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!

XO
-L 

 

 


Entries in Life (65)

Tuesday
Jul092013

Life Lately

Hello there! Goodness, I have been away from my little blog so long. You know how it is, life gets busy and you run out of time for things. Like blogging. Oh well, I'm back and I have a ton of new things happening in my life to share. The biggest of all- I'm expecting a baby girl in October! We are so thrilled and can't wait to meet our little chicken. I knew I wanted to blog about my pregnancy and our life as new parents after the baby arrives, and really had intended to start earlier, but I've decided not to worry about it and just begin now. It will be so nice to be able to look back at this exciting, sweet, crazy time in our lives.

Also, hubs and I just bought a beautiful new house that we have been in for 2 weeks now and we are loving it. I have so many fun decorating plans and projects and am so excited to share them with you. 

I'm so happy to be back- more goodness to come!

XO
-L

 

 

Sunday
Oct072012

Fall Favorites

Its (finally) starting to feel like fall here in Dallas and I couldn't be more excited. The hubs and I spent the weekend curled up on the couch, snuggling under blankets in our pj's, simmering soup on the stove and enjoying a yummy pancake breakfast on Saturday. I can't wait to enjoy some quintessentially fall activities, like baking pies, carving pumpkins and making some pretty fall crafts.
How was your weekend? Do anything fall-ish?

And to kick off my favorite season, here are a few of my favorite fall things...

XO
-L 

1. Sleepy Time Vanilla Tea before bed (in my favorite "L" mug)
2. Scarves! Obsessed with Stella & Dot's affordable new line-
    especially this cute elephant print
3. This cardigan. I literally wore it all weekend- its like a cozy robe you're
    allowed to wear in public. 
4. Its finally chilly enough for tights- how cute are these polka dot ones?
5. Leather (or faux.) This H&M skirt is so cute and flirty!

Monday
Apr092012

Lazy Weekend...

Around here, we spent our long weekend hanging on a patioin the sunshine, buying matching Ray Bans (cute or creepy? hehe...), sleeping in, watching a ton of golf (well, hubs did, I mostly napped on the couch next to him or played on Pinterest...), whipping up some awesomesauce chicken enchiladas from my fave food blog, giving my nails a sparkly girly manicure, and chowing down on some homemade Easter bunny pancakes. And of course celebrating the beautiful gift of our Lord and Savior. Thank you God for the gift of your Son and for a perfect weekend with my hubs.

XO
-L 

Monday
Apr022012

Welcome April

 

 

Here's to a lovely spring...

XO
-L 

 

Sunday
Jan012012

2012

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Happy New Year lovelies! I hope yours was safe and joyous!

We all know all the clichés that go along with New Year's resolutions. You resolve to lose weight, be cleaner, save the whales, whatever, but fall off the wagon a month in...yada yada yada...

Sometimes I complete mine, sometimes I don't, but I still LOVE making them. There's something so very refreshing and magical about starting a whole new year- so full of possibility. Its like a perfect clean slate you get to make as wonderful as possible.
So, without further ado, in 2012 I resolve to:

1. Lose 20 pounds. 

2. Run my second half marathon (March 25th) We even joined a running club!

3. Clean out my closet. Be brutal.
    Purchase classic quality pieces, not impulse crazy things...

4. Pay off debt. Be more financially responsible. 

5. Be the best wife, daughter, friend and colleague as possible.

6. Not be so damn hard on myself.

Let's do this 2012.

XO
-L