Pretty Much Me

Pretty Much Me…

I have no middle name. Just Laura-Ann (  Not Laura.. but I get that a lot).

I have been on Instagram for a few years now.. My blog is a little younger… I was so nervous to start it but I’m so glad I finally did. If you’re considering starting your own blog, I urge you to put yourself out there and go for it, try not to worry what others think. It’s opened up a completely different world for me and I am so thankful for all the opportunities that have come from it. Just do it.

I am hitting the big 3-0 this month ( 28th November).  I was married at the ripe young age of 24 ( true love eh? ) . I had Bertie aged 27 and George at 29. My husband Chris and I went to school together and got engaged after four years.. We got married 9 months after that.

I work part-time as an estate agent here in Northern Ireland… Currently I’m on maternity, but will be returning on a 3 day week in February. It’s a lovely job helping people and I genuinely don’t know why people don’t like us… We are nice.. promise.

I have always loved being creative. I joined the WI ( Woman institute ) when I was 11 years old , just so I could go on their craft weekends. It was usually me and a lot of grannies, but I loved it. Teaparty’s, flower arranging and unlimited cakes.. What’s not to love?

Despite my pretty Instagram lifestyle I have a serious liking for Hip hop & R’N’B.. Totally gansta over here!! Think Jay-Z and Kayne.. Who would have thought?

My two boys were born by C section. Bertie was emergency and George was elective. I can confirm it’s not the easy way out. They are my whole world and you can read more about raising boys here.

I send at least 5 emails to myself every day. I have an awful memory and I’m terrified of forgetting things or events so emails is my choice of reminder.

I cannot stand mushrooms, it could even be a phobia!The look, the smell, ill not even mention the taste.. yuck!

I always smile for pictures, despite having ‘prominent teeth’ as a child ( I’m not saying the B-T word .. it still haunts me )  .A brace pushed them back in, but they are still pretty big.

I cannot pout , I look like I’ve been stung by a wasp… So it’s always a cheeser of a smile from me.

I get really travel sick – Planes, cars, boats trains…. I always carry a little bag with me!

I met Kate Middleton ( my idol) at a garden party in 2016. She asked me my name and I was so gobsmacked I couldn’t speak. I had planned to say many many things, but nothing would come out. She then complimented my dress and moved on. I continue to believe if I had have been able to speak we would have become extremely close friends 😉

I turn into a pumpkin past 10pm… all my friends know never to contact me after 10pm… I’m fast asleep, even on weekends ( rock and roll!! )

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  1. Lisa g
    November 22, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Some fantastic info there! You sound lovely and i enjoy yr ig posts! I am a new follower so it was good to learn something about you. Thank you. 😀😆👏👍 x

    • lauraann
      November 22, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thanks Lisa for the lovely comment !! ❤️😘

  2. November 22, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I have been following your Instagram for ages but it’s so good to find a bit more about you and get a greater insight into yours and your lovely family’s life, thank you for the post! X

    • lauraann
      November 22, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks so much Natasha xxx

  3. Saori
    November 22, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Hi, I’m Saori from Japan. i don’t remember how i started following you on ig but all the pics you upload are so pretty💕 I love seeing your pics.
    Always looking forward to your post!

    • lauraann
      November 22, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Thanks so much Saori xx

  4. Julie
    November 22, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Thank you for sharing. You have a lovely smile and lovely teeth. Your wedding dress is gorgeous.
    Enjoyed reading your blog. Very well written.
    Enjoy your 30th Birthday next week. I loved my 30’s. Wish I could do that decade again.
    Take care & keep up the interesting blogs & Insta stories 💕

    • lauraann
      November 22, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Hi Julie thanks so much for taking the time to comment !!! Thank you .. can’t wait to celebrate it xx

  5. Dawn
    November 22, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    You are absolutely lovely Laura-Ann and I love your beautiful Insta-Stories! Thank you for sharing ❤️

    • lauraann
      November 22, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks so much Dawn xxx

  6. November 22, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Lovely to “meet” you 🙂

    I had 3 sections – definitely not the easy option!

    You have such a lovely smile, I could never imagine you being self conscious about it!!

    Kate definitely would have been your best friend 👸🏻🙋🏼

    • lauraann
      November 22, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Awww thank you Jan xxxx

  7. Leanne
    January 2, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Hi there, this is the first time I’ve read your blog and that was hilarious (especially the part about Kate Middleton) as she’s my idol aswell and I totally would have done the same thing.

    • lauraann
      January 2, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Hehe thanks leanne… I had planned to say so many things .. couldn’t speak a word! So so embarrassing 🙈🙈🙈 xxxxx

  8. Sue
    January 2, 2018 / 9:44 am

    I started following your Instagram after Lauren @ Hunters & Heels recommended you – I think you’re both wonderful and such lovely families! You have made me realise I need more prettiness in my life so starting this year with many more flowers 🌸💐😀 Thank you! x

    • lauraann
      January 2, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Awww thanks Sue !! Never too many flowers!! Hehe !! Happy new year xxx

      • Sue
        January 2, 2018 / 3:09 pm

        I would love to read the article about you and your beautiful home in 25 Beautiful Homes … could you very kindly let me know which issue it was in? Many thanks Laura-Ann & Happy New Year to you too!! xx

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