!!We Are A Virtual Book Tour Host!! Feb1

I am very excited to host my first virtual book tour! My blog, Lauran Smith Dot Com, is hosting the first leg of the tour which begins on February 1st!

I invite you all to return to the blog on February 1st in order to see what’s going on!

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How much fun is this!!

Lauran

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7BLOGGERDAYS: JAN11 Favorite Moment

One of my most favorite moments is when I decided to start my own business!

I was hesitant to do so in such a trying economic time…but one day, while on a brief medical leave from my job, I formulated my plan! I also recall being selected for jury duty, and thinking to myself “there is a chance that I will NOT get called; let me take my notebook and write out some ideas”…and that’s exactly what I did! I did not get called that day for duty, so I spent a FULL 6 or so hours writing out my vision for my company.

Well, I’m coming up on a ONE YEAR of being an entrepreneur, and it feels great! I woke up this morning to an email from someone soliciting me for their brands, plus emails from clients updating me on things that they need…that instantly made me smile. I LOVE what I do, and I am grateful that I did not let the financial hardships of the world cut into my dreams! Once I got over my initially hesitancy, I discovered that everything needed to “Just Do It” was on the inside!!

I am a better woman for staying focused on my goals! I challenge you to do the same!

 

Blogger #ICON Series (3)

Yes!! Another amazing blogger to be added to my Icon series!! Meet Mrs. Ashley Patton!

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The new Ashley B. Patton poses at the former historic Warwick Hotel (now Hotel ZaZa) just before walking down the aisle to marry the man of her prayers. Styled in this gorgeous strapless organza, high-low ball gown, complemented by royal blue stilettos from Aldo, Mrs. Patton was dressed to impress her guests!

Bio: Ashley B. Patton is a full-time mother, wife, and educator. A Houston native, Mrs. Patton loves to spend her spare time reading lifestyle books and writing about her life’s experiences in her blog.

I met the new Mrs. Patton thru Courtney Nicole, who is also one of my Blogger Icons! One thing that I can say about Ashley is that she is dedicated to motherhood! I love the posts about her little angel, whether she’s dressed in her cutest outfits, or whether she’s not feeling so hot…Ashley makes me proud to say that GOOD Moms do still exist!

Meet my new blogger boo Mrs. Ashley Patton!! Follow her blog!

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Elle

Blogger #ICON Series (2)

Meet fellow Blogger Natalie Dianne Reed!

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Fashion Look:

Glasses: Prada
Top: Rue 21
Faux Fur Vest: NY&Co
Bangles: Body Central
Ring: Forever 21
Pants: MetroStyle
Shoes: Colin Stuart
*Mixing HIGH and LOW to get the look just RIGHT!

Photo Credits: Marcus Genosky of MarKey Photography (NYC)
Location: Wichita, KS

Occupation: Environmental Engineer by day, Martini Sippin, Fashion Blog Writin, Sky High Stilletto Wearin, Diva, Fashionista, Frugalista, Good Girl You OUGHT To Know (Glamazon By Night)

Hometown: THE Woodlands, TX (if you don’t mind, please keep the word THE capitalized…when the post goes up on your website and I let my friends and family know, they will get a kick out of it. I will have to explain the fabulous, utopia otherwise known as THE Woodlands, TX…LOL! 🙂 )

Passion: Hmmm…what am I passionate about? Fashion (DUH?!). Make-Up. Family. Friends. Fun…I’m in LOVE with all the things that make me…welllll…ME! xoxo

I met this beautiful bubbly blogger via Twitter through my girl Courtney Nicole (My first Blogger Icon), and THIS young lady is amazingly hustle-minded! She’s gonna “get it”, whether you can keep up or not! Aaaaaaaaand she showed me the ropes of eBay selling! Lol!! Follow her twitter page (@PBLB08), and visit her blog/website at http://www.pearliesfashionpassion.blogspot.com!

Elle

Blogger #ICON Series (1)

Meet my first Blogger Icon Courtney Nicole!

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Dress: Earthy animal print inspired Hi-Low hem dress (Poloy-Cotton blend)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Women’s Astor Platform Slingback Pump
Jewelry: Gold Chandelier Earrings with matching Gold/Orange Bracelets (The AccessoReese Closet http://www.accessoreesecloset.com/)
Diamond Ring (Rogers & Hollands Jeweler)

Blogger: Table for One: http://thistable4one.blogspot.com
Chicago, IL

“I am most passionate about LOVE in every since of the word! I feel that every “good” deed comes from some form of love, be it charity, friendship, commitment or whatever! I am a single woman doing everything I can to leave my mark! I just want to have impact! The writing’s I post to “Table for One” are a true account of my daily victories and struggles. I feel that my experiences may in-turn, help, inspire or set example to my readers! Not just single women, but people in general. I know that writing about my experiences help me and the fact that they just MIGHT help someone else is rewarding in itself!”

Courtney has this “light”, hidden in her spirit, but spilling out of her smile; she is such a sweet person, and is very honest and “transparent” in her blogs. Being single was never said to be easy, and she makes it clear that it’s perfectly ok! Follow her blog’s twitter account of @MsTable4One to stay updated on her posts, her success as a blogger, and to find out what she has in store in the coming months! You don’t want to miss out!

Elle

#ICONS (8)

Meet our newlywed Mr. Fred Anderson!

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Outfit Description: Slim Fit Calvin Klein Linen Suit
Jos A Bank Tailor Fit French Cuff Shirt
Tungsten Carbide Egara Cuff links
Joseph & Feiss 100% Silk Tie & Pocket Square
A.Cellini Brown Square Toe Shoes
Black Purple & Grey Argyle Gap Socks
Guess GC 3 Chronograph Watch

Career: U.S. Government Employee

Most Passionate: I’m most passionate about my God, Wife, Family, & being a better person. Learning new things extending my knowledge base and helping people.
Hobbies: Cars & Shopping

We absolutely love it when the men step up and show their fashion sense, and Fred’s style has always been on point!

Please join me in congratulating my 8th Icon on his recent nuptials, and saying hello to my friend, Mr. Fred Anderson!

#ICONS (7)

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My name is Indigo Donnelly representing Chi-town! I am a junior at SIUC majoring in Fashion merchandising (and styling). I have on a metallic silver crop top, black high waist leggings, and a pair of Jefferey Campbells. Something that I am very passionate about would have to be Fashion! It is something that I have always been interested in since I was a little girl. I love everything from vintage, to futuristic clothing and fashion is something that will be a part of who I am forever. I believe that you just need to possess the confidence, the attitude, and ROCK whatever makes you YOU! ^__^

Beautiful young lady, takes amazing pics, and we’ve become connected via twitter! Join me in welcoming my gorgeous Icon #7, Ms. Indigo Donnelly!!

Elle

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