The New You & Lu!

Notice something different??? We have a new name! Welcome to the new YOU & LU.  Sometimes, change is necessary. It’s a sign of growth. A sign of hope. A sign of celebration. … and that’s EXACTLY why Lauren’s Lyst needed a re-birth. If you’ve been following along with me since the start, you’ll remember this space started solely as a personal diary documenting my quarter-life. Over the past year, however,…. Read more

Get Crafty with Christmas Ornaments

Let’s get CRAFTY! We’re going to channel some sweet childhood memories today… [except, now you get to spike your hot cocoa while you work on DIY ornaments]. Life is good. Create a cozy corner and build your own holiday decorations. We teamed up with Lauren Conrad’s site to show you six different ornaments. Keep scrolling for instructions [and learn how to make the others by clicking over to LC’s holiday…. Read more

Quick DIY Halloween Costumes

No Halloween costume yet?? That’s me… every. single. year. Cue the Google searches, glue-gun disasters and ghostly sheets. I mean, really…. why do we do this to ourselves?! Consider this a costume cheat sheet that doesn’t require tons of time, money, or insane DIY skills [thank god]. Here are three last-minute ideas you can all recreate. Best part? You can dress these up or down, depending on whether you need to…. Read more

DIY Metallic Pumpkins

Forget orange pumpkins. We’re going for gold. This DIY project is straight from the pages of Pinterest. The best part? Replicate the idea through Thanksgiving as centerpieces or place holders. Metallic puts a modern twist on a traditional decoration. Here’s what you need: spray paint (gold, white, silver + others). Small pumpkins. Scrap paper. Place your pumpkins on paper. Choose a color for each one and begin spraying. I recommend two…. Read more