OOTD: Wearing My Food On My Sleeve

There was a time in my life when I would never have worn this shirt, especially in my younger days. I've always been a thick chick, and I've always loved food, but when it comes to eating in public me and food have had a complicated relationship. Being overweight and enjoying food in public is … Continue reading OOTD: Wearing My Food On My Sleeve

fangirling: The Lost Art of the Hand Fan

I am a huge fan of a good fan. Not only are they stylish and unique additions to any outfit, they are also fabulously functional - especially if you're like me and you have a hard time regulating your body temperature. Here in Connecticut, summers can be brutally hot AND humid, sometimes reaching 95*F+ with … Continue reading fangirling: The Lost Art of the Hand Fan

#selfiesunday: some skin, no shame

I was getting ready for bed late last night, after both kids and my husband were already asleep, when I caught a glimpse of myself undressing in the bathroom mirror. There were soft curves I had never appreciated before, (and still fully don't,) pale reflective skin that I still secretly yearn would tan, and the … Continue reading #selfiesunday: some skin, no shame

Salty & Sweet Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet. Salty. Chewy. Crunchy. These cookies are literally everything you could ever want in your mouth. You may be thinking to yourself, "This is it, Lauren has finally gone off her rocker!" "Bacon in cookies???" "Damn, girl is cray!" No, my dear friends, I assure you that whatever sanity I have is still intact - … Continue reading Salty & Sweet Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

OOTD: 1 Dress 3 Ways

I'm officially in love and obsessed with pompoms! And it all started with this stylish sundress with tiny little pompom trim along the ruffle top! I found this simple boho-chic sundress by Faded Glory at Walmart and although I instantly fell in love with the style, I wasn't crazy about the colors they had to … Continue reading OOTD: 1 Dress 3 Ways

Tutorial: PomPom Placemat Purse

This simple DIY clutch is a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit this summer! I love the pompom trend but I wasn't sure how to incorporate these adorable little balls of bright hues into my wardrobe. I considered sewing some on to the hem of a dress, or maybe adding … Continue reading Tutorial: PomPom Placemat Purse

OOTD: Boho Chic

I've been wanting to get in on the frilly fluffy tulle train like nobody's bidniz! The only problem I have is that as a chronically ill stay-at-home-mom I don't have many opportunities for going Out out and so I can't justify purchasing what is basically a tutu to wear to go¬† grocery shopping. So I've … Continue reading OOTD: Boho Chic

June Retrospect

So I'm going to try a new monthly feature in which I recap what I've been up to over the last month and share some of my Fab Finds, Favorite Things, wish lists, works in progress, and other miscellany. Let me know what you think! This June was a super adventurous month for me! I … Continue reading June Retrospect

OOTD: Retro Roses

THRIFT SCORE! I found this lovely floral-print deep-pocketed beauty at the Townline Goodwill and I just could not believe my luck! I brought it into the dressing room along with a few other items (okay like maybe a dozen other dresses,) and I saved it for last to try on. Do you ever find an … Continue reading OOTD: Retro Roses