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I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
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life lovely. I hope you enjoy!

XO
-L 

 

 


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Wednesday
Jun082011

June Wish List

Happy Wednesday pretties! I have to say, its been a rough week for some of my favorite people in the whole world. I won't go in to it, but there have been the losses of some beloved pets and some health scares. Lots of praying going on in our home these days. But thats why I have a blog, by-golly. Because on this little blog of mine, I don't have to think about the hard stuff, and can pretend I live in a world full of limitless shopping budgets and calorie free ice cream. Yay for unreality sometimes. On that note, here are some pretties I am craving for June.

XO
-L 

1. Mariah Cross Over Pump
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo in Smoke (Perfect 30th Birthday gift don't you think...) 
3. Madewell Scenic Stripe Top 
4. Anthropologie Filtered Light Tunic (Got this yesterday and I'm in love!)
5. Boden Leather Biker (This is a classic I would keep forever. Want this so bad!) 
6. ECI Chiffon Drop Waist Dress

Thursday
Apr142011

One Pretty Thing: Birthday Wish Edition

 

Its not too early to start my 30th Birthday wish list right? Yeah, I didn't think so.
August will be here before I know it!

XO
-L 

More info..you know, just in case...
West Avenue Jewelry Large Monogram Necklace, Gold Fill,
please enter initials in the exact order that you want them to appear (LKP)

Wednesday
Apr132011

Sorbet Summer

 

Sorbet Summer

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Its already heating up thankyouJesus. So psyched for long summer days, farmer's market veggies, margaritas on a good patio and lots of fun trips with the hubs. And I am totally obsessed with sorbet colors for all my summer weekend wear. Can't wait to throw on that yummy lemon striped t-shirt, boyfriend shorts, natural sandals and top it all off with a cute fedora. Perfect Summer Uniform.

Also, if you don't have the new album by The Civil Wars or Adele's new "21",
HOLY CRAP GO BUY THEM NOW.
They will be in my Jeep with the windows down alllllllll summer long...
That is all.

XO
-L 

Thursday
Mar312011

Hello Random

Hi Pretties! Happy Pre-Friday!

I warn you, this post is a big pile of random. But I wanted to share, so bear with me. So, I get a text from husband yesterday that he got me a treat. You should know that sometimes he thinks buying me cereal at the grocery store is a treat. Its not. Its just groceries. But don't tell husband- it'll make him sad.

Anywho, when I get home he makes me run around the house doing a present scavenger hunt. He said he would tell me when I'd found all of them. Long story short, after about a half an hour I held in my hands my fave Chobani Greek yogurt (a bulk pack from Costco!), a Where the Wild Things Are T-shirt and one of my favorite things on the planet-Nutella. That man knows me so well.

So after that, we are supposed to run 4 miles to get back on our training schedule. Did we? Um, no. Instead we went to Heaven on earth (ie: Whiskey Cake in Plano) and pigged out on homemade fries, deviled eggs with smoked salmon and capers, the OMG burger and the cheesy chicken melt. Yum.

Check out some fun pics of our adventures above...

I love Random Wednesday Date Night.

And just to continue the randomness, here are some things I am totally obsessed with in or cannot stop daydreaming about...

Pinterest. Hello time suck awesomeness. Check my boards here.

A Cardboard Moose Head for my office. Because...oh hell, why not?

The Devil in The White City by Eric Larson.
(Murder & Architecture- to of my fave things to read about. Should I be concerned?)

This, this and this at Anthro (oh yeah...and this.)

CAN'T WAIT to head to New Orleans (and stay here!) in a month for a bachelorette party. (I've never been...)

My new dress (to wear at said bachelorette party.)

Thinking I want to refinish my old armoire in a lovely grass green

Almost wet my pants laughing at Awkward Stock Photos.

XO
-L 

Wednesday
Mar302011

Currently Craving: Nude Heels with Fun Details

Nude Heels with Fun Details


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Good morning lovelies! I have finally recovered from all of my running soreness, caught up on all my work, freelance, and sleep. I feel like a new woman. A new woman in need of some gorgeous, super high, nude heels. I am in love with all of the gorgeous details on these pretties-from hints of black, eyelet cutout detailing, pops of crimson, patent and ankle straps. Yes, those Zara ankle strap wedges are haunting my dreams right now. Drool. Don't you think I need an "I finished my half marathon and am training for another one" present to myself? Yeah. Me too. (Husband will most likely disagree considering the beating I put on the bank account at LOFT the other day. But it was 30% off EVERYTHING plus I had $100 off in gift cards...can you blame me? I love that you guys are on my side.)
XO
-L