Here we are again… I know I probably sound like a broken record because I say this EVERY month, but I can’t believe it’s already June! It seems like just yesterday that Aaron & I were in Florida celebrating Christmas with our families, and now summer is in full swing. But hey… I’m not complaining. After what seemed like the longest winter of all time, I’ve been more ready than ever for the sun, a nice tan, and frequent trips to the snow cone stand! Here’s a look back at my May Goals

May’s BUSINESS Goals

1. Rock out two awesome weddings with even more awesome couples!
2. Shoot a few engagement sessions.
3. Continue blogging 4-5 days a week. There were a few days that I slacked because of being out of town, but I’ll give myself a pass for that. :)
4. Read Jon Acuff’s new book Start. Can I cross this one off half-way? I actually started it last week, and it is SO great.
5. Re-do my About Me section of the blog, and maybe get some new bio pictures taken. I’d say I went above and beyond on this one with a totally made-over blog & logo!
6. Perfect reception lighting with my new Canon 600 EX-RTs! Well, I’ve not yet reached perfection, but I’m getting there!
7. Invest in the Canon 100m 2.8L Macro. Nope. Maybe in June?

May’s PERSONAL Goals

1. Enjoy my trip to Florida in 3 days!!! I CANNOT WAIT! Yes, Arkansans, you can be jealous.
2. Continue going to the gym at least 5 days a week and finish 30 Day Shred without missing a day. Well, I DID finish 30 Day Shred, but I missed a total of 3 days, which really isn’t that bad. Again, I blame being out of town.
3. Get ready in the mornings. Maybe if I write it twice, it will happen? :) Or maybe writing it twice won’t help at all.
4. Spend at least 30 minutes a day reading.
5. Enjoy our quick trip to Kansas City at the end of the month to see the Royals and Angels play.
6. Learn how to sew a pillow cover.
 I’m crossing this off because I attempted, failed, and I’m still mad about it. Touchy subject.
7. Plan meals out a week ahead of time. Whoopsies.

And for the month of June…

BUSINESS

1. Finish reading Jon Acuff’s Start.
2. Invest in the Canon 100 2.8L Macro. Maybe if I write it twice, Aaron will let me buy it. Hint, hint. :)
3. Update all of my paper and marketing products to match my new logo.
4. Create custom instructions for clients explaining how to use PASS.
5. Shoot two awesome weddings in Virginia and North Carolina. Okay, I already shot the VA wedding on the 1st, but I love to write stuff down just so I can cross it off! Don’t lie… You do it too.
6. Continue blogging consistently.

PERSONAL

1. Go to the gym at least 4 times a week and do alternating levels of 30 Day Shred 3 days a week.
2. Have an amazing week in Florida celebrating my best friend getting MARRIED!!! I can’t wait to ATTEND a wedding. It’s going to be a nice break to sit back and enjoy things for a change.
3. Take a walk every night with Aaron and Noley… The weather has been so amazing recently.
4. Celebrate Noley’s first birthday. Judge away, people. Judge away.
5. Start going through our belongings and getting rid of everything we don’t need or use. Our lease it up at the end of September, and we will most likely be moving. Aaron, who knows me and my procrastination tactics VERY well, has suggested that we get a jump start on purging and packing… He’s a pretty smart guy. :)
6. Unpack my suitcase the day after I get back from traveling. I’ll be out of town 3 times this month (Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Destin), which means a lot of packing/unpacking. Keeping in theme with my tendency to procrastinate, I usually wait to unpack my suitcase until I have no more clothes to wear, and that’s not really an option when you’re in and out of town every few days. This one will make Aaron happy too.

