HARRY WINSTON WATCH OUT, I Dream in Diamonds. My name is Lauren and I live in the sunny state of Florida by way of Southern California. I am a SAHW. I married the man of my dreams in 2010 and became a mommy on Valentine's Day 2013 & D-Day 2015. What can I say, I liked going into labor on holidays. My little man and princess have perfect timing is all I can say. I am still adjusting to this title called MOMMY & balancing my ever demanding career of costume making. Take a look at my website you'll understand when I say balancing & being a new mommy. Its a little nuts around here with cute little mini me's and a whole lot of crystals and feathers. LOL
I am a designer of all things Swarovski: Crystallized Bikinis, Extravagant Costume/Theme Wear, Vintage Luggage & Shoes. I love the creation process. A truly calming experience for me and I feel doing it right the first time is the reason why I have customers return time and time again. Some even become fabulous friends. Theme wear & shoes are my favorite things to make. Check out my website: www.queenofcrystal.com, it's currently being updated for SEO and some other nifty internet tricks to drive more searchable customers in to my world.
Truly my home away from home, it is where I am the happiest. I am so obsessed. I have decided for my 40th Birthday, I would like to renew my vows at DisneyWorld. We even named our Black & White Persian Cat Disney! Yes. I am a registered nut.
I love homes that have true character, that hold a little mystery. I could definitely do some decorating damage to this house. Love this French Chateau Style Manor, definitely would love to own a vintage manor one day. Hey never stop dreaming! Two of my favorite websites for homes are: http://circaoldhouses.com and http://www.chateaugudanes.com
Another obsession are the Painted Ladies, I totally could live in one of them. Reminds me of living in a real life doll house. Gorgeous stained glass, turrets, pocket doors, cellars and attics for plenty of storage and areas you can turn into work and craft rooms. Would die to own one of them! Not sure I could convince my honey bunny.
Um, seriously this meme couldn't be more true. I love tacos so much. I think I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My faves are the mini Mexican Street Tacos with onions, cilantro and lime. I could eat like 5 at one time. I am hungry already, what about you?.
Madly obsessed with the Edwardian Period, Gilded Age and all the way to the 1950's. I do believe in my former life I was an American Heiress. Lover of all things sparkly and diamonds are definitely my best friend. I believe in style, decorum and the family legacy goes along way. My dream would be to live in a grand estate with a full staff, but for now I will be grateful with living on the 11th hole of the golf course. Meeting up with friends for lunch, letter boxing, chasing my kids around, finding time to sit down & breathe are the activities that consume my current days.
Being an Heiress Is Not Easy: So finding things to entertain and inspire me can prove to be difficult at times. Here is a list of things that either entertain or inspire me in no particular order:
I definitely read a lot, I am totally addicted to words on a page. I love to read chic literature, fun light hearted fiction, how to books, fashion illustration and teach yourself a language, historical fiction and non fiction. Cook books are my secret sin. I can stay up late just gaining calories from reading all of the decadent ingredients!
My favorite books are and will always be:
So my New Year's resolution was to stop watching reality TV shows. So if it's not an amazing series with a great story or how to show then I am just not interested anymore. If I happen to be watching I am definitely only tuned into:
Blackish (This show is hilarious & relatable)
Dancing with the Stars (I love the costumes)
Downton Abbey (I am totally obsessed)
Tanked (Lets just say we are definitely having them make us a custom tank when we move into our next home. We need more room for a killer tank) I want a Porcupine Puffer and a Moorish Idol in the next tank!
Real Time with Bill Maher
Being Mary Jane
Queen Sugar (Oprah, leaves me hanging after. every episode)
I love watching old black and white 50's game shows like What's My Line, Password, and Beat the Clock and Same Name. They just remind me of some very glamorous time.
I love Sinatra and Big Band 40's era music,especially while I work. I also like late 90's hip/hop. And I am fan of Classic Rock and Roll and Alternative while singing at the top of my lungs in the car. And House Music (Swedish House Mafia is my favorite & Calvin Harris), when I really want to let loose!
So, I have been in love with Disney practically my whole life, but after my mom passed away I damn near became obsessed with the subject and all things Ears related. She used to work for Disney when she was younger, And was even a model for all the Disney Training Videos. She really enjoyed her time at Disney and I truly believe this is where she learned all about being a kind but fair business woman. She always talked highly of the behind the scenes magic and how she could always incorporate her training from Disney in everyday situations She was amazing and I loved hearing about her Disney stories. My favorite Character of all time is Minnie Mouse. I believe my husband is my Mickey and I am his Minnie. When we move I want and all white kitchen so I can turn it into an entire Disney themed kitchen. I read anything and everything about Disney. I am now more interested in the building of the park, the imagineers, how the rides and movies were made.
I am also obsessed with Pin Trading, so if. you pin trade....Let's Trade. Some of the themes I collect:
Birds from the Tiki Room
Haunted Mansion ((Anything))
Alice in Wonderland
Club 33 & Blue Bayou
And, I can't forget Jiminy Cricket, the littlest character with the biggest heart. I live my life through his kind words "Always let your conscience be your guide" you will never be lost if you always do the right thing.
I Collect Vintage Tea Cups, so if your rummaging vintage stores, estate sales, surfing the Etsy wave and come across something beautiful, send it my way. I love Tea Cups. I am not looking for complete sets, I am giving my twist on coming for tea a modern kick with mismatched OOAK china.
I am finally forced to put this up because I have been flaked on 3 times, twice for receiving nothing and once for not be rated. =( Most of my swaps are journal swaps which take about two months and a lot of creative thinking, so it really sucks not to get anything in return and even worse not being rated for the hard work you've done.
@LadyStephanie - Scented Soaps (Package) - Sent 1-15-2010
@ShadowAkiyah - Stationery Set (Package) - Sent 11-12-2010
@Kim91262 - Replenish Strawberry Mentos Stash (Flat Mail) -Sent 1-10-2011
@PinkMudd - Post Cards with Animals (Flat Mail) - Sent 2-2-2011
@JenniferKaos - 4 Twilight Journals (Package) - Sent 6-23-2012
@FrancescaP - Huge Box Of Gardetto's (Box) Sent 7-1-2014
@Usacricket - Secret Santa For Her Daugther (Boxes) Sent 12-7-2014
If you are my partner and have not received a swap from me, kindly message me. I always send a week early with Delivery Confirmation. Just to be on the safe side. I work extremely hard and go above and beyond on every swap. With that being said, the minute I receive your package. I will connect on to the Bot and rate you fairly.
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