Author Archives: Lauren @ The Highlands Life

Long Time, No See

Where have the past almost 6 months gone?! It’s been nice to step back, take a breather and wait until I felt ready to write again. Life has been busy, crazy and awesome the last few months. Taking a break was needed and did not go under appreciated in my life.

Archie Stone is now 18 months old and is amazing us everyday with learning and growing. The past 3 weeks have been a little rough on us with cutting more teeth and a 2 day virus stint that has all resulted in poor nap times and waking up at odd times in the middle of the night. Poor babe has never given us sleeping fits so this has thrown us for a loop. But hey, I’m chalking it up to just being a phase and transitioning so we’ll power through and hopefully come out the other side unscathed. I mean, but seriously, he’s still the cutest thing ever.


Chad and I are great. Bustling around town with errands, meetings, work, play dates and squeezing in a date with eachother whenever we can. We are just now getting warmer temperatures in Louisville and we are welcoming it with open and loving arms. It’s about time. This winter was quite rough on all of us Louisvillians.


Baking and cooking took a seat on the back burner for about 2-3 months and I’m just now getting the itch to get back into the kitchen again which is so nice. I find myself going through those uninspired, unmotivated droughts every once in a while and then when the urge comes back, it comes back with a vengenance.

20140403-114143.jpgI don’t necessarily have a set plan for writing again. I plan on writing when the mood strikes, still documenting note-worthy recipes, talking about being a momma (to a bona fide toddler!!), and just living out my life along the way. So, buckle up friends, I’m back and I sure hope you’ll join me along the way.


Change of Pace

If you know me personally, you know I’m sort of an over achiever. I try and wear many hats and keep a lot of plates spinning. I like to be busy. I grew up that way and my mindset has never switched off of needing something else to do to fight any ounce of possible boredom if I see it looming.

Lately I have been convicted of filling up my time with so much stuff. Whether it’s social media, meetings, blogging, running, or saying yes to anything and everything that might be asked of me. All while reminding myself that I’m also a wife and momma.

Soooo…. in saying that, I don’t want to necessarily say I’m going to stop blogging because I know I’ll never stop baking, crafting, running or parenting. Life is life and it’s going to keep going and I think there are valuable things to be able to talk about or reveal on this blog (like my favorite brownie recipe that I still haven’t shared with ya’ll!). However, I do feel like I need to take a step back.

My sweet, cuddly, little Archie bear is growing up so fast and I’ve been too tempted to keep up with the social media world sometimes (with blogs, instagram, facebook, etc.) and I just can’t miss out on one second. Between still working as a nurse, being a wife, momma and friend, I just have to lay this down and realize that honestly, I’m not blogging to make a living or be the most popular so why would I feel a problem letting this go? I shouldn’t and I don’t.

I love writing and sharing bits and pieces of my life whether it involves recipes, cloth diapers, or celebrating sweet milestones and I’ll continue to do this in some capacity, I hope, but am taking the pressure off myself (because I’ve been the only one to put the pressure there in the first place) to post routinely or dwell on topics that I need to write up and get scheduled to post.

I’ll be soaking in more date nights with my man, snuggles and kisses from my baby bear and late nights of laughter with friends. And less of trying to keep up reading blogs, commenting, eavesdropping on facebook and always thinking about what’s next. Life is too short to live it feeling like I’ve been feeling the past few weeks.

Thank you to all who read faithfully or just read because you’ve stumbled here. I’ll see you around. Much love from me to you.