Saturday, July 28, 2012


I've been MIA for 2 months, crazy! Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of blogging and have missed you all terribly, but I have a sweet lady to share with you all. 
Jana is a member at my church and I've known her since I was a little girl. Her mother was my middle school counselor and their family is just the nicest and most caring people you'd ever meet. 

One week ago today, her husband couldn't wake her up and long story short she is in my ICU at the hospital and very sick. She's had a rough week with trying times. I won't go into detail, other to say that she and the family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

You can go HERE for daily updates if you are interested or have a connection to Jana and her family in anyway! 

There's so many people connected to her and her family, even just within our hospital setting! She is truly loved and has touched so many people's lives!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

After getting home from Florida with a lot of purchases from the outlet stores here are a few items from my loot! A few coordinate for Memorial Day! 

The skirt and clutch are both from JCrew outlet and the shoes are TOMS crochet that I found on Sanibel Island! But, my suitcase was bustin at the seams with new purchases! 

A girl's gotta get her shop on...but now I'll be paying it off for the next few months... :)

Summer is officially here! And here are 2 snapshots from my Memorial Day cookout and evening!

Please makeup, no hair prep...and need hilights!

Can't end today without thinking of thanking all of the service men and women who have served and who will serve in the future for our freedom so we can enjoy days like today! Those who have given their life for our country will always be remembered. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cake, Cake, Cake, Cake

I can't get the lyrics of Rihanna's catchy song out of my head...cake, cake, cake, cake..........
I just had to go to one of my favorite places to get a slice of one of the best cakes on this planet!
The Bubble Room on Sanibel Island, Orange Crunch Cake.

Feast your eyes, and stomach on this slice of yummy-ness...

I just wish I had the recipe.

I'm off to get another bite...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We Can ALL Relate... :)

The other night this commercial came on TV and after it was over my dad said,"Lauren, that is you! Are you going to go blog about it now!?" And I truthfully said,"Uhh...yeah!" 

This commercial relates to all of know you do it! 

Isn't it so funny?! We are all guilty!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday's Fancies {Chambray Love}

Chambray: Such a great fabric to wear this season! It's light and airy and goes with just about any thing you pair it with! Seems like a problem-solver piece to own!


chambray models

I own a dress/outfit similar to the top creation, but will absolutely be adding more to my wardrobe this season! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Garden Party

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, I am wanting a home project to spruce up my drab backyard! The day I first looked at my house on my house-hunting, I imagined a cute little patio to have guests over for summer nights and fun get-togethers! I have yet to make that happen, but think I may do it in the next month! I have a few ideas for decor and just need the big portion of laying the patio and planting some trees to hide the neighbors! No one wants nosey neighbors peeking in on all the fun! The fun stuff will be planting the pretty colorful flowers {never dreamed I'd ever say that!} and adding twinkle lights, tiki torches, and colorful cushions for the furniture! 

Can't wait to have my first party...Cocktials for all!

all images via pinterest and dragonfly lights by PotteryBarn.

You're all invited to my first party! 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nurse's Week

Happy Nurse's Week to all my amazing nursey friends! I have met so many amazing nurses throughout my life who have made me the nurse I am today! From the friends I made in nursing school, my co-workers over the past 5 years of my career (past & present), and my family of nurses (my mother, aunt, 2 cousins and now my sister!)

To all of you just starting your nursing career, it can be tough at times, but worth it and you will grow and become a strong person a better nurse from all you encounter!

Here are a few funnies to celebrate OUR week!
please excuse the bad language!