APRIL 2015


Remember how last month I talked about my little routine of making monthly goals, writing them out, tacking them to my desk, trying to keep them top of mind? Well, sometimes life gets busy and those goals get published mid-month. wahhwahh. But hey, things happen! So, here we go, another month, another list of goals. These are going to be fun!


1. Pilates!

Tried it. Love it. Bought a monthly pass to a studio. TRY IT IF YOU HAVEN’T!

2. Newsletter

One month down (two months at this point!) and the response was incredible! Thank you to everyone who reached out with their challenge updates, words of encouragement, and thoughts about the letter. You all are amazing. Moving forward, what else would you like to see? What would you like us to add/change? Ideas welcome!

3. Read About a New Topic

I’ve been in a reading rut recently and I needed a change desperately, so I picked up Wabi Sabi The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I started reading the latter one in the bath last night and it’s fantastic. Truthfully, it’s changing my life. If you need to de-clutter, de-stress, or need to get things on track, pick it up!



1. Incorporate Color

This month on LaurenKelp.com we are challenging ourselves to incorporate some color into our lives. If you are like me, I LOVE color, but I rarely wear it. My wardrobe is full of various shades of white, cream, and (my favorite) black. I am trying to challenge myself to bring in color to my life by wearing a peach lip, having fresh flowers around the house, or painting my nails something other than Fiji. What can I say, I am a creature of habit?

2. Start Meal Prepping

I’ve said it once, I will say it again – I hate cooking for two. I know, I know, for someone who loves to entertain as much as I do, how can I despise cooking for two? I never get the proportions right, the meal is always rushed and last minute, and because I am not prepared, it’s sloppy. So, in an effort to eat cleaner & fix a bad habit, I am going to try to meal prep for the week on Sundays. Got any tips? I need all the help I can get on this one!

 3. Book a “Working Weekend”

Every month I have this great idea to book a working weekend in a fun hotel downtown. Just a weekend to crank out a bunch of projects and ideas without any distractions, grocery lists, or other errands to run. Has anyone ever done this? I am so curious!

Photography by Constance Higley