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Weekend Fun

Welcome back friends, how was your weekend? Mine was great! Friday night I attended a local spook hike (which I posted about) then Saturday I spend 5 hours filming for the new upcoming series I am in. Then attend lunch with my cast (exciting) and ended my Saturday with a Halloween movie night with my boyfriend. p.s. if you don’t remember that’s another thing checked off my fall bucket list. ekkkkk. Anyway making my way to Sunday, my boyfriend and I took a stroll through a local park were he was able to capture some awesome footage on his new camera (as well as take a few pictures of me lol) after that we were off to pick out our pumpkins then head over to my aunt’s house for a family dinner. After stuffing out faces full of delicious home cooked food, we all took on the “pumpkin carving challenge.” It was a blast, we ended our night at Madea’s Halloween (I highly recommend). The movie was hilarious, Tyler Perry never fails to impress me.

Can’t belive Halloween is next Tuesday, ahhhh

I’ve been prolonging getting my costume so I am currently in panic mode (its fine lol) I am terrible about waiting till last-minute for my Halloween costumes. Any good DIY cute Halloween costumes? I was thinking about a Mermaid?

What are you going to be for Halloween? Drop a comment below about ideas, or what you decided to be this year.

Quote of the day: “When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween”

xoxo laur

 

 

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Haunted House

Alright guys, I keep on checking things off my bucket list, and tonight the haunted house one has been completed. (yaaaay) I went to the local spook hike in my town, done by our lions club and it was GREAT. Such good detail as well as some good actors, they never fail to impress. Anyway while I was there I noticed the fear in many people’s eyes (even my own) that couldn’t be shaken. What were we afraid of? Why are humans naturally afraid of the dark? Why do we run from fear? Well truth is, there is no “real” answer but I learned that instead of running, its important to face your fears. The minute you acted scared in the haunted house the actors were all over you, but if you heal your head high and kept cool they most likely left you alone. Why is this you may ask? Well because the minute someone knows they are getting to you they will keep poking until you finally give in or you have been pushed to far. That’s when its important to FACE your fears, not run. Stop being scared to follow your dreams because of “failure” or you simply “can’t”” do it. WRONG. I am a strong believer the word can’t shouldn’t exist. Its called try. If you fail that’s fine, try again, but never belittle yourself by telling someone you can’t do something. Not only have you let them win but you have now given them the power. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO. Stop letting people tell you differently. You have so much potential, use it. Don’t let fear eat you alive, instead stomp it to the ground and keep traveling down your path to success.

Quote of the day: “What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do”

Hope you are all enjoying your Friday night,

xoxo laur

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Travel GOALS

So, everyone has that one place they’ve always wanted to go, right? Well, I would have to say mine would be anywhere outside of the country (US). After visiting Punta Cana I realized how much I love learning about new cultures and traditions rather than only seeing a few back in the US. To me it is very important to see how other countries live, it will not only make you appreciate what you have but it will make you want to help. Personally after spending a week in the Dominican, it was heart breaking, seeing the amount of people living in shacks made out of leaves, collecting rain water to drink. Just sad. So for me I wold love to explore:

  1. Europe
  2. Greece
  3. Bali
  4. Costa Rica
  5. Iceland
  6. Jamaica
  7. India
  8. Scotland
  9. Bolivia
  10. Africa
  11. Nicaragua
  12. Finland
  13. Taiwan

And so many more, the list could go on forever. I can’t wait to take on new adventures and experience new cultures. I never thought My boyfriend and I would take on Punta Cana at the age of 18. But we did, and now I am patiently waiting to book our next destination.

I am currently thinking about taking off for a few months and traveling, I really want to live in Bali for a little while. What do you think digital nomads? Should Bali be my first destination?

I’d love to know more about your experiences traveling to different countries! So feel free to share as many as you would like in the comments down below!

Thanks again,

Quote of the day: “Don’t listen to what they say, GO SEE”

Have a great day,

xoxo laur

 

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Praying For Vegas

Last night a tragedy struck America once again. Things will never get easier but we can get stronger. Lets go hand in hand on this one and FIGHT BACK. Don’t ever let them win. EVER. We as Americans must help those in need by donations following a prayer. If you are unable to give, that is completely fine, the power of prayer is much stronger. I don’t want us to have to live in fear of leaving our own homes. NON SENSE. This is our country and we MUST fight for it. Lets fight for the lives that were lost and those who have been injured. Lets give back to those family no only prayers but offer them love and support. It is very important we pull together as a whole. I would like to say, I am beyond sorry to anyone who was attending that concert and had to witness such a horrific sight. No one should ever have to experience that in their entire life time. Its time we build a strong foundation for those who have been wounded or are suffering a loss. Don’t hesitate to take a step forward in a positive direction towards helping others. ITS SO IMPORTANT. For me personally, it hurts to watch such a tragic accident unfold right in front of my eyes. I can’t believe how ungodly a person would have to be to do such a thing, but I think its time to FIGHT BACK. (I will never stop repeating this because it’s very important) We must NEVER let them win. In my eyes they will always lose. I hope you all hold your heads high, help others, and become stronger together. They will never break the bond this country has created, now lets show them that.

