you’ve gotta start somewhere…


That’s how I felt when finally taking the plunge and start up this website, and I know I’m only a few weeks in at this point, but I still lovin’ this baby- so that’s something,  yeah?! ;} . It’s giving me a reason to I feel like 2012 is shaping up to be one of my favorites yet. Every time I add a new tab or page I get excited. I know a lot of them are blank now, but trust me, I have plans for everything, and day by day it’s all taking shape.

Since I haven’t been blogging about business much lately I thought I would share a few of my goals for the year. I think these are all very attainable…( a little daunting… in fact they make my hands shake a little just typing the words — but a written goal is more powerful, right?) … so attainable (at least that’s the word I keep doodling over and over), here we go…
Goals for my little business in 2012:

  • To book at least 3 weddings by year’s end.
  • To blog at least 4 times every week.
  • To register for an LLC
  • To chat over coffee or tea {or vodka} with another wedding + event planner.
  • To get another blog feature {wedding or interior} by the end of 2012
  • To work up at least 2 styled shoots by the end of the year
  • To start my virtual portfolio featuring interiors, events, and diy projects.
  • To buy a nice camera. (I don’t know if this is more of a business goal or a personal goal but I think it’s a necessity. + I don’t actually own a camera right now. Can you believe it?!)
  • To tackle at least 2 DIY projects a month (really, I think I’m pretty close to actually doing this – now, photographing it, that will be the hard part.)
  • To obtain some photos of the interior design projects that I’ve completed
  • To design 3 more rooms by year’s end.
  • To have a concrete mission statement for the company.
  • To design all of my own branding. (and be happy with it)
  • To start a Something Styled Facebook page and reach 100 followers


…and some inspiration to keep pushing forward…

…inspirational quotes, inspirational typography.

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Blog stands for Business Log, right?



Perfect, because this is where I plan to log all my adventures (and mis-adventures) of starting my own styling business. . .



Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?

hi there


I’m Erin. I’m in my mid twenties and currently living in Lansing, Michigan. I’m a wife, a textile designer, an amateur chef, a sister and daughter, a traveler, a talker and a dreamer, and a as of today, a blogger.

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday is to type in the url of one of my favorite blogs, dig back to the very first post, and start reading. There’s something so encouraging about seeing someone’s dreams develop after having been documented over a number of years.  I can only hope that one day this blog will have that magical, encouraging element to it when someone digs back to find this post.

Here, in the Something Styled blog, I will share my musings + inspiration because I’m fortunate enough to be inspired daily. I also already know that there will be times when this blog will become personal because I have a horrendous habit of over sharing. This will be a place where I will record my business dreams, whether I remain a textile designer, or (fingers crossed and praying for the best) my entrepreneurial dreams of becoming a stylist of weddings and interiors comes into fruition. Just typing those words makes my hands shake, but it’s time to face those fears.  Regardless of what this blog becomes and how it evolves, my life is changing. I’m ready for the next chapter, and I’ve decided this chapter will be recorded.

Please stay tuned!


(a photo of me and my handsome husband, Jason, who is more encouraging and loving than I girl could ever hope for.)