Christmas

  • How to Make a Fabulous Christmas Tree Topper

    It’s here!  This is it, what you’ve all been waiting for.  I have finally put together a how-to video for my famous Christmas tree toppers!  Check out a little preview below and sign-up to get access to the all new video.      Read more…

  • More Christmas Tree Toppers!

    It’s Christmas time, my favorite time of the year and I’ve already decorated three Christmas trees, and I don’t even have one of my own this year.  It is bittersweet to not have a home to decorate. Here are the tree toppers I’ve done this year. This first one is of my dad’s church:   […] Read more…

Design & Interiors

  • Exterior Before and Afters

    Wow, a Year Really? I just realized I started this blog almost a year ago…..  My first post was August 30, 2011.  It was this.  “Diving into your first remodel.”  That’s so cute.  If only I had known, I would go on to do the entire house! About Salt and Sequins….  I started this a […] Read more…

  • Kitchen: before and after

    Our biggest undertaking was the kitchen.  I thought our master bathroom was, but that was a total joke and was an 1/8 the size of the kitchen. Plus, we were without a kitchen and laundry for a while, which was terrible.  We at least had two bathrooms, only one kitchen. Here are some before shots, […] Read more…

Health & Fitness

  • What We Eat Wednesdays #7

    The holidays are among us and it is usually the time of year that everyone goes completely ape crazy. Me included. But not this year. Not this time. I will not give in and gain weight. But I will not miss out either. If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a million times. Then […] Read more…

  • What We Eat Wednesday-Our Why

    First and foremost, I am not an expert.  This is in response to many of my friends and Facebook friends reaching out and asking me what Tim and I eat. This is the story of what brought Tim and I to the place of being “Plant Based” and how to start the process. Because it […] Read more…

Tasty

  • Spicy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

    2 Large Sweet Potatoes 1 T. of Olive Oil 2 Red Bell Pepper 1 Red Onion 2 Cloves of Garlic 2 T. of Cumin 1 T. of Cinnamon 1/2 T. of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 T.  of Chipotle Powder or Chili Powder 2 T. of Dried Oregano 2 Cups of Vegetable Broth 2 Cups of […] Read more…

  • What We Eat Wednesdays #5: Grocery Shopping

    So, my bestie called and asked what I usually buy at the grocery store, how do I shop. As you know, this has been a process of eating less processed food. As weeks go bye, I buy less and less processed food. We eat better and better, the more recipes and foods I find that […] Read more…

The Life of Lauren

  • 10 Things I Missed About Texas

    So as we drove closer to the great country of Texas, Tim and I started dreaming of all the things we had missed the last 13 months.  When you don’t think you’re going to live there again, you try not to think about all the things you’re missed, but now that we were returning, we […] Read more…

  • You’ve Been Asking… Okay maybe not.

    Tim and I are on a plane to San Diego and we just spent half the flight looking over the past four years of our lives in photos.  We have lived an amazing and blessed life.  Tonight, we are so worn out.  We boarded the plane and walked away from our home, finally finished, after […] Read more…