I’m a small-town southern Illinois mama with big dreams! I’m on a mission to serve women who want to take their branding to the next level and live happier lives with their families & furbabies. (YES, dogs are children too!)

I'm Laura Bedokis.

Hey y'all!

My first website was a pet information site. When I turned 17, I started blogging. Yep, that's right, I'm an OG blogger - ya know, the ones that blogged about their daily life happenings?! Yes, I still have my original Blogger account and no, none of that is featured here. ;)

It hasn't always been pretty though.

In fact, just a few years ago you could have found me sitting on my couch at 2AM, as an anxious and depressed single mama. Long story short... at the age of 28, after A LOT of work I took back my mental health and now I'm creating the life I've always wanted - one step at a time.

Today you can find me snuggled up in our cozy home on a cul-de-sac with my husband and our Siberian Husky, Sassy, as she forces her way between us on the couch.

My creative journey started over 15 years ago when I was designing logos and websites and blogging from my bedroom. 

Our blended family consists of me, Michael, our two sons (ages 11 and 7), and Sassy the Siberian Husky. Michael and I are travel-obsessed and we love sharing all our favorite finds with you on the blog. As a family, we love to walk Sassy, watch movies, play board games, go hiking, and play video games (where my Fortnite lovers at?!). In my spare time (lol), I’m either cooking up a tasty meal (from Pioneer Woman or Magnolia Table), tackling an endless mountain of laundry, or Swiffering up Husky glitter.

It's the women who love a good personal development podcast, call their dogs their fur children, and love a good margarita who typically vibe with me!

My ultimate goal is to be a work-from-home dog mama and I won't stop until it's my reality. I love designing pretty graphics and websites that help small biz owners take their biz to the next level!

Meet My Pack

Charlie, Michael, Laura & Cam

Sassy, the 3-year-old Siberian Husky

"Mr. Pig" and Sassy - this is her very favorite toy & she takes it everywhere.

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Michael and I met at a wedding - he was a groomsman and I was the day-of coordinator. Who knew we'd be inseparable after we started dating a month later?! He pulled off the best proposal EVER in 2018.

My husband & travel partner.

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She's had my heart since we picked her up on my birthday 3 years ago. I'm super obsessed with her and bring her up in any and every conversation. (Sorry not sorry.)

Sassafras (aka Sassy)

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I always dreamed of going to Paris and in 2018, I finally got to go. Michael & I honeymooned in Paris and it was absolutely magical. My life will never be the same now that I've been.

Paris, France

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I try them literally everywhere we go. Cheese is life.

Pretzels + Beer Cheese

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If there's a palm tree where we are, ya girl will find it. I know I'm far from southern Illinois when I see palms. :)

Palm Trees

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I love to visit the alapacas, pet them and feed them at our local alpaca farm. I think they are adorable and beautiful all at once. Softest fur ever!

Alpacas

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If you bring a dog within 100 yards of me, I'll ask to pet it. This is me with the Southern Illinois University Saluki mascots. :)

Petting ALL The Dogs

years i've been a dog owner

15

BLOG POSTS I'VE WRITTEN SINCE 2005 

1,552+

# OF DOGS I'VE LOVED

5

states michael & I
have visited

19

countries michael has traveled to

8

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