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Mar132012

Styling Vignettes: Wishes & Hopes for Year Three

Happy Tuesday friends! For day two of Birthday Week I wanted to share a little project that I put together for myself yesterday. It's a personal project, one I created in order to document my hopes and dreams for the coming year of my business and blogging, year three. I thought it would be nice to style some pictures and share the project with you all here. Maybe it will inspire some of you to think about your own personal goals for your business or your blog or even just your personal creative endeavors. Sometimes writing out your ideas makes them real and gives us some accountability to actually carry them out. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes I dream a lot of things up in my head but they don't always come to anything. They only live in my dreams. My main goal for this next year is to actually act on those dreams, make them real, and see where it all takes me. No more 'what ifs' or 'I wonder how that would have panned out.' A scary thought but I think it's usually worth it when you put yourself out there.

I wanted to create something more beautiful than just bullet points on a scrap piece of paper so I wrote out my ideas on cardstock and then packaged them up in a box. I added some packaging flourishes which makes it feel like a present. I plan to open the box on March 9, 2013 and then see how successful I was with my goals. It is my birthday present to me for next year!

Last night on Instagram I was chatting with a few friends about how mini things are so much cuter than regular sized things. For this shoot I used mini clothespins (which we all agreed were the best!), mini scissors, and even this tiny box. 

Another project completed with my amazing, versatile stamp kit!

I feel like my life is this constant balancing act between dreaming about my future and also reveling in my current projects. I am such a dreamer, always thinking about what I can do next and new, big ideas. But I also believe it is so important to reflect on your accomplishments and to enjoy the present because it slips by so quickly. Are you the same way? How do you balance both? This project for me was perfect. I thought about my goals for awhile, wrote them down, but then I packaged them up, not to forget about them but to set them aside while I draw inspiration from what I am currently doing.

So my box of wishes and hopes now sits in a drawer ready to be opened in a year's time. I look forward to the day when I can open that box and have those goals be accomplished but in the meantime I am focusing on today's goals. One day at a time... 

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This is precious. I DEFINITELY agree that mini things are so much cuter. I love pretty much all things miniature. Have you seen these? http://www.etsy.com/shop/suami

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

somehow, my happy birthday wishes never got posted! So, congratulations & happy second blog b-day! I think this is such a sweet idea, and I'm sure it will be so special in a year.

It's been so fun to get to know you and be inspired on a daily basis - I'm looking forward to all you come up with in this next year! :)

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentererinkathleen

This is realllly, really pretty and well done, Lauren! I need some of that gold+white twine! :) Also, so excited for this next year of following your lovely blog and work!

Happy blog-aversary! Am an constantly stunned by your amazing images. They seem to only get better and better. So inspiring. Rosie

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRosalie

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