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Thanks for stoping by! That's me, and my super cute and spunky 1 year old, Nora. When we're not laying on the floor taking selfies, we also like to bake, take lots of pretty photos, and practice yoga. Aside from posting way too many pictures of Nora on instagram, I also take pretty wedding picures and make pretty baby items. So browse around, and keep up with all the latest.
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A while ago, I saw a blog post by another photographer who had a huuuuge list of goals, and she called it 101 in 1001. It was a list of 101 goals that she wanted to accomplish in 1001 days. Some of the goals were huge and scary and probably really hard to attain, and some were so small and seemingly insignificant. And, there were goals everywhere in between. I read through her list, and thought to my self, what a cool thing to do. I mean, really. I didn’t really do any “New Year’s Resolutions” for 2012, partly because I had this long list going, and partly because sometimes, writing down things makes them scarier!

Well, it’s taken me a long lonng looooonnnnnng time, but I finally finished writing up 101 goals for myself. Its a lot harder then you think! I cruised right along till about number 65, then I just got stuck… for a while. I finished my list this morning, and I think this is a great Favorite Things post for this month, because with Spring coming, the new wedding season upon us, whats better then laying out 101 of your hopes and dreams for everyone to see?!

Here’s my list, in all its glory :) I created this list on June 24, 2011, and using this neat website I was able to calculate the date I should hope to finish this list, which is March 21, 2012. Yikes! Only 2 years left, I better get going!! And if you have one, too, let me know and post a link to your 101 in 1001, in the comments section!! Don’t be shy

