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November Goals


Guys, for the first time since starting these monthly goal posts like 3 years ago….I totally missed a month. Somehow, October just got away from me. Don’t be fooled, it’s not because I wasn’t doing lots of cool stuff and still achieving things, but, I guess I just forgot to post about them! So, this Instagram recap is from both September and October. There were lots of highlights like having both my brother & his wife as well as my parents come visit, taking Llewyn to the Farmer’s Market for the first time, shooting my last wedding of the year, doing a fun prints give-away, enjoying free coffee on National Coffee Day, trying out calligraphy for the first time, going to see one of my favorite artists in concert, peach-picking with friends, learning to make flower crowns with fellow creatives, lots of quality time with my handsome little man, a surprise visit from out-of-state friends and generally enjoying this beautiful Fall season. So much goodness in these past two months!

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Here’s how the goals ended up:


  • Transition Llewyn to sleeping in his room (Successfully been doing this for two months!)
  • Move our stuff to upstairs bedroom
  • Go for at least 4 walks with Llewyn
  • (Really) Finish sending out birth announcements (Hah, yeeeah….at this rate, the ones unset will just be replaced with Christmas cards!)
  • (Really) Write in Llewyn’s baby book everything applicable to date
  • (Really) Take load of stuff to Goodwill
  • Visit MOPS for the first time (I went and actually joined so I’ve been several times now and it’s a great time of mom-to-mom encouragement and support)
  • At least two coffee dates


  • Blog at least twice a week
  • Finish restocking all shipping supplies
  • Finish editing fashion shoot
  • Add one more item for client gifts
  • Submit any remaining album designs to Align
  • Watch 1-2 installments of an educational webinar
  • Submit 1-2 more weddings
  • Finally attend a local Tuesdays Together meeting

And here’s what I plan to focus on for November:


  • Stay up to date on writing in Llewyn’s baby book
  • Shop for and buy at least half of our Christmas gifts
  • Go gluten/dairy free (for Llewyn’s skin)
  • Get Llewyn a coat before Thanksgiving in Michigan!
  • Invite someone to MOPS
  • Get a family photo taken for Christmas cards
  • Order Christmas cards!
  • Figure out how to make dairy-free hot chocolate


  • Keep blogging at least twice a week
  • Finish restocking all shipping supplies
  • Finish all editing for 2015
  • Mail out client gifts
  • Collaborate on styled shoot with fellow vendors
  • Watch 1-2 installments of an educational webinar
  • Submit 1-2 more weddings
  • Update 1 gallery on website

I’m so excited the holiday season is upon us, even if I kind of can’t believe it. I’m excited to enjoy the remainder of Fall before all the leaves are on the ground and we spend the next many weeks raking them all up…. So here’s to a little more apple cider, pumpkin-flavored goodness, and enjoying Thanksgiving before fully embracing Christmas! ;)

What do you want to get done before December hits?

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  1. Talia

    November 11th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Tori, this is great! I don’t know why I’ve never seen these goal posts before! You inspire me! I’m going to start doing it! Wish you were doing Thanksgiving in Georgia! xo

  2. Tori

    November 11th, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Man, I wish we were all doing Thanksgiving together, too! That would be SO fun! Maybe next year??

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