Photo Diary: Love Notes & a New ‘Do

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Last week I was pretty busy for me–had a few photo shoots, went down to my parents over the weekend and did a lot of work on the next Paper Crown line. Needless to say, it was productive, which is always a good thing. Anyway, I thought you guys might enjoy a little photo recap since I haven’t done one in a while… Check it and let me know how your week was too.

Had a very happy Monday… Who couldn’t when you awake to this face?
So my new house is looking great isn’t it? Ha. It may need a little work…
Loved this…


Did a lot of writing…or should I say blogging? (If you missed it, this post about my summer beauty essentials is now live. Check it out.)

The Paper Crown sample sale was a success! Let me know if you scooped anything up in the comments below :-)

Definitely had a cheat treat even though I’m doing my Bikini Boot Camp… Hey, sometimes you just have to indulge.
Went home for Father’s Day… Made some fresh pesto. Delish.

And checked out my mother’s baby chicks… Adorableness.

Can’t believe June is practically over… P.S. Does this calendar look familiar?
Sometimes I’m a total hot head…
How was your weekend? Share your favorite photo and sound off in the comments below.

XO Lauren

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  • Petra Zeller

    Lovely photos. Cloe is such a cuteness. I would like been at the sample sales but I dont live there :( It would be a dream because I love the Paper Crown line. I just post a Outfit with a pretty Paper Crown Skirt on my blog. My weekend was great. I do a lot in my little garden at home. Now I have some pretty flower :)
    xo, Petra

  • Sarah Heckle

    Those chicks are soooo cute! – my weekend

  • Liesl

    Loves the photos, Lauren! I went to an AWESOME pool party, but couldn’t take pics because I didn’t want to get my camera wet.

    Liesl xxx

    PS. Check out the Michael Kors GIVEAWAY on my blog!

  • Emma Kershaw

    Love the baby chicks and your dog is adorable!

  • Melissa Panici

    Thanks for sharing your photos Lauren! I had a great weekend! Spent most of it at home by the pool but I did do some shopping that made me very happy! Here is what I picked up:

  • Amy Breckenridge

    those baby chicks are so cute! i indulged in a few treats this weekend myself, but also did a lot of walking and biking to work it off! :)


  • Melissa LaRose

    Aww your dog is too cute!! :)

    Here’s what I was up to this weekend…

    <3 Melissa

    (Hosting my very first giveaway, check it out HERE!)

  • Kellie Norton

    My weekend was a fabulous! Spent it with my girlfriends :-) nothing better!! Can’t wait to see what your hair looks like! Have a great week!!

  • Martin M

    Always love your inspiring pictures. This weekend was so busy for me. I have to prepare stuff for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week berlin next week. Uh its getting so busy. 40 of 50 shows….what a week :) Greetings from germany! XOXO

  • Dana Hall

    Love the pics! Had an awesome weekend where we celebrated my amazing sister-in-laws baby shower. Check out the super creative diaper motorcyle I made for her at!

  • Jesy

    I had an amazing weekend with family and friends, and sewing! I am throwing my stepdaughter a Jem and the Holograms themed birthday party this weekend and this week I am making all the decorations and her very own pink dress with while fringed belt, and some glittery Synergy earings! I had a very talented artist friend of mine, make her a Duct Tape wallet with a Jem Logo :) Its going to be super fun! Love the picture of your doggie.. Hope your week is fantastic!

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    I LOVE that quote! I just pinned it this past weekend:-)

    XO Kelley

  • Megan M

    Your new house looks like it’s going to be awesome! I had a great weekend – took my boyfriend and his 1 year old niece to the zoo :) It was lots of fun! Chloe is too cute and congrats on the Paper Crown successful sale.

  • Cassandra Adams

    Those chicks are so freakin cute!!!

    check out my favorite ways to subtly wear the flag on the fourth:

  • Mariella

    Sunday 10 was my birthday!!! :)

  • Jaclyn Schler

    Haha that’s what my dog looks like in the morning too! I wake up and his big eyes are just staring at me :)

  • Megan R.

