Twenty-Eight

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If it wasn’t clear by the title and the birthday cake image, it’s my 28th birthday today! Mike hasn’t said anything about his plans for the day, so I’m totally in the dark (which is how I like it). My only hope is to relax and enjoy my day, which shouldn’t be too difficult! And to eat cake. I must eat cake on my birthday. 
Admittedly, it’s a little bittersweet to say goodbye to 27 – it was such a big year for me! Being engaged, planning a wedding, getting married, moving to a new place, traveling to Europe. It was a bit of a whirlwind and a little crazy at times, but one of the best years of my life, for sure. I’m hopeful that 28 will bring maybe a little less change, but just as much joy and contentment. I can honestly say that I’ve never felt more content in my life, which is an incredible blessing from God. With work, with family, with Mike…all of it. My prayer is that the year of 28 will bring more contentment, as well. 
My late twenties have been good to me – for the obvious reasons, like getting married, but also for the less obvious reasons, like self-confidence. I feel like with each year, I grow more and more comfortable with who I am. There are things that I would like to change (as there probably always will be) but, in general, I am more accepting of the things that I don’t necessarily like. My early twenties definitely brought some insecurity, which caused me to weigh the opinions of others (including strangers on the internet) more highly than those who know me personally. That’s taken such a dramatic turn in my late twenties, which is a great thing. I value the opinions of people who know me, like my husband, my family, and my close friends, so much more highly than my own self-doubt or insecurities. I look forward to continuing this shift this year, as well. 
I haven’t really thought through any specific goals that I have for this next year, but I do hope to continue to be proud of the work that I do and to continue to connect with you. You, my blog reader, are a large part of the reason that I love my job and have this contentment that I’ve been talking about, so thank you! 
In the spirit of celebration and giving, I though it would be fun to give away a little collection of some of my favorite things to one of you! This giveaway is exclusively for my regular blog readers – I’m not sharing it anywhere else because I want it to go to one of you! Simply use the giveaway widget below to enter. Winner will be chosen tomorrow! 
Here’s what is up for grabs:
My favorite Elisabeth Ashlie scarf, a festive Kate Spade oven mit, my favorite mug, one of the notepads I use everyday, a set of pencils, an Essie nail polish, my favorite face mask, and a lip treatment. 

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  1. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!! I love the self-acceptance I’ve found as I’ve gotten older. I’m 30 and have embraced who I am more than ever. Hoping you have a fun day!

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  2. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Also, I always read your blog from a reader so I never noticed your header until now – love!

  3. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years now. It has been exciting watching you change and grow as a person and become who you are today!

  4. 12.4.17
    Kaite S. said:

    Happy birthday! I’ve been reading ur blog for 2 years and hope your 28 brings more contentment like you mentioned. Enjoy your day!

  5. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday, Lauren! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  6. 12.4.17
    Jill_Ann said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! Enjoy your day 🙂

  7. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!����. Enjoy your day!

  8. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!! Hope it’s a great day and wishing you many blessings in the coming year!!

  10. 12.4.17
    Kati Pike said:

    Happy birthday! I think I've been reading this blog for… seven years? Dang. Has it really been that long?!

  11. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Blessings!

  12. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I always enjoy reading your blog

  13. 12.4.17
    The Mommy said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I think the self confidence that we find as we age is one of the very best parts of getting older. Hope 28 is a great year for you!

  14. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy 28!

  15. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have no idea how long I've been reading, for a couple of years I would assume. I found your blog through your sister's, and love your products. Enjoy your weather — it's supposed to get COLD this week in the midwest.

  16. 12.4.17
    Michelle said:

    Happy Birthday to you!

  17. 12.4.17
    Kristin said:

    Happy Birthday! Honestly I can't remember how long I've been reading but I'm pretty sure it's been since the beginning. I read Kate's blog first so I found yours the first time she linked to you. It's been a long time! 🙂

  18. 12.4.17
    Sarah said:

    Happy birthday! Enjoy 28!

  19. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I’ve been reading your blog for 5ish years now? I can’t really recall but know it’s been a while ��

  20. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Not sure how many years it's been, just know I started reading before you moved back to Chicago.

  21. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!

  22. 12.4.17
    Nikki said:

    Happy birthday!! I found your blog from your sisters way back in 2011 I think! I feel like you girls are my friends, lol. I hope your day is awesome!

  23. 12.4.17
    Emily said:

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading probably at least 5 years!

  24. 12.4.17
    Mjt said:

    Happy birthday! Im relatively new to your blog – maybe 2 months. although i have been following you on IG longer! Found you through your sister Kate!

  25. 12.4.17

    Have a special day!! I have been reading for a few years – and actually saw you in Chicago at a college basketball game with my husband and was "star-struck". Seems silly now, but I could't say hello!!

  26. 12.4.17
    Carrie said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for at least the last 5 years. Have a great day!

  27. 12.4.17
    Brittney said:

    What a special year for you and what a special birthday! I have followed you all of 2017 and look forward to being a continued reader as I love your style, writing, and cheery personality. Cheers to you!

  28. 12.4.17
    LeighM said:

    Happy Birthday..Have been reading for at least 4 yrs..Enjoy your special day!

  29. 12.4.17
    summmer95 said:

    Happy birthday! I’ve been following for years and can totally see the transformation you are talking about! I’m a bit, ahem, older and went through the same thing myself! Here’s to the next fantastic year!

  30. 12.4.17
    Jenn said:

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading for a few years now and agree that my late 20’s were where all the good things happened (and it only gets better!)

  31. 12.4.17
    Emily said:

    Happy birthday, Lauren! I’ve been following for a long time, since you were from your grey desk. 🙂 Hope year 28 is a wonderful one for you!

  32. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    I hope you have a great birthday! I haven't been reading too long, only about a year or so, but I love your blog! Not to be creepy, but I feel like we would get along well in real life 🙂

  33. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading since the days of "My Gray Desk!" 🙂

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  34. 12.4.17

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love reading your blog. You are one of my biggest style inspirations. Thank you for all that you share with us! ��

  35. 12.4.17
    Katie D. said:

    Happy Birthday! I found your blog via your sister's about 2 and a half years ago. I turn 28 in 1 month and I was married this past October. We seem to be at very similar points in our lives which is so cool!

  36. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I have been reading your blog for about 5 years.

  37. 12.4.17

    about a year!

  38. 12.4.17
    KWarning said:

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading your blog for a few years. The 20s were a crazy period for me. It took me until 30 to find that content zone which was a-ok. Enjoy!

  39. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading for about two years

  40. 12.4.17
    Leigh said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading for about 3 years

  41. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!!! I've been reading your blog for about 3-4 years now. Found you through your sister's blog and now the two of you are a regular part of my day.😉

  42. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Wishing you another fabulous trip around the sun.

  43. 12.4.17

    I actually discovered your blog right around the same time I started following your sister’s blog, a couple of years ago. I hope this next year is everything you hope it will be. Happy Birthday!!

  44. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Love your blog and style and hope you have another great year!

  45. 12.4.17
    Natalie said:

    Happy Birthday!

  46. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I always read your post while enjoying a great cup of coffee.

  47. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!!!!!

  48. 12.4.17
    Stephanie said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for over 3 years now and really enjoy it!

  49. 12.4.17
    Cory said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I love how you reflect on years past and hope that 28 is your best year yet!

  50. 12.4.17

    Happy Beautiful! I am so glad that 27 brought you such immense joy and contentment- you are so deserving!
    Here's to 28 and more love than you can imagine!

  51. 12.4.17
    Erin said:

    Happy Birthday! Cake is always a must :).

  52. 12.4.17
    Viola Yee said:

    Happy Birthday!

  53. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I think I've been a reader for about 2-ish years. Enjoy your day!

  54. 12.4.17
    S said:

    Happy Birthday! We’re actually birthday twins! Ive been reading your blog for 5+ years. Have an amazing day!

  55. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! It's been great go follow your journey over the last year.

