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Life Lately & the Launch

Anyone remember when blogging used to entail updates on life and was not all “10 Steps to This or That?” Well, I’m going old school today and just giving a little life update and sharing some photos from the La La Lovely Book Launch. The night before the book was released we had a little […]

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Beauty and the Broken

I often thought that life could only be one or the other. Beautiful or broken. When my world shifted, and I came to terms with accepting that I had a broken heart, I believed the lie that beauty (goodness, hope, light) were, at best, on the other side of brokenness. At my lowest,  I found a truth that is […]

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On Self-Care

Self-Care is a bit of a buzz. It’s viewed vastly from luxury to necessity. A few years back, after dealing with health issues and anxiety I found it to be the latter of the two—a necessity. The choice seemed to be stress (having its way with me) or self-care. So, I began to add acts […]

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La La Loving

Here’s what I’m la la loving this week . . . How the French Live: Modern French Style by Siham Mazouz of French by Design blog. I’ve been waiting with anticipation for Si’s book and I have to tell you, it does not disappoint. I confess, I love design books, but this book is beyond. It is story. […]

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A Gift for You

I’m offering a beautiful gift when you pre-order LA LA LOVELY.

This gorgeous print from the book along with the corresponding sample chapter, The Soul of a Home, is being offered a free gift for a limited time (S

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Welcome

A New Look and a NEW WEBSITE! Hi, Lovelies! Welcome to the NEW La La Lovely! It’s been ages since this space had a refresh and with the launch of the book and the 10 year anniversary of the blog coming up(!!!), I thought it was about time to spruce up this place. Before we […]

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Beholding Beauty

A few words on the practice of living with your eyes wide open. These days, I am finding a new definition of beauty and it looks nothing like the photoshopped squares we feed on each day. I think beauty gets a bad rap. We seem to either strive for it or believe it to be […]

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On HOPE and being honest about our feelings

Have you ever felt the heavy weight of hopelessness? Like a heavy wet blanket sitting on your soul? I have. Have you ever felt the heavy weight of hopelessness? Like a heavy wet blanket sitting on your soul? I have. And it is a hard thing to admit being a child of God, with Hope […]

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Make Yourself at Home in Love

Astonishing Love. I want nothing less. Would you expect anything less on this day of love? I wasn’t always keen on Valentine’s Day. In high school, I found a photo of cupid with an arrow in his back. I made photocopies and tacked the prints on a slew of lockers while, of course, wearing all […]

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Don’t Judge Me

“Don’t judge me.” It’s the line I’ve been hearing on repeat these days. You too? “Don’t judge me.” It’s the line I’ve been hearing on repeat these days. Not from strangers. From family. From friends. Honestly, I had to ask myself (and one of my friends), “Am I judgemental?” I was beginning to wonder based on the […]

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