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Happy NEW YEAR!

As you all know, I’ve taken a solid two year break from regular posting on this space. Since then, a lot of life has happened. Many of you probably thought I completely retired. So did I.

The truth is, that I’ve missed it here. This space has been calling me back for some time, I just didn’t know how I should break back into it. Blogging is a funny thing. It’s an online journal for the whole world to see and being the “private” person I consider myself to be, sometimes it just didn’t jive well with me. I felt vulnerable more times then not. Sometimes judged. But as we all know, no story is perfect. We are all a work in progress and saved by grace on the daily. With that being said, I’ve made a commitment to myself to get back into “blogging”. If for anyone, myself. Weather its pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, I feel most alive when I can express myself through my words.

So there you have it. Im brainstorming my thoughts and hope to bring you lots of picture heavy posts from the heart, DIY’s, a little bit of fashion, and of course party planning because lets face it, we all love a good party.

I’ll be back soon. Promise.

March 13, 2015

We have a DATE and VENUE.

On March 13, 2015, Josh and I are GETTING MARRIED in Malibu, California.

I couldn’t be more excited to marry my best friend.

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This entire process has been completely surreal and something I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl. Stepping into wedding gowns, picking colors, choosing my best girls to be by my side, interviewing vendors to create our picture perfect day, planning our life as husband and wife. An extra bonus to this whole journey is getting to share it with my sweet girl Landyn. She is so excited for “our wedding”. There is nothing better.

I’ll share more details as we finalize more. You can follow my Pinterest wedding board “Becoming Mrs. Baltimore” to see my inspiration for our “rustic glam” themed wedding.

It’s been years of up’s and down’s for me and I couldn’t feel more confident about Josh and I’s future. I’m SO excited to close my chapter on “life as a single mom” and embark on this journey as one. Life has been good to me.

Our Engagement Update

It’s been an incredible 3 weeks as an engaged women. I’m still on a total high.

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Josh and I have begun searching out venues and are learning SO much. This is completely new territory for the both of us. With each tour and bridal show, we are learning a little bit more about what we want and don’t want and are able to narrow in on our vision. There’s a location near our hometown that has drawn me in from the first time Josh and I first stepped foot on the property just months after dating. I went back there this past weekend as a bride to be, and it all felt so real. I hope we can announce a date and location soon.

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Josh was out of town on business this past weekend and Landyn was with her dad, so my mom packed up her bags and stayed the weekend with me. She showed up Friday afternoon with a stack of wedding magazines and spent the whole weekend helping me get ideas for Josh and I’s special day. We shopped, went out to eat, had heart to heart chats, decorated my house, played hair salon (yes, my mom highlights my hair), toured a wedding venue, and stayed up watching chick flicks and eating ice cream. It’s been forever since we’ve done that. There is nothing like a mother’s love.

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10612549_10154466769720367_5627723777873285591_nRan into this beauty at a Bridal Show. Such a small world and amazing treat. 

So thankful to both of my parents for always loving on me and sharing in my excitement right now. Their support and willingness to give Josh, Landyn and I a wedding is pretty darn awesome. How lucky we are to have their love. Love you Dad and Mom.

More to come…

Introducing the Blonde Lab

When I started this blog almost 5 years ago, I went into it blind. I simply thought I was creating a platform for family and friends to keep up with my new family. I had been given the most perfect gift and I wanted to share every milestone, every outfit, every adventure as a new Mom. Little did I know that this blog would morph into so much more. It would become a personal testament to my growth into motherhood, my place to document one of the hardest points in my life, a place where I’d be blessed by friendships I would have not otherwise known, and my greatest source of inspiration that pulled talents from me that I never knew existed.

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Through the years, this blog has allowed me to test the waters in different areas. Crafting. Shop owner. Fashion. Health. Personal style. I’ve been all over the board. But I needed that. I needed to test out different interests and find the one that really sticks. I needed to find my voice. My “why” in this whole thing.

I have been going back and forth with my direction for this blog for 3 years now and it finally feels right. I’ve out grown my name here and I knew it was time to close a chapter. “Leelala” was a time in my past. It will forever be a part of who I was, and I have a beautiful daughter that will uphold that “Lee” name. That’s her’s to shine through. Moving forward it doesn’t feel right as my brand anymore. I’m Lindsay Roberts. That’s my identity and a name that I am proud to call mine.

Think of this as simply a redirection. Same “me”, just more on purpose about my nitch. My goal is to narrow in on my true passions and what allows me to shine. To stand out and not get lost in the shuffle. The blog world isn’t what it used to be and it’s easy to get lost in the mix. I was starting to feel like I was treading water, not taking this space to the next level.

Thank you all for following me on this crazy journey. I feel like some of you are family to me because you have stood by me through it all. My life as a new mom, my struggles, my happiness, my lessons, my growth. Thank you. You all have a special place in my heart.

I can’t wait to see what’s in store.