Blogworld happenings

I dont' spend as much time reading blogs as I used to before the world of 2 children.  BUT, I do get on whenever I can and woke up extra early today and have been perusing some of my favorites...  And I was kind of blown away by all of the exciting stuff everyone has going on!!!  I thought I'd share some congratulations...

Jenny of My Favorite & my Best is trying out to be in the next Design Star:

And Newell Turner wants her in it!!  (Jenny, will they have beeps on when  you talk?? ;) ;)

...Brooke & Steve Giannetti's pink bathroom was in the NY Times....

{so exciting and would love to take a bath in there (if it were mine of course!!!) ha}

Eddie & Jaithan have had so many good things happen to them that I will simply say, read this if you haven't already.

{this is one of my favorite redos.. DANCE}

Seleta's house was photographed for next year's Southern Living Magazine Christmas issue!!!  (And she got my favorite photographer & friend, Helen Norman!!)

{i want our families to be friends}

And, the most special of all, Jennifer of The Newlywed Diaries had a beautiful baby girl!!

{Baby Elliot Claire}
Congratulations to mommy & daddy!!!

I'm sure I missed out on lots of great happenings but just wanted to share these few.  Love you all and am so excited and happy for you!!!

I'm out for the weekend...  Headed to Hickory, NC for some work on our coming furniture line.  Have a great one!!

xoxo, Lauren

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Visual Vamp said...

Love all the good news!
Especially Jenny auditioning for Design Star!
Happy New Year!
Come see me in New Orleans!
xo xo

Party Resources said...

Love all of the great news! Happy New Year!

La Petite Gallery said...

Good news for a new year,how wonderful.. Hope she makes it.


Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

It is truly amazing what is happening with so many bloggers out there. I think blogging is like taking courage pills. It encourages us to try more and be the best we can be. Your living proof!

Unknown said...

So many good things coming from blogging- it amazes me how many doors it can open! And I am in love with idea of Jenny being on Design Star- how fabulous would that be!!

Mary said...

I found Jenny through your blog.
I love her. I hope she makes it on the show.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said... excited for the new season of Design Star! Good luck Jenny!

kayce hughes said...

when will the furniture line be ready?

simply seleta said...

I was enjoying your post then had an exciting gasp when you showed our family! Thanks for including us
: ) We need to get your family down HERE for a beach vacay in our place...let's chat about that!

How exciting about your own furniture line!!! WOW!!! Please keep us posted on this!!!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Thanks alot, I want a shell pink bathroom!!!

Karena said...

Lauren it is a great year ahead and many bloggers will have exciting news to share!!

Art by Karena

Velvet and Linen said...

Thank you my friend! I never thought I'd be sitting on the edge of my bath tub in the NY times! Yes, blogging has opened doors to many opportunities, but the best part of blogging is becoming friends with amazingly supportive people like you!
Congratulations to all of your other blogging friends (can't wait to see Jenny on Design Star!), and congratulations to you for all of your wonderful successes in 2010. I know you there will be more great things happening for you in 2011 :)


The Sequined Lobster said...

You were the very first blog that I ever fell in love with...then you went away a bit when you had your second baby (absolutely understand;)! & I ran into you again while reading my Better Homes & Garden magazine! SOOO excited for you! You were an inspiration for me to start blogging! (not nearly as great as you, but I am trying)!
Anyway, congrats on your family and your bhg spread!
Your home is beautiful!

Tara @

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

I love your blog! Thanks for pointing out all of this exciting news. I haven't read some of these blogs yet - they are new to me, but I will definitely check them out now. Love the newborn pic, as my baby is due in just a couple of months! Can't wait.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

So glad you shared the link to Jenny's blog, because she rocks!! I can't wait to hear more about your furniture line.

-Jane @ The Borrowed Abode

Michelle said...

omg...I have been so out of the loop...thanks for the update, and congrats to Brooke and Steve...they are certainly amazing :)


Anonymous said...

You're just down the road from me in Asheville! (my boyfriend is from Hickory and i went to high school there. Try to get up to Blowing Rock for there is nothing fabulous in Hickory, unfortunately. :)

The enchanted home said...

You obviously have lots of fans and now I understand why! This is a wondeful blog and you can see you are a speical person who has touched many lives. I am new to "blog world" but its such a great place! I can't quite seem to get back to the "real world" oh oh, thats not
Anyway I started a blog about 6 days ago to journal the building of our dream home, a french style chateau/country home....please take a look and all the best to you in 2011!

Anonymous said...

Home theater designer says:Good to hear that Jenny auditioning for Design Star!!! Me waiting to hear more about your furniture line.

for the love of a house said...

I love all these wonderful news stories! What a great way to start the new year!

Happy New Year to you!


Donna @ said...

just found your blog and love it! looking forward to more info on your furniture line!

I recently started blogging about furniture/painting/decor - if you have a moment - please ck it out:

Anonymous said...

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MFAMB said...

it's clearly been a while since i have stopped by, not bc i don't think you are super awesome but bc i have been behind on things...

THANK YOU!!!! thank you for spreading the word.


Jennifer said...

I totally missed this! Though I suppose it isn't surprising that I've been out of the loop! Thanks for the shout out!!!