Here’s your weekly reminder that things you see on Instagram are just the highlight reel and not real life — ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This spot in our bedroom certainly doesn’t have that pretty plant anymore (attack of the black thumb hits again), my make-up bag is currently dumped everywhere on the desk because I was “running out the door” and 5 feet to the left is a pile of laundry that should have been done days ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So as you continue on with your scroll friends, keep that mental picture in your head! Because Instagram isn’t usually real life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Sunday, y’all!! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #PosttheTruth #TheSwannHouse ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So many of y’all have asked for a Reno update on #TheSwannHouse!!! Well there’s lots getting down but little that shows *physical* progress right now! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So until that gets finished up, I’ll just be daydreaming of what my house looked like *before* there was saw dust everywhere 🤷🏼♀️😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tap for sources!
You guys, you guys, you guys!!! It's a BIG day around #TheSwannHouse!! This morning we start the renovation on basically the whole first floor of our house!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm talking walking down a wall, exposing a fireplace, and finally getting rid of the hideous blue carpet and vinyl that we've been living with for the last few years!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you tell how *excited* I am?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anywho, if you want a little tour for the before make sure you check out my stories!! It's definitely going to be different!! Happy Saturday, friends!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also, alternative caption -- posting this photo of a flower so that I can cover my eyes, sing La, la, la, la, and pretend its not snowing and that springtime is here!
This is the face of a girl who is excitedddd for the weekend! Who's with me? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since today is Friday and in Instagramland that also means it's #FridayIntroductions, I thought I would pop out for a second to introduce myself! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm Lauren, wedding photographer by day, plant-killer by night. I'm obsessed with exploring new places and spending time having good conversations. If you know me, it will either surprise you entirely or not at all -- but I loathe small talk! So let's just go ahead and skip right along to a few other things you should know about me: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ : On any given weekend you'll find me snuggled up on the couch watching our latest Netflix binge with my high school sweetheart, Morgan. We met in the 5th grade, dated our sophomore year of high school, and *this year* we'll have been married for 5 whole years! What?! When did that happen?! We just finished up all of the seasons of Blue Bloods available and I'm pretty sure I'm a Tom Selleck fan for life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ : Speaking of Tom Selleck, Morgan recently told me that when he was skiing in Vermont last, he's pretty sure he shared a gondola with him. Before you scuff, the truth is that probably did happen, but Morgan's celebrity-recognization ability is about a 0/10. He has random encounters with celebrities for his job sometimes and can never remember who they are. Meanwhile I'm the girl who recognizes every face including one of an obscure actor that I once shared a plane ride with! He was a preacher in one scene in one film I've seen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣ : Besides watching Blue Bloods, one of our favorite weekend activities is fixing up our 1900's farmhouse and making my crazy ideas come to life! The fact that my husband still agrees to house projects with me is an actual miracle. #bless #theSwannHouse - 4️⃣ : We also have the two cutest pups you'll ever meet, Mack and Walter. They have their own hashtags because I am extra. #AdventuresofMackandWally ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Enough about me, tell me about you! What are you looking forward to most this weekend?
You know, they say that the first five days after the weekend are the hardest... 😂🙈🤷🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't worry, I'm just teaching #MyPupWalter the ropes before I head out of the office tomorrow to get my wisdom teeth out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided answering emails probably isn't the *greatest* idea when you're on pain killers... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So the posts you see go live the rest of the week are auto-scheduled, but you'll probably find me on the couch with chipmunk cheeks and a bowl of icecream! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #TheSwannHouse #AdventuresofMackandWalter #LaurenWears
@kfoelber tonight: Lauren, what happened to that plant over there in the corner? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Me: He's been resting peacefully for a while now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's okay though, at least my philodendron is still alive and thriving to keep my title as recovering plant killer from being a total fake. Thanks for not adding more plant blood to my hands! 🌿🤷🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Philodendrons are champs 🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #RecoveringPlantKiller #TheSwannHouse
Does anyone else feel like they could fall asleep each night at 8pm whenever it gets this dark out?! - If you want me, I’ll be dreaming about warmer days! Who’s with me?! - 💤💤💤 - Photo from our bedroom reno over at #theSwannHouse!
Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases from the clan at #TheSwannHouse 🎄❤️🎄 - #adventuresofmackandwalter #MacktheMastador #MyPupWalter
Christmas came early, and I don’t want to stop snuggling him!!! 🎄🎁🎄 - #TheSwannHouse gained a new member today and I’m pretty sure our front porch will never look so cute again! - Meet Walter (AKA Wally)... I’m sure you’ll be seeing quite a bit of him around here 😉😍 - #MyPupWalter #AdventuresofMackandWalter
Mondays after holidays call for working under cozy blankets, by the Christmas tree, with paws never far away 💕 - #TheSwannHouse #MacktheMastador #SmallBizLife