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Fab Favorites Link Up: A Very Very Special Announcement

I hope you’ve enjoyed a fabulous start to December! As you may have read here and here, I’ve spent the week celebrating my 30th birthday – and what a magical few days it’s been. My Mom, Dad, sister Georgia, Chris and I all went to stay in a gorgeous beach house at a resort my family used to stay when we were younger. We have many special memories here and this week created even more…

After celebrating my 30th birthday with a beautiful family dinner on Wednesday night, I’d blown out the candles and was just about to cut my cake when a wonderful moment happened. I am so delighted and excited to share with you, Chris proposed… I am engaged!

It has been an amazing and surreal few days, we are so happy and sharing it with my family was tremendously special. I’m very blessed and lucky to have met such an incredible person – I feel beyond thrilled for my future with Chris and the life adventures we’ll enjoy together. I have to tell you, it all seems like a dream – but the best part is, it’s real and I am soaking in every second of this special time. My 30th will certainly be a birthday I’ll cherish and remember forever…

Lauren and Chris Final Collage

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Engagement Ring Photos

Birthday family Collage

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I’m excited to be joined by two fab Co-Hosts this week, Maria from The Classified Chic and Melisa from Living on Cloud 9. Be sure to check out their blogs and give them a warm hello! If you’re interested in co-hosting, just email me for details. Remember… you can share anything in the link up – a previous post, or a post about your favorite things. Whatever takes your fancy!

Friday’s Fab Favorites Link Up:

1. Please follow your Host Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’ or Instagram) and
Maria from The Classified Chic  (via Bloglovin’)
Melisa from Living on Cloud 9 (via Facebook)
2. Link up anything… it could be one of your previous posts that you like, or a post about your favorite things!
3. Please include a link back to this post within your post (because it’s such a nice thing to do!)
4. Now simply add your link below! We hope you all enjoy meeting other bloggers and discovering some new things.
5. If you would like to Co-Host Friday’s Fab Favorites, email [email protected] for more details!  

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  1. Congrats!!! What a special day 30 will always be – and he did great, that ring is stunning!! Enjoy the moment!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up & enter for a blanket scarf & an amazing mascara giveaway!

  2. Congrats Lauren!! So excited for you :) Wishing you both so much happiness!

  3. AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN!!!!!!!!! That deserves a big shouty comment from me in upper case… what a way to celebrate your 30th!! And the ring is Oh. My. God. Gorgeous…! Hehe you’ve made MY day with your news :)

    Catherine x

  4. Congratulations Lauren! What a beautiful ring. :)

  5. Oooh big CONGRATULATIONS to both of you! Happy Ever After :-)

    Gorgeous ring!

    P.S. Happy Birthday ;-)

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  6. That’s wonderful news Lauren! Congratulations!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  7. Congratulations! What a wonderful way to top off your birthday celebration! Your ring is beautiful!


  8. Hi Lauren – Happy Birthday and Congratulations on such a beautiful engagement! Wishing you many years of love and happiness! Hugs, Holly

  9. Congratulations! What a fun and happy time. Now the planning begins :)

    Happy Friday!
    xo Lulu

  10. congratsss!!! so happy moment! all the best for you and your family!
    have a great weekend!



    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  12. Congratulations!!! What an exciting time!!

  13. Aww, congratulations Lauren!! What a memorable week for you. Beautiful ring! ~Cynthia

  14. Congrats on your engagement. What exciting time you have ahead!!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  15. Congrats, doll! Exciting news! Wishing you both all the happiness in the world!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. Oh My goodness, a million congrats! What an amazing way to celebrate your 30th! Make sure to enjoy this engaged time as it is such a fun and special part of your life!

  17. Congratulations dear! Soak up every second of it! Your engagement will go by so fast! The ring is beautiful! Thanks for hosting the link up too!

  18. Congratulations! What an amazing week. I am so, so happy for you! Can’t wait to see wedding planning on the blog. You two look like a great couple!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  19. Beautystylegrowth says:

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday Lauren. God Bless!
    k at

  20. Congrats and Happy Birthday, what an awesome 30th Year celebration you receieved

  21. Congratulations! There is truly nothing more wonderful than sharing your life with someone and creating your own family. I wish you every happiness!
    Heather Wyancko

  22. Great photos:)

    Shall We Sasa

  23. Congrats!! X

  24. Congratulations, Lauren!!! What an amazing Birthday celebration and that ring…wow!!!! Wishing you both all the happiness in the world! Happy Happy Birthday!!!

  25. Happy belated birthday and Congrats!!

  26. Awwwwww best wishes on these great milestones Lauren – I am so happy for you!!!!


  27. Congrats, that is a FABULOUS ring! 30 is the best fyi.


  28. What an exciting birthday! Congratulations, Lauren, I’m so happy for you. It will definitely be a year to remember:)

  29. Looks like a beautiful birthday, and I love your outfit as well! Happy Friday.

  30. Lauren,

    1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So wonderful.

    2. Your ring is outrageous! Just stunning, stunning, STUNNING! Heartfelt love and good wishes to you both.


  31. Congratulations!!! The ring is gorgeous :)

    Kristina does the Internets

  32. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and wish you two all the best!

  33. So, I just found your blog today, and it looks like I stumbled across the most exciting day! Congrats! Ps- your outfit is amazing. Great leather skirt.

  34. congratulations Lauren :)))) nice bling too ;)

  35. Congratulations Laruen!! What wonderful news for you! Such an exciting and fabulous time in your life. xx, Conni

  36. Congrats Lauren, wishing you all the best!

  37. Congratulation, Lauren– hat is so exciting and such a sweet birthday surprise! Can’t wait to read about your wedding plans on here, but for now, enjoy your engagement!!

  38. Congratulations beautiful!! Such a perfect time of year too!

  39. Lauren, ahhhh I am so excited for you. What a special moment and birthday. Congratulations. Cant hear about your wedding preparations :-) How long have you been together?


  40. Brianne Bracco says:

    Yay!!!!! Nothing could top a perfect 30th birthday celebration more! Congratulations girly! So happy for you and your ring is absolutely stunning!!!

  41. YAY! Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe your birthday! Good for you lady, best wishes!!!!


  42. Congratulations!! What a fantastic birthday present! :)

  43. OMG!!! That is the best news of this week!! Congratulations and wish Chris and you the very best in life!! How amazing is the ring!! He did absolutely fabulous on the ring!!! Woohoo! Very evry happy for you Lauren..may all your dreams come true..and happy 30th once again!!

  44. Congratulations Lauren!!!!!! How wonderful for you both. And, your ring is gorgeous! Enjoy your engagement.

  45. Congratulations and happy birthday! That is one GORGEOUS ring!!


  46. Congratulations!


  47. Congrats!!! You are so beautiful…

  48. Congratulations! What an exciting time! And holy smokes, what a gorgeous ring!!

  49. Such wonderful news!! Congrats to you!!

  50. Priscilla - the wheelchair mommy Hedlin says:

    CONGRATS!!! That’s so awesome!

  51. Congrats lady! :)

    C’s Evolution of Style

  52. Congratulations!! How exciting what a memorable day for so many reasons! Truly happy for you, you will make a gorgeous bride!


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