it’s a new year!


2013 is here and I’m ready to take it on! This year is going to be full of goal-setting, wedding-planning, and photo-taking! It’s gonna be amazing! I hope that you are all as excited as I am!


Speaking of new things, welcome to my new blogsite! I’ve been working on it all year and I’m so excited to finally be able to launch it! And what more perfect time than the beginning of a brand new year? Thank you all for reading my blog and cheering me on! It means so much to me to know that someone out there is reading these silly little posts! Coming up in the next week or so, I will also be posting a winter-themed giveaway in celebration of this new site! Be sure to subscribe above to get alerts on posts and giveaways!


I’ve decided to be deliberate about my resolutions and goals this year. I am going to write them down, this blog will keep me accountable, and I WILL complete them! I don’t want to find myself at the end of another month (or year) only to realize that the things I wanted to accomplish are still just items in a list. 2013 is my year and it can be your year, too! A special thanks to Nancy Ray for posting her goals monthly and inspiring me (and many others) to do the same. So here are my 2013 and January goals:


GOALS for 2013:


-photograph 10 weddings

-begin offering and designing photo albums

-attend a photography workshop

-upgrade my camera

-start marketing

-exercise 3x a week/run a 10k

-plan my wedding and marry the man of my dreams!!

-start painting again

-simplify/de-clutter my life and home

-wake up at 8am during the week


GOALS for January:


-clean out my car

-start my marketing campaign

-blog twice a week

-donate clothes that I don’t wear (simplify my wardrobe)

launch new website

-finish readingĀ Purple Cow by Seth Godin


If you’d like to share your goals with me, post them in the comment box below! I’d love to hear from you! Good luck!


  1. Leslie Averitt says:

    Way to go! And so excited about your upcoming wedding! Is moose your dog? He’s so cute!

    • Lauren says:

      Thanks, Leslie and Kristen! Yep, Moose is my puppy! He’s definitely the cutest dog I’ve ever seen, but I guess I’m biased haha! Hope you’re doing well!

  2. Kristen says:

    Congratulations future cousin-in-law!!! The site looks great! :) My New Years Resolution is to continue the battle of cooking at home, eating healthier and expanding my knowledge of recipes and foods! Can’t wait for you to join the family this year!

  3. Kristen says:

    For some reason it wouldn’t let my last comment post! Anyway, I shared your site onto my facebook to help you market. You should get other friends and family to help you out this way as well! Your site looks great!

  4. Mallory says:

    goals for january: stay on track with my running, pick up my new pup (and be patient with him), and start blogging again!! love the new site! excited for everything in store for you in 2013!

  5. Dyana says:

    Great job Lauren!! So excited to see all that’s in store for you this year. I know it will be great.

  6. Reagan says:

    Love your site, Lauren! I am so excited about your progress! Everything looks absolutely wonderful, professional, and YOU. Honored to be one of your local favs! Sending flower in mail this week asap!


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