Day Zero Project

My Day Zero Project started on November 21st 2012 and will finish on August 20th 2015 - 100 Things in 1001 Days. My challenges might not be that exciting, but they should be achievable. Some will take minutes to complete and some will take a lot longer. Track my progress below!

1 Eat something different for breakfast every day for a week - DONE

2 Spontaneously take the children for cake in a cafe

3 Learn to crochet - DONE

4 Make an origami frog - DONE

5 Make play-dough - DONE

6 Draw a self portrait

7 Learn to identify 10 constellations

8 Sew a doll's dress - DONE

9 Bake a carrot cake - DONE

10 Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all - DONE

11 Buy Wreck This Journal and finish it

12 Read 10 classics I should have read but have never got around to

13 Bake a rainbow cake - DONE

14 Make an altered book

15 Take an evening class - DONE

16 Reach my goal weight - DONE

17 Cook 10 new evening meals (4 so far - Blackbean and Sweet Potato Stew with Rice, Tuscan Bean and Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto, Cheese and Spinach Bread Bake, Mexican Bean Hotpot with Cheesy Wedges)

18 Make a gingerbread house - DONE

19 Comment on 100 new to me blogs

20 Attend a blogging conference - DONE

21 Learn a magic trick - DONE

22 Play my violin - DONE

23 Make chocolates - DONE

24 Take my son on a day trip somewhere - DONE

25 Take my daughter on a day trip somewhere

26 Send a Christmas card to all our neighbours - DONE

27 Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet - DONE

28 Bake 5 different types of bread - DONE (Bread Rolls, Mediterranean Fruit Loaf, Hot Cross Buns, Zopf, Chelsea Buns)

29 Find a new regular activity to do with the children

30 Organise my sewing things - DONE

31 Learn to idenfity all the European countries on a map

32 Decorate our bedroom - DONE

33 Decorate my daughter's bedroom - DONE

34 Decorate my son's bedroom - DONE

35 Set up a proper planner for my blogs - DONE

36 Organise my recipes - DONE

37 Do a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle - DONE

38 Have a candlelight family dinner - DONE

39 Have a themed day - DONE

40 Find 5 new local geocaches (3 done)

41 Publish a video review on my blog - DONE

42 Finish my cross stitch sampler - DONE

43 Make a bracelet of story beads - DONE

44 Sell our old DVDs

45 Sell 20 things on eBay

46 Finish my mosaic stepping stone

47 Host a themed children's party - DONE

48 Do footprint painting with the children - DONE

49 Develop and use a cleaning schedule for the house

50 Create a household notebook - DONE

51 Eat a meal at the dining table - DONE

52 Spend a week away from Facebook - DONE

53 Make pompoms - DONE

54 Make something with papier mache - DONE

55 Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find

56 Complete a home inventory

57 Make an origami box - DONE

58 Buy a pair of trousers that aren't jeans - DONE

59 Make a role play area in the house for the children - DONE

60 Make a new friend

61 Update my blog at least once a week - DONE

62 Make French toast - DONE

63 Meet someone that I've met on the internet in real life - DONE

64 Eat something different for lunch every day for a week

65 Learn how to apply eye makeup

66 Write 5 guest posts for other blogs - DONE

67 Take both children to London - DONE

68 Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over -  DONE

69 Bake gingerbread men from scratch - DONE

70 Go out with the children in the rain and jump in muddy puddles

71 Set up an area of the garden for outdoor play in winter

72 Make soap - DONE

73 Make 5 different soups - DONE

74 Have a board game night with my husband

75 Paint each fingernail with a different colour/pattern

76 Learn how to work the central heating - DONE

77 Paint and decorate my wooden file boxes - DONE

78 Make pancakes in different shapes

79 Complete a Sudoku puzzle - DONE

80 Paint pebbles and return them to the beach

81 Have a family picnic - DONE

82 Join and take part in Postcrossing - DONE

83 Make cakes to feed the birds in winter - DONE

84 Learn to identify 10 birds

85 Start a Christmas journal - DONE

86 Make cake pops - DONE

87 Run 5K in half an hour - DONE

88 Make something with washi tape - DONE

89 Make a candle - DONE

90 Go to Go Ape

91 Make pasta

92 Spend the night in a tent with both children - DONE

93 Try on my wedding dress

94 Go fruit picking - DONE

95 Make a chocolate cheesecake - DONE

96 Wear dresses/skirts for a week

97 Dye my hair

98 Carve a pumpkin with something more original than a face

99 Buy some Fimo and make something cool - DONE

100 Sort out my filing cabinet - DONE

101 Make a new list of 101 things

See the list at the Day Zero Project website.


  1. That's brilliant! Like you say, a lot of them are quite small, but it's all about a bit of variety for you and the kids, getting out of your comfort zone and spending some quality time. I've never heard of doing this before, but it sounds like a great idea. You're welcome to write a guest post for me! I've never had a guest blogger before!

    1. I'm glad you like it, and I shall be in touch about a guest post!

  2. Great idea - I am looking forward to seeing how this one develops!

  3. Also happy for you to write a guest post for my blog if it helps you. I'm local to your area :)


  4. I love your 101 in 1001 list, there are some really interesting goals in there!

  5. Brilliant list! It makes me want to start one of my own!
    Good luck with the challenge, I'm sure you'll manage it :)

  6. found you via Love All Blogs, hadn't heard of the Day Zero Project before; what a great idea, good luck completing everything :)

  7. Just found your blog because I was looking for Ali Baba links and found your post - and then took a look here. I'd never heard of the day Zero Project and I've just joined :-) So thank you for the introduction. Looks like you've nearly finished now. 1001 days seems a long time!

    1. Good luck with your Day Zero Project! It did seem a long time when I started but as I approach the end I can see that I'm not going to complete everything - I'm really pleased with what I've done though!


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