September 25, 2014

Autumn Carries More Gold in its Pocket Than All the Other Seasons

I love this time of year when the air is crisp and the leaves start turning colors! I take my Benny on a stroll around the lake in our neighborhood community almost everyday. It's something I cherish and find so peaceful with him. Living in New Jersey, you experience all the seasons mother nature has to offer and since having my son I am even more excited for celebrating Autumn!

I've been jotting down in my planner all the activities I want to do with my family and the list keeps growing and growing! I'm really excited for Halloween this year and just started working on his costume! I picked out the fabric a few weeks for his superhero cape my mom and I are making! I'll post pictures when we are done! 

I also made this print for the house to display on the fireplace along with a leaves banner I found on Pinterest. (Pinterest makes me go crazy!)

 (Isn't this quote lovely!)

What's on your list?


September 24, 2014

Keep Adventuring My Little One

“Keep adventuring and stay not a grown up”
― Peter Pan

Overjoyed that we can spend the afternoon in the back yard just walking around and exploring the garden. Only a month ago you weren't even able to walk more than 3 steps without falling. C'mon baby, lets soak up the last few weeks of summer :)

-Brittany Lauren

July 21, 2014

Benny's Nautical 1st Birthday Party!

My son Benny celebrated his 1st birthday (or as I like to call it, the 12 months party!) a few weekends ago at our local beach club in town! It was so much fun getting everything together for his nautical party with our family!

Every year I want Benny to have a special cake. I designed this cake for him and had our local bakery, The Market Basket in Franklin Lakes, NJ make it for us! Inside was strawberry shortcake!

Invitations were designed by me. My favorite part was designing the envelope liner! 

 The wooden sign was so much fun to make! I hot glued wood chips of beachy things and stuck the sign in a bucket full of sand.

Shark cupcakes! Mmmmm! They didn't last long! I purchased the shark fins at TheLilDetails on etsy.

Goldfish marshallow pops were a hit! I ordered them at BubbasSweets on etsy

My older sister made these cookies and I couldn't have been more excited to see how much love she put into these! Thanks Kimmy!

Loving this cake!

Opening gifts on his beach chair :)

Ben's new bike we got him! He loves taking it everywhere!

My Family with our birthday boy :)

I can't believe he is a year old already! My husband and I really wanted to enjoy this special moment with Benny and we sure did! I'm excited to put together my Shutterfly book for his 1st birthday!

If you have any questions about where I got anything, comment below!

June 3, 2014

The Blue Lobster

Dare to be different.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend, time well spent with family and friends! It's been a long time since I've blogged. I have been so busy here at Brittany Lauren Design getting out orders and making proofs for lots of great customers! I wanted to share something I added to my logo a few weeks ago. The blue lobster. Did you know there is a one in two million chance of catching one? Pretty neat! I remember hearing a story when I was little about my parents seeing a blue lobster on their honeymoon at Martha's Vineyard and always thinking it was cool because it was different from the rest. I guess that story stayed with me even in adult hood as my career took a out of the ordinary path from working in the corporate world to starting a business from scratch. More about that later.
I didn't just add it to show my enormous love for Maine or because I think it's cute hanging from my name. It has purpose and represents what I stand for. In fact, I think it sends a very positive message that it's okay to be different and showcase your style. I strive to create something fun and unique in my online shop for you. I love when customers pick out colors to match their theme or be asked to tweak a design so it can match their story/personality better. Custom orders are welcomed! My hope and mission is that Brittany Lauren Design stands out from our designs, high quality material and customer service. I feel very fortunate that I am able to design a job from home that I love and also create a unique lifestyle that allows me to raise my son, Benny and not miss moments that matter the most to my heart.

Thank you for letting me be a part of something special for you.