Category Archives: My Life

Houzz Celebrates Mother-Daughter Design Duos

May 15, 2017

I hope all you hard-working mommas had a fabulous Mother’s Day! I am such a lucky woman to be able to work side-by-side with my mom on a daily basis, in a career field we are both so passionate about. My mom inspires me and challenges me in so many different ways. I wouldn’t be […]

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Paint Palette for Our New Home

July 15, 2016

After much thought and looking at every gray there is (and there are a lot of them), the final paint palette for our new home has been selected.  Drum roll please. I chose Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray for all of the main areas — foyer, living room, dining room, family room,  playroom and all hallways. […]

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The Five Things Survey

February 12, 2016

I thought it would be fun to do a survey on this Friday! Whoop Whoop! It’s called the “five things survey” and it’s been making it’s way around the blogosphere. Here goes nothing: 5 Places I’m Dying to Visit France Italy Greece British Columbia The Cayman Islands 5 Foods I Eat Everyday Cereal Hot and/or […]

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Our Snowy, Icy Weekend

January 25, 2016

We had a snowy/icy weekend in Charlotte this past weekend and I wanted to share some of my favorite scenes from the day. 🙂 Initially, I was hoping for no bad weather because I “had too much to do.” But in all honesty, I think a snowy weekend was just what this mommy needed. I […]

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Our 2016 Resolutions: Part 2

January 13, 2016

Alright, we’re back with Part 2 of our 2016 New Years Resolutions! Just in case you missed it, here is Part 1. Part 1 was all about de-cluttering: getting rid of the items that you don’t need! Part 2 is all about organizing and making a plan for you, your home and your family. You […]

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Our Holiday Porchscape

November 30, 2015

We’re very excited to partner with 9 other bloggers and debut our first annual Holiday Decor Challenge: #MyHolidayScapes Bloggers: @awelldressedlife, @everychicway, @dwellingsbydevore, @sageandapril, @copycatchic, @sheleavesalittlesparkle, @sarahsofiaproductions, @shegetsitfromhermama, @kelleynan As you know, we love our homes when they are all dressed up for the holidays and we want to see how you bring that holiday magic […]

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Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween (or Halloween Eve)! We know Saturday is Halloween, but we’ve been celebrating for weeks now. My girls, Campbell and Finley, have been dressing up for school and extracurricular activities all week long! Before I reveal their costumes this year, I wanted to show this cute Halloween-themed bench in my house. I pulled this […]

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Survey Time: Our Favorites

September 25, 2015

We love a survey, y’all! It’s a great way for us to show our personality and for you to get to know us. Mom and I had a blast answering these questions. Check them out! Want to partake? Simply copy and paste it in the comments section and answer. 🙂 We’d love to hear from […]

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Our Favorite Website Features

August 7, 2015

After many months of sweat, tears and wine…we are so proud to share our brand new website! There are many new features on this website and we want to share our faves. 🙂 1) Lauren Nicole Designs and Lauren Nicole Home are together! (finally) We’ve combined our design business, Lauren Nicole Designs, with our store, […]

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It’s Getting Real: A to Z Survey

August 3, 2015

I decided to do this fun survey that gives you a peek inside my crazy life! Check it out below and feel free to link up if you want to participate too. 🙂 The more the merrier! A – Age: 33 B – Biggest Fear: Snakes C – Current Time: 9:54 pm D – Drink You Had […]

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Introducing…Living in Lawson

August 3, 2015

We are SO excited to announce… My family is moving! We are headed to a neighborhood that is better for Finley and Campbell. Our current neighborhood is great and we love it–but it’s very small with not many children my girls’ age. Bonus: the neighborhood has a pool. So, the girls are even more excited […]

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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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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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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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How To: Stay Organized

May 12, 2015

We live in a crazy world that constantly has us going, going, going and staying “on.” For me: I am first and foremost a Mom to 2 busy and active girls, a wife, an interior designer and a business owner of my design business and store! Needless to say, if I do not stay organized: […]

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Spring Decorating: Let’s Get Crafty with Poofs

April 29, 2015

My girls love to get crafty and help me with little projects around the house–hence all the artwork you will see in the background of the pictures below. I love getting them involved! We decided to tackle Poofs or Pom Poms! They are a quick and fun craft that takes only 5 minutes. You can […]

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A Winner and a Quick Dessert Recipe: Smores Dip

April 28, 2015

We’ve got a delicious recipe for you today but first: we must announce our Mother’s Day winner! Congratulations, Lisa Grassetti, on winning the home fragrance gift basket and thank you for participating in our giveway! Please email Madison ( your address and we will get it shipped to you ASAP. How many times have I […]

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Brunchin’ with Monkey Bread

April 21, 2015

Yes, I actually cooked. Those of you who know me personally know that I do not spend much time in the kitchen. However, with some encouraging, I decided to try a fun and EASY brunch recipe last week. Major perk: it was delicious and I was super proud of myself. The quote of the day […]

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Spring High Point Market Trends

April 20, 2015

Whew! It’s crazy that High Point Market is already here. Mom, Madison and I got to Market a day early, Friday, to scope out all the latest trends. But first: selfie time. While at Market, we noticed 3 trends: Metallic All About That Base (sing it!) Pops of Color Let’s break down each one and […]

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A Day in My Life: Lauren

April 13, 2015

I thought it would be fun to give you a quick peek inside my day. Every day is extremely different but they have one theme: I have long but rewarding days! My day starts the night before by laying out my clothes for the next day. It helps me get going in the morning. In […]

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Girls Night Out: A Wine and Cheese Party

April 7, 2015

I do love a good girls night but unfortunately, my busy schedule usually doesn’t allow me to host them often. Well, I’ve found a solution: a wine and cheese pairings party! It’s simple as can be and just involves buying fancy cheeses from the store with different wines. No prep needed other than a grocery-store-run. […]

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Happy Easter

April 3, 2015

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” -Michael J. Fox For me, Easter is an important time to step back and reflect on how you’ve grown the past year and all your many blessings. Last week, we had fun in our yard shooting Easter pics AND ventured to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. North […]

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Introducing Our Dogs

April 1, 2015

If you are a true animal lover like me, you consider DOGS a girl’s best friend, not diamonds. My family loves our animals and we consider them an important part of the family. Take a look at our Dog Farm and get to know each of our pups! ZOE – Our Lovable Baby Zoe is […]

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