about me

Hello There! My name is Laura. At one point I named my blog everydayVALENTINE because I have always loved Valentine’s Day & it happens to be my birthday (it’s a name I still use for Instagram). Many things about Valentine’s day are a small reflection of me but I also believe that it doesn’t have to be the only time of year that we show others how much we love them. My hope is that this blog will inspire you to celebrate your loved ones all year-long through hospitality, home, lifestyle posts, party ideas, recipes, crafts, travel tips and little snippets of my daily life. I pray that I can encourage you and inspire you by sharing the ups and downs of my life story as well. Go get yourself a mocha and stay a while! xo

::I’m known for being creative, a people person, serious and silly {you can learn 33 more silly things about me HERE}

::I’m a stay-at-home mommy who just started homeschooling

::Aaron is my amazing & supportive husband {and I have a love/hate relationship with his career as a firefighter}

::Paige is our joy & beautiful little girl {P really stands for personality because she has it in spades}

::Grant is our delight  & our handsome little man {G really stands for goofy because he is a little nut}

::Blake is our feisty & charming youngest {B really stands for oh BOY}

::Our little family likes to have fun & laugh a lot {but it’s safe to say that we can quickly go from being way too silly to very serious-and every emotion in between-in one sitting}

::Our most cherised family goal is to put our faith in Jesus at the center of everything we do

::I really enjoy coffee, food, creativity and Instagram {and I go in stages of enjoying reading}

::Oh and Disneyland

::Oh and the Autumn season

::I wish I was a reader but I’m just not {I have talked about books once…check it out HERE}

::I am a travel BUG by nature {we actually have to make a huge effort to stay-put for more than a month or two}

::I hate birds

::Since Aaron and I got married in 2002 we have lived in 6 cities up and down the West Coast

::Going to college at Seattle Pacific University {where I met my Husband and life long friends} was one of the best decisions I have ever made {you can learn more about that HERE}

::I’m thrilled to live, where I grew up during part of my life, in the San Francisco Bay Area near family, old friends and a short drive from extended family

::We currently live on the same property as my mom and sister and we love it {my Dad passed away suddenly in October of 2012 and he would have loved knowing we are all together…you can read more about that HERE}

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P.S. The content of this blog is the same as my previous blog {www.everydayVALENTINEblog.com} but with a new look and web address!

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