Here’s a sneak of this weekend’s Blue Ridge, VA wedding. It was incredibly gorgeous, and I can’t wait to share the rest of the pictures on Thursday!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday afternoon, I was browsing my Pinterest boards, hoping I would be struck with inspiration for a great dinner, when a stumbled upon a font that I had pinned a few months ago. As soon as I saw it, I decided I wanted to revamp my logo, while keeping the main idea and style the same. Well, revamping my logo quickly turned into changing a few things on my blog, including a new about me page, and I eventually found myself reformatting the whole thing. When inspiration strikes, it’s pretty hard to ignore! I definitely hadn’t planned on making any changes to my logo, blog, or Facebook page any time soon, but now I kind of love that I did! I love that it looks more clean and updated without really changing my brand. One day, I will actually hire a professional graphic designer to do things for me the “legit” way, but until that day, I’ll keep making it up as I go! :)

Here’s the old blog, and I think my spontaneous changes are SUCH an improvement.

Be sure to check out my new “meet Kelsey” page and my updated Facebook page! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new look! :)

Happy Thursday!

  • May 30, 2013 - 11:53 am

    Erin Fetterhoff - Kelsey-
    I absolutely love the face lift! That font… MY FAVORITE!! Your blog is so quaint, I just love it!ReplyCancel

Before I begin sharing about our trip to Kansas City this weekend, I must make it clear that in the Crawford home, we cheer for the Atlanta Braves. However, when you live in Arkansas, your baseball viewing options are rather limited, and you have to take what you can get. Aaron’s favorite thing in the world (besides me) is baseball, specifically the Braves. He lived in Atlanta for two years before moving here, and let’s just say the transition has been a little rough for him. :) Kansas City is the closest city to us that has an MLB team, but of course the Braves are playing there when we’re in Florida for camp with our high school students. Aaron was in mourning over this for about three weeks. As devastating as this realization was, we decided that a non-Braves game was better than no game at all, so we drove up to KC on Friday to see the Royals play the Angels. It was a great start to our four day weekend… Why can’t we have those every week?

Oh, you know, just taking pictures at a gas station.

If I had a favorite gas station logo, it would be Sinclair’s. That dinosaur? Totally awesome.

I thought about cropping all the gas station-ness out of this picture, but I decided to keep it as is for the memory. One day, Aaron will tell our children the embarrassing stories of how I made him take pictures with me in the oddest places. Although, they will already know this about me because I will do the same thing to them. Poor future children. And present husband.

My handsome driver! :)

The only place that I wanted to visit while we were in Kansas City was Trader Joe’s! I’m sure that sounds a little lame, but I’ve heard it is the mecca of grocery stores and wanted to see for myself! Thanks to some great recommendations from y’all, I picked up quinoa & black bean chips, cowboy salsa, dark chocolate, chai latte concentrate, crunchy cookie butter, and brownie mix. There were out of a few things that I wanted to get, so I’m already planning my next trip. Also, I think it’s time someone starts a petition for Trader Joe’s to come to Fayetteville. This town is so hippy that it would just make sense.

I didn’t take any pictures inside because Aaron was giving me the “Are you seriously about to start taking pictures of lettuce and potatoes??” look, but I totally could have. In fact, I think TJ’s would be the most adorable setting for an engagement session. Any takers? :)

Back at our hotel, we obviously used our free time for some more pictures. Aaron was thrilled.

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I am not so good at the spontaneous, “do something weird!!!” pictures. Apparently, I think of making myself a little shelter?! I wish I had an explanation…

Helloooo Kauffmnn Stadium!

Someone legendary who used to play for the Royals……

You can take the man out of Atlanta, but you can’t take the Braves out of the man.

Glorious light. All I was thinking was that I wanted to be shooting a session!

This was the point in the 7th inning that we ditched our seats in the outfield and moved a little closer to the field.

Um, this was amazing… Sheridan’s Chocolate Cookie Kiss Concrete. If you ever get the chance, try one!

We lucked out and happened to go on $1 hotdog night AND fireworks night! So fun!

Bye Kauffman!

The next morning, we headed back to Fayetteville, but not before stopping at Aaron’s all-time favorite. He was a little excited.

That heart-shaped donut? Brownie Batter. Oh my word. Jillian Michaels definitely would not have approved, but my belly did!

Some would say it’s a sin that I didn’t get my coffee at Dunkin’, but at least I’m consistent!

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!
Happy Tuesday!