  56. 12.4.17

    I've been reading your blog for about 2 years! I really enjoy reading it! Happy Birthday!

  57. 12.4.17
    Heidi said:

    Happy birthday!! I found your sisters blog about 5 years ago and shortly after that started following you ��

  58. 12.4.17
    mytega said:

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful year!

  59. 12.4.17
    Joanna said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren! Enjoy your day, you deserve it 🙂

    • 12.4.17
      Joanna said:

      oops, I've been reading for I think 5 years? Back when it was at a "grey desk" haha 😉

  60. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  61. 12.4.17
    Kristina said:

    Happy Birthday!!! No idea when I started reading but I think it was when you were still in college. I hope you have an amazing day!!

  62. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    HBD Lauren! Love reading your blog everyday and have been since 2013 :).

  63. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!!

  64. 12.4.17
    Tricia D said:

    Happy birthday, Lauren! I'm turning 28 in January and I feel similarly… 27 was the year I got engaged, we moved to a new home, adopted a pup…so many big things! Here's to 28 surprising us with even more goodies! 😉

  65. 12.4.17
    Eve said:

    Happy birthday! I originally came about to read your blog through your sister's. Can't remember how long ago it was, but it was before you and Mike started dating.

  66. 12.4.17
    Angela C said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren! Hope you have a wonderful day with cake too!

  67. 12.4.17

    Happy 28th Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day! I have been reading your blog and Kate’s for about 4 years now. They are both by far my favorite blogs to read!

  68. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great day! I have been reading for about 2 years

  69. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a blessed year with love, family, friends, much happiness (and many more blog posts!)!!

  70. 12.4.17
    Katy G. said:

    HBD! I’ve been reading for approximately six months!

  71. 12.4.17
    Kay R. said:

    Have the best birthday and wishing you the best for 28!

    • 12.4.17
      Kay R. said:

      So I commented before entering – anyway for my entry… I found your blog through your sister a couple years back and have been reading ever since. recently been loving the instastories 🙂

  72. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!!

  73. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday to you! I've been reading your blog since about 2012? Does that sound right? I even had a FaceTime Styling appointment with you 1000 years ago. 🙂 My BFF and I talk about you and your sister like we all know each other! LOL In a totally uncreepy way of course. When you read someone's blog for 5+ years, you kind of feel like you know them! Prayers 28 brings you many blessings!

  74. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I’ve been reading for a few years now (2 or 3, maybe?) hope you have a great day!

  75. 12.4.17
    Kelsey R. said:

    Happy Birthday!

  76. 12.4.17
    Kat said:

    HBD Lauren! Thank you for the blog! I enjoy reading it.

  77. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I have been following you for about 4 years now. You are such a positive influence and a blessing.

  78. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Been following along for a year or two after learning about you from your sister ��

  79. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! When I stop and think about it, I've been reading your blog for years! Since you were sitting at your Gray desk 😉
    Hope you have a wonderful day with Mike!

  80. 12.4.17
    Lauren said:

    Happy Birthday!! I have been reading your blog since 2013 – I started following Kate for hair tutorials and it led me to you! I love your style and am also a big fan of Elisabeth Ashlie!

  81. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday Lauren! As a girl who is in her mid twenties, I'm trying to gain more self confidence as I grow too. It's one of the biggest things I focus on for my personal mindset. I've been reading your blog for about three years now I think and I love it!

  82. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I love your wish for this year! Sometimes a little contentment is all we need!

  83. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I have been reading for about 5 years, since FMGD!

  84. 12.4.17

    I’ve been reading for about 2 years!

  85. 12.4.17
    Simone said:

    I don't know exactly when I started, but I think consistently for a year and a half. I know I knew about your jewelry business way before from following your sister Kate, but didn't know you had your own blog as well! Now your blog is on my favorites tab and gets checked multiple times a week!! I hope you have a great 28th birthday!

  86. 12.4.17
    Lucinda said:

    Happy Birthday! Life, like many things, gets better with age!

  87. 12.4.17
    Angel-Lyn said:

    I've only been here for about 2 years, but I'm so happy that you've now moved to my local area. I love reading how you're adjusting to the DMV and all your new faves!

  88. 12.4.17
    Lucinda said:

    Happy Birthday! Life, like many things, gets better with age!

  89. 12.4.17
    Kendall said:

    Happy Birthday! Love your blog and instagram feed!

  90. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    I've been reading for only a few months, but I'm hooked. It's fun to follow along each day!

  91. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I’ve been reading since you were a “grey desk”. What a fun time it’s been! 28 was a good year for me; I pray blessings over your year!

  92. 12.4.17
    Tara said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren! Hope it’s a wonderful day and a very happy year ahead!

  93. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren!! I've been reading for about a year, and found your blog after following Kate for a long time. I love Elisabeth Ashlie and have received several items from your shop for gifts- love your content and message!

  94. 12.4.17
    Arielle said:

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day and Mike has something fun planned! aclaude@law.stetson.edu

  95. 12.4.17

    I'm not exactly sure how long I've been reading, but you lived in Raleigh and it was called From my grey desk I think. It's been cool to watch your journey!

  96. 12.4.17
    Mrs W said:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you get your favorite cake today! 28 is such an amazing age I think. I am 33 right now but I loved my late 20's. I had my daughter at 28 and even though it was one of the hardest years of my life it showed me how strong I could be. I don't exactly remember when I started following you, it's been awhile! I found your sister thru pinterest first but when she mentioned you, I had to check out your website. I wish you much joy, success and wisdom this year and many years to come!!

  97. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!!

  98. 12.4.17
    Cassidy said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for about 3 years and I love it! Enjoy your day!

  99. 12.4.17
    Molly S said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I have been following you for a couple years now. I discovered you after following Kate! I look forward to your posts and check in daily – especially for the wedding-related posts, as I am getting married this fall! Any and all planning tips are welcome 😉

    Have an awesome and relaxing birthday! 🙂

  100. 12.4.17
    Laura said:

    I've been reading your blog for about three years now and it's one of the first ones I pull up each morning!

  101. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    I've been reading for at least the last 4 years or so-have an awesome birthday!

  102. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren. I think I've been reading your blog for a good 3 maybe 4 years now! Love it, defiantly one I check daily!

  103. 12.4.17
    Cory said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for about 2 years 🙂

  104. 12.4.17
    Laura P said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I've been a follower for probably 3 years!

  105. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading for about the last 5 years. I love that scarf and that essie nail polish is a great color. Two of my favorite necklaces are my disk necklace and my bar necklace from EA! I wear them multiple times a week!

  106. 12.4.17
    Shan S said:

    Since I found your sisters hair tutes, so about 4 years now! I love you both and your personal styles, I feel like we could be sisters too! HBD!

  107. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Not sure how long, but I’ve followed you & your sister for a few years..your friendship reminds me of me & my sisters!

  108. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! For some reason I had no idea that we were the same age, but I do agree that late 20's are the best! Just like you, I am learning to be more confident in who I am and not be influenced by others opinions. Enjoy your first married Christmas! I love the first year of marriage because you get to create all new traditions with each other!

  109. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday Lauren ! I’ve been reading your blog since I found your sisters blog back in 2012. From My Grey Desk! I love starting off my day reading both your blogs !!! Thank you for sharing you and your life. I’ve loved watching you grow !!! Happy happy birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day !!!

  110. 12.4.17

    Happy 28! These are the years of my life where I feel like I floundered, so it's so wonderful to see someone who's flourishing, not floundering! Stay close to God and your husband, because those are what matters.

  111. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happiest of birthday wishes to you! I hope you continue to grow and feel the love. Gaining self confidence is such an important part of finding joy. Thank you for sharing, and Happy Birthday!

  112. 12.4.17
    Becca said:

    Happy birthday!! Wow I think I've been following you for about 5 years now?!?! Certainly feel like I know you and your sister!! Enjoy your day!

  113. 12.4.17
    Candace said:

    Happy birthday! I’ve been following you for years! I’ve always loved your style.
    I ordered some of your EA jewelry for my sister to wear on her wedding day. It was perfect!

