August 20, 2013

Oh, hi there.

Has it really been two months since we last talked?

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately.

First, I got promoted - yay!

Second, I got really busy at work after being promoted - hence the blog break.

Next, I took a nice vacation to Florida with my family where I finally got to meet one of my dearest blog friends, Lisa, in person.

Then, I came home and guess what? I got a new job. I've been working very, very hard towards getting a job like this one, so I was thrilled! The bad part? No less busy in wrapping things up at the old one, then jumped right into the next one.

I turned 30. Since I've been so busy, I kept it low key and we went to Point Reyes for a fun weekend where we ate fresh oysters right from the water. We drank champagne, ate expensive cheese, and enjoyed the scenery.

But that's not the biggest news.

In case you haven't heard by now - I got engaged on that lovely trip to Florida! I'm sure you know by now that I love to have everything planned down to the last detail, but I managed to be very surprised by this one. We hadn't even looked at rings! In a way, I'm glad, because it made it even more special to be totally blown away. He's a sneaky one.

Needless to say, the last two months have been a bit of a joyous cloud, celebrating with friends and just not wanting to return back to normal life. But then I realized...this is my life. And who's to say what's normal anyway? I'll just keep floating in this happiness, but know that I am back to a regular routine, which includes much more in store for you here.

Thanks for sticking along with me, and thank you for sharing in this happy time with all of your sweet notes on Twitter and Instagram. If I didn't thank each of you individually, please know how much I appreciate your love and support.

XO - Lauren


  1. Wow - this is all so amazing -- I am so excited for you!!
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

  2. I wondered, given the wedding tone to many of your pins these days. Congratulations! Big news a couple times over!

  3. You HAVE been busy and with such exciting announcements! Congratulations!

    Lori (@loriwgalloway from Poshmark)

  4. I'm still so excited for you, stranger on the internet I haven't met :D

  5. Wow - so many exciting things going on for you Lauren! CONGRATS on getting's such an amazing time :)


    The Other Side of Gray

  6. Congrats on everything, especially the engagement! :)

  7. Thank you!! Yes, I didn't pin anything wedding related until I was actually engaged, so I went on a bit of a pinning spree!

  8. Ahh thanks lady! I am just excited to finally have a normal pace/schedule where I can catch up on all my fave blogs (present company included.)

  9. Thank you Lori! My Poshmarking has suffered, too! So glad to be back in action.

  10. Yay!!! I'm so glad we finally got to meet! Talk about perfect timing. And congrats again on the engagement and promotion!

  11. I've missed you! But it sounds like you've been a busy lady with lots of exciting things going on :) Congrats lady!!

  12. Congrats x a million! Lots of exciting things happening. I'm so happy for you!

  13. Congratulations! And gorgeous pictures. What a wonderful setting to get engaged. :)

  14. Yay! Yay! Yay!!!!! whew. So glad you're back to blogging and so excited for all the fun ahead! :)

  15. Welcome back! As you know, I'm happyhappyhappy for all your exciting news - and I'm ECSTATIC that you're coming to Alt!!! Finally, we'll get to hang out in real life. Although Alt is sort of a surreal experience. And I loved what you said about real life vs. awesomely unreal life. I don't think we have to choose!

  16. CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement! That is so exciting, and I am so happy for you! I'm the same way, everything is always planned out to the most miniscule detail, so it's SO awesome when a surprise really is just that.. and such a big one, too!
    Wishing you guys all the best :)


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