A little about me…

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I am a Mommy to two adorable babies – my baby girl is 1.5, and my boy just turned three!  I’m  a College Professor,  a wife,  a TOTAL GOOFBALL!!, a friend, a sister, and a Jesus-lover.  I have a wonderful husband – we have been married for five years – he is my other half and my opposite in every way.  :)

I love Zumba, travel, healthy eating, spending time with friends, reading, and taking walks.  Different cultures intrigue me, and I would love to travel to all the  continents one day, meeting new people and trying exotic foods.  My perfect day would include coffee, berry smoothies, a fresh seafood feast complete with buttery King crab legs, warm weather, family and friends, a Zumba class, swimming in the ocean, eating fresh fruit, a nature walk and lounging in a jacuzzi with friends.

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My goals in life are to be a mother who is there for her kids, (not a workaholic,) a loving wife whose husband calls her blessed, and an author, motivational speaker and screenwriter.  My first book will be available soon!

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If you’d like to know more, here are 25 Random Things About me: :)

  1. I don’t really watch TV anymore – and I get so much more accomplished that way!
  2. I am a Certified Life Coach – hop on over to my other website! :)  http://successcoachingandtutoring.com/
  3. I would one day like to adopt a little girl from China and a boy from Africa, in addition to a baby from right here in America.
  4. I have a soft spot for Mexican food – guacamole, limes, and spicy salsa!
  5. I LOVE jewelry that is unique, beautiful, elegant and sometimes sassy, (lol,) :) and I am a proud Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry Consultant – (…and I’ll tell you a secret…. the discounts  for consultants are  A-MAZING!)   :)  (Check out my website here) :) —>  http://www.tracilynnjewelry.net/laurenholmes
  6. I actually love working out – I think in heaven, there will be a gym for me in my mansion!  …I love it all – ab work, Zumba, the elliptical, you name it…I love it!
  7. I would like to homeschool my kids or do a co-op when they’re school age, but I go back and forth depending on the day!lol…(I still have some time to decide) :)

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8. I am obsessed with lotion – I don’t feel complete if I don’t lather it on in the morning and before bed, and I love making my own diy products – mostly lotions and soaps.

9. The first time I ever dyed my hair was shortly after my 28th birthday, and only because it finally “clicked” that I was out of my mom’s house and no longer “forbidden” from doing so :)

10. I knew that I would marry my husband after a week and a half of knowing him…he did too!

11. I lost 80 pounds using an all natural heath supplement called Visi – read my story at the link below and leave a comment if you have questions.  It’s not about being skinny; it’s about being healthy enough to do the Lord’s work!  :)  http://teamvisi.com/laurenholmes/

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12. My favorite color is pink – I own pink everything…sheets, blankets, clothes, cell phone covers, etc.

13. I love writing out lists of my goals, and checking them off every time God helps me to meet them.

14. I love the water – the beach, pools, Jacuzzis, hot tubs, etc…I would love to live on a beach somewhere and get to swim all day and lounge around in a bathing suit, flip flops, and a sundress

15. I love crab legs and lobster tails, especially with hot butter for dipping!  (…although my frugal lifestyle does not permit me to eat them too much…lol…)

16. I love being a Mom!

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17. I am an extreme cheapskate – the Dollar Tree is my favorite store, followed by Wal-Mart

18. I hate to decorate…sometimes I wish I did on holidays and birthdays, but hey, that’s just how God made me :)

19. I hate to shop…I would much rather window shop, people watch, and eat lunch in the food court with friends.

20. I am a social butterfly.  Give me a room full of people, and I will work it! :)

21. I love to read, so much so that my husband calls me “bookworm.”  I will read until I’m tired, and then feel sad when my eyes are too droopy to keep going!

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22. I love being a wife – my husband is my best friend, and one of the only ones who truly understands my goofy, silly sense of humor!

23. I am not a morning person nor am I a night person – I’m more of a late afternoon/early evening person…by 4 p.m., I am “on” and ready to go!!

24. Sometimes I have so much energy that I will go on a writing spree or a cleaning spree – usually a writing spree.  :)

25. I collect pictures of cute baby animals – pigs, lambs, ponies, you name it! :)  ….Random, I know!lol…

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16 Responses to “A little about me…”

  1. Jessica June 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I also am working on my first book. I hope you are making more progress than me :) What is your book about? So excited for you!

    • lholmes79 June 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

      You’re welcome! I loved your blog! :) My book will be about everything – marriage, kids, friendships, relationships, sex, finance and fitness from a godly perspective. I’m done but just editing. What’s your abouts?? :)

  2. Michelle July 3, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    I have really been enjoying your blog!!! I will def sign up for your emails, I love reading your topics on the link parties!!!

    • lholmes79 July 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Thanks Michelle! I am glad that someone’s reading and being blessed by them! If you ever want me to write about anything specific, please let me know! :) Blessings!

  3. Becca July 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    I am so happy to have met you! I am an aspiring children’s author and screenwriter. And I would love to marry and have kids one day, raising my children to be godly adults and having my husband call me “blessed” as well. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your bio and subscribed to your posts via email. :)

    • lholmes79 July 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      You will have all that and more! :) Wow – a children’s author?? That’s so cool! I have thought about doing children’s books too sometimes down the line. I have to remind myself to do one project at a time!lol…Be blessed!

  4. Michy loving our journey August 3, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Hi :)

    Repsonding to your fb post on guest posters…feel free to contact me if you are looking for a GP in September… :) (Sorry, I didn’t see an email address here to try and for whatever reason couldn’t pm on fb.)

    • lholmes79 August 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

      Michy I would love you to guest post in September! :) Or August! I’m emailling you now. :)

  5. Lala January 22, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    Hi! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. One of my goals is to write a book and I think it’s so awesome that your book is out. If you don’t mind me asking…how did you start…besides coming up with the content…did u find a book publisher? What were the steps in achieving your goal to write a book. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you. :)

    • lholmes79 January 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      Thanks Lala! The book started from the blog, and I always blog about issues that I feel strongly that God wants me to share on or talk about. :) I just put together a few themes I felt strongly on liken marriage, finance, fitness, etc., and then did a few edits and will have a few proofreaders do final edits. I am using Xulon press. If you have other questions you can always email me at lholmes79@gmail.com. :) Blessings, Lauren

      • Lala February 1, 2013 at 5:22 am #

        It is so interesting that you mentioned that it started with your blog. As a fellow Jesus lover..God has called me to start a blog and knowing nothing of it it has lead me to following my dream to write a book along with other lessons. Thank-you so much for your help. Keep up the great work on your blog. Your blog is inspirational and all the best for your book.
        God Bless :)

      • lholmes79 February 4, 2013 at 10:01 am #

        That is so exciting Lala! Yes – keep doing everything that God has called you to do. :) The book is all done and being sent to publishers this week for production. Let me know if you need anything else! Blessings, Lauren

  6. Viola Bennett February 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Hello,
    My name is Viola Bennett and I work for a company that has lots of material on marriage and parenting and would love to guest blog on your site as well or provide any other services that you might need as well in the content area.

    • lholmes79 February 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      Hello Viola! I would love for you to guest blog; thanks for stopping by! :) Feel free to email me at Lholmes79@gmail.com. Have a great day! Blessings, Lauren

  7. Emily January 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    We are currently casting Extreme Cheapskates and would love to learn more about your frugal ways. Please email us at extremecheapskates@gmail.com. Thanks!

    • lholmes79 January 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

      Awesome – I love that show, and will send over an email tomorrow. :) Thanks, Lauren

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