My word for 2014

With every new year comes reflection. Reflection on the years past. The good times and the bad. The things we’d like to relive, and the things we’d like to close the page on.



Many people set forth new years resolutions for themselves or goals for the year forward. Some will pick a word for the year that serves as their “theme”. Truth be told, I’ve never done any of the above. It’s always been a hard thing for me to actually pause and reflect on life. I’ve always been a day at a time sort of girl. Follow through is not my strong suit. But this year, I knew I wanted to do things a little differently.

IMG_4182 “I see baby Jesus momma” 



IMG_4168 We stumbled across a Cinderella carriage

I may not need to kick a smoking habit or make plans to travel the world (although the second would be nice), but I did need to make some personal goals for myself going into 2014. It’s been on my heart for a good majority of December and one word kept coming to my mind…


To wholeheartedly express myself through a creative outlet without fear of failure. Creating fuels me and always stretches my imagination. I want to be fueled by my ideas and let them inspire me. In years past, I made it my goal to create one project a week. But this resulted in me withdrawing from the creative process all together. It put pressure on things, and took my desire to create from enjoyable to a chore. So I did what most would do and pushed it away for awhile. I reevaluated things and realized I wanted something bigger. I wanted my creativity to be authentic, not forced. And in doing so, I need to work at my own pace. I need to not put a time limit on things. I need to let my imagination speak to me.

So with that, I’m ready to launch new ideas both here and in the form of a shop. The coasters got my feet wet and jumpstarted the creative process, so thank you. We’re onto something.

IMG_1251 Mt. Bachelor, Oregon 


Smith Rock 
Josh’s momma and I
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Do you have a word of the year? Any new years resolutions? Do share.

And thank you for following along for another year. We have exciting things in store.

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  1. Christina says:

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!! It makes my heart smile to see you so happy friend! :)

  2. Love this word of the year idea! You’re the cutest!

    xo, Courtney

  3. Erin says:

    I can’t wait to see what you create! And gah, your vacation looks amazing!

    No real resolutions here, except just enjoy the year! After being pregnant and miserable in 2013, I’m ready for some fun. :)

    And Mom’s Day Out starts back tomorrow for us. Tomorrow can’t come soon enough (for both of us!). :P

  4. Chelsea says:

    What a great word!

  5. angie says:

    best wishes to you on your creative journey this year!

  6. Shirley Lupton says:

    My word is “forward”. I love your word and can’t wait for you to follow through with your creative juices.

    God Bless

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