The Little Goat: A Blog about Daily Life


Let’s give Lauren, the author of The Little Goat, a warm SITS welcome.  Although the title of Lauren’s blog may lead you to believe this is a mom-blog, don’t be fooled.  Read on to find out how the title emerged and what Lauren’s blog is all about.


Why do you blog?
For a while I wanted to blog because everyone else was doing it. I wanted a random spot to put my random musings, post stuff I liked, and be creative at times. I was never much of a diary keeper though, so I found it all to be a bit weird and forced. When I got engaged, that all changed. Now I had a place to put my details, my search for stuff, my process. But then I found that I didn’t want to share EVERYTHING, as I wanted the wedding to have some elements that were a surprise, so I mostly posted about my ideas, not my actual plans. I was selling handmade baby onesies (Wunzees) as well, so I’d post my latest creations, craft fairs that I was working, and even other awesomeness that I found on Etsy, my marketplace obsession. I used to have a feature called “Etsy Tag Monday” where I’d feature a theme on Etsy and cute stuff I’ve found. I got a bit lazy with the wedding planning, and then I just wanted to live my life and not necessarily write about it… but now that I’ve been blogging again as of recently, I may bring it back.

I want another reason to blog though. I want to blog about my family, babies, etc….but we are working on that part. :)


What can readers expect to find when visiting your blog for the first time?
Readers will likely read through the posts, and think that a) I’m nesting, b) my husband is a bit odd–he is and that’s why I love him, and c) it’s a random hodge podge of stuff. Some cute, some short, lots of bright photography. All of this is true. Its a crafting fan blog with no real tutorials. It’s a wedding blog with no real advice. It’s just stuff I write at the moment, and I’m still definitely trying to find my voice.

I liked the name “The Little Goat,” as it worked with my Wunzees sales, becase if you think about it, a little goat is a kid, and my husband is obsessed with it worked. I have found however that my site looks like a mom blog or just that it should be coming from a mom, and I’m not one yet….so I guess I was thinking ahead?


Tell us about “101 Things To Do In 1001 Days”?
This has been an Internet meme for a while now…and I thought I’d give it a shot. It gave me a reason to think about things I wanted to accomplish in the near future, and how I could actually do it. Like is it possible for me to go a week without the internet? Can I keep my finances in order? I recently updated my list, and realized that a lot of the stuff that I want to do, will probably be impossible before my 1001 days are up. I’d need to come into a windfall of money in order to travel like I had planned to, and to move to a home (hopefully our own), that I can paint walls to and have a backyard, are dreams, but need a longer timeline. The most recent update and thoughts on the 101 things can be found here.

Is there anything you won’t blog about?
There is a lot of stuff I like to keep private. My feelings for one. I’m not real big on putting it all out there like some of the really inspirational bloggers are. I can express myself when I need to, but I’m worried about those feelings that might be put in print forever coming back to bite me. When I get pregnant, I likely won’t post a lot of that stuff either. Jewish superstition says that you shouldn’t even have a baby shower before the baby is born, so I think that putting it in writing and sharing that way is even worse. My blogging habits I guess aren’t that of what a blogger should be. I mean, when I become a mother, I also don’t think that putting my kids lives out there for all to see before they even have a say is something I can get behind. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE reading about other kids antics…I just feel like if I’m protecting my privacy, theirs should be protected too.


In what ways have you benefited from blogging?
It’s a good time killer, and a good way for me to get my ideas out there and ask for help. I’ve met a few great people, and reconnected with some I grew up with that are bloggers themselves. I feel like I have a lot more to learn and a lot farther to come. This SITS experience actually re-ignited my desire to write!

Favorite Posts:
The Rumors are True! I’m Engaged:  Love a good engagement story!
Will the Real Mick and Lauren Please Stand Up?:  Have you ever had anyone dress up as you?
Broderick K. Pubweiler Turns 5!:  Lauren’s dog is a “rescued” animal and much loved.

About Alina Thomas

Alina is a Virginia wedding photographer based out of Lynchburg, VA. She has a passion for arts and design, and strives to express it through her work. She is creative at heart and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge in photography with other Virginia wedding photographers on her blog each week. Alina loves being a new mom to her first-born and spending time with her husband who helps her run her businesses. Please feel free to follow her on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+.
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  1. says

    I love love love her wedding photos! So cute :)

    I’m so excited! We’re in FL today after a huge fiasco of a day (luckily the whole toddler on a plane part wasn’t part opf the bad stuff). Bad weather, scary flight, power outage upon our arrival! Yikes!

  2. says

    That is one way cool, nostalgic, old people wedding photo you got there!? LOL Wait….was i supposed to laugh? Good luck on that baby work. And remember you never get what you want (i.e. one girl) you get what you’re supposed to have (i.e. three boys)! 😉

  3. says

    Happy SITS Day!

    While I’m a compulsive “over-sharer,” I can certainly appreciate Lauren’s perspective :-) It’s so interesting to meet bloggers with different missions, opinions, and motivations for deciding to write online. I’m so glad all these diverse and fascinating voices are finding an audience.

  4. says

    LOVE LOVe the photos!! Im going to go off and explore now.

    Come share YOUR Wednesday randoms with me and my readers!

  5. says

    Goats!! Freakin’ digging it! And if that banner isn’t just the most adorable. Cannot wait to see more! Good addition to the SITS reading list

  6. says

    Loving the beard and the almost Munster(ish) b&w smile-less pic!! Totally not Bride and Groomy – though it is obviously. Lol! Superbly original. Loving your ability to remain so private. I’m the opposite in my creativity I expose myself – (in poetry and literature) but I’ve learned the hard way that secrets and silence can be damaging. Our experiences define us.

    Shah from X