A Warm Howdy
Howdy! My name is Lauren and I am the proud wife of a United States Naval Officer! Let me begin by saying never before would I have believed someone if they were to tell me I would take up writing of any sort. I had a very strong passion, should I say, against the entire concept of me writing papers all throughout school. Therefore, I am forewarning you my writing may not always be up to far with that of an author, but just know I am trying! God was the one who planted this whole idea into my head and gave me the push towards it. I am still having a hard time grasping the fact that I am actually excited to be writing now, but it is just a simple reminder God is in control!
Our Military Life
My husband, Chris, and I are relatively new to the military life, but can confidently say we have already been deeply submersed in the military lifestyle… no pun intended for our submariners. We have overcome being apart for ten months of his first year in service along with countless duty days, underways, distant training, and two PCS orders to new stations in six months thereafter. Needless to say, you can understand why I am taking a chance and starting a business that can move with the military!
Chris and I are college sweethearts who met in a country dance hall and have been best friends ever since. My husband, being a true sweetheart, is my support on this new adventure and the one who helps to make some of my projects possible – including building this website. We are a family of five with two of us having four paws: Wilson, our very much full of personality corgi who loves to cuddle, and Penny Sue, our sweet rescue shepherd mix who joined our Navy family just a couple days after our last move. Our newest addition is our sweet baby boy, Cole, who is the anchor of our hearts and named after our families fallen hero. Words cannot describe how thankful we are for the fingerprints of God on every blessing and journey in our lives.
You might have guessed from the “howdy” that we are from Texas and rustic, country, farmhouse – whatever you want to call it – is more our style. I love to make handmade things because of the story and care put into them. I hold a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture as well as a Texas Real Estate License. I am very much a perfectionist – one trait I have grown to both love and hate – and I am a strong believer in everything DIY! From crafts, décor, and furniture, to thoughtful gifts, delicious recipes, and natural living, I love it all! I decided a blog would be a beneficial way to share my ideas and serve as a portfolio to inspire others. My goal is to provide you with inspiration and fun DIY projects that will leave others in awe at the fact you proudly tackled it yourself!
This is Just the Beginning
These are only the first steps towards my overall goal I hope to achieve. My heart is in the right place for this new adventure in which I am about to endeavor; giving back to the military community is one of my core foundations. Be sure to read The Reason Behind The Navy Home to hear more about our story – you won’t want to miss it! God has the wheel on this one and we are eagerly waiting to see what He has in store!
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