guest post & mary kay giveaway

Happy Monday Ladies! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was spent studying for my finals, but I can't complain because the weather was absolutely gorgeous & that made studying much more bareable! & I got to see some elephants walk down my street at 11pm last night -- & that was a site to see :] 

This week I have some amazing guest posts & a few giveaways so make sure you stop back by :] Have a great week! xx. ashlyn
Hi, my name is Laura from Our Reflection
A little about me. I’m a full-time working mom of two amazing daughters and an admirable, encouraging husband who are my life. I am, regrettably, a bit addicted to social media. I have a constant connection Facebook and Twitter wherever I am. I love Starbucks, the colors pink and yellow, mountain biking, and listening to the piano. My new addition seems to be blogging!

When I’m not working my 8-5 or being “mommy”, I’m a lifestyle photographer based out of Monterey, California. In my mind, I am ALWAYS thinking about photography. It never ends. My brain takes snapshots everywhere I go. 
Describe your parenting style in one word:

The phrase you use most often at home:
When life gets to hard to stand, kneel.

What's ALWAYS in your fridge:
Hazelnut Coffee Creamer {never without}

The last meal you made for your family:
Lemon herb chicken, scalloped potatoes and green beans.

The trait you hope your kiddos don't inherit:
My tongue. Something I'm working so hard at correcting, but I need to learn to be slow to speak and quick to listen instead of vice versa.

Your guilty pleasure:
Starbucks Grande Non-Fat Peppermint Mocha with Whip {it can make any day a better day}

Song you are currently singing out loud and in your head:
Chris Tomlin - And if our God is for us...

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A firefighter. No one ever believes it that was my passion when I was little. My grandfather was a fire captain and I grew up in the fire house. Still to this day, hearing the roar of a fire engine, the squeal of the siren, and the flashing of lights, gets me all excited. 

If you write a parenting book, what would it be called?
Rising children in His reflection. This is actually what I was thinking about when I came up with when choosing a name for my blog.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know "me" a bit better. Now it's your turn! I love to meet new friends. Shoot me an email to or comment on page HERE. Let's keep in touch!

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