Happily Ever Parker


Mama Wants

One of the things about being a blogger is the ability to put together these ridiculous gift guides. Everyone does it, but I think it is just a way for all of us to just virtually hint to our significant other. (Even if a certain laser cut wedge is now on it's third wish list cough, cough). While any of these would make me a happy camper the truth is getting to spend the day with my girl is more than enough.

I just hope it's at least near the ocean.

With cheese.

And a little champagne.



This weekend was a busy one and part of me just wants to close this laptop and call it a wrap. But then that would mean I haven't shared any adorable leotard photos and well I just can't do that now can I? We had a weekend filled with friends and good weather, which is never a bad combination. I played baker in the kitchen and had fun creating this floral cake. Not one piece was left so I call that a huge success!

On Sunday P had her first gymnastics party and when I found out I totally ordered this adorable leotard in advance. I mean come on - you just don't get cuter than that! Add in a pair of leg warmers and my heart was on fire. This girl makes all my girl dreams come true.

I suspect everyone will get a goodnights rest this evening! Hope you had a lovely weekend!



Hello Friday! I welcome you with outstretched arms and a full on body hug. This week felt long and sluggish and I am ready for the weekend. So ya know, just the same feeling as every other Friday.

I have a couple things I am madly obsessing over this moment. One being this song, I think I listened to it over ten times yesterday. Okay I did listen to it over ten times. I am so one of those people. But seri it's worth a listen.

Another thing I have been obsessing about is anything bell sleeve. I think it's because of all the photos I've been taking. I just love how a bell sleeve photographs. We have a wedding to attend in September and I am thinking I need to just purchase this dress now.

I am headed to Southern California in two weeks to hang out with my sister. I am so excited for some sister time but a little nervous to fly with a toddler. Especially after having Steph's incident so fresh in my mind. It's a short fight so it shouldn't be anything too crazy - but if you have any tips throw them at me.

P has her first gymnastics birthday this weekend and you know I went and found the cutest floral leotard. I apologize in advance for the onslaught of photographs that will be coming your way on Monday.

Lastly I just created an Instagram for my photography account and if you have a follow to spare I would love if you followed along! You can find me under the handle @lauraparkerphoto or just click right here!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!