Hi! My name is Lauren and I live with my husband in a sunny apartment in West Texas. The dirt blows a lot, but the people more than make up for the dust in your teeth.

I studied English Literature in college and it still makes my heart beat fast. I still write book reports in journals, and have very one sided book critiques with my husband. (He is a very good listener)

So I thought I'd write those here too.

I think in stories. I get inspired by stories. And I can predict TV shows like nobody's business.

But stories are also how God speaks to my heart and how I communicate with others.

This is my story space.
Thanks for stopping by!

Favorites, in no particular order.
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessil
  • Salted Caramel Lattes
  • 55 degree mornings
  • Zumba and any dance aerobics-based workout
  • You've Got Mail by Nora Ephron
  • I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
  • .... really anything by Nora Ephron
  • Coconut oil
  • Rosebud Salve
  • Pillowtop mattresses
  • Seoul coffee shops
  • Seoul in general
  • The words "Me too!"
  • Weekend trips with girlfriends
  • Instagram
  • Jane Austen
  • A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
  • Elise Blaha Cripe's blog
  • Pilot G-2 07 pens
  • Egg-in-a-hole for breakfast
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Lists
  • Kate Spade
  • A made bed


  1. Amen to "anything by Nora Ephron" - I love her so much! Just stumbled across your blog today and I look forward to reading more! Be blessed, Jovita :)

    1. Jovita,

      Thank you! And Nora Ephron really is the best. :)