Oh hi there, friend!

I'm Laura.

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

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

You'll usually find me snuggled up in our cozy home on a cul-de-sac with a margarita and my Siberian Husky, Sassy. In my "spare time," I’m either cooking up a tasty meal, tackling an endless mountain of laundry, playing a video game, or Swiffering Husky glitter off the laminate floor.

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


it doesn't happen overnight...

Here's the scoop on what it actually looked like:

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Designed my first ever website - a pet information site! (That adds up!) Started designing logos and websites from my bedroom during my high school years.

2005

Started my first blog at the age of 17. 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 - you won't find a lick of that here. #embarassing

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2007

Had my son & became a mommy blogger. Worked with various brands including Disney & Darden Restaurants!

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Got divorced & took a blogging break to go back to school for business.

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2011

Started traveling again, got a Husky puppy, and started my blog with dog + travel theme! Started my first online business as a virtual assistant.

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2018

Started working with brands again & decided to PIVOT (!!) to graphic and brand designing.

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2019

What a crap show of a year, amiright?! Starting taking new graphic design + blogging clients! Made my first $100 as a blogger!

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2020

The best is yet to come!

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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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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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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 I have visited

18

photos i've taken of sassy

4K+

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