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holiday decorating :: 2015 home tour

2015 Christmas/Holiday home decor tour from Lauren McKinsey

i love love love to decorate my house! in fact, if you visit me this week, there is a VERY good chance that it won’t look the same if you come back the following week. i am constantly moving something from one room to another or from one spot to another. maybe it’s my creative […]

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year in review :: celebrating our one year anniversary living in North Carolina

  July 1, 2014. that was the day we became official North Carolina residents. i can hardly believe that it has been one year since our move, and in a way i can’t believe that we really did it! i wanted to capture the last year on “paper.” to document the “real” behind our move and […]

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first USA Flying Tiger store review :: where fun, cute & colorful meet AFFORDABLE products you can’t resist

Flying Tiger opens in NYC :: a store and product review from Lauren McKinsey

one day while scrolling through Facebook i saw a post about a store named Flying Tiger that was set to open in NYC on May 16th! intrigued and not wanting to forget i snapped a quick screen shot and went on my way. a few days before my mom and i left for the National Stationery Show in […]

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{life and lauren mckinsey} how we save money {lots of money} shopping at Aldi

How we save money shopping at Aldi by Lauren McKinsey

i had never heard of the grocery store Aldi until i moved to North Carolina. i remembering mentioning this mysterious Aldi to my husband and he quickly did some research to discover that Aldi, a chain based in Germany, has over 9600 locations worldwide with a very unique business philosophy. for example: customers bring their own bags or […]

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{life and lauren mckinsey} {free printable} my Kristi!

A girl without freckles is like a night without stars FREE printable from Lauren McKinsey

four years ago today my lifelong friend Kristi lost her battle to stomach cancer.  i shared several times on my blog about Krisit {here and here} and today wanted to CELEBRATE her with you. to celebrate my amazing red headed freckled friend! to share a fun quote that i designed in honor of Kristi that i hope makes […]

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