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!




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A little Rest...


You may have noticed my consistent absence as of late. Once again, real life has become insane (in good, joyful, lovely ways - moving to a new beautiful house, working hard at a job I love, spending time with my best friend (the hubs) and enjoying some down time.) And sometimes real life is more important than bloggy life. I guess this is one of those times when my heart is more invested in other things and blogging has taken a backseat. I'm not leaving forever, just taking off for a month or two...

Hope you'll come visit when I get back.



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. 



The Little Matchbook Girl

Good Monday morning sweet friends. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I'm a busy little bee this morning, so I will make it short and sweet. Current obsession: Matchbook, a gorgeous online publication dedicated to all the things that create a charmed life. Couldn't everyone use a monthly dose of loveliness? 

Check out some of my favorite pieces of the last few issues and read them all in full here.

Happy Monday!


One Pretty Thing (& Win a $50 Anthro Giftcard!)

Good morning! Its Hump day- hooray! (Not that kind...you guys are such dirty birds.) Glad the week is halfway done and my hubby comes home from his business trip tonight!

Anywho, do you like this blouse? I am a little obsessed with it. Ok, a LOT obsessed with it. Want to get $50 to put toward whatever your little heart desires at Anthro? I want to remind you that my $50 Anthropologie Giftcard Giveaway ends THIS FRIDAY! Get your party panties on and enter! (And tell your friends!)
Everyone likes pretty free stuff right?



Blogging Sisters UNITE!

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I am so blushing over here. And feeling some serious L-O-V-E! A GINORMOUS THANK YOU to everyone who has entered my Giveaway and to those who have shared the love on their blogs. I am honored to be included on the following pretties:

Junk Garden Girl

The Adventures of Moose and Goose 

I Get Distracted Easily

If you haven't visited these lovely ladies, what are you waiting for? Click on over and share in the goodness!
Happy weekend lovelies!