  114. 12.4.17
    Jenna said:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have the best day! Enjoy your birthday cake!

  115. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! It’s been fun to celebrate all the fun times by reading along over the past year!

  116. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been following for about a year now!

  117. 12.4.17
    LDraper said:

    Happy Birthday!! Not sure how long I’ve been reading your blog but at least since it was called “From My Grey Desk”! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  118. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday!! I've been reading your blog for about 3 years!! I hope you have a fantastic day!!

  119. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a great one! I've enjoyed following along for the last couple of years. 🙂

  120. 12.4.17
    mSf said:

    Happy Birthday! Mine was on Saturday, and I LOVE having an early December birthday. Everything is festive, but it is far enough away from Christmas. Hope 28 is your best year yet! I found your blog through Kate a few years ago, and I have loved following along!

  121. 12.4.17
    Lauren said:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  122. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! 28 was a great year for me! I think as your get into your late 20's, early 30's life becomes easier and more enjoyable! Hope you had a great day celebrating! 🙂

  123. 12.4.17
    Elena said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for a few years now 🙂

  124. 12.4.17
    cae said:

    I've been reading for 2 years I think? Happy birthday!

  125. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I have been reading since your blog was “My Grey Desk” 🙂

  126. 12.4.17
    Kristi said:

    Happy birthday! I’ve been reading for a year or so I think? I love your nod to everything neutral and many of your clothing and beauty finds/suggestions have become a part of my everyday style. Have a great day!!

  127. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I think it has been about five years now that I have been reading your blog! Our years were pretty similar big event wise (married, honeymoon in Europe, moved to a new city), so it’s been especially fun this year reading along!

  128. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I don’t remember how long, only that you had recently moved back to Chicago.

  129. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I have been reading your blog since I was a senior in high school, so since 2012!! I remember stumbling upon a post where you used Mark. beauty products and I've read every post since then (haha do they even make Mark. products anymore??) I feel like I personally know you just from reading your blog, and I think in real life we would be friends!

  130. 12.4.17
    stacey said:

    Happy Birthday! I'd say for probably 2 years 🙂

  131. 12.4.17
    Kaitlyn said:

    Happy Birthday!! I love following you and your sister, Kate! I have found so many products to try from you both!

  132. 12.4.17
    Katie H said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for a year or so and it's been great watching all the changes in your life and seeing your business grow. Congratulations!

  133. 12.4.17

    Hey Lauren! I've been reading your blog for over a year and a half and follow you on all social media and have bought some items from your shop – As you can see, it's the first thing I do each morning when I get to work – open your blog 🙂 I hope you have a magical birthday and a wonderful Christmas!

  134. 12.4.17

    I actually started reading your blog just before Kate got pregnant with David! The first time she mentioned her sister, I immediately came to your blog and have been reading ever since. I look forward to reading/watching your insta stories everyday!

  135. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading your blog about a year and love following along!

  136. 12.4.17
    Emily said:

    I actually don't remember when I started…it has to be at least 3 years now?

  137. 12.4.17
    Nicole W said:

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day!

  138. 12.4.17
    Steph said:

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is great and filled with lots of love and laughter shared with family and friends! I so enjoy reading your blog – Thank you for doing what you do!

  139. 12.4.17
    Catherine said:

    Happy birthday!

  140. 12.4.17
    JessieRae said:

    Happy Birthday! Love following your blog!

  141. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday, Lauren! I’ve been reading since your From My Grey Desk Days – so a long time! I always value your recommendations on beauty items, and it was so fun to follow your wedding planning. I hope that you have a great day and year ahead!

  142. 12.4.17

    I think I've been reading for about three years! Happy birthday!

  143. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

  144. 12.4.17
    L. Mels said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for years, and am really loving all the instastories updates!

  145. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog for 6 months! 🙂

  146. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! That scarf is beautiful. 🙂

  147. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fun day celebrating.

  148. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I hope the coming year has wonderful things in store for you. I have just been reading your blog for a few months which I found through your sisters blog! LOVE both blogs and Instagram pages!

  149. 12.4.17
    Dana said:

    Happy Birthday! Your blog is so much fun to read!

  150. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day 🙂

  151. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.

  152. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday – welcome to 28 it’s great! I’ve been around your blog for probably 2 years maybe even 3 now that I think about it!

  153. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, enjoy your day.

  154. 12.4.17
    kimberly said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading since 2013 and check in daily. 🙂

  155. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!! I've been following you and your sister for years now! My favorite blogs to check daily, you girls are the best!! 28 is a good year 😉 Wishing you all the best!

  156. 12.4.17
    Julia said:

    Happy birthday!! I've been reading your blog from the beginning, aka the grey desk days! And your sister's blog, too. I'm also an avid EA shopper! 🙂

  157. 12.4.17
    Heather said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog a couple of years. Enjoy your cake 🙂

  158. 12.4.17
    Kara Ward said:

    Happy birthday! I've been following along for at least 4 years, after I found your blog through your sister!

  159. 12.4.17
    Hannah E said:

    For about a year now! 🙂

  160. 12.4.17
    Kerry said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been following for the past couple years. Eat cake and enjoy your day!

  161. 12.4.17
    Jill said:

    I started reading your blog when it was still My Grey Desk. Happy Birthday!

  162. 12.4.17
    C Lincoln said:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for a Fun giveaway!

  163. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! It's been many years now, still enjoy it 🙂

  164. 12.4.17

    Love your blogs! Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!

  165. 12.4.17

    I’ve been reading your blog since you got engaged. Love your style!

  166. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! Cleaning out your closet is not what I would have been doing on my birthday eve… but you inspired me to clean mine out before Christmas!!

  167. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I have enjoyed reading your blog the past three years.

  168. 12.4.17
    Stacy said:

    Happy birthday, girlfriend! I want to say since 2013?! I started reading Kate's and loved you two (as in both of you, not poor grammar)!

  169. 12.4.17
    Lyra said:

    Happy birthday!

  170. 12.4.17

    Happy 28th birthday! I started reading your blog around the time you moved from NC to Chicago – was that 3 or 4 years ago maybe? I enjoy your blog posts so much! Many blessings to you this year!!

  171. 12.4.17
    Lauren said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading your blog for years now… it was actually the first blog I started reading regularly. And, even though I'm a few years older than you I love your style, attitude toward life, and look forward to reading all your posts. Thanks for creating such a fun space to visit. Enjoy your day!

  172. 12.4.17

    Happy happy birthday! I'll be 28 in a few months, and you are such an inspiration as someone who is in a similar phase of life. Keep doing what you're doing – it's amazing!

  173. 12.4.17
    Kim said:

    Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day!

  174. 12.4.17
    leigh said:

    Happy birthday! I hope your day is fabulous! I have been reading your blog for at least 4-5 years…back when you were my grey desk. I found your blog through your sisters, and I have to say I love following you both!

  175. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    can't remember how long i've been reading 6+ years maybe?
    hope you have a lovely and relaxing day!!

  176. 12.4.17
    Megan S said:

    Happy Birthday! I have loved following your blog for the past 5 years!

  177. 12.4.17
    Shaine said:

    Happy birthday!! I, too, find myself caring less and less about what other people think of me as I get older. It's SO freeing! Can't wait to see what Mike has up his sleeve for you today!

  178. 12.4.17
    erin said:

    Been reading for a few months!

  179. 12.4.17

    Happiest of birthdays to you, my dear! I love reading your blog and have been doing so for about four or five years I believe. Your blog and your sister's blog were two of the first ones I ever discovered and I've been a loyal reader ever since. Keep up the good work and enjoy your day!

  180. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog for about 3 years and found it because of your sisters blog.

  181. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! So sweet to "share" with others on your special day 🙂

  182. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog 🙂 I think Ive been reading it for maybe 4 years or longer!?

  183. 12.4.17
    LB said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading your blog for the past couple of years and it is one of my favorites 🙂

  184. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy 28th Birthday Lauren!

