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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!




Entries from March 1, 2011 - March 31, 2011


For Japan with Love

I'm sure all of you are well aware of the disaster happening in Japan. Every morning I sit in bed and watch the news, horrified at the devastation and so very grateful that my loved ones are safe, and feeling so blessed to be ok. I can't help but thinking that those affected are families just like mine, with children, jobs, and friends. They are no different than I am, and yet they are facing something I could never dream of. My heart and prayers truly go out to all those affected. And of course everyone should do all we can to help. Whatever you are able to give- prayers, donations, both...I know it will make an impact. You can donate to The Red Cross here, or join in the effort with the For Japan with Love project. As an additional show of support, I will be taking part in their Bloggers Day of Silence tomorrow, March 18th. If you are a blogger as well and would like to participate you can find out more info here. God Bless you and yours.



Style File: Its getting a little Weird

Long Sleeve T: Gap  |  Vest: Old Navy  |  Belt: Anthropologie  |  Pants: Express Editor |  Hoops: Stella & Dot
 Wedges: Cynthia Vincent for Target  |  Necklace: Anthro (gift from bestie Susie)
  Husband: Cutie-Patootie Store


I mean the photos are getting weird. Not me. I'm already weird.

Perhaps I should explain...
My super awesome coworker at my old job, Natalie (who happens to be a photographer) used to take all my outfit photos, but now that I have a new job, I have conned husband into taking them when I get home at night. Needless to say his tolerance for fancy photo shoots with lots of poses is lacking. So, the Style File photo posts will most likely be short and sweet from here on out. You guys are probably tired of endless photos of me anyway. And they will most likely include a few ridiculous photos that husband thinks are awesome (see last photo). He took a photo of a weed in our backyard that he thought was good, but I refused to post it. Its a WEED, I said.
I have standards you know.

Maybe I'll get a tripod and a remote...*


*Kidding, Husband. You are a good sport. MWAH!


Style File: Bows, Balloons & Goodbyes

White Top: Splendid  |  Faux Fur Vest: Old Navy  |  Pink Satin Sequin Belt: LOFT  
 Jeans: Paper Denim Cloth  |  Blush Suede Platform Heels: Bakers  |  Bangles: F21
Diamond Horseshoe Necklace: Vintage (Great Grandmother's)  |  Silver Key Necklace: Gift from Hubs  


Well hello there! Sorry for being late to post today and for getting nothing up yesterday. What can I say? It happens. But I am back today to share an outfit from last week. It was my last day at my old job and they treated me with yummy chocolate cake and balloons! It was so much fun and sad all at the same time. Its hard to move on, especially when you know your job so well and you have no idea what you're getting into with a new opportunity. It can be scary to make a big leap. But as I've learned over and over, the biggest risks are often the most rewarding (like this vest-haha!) So here we go new life chapter...cheers!

Any of you guys making big life changes? I would love to hear...



Winner winner chicken dinner!

We have a winner! The lucky lady who will be receiving a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard from Olive and Bleu is
(drumroll please)

Kristen from Honestly Kristen! Congratulations sweet girl!
I will email you to get your address and send your giftcard this weekend.

A big hug and tons of thank you's to all who entered and to all my followers.
You all make my day with your comments and kind words.
I love you guys! 

P.S. I plan on doing lots more giveaways so be sure to come back and visit. 



Important! Help a sister out!

photos by Grace Pfeiffer (that is her gorgeous son Ian!)

Hi guys. Welcome to Friday! Woot! As you know, today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard. All entries close at 6 pm tonight, and the winner will be announced this evening-so get crackin! (And don't forget to check back tonight to see who wins!)

Also, I have a huge favor to ask each of you. One of my very best friends in the whole wide world, Grace Pfeiffer, has 4 photos in a Facebook photo contest to win an iPad. She is ridiculously talented (she and our friend Julie Cope took all our wedding photos) and so deserves to win, so please click on each of the 4 links below and vote for her photos! Thank you ever so!