Monthly Archives: June 2015

DIY Cute Candy Centerpieces

June 29, 2015

Finley’s birthday is this week and I wanted to make sure I made her feel special! One thing she loves? Pink! Another? Candy! Mom and I had fun crafting these candy centerpieces for Finley and I know you will too. As usual with our DIY’s and How-To’s: it’s easy peasy! What you will need: Tall […]

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Make Your Own Trifle Bar for Under $15

June 25, 2015

We had a lot of fun with this one, y’all! With the upcoming July 4th holiday around the corner, we decided to do a make-your-own trifle bar for the festivities. And guess what? All for under $15.00! One of our favorite summertime desserts is Strawberry Trifle. It’s made of layering angel food cake, vanilla pudding, […]

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Looks We Love: Celebrity Kitchens

June 23, 2015

Hiya! Recently, we’ve spent some time celebrity-stalking. But not like you are thinking…we’ve been stalking their kitchens and homes instead. AND, it’s all been online. 🙂 Take a look at some of our favorite designs and looks from Celebrity Kitchens! Gwyneth Paltow’s open and airy kitchen. Have y’all checked out her lifestyle website? Click here […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Master Bedroom

June 22, 2015

We are so happy you enjoyed last Friday’s “Inside Look” into the beautiful lakeside retreat family room. Today we are showcasing the master bedroom. It’s one of our favorite rooms EVER and let us tell you why… Who would not want to wake up to this beautiful view and light filled room? This lake house […]

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How to Not Work Too Much on Your Vacation

June 19, 2015

We are so excited to be heading to the coast soon for our annual vacation with the family! Over the years of being a mom, interior designer and business owner, I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade in order to have a good vacation. Now, you may be thinking, “It’s not that hard to […]

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What We’ve Learned From Our Dad

June 18, 2015

Happy Father’s Day! We are so grateful for our dad’s today and every day. Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. We decided the best way to honor our amazing dad’s on Father’s Day is to showcase what they taught us. We gathered up a few people […]

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Our Vacation Essentials

June 16, 2015

We are headed to the N.C. coast in a couple of weeks for a week-long vacation and I cannot tell you how very excited we are! This is funny: Finley thinks we are going to the beach FOR her birthday because her birthday happens to fall on one of the vacation days. 🙂 She’s too […]

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How to be the Perfect Hostess: Pop In Visitors

June 15, 2015

It’s happened to all of us. We sit down with our glass of wine, dogs in our lap, ready to watch the latest House of Cards episode AND then we hear a knock on the door. Surprise: unexpected visitors! This doesn’t necessarily have to be a stressful thing. We are constantly having people flow in […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Family Great Room

June 12, 2015

Happy Friday! We are very excited for the weekend, especially because it is my daughter Finley’s 5th birthday party with all of her friends. Stay tuned for more on that later! 🙂 Something else we are excited about? This beautiful Lakeside Home. We had the opportunity to design this house a few months ago and […]

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Our Favorite Sangria Recipe

June 11, 2015

The days are getting longer and hotter…so that means we are spending more time outdoors. We love to sit out on our patio with a cold drink and watch the girls play in the backyard. Our version of a perfect summer drink has to involve wine, fruit and be refreshing. Enter our favorite Sangria! Our […]

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DIY Wine Cork Placecard Holders

June 9, 2015

Hello Hello! How is everyone on this Tuesday?! I am excited because I could have the easiest and cutest craft EVER to show you today! It will take you all of 30 seconds… Here is what you need: Wine Cork Hot glue and glue gun Penny On top of your wine cork: cut a small […]

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Day in the Life: Linda

June 8, 2015

Hey everyone! Linda here! I’m technically the Creative Director and Store Owner of Lauren Nicole Designs but I wear many, many hats. Every single day is different and that’s my favorite part of all. I thought it might be fun to show you one of my typical crazy days. Check it out. 🙂 8:00am: Eating while getting […]

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How To: Set Your Table for Brunch

June 4, 2015

One of our favorite meals: BRUNCH. And no, it’s not only because it’s acceptable to have a Bloody Mary or Mimosa before noon. 😉 We absolutely love the excitement of brunch and combining 2 meals, breakfast and lunch, into 1 delicious meal! Also: we love to set our table for brunch. It’s usually on the […]

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Accessorizing Your Built-in Shelves

June 3, 2015

One of my Mom’s favorite activities: ACCESSORIZING. She has been dubbed the Official Accessory Queen. Recently, we went to a client’s house to help accessorize her built-in shelves and mantle. As always: it was a lot of fun. AND we came out of it with a few tips to share with y’all! Before: Now, you […]

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How to Be the Perfect Hostess: The Dinner Guest

June 1, 2015

We are excited for our new series: How to Be a Perfect Hostess. The last segment was all about The Overnight Guest. This time: The Dinner Guest is the star of the show. Throwing a successful dinner party is a great achievement and it doesn’t have to be stressful. We have a few tips on […]

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