  185. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog for at least 4 years now.

  186. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!

  187. 12.4.17
    Danielle said:

    Happy Birthday!! Been reading for 3-4 years! I think? Love your posts and especially the wedding ones as I'm in the process of planning my own. Hope you have an amazing year!

  188. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy birthday! I think it's been about 3 years of reading your blog, I look forward to it!

  189. 12.4.17
    Marcia said:

    Happy birthday! I love how your items you post are reasonably priced!

  190. 12.4.17
    Jami said:

    AHHH! I don't know! At least 2-3 years or so 🙂 Love reading it and love your simple, stunning outfits! XO Happy Birthday!

  191. 12.4.17
    Rebecca said:

    Happy birthday, Lauren. May you day be fabulous!

  192. 12.4.17
    Carol S. said:

    About 3 year now! It's so much fun to read every morning 🙂

  193. 12.4.17
    Heather B said:

    Happy Birthday!

  194. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I have been following you for close to two years now I think! I found you through your sisters blog! It always makes me laugh when you guys do something like the other sister does…. and then I feel like a stalker noticing similarities in sisters I’ve never met!!! hope you get lots of cake!!!!

  195. 12.4.17
    Cassie said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for a few years now-I originally found it through your sister's blog. I love your style (fashion and home) so much! Have a wonderful day and a great year:) Also, what a fun giveaway-everything looks amazing (as usual)!

  196. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I believe I've been reading since the beginning!

  197. 12.4.17
    Leslie said:

    I really can't say for sure how long I've followed, but probably at least a couple years. I had started following Kate first, and she just kept mentioning this sister of hers! So I started following your blog, then as I got more up on technology I follow your instagram now too. I love looking at your fashion choices, although I don't tend to buy much myself, it's fun to live vicariously 🙂

  198. 12.4.17
    McFurr said:

    Happy Birthday! I love your style and your favorite things!

  199. 12.4.17
    Heather said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for a couple of years.

  200. 12.4.17
    Lindsay said:

    Happy Birthday! I think I've been reading about 2 years.

  201. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday Lauren! I have been reading your blog for over 2 years, although I am much older than your demographic I really enjoy it.

  202. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I have been ready for a couple of years now!

  203. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!!

  204. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I've been reading for the past few months 🙂

  205. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for many years…maybe since 2013 or 2014, when you were living in North Carolina.

  206. 12.4.17
    Amanda said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for a couple of years. I hope you have a great day!

  207. 12.4.17
    BethG said:

    Happiest of birthdays to you Lauren!

  208. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren!!! I honestly can't tell you how long I have been a reader, maybe about 4 years? Maybe longer than that? I have loved reading over the years, and I have felt like I have grown right along with you. I have especially loved your wedding posts! I recently got engaged and have found them extremely helpful! Happy Birthday, I hope you have an incredible day, and amazing year to come!!

  209. 12.4.17
    Michelle said:

    Happy birthday!

  210. 12.4.17
    Teri said:

    I hope you have an amazing birthday! I've followed your blog for several years now (since around the time you moved to SC) and I look forward to it each week. You've become like an old friend that I enjoy regularly catching up with.

  211. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I didn't realize you were born in December, it's a great month for birthdays! (Mine is the 16th ;))

  212. 12.4.17
    Ashley said:

    Happy Birthday! I'm newer to your blog, about 6 months, but it's become part of the start of my day!

  213. 12.4.17
    E said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for a very long time! I hope you have a great day and a wonderful year!

  214. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Gosh, I don’t even know how long I’ve been reading…since it was named “From My Grey Desk” at least. I hope you have a year filled with joy. Happy Happy Birthday…again. 🙂

  215. 12.4.17
    Brooklyn said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading your blog for several years now and it's one that i check daily because, you rock. Thank you for being so fun, open, and of course a fabulous source of style inspiration for both clothing and home decor! 🙂

  216. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Been reading for quite a few years now, I have been re-reading your wedding posts because I recently got engaged and love your wedding style!

  217. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I've been reading for the last few years – started when it was from my grey desk!

  218. 12.4.17
    saw3349 said:

    Happy bday!

  219. 12.4.17
    Jess M said:

    Happy Birthday! Take the time to celebrate YOU! I've been reading your blog for several years (found it through your sister's blog) and always look forward to reading your posts!

  220. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for years (5+?), it was called "from my grey desk" when I began reading it. Enjoy your day!

  221. 12.4.17
    Hailey said:

    Happy Birthday! I have been a reader for a little over 4 years. I discovered your blog shortly after I discovered your sister's and have been a reader ever since!

  222. 12.4.17
    Gwendolyn said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading about 2-3 years. I got married about 4 months before you so it was kinda interesting seeing where you were in the process versus where I was and then reading your thoughts on the after. I actually moved from Virginia to the Midwest about 4 years ago! So, hope you are enjoying the area!

  223. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    I have been reading for about 4 years I think!

  224. 12.4.17

    I think 3-4 years! Happy birthday!

  225. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy birthday Lauren! I've been reading your blog for….oh gosh….5 years? Maybe longer?? Can't remember lol! Anyways, I hope you have a great day and hope Mike spoils you rotten!

  226. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Been reading your blog for many many years. Love it and love watching the blog and business grow and change. Such a fun way to start my mornings! 🙂 Lisa

  227. 12.4.17

    HBD! It feels like forever, for some reason, but I’ve probably been reading for 3 years or so? I’ve enjoyed your blog and your store and even used your travel agent for a trip to Europe with my in laws. I appreciated the recommendation since I felt totally overwhelmed by the thought of planning it myself!

  228. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading your blog since 2014. I found you through your sister, Kate. I love your style and your genuineness on your blog and on social media. My name is also Lauren, so we've had that connection since the beginning 🙂

  229. 12.4.17
    Kalle said:

    Happy Birthday! That is the cutest oven mitt! So happy to hear that you are happy. Self confidence is a beautiful thing

  230. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading since 2012!

  231. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Hope your year is filled with more love & joy than you ever could've imagined!

  232. 12.4.17
    Katie said:

    Happy Birthday! I found you through your sister and I am so happy I stumbled upon you both. It has been great to get a little peek into your life and the posts on the Wedding were some of my favorite! I hope you have a wonderful 28th year! Thank you for all you do!

    P.S. I know you are SUPER busy but I LOVED your Dearly Box, if that is making a comeback I would be so happy, LOVED that box! =)

  233. 12.4.17
    Dranrab said:

    Sheesh! It went from From My Grey Desk, to Elizabeth Ashlie, to Lauren Loves. So maybe 2 or 3 years?

    Thanks!

    Nicole K.

  234. 12.4.17
    mandiwi said:

    Happy birthday! Hope you have an awesome day. Can't wait to see what Mike has planned for your day!

  235. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog; it has such a great aesthetic and I love following along with the wedding plans, travels, and fashion advice. Hope you have the best day!

  236. 12.4.17
    Amy said:

    Happy birthday!!! I have been reading it for about 3 years, maybe longer? It was right before you and your sister decided to part ways on your shop 🙂

  237. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday!!! I've been reading for years ever since your sister became so popular from Pinterest. I came across her blog and then yours. I read both every morning.

  238. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Wait til your 30s. Even better!

  239. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I'm a fairly new reader, about 3 months.

  240. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday!! I have been reading your blog for 2 year. I love it!

  241. 12.4.17

    I have been reading your blog for about four years! I love it and check in a couple of times a week. I also love your Instagram and Snapchat! 🙂

  242. 12.4.17

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile…I’m thinking 4 or 5 years 🙂

  243. 12.4.17
    gracie j said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I hope your 28th year brings more positive growth and self confidence!

  244. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I have been reading yours and your sisters blog for several years now. I love your beauty and home content. I also started listening to a few of the podcasts you recommended the other day. I had been wanting to try listening to podcasts for awhile, so I started with Dirty John, and I love it!

