. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Comfort, a canvas and a blog designer

April 17, 2013

Comfort, a canvas and a blog designer

 
scarf: discovery   cardigan, tee and shoes: old navy    leggings: jcpenney

While it'd be nice if I felt like a I had super cute outfit every day, the truth is that leggings, a long tee and a cardigan seem to win at least a few days a week.  I can only imagine as I get closer to the end that comfort will continue to win!

I shared awhile ago that I loved this canvas of an ultrasound picture and had been looking for a more affordable version as some of the ones I found were $40 or $50 for a small canvas.  Thankfully Lauren found this site for me and I waited until they had 50% off (which seems to be often) and ordered this:


I LOVE it.  I edited and added the text before I uploaded the pictures since that wasn't an option on the site.   It's hard to tell in the picture, but the edges of the canvas are a minty green color.  I plan on ordering another canvas from there with a newborn picture in July!

Today I'm exited to introduce you to another sweet blogger.  Laura loves photography, her husband and her hamster!  Plus she is a talented blog designer.  I love the blogs she has designed and even better she is extremely affordable.  It's funny that she says she isn't a fashion blogger because her staple outfit is colored skinny jeans, a striped top and a scarf - which pretty much sums up the typical "blogger" outfit to me!  Plus she is giving one of you a custom blog design too!


Hi, I'm Laura and I blog over at Girl in Flight!

Whenever I'm asked if I want to do a guest-post I get the blogging version of stage fright. I sort of nod wordlessly at my computer screen before being like, "Yeah, I'll do it!". What will I write? I'm rubbish at fashion, I have about 0.1% of the fashion sense of an amoeba. I look at bloggers like Katie and think, "I want to be beautiful and fashionable!" before putting on my staple of coloured skinny jeans, a stripy top, a cardigan and a scarf. See?



Albeit the cardigan was missing, but hey, it was our hottest day in the UK a whole 19c! (That's about 66F!). Knowing our weather that will be the hottest day this year so I was pretty excited to only be wearing one layer!

When I'm not worrying about being a total fashion disaster, I spend my time hanging out with my lovely husband, Simon, our very, very old hamster Hercules and our two adorable rabbits Sophie and Rory. When they get bored of me (thankfully, not often!) I design blogs and take lots and lots of photographs!

This is my favourite self-portrait of us, mostly because I fell out of the tree right after it was taken!
So, for my give away I am offering one reader of For Lauren and Lauren a free custom blog design from my Etsy shop Sophie&Rory (any guess who it was named after?!). The winner will receive a custom blog design complete to their specifications with any additional add-ons. And if you just can't wait to see if you won, all readers of For Lauren and Lauren are entitled to a 10% discount when using the code FORLAUREN.

Thank you reading and thank you to Katie for being such a sweetheart and having me over! Good luck!



Thank you Laura for your post and sweet giveaway!

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30 comments:

Amy Disbrow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so cute and so pretty!! I love the leggings, cardigan, and scarf look!! It's so comfy but still so cute!! In love with that canvas what a great idea!!

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Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think you look adorable! And I love the canvas, what a great keepsake to have forever.

xo, Yi-chia
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J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is an awesome outfit!!! I love it. And that canvas is a must. So cute!! I need to recreate that outfit stat!!

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SUCH a cute outfit! That scarf is so pretty! Comfort should always win, especially while preggers :). And your canvas print is so awesome- I wanna order some as gifts!

Everythings Always Sunny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Adorable outfit!! You look so cute!

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Kristin
xx

Kayla said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Thanks for sharing the canvas link! I have a newborn who needs to have her picture mounted grandly.

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Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I happen to think this outfit is ADORABLE! I love it :) :) & the canvas is so perfect.. what a special thing to have!!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that canvas print!! And you still look gorgeous!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that canvas. And second off, you might be the prettiest pregnant lady I have ever seen. Gosh you're cute!

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

canvas of your ultrasound!? i love that!!

xo,
Sandy
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Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Dying over that canvas! Precious!
And loving you in yellow :) Not many people can pull yellow off!

xo

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You never look bad.

Brooklyn McKenna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm not pregnant and I pretty much always let leggings and a long cardigan win. haha. Thanks for introducing me to a fun new blogger as well :)

The Girl with the Coffee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this cardi-and-leggings look, the color of the cardigan is great and the scarf fits perfect with it!
xx Katja

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the canvas!! Such a sweet, neat idea!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think you look so cute!
It's so hard to dress when your pregnant & you do a great job :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yellow looks so pretty on you, Katie!

-Sharon
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Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i think i always opt for leggings and a cardigan- that's what I am wearing today! love the canvas!

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the canvas! And you seem to make everything super cute even if it is just leggings and a cardigan! Love that yellow!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love how bright and cheerful this outfit is! Comfort is key when pregnant!

Love the ultrasound canvas. Beautiful!

Heidi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This outfit! I wish I was wearing it right now! lol. And that canvas is soooo sweet! what a great keepsake :)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this outfit! I have never bought any short boots because I don't know how to wear them. What you've done is soooo cute!!

vogueandheels.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful pictures! I am loving your yellow cardigan, so gorgeous.

-Vogue&Heels
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laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I use www.canvaspeople.com
They have specials all the time.. and do really nice work! I only order when they have a special otherwise it is pricey!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that sonogram photo, how cute!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your yellow cardigan, dear! Your comfy outfit is cute! :-)

Courtney B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't get over how CUTE you look!! To be honest, I wore my hubs sweats as often as possible :) But when I went out in public it was maternity leggings for me! Got them for like $12 at H&M. And they were perfect for the first month after I had Mia as well. Definitely my best purchase!

Natasha xoxo said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a clever idea!


xo, tasha
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Style-Delights said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cool idea of the ultrasound canvas! Your photos look so blissful!
Have a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog
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Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww that canvas is so cute. What a great idea and congrats, your almost at the finish line. :) Loved the yellow cardi and scarf you had on. Cant believe I missed the giveaway. And thanks for introducing us to a new blogger.