2016 One Word Resolution

I "met" my Instagram friend Sarah from East Plum last year when she invited me to showcase some of her amazing handmade pieces in our nursery reveal and I've just adored her ever since. Not only is she super down to earth and an amazing and passionate momma, but she's incredibly talented to boot. Her shop is brimming with the most unique and whimsical items. (You can shop her Etsy store here or follow her on Insta here.. And no, she didn't pay me or ask me to share her links. I just love her that much!) :)

Not long ago Sarah invited me to participate in the launch of her latest collection entitled One Little Word. A concept centered on selecting and highlighting one word to represent the upcoming year. Since I'm not one to make a long list of resolutions, this project was right up my alley! It has allowed me to truly reflect on the past year and my goals for our family in 2016. What an awesome project, right?! Sarah will be sharing more about this collection on her Instagram account and I encourage you to hop over and read more.

I wanted to document the word we chose and share our photo collection. It will be interesting to look back on this next year and see if it did indeed embody whatever 2016 encompasses for us. Here's to hoping!

Per·sist | verb: To continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure.

"2015 was a long year of pushing through week to week. We’ve been living with ripped out kitchens and bathrooms and entire sections of our home. My husband averaging only a few nights home each week. Little money and little time hasn’t allowed for much progress on many fronts – if any. But, amidst the chaos we’ve tried our best to remain steadfast in our goals for our home and for our family. We are incredibly grateful for the home we’ve been blessed with. We’re incredibly grateful for our jobs. We’re incredible grateful for the challenges we’ve faced because without them we would lack the wisdom and perspective gained by the experiences. Here’s to hoping that 2016 will continue to be a year of persistence. That know matter what, we will continue to move forward and make positive changes in our home, in our relationships and in our family!"

Happy New Year! - Lauren


  1. I love this concept!! It can say so much.

    1. Thank you! I thought it was really neat.. I think it's important to reflect on your life and goals and this project really simplified that whole concept for me!