Life By Lauren: Lifestyle or Death Sentence? The Struggles of Dieting.

Question: How do you manage setbacks while dieting? The more expanded version of this question relates to being consistent and then going straight off the deep end with eating. Any type of diet will have it’s struggles and in order to make progress you will have to say no more than yes, but if you’re feeling totally…

Life By Lauren: When To Call It Quits

Q U E S T I O N: When do you call it quits on someone not putting in equal effort? Relationships can be tough due to the very simple fact that you’re dealing and interacting with an uncontrollable source. People cannot be forced to do anything–change, communicate, love, chase etc; therefore, this is a question…

Life By Lauren: How To Increase Your Confidence.

Question: HOW DO I BUILD C O N F I D E N C E? A question that is applicable to everyday life and just about every situation, from work, to school, to relationships, to dating. Here are my 7 tips to help build a more confident version of yourself. See yourself as the person…

Birthday Trip to Miami, Florida

A whimsical birthday weekend spent with amazing people in beautiful South Beach, Florida. Last Christmas, Gabe surprised me with tickets to see Sam Smith in Miami one day after my birthday which initiated the whole trip….aka let the anticipation and planning begin! 7 months later, Carissa, Juddy, Steph and Tyler were able to join us…

Fighting The Bikini Bloat

Summertime and the living is easy…except when you feel like a little blimp right before you slide on that bikini. So fun #AMIRGHT? Over the years I’ve learned some tips and tricks to fight the bloat and I’m sharing them here before the Fourth of July rolls around! Know your foods What I mean is…

Summer Salad

Headed to my boyfriend’s lake house this weekend and I’m bringing my favorite summer salad–basically a big ole bean salad! My friend Braun introduced it to me a few summers back and I literally beg and pray that she makes it for every function because it’s so freaking good. I snagged the recipe from her…

Anxiety: Fear Of The Future

Maybe you have a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or maybe you’re just someone who gets anxious in certain situations, either way it is zero percent fun am I right? I remember my first anxiety attack, I started my first week of high school and couldn’t deal with the change of leaving my precious grade…

Seattle, Washington

S E A T T L E. Number one on my bucket list for like, I don’t know, an eternity and I FINALLY made it there. This trip turned out to be everything I wanted and so much more. Seattle wasn’t a huge foodie town, at least from my perspective, but the places we did…

The Kentucky Derby

Since I was a little girl I have watched the Derby every year with my mom. We’d start the day by heading to Thistledown race track to place her bet and then watch it on the couch at home. Once I turned 21, going to the derby has been on my radar, so finally getting…