I will continue praying,

God Bless America,

I love you all, may we all find the grace in god,

xoxo laur

NEVER STOP PRAYING

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FALL Fashion

ITS FALL TIME, (well its fall but 90 degrees outside) lol anyway, fall time means, scarves, glasses, boots and sweater dresses. YAY. I can’t wait to shop all things fall. What does your fall fashion consist of?

This weekend I finally broke down and bought the top two things on my fall fashion list!

  1. Attitude Glasses
  2. Cello Jeans

BOTH, such great purchases. I am so glad I was able to finally get them. I was putting outfits together this weekend for my next shoot and I’m so excited. It reminded me how important fashion is. Having the perfect outfit on can completely change your mood about how your feel, look, and the confidence you hold. Majority of the time when we look good, we feel good, am I right? So why not spend $50’s on jeans if they make you feel like 100 dollars. To me if it makes you feel your best, BUY IT. I don’t care how much money it is, everything is worth your happiness. Also its just money, they print more everyday folks. So its time to go out there and purchase your fall wardrobe. Maybe its time to sell some summer clothes or better yet donate them. I personally love donating my clothes to locate charities because I know I can help someone in need, to me that warms my heart. So guys, I am ready to hear all about your fall fashion.

Drop a comment below of your favorite fall attire!

xoxo laur

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I FEAR THE END

Okay, for those of you who don’t believe in pollution and the corruption we are causing to this world, this post isn’t for you. (or maybe it is and I can help you understand). So last night when I got home from my weekend get away to Missouri (which will be my next post) I was notified from one of my mom’s friends that her car had ashes on it, she said it was as though they were falling from the sky. How odd right? Well, in the midst of these two crazy hurricanes there was supposedly a volcano eruption a few states over in which cause it to appear to be “raining ashes” in my town. This was just ridiculous to me. BUT I totally believe it, they say the world will come to an end through a bunch of natural disasters. WAKE THE HELL UP PEOPLE. If we keep creating waste and polluting our planet pretty soon we won’t have one. Think of it this way, at one point on this planet there were dinosaurs, mastodons, the woolly mammoth. If those animals can disappear what makes you think we aren’t able to vanish just as they did? The way we constantly litter is more than enough to take this planet down. I strongly don’t believe that putting it in the trash can is any better though. How can it be good to bury our garbage? Why not pollute the soil while we’re at it right? Recently I have been thinking of more and more ways to REDUCE the garbage I create, I then realized that it’s pretty easy. You are honestly probably throwing away nearly 50% of things that can be RECYCLED. Take a little time out of your day to realize HOW many things that could actually be recycled that you are putting in a landfill. Not to mention the amount of pollution we create every day just doing normal human like things such as driving, running water, wasting food, overuse electricity, using plastic bags, etc. The list is ENDLESS. As humans, we are naturally taught these very wasteful, harmful everyday things. I know you’ve all heard the 5-minute shower rule, but how many of you actually live by it? Because I know I fail at doing that a majority of the time. But just think about the impact we could have on the planet by just limiting our showers to 5 minutes a day rather than 10 or 15 minutes. I am sure some of you are reading this and thinking in your head “I am just one human, how big of a difference can I make?” but instead of asking yourself that tell yourself this “you will save this planet about 4,500 gallons of water and cut your water bill in half by doing so for just a year” Now, doesn’t that sound a lot better? Not only is the planet benefiting from this small change but so are you! So take time to change some things you do that harm our planet, even if it’s small as starting with a 5-minute shower.

I know some of you will read this article and pretend like these things aren’t happening, but it is. You can’t run away from it. The pollution and destruction will always follow you. So instead of pushing this all aside like it means NOTHING, it’s time to make a change. Not to mention if nothing is done now, 40 years from now this amazing planet could not exist anymore. How scary is that?

So, believing that within you is the ability to change the world is the first step in making a difference.

may you start to appreciate our planet more,

xoxo laur

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100 FOLLOWERS

AHHH, this is so exciting I hit my first 100 followers on my blog this morning. What a great way to start my morning! I am so thankful for all of you who follow my blog it means so much to me. You guys keep me on my feet and motivated to do what I love. I hope I can inspire you to keep grinding and ALWAYS follower your dreams. Remember my friends, you can do whatever you put your heart to. Believing in yourself is the first step. In honor of my first 100 followers I would like to do something special. I am going to leak one of my photos from my last shoot… shhhh!

I hope you are all of to a great start of your weekend! I will be heading to Chicago this weekend for a few more shoots. I am super excited to share with you guys all the hard work I have been doing behind scenes.

“If your dream doesn’t scare you it isn’t big enough”

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xoxo laur