We’re officially in business :)

Wow, it’s been months since I have posted on this little Tumblr! It’s crazy how much has happened…

My website is up, you can check it out at www.eventcrush.com. I am officially open for business! So far I have one wedding booked for 2013. This is perfectly fine with me, seeing as I have done pretty much zero advertising. My site is up but it doesn’t come up in google when people search for local wedding planners, so hopefully I can get that worked on soon.

In the midst of starting my business I am also expecting a baby girl in March!!! :)

So, some things have been put on hold (i.e. getting business cards printed, advertising, networking with local vendors, etc). But, I am still moving forward and will be happy with however many weddings I end up doing next year. I am just thrilled to have one so far!

This summer I had the pleasure of coordinating three fabulous weddings. It was incredible experience and I am so happy with everything I learned and how smoothly everything went. And… super exciting news… one of the weddings from September is going to be featured in a major local wedding magazine on January 1st!! I am SOO thrilled! 

Anyways, I think that’s a decent summary of what’s been going on. Adelyn Mae is due March 8th. It’s going by SO. FAST. We are so excited for this new chapter of our lives!

<3 

mth2012:

Making things happen - the right things - the things that matter - takes ACTION. Physical action. It takes a leap of faith every moment and stepping into uncharted territory. Because the idea behind making things happen is to get to a place you’ve never been before, right? So, that means it is bound to feel unfamiliar and like free-falling at times. Making things happen doesn’t mean the path will be easy or perfectly planned or predictable. But, making the RIGHT things happen is always worth the risks. The more you risk the more you are bound to make mistakes and the more you risk… the more opportunity you have for growth. Fall down seven times, get up eight. I love this quote above. Get out there and make mistakes for the sake of making what matters happen! - Lara. Print from ModCloth

mth2012:

Making things happen - the right things - the things that matter - takes ACTION. Physical action. It takes a leap of faith every moment and stepping into uncharted territory. Because the idea behind making things happen is to get to a place you’ve never been before, right? So, that means it is bound to feel unfamiliar and like free-falling at times. Making things happen doesn’t mean the path will be easy or perfectly planned or predictable. But, making the RIGHT things happen is always worth the risks. The more you risk the more you are bound to make mistakes and the more you risk… the more opportunity you have for growth. Fall down seven times, get up eight. I love this quote above. Get out there and make mistakes for the sake of making what matters happen! - Lara. Print from ModCloth

Progress!

I have been so horrible at keeping up with this little blog. But, thankfully it’s because I’ve been having such an amazing, wedding-filled summer and things are really starting to happen!

Last Saturday was Jenny & Aaron’s wedding. It was the first wedding that I officially planned + coordinated on my own. And… it was AMAZING!!! I can’t get over how beautiful it turned out and how well everything went. It was like a dream. I honestly received more compliments and kind words than I can ever remember receiving in one day. It was so reaffirming and reminded me that this is exactly what I am supposed to do with my life!! :)

Also, I officially own the domain name for my website and it will be up and running soon! WHOA! I thought it was going to take longer but as it turns out, everything is pretty much ready to go and just needs to be installed in to Wordpress by my fabulous designer.

I will be “announcing” the launch of my site as soon as it’s up. It’s crazy because as soon as the site us up, technically I’ll be in business… oh snap! Scary slash suuuper exciting.

I am so excited to feature the two bridal showers and the wedding I’ve done so far this summer. There are two more weddings I am coordinating in September as well. Yay for experience!!!

Things are coming together and I am just so thrilled for the future.

If you want to make something happen, just go for it! Stop waiting for the right time. You have what it takes to make your dreams come true. :)

Thankful.

Do you ever just want to pinch yourself because you can’t believe how incredible life is? This is how I feel lately… quite frequently!

Sometimes I just feel so blessed and I have no idea WHY. I don’t deserve any of this. I can honestly sit here and tell you that I do not deserve any of the beauty in my life but God gives it to me because he is SO gracious.

And I am trying to live my life knowing that all of the wonderful things I am blessed with can come and go. Things won’t always be this way… there will be hard times, there will be struggles. I just want to always appreciate what I have and NEVER take things for granted.

I am so, so thankful for my amazing hubs and our nearly 3 years of marriage. I am thankful beyond words to be able to go on an a cruise together in August to celebrate.

I am thankful for our jobs that God has provided for us… even though money is tight right now we are still able to pay the bills.

I am thankful for our amazing home. It is small, but it is absolutely perfect for the stage of life we are at right now. We are never again going to have this nice of a house for this CHEAP of rent, we are so blessed.

I am thankful for our 2 adorable kitties.

I am thankful for the hope of the future and starting a family together.

I am thankful for both of our families who love us so much and who always inspire me.

We are blessed. There is no question. There are people who have less, and deserve more. There are people who have nothing, and deserve everything. I want to live my life on purpose and be fully aware of the gifts that God has blessed us with. No more wasting days not doing what I dream of OR not thanking God for all He’s given me.

xoxo

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iloveyoukeepmoving:

YES!!! Have an AMAZING week!!! :) 

iloveyoukeepmoving:

YES!!! Have an AMAZING week!!! :) 

mth2012:

Saying YES to one thing is saying NO to another.  This is my YES list.  It’s easy to forget these things, so my simple advice for you today is make it hard to forget what matters.  This is also my computer desktop.  I have a print of it on my wall and have a mini version for my purse.  When I lose sight of what matters, I have to remind myself of my core. It’s so easy to forget our purpose and get lost in the “stuff” of life, right?  Saying YES to what truly matters makes life simple.  Clear.  Focused.  The “hard decisions” get easier.  But, you have to make decisions.  Saying YES means making a decision to say NO to whatever keeps you from what matters.  What are you saying YES to?   - Lara

mth2012:

Saying YES to one thing is saying NO to another.  This is my YES list.  It’s easy to forget these things, so my simple advice for you today is make it hard to forget what matters.  This is also my computer desktop.  I have a print of it on my wall and have a mini version for my purse.  When I lose sight of what matters, I have to remind myself of my core. It’s so easy to forget our purpose and get lost in the “stuff” of life, right?  Saying YES to what truly matters makes life simple.  Clear.  Focused.  The “hard decisions” get easier.  But, you have to make decisions.  Saying YES means making a decision to say NO to whatever keeps you from what matters.  What are you saying YES to?   - Lara