New Year's Resolutions

I'm a little late on these but here goes:
  1. First and foremost—continue to grow and foster my relationship with God. Steven and I had an amazing church when we lived in Clemson and have tried various churches since living in NoVA but none have stuck. I hope to find one this year that we both love and to build a relationship with the Pastor who will, in turn, help us navigate our relationship with God. 
  2. “Stay Calm and Wedding Plan On”- this year will be heavy on the wedding planning since we’ll finally be in the one year stretch! I may have mentioned this before, but Steven and I got engaged this past July and won’t be getting married until April 2017. In total, we will have been engaged for 21 months. The first couple months we really have just been relaxing and enjoying the engagement. The only planning I have done so far is booking the venue and scouring Pinterest for ideas! Starting this month, the ACTUAL planning will commence! I might even do wedding planning posts/updates every other week. 
  3. Career Path-without getting into too much detail, the last 2 years I have sort of been at a crossroads with my professional life. This year I hope to really focus in on what makes me happy and pursue those interests.
  4. Health & Fitness-towards the later half of 2015, I started to get into a good work-out regimen and have been really happy with the results so far! But, there is definitely room for improvement in my diet! What can I say? I LOVE pizza. I hope to keep up the working out and to stick to a cleaner way of eating!
  5. Blogging (duh!)-not to get sappy, but blogging has seriously been one of the best things about this year! I started my blog in April and seeing it grow has been such an amazing experience. I have loved the opportunity to get to connect with all of you and appreciate all the support you’ve given me whether it’s subscribing, commenting or following me on social media! As I mentioned in #3, I have been in a funk in my professional life and it’s hard to not let that affect my outlook on everything. The blog has given me a creative outlet to talk about the things I love and it has given me the opportunity to “meet” all of you! I have big things planned for 2016 including (hopefully) starting to make some videos as I mentioned before. 
         Thank y’all so much again for your continued support and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!


  1. I feel the same way about blogging and it's OK to be emotional about it, it gets your feelings, style and thoughts out there and so rewarding when others feel the same way Or can relate! One of my 2015 highlights was meeting you my friend! So excited for your wedding planning adventures more of your sweet words and more of your awesome fashion sense!! Happy weekend gorgeous!!

  2. You have some amazing goals, and with wedding just a little over a year from now.. It's going to be a super exciting year for you. I hope everything goes as planned for you :) xx

  3. great resolutions gir!! And totally agree about blogging! We can do it


  4. Love these goals girl! The blogging one definitely speaks to me and I can’t wait to see where you take this space in 2016!

  5. Blogging totally made up for me not being happy in my last job - it's such a great outfit! I cant wait to see how wedding plans goes along for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Kelly, these are some really great resolutions! Love your thought on blogging! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. These are great goals for the new year and I wish you all the best for 2016!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  8. It's so hard to find a new church community. My husband and I looked and looked when we first moved. Good luck with everything!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Love these resolutions, Kelly! I've been at the same parish since I was in Kindergarten and the parish community is such a huge part of my life as I've been a major player in the music ministry since I was a youngin - so I can totally feel the struggle! I hope you and Steven find the right community for you :) And SOOO excited to see wedding prep posts! Ahh!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess


  10. This was such a wonderful read, Kelly; thanks for sharing your resolutions with us! I am definitely looking forward to you making some videos, so I will keep my eye out for that! I think it was a good idea for you and Steven to take time in planning the wedding, to ensure that it will truly be everything that you (and Steven ;) dream it to be. I always wonder how some couples manage to crunch everything in such a short amount of time; it stresses me out to just think of it! I have a family member who got engaged in November and the wedding will be the first week in July!

    I wish you the absolute best this year and I truly hope that it will be your best year yet! I hope that you'll get clarity and direction on which church to go to, as well as what changes you need to make in your career that'll make you much more happier and satisfied; you deserve nothing short of the absolute BEST! Again, thanks for sharing with us and I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend ahead, beautiful!



  11. Yay for a new year!! Loving all of your resolutions. They are motivating and ring true for me too! (Minus the wedding haha). Wishing you all the best! xo

  12. New year resolutions are great to have! Goodluck for all the wedding planning
    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  13. Wedding planning is so much fun! Try not to get too stressed out about it, and just enjoy! It really is the best time in life :)


  14. These are so great! I can't wait to hear more about your wedding planning! Have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  15. Lots of great resolutions mentioned here & I wish you the best of lucky accomplishing them all!

  16. I really like your resolutions
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  17. Great goals! And I can't wait to see how much more your blog grows this next year!
    Miss Olivia Says

  18. Oh my gosh, I also LOVE PIZZA! I could eat that stuff every day. Definitely need to make room in my workout plan for it!

  19. Great resolutions! Wishing you a successful new year. <3

    xo, Alina
    Style Studio by Alina

  20. Great goals for 2016. I'm so excited to see all the things you plan for your wedding - I hope you share them on your blog! So happy we connected in 2015, and can't wait to see what 2016 brings :)

  21. These are great goals for the new year! Good luck on the wedding planning, I'm sure it will be an amazing turnout!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  22. All nice goals. Congrats on your engagement. Gemma xx

  23. Wait, you stay at Northern Virginia? I hope we meet someday. You are so kind.