  245. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!! I've been reading your blog for about 2 and a half years now! I love all your content, and you are such an inspiration to me!

    XOXO

  246. 12.4.17
    Luci said:

    Happy birthday Lauren! I've been reading your blog for four or five years – one of my favs!

  247. 12.4.17
    Nicole said:

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day! My birthday is on the 14th and I always feel like there are not very many other people with December birthdays. I've been reading for quite a few years now. I think about 4-5 years!

  248. 12.4.17
    Amy Srl said:

    Happy birthday! What a great year for you. I've been a reader for a long time–shoot, upward of 5-6 years! It's been fun to watch your development as both a person and a blogger.

  249. 12.4.17
    SS said:

    Happy Happy! Been following for a few years

  250. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! "Contentment" is actually one of my words for 2018. Hope your birthday was filled with lots of joy and happiness!

  251. 12.4.17
    Mrs. L said:

    Happy Birthday! Love reading your blog.

  252. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I have been reading yours and your sisters blog for several years now. I love your beauty and home content. I had also been wanting to try podcasts for awhile, and after seeing your list, I tried a few. I have been loving Dirty John! Thanks for the recommendations!

  253. 12.4.17
    Nickie said:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day. I am not sure how long I have been reading but I do remember that it was when your blog was called "from my grey desk!"

  254. 12.4.17
    Aislinn said:

    Can't believe I've been following you for over 4 years! It's been a fun journey and I love your style. You give me so much inspiration on a daily basis, whether it's here or on Instagram!

  255. 12.4.17
    Brenda said:

    Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day! Love reading your blog:)

  256. 12.4.17

    I've been reading your blog from the "from my grey desk" days! Happy birthday!

  257. 12.4.17

    I've been reading your blog for 3 years! I love all your life tricks and beauty tips as well 🙂

  258. 12.4.17
    Nickie said:

    Happy Birthday!! I am not sure how long I have been reading but I do know it was when your blog was called "From my Grey Desk!"

  259. 12.4.17
    Tracy said:

    Happy Birthday!
    I've been reading your blog for a long time – since you were in college in NC

  260. 12.4.17
    LindaMae said:

    Happiest of Birthdays to you! I have been reading for a few years. Thank you for posting your favorite nail colors. Thank you for being you and not trying to be anyone else.

  261. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I also found the older I get the more I love myself. 28 has been good to me so far, so hopefully you'll have an even better year ahead of you.

  262. 12.4.17
    Michelle said:

    I feel like I've been reading forever and have loved following your journey.

  263. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy birthday! I'm halfway through my 28th year and so far so good 🙂

  264. 12.4.17
    KJW said:

    Happy birthday? I think 4-5 years? It's been a while!

  265. 12.4.17
    SAS29 said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for about a year. Love the blog!

  266. 12.4.17
    Lisa said:

    Rafflecopter wont let me comment from my phone! Happy birthday! Been following for years!

  267. 12.4.17
    Toni said:

    Happy Happy Birthday to you! I discovered your blog through your sister and it was back when it was called My Grey Desk, so at least 4 or more years! I love your blog so much!

  268. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I hope year 28 brings nothing but good things your way! I LOVE your blog and am an avid reader – also a big fan of your Elisabeth Ashlie store. I know where to go when I need a new pair of earrings, which is often 🙂

  269. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I think I've been reading your blog for 5ish years?! I heard about you through Kate's blog as I've been following her for years too!

  270. 12.4.17
    Just Jess said:

    Happy Birthday! I recently found your blog so maybe six months. Jess at Just Jess

  271. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!! I've loved reading your blog since it was "From My Grey Desk!" Usually over a cup of coffee. Wishing you a great, and content, 28th year!

  272. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been enjoying your blog for probably 4 years now. I love your organizational skills and creativity!

  273. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday! Only about 6 months 🙂

  274. 12.4.17
    Julie R said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been enjoying your blog for about 4 years now. I love your organizational skills and creativity!

  275. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy birthday to you! I've been reading your blog for a couple years now and love both yours' and your sister's style so much! Hope you have a great day! 🙂

  276. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ve been reading back from your “from my grey desk blog” days!!! 🙂

  277. 12.4.17
    ENoah said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for the past 1-2 years. I love the variety of the content you post!

  278. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I have been following you for at least 3 years maybe 4 now. I love your blog content, and the work you do at EA. I pray you have the most wonderful year. – Rachel

  279. 12.4.17
    Cherish said:

    I have been an avid reader since before you and Mike started dating. What's that been? 2-3 years?

  280. 12.4.17
    Laurel said:

    Happy birthday, Lauren!!

  281. 12.4.17

    Lauren, I've been reading for over 3 years! As a fellow 23-year-old, I can relate to your sentiments of finding your security in your identity. It's the sweetest place to be! Happiest of birthdays! (oh, and pick me!)

  282. 12.4.17

    Lauren, I've been reading for over 3 years (almost 4??). As a fellow 28-year-old, I can't relate to your sentiments about finding security in your identity. There's no sweeter place to be! Happiest of birthdays! (oh, and pick me!)

  283. 12.4.17
    megan s. said:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy 28! Years go by so much quicker now. Been following you and your blog for at least 3.5 years. Found you through your sister and when you lived in my city, Chicago, for a bit.

  284. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for about a year and I love your blog (as well as your sisters!) 🙂 Can't wait to hear what Mike has planned for your special day. I'll be following on IG!

  285. 12.4.17
    Katie said:

    Happy birthday!!!

  286. 12.4.17

    I've been reading since you were working, outside the home!

  287. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! I've been a reader for about 5 years! I found your page through your sister before David was born 🙂 You guys are the sweetest and always have the best clothing and beauty product recommendations!!

  288. 12.4.17
    Stephanie said:

    A couple of years!

  289. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I have been a fan of yours for 4 years now, love you and your sister Kate!

  290. 12.4.17
    Bethanne said:

    Have a wonderful birthday!

  291. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! 28 is such a fun year ☆. I can't remember how long I've been reading – maybe 1 or 2 years!

  292. 12.4.17
    leah said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading for years now after finding you through the Small Things Blog. You're an inspiration. Hope 28 is the best yet!

  293. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for a few years and I love your simple outlook on life. Your contentment with yourself and your life shows and I find it really inspiring! Your instagram stories always make me laugh and I'm so happy for you that your 27th year was so good to you! I hope the goodness continues for this year and many after!

  294. 12.4.17

    Hope you have a great day and enjoy being 28!

  295. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I found your blog through your sister, but I love your content and very much enjoy following you.

  296. 12.4.17
    Marie said:

    I don't even know how long I've been reading but was introduced to your blog from your sister's blog. 🙂 It was before you moved to Chicago for the intern job.

  297. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've only been reading for about a year, but have so enjoyed your content and point of view!

  298. 12.4.17
    lou said:

    Happiest of birthdays to you! I'm a fairly new reader to your blog as I stumbled across one of your wedding prep posts this summer as I was putting together the final details on my wedding. I've been reading consistently since and always look forward to your posts! Enjoy your day and your cake!

  299. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog (and your sister's) for the past 5 years. I've loved following along with you as your internet 'friend'! 🙂

  300. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for including us in the festivities 🙂

  301. 12.4.17

    Been following a while! Happy Birthday!

  302. 12.4.17

    It has been almost two years! A VERY happy birthday to you – praying for a year that is filled with continued peace! xo

  303. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading a long time – like since you were "from my grey desk" long – 6 years? 7? You and Kate were why I started reading blogs! Have a wonderful day! Thanks for the giveaway!

  304. 12.4.17
    ehomaha said:

    I hope you have a great day on YOUR DAY!! I think I've been reading…. about 3 years?

  305. 12.4.17
    Jenny said:

    Happy Birthday! Reading for a few years!

  306. 12.4.17
    Karen said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren!!!

