My name is Lauren, and thank you for visiting my blog! Here you will find a scrapbook of my adventures as a young twenty-something, encouragement from an honest heart, and a safe place to grow and learn.

I was born and raised in Texas, USA. So you can say I am fond of sweet tea, good manners, and southern hospitality. My interests range from appreciating art, both performing and visual, to exploring the great outdoors. I have a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. (Sic ’em Baylor Bears!) A few of my favorite (random) things: yoga, The Office (US), reading, hiking, Chilis, mountains, National Parks, donuts, and country dancing. I love a good girl’s night with my gals too! My friends are one of my greatest treasures, and I’m sure you’ll get to meet them through my writing. 

I am passionate about writing and creating meaningful relationships with my friends and my Creator. I believe that each of us have the ability to love deeply, and know who we really are without the walls and masks. I will be bold and say my faith in Jesus Christ has completely changed my life for the better. I write a lot about my faith because I learn something new everyday, and my faith gives me the greatest hope I know. I also write about things that matter to me and inspire me to grow as a person.

I sign each of my posts with “Petit à Petit,” which is a French saying that means “little by little.” That’s how I take life in a way; one step at a time. I also sign with my green signature because that’s my favorite color and I’m extra. 


My word of intention for 2023 is GRATITUDEOften I catch myself in moments of discontentment or comparison, and that only leaves me joyless. There is so much to be grateful for that can be taken for granted. I want to look back on this year and see new habits of giving, less consumption and frivolous spending, and better communication of gratitude to the people in my life.

Last year, my word of intention was “moderation.” I’m slowly learning financial boundaries, the art of saving, and taking my time to meet my goals. Moderation is “the avoidance of excess or extremes.” In order words, self-disciplined. I’d rather keep a steady and consistent course to my financial goals and healthy eating habits rather than impulsively and mindlessly consume. It’s about finding a balance with social time and rest too.  Adulting is hard, but you bet I will find every chance to laugh and dream big along the way!

I would love to connect with you, and get to know you too! Hop over to my contact page, or comment on a post so I can meet you too! I love making new friends. 🙂 

Petit à Petit,


Two of my best friends, Michelle (left) and Jessica (right). Photo by Christian Ladinos.