About Me


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

I’m a 20-something blogger living in St. Petersburg, Florida! I started Lauren Paints | a beautiful life in 2011 to share my passion for art but it quickly transformed into a space to share my passion for living beautifully. I blog about daily life and a little bit of everything that helps make life more beautiful; you will find recipes, date night ideas, parenting advice, style and beauty inspiration, fitness tips, honest advice, DIY project tutorials, and more here on the blog.

I'm expecting my first child in September and I'm SO excited for her to arrive. While I'm going to be sharing all the details on my journey into parenthood, I'm not a "mommy blogger" but a lifestyle blogger with a passion for creative. I'm not a professional crafter, fitness trainer, photographer, baker, or anything in between - but I do love to experiment and share my thoughts and experiences. My house isn't super organized, decorated perfectly, or in the best neighborhood in town...but it's cute. I make mistakes and sometimes totally mess things up. My life is chaotic and sometimes messy, but it's real.
I blog because I'm blessed. I blog because although my life isn't 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:
green smoothies | yoga pants | my daughter | funky shoes | eclectic accessories | eco-friendly products | recycling | my nieces + nephews | art in any form | soft blankets | trying new things | dresses and skirts with pockets | mermaids | vintage finds | french bulldogs | social media | sushi | and more.

I'm so tickled you are here! Please have a look around and stay awhile. Feel free to say hello and introduce yourself!  
I'd love to get to know you!

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