  307. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! Hmm.. I’ve been reading your blog forever! I think it was 2011 (but may have been 2012?). I do know that after I found your blog, I went back and read every single one of your posts. What’s crazy is I’m almost 18 right now. So I started reading your blog when I was about 11! Haha. You and your sister were really the first bloggers I ever read. Especially as I was becoming a teenager, I think I learned almost everything I knew about hair, makeup, or fashion from you guys! Haha it’s crazy to think I was that young reading blogs, but I loved it! And I still do! ❤️❤️❤️☺️😭

    • 12.4.17

      Oops, didn’t mean the crying face at the end. 😂 also, I started reading when it was From My Grey Desk. But I remember, what was it before then? Free Bird Journal? Something like that. 🙂

  308. 12.4.17
    Melanie said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren!

  309. 12.4.17
    Bridgot said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren������Hope you have a Blessed day. Been reading your blog for a couple years now. Thank you for all you do to inspire others.

  310. 12.4.17
    LB said:

    Happy Birthday! Hope that 28 is everything you wish for and more!

  311. 12.4.17
    Courtney said:

    I'm pretty sure I've been reading your blog from the start and I've loved watching it grow!

  312. 12.4.17

    I started reading your blog when it was still From My Grey Desk – I know I found your blog via your sister, but I'd guess it was late 2011 or maybe early 2012? I found blogs around then, I had just started an office manager job that gave me daytime internet cruising time and reading blogs every day became my "check the headlines" reading time!

    Happy birthday!

  313. 12.4.17
    Judi821 said:

    Happy Birthday!!Congrats on your booming business. You've done a great job turning something you love doing into such a success. Kudos to you.

  314. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for several years now (not sure exactly how long). It's high on my daily rotation of blogs I read during my lunch break! Wishing you a wonderful birthday and year!

  315. 12.4.17
    Rachel said:

    Happy birthday, Lauren!! Love your blog!

  316. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!!

  317. 12.4.17
    Paige said:

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ve been reading for 3-4 years now!!

  318. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have had an amazing, whirlwind of a year and it is lovely to see you taking time to appreciate the little things as well as the big events. Here's to another great year!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  319. 12.4.17

    I think I've been reading for about 4 years now! I started right before I moved to Raleigh to see what suggestions you had for the city. Happy birthday!

  320. 12.4.17
    Kait said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for three or four years. I found you through your sister. She mentioned EA and have been an loyal follower ever since! I love watching your insta's! 27 was a great year for me, 28 was pretty good too. I'm looking forward to turning 29 next month 🙂

  321. 12.4.17
    Alyssa G. said:

    I'm a brand-spankin'-new reader! I just found your blog through your sister's instagram today. Happy Birthday!

  322. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I can't remember exactly how long I've been following you, but probably 3+ years!

  323. 12.4.17

    Enjoy your day!

  324. 12.4.17

    Enjoy you day! I've been reading for about 2 years 🙂

  325. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I'm 28 as well, and I agree, my later 20's have brought so much growth to my self-confidence. I hope your new year is filled with tons of love and laughter!

  326. 12.4.17
    li said:

    Happy Birthday!

  327. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!

  328. 12.4.17
    Danielle said:

    Happy birthday! I think I have been reading your blog for close to 4-5 years!

  329. 12.4.17
    Mallory said:

    Happy Happy Birthday!! I have been reading your blog since you were From My Grey Desk. You're the most relatable blogger I follow; and your entrepreneur drive is really inspiring for me. I've also gotten many ideas for decorating my home from your apartment tours and new townhouse. And I really love seeing your comfy/cute fashion on instagram! Have an amazing year, Lauren!

  330. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday…I've been reading since it was from your "grey desk"!…hope #28 is a good one!

  331. 12.4.17
    Sarah said:

    Blessings to you today! I’ve been reading for about 2 years.

  332. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy birthday! It's been a pleasure reading the last 2 years, thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us.

  333. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday, Lauren!

  334. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day! I've been reading your blog for about 4years now, maybe a little longer. I found your blog through your sister!

  335. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!! I've been reading for at least 4 years! Your blog is on my very short list of "must read" blogs. 🙂

  336. 12.4.17
    Colleen said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I'm not honestly sure how long I've been reading your blog. I remember ready "Behind my grey desk" sporadically and as you changed things in your blog I began reading more frequently. I really enjoy Elizabeth Ashley jewelry as well! Hope you have a great day and a fantastic year!

  337. 12.4.17
    SarahM said:

    Happy birthday Lauren! I’ve been reading for the past three years or so. I also found you through Kate’s blog. I have 2 sisters that I’m super close to, but don’t live near, (I’m in NC, they’re in the Northeast) and so much of the relationship you and Kate share on the interwebs reminds me of my sisters and I. Thanks for sharing and creating such beautiful things! I hope your day is super special!

  338. 12.4.17
    Jenniffer said:

    I've been reading your blog for around 2 years – I love your home decor and, of course, your style! Wishing you a happy birthday!!

  339. 12.4.17
    Amy Bang said:

    Hi Lauren…Happy Birthday!! I've been reading your blog for a couple of years…love your style and that you have a cat! I have two. 🙂

  340. 12.4.17
    *Nicole* said:

    Have a lovely birthday! I discovered your blog about 6 months ago.

  341. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday, sweet lady. I wish you a year of blessings!

  342. 12.4.17
    Emileigh said:

    I've been reading your blog for 4 or 5 years now I think. I started first reading Kate's and then found the Elisabeth Ashlie shop and then your blog! I love it! Happy Birthday!!!

  343. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Just started a couple of months ago and love it!

  344. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! Enjoy your day!! I actually had my 27th birthday yesterday! I'm hoping it will be just as exciting as your 27th year was!

  345. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog since sometime in 2012.

  346. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for teaching us all to have more confidence! And also for enabling my love of neutral colors and coffee!

  347. 12.4.17
    Leslie said:

    Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you enjoy your special day and feel celebrated and extra loved! I love reading your blog and following along on instagram! Wishes for a wonderful 28th year!

  348. 12.4.17
    Tanna said:

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful year! I enjoy reading your blog…love your style!

  349. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! 27 was such a big year for you and I can't wait to see what wonderful things come your way this year:) Enjoy your cake!

  350. 12.4.17
    Brienne said:

    Love your blog (And IG!) I've been an avid reader for a couple years now. Happy Birthday, although I do have to admit that 30's are WAY better than 20's. A couple more years! 🙂

  351. 12.4.17

    I love reading your blog and observing how you have become more confident in who you are. It is so clearly evident as your personal style and voice have really solidified and shine! Happy Birthday!

  352. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog for a couple of years now. I look almost daily for a new post from you and your sister 🙂

  353. 12.4.17
    Anna said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for a few years now. I can't remember exactly when I started. I followed a link to your page from your sister's blog.

  354. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!!! I hope you have a great day! I've been reading for about 2 years and I'm so happy that I found your blog 🙂

  355. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!! May you have another fantastic year! ��

  356. 12.4.17
    gina said:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day. You will find yourself more and more comfortable with yourself and your own intuition to make the choices that are right for you year by year.

  357. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I hope it's a great one. I've been a reader for a long time, at least 4 years. Love your blog!

  358. 12.4.17
    Lauren said:

    Happy Birthday!! I’ve been reading your blog for almost 2 years now. Hope you enjoy your special day!

  359. 12.4.17
    megan said:

    Love your blog. Been reading 2-3 years. Your recommendations are always spot on! Happy birthday.

  360. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for over 5 years! Started reading the small things blog and then clicked over to your blog. Cheers to a great year!

  361. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!

  362. 12.4.17
    Kelsey C said:

    Happy birthday Lauren!!
    I’ve been a reader since from my grey desk, one of my favourite blogs to read!
    Hope you have a great day, and enjoy your cake 🙂

  363. 12.4.17

    Love your blog! I’ve been reading the past 5 years!!

  364. 12.4.17

    Been following your blog (and aaall your social media) for awhile now and I love when you post! You're one of those bloggers that I always read blog posts from and always specifically check for Insta stories! Also one of the best things I've done this year has been to purchase the Madewell ripped denim that you suggested. THANK YOU. Happy birthday Lauren!

