Hey y'all!

My creative journey started over 15 years ago when I was designing websites on Microsoft FrontPage for money and blogging from my bedroom. 

I was 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. ;)

I should have always known the girl who created a pet information site would end up as a blogger, educator & entrepreneur.

But I haven’t always had the life & mindset I do today.

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. As I sobbed into my travel mug my whole way to work yet again, something had to give. 

Long story short... at the age of 28, after A LOT of work I took back my mental health and learned how to properly process my emotions and thoughts.

I'm Laura Bedokis.

I’m creating the life I’ve always wanted! I travel all over, sans fear & sadness, with my handsome hubby, Michael, and we regularly make amazing memories with our little family.

And now...

I show women how to raise happy furbabies and love their lives as much as they thought they would when they were kids - regardless of their relationship, job, or life status and without all the icky guilt and worry!

If that sounds like what you want, welcome to your new home. ❤️ 

We are a blended family and our sons are 11 (mine) and 7 (his). We love taking them on adventures with us now that they are older! In my spare time (lol), I’m either cooking up a tasty meal or swiffering up Husky glitter.

I still work full time, but I won’t stop until I’m a work-from-home dog mama to Sassy. I always want to get more out of life and I’m always learning. And if you are here, I bet you do too! It's the women who love a good personal development book, call their dogs their children, and love a glass of wine who typically vibe with me!

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.

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

years i've been a dog owner

15

BLOG POSTS I'VE WRITTEN SINCE 2005 

1,552+

# OF DOGS I'VE LOVED

4

states michael & visited together

19

countries michael has traveled to

8

Numbers Nerd?

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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