YoursSocially, LC

A Sweet and Simple Life

Goin’ to the Chapel – Day 2

I’ve decided to break up my Europe posts into three parts – you’re currently reading the second installment of my three-part series. Aren’t you excited?

  1. Jet lagged in London – Day 1 < – Just in case you missed it!
  2. Goin’ to the chapel – Day 2 <- you are here!
  3. Blissfully Content – Days 3, 4, 5 <- I know you’re super excited for it…

Before I dive into this post, I wanted to share the beautiful poem Rosie and Jay chose to put in their wedding program – I feel that it will properly set the tone for a post about a wedding ❤

Love me when I’m old and shocking
Peel off my elastic stockings 

swing me from the chandeliers 
Let’s be randy bad old dears
Push around my chrome bath chair 
Let me tease your white chest hair 
Scaring children, swapping dentures 
Let us have some great adventures
Take me to your special places
Watching all the puzzled faces
You in shorts and socks and sandals
Me with warts and huge love handles 
Hold me safe throughout the night
When my hair has turned to white
Believe me when I say it’s true
I have waited all my life for you 


Continue reading “Goin’ to the Chapel – Day 2”

Falling for Fall

Nights are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and it’s almost time to cozy up with a cup of pumpkin flavored something and a good book. I’m falling for Fall ❤


Jet Lagged in London – Day 1

August 25, 2016

Current writing location: On a train out of Euston Station in London heading to Carlisle, Englnd enjoying a cider while a rather large English man listens to Luke Bryan, extremely loud on his iPod.

After a seven hour flight, it felt wonderful to stretch our legs and hit the ground running in London. It’s been almost nine months since I’ve been here and the first time experiencing London during the summertime. I packed expecting to be in cool, cloudy weather with the expected light drizzle – happy to report I was totally wrong. London was experiencing a record high temperature on Wednesday and unusually high humidity. Which sounds fine – sunshine, warm weather what could be wrong with that?! Well nothing really, this is me being somewhat of a diva – but air conditioning is a luxury that this gorgeous European city doesn’t have – or really even need. Sunshine and beautiful was a perk as our jet-lag started to set in. Continue reading “Jet Lagged in London – Day 1”

Is this thing on?

…can anyone hear me? How do I turn this thing on? Here we go..HI!!!! Continue reading “Is this thing on?”

Choose Happiness

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt

You’re going to piss people off, burn bridges, end friendships and upset people – that’s life. What’s important is why you’re doing these things. Continue reading “Choose Happiness”

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade

On Tuesday, March 24, I start my new adventure at Ferguson Advertising in Fort Wayne, IN. After having a few months off I can honestly say I haven’t been this excited to start a new position since I graduated college. During my time off, I stayed true to form and used the time to better myself—to make sure that when I did land a job, I would be Lauren V 6.0! While I was doing a little bit of soul searching it was brought to my attention how many people my age are out of work, having trouble finding a job, in a weird spot in their life, etc. and just like me, they were trying to use this time to better themselves. Since I get to start a new chapter to my life on Tuesday, I figured I would share how I used this time to better myself, instead of crying into a gallon of ice cream every night. Continue reading “When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade”

Enough is Enough.

**Hops on soapbox** (Shut up, everyone at the Oscars did it.)

Since when was it okay to drink a bottle of wine in bed, alone, on a Tuesday afternoon? Never. Okay, that’s what I thought as well. Apparently over the past year or so, it’s become socially acceptable to be reckless, irresponsible, and frankly a God Damn mess if you’re under the age of 28. Continue reading “Enough is Enough.”

Recipe: Mango Jalapeno Tacos

Tacos taste better on Tuesdays, it’s a fact…I think. This past Tuesday Emma and I decided to step outside of the Ortega taco box and create our own. These delicious and easy to make chicken tacos are topped with a Mango Jalapeno salsa that is sure tickle your tastebuds!  Just a few simple ingredients and 35-40 minutes of prep time are all you need to take Taco Tuesday to the next level. Continue reading “Recipe: Mango Jalapeno Tacos”

If Not Now Then When?

First of all I would like to thank everyone for reading, sharing and supporting my blog this past year! January marks the 3RD ANNIVERSARY for but last year was definitely the best year this site has ever had. Continue reading “If Not Now Then When?”

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