    I was at a wedding all weekend for my best friend! You can check out the pictures from my weekend on my blog at


  • Emmeline Staelens

    Everything looks lovely!

    Have a very nice last week of June :-)

  • Fabio Ribeiro

    so cute the first pic!

    read this book Girl Perfect by Jennifer Strickland about the Fashion Industry

  • Hailey Anderson

    I had an amazing weekend and I have recreated my blog. Starting over and all new. Check it out (:

  • Linh Ly

    Looks like you did a lot that week! You have to post pics of your house once it’s done. I bet it’ll be gorgeous!


  • Kim Barron

    Aww your dog is cute!! My weekend was awesome! I went on a bike ride and enjoyed the weather!

  • Kayley Billington

    I had my hair done yesterday and took a similar picture!

  • Giselle Escamilla

    wow you had a busy week but I’m excited to see your new line on paper crown:)

  • Kimmy S

    Adore the quote! Just pinned it :) And I love the last photograph, haha

    My week was good–went by way too fast though and have so much wedding planning to do!

  • Christina Graci

    such a gorgeous weekend.

    I got a new do too.


  • Crystal Posner

    I got 3 pieces at the sample sale. The tan dress that is backless, the blue sheer top with flowers, and the nude top with bows in the back. I love them all soooo much! Thanks for the sample sale Lauren. Please do this again soon 😉

  • Crystal Posner

    p.s. I love your dog. I have 2 beagles myself :))

  • Summer Hamilton

    lovely post! take a look at my blog @

  • Kristie Frazier

    I had a great weekend my sister came over & i’m getting married next weekend <3

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    love waking up to my cute puppy too and that baby chick is so adorable! Love!

  • debora f

    i love your dog :)

  • Nicole White

    I had a great week end with my son and daughter, beach and ice cold tea was great!!! And can’t forget the smores at night time!!

  • Jenna Regal

    what color nail polish is that?

  • Skye Smith

    I’ve been watching Laguna Beach every morning on MTV this week, so happy it’s back on :) Brings back memories!

  • Lammie

    Lauren, your dog is cute!!!:] and i woke up monday moring and the hills were on and im like well its prolly and than i looked on the tv guide and it was a marathon!!!<3 thank you!!! oh and i saw brody the other day:]

  • Wesley Osler

    Hey, that’s not a quote by Shakespeare. It’s actually from an Italian poet named Arrigo Boito. Just a heads up.

  • megan carter

    I absolutely adore your site:)

  • Jessica Robbins

    Lauren, I’m not sure if you even read these but I just wanted to express how much I absuloutely adore you. For the past couple of weeks, MTV has been airing all of the episodes of Laguna Beach and The Hills. It goes without saying, that you made both of those shows exactly what they were. Amazingly entertaining. Around the time I was 10-13 I can remember watching Laguna Beach with my sister all the time. It’s crazy to me watching them now, because I’m in high school and I can relate to so much that went on in Laguna Beach. Seeing the graduation scenes tore me up considering I will be doing the same thing in just two years. To sum this up, you have inspired me through the years to always be classy and never give up on your dreams. You are the perfect example of a woman who has made it on her own. I know having the cameras around all the time as you were growing up was difficult, and sometimes you may regret it but please know that your poise and personality has influenced so many young women as they are trying to make it through high school and through the “”establishing years””. I am one of them. Much love LC!!!

  • keysie dionisio

    im so into lauren..she is an icon for me..

  • emmers03

    Lauren, you are such an inspiring young woman! I absolutely love Laguna Beach but even more The Hills! Thank goodness for Netflix, I can watch them over and over again! I love how you carry yourself and your natural sense of fashion! Thank you for keeping it affordable for me to continue buying your line of clothing! You are a very commendable person and will always look at you as a class act and respectful girl!


    I love the style of these pictures!

  • Megan

    That quote isn’t Shakespeare, it’s Arrigo Boito. That’s not even old english!

  • MJ Thompson

    yeah, that quote is not from Shakespeare…it’s Arrigo Boito. :-



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