  365. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I think it’s been 4 years? It’s hard to remember! Wishing you a blessed year!!!

  366. 12.4.17
    Megan said:

    Happy birthday. Love the blog. Been reading 2-3 years. Thanks for all the recommendations!

  367. 12.4.17
    Ranell said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for about a year now, don't know why it took me so long!

  368. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I'm a longtime reader (since you were From My Grey Desk!) and hope you are enjoying Northern Virginia. I grew up there and my family still lives outside Ashburn. If you haven't been to The Capital Grille or Clydes yet, both are great restaurants to check out!

  369. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog and your sisters blog for 3+ years.

  370. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog and your sisters blog for 3+ years.

  371. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading since the From My Grey Desk blog days! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  372. 12.4.17
    Andrea said:

    Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog and hearing about your life adventures! Cheers to the start of another new year!

  373. 12.4.17
    Allison said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog and your sister's blog for several years now, and enjoy them so much! I hope 28 is great for you!

  374. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog since "from my grey desk!" Love your content!

  375. 12.4.17
    Liz said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for a few years. Hard to know how long for sure, but over the course of a few different blog names 🙂

  376. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!

  377. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading yours and Kate's blog for years. Love your blog!

  378. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happiest of Birthdays to you, Lauren! Thank you for the many ways you bless us with your writing, your authenticity, and your beautiful jewelry and other goods. Reading you and your sister's blogs in tandem have always been a favorite of mine. You two were the first I ever followed back in college and I think of you often and love reading both of your blogs on the regular. So happy for you and Mike as you jump into this sweet new season of life and planting roots in a new town. I hope you love being near family and are quick to find community! Wishing you all the best in your 28th year! xoxo -Bonnie Walker

  379. 12.4.17
    Kandie said:

    Happy birthday pretty lady!! I've been following you since I stumbled across your sister's blog oh maybe 5-6 years ago?? Enjoy all that this new year brings. May it be filled with new lessons, new memories, and lots of love. Keep being you sister! It's why you have so many followers 🙂 CHEERS!!

  380. 12.4.17
    Meg said:

    I've been reading for five years (I think!). I know I started reading before I got married, so that sounds right. My mom, sister, and I talk about you and your sister as if we know you. #besties

  381. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren!

  382. 12.4.17
    Keckert said:

    Happy birthday!

  383. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!!!! Your blog is always so fun, encouraging, and uplifting. Thank you! I have been reading for about a year now. I found your blog through Kate’s and I love hers too!

  384. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Content is definitely the greatest gift! I've been reading for years–3 minimum I'd say.

  385. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren!!

  386. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday!!! I've been reading your blog for about 2-3 years and look forward to them!!! Hope you have a special day!

  387. 12.4.17

    Been reading a couple years now. Found you through Kate. HBD!!

  388. 12.4.17
    Ann said:

    Happy Birthday!!!I always enjoy your shopping as style posts, especially because I love grays and neutrals!

  389. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I’ve been following you on Instagram for awhile, but I’ve followed your blog for about a year now! Love it!!

  390. 12.4.17
    Bethany said:

    Happy birthday dear! I've been reading for about 3 years. If you love the confidence you're gaining then you'll love your 30s. No rush but they are my favorite decade yet!

  391. 12.4.17
    kim said:

    Happy Birthday! Loving reading about you and your sister!

  392. 12.4.17

    Well how fun is this! Happy birthday, Lauren! I'm Laura and I've been reading solidly about 18 months. I found you through Kate and as crazy/stalker ish as it sounds, I feel like I know you two! If I ever grow up to be cool, it will definitely be like one of you. Thanks for sharing part of your life with us!

  393. 12.4.17
    *CPA* Su said:

    oh my goodness, we'll go with 5 years, but I'd bet its longer! Happy Birthday, I'm a December baby too!

  394. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day! I can't remember how long I've been reading — probably just before you and Mike started dating! 🙂

  395. 12.4.17
    Becca said:

    Happy birthday!

  396. 12.4.17
    *kristina said:

    I came across your blog a couple years ago! Happy Birthday!

  397. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've been following your (and your sister's!) blogs for about 2 years now, you have such a good eye for fashion/makeup/decor and I love getting inspiration from your posts!

  398. 12.4.17
    lmustian said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for about 3 years now – love your style & authenticity. Huge fan of Elisabeth Ashlie too!

  399. 12.4.17
    Val said:

    Happy Birthday – I've been reading for about four years? Enjoy your day!

  400. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I got married when I was 27, too! It was a great time in life – enjoy it 🙂

  401. 12.4.17

    Happiest Birthday!! I hope your day is wonderful!

  402. 12.4.17
    JMo said:

    Happy Birthday!! I've been reading for years and years – from My Gray Desk at least! I have loved reading and keeping up with you and your sister. Such inspirations 🙂

  403. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading for a couple of weeks now! And I love it!

  404. 12.4.17

    Happy Happy Birthday. I know I've been reading for years and years! Sp glad that you've found that contentment. Such a great feeling!

  405. 12.4.17

    Hi there, happy birthday. I've been reading for just under a year – so got to enjoy the craziness of 27 along with you. Cheers to a new year!

  406. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren!! I've been reading your blog now for about 4-5 years and it's been so great "getting to know you" through your blog. I always love reading your Coffee Conversations posts and seeing what you've been up to. Cheers to a great next year ahead!

  407. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday, Lauren! I have been reading your blog (and Kate's) for about 5 years 🙂

  408. 12.4.17
    Lilly said:

    have a great birthday and year ahead!

  409. 12.4.17
    emilys said:

    Hope you have a great year, I'm turning 28 too in a few months! Been reading your blog about 1.5/2 years, love it! 🙂

  410. 12.4.17
    MeganH said:

    Happy birthday!! I’ve been reading for about 4 years, and I love how far you’ve come. It’s amazing to see! Definitely one of my favorite blogs

  411. 12.4.17
    DeBraber said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading for several years- 3-4-5? You were still doing the business with Kate and she was still working in her hair studio!

  412. 12.4.17
    Tia Frahm said:

    Hope you have a great birthday! I have been reading your blog for 3 years and appreciate all tha tyou have shared here.

  413. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday!!

  414. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday to you! I've been reading your blog for almost a year now!

  415. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I recently turned 28 as well, here’s to hoping it’s our best year yet!

  416. 12.4.17

    I hope you are enjoying your birthday! I turn 28 on Saturday as well and love looking back on the last year and seeing how life has changed. I love your blog and have been reading for probably 5 years.

  417. 12.4.17
    Kate said:

    Just about everyday for about 4 years now (your sister’s too 🙂 ).

  418. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Have a safe, healthy, happy year:):)

  419. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday to you!! I think i've been reading your blog for 3-4 years? The first blog I got really into!

  420. 12.4.17

    Happy happy birthday! I've been reading for as long as I can remember 🙂 Hope you're having a lovely day

  421. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I’ve been reading for a couple years, since I started following your sister, Kate!

  422. 12.4.17
    e84 said:

    Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy : )

  423. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading for around 5 years I think… since the 'From My Grey Desk' days!

  424. 12.4.17

    Been reading your blog ever since I found your shop on Etsy, so I have no idea how long ago that would be! Hope your birthday was amazing!

  425. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! I've read your blog for years and it's a favorite of mine!

  426. 12.4.17
    courtney said:

    happy birthday!!! all the best!

  427. 12.4.17

    I've been reading your blog for probably 5 years or more.

  428. 12.4.17
    JenC said:

    I think it has been about 2 years!! Love both yours and your sisters blogs

  429. 12.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday! I'm loving this package, especially the scarf and that amazing oven mitt!

  430. 12.4.17

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy a glass of wine or 2 today 🙂

  431. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading for about 3 years now. I followed Kate for a while longer that's how I found your blog. I love seeing your day to day life through the insta stories keep them coming! ��

  432. 12.4.17
    Aimee said:

    I absolutely love your blog! It's a daily read for me.

