Monday, February 4, 2013

February Goals!

February has begun and that means it's time to share my monthly goals! I absolutely LOVE February! It's one of my favorite months EVER because it is focused around LOVE! I'm such a mega cornball,  and sucker for all things romantic. I spent Friday (February 1st) placing colorful carnations around my home and added a couple pops of pink to my kitchen. To say I'm a cheeseball is an understatement but I just can't help it! :) My house is feeling the love and it makes me happy!

This is also the last month I have before wedding season begins and that means I'll be up in my ears with sessions and weddings! No complaints here, however, I want to use this month to my benefit. I'm going to get myself even more organized, get my taxes ready to send off, and have all my ducks in a row before things get crazy around here! :)

This month I am keeping it simple. I mean, it IS a short month after all right!? :) Besides a few goals, I also want to dedicate this month to focusing on my marriage with Drew. We don't "date" enough and have found ourselves letting work, finances, and stress really bring us down. 

So, I proposed February as date month for us. We are going to go on a date every WEEK and do cheap and fun things together that we always SAY "we will one day do". 

This month should be awesome! I'm excited for it and all the fun dates Drew and I have planned!

Stick around, it's going to be GAGtastic! ;) 

I did pretty well last month with my goals and this makes me incredibly happy. I guess by not overwhelming myself with million tasks is the key after all! :) 

December/January Update

1. Post all of my summer sessions and weddings on the blog. WORK in progress. 

2. Put pictures in my frames in the house. 

3. Do a giveaway. Happening this month when I reveal the new name of my business. Adding to February goals. :)  

4. Reveal my office. DONE! I still can't believe the response I had to it! Y'all are so awesome!

5. Reveal my new photography business name. I am SO scared, anxious and excited about this. AHHH! (I am going to do this as soon as I get the name changed legally (DBA and LLC). I want to make sure it's legit and legal first. It should be this month! :))

6. Have an awesome birthday dinner with close friends, family and colleagues. I had two! This is def. being marked off.

7. Look into taking a class (photography, calligraphy, sewing, cooking).   I looked into a calligraphy class and a cooking class! :) 

8. STRESS LESS.  I still stressed, but I stressed LESS for sure. Goooo me! 

9. Only drink water; NO more Dr. Pepper or soda.  I did have a margarita on my birthday, but other than that, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! 

10. Change my domain on my blog from to the domain I bought A YEAR AGO! I don't know how to do it yet, but it's time I stop putting it off haha! It will be  I'll let you know when this happens. If anyone has any insight on this, please share!? :)   DONE!

11. Wake up no later than 7AM. I've gotten into a bad habit of sleeping until 8AM and want to work towards making 6AM my wake-up time and it actually feel natural. I'm going to start at 7AM and work my way to 6AM in the next couple of months. I really want to do this so I can get more done in my day!  I'll admit, I didn't wake up at 7AM EVERY single day, but I did SO much better at getting up. I'd say I woke up between 7 and 8 every day, and I'm starting to feel better about getting up earlier and earlier. :) 

12. Set office hours and follow them.   This was NOT easy but I did it. 

13. Make Sundays NO WORK days. Drew and I want a day to relax, devote time to God and our marriage. A day of REAL rest if you will. :)  Just, amazing. WHY haven't I been doing this sooner!?

February Goals

Work out 3 times a week
Only Drink Water (NO soda)
Go on a date a week with Drew
Get taxes in order & ready to send off
Clean out the garage 
Host a giveaway of my favorite things
Legalize my new business name
Announce new business name
Have coffee with a new friend
Organize my hard drives
Shoot my first wedding of the year

That's it! :) Fingers crossed everything is crossed off on March 1st! :) 

What are your goals? I'd LOVE to hear them! :) 

Photo Credit: Shalyn Nelson Photography


  1. I'm posting mine tomorrow. I love that you did them simple with not extra added on to each friend. I love you and know everyone is going to love the new name. I'm excited to see the final product! Love you!

  2. Your blog is one of my favorites- I would LOOOOVE for you to take pics of me and my hubs someday!! Thanks for being so inspiring, positive and honest :)

  3. I can never stress less! I don't know why but stress is the boogie monster in my world!

  4. Great goals and pretty picture!! Can't wait to hear your business name and yay for only water-- I'm doing the same! (Oh, and tea!)

  5. Love this! Setting short term goals definitely makes them more manageable and achievable!

    I can't wait to see what your new business name is :)

  6. I can't wait to read all about your business!
    And congrats on the no soda thing! You go girl!!

  7. Awesome goals! If you ever come to the big D let me know, I would love for you to take pictures of us!!

  8. Just saw something and thought this would go perfect in your office. Don't mean to sound creepy but you should check it out. It is on One King's Lane and if you aren't signed up I think you have to sign up to see it but it is worth it.

  9. Cant wait to hear your new business name :) :)

  10. Such great goals! I love that you're going to do a date every week! Jason and I definitely need to implement some more date time.

  11. Love how awesome you were at knocking things off your list for January! Go girl! I about died when I saw the picture of you and Drew in your house-tent! SO CUTE! I loved it! Oh and I would definitely be willing to have that new friend coffee date with ya...just sayin' ;) (although with me being in MO that may be a little difficult)

  12. What a great list of goals! :) You can do it! I cannot wait to see the new name of the business!!! :)

  13. Good luck! My fingers are crossed for you and I can't wait to hear the new business name.

    Chelsea & The City

  14. Good luck with the no soda goal...I've been working really hard to only drink water, but sometimes a big glass of soda just sounds so good!

    & I can't wait to hear your new business name!

  15. Good Luck!! Love your blog :)

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