Hey guys! My name is Lauren. I am a new wife, new mom, new nurse, new North Carolinian and a long-time dreamer.

All of this newness in my life inspired the title “A Whole New World”, because it really is a new world for me. I created this blog to document my journey into new motherhood, but it has evolved into so much more than that.

Growing up I was forced to find joy wherever I could due to some life circumstances. While it wasn’t always easy, I am so glad it was the path God put me on. Now, as a mom, I understand even more how important it is to constantly seek joy in every moment – including those 3am wake up calls from your little one…

My hope is that this space will provide encouragement, connection and inspiration to your life in some way – and hopefully even bring you a bit of joy. This little blog of mine has turned into my passion, where I not only share about motherhood, but also marriage, yummy food, home, style and more! Basically anything that brings me joy 😊

Thank you so much for taking interest in me and my family, it means the world! Now lets be friends!

The story of this Pisces girl and Capricorn boy has been written for the last 10 years and counting. My husband and I met in high school in our hometown in Maryland and were good friends up until college when we started dating. We got engaged during my last year of nursing school and then married a month after I graduated. Yes, I did plan a DIY wedding during my hardest year of school. Yikes! But it was worth it.

After the wedding we moved to Tennessee and immediately adopted and saved two kittens (who are brothers) named Knox and Ash. Then, we welcomed our first baby girl in May 2018.

We are now living in the Triad of North Carolina where I work part-time as a nurse in an addiction clinic and my husband works as a civil engineer. I am also expecting a baby boy in September!

We have been on a debt free journey for the last 3 years and accomplished that dream last November. Read about our debt free journey here. Since then we started saving up with the goal of purchasing our first home.

We recently found the perfect little southern rancher and were fortunate enough to buy it! We are very excited to start making our new house a home.

My loves are anything creative including writing, cooking and photography. I also enjoy reading, drinking a warm cup of coffee in the morning and an iced coffee in the afternoon, raiding the Target dollar spot and capturing everyday moments of my family. My husband and I are huge outdoors fans and enjoy hiking, exploring and taking out our kayaks.

Life is messy, beautiful and full of adventure. I would love to have you join me in my journey!

If there is ever a question you have about motherhood, marriage, cooking, house stuff, finances, life or anything, please reach out! I look forward to hearing from you!

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