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and I believe life is a series of stories worth telling. Here's mine.

I''m Lauren

I am a creative entrepreneur who is always finding something new to create and do around our home. I am passionate about living my life in joy through every season of marriage, motherhood, and business. I love to blog and share our love and our life, authentically and unfiltered!

hi friend, 

I am a storyteller... and I might be biased but despite the hard hand we've been dealt, I believe we have one of the best stories in the world to tell!

 

I have been blessed to have found love twice and become a mom to 4 amazing kids- When Adam and I met, we knew right away THIS WAS IT! We blended our families (he had 2 littles and I have a grown adopted son) and we live in the Upstate of South Carolina. I adopted his son and daughter as my own in early 2024, just after we welcomed our little red head to the fam in the fall of 2023!

 

A few things about us:

We never stop... we start early in the morning and go, go, go! 

We love our home and our family.

We love to laugh.

Our home is constantly filled with worship music and screaming, high-energy kids. 

Our goal as a family is to inspire, equip, and empower you to find joy in every season of life through our social platforms. Whether you are just here for a recipe or our cheesy family reels caught your eye, we hope you'll stay awhile. We hope to become friends with those near and far. We hope to make you laugh and fill your heart with joy again and again! 

currently reading...

chapter 4

the Alonsos

chapter 1

in my past life

you may have known me as Joel's wife. 

I've been blessed to have found love not once, but twice. In case you don't know the whole story, grab some popcorn, some chocolate (Raisinettes) and some orange juice (because you'll be traveling back in time with me- with one of my fave snacks). 

chapter 2

how i became a mom

through adoption

It was never our "plan" to adopt a teenager, but God had a different story He was writing all along. Here's the story of how we became Freddie's family.

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chapter 3

 

never give up

a dream come true

It was always a BIG dream of mine to own a farm, with a red barn, and goats! Nearly 6 months after Joel passed away, my farm dream was sign, sealed, and delivered. 

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chapter 5

In the midst of the most painful trial in our life, we welcomed the most beautiful gift of all.

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a refreshing breath

 

a birth story

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chapter 6

Adoption is hard. No matter how you cut it- there is loss. There is heartbreak. But there is also redemption and love unending.

 

an adoption story

becoming mommy x2

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