Hi there! I'm Lauren and this is my blog. I'm so glad you are here.

I'm a mama that loves telling stories, a small shop owner (bloomology boutique), a wife that is full of sass, and a pretty big fan of tacos & espresso... but ultimately, I’m just a regular ol' Florida girl - passionate about spending time at the beach and always game to seashell hunt with my little crew.

I started this little public display of our silly life, Lauren Paints | a beautiful life, in 2011. I originally started blogging to share my passion for art, but it quickly transformed into something more. Now this has become a space to share my passion for living beautifully and also a place for me to vent about life. I blog about what happens in our day-to-day routine, how I encourage my sweet girl, Delainey Kate, to be the best possible human she can be, and well, I try and share a little bit of everything that helps make life more beautiful and easier for you. You will find delicious recipes, creative date night ideas, sane and nonjudgmental parenting advice, unique style and beauty inspiration, fitness tips for curvy girls, honest rants (only when necessary, of course), DIY project tutorials, and more here on the blog.

I had my mini me in September 2016 and she's become my whole world since then. I didn't plan on becoming a mommy blogger, but I guess you could call me that.  My life is chaotic and sometimes messy, but it's real. With all of that said...
I blog because it's rejuvenating and rewarding. I blog because although my life isn't "picture perfect", it's pretty beautiful and I want to share it with you. Discussing travel, style, baking mishaps, parenthood, good deals, delicious food, and everything in between makes my soul happy. I get a rush sharing a new favorite product, a silly little story, or a new recipe with you. What I really aim to do is to find joy in the ordinary and document every last bit of it; I want to embrace the beauty of my every day life and encourage my readers to do the same.

A few of my favorite things:
My family | green smoothies | tacos | coconut mojitos | dark humor | beach days | yoga pants | photography | small shops | wild shoes | eclectic accessories | eco-friendly products | recycling |  healthy food that doesn't "taste" healthy | art in any form | soft blankets | trying new things | dresses with pockets | mermaids | sarcasm | pineapples | vintage finds | all canines | social media | sushi | brownie & cheesecake concretes | espresso| and more. I'm pretty fond of a lot of things, obviously.

Now that you know just a little about me and my crew,
can I just say I'm so tickled you are here?!
Grab a coconut mojito (or a glass of coconut water, if that's more your style),
sit down as close to a coastal breeze you can get,
have a look around at all my recent content,
and hopefully you'll discover something new & amazing to inspire you.
Also, feel free to say hello and introduce yourself!
I'd love to get to know you!

Find me:

Feel free to e-mail me at any time for any reason: laurenpaintsflorida@gmail.com

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