Web Gems

Blogs I’m Currently Following + Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy [Free Printable]

interior design blogs I follow via thelovelylauralife.com

A long, long time ago I had a request or two for me to share a list of blogs I follow.  And I was like, now why didn’t I think of that? Guess what? I’m finally doing it! Here they are: BLOGS I’M CURRENTLY FOLLOWING CRAFT + DIY A Beautiful Mess Tell, Love and Party REAL FOOD 100 Days of Real Food Primal Palate INTERIOR DESIGN Emily Henderson Old-House Online The Makerista This Old House: Latest LIFE + STYLE Becoming Minimalist…

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You and Me / August 2016

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It’s been ages since I’ve done any real memory documenting on this blog — and considering that’s how it got it’s start (and I’m a believer in honoring your roots) I really don’t want to let too much time slip away before I keep at it. I started the Mama and me with W & T series last year as a way of creating a time capsule of sorts.  I pursued the idea after encountering Elise’s E&E project and just…

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Mama Style

Thoughts on Shopping + 4 Effortless Summer Looks

Thoughts on Shopping + 4 Effortless Summer Looks via thelovelyaluralife.com

Has anybody else struggled with shopping lately? Because I certainly have. I’ve been having trouble pin-pointing just exactly what it is, but it seems to be something about this time of year. Maybe I’m over the heat? It is hot. Like, HOT. Maybe all of the ‘back to school shopping’ is wearing on me? Buy. Buy. Buy. Maybe I didn’t select an adequate variety for this season’s capsule? I am still freakin’ hot. Maybe I’m not immersing myself in enough of…

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Home Design + Projects

How To: Picture Ledge Gallery Wall [+ A Giveaway!]

How To: Picture Ledge Gallery Wall [+ A Giveaway!]

Our family room, alongside the kitchen, is hands down the most lived in room in our house. We tend to begin and end our day in this room.  In fact, when I asked Wyatt 20 questions for a keepsake exercise (when he turned 3 at the end of June) he answered the question, “What is you favorite thing to do at home?” with “Going to the pond and to play in the family room with mommy and daddy!” (Talk about melting…

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Travel + Packing

In My Bag / A Beach Tote with Babies

In my bag | a beach tote with babies via thelovelylauralife.com

  It’s been awhile, huh? Life. ;) Back in mid June we headed out on a week long beach vacation with some family. Me being well me, I started making detailed packing lists for each family member a couple weeks out. I had never been to the beach with babies and well, list making makes *feel* me prepared… OKAY? :) I new I could easily get carried away with it all and end up wanting to bring every last stinkin’ toy…

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My Capsule Wardrobes

My Capsule Wardrobe / Summer 2016 + 7 Steps for Meaningful Wardrobe Editing

My Capsule Wardrobe | Summer 2016 + 7 Steps for Meaningful Wardrobe Editing

So I did a quick count before beginning to write this post and would you believe it? This season’s capsule will be the EIGHTH capsule wardrobe that I’ve created + shared here on the blog. EIGHT. As in I’ve been doing this capsule wardrobe thing for TWO years now. There have been plenty of ups and downs along the way, but wow if that doesn’t get me a little revved up just thinking about it! Haha! Before I dive on into…

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