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November Goals


Photo Credit: Sabrina Mallah Photography

WOW! I can't believe it's already NOVEMBER y'all! NOOOO-VEM-BURRRR. October FLEW by for me. Mostly because I was busier than all get out with family obligations, two beautiful weddings, a trip to Chicago, shortly followed by a trip to Boston, editing, editing, working for Hey, Sweet Pea, and just a jam-packed schedule, ya heard!? :)

October was awesome. Let's see how I did with last month's goals! :)

1. Go to the pumpkin patch with Drew, get a BIG fat pumpkin and take LOTS of pictures. We've never been to a pumpkin patch together & every year we say we are going to do it & never do. This is the year we change that and make it happen! (I may or may not be clapping to myself right now...I'm THAT excited!) :)  

2. Clean out all of the closets in my house & DE-CLUTTER my house. This makes my stomach turn just thinking about it. All of my closets are just complete DISASTERS. It's time to clean out, throw away and re-organize. Simple is more. STILL working on this. I've made SOME progress, but I'm NOWHERE near where I want to be. 

3. Finish organizing my office and REVEAL what I've been working on for the past two months. Can't wait to show you! Insert Goldmember voice here: I LOVEEEE GOLDDD! :) NOPE. Not finished. Hoping to get it done this month. 

4. Work out three times a week. I can feel the screams my muscles and cellulite are making as I type this. HA! Didn't happen. I went to ONE yoga class. ONE. Major Fail.


6. Post all of my summer sessions and weddings on the blog. It's time I need to get my work up. I've been so busy that I haven't had time to do this, but hopefully I can figure out a system and get this done. I got ONE up, and about to put up THREE. They are almost re-sized and ready to put up! YAY! But, didn't meet this goal either...POOP! I did get a shoot featured though and that is awesome right!? ;)

7. Only take ONE suitcase to Chicago & Boston. Oh my LAWD is this going to be hard. I think I can. I think I can.  

8. Make one homemade meal from scratch and set my dinner table (via candlelight, oh la la) for just Drew and me. :) I've made some meals, but nothing "homemade" and some were at the dinner table, but not via candlelight. I'm leaving this for the sake of hubs.

9. Do one DIY project & blog about it. DONE. My business cards, YAY! :) 

10. Go on a date with Drew and leave my phone at home. Sometimes a social media break is OKAY & much needed, y'all! :) No date. NEED to do this ASAP!

11. Put pictures in my frames in the house. Say what!? Yes, y'all. I STILL have empty frames ALL around my house. Pathetic, I know! NOPE.

12. Do a giveaway. Just because. :) Haven't had time to even think about this's coming! :) 

13. Start exploring and brainstorming on a professional project that I've been wanting to do for a really long time. It's time to get serious and figure out how I'm going to do this. 2012 may have been one of the worst years of my life to date, however, I'm so thankful for it as crazy as that sounds. I've learned SO much and I've become closer to our God. I have HUGE hopes that 2013 will be THE year of MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. It's time to prep and go full force. The only person holding myself back is me. And it's time I stop. Move over, self! 

AND since I royally sucked some major big ones on this past month's goals, I am applying them to November along with the following: 


2. Make my Christmas Cards and get them ready to send out. 

3. Adding another DIY project to the list, just because it's FUN. 

4. Get botox. (Just kidding...KIND of...haha)

Alright, let's see what progress I make this month! What are your monthly goals!? :)

P.s.) Go check out Steph's blog today...she did a precious DIY project with the pictures I took of her and Beau. Love them!!! 


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  1. What a great list!! :) I can't WAIT to see your Christmas card! It's going to be ADORABLE!

  2. This is a great list and definitely has me motivated to create my own on my blog! Sounds like you've been buusssaaaay - there would have been no way I would have accomplished all those with your schedule either!

  3. those pictures are adorable! Can we be RL friends? :)

  4. I swear you and DDHP could not be any cuter! It makes my heart melt.

  5. Seriously with the cute you two are... I wish we were closer so I could shoot y'all. (with my camera, of course...)

  6. I love the idea of blogging about monthly goals in order to keep yourself accountable! Sometimes, obviously, life gets in the way of doing things on your list, but you seem to be doing a great job. Your goals are awesome (minus botox, because girlfriend, you are smokin')!!

  7. haha, botox ... love that you wrote that!

    the pictures are too adorable. i can't get over how gorgeous the two of you are together!

    great list, i think i need to add a lot of that to my list too, except for the botox of course ;)

    i'm excited to see your Christmas card!

  8. Hey I'd say you did pretty darn good...that was a LONG list! :)

  9. I cannot WAIT To see your office reveal!!!!!!!!!!

  10. i'd like to comment on your one suitcase to boston cross-off...i think it was 3 ;-) hahah just kidding i love you boo bear and you could have brought 10!!!

    no botox missy!! you bootyful just the way God made you!!!! :-)

    i think you did good shay!! i love these goals..i need to make some myself!

    that pic of y'all..adorable. cant handle it.

    ALSO added to Nov...plan next trip EEEE!!!!

  11. I am excited to start Christmas cards too! Can't wait to see yours!

    You are too young for Botox!



  12. ahh some of your goals are on my goal list too! i need to get busy on my christmas cards and man oh man i need to try to work out.

    you don't need botox! xox

  13. Love those photos of you two. :)

    That is quite the impressive list of goals you came up with for October (and now for November!). I like the idea of setting goals, but often bypass them because it is like asking to be depressed when I don't reach them! :-\ I have been "working" on my closets for MONTHS now. So sad!

    Totally unrelated, can I just say that reading your blog and seeing your photos on IG always make me smile? Love your heart and energy, friend. xoxo

    Have a great weekend!

  14. Such a sweet picture of you two.
    You and Drew's marriage just warms my heart.

  15. loooooove these pictures!!! and i love your to-do lists! i might have to steal some of this....but my first to-do is to get a man. duh ;) who am i going to do all these fun things with?!

  16. i want to snuggle right in there between you two. awkward?

  17. Give it up for Sabrina ladies & gents! Those two pictures are TO. DIE. FOR! You two are so precious.

    Can't wait to see your office...the suspense is killing me!

    You seem like the type of girl who would like to do dance type workouts...have you tried zumba? It is KILLER, but so fun.