Oakland County Fair 2014 Information + Quick Giveaway {5 PASSES!} ENDS 7/3

Oakland County Fair 2014 Information

Nothing says summer quite like a good ole fashion county fair! I’ve loved hitting up the county fair circuit since I was a little gal. I’ve always loved seeing the 4-H animals, getting a fresh squeezed lemonade, riding some carnival rides and checking out the special event happenings! I’m so happy to be able to […]

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35 Weeks Pregnant

35 Weeks Pregnant

When you’re a third time mom, it’s kind of hard to get those cute belly pics without a mini photo bomber. Related: I am too big and hot to do my hair, so waves and ponytails is likely what you will see from here on out 35 weeks pregnant?! Oh man. My heart just skipped […]

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Imaginative Play With Just Pretend Kids {+ Tutu and Wings #Giveaway ENDS 7/9}

Just Pretend Kids Tutu and Wings Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a Just Pretend Kids tutu and wings set in exchange for the post below. All opinions are my own. Ever wonder what to get kids in the 3-5-year-old age range for their birthday or a holiday? Let me just tell you so you don’t have to waste a ton of time: DRESS-UP CLOTHES. Seriously. I don’t […]

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50 Ways To Have a Pure Southeast Michigan Summer

50 Ways To Have a Pure Southeast Michigan Summer

The lakes, the beaches, the sunsets…There is nothing quite like summer in Pure Michigan. And after this beast of a winter, I know we all are SO ready for it. To kick-off the official first days of summer, I would like to present to you my list of 50 ways to have a Pure Southeast Michigan Summer. […]

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My Detroit Tigers Pitching Experience With Hudsonville Ice Cream {+Giveaway!}

My Detroit Tigers Pitching Experience With Hudsonville Ice Cream

As many of you know, I recently had the opportunity to throw the first ceremonial pitch at the Detroit Tiger’s game last Friday on behalf of one of my favorite Michigan made brands, Hudsonville Ice Cream. Let me just say this: My Detroit Tigers pitching experience is definitely up there with one of the most memorable nights […]

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Shaving Tips to #SummerizeYourLegs #shop

#Summerize Your Legs at Walmart

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. The hashtags #SummerizeYourLegs and #CollectiveBias can be followed to view other blog posts included in this campaign. The best part about summer for me? LAKE TIME! {Which […]

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Letter To My Husband: Our Marriage, Six Years Later

Marriage, 6 Years Later

Photo by Lara Douglas Photography My Love, I can’t believe we have been married six years today. To many, this may not seem like much, but according to divorce statistics, I’d say it hopefully means we are in it for the long haul. {According to stats, 20 percent of marriages end in 5 years.} Isn’t […]

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Where I Hope To Grow In My 30s {Happy Birthday To Me!}

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Today is my 30th birthday and despite a surprise pregnancy altering my view of how exactly I would celebrate, I am determined to live it up in the decade ahead! I have grown SO much during the past 10 years and I look forward to continuing to refine myself more during the next 10 to create Lauren: Version 3.0. […]

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Run or Dye Jackson {+Giveaway} #RunOrDyeJackson

Run or Dye Jackson - Mrs. Weber's Neighborhood

Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, is headed to Armory Arts Village in Jackson on August 2, 2014. Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer!  Then, enjoy the world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky {and all […]

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A Pregnant Lady, Hudsonville Ice Cream and Detroit Tiger’s Baseball

Tigers Paws

I just ordered a Detroit Tiger’s maternity T-shirt because… I am throwing the first ceremonial pitch at the Detroit Tigers game next Friday, June 13th {versus the Minnesota Twins} on behalf of one of my favorite Michigan brands, Hudsonville Ice Cream! When the company asked me to do it, my first instinct was to say […]

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100 Good Deeds: Bracelet for A Cause

Good Deed Bracelet

When I heard about the 100 Good Deeds project, I knew I had to jump on board. Not only because I enjoy giving back and helping others, but because I knew it would inspire me to be a living example of how I’d like my kids to think — that our life is meant for serving others and not ourselves. The initiative […]

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FREE Summer Concerts In Southeast Michigan 2014

Free Summer Concerts In Southeast Michigan 2014

I absolutely LOVE live music. Unfortunately, being on a budget and having young kids makes it nearly impossible to attend concerts on a regular basis. Instead of shelling out $100 for nosebleed seats, I love supporting our local music scene, and summer is the perfect time to do so. Additionally, outdoor concerts are kid-friendly {what kid doesn’t […]

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