Thursday, November 12, 2015

Goals | November 2015

Happy November! I am so excited for this month because of the holiday season starting, it's full of family time all the time. Isn't that just the best?! Well, it is to me :) Each year as I get older the holidays seem to make me sappy. Cozy nights spent with family, gathering quite often, laughter, good food, the list goes on and on. It's my first (full) fall and holiday season home in four years and I'm trying to soak in every bit of it. 12 days into the month and I thought I'd share some goals! 

...order new glasses and contacts: last month I finally visited the eye doctor (finally) and am in the process of choosing a new pair of glasses! I haven't purchased a new pair in almost 4 years so this one is definitely necessary! 2 books: I really need to take a little bit of "me" time to rejuvenate. It's so easy to get caught up in life so hopefully I can take a few minutes during the month to snuggle up with a good book :) 
...finish graduate school apps: so time consuming but necessary because I don't want them looming over my head much longer and need to get them in early. win-win, right?! 
...schedule the GRE: necessary for grad school acceptance (unfortunately!)
...begin my day with scripture and quiet time: I started beginning each morning in the word and it really changed how I focused on my day. I felt so much more grounded and peaceful. I look forward to it each day. Also helps me open my bible which I struggle with. 
...complete 1 round of CIZE and clean eating: need to hop back on the train before the holidays. owning it.

...soak in family time: #familytimeallthetime - adopting Elise's saying ;) 2x/week: I miss the community and creativity that comes along with writing!
...remember gratitude daily: it's so easy to get caught up in life and especially during this time of year I really want to focus gratitude because there are so many things to be thankful for, even the simplest things. 
...declutter. A LOT: my closet needs a huge purge. oh, and handbag overload...does anyone know a good place to sell gently used designer handbags?? (suggestions welcome!!) Who doesn't love a great spring fall cleaning? more photo sessions: this has really been on my heart lately. for so long I struggled with going part-time with my photography business because I didn't think I was good enough etc (the list goes on and on) so this year I decided it might be fun to step out of my comfort zone and book a few christmas card photo sessions. Fingers crossed! 
What are your goals this month? If you've posted yours, I'd love to read! Feel free to share them in the comments below!

Linking up with Nat and Annie today! 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

I'm Baaaack!

Hi dolls!! It's been quite some time since I've written in my little corner of the internet! If you don't remember me, I'm Kate, the girl behind the blog! My little space may look a little different since the last time you saw it because it got a brand spankin' new facelift. I hope you love it just as much as I do!! Clean, feminine, and classic was the look I was going for and I think Chelsea nailed it! Who can go wrong with pink, gold, and black? Swoon. I'm so glad I came across her etsy shop! (Thank you again, Chelsea!!!!!) I've really missed this creative outlet and connecting with some of my other favorite bloggers. 

What's been happening....
  • Started a new job in my dream school district (!!!) - more on that later
  • Traveled to the Outer Banks and Savannah, GA over the summer
  • Graduated college (in May.... but never recaped ;))
  • Crossed off a few more items on my 101 in 1001 list!
  • ....and tons of other things! 
Because no post is complete without pretty pictures- here's a sneak peek! 
the most gorgeous place I've ever seen...more so soon :)

I decided it would be fun to link up with Annie and Natalie's been way too long! So I hope you'll stick around as I blog about life, recipes, diy's, and finding my way through post-graduate life! Enjoy your Thursday, y'all! 

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