• The Happy Place

    Recently I took a trip back down to Chicago to visit the pop up experience The Happy Place. It’s basically a blogger’s paradise. Instagramland if you will. A warehouse installation with several different rooms full of fun and colorful photo ops! Obviously, I had to check it out before it’s last day, September 3rd, 2018.

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  • Lavender Fest

    All Things Lavender Festival 2017 This past weekend my birthday wish to go to the Lavender Fest came true! We spent a lovely few days up in Door County at our favorite bed and breakfast. And to celebrate my 36th trip around the sun I want to attend the Lavender Festival on Washington Island and

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  • Punta Cana

      ~Lauren Exploring~ A couple of winters ago, when Chicago stayed single-digits for weeks on end, we decided we needed to fly south and escape the frigid Midwest. Wanting to check out the Caribbean while not spending too much time in the air, we decided on Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. (Sidenote: SO happy

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  • Paris

    ~ Lauren Exploring ~ The next stop on our European vacation was none other than Paris! I had been dreaming of Paris since my very first French lesson in the 8th grade. Thankfully I had studied French for 5 years and I could at least use proper pronunciation with my slow statements and stuttering. The

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  • Arizona Attire

    ~Arizona Attire~ As we adventured out to Arizona for the first part of our honeymoon, I got the chance to try out some of my new Spring/Summer wardrobe additions. We mostly stayed on the resort, since the food was AH-mazing! But ventured out for a dinner or two. I was obsessed with capturing the desert

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