My List of Goals :: May

I’ve been spending a ton of time learning, growing and challenging myself since returning from my South America/Central America trip. However, I am a firm believer in writing down my goals in order to make them a reality. I have always done this … and probably will always continue to do this …. so that I can evaluate myself and the things I have accomplished (and mostly because it is one more list that I can check off…love my lists!)

After stumbling upon Cassandra Eldridge’s blog, I decided to borrow the idea of having a goal list every month that I share with my readers – both professional and personal. I normally write things like this in my personal journal, but I wanted to hold myself accountable to all of you. And maybe it will inspire some of you to do the same. :)

Each month I’ll update the list to let you know how I did, and I’ll create a new/updated list for the next month. So here goes my list for May!

– Read one book for pleasure. I’ve been reading so much about photography and having a business that I have neglected reading just to read.

– Blog more about industry ideas, tips and personal posts.

– Continue to be happy with less. Since coming home, I have been eliminating so many things that I do not really “need”. I want to keep letting go of things and only hold on to the things I really treasure.

– Start doing the things that I have pinned via Pinterest. I’m a pinning machine, but I keep forgetting to actually make the crafts, cook the recipes, or use those helpful tips and tricks.

– Stop comparing myself to others – especially other photographers. I think we can all agree why this is not good to do.

– Get back into working out (regularly).

– Submit my work to photography competitions and blogs.

– Be spontaneous. This is something I am constantly trying to work on because my Type A, planning personality likes everything figured out…however my boyfriend is the opposite. :)

– Continue to tell people about my business and look for new ways to grow my business and surprise my clients.

If you have any goals for this month, feel free to share them below or send me a note at :)

Friday Fancie: Pumpin’ Up the Volume!

Growing up, I would wake up on Saturday mornings to the smell of perm chemicals and head into the basement to watch my mom – a professional hair-stylist. I learned so much from watching her cut, color and style hair, so whenever I need help, she is my go-to lady.

Over 20 years later, our basement is still a mini-hair salon – shampoo bowl, professional hair dyer, and tons and tons (did I mention TONS!) of hair products. So it was no surprise that when I was looking for a product to help my limp, pin-straight hair, she handed me the Osis + Dust It product.

This product is great because:

  • When you need to pump it up, this product adds lots of volume without teasing your hair (saving you from damaging your tresses)
  • The little red bottle is light weight and perfect to toss in your purse for touch-ups on-the-go.
  • A little bit goes a long, voluptuous way! A sprinkle of this magic powder and va-va-voom! The bottle will last you a long time.

So if you need a little more volume in your hair this weekend, grab a bottle and let me know what you think.


Lost In A Moment

The band jammed. Gorgeous flowers adorned the tabletops. Laughter and smiles spread throughout the room. Molly, Christine, Frankie, Rachel and I danced our hearts out as if was an ordinary girls night out.

But then I pushed my mental pause button, just for a second, and I reflected on the moment I was in.

I wasn’t thinking about the blister starting to form on my toe. Or how Molly always has the best dance moves. Or how stunning Christine looks when she smiles. Or how Frankie’s personality lights up the room. Or how Rachel’s face is beaming with happiness and love. (All of which were true!)

Instead, I thought about how lucky I am.

….. lucky to be sharing one of the most important days in Rachel’s life (her wedding!) with some of the most amazing friends. Friends that have come into my life at all different points, yet friends who seem to have been there throughout it all.

It was a moment where I wondered how life turned out this way. How all the crazy paths I took led me to this perfect moment where everything seemed, well, perfect.

Molly. Frankie. Christine. Rachel. These women are truly incredible, and I am so lucky to have them be such a huge part of my life.

When I am with them, I am always in the moment, but at that moment dancing at Rachel’s wedding, I was lost in a moment.