Welcome, dear friend! Here you will find an inside look into my life as a business owner and newlywed, helpful advice from years of studying wedding publications, and snippets of all things delightful as they delight my virtual travels. I'm so glad you're here!


pour yourself a cup of coffee and

stay a while!


daily life




June 1, 2018

June 2018 Goals

Happy June, y’all! June will always be a special month for me now, as this month marks our anniversary. I am in awe as a look back on this first year of marriage and am excited to celebrate that here in the coming weeks!

I have my eye on this canvas from Lindsay Letters (source)

I am joyfully expectant for the true arrival of summer in June, but before I share my goals for the month ahead, let’s recap May. Dillon and I continued leading a community group at church on Sunday nights, I continued college coursework, I worked my first wedding of the season, we enjoyed a few grilled dinners al fresco with his family, we enjoyed a cookout and visits with my family, we had several lovely windows-open days, and tonight we are finishing the month by serving at a ministry in town with our community group.

May Goals in Review

Make our bedroom a beautiful place of rest and respite – we decluttered significantly, but I want to add joyful decor, too
Create a nighttime routine I look forward to – this month had an unusual schedule, so this is a work in progress
Plan something special for our anniversary next month we’ve talked about a few ideas and just need to finalize them!
Upgrade my brand imagery by creating a library of images to use
Flesh out my idea for creating a family legacy video with my grandparents
Draft a client magazine
Create and stick to an editorial calendar with at least 2 posts/week
Eat lean, clean, and green daily I’m crossing this off because I made great progress here this month!
Workout 3x/week I’m also crossing this one off because I finished strong this week and feel momentum forming
Map out my complete client experience for each of my packages
Revise and draft my mission statement for Kyla Mary Events & Design while I didn’t do this, I wrote a brand manifesto!
Track my time during work hours
Learn how to do a better at-home blowout with my new favorite tool!
Define and document my basic business processes

May had several unexpected events that meant our routine was tossed out the door to a degree. Thankfully, it reinforced my ability to adjust well and be flexible in changing circumstances. I’m excited to push forward in June!

June 2018 Goals 

create and implement a prayer binder
unplug for one hour each day and one day each week
do a wardrobe refresh – hooray for adding new pieces!
fill my passion bucket for an hour each week – do something that fires me up
complete a Tone It Up workout video 4x/week
do something fun once a week to infuse novelty into our days
pray a Psalm every day
listen to Michael Hyatt’s podcast during the work week
go for a walk each morning with my cup of coffee
maintain my 4.0 GPA
get away with Dillon for our anniversary
invite friends into our home and make memories with them
make, print, and display a vision board in our home for the rest of the year

Share one of your June goals below! I would be delighted to cheer you on.

Kindly Leave a Reply

  1. Em

    June 1st, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Love your goals for this month! One thing I look forward to as we wind down for sleep is playing the “Jazz for Sleep” Spotify playlist on our bedroom Alexa. Makes me feel like I’m in a fancy hotel! 🙂

  2. Kyla Shattuck

    June 15th, 2018 at 11:34 am

    This is a great idea, Emily! Thank you for the suggestion 🙂