do him until he's a big kindy boy!

75. Organise a night away with hubby for no reason other than you can - 2-10-12 (ok, we didn't go away, but we got rid of the kids for the night and had a date night :) Funds wouldnt allow much more!)

76. Learn a fancy way to fold serviettes and do it randomly for dinner one night.

77. Let the kids decide the dinner menu one night, help them to make it, set the table and decorate it with whatever they want.

78. Buy a song off iTunes. Play it loud and sing along.

79.  Have a media-free day.

80. Get an indoor potplant - keep it alive! 26-06-12 Some gorgeous tulips!

81. Create another piece of wall art  - 13-02-12 Toilet Paper Wall Art

82. Explore rockpools with the kids

83.  Hike to the lookout at Shakespear Park - 10-06-12 with my 2 eldest in tow :)

84. Wash the outside windows

85. Invest in some new acrylic paints

86. Study a flower and paint it - I used to enjoy painting, haven't picked up a paintbrush in YEARS, it will show!

87.  Another gardening one - replant the rest of my pots outside and keep them alive!

88. Do some macaroni art with the kids - Sept 2012

89. Get some more photos of the kids on the wall

90. Get dressed up in a dress and heels, put on some music... and do the housework!!

91. Get/make a present for hubby and leave it under his pillow just randomly

92. Go garage saleing one morning

93. Don't complain about anything for a week.

94.  Make up cookie dough to keep in the freezer ready to bake freeze biscuits when somebody drops by for a cuppa - 3-04-12 http://tastytidbitsandrandomrambles.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/cinnamon-goodness.html

95. Read 20 new books - #1 6-03-12 Songs of the Humpback Whale, Jodi Picoult
                                         #2 21-03-12 Rich Again, Anna Mexted
                                         #3 30-03-12 Three Girls and Their Brother, Theresa Rebeck
                                         #4 10-04-12 False Advertising, Dianne Blacklock
                                         #5 22-04-12 The Truth About Ruby Valentine, Alison Bond
                                         #6 13-05-12 A Spot Of Bother, Mark Haddon
                                         #7 31-05-12 Seventh Heaven, Alice Hoffman
                                         #8 11-06-12 Perfect Match - Jodi Picoult
                                         #9 17-06-12 The Time of My Life - Cecelia Ahern
                                         #10 26-06-12 Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James
                                         #11 14-07-12 The Story of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon
                                         #12 15-08-12 Lessons in Heartbreak - Cathy Kelly
                                         #13 28-08-12 Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult
                                         #14 10-09-12 The Boy Under The Table - Nicole Trope
                                         #15 - crap I read a book between these 2 but I cannot remember what now!
                                         #16 14-10-12 This 30Something Life - Jon Rance
                                         #17 oops can't remember - Seduction and Snacks - Tara Sivec
                                         #18 oops can't remember - 50 Shades Darker - E L James
                                         #19 oops can't remember - 50 Shades Freed - E L James
                                         #20 21-11-12 - The Unwanted Wife - Natasha Anders

Done the 20, woohoo! Onto #21, loving my kindle that I got for books #16 onwards.

96.  Every day for a whole week, do not turn the computer on until all my morning housework is done

97. Get photos printed and put into albums - Mr2's baby photos

98. Make 5 things off my Pinterest crafts board - #1 13-02-12 Toilet Paper Wall Art
                                                                               #2 20-03-12 I ♥ U anniversary card
                                                                               #3 18-05-12 No Sew Scarf Necklace

99. Redo my Christmas ball wreath that got knocked down and ruined last Christmas 29-03-12

100. Read over my notebook and feel fantastic about everything I have achieved.

101. Buy my next notebook, and start my next list.


  1. I think I can help you with number 95, next time we see you, you'll have to raid my books, or let me know what you like and I'll pick you out some "must reads". Theressa x

    1. Thanks hun, I'd love that! Our library is very small and doesnt have a great choice in books lol

  2. I have tons of books too, please feel free to raid us too. Thain xxx