About Me!

Hi! My name is Laurel! Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out THE HIVE!

This blog originally started as a place to post updates about my paper company, The Lovely Bee. When I started out, I didn’t expect this to turn into the lifestyle blog and personal creative outlet that is has since become! I’ve enjoyed the direction that THE HIVE has organically taken over the years and hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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Newborn family photography with Mississippi photographer Lauren Liddell

I married my best friend Price in 2009 and since then, we have grown our family by twin beagles (Dover and Delta, who we sadly lost to a car accident in late 2018), a sweet rescue hound (Ringo), a little boy (Wilson – December, 2014) a little girl (Lily Ryan – February, 2016), and another sweet baby boy (Dempsey – November, 2018.) I love my family so much!

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I love a good margarita with a side of queso dip.

I LOVE to travel, whether it’s just down to New Orleans or across the ocean.

Speaking of New Orleans, I often crave the food from Elizabeth’s and Port of Call. I have vivid dreams about the amazingness of these restaurants!

My main gigs, wifehood and motherhood, are way harder and way more awesome than I ever could’ve dreamed. So thankful that God saw fit to put my best friend and me in charge of our precious children!

My “day job” (which is part time) is as the social media manager and content creator for SummerHouse. This store is incredibly fabulous if you’re ever looking for a beautiful shop to pop into! ­čÖé

My second toe is longer than my big toe. Fair warning in case you ever catch a glimpse in a photo. ­čśë

My relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing in the world to me!

My favorite colors are white and yellow.

Many moons ago, I had a small modeling contract with an agency in New Orleans, which gave me a wonderful taste of the fashion industry! It was during that season that I discovered my love for Harper’s Bazaar and timeless fashion with a little edge. It was also during that season that I got to walk a runway for Betsey Johnson! XO!

I’m six feet tall. So sometimes when I wear heels, I may or may not be a smidge taller than my husband.

Speaking of him, my husband makes me laugh til my face hurts almost every day. I’m #blessed!

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I’m honored that you’ve chosen to stop by! ­čÖé Thank you for the company!

Have a beautiful day and please check back often! XO!

laurel