1. Take portraits of my sister
2. Go on a romantic weekend getaway with hubby Feb. 18/19, 2012
3. Go to the beach on a weekday
4. Learn how to knit and make a shawl
5. Make headbands for my newborn photography
6. Book my first wedding
7. Book my second wedding
8. Book more and more weddings
9. Print that portrait of my sister and Paulie
10. Go camping Oct. 18/19, 2011
11. Star gazing
12. Go back to Disney world with my sister and familyGoing in April 2012, wahooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!
13. 3 months in a row with sub 1K credit card bill
14. Completely clear out the laundry room of all laundryDid it recently, although its tattered with laundry again… I’ll keep this goal going and going
15. Get a tattoo
16. Build a mini bed for newborn photography (with my dad)
17. Buy 85mm 1.2 lens
18. Get far enough with photography to quit my day job
19. Learn how to make home-made pasta
20. Cook a really nice 5 course meal for Greg and I one night
21. Hike other mountains besides Sleeping GiantSo far, only2 others, but we’re planning on doing a lot more this spring summer and fall (2012)
22. Practice yoga Started when I started my 10 Week Workout Challenge back in the fall of 2011. Its ongoing :)
23. Start meditating
24. Eat more fruits and vegetables
25. Go through old photos and get rid of the “junk” Did this in January 2012
26. Learn how to make sushi
27. Develop a killer chocolate frosting recipe
28. Start reading more and finish unread booksHave been reading about 1 new book a week since Feb 2012
29. Research health and nutrition and keep up to date with current health and wellness trends
30. Brush up on my geography
31. Drive somewhere I’ve never been before without using a GPS
32. Go for a drive to nowhere and enjoy the scenery
33. Go on a real picnic with our picnic basket
34. Attend every PUG meeting I can unless I’m physically out of the state
35. Visit California
36. Network with Bliss Bridal
37. Photograph an Indian wedding
38. Lose 5 more pounds to reach my ultimate weight loss goal
39. Rebrand myself to attract the right kinds of clients that I ultimately want to work with – started, but not finished yet…
40. Get better organized by doing the following: vacuum once a week
41. Do a load of laundry once a week
42. Plan out meals for the week for dinner and keep up with it
43. Clean the kitchen every nighthave been keeping up with this and its so relieving to have a clean house to come home to every night! I’ll try to keep this up as best I can!
44. Make a turkey meatloaf like the one from Whole Foods – tried and failed… try again!
45. Get my wedding band resized so I can wear it – F it, I just wear it now
46. Run another ½ marathon
47. Make a quilt for myself (for once)
48. Get back into taking vitamins dailystarted Jan 2012
49. Start using coupons and planning grocery shopping trips again
50. Design the back patio by fall 2011 – opps, by Spring 2012…
51. Submit the plans for the patio to the board by fall 2011 – By Spring 2012…
52. Weed all gardens and lay mulch by the fall of 2011 – By Spring 2012…
53. Rearrange the office and bring the iMac back upstairs Found a better place for the iMac!
54. Go through old bills and organize paperwork in the officedid Winter of 2011/2012
55. Vacuum my car once every other month
56. Wash and wax my car as often as I should to keep it protected
57. Cook pancakes for Greg’s parents again did once, but would like to do a lot more
58. Get on a better sleeping schedule (in bed by 11pm)
59. Go for manis and pedis as a little treat to myself once every few months
60. Reread all Harry Potter books Finished winter 2011/2012
61. Paint a picture to hang in our house
62. See the Grand Canyon
63. Go out west and go to some states I’ve never been to before
64. Spruce up our bathroom – new mirrors and lights, maybe new bath fixtures, and paint the walls
65. Do the entire P90X system (its really tough!)
66. In the winters, do 2-3 days of cardio to keep my endurance up so I don’t huff and puff when I start working out again in the spring
67. Put granite or some sort of nicer counter tops in the Kitchen, and do up a nice back splash
68. Keep my tree garden alive so that I can transport the trees to other areas of the yard when they are ready to be moved
69. Take a CPR and first aid class in preparation of becoming a mom some day
70. Get my boating license
71. Take a vacation to Canada just because
72. Start reading the Outlander series
73. Send greeting cards to friends and family 1-2x a year just because it’s nice to say hello. Try to start in 2012
74. Drop those 2 bags of unused clothing to Goodwill, or another charitable organization who can use them
75. Plant some veggies every summer and make sure they don’t go to waste
76. Juice 2-3x a week in the summer using either a farmer’s coop, or veggies from the Farm (if they start growing this year)
77. Find and/or create the perfect buttercream frosting recipecheck! I should do a blog about my baking adventures… they are fun!
78. Find the perfect chocolate cake recipeI think I’ve come really close, if not perfect! Blog post to come…
79. Find the perfect vanilla cake recipe
80. Create 1-2 handmade artifacts to sell on Etsy
81. Knit the baby snuggie in a neutral color yarn as a gift to the next person I know to have a baby (or in my fancy purple yarn, if that baby is a girl, or buy boy colored yarn if it’s a boy)
82. Take another craft class with Greg’s mom, like pottery.
83. Make the JCrew elastic waisted mini skirt for me and melis
84. Make a piece of clothing for Paulie and Julia
85. Join a book club
86. Learn how to speak German or Polish… or maybe both!
87. Upload a portfolio slideshow onto my iPad for future client meetings
88. Order the new Moo Luxe biz cards (once my new brand is done)
89. Order a sample album from one of my more recent weddings
90. Cut my hair short………. Maybe…….
91. Nail workflow down to 2 weeks for weddings and 1 week for portraits
92. Make new house quilt of the Farm for mom and dad
93. Take photos of the Farm to blog about
94. Start and complete another 365 project
95. Create a “365 gratitude” journal… one thing I’m grateful for, everyday…
96. Run a 10k
97. Try frozen banana “ice cream” and maybe some “raw” toppings too (cookie dough, etc)…it was good, but I dont know if I’d make it again…
98. Visit a Naturopathic doctor
99. Make applesauce and apple butter – made pumpkin and butternut squash butter in fall 2011… still have to make apple sauce
100. Learn to make jellys and jams
101. Get an ND filter for my 35mm lens (plus adapters for the other lenses) before our next vacation

Wish me luck!! <3

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