Tuesday, February 22, 2011


How did I spend my holiday? Well the morning was full of sitting eating and spending time with my family. The afternoon was all cleaning and organizing. It has been consumin my life the past few weeks. I can't stand haveing things not organized and put together. I also want things to be beautiful.. even if it's a closet. So I have been going through each room working on making it better. I still have a lot of painting to do in the craft room and touch up in the guest room but our house is finally starting to feel put together. I promise one day pictures will come of our home but I am determined to finish it before I post things. So here is to another week of getting our house sorted through. Soon we will have to move on to the basement and that might actually kill me. There have been so many things going on with our family as I am sure everyone has already seen on Dayna's blog. I promise to post about that sweet addition soon. The spring cleaning bug hit us early this year so happy organizing!!

Check out the blog deliciously organized for some other awesome organizing tips!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

For Mr. Reid

Mike with his nieces and nephews. Like I've said before he will be a great dad.

Hey there model behavior

Oh the dating days. Always have to give a throw back to the early stage of our relationship

I love him for his goofy side too

Look at this guy with the babies. Is that not precious?

This is mike cleaning the nasty fridge in the gross kitchen. That's love for ya

Mike will do anything I ask.. like climbing a magnolia tree in church clothes because I thought they were so pretty

the fruits of his labor

I'm hoping at least one of our children gets those beautiful eyes

This is just a reminder for how good looking he is.

My mom has a very similar picture on the same beach in Israel with my Dad's name in it. I thought I would keep the tradition many years later for my future husband

As I have gone through my usual blogs over the past week I can't help but notice that everyone is doing posts about their significant others. I feel like my posts have been lacking a lot in the Lauren and Mike area and have mostly been focused on the projects and ideas I have been up to. So I thought this would be the perfect time to do a tribute post to my most wonderful husband. I don't think he hears it enough from me how much I appreciate him. In all honesty I don't get to see Mike very much at all these days. He is so dedicated to school, work, studying for the DAT and shadowing dentists that we usually only see each other in the morning for an hour and then for dinner and right before bed. I miss the days of down time and doing whatever we wanted. Sad to say those days may be over for the next ten years until mike is done with school, but I'm okay with that... at least I say I am. 

There are so many things I admire about Mike. We have been doing a lot of babysitting over the past few months , and every time Mike impresses me with how he can win the kids over and keep them under control so I can have some much needed down time and get things done that I couldn't do with the kids. He will be a great father because he is so patient and fun. He is constantly helping me with the house projects even though he knows it's not necessary to fix our house anymore. He does it because he knows it means a lot to me. He is always leaving me sticky notes on the mirror for when I wake up and many times I have come home from work to a totally clean house. He always offers to help at family functions and steps in lots of times when others won't. He works and goes to school and studies all at once in efforts to provide for our family. He is loving and good looking. I love my husband so much and every day I am so grateful for how good he is to me. I promise to keep this blog focused on us some more so that this is a better recap of our married life together. I love you Mike and I miss you when you're gone and love the time we do have together.

Love Laur

Friday, February 4, 2011

Inspiration and Things I Love

 The next big room I have to work on at our house is my craft room. There is something about this kitchen that just makes me want to go make something.
 I love it. I love the variation of widths with the stripes and I love the feminine 
feel. I think it is darling.
 As many of you may have known I grew up with a rather large assortment of oversized bows in my hair. The majority took up a good 2/3 of my head.
 This picture makes me laugh because in a way I find it to be 
symbolic of my childhood.
 This picture makes me think of my grandma Magleby. She has 
an amazing collection of vintage dresses that 
we used for dress ups growing up. 

 I don't know what it is but cute potted trees and bushes in pairs are consuming my life. I want them everywhere. I got two small ones for our living room but is it bad 
to want them in my kitchen and in the entrance to the house. There 
is something about having live plants in the house that actually
 makes it feel more like a home. These two are 
just perfect in their little terra cotta pots.

I love little details. You know those big bags of truffles you can get at costco? How cute would this be for a fun spring time shower. It's such a great pop of color.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Inspired By Stripes

I have been doing some painting in our bathroom these past two weeks. I decided to go a little bolder than I normally do. So stripes it was. I don't think I would ever do it in our future home, but for now it has been fun and a much needed change from the old bathroom. Pictures of the final product are coming soon.