  433. 12.4.17

    Cheers to 28! I've been reading your blog for about 4 years. I originally stumbled upon your sisters blog and then picked up reading yours daily as well! : )

  434. 12.4.17

    Happy birthday! Been reading for about six months – found you through my sister who found you through your sister 🙂

  435. 12.4.17
    Ali said:

    Happy Birthday!

  436. 12.4.17
    Maggie said:

    Happy Birthday!! I bought a vest from JCrew based on your recommendation and it arrived today! I cannot wait to wear it!!!

    • 12.5.17
      Maggie said:

      I've been reading for probably 4 or 5 years and really enjoy it!

  437. 12.5.17
    Sarah said:

    A long time – since 2011 or so at least – back when it was FMGD! Happy Birthday 🙂

  438. 12.5.17
    Nachel said:

    Happy Birthday! I think I've been reading for two years now. It's been fun reading about your life-changing experiences (engagement, marriage, moving) as I went through them, too!

  439. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday!! It's so fun following along with you and your sister. I've learned a lot of tips and tricks from you both!

  440. 12.5.17
    Emily G. said:

    Happy birthday! I think I've been reading for at least 2-3 years. Thanks for the giveaway!

  441. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading for about 7 months

  442. 12.5.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy 28th Birthday! I have been reading you (and your sisters) blog for probably 5 years! Enjoy your day!

  443. 12.5.17
    Lisa Sick said:

    Happy birthday! The older I get, the less I think of others' opinions- it's great!

  444. 12.5.17
    JLindsey said:

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog since it was From My Grey Desk!! So… 6 years? Hope 28 is good to you 🙂

  445. 12.5.17
    Cindy M L said:

    Happy Birthday Lauren!! Watching your insta-stories, looks like a wonderful day!!

  446. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading your blog for years!

  447. 12.5.17
    Nicole VH said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!

  448. 12.5.17
    Nicole VH said:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!

  449. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday!!! Love your reflection of looking back at your early twenties. I first started reading your blog when you still lived in Raleigh near your sister. Reading her blog lead me to yours. Anyways I've enjoyed reading and watching your business grow!

  450. 12.5.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy birthday! Hope it's been a great one! I think I've been reading for 3 years.

  451. 12.5.17

    What a wonderful day to celebrate a birthday! I have been reading for 3-4 years and love getting a glimpse into your life! Thanks for being real and honest, it really makes following you that much more enjoyable 🙂

  452. 12.5.17
    Courtney said:

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading for about three years and I truly enjoy it. I love your style, and am a HUGE fan of your jewelry. I wear the bar necklace with my son's name on it everyday.

  453. 12.5.17
    Heidi said:

    Happy Birthday!
    As I recall, 28 was both wonderful & sad as I lost a baby that year but later became pregnant with my fourth child.(He's my baby and he's 5 now!) I truly hope you have a wonderful day and an even better year.

    God bless!

  454. 12.5.17
    Mel said:

    Happy birthday!!

  455. 12.5.17

    I love your blog and have been a loyal reader for years, thanks to your sister's recommendation. Wishing you a very Happy 28th Birthday!

  456. 12.5.17
    JenVH said:

    Hope you had a great birthday! Love your posts, and excited for the giveaway!

  457. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you lots of laughter, good food, and great company today!!!

    Maybe two to three years now?!

  458. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday! I started reading probably 3 years ago.

    Glad to hear you’re working on focusing more on the people closest to you and less on the random people on the internet. I feel like we could all use the reminder to do that!

  459. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!!

  460. 12.5.17
    Jennifer said:

    Happy bday! Been reading your blog randomly for a long time, regularly for 6 months?

  461. 12.5.17

    Oh my gosh, I would have to say I've been reading your blog for about 4 years and I love it! We are about the same age and I would have to agree with you — I'm starting to be more comfortable with who I am and value the opinions of my family/close friends more than anyone else. It's a great feeling.

    Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have a great day & a fantastic next year! 🙂

  462. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday! I started following you actually right around my 28th birthday! I’ve loved your reading blog and following your Instagram.

  463. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday!! I have been reading for about 3 years. 🙂

  464. 12.5.17
    Pamela said:

    Happy Birthday!! I love the items you chose for some of your favorite things! 🙂

  465. 12.5.17
    sarbear19 said:

    Six years! I discovered you my first year of teaching during spring break!

  466. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for about 2 years now! Fun to be along on your journey with you 🙂

  467. 12.5.17
    Ms. V. said:

    I've been reading for about 6 months!! Not long enough!

  468. 12.5.17
    Unknown said:

    Happiest of birthdays to you! I've been a loyal reader since 2013 and always look forward to your next post 🙂

  469. 12.5.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday! I've been reading about two years!

  470. 12.5.17
    Erin said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading for about 5+years (back when the blog was called From My Grey Desk). I found you through your sister's blog when her hair tutorials were all the rage on the Pinterest. You guys are my favorite bloggers to follow still to this day!

  471. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading for a few years now. I found you through your sister 🙂 I love your blog because our lives couldn’t be more different but I feel like if we lived in the same town we’d be friends

  472. 12.5.17
    emkerns said:

    Happy birthday! I honestly can't remember how long I've been reading– 5ish years? ahh! between your blog and Kate's, they are my absolute faves on the internet and I've shared them with several people including my own sister!

  473. 12.5.17
    Katie said:

    Happy birthday!

  474. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday! I hope you had fun!

    I found your blog through one of Kate's posts back before she was even trying to have kids and your blog was still named "From My Grey Desk"…. probably 6 or 7 years ago? Geez the sounds like forever ago! It's been great watching you two change over the years, all for the better in my opinion 🙂

  475. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday!! I’ve been reading for a couple years & your one of my faves!!

  476. 12.5.17

    We have the same birthday!! Enjoy!!

  477. 12.5.17
    Unknown said:

    I've been a blog follower of yours for a few years now and have loved watching you reach this point of contentment. I also remember how wonderful you were to work with when I ordered one of your beautiful necklaces a few years back. In any case, so happy for you…and the life you've created! All the best to you and Mike!!

  478. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday! Been reading for over 2 years now!

  479. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading for about 6-7 years! �� Time sure does fly! Hope it was a great day!

  480. 12.5.17

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your blog for years! I turned 28 in September and feel that I am also more self aware and secure in my decisions in the last few years. It's a great revelation to do the things that make you happy without worrying about what others think. I hope you have a great day!

  481. 12.5.17
    Katie Jo said:

    Happy birthday!!! I’ve been reading your blog for I think 6 years! I have loved seeing your blog and business evolve and your relationship with Mike grow into marriage!!! 28 will be a great year!! I just got married in October and i am loving it!

  482. 12.5.17

    Happiest of birthdays!

  483. 12.5.17
    Chelsea said:

    I’ve been reading for several years now, one of my faves 🙂

  484. 12.5.17
    Elysia said:

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day 🙂
    Elysia

  485. 12.5.17

    Happiest of birthdays! I’ve followed for the last 2 years, at least! So fun. I love your style & sarcasm!!! Enjoy 28!!

  486. 12.5.17
    Laura said:

    Happy birthday! I hope that you have a wonderful day!

  487. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday Lauren! I have been reading/following your blog since the very beginning! From My Grey Desk. Ah… good times. I've loved following you and hope you've had a great day.

  488. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday!! I’ve been around since early 2012. It’s been cool to see where life has taken you. Your confidence is evident in your posts and it’s encouraging. I’m sure this year will be hard to top, but I pray that it will be a good one!

  489. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday! May your year be one that leaves you feeling ever so loved.

  490. 12.5.17
    Unknown said:

    Happy 28th Birthday! Hope you had a fantastic day 🙂

  491. 12.5.17

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I've been reading for about 3 years, and I love the blog so much! Hope you enjoyed your day 🙂

  492. 12.5.17
    kms said:

    Happy birthday! I've been reading your book for about 4 years now!

  493. 2.4.18
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