January 20, 2014


Necklace: Market in India// Shirt: c/o Free People// Sweater: Thrifted//Pants: TJMaxx// Shoes: Toms
*Photos by Alex Schauer 
My mom got me and my sisters a book called Imagine Big. I’m slowly making my way through it (because reading is just…not my “thing”) and it is basically showing you how to dream bigger dreams and see those things come to pass. I’ve never been one to clearly write out my dreams or goals in life, I never really knew/know what I want to do “when I grow up” but I have been challenged by this book, and where I am in my life, to be specific in dreaming and to dream bigger than ever before.
One of the hardest parts has been being specific, and writing down what I am going to do to see those dreams come alive. Have you ever tried this before? How did it work out for you? I think it is really starting to shift some of my thinking and it is challenging me daily. I’m excited to see what comes from being diligent, specific, and devoted. 
“Write the vision and make it plain..” -Habakkuk 2:2

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  1. Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I have these same pants- love them!

  2. Samantha Heather January 21, 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

    I think having a 'bucket list' of sorts is a good thing. It means that you have something to work towards, something that is truly your own goal (not anyone elses). The problem is however when we start finding our worth and happiness in achieving these goals. I'm slowly realising that accomplishing goals/aspirations is a great and wonderful thing but that doesn't mean that I am a great and wonderful person.

    • Courtneyvk January 21, 2014 at 2:51 am - Reply

      I agree, Samantha. I think bucket lists/goals/dreams are great..but our self worth will never come from any type of success!

  3. Jessica January 21, 2014 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Love your style photographs, co cool and beautiful 🙂 Love your blog!

  4. libys11 January 21, 2014 at 2:23 am - Reply

    those pants are sooo rad!! 😀

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  5. Juliette Laura January 21, 2014 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Your hair is disturbingly perfect… hehe lovely photos!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  6. Sharon Clause January 21, 2014 at 5:11 am - Reply

    oh la la! Lovely outfit. Those pants would totally intimidate me but you make it look so easy, practical, and comfy too ;]

    I definitely struggle with being specific and diligent with my visions and dreams. Being a visionary can be so easy, but its the day to day that is the most challenging to me. What I've found to be a great help is to work your way up to your huge dreams by setting small, realistic goals. Kind of like paying off debt! or dieting! Recognizing, tracking, and hey… rewarding! your progress (no matter how small) provides the encouragement and determination to keep going. Huge dreams can seem so far off that it can almost be a discouragement within itself. So write the vision!! Then write the stepping stones! You're going places pal! Thanks for being open.

    xo ronnie

  7. Sam January 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Love these fantastic printed pants, they look so cute!Thanks for stopping by dear!

  8. Missy May January 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Great pics – I love your outfit and the messiness of your hair. Beautiful 🙂


  9. Sarah DeForest January 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I love this! When I want to feel inspired, I come here 🙂 I'll have to check out that book!

  10. Priscilla Kioko January 22, 2014 at 2:06 am - Reply

    I love this look!! those pants are lovely!!

  11. Maddie January 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    This is such a cool outfit, the pants are gorgeous, I think they might be the prettiest pants I have seen today! I really like how you styled your outfit, everything goes so well together!
    And the background looks super cool!


  12. Erin Marie January 22, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    It's great that you're focusing on your dreams. I think one thing that's important to remember is that even as we dream big, God dreams bigger. I would pray about what God has in store for you, that you can't even imagine. Also: this outfit. It looks so snuggly and warm! How did you thrift that sweater? Epic!

  13. Anne Hill January 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    these pants are awesome!

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