Welcome to Olive and Bleu.
I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!





I won!


Effortless Fall 4



I'm baaaaaack. I turned 30 over the weekend and my sweet husband surprised me with a trip to New Orleans! We had an amazing romantic weekend- I promise to share pictures really really soon (like tomorrow.) In the meantime, I just wanted to share a little piece of good news I got yesterday- I won a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard in the Effortless Anthropologie Show Your Style Challenge!! Sweet Roxy gave away several giftcards for cute fall styling ideas using (what else?) Anthropologie items and I was chosen for this little ensemble. Thank you Roxy!!! If you do not follow her blog (and are an Anthro lover like me) then get over there and check it out. Now, how do I spend my winnings...


P.S. I'll also be beck this week to share how I did on my 30 for 30 Challenge. 



Mommy Dearest

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to my beautiful mom. Thank you for your patience, kindness, laughter, advice, love and the millions of amazing things you have done
for me. You are beautiful and very much loved. Happiest Birthday wishes to the most wonderful woman I know.

Maybe I'll be lucky enough to be just like you...


P.S. And Happy Anniversary to my sweet in-laws B-Dad & K-mom and my fab brother and sis in law Andy & Nicole. Love you guys!


Label Love: Missoni For Target

Check out the gorgeous color palettes and patterns, lovely chevrons, and mixes of prints in the Missoni for Target Collection. And that bike. Ohmygoodness.

I can't wait to see all the pieces from this long-coveted label in stores in September.



Birthday Wishes

Pottery Barn Farmhouse Bedside Tables (Pretty much obsessed with these.)
Singer Esteem II Sewing Machine (Need this for lots of house projects!)
Cooking Light Dinner Tonight Cookbook (For those "What's for dinner" conundrums)
Anthropologie Gift Card (Pretty much the most perfect gift ever.)
West Ave Jewelry Classic Monogram Necklace ("LKP"- Gold Fill) (Classic keepsake.)
Capri Blue Candle in Aloha Orchid (Smells delicious.)
Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase (Gorgeous girly touch for my office.)
Boden Leather Biker in Toffee (Size 8) (The perfect Leather jacket.)

Tick, Tick, Tick...Thats the sounds of my twenties coming to a close.
So am I stressed? Freaking out? Frantically buying wrinkle cream in bulk? 
Surprisingly, not at all. (Well, I did buy some wrinkle cream...its preventative, you know.)

I am actually pleased as punch to celebrate my upcoming 30th birthday.
I have a feeling my 30's are gonna be the best years yet.

(Especially if the birthday fairy brings me these treats...)



Dear Husband...

Dear Husband...

I have this song on repeat at work today-it makes me think of you and when we used to drive back and forth all the time. So glad I get to come home to you everyday.

Brandi Carlile- Dying Day

"How these days grow long
But I'm on my way back home
It's been hard to be away 
How I miss you and I just want to kiss you
And I'm gonna love you till my dying day"

Can't wait to be garage sale crazies this weekend.