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Introducing the new LD website + a giveaway!

Desktop stock photo by Shay Cochrane

Hello, new friends!

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my brand new website! This beauty has been over a year in the making, and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you!

My name is Laura, but most of my friends and family call me ‘LD’. I love to bake, design, travel, and let my creative side run wild from time to time. I’ve got a knack for organizing and a slight obsession with cupcakes, so you’ll find no shortage of either here. To learn more about me, you can check out my ‘About’ page.

I am so excited to use this website as a platform to share all of my ideas and to connect with some amazing people. I hope you’ll join me on this adventure as I share recipes, projects, printables, as well as a few stories from my travels and life. If you like anything DIY, organized, colorful, or fun, you’re in the right place!

One of the reasons I wanted to create this website was to connect with other creative and inspiring people. If you ever want to say hello or work together, please don’t hesitate to reach out and send me a message through this site or send me an e-mail at hello@lauradrayton.com. I can’t wait to meet you and hear your ideas! Or, connect with me via social media. I’m still behind on the Twitter trend, but you can find me on Instagram (my favorite!), Facebook, and Pinterest. For more information about working together, or being featured in my shop, be sure to download the ‘work with Laura’ media kit.

Finally, I want to introduce you to a project I just launched that is near and dear to my heart called ‘Love in Motion’. While I love baking, projects, and all of the fun things that come along with being a creative, my heart was made for giving, and I intend on passing on some of the love and support I have been so lucky to have. To read more about this project, or to join me in keeping love in motion, check out this page.

To kick off my website launch, I wanted to host a special giveaway featuring prizes from the Kate Spade office collection.  I am giving away a set of gold polka dot file folders and gold acrylic desk accessories to dress up your office!  To enter, you can check out my Facebook page, follow me on Pinterest, or leave a comment below to introduce yourself (which is worth a double entry, because I would love to meet you all!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The creative process behind building a website from scratch has been a wonderful, crazy, stressful project and I have to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. First, to my inspiring and always gracious web designer, Cathy, who put up with my indecisiveness and stuck it out to create a gorgeous design for me. Second, to my website coder, Jenné, who helped walk me through the 864 steps of transferring my domain and ensuring that this baby is running smoothly. Next, to Kyleen and Lauren, the remainder of the love-inspired design team, for ensuring that everything went off without a hitch. Of course, to my ridiculously talented product photographer, Shay Cochrane, for creating stunning images for both my site (including the styled desktop stock photo above!) and blog. Lastly, to all of my supporters, including friends, family, and all of the lovely people who stopped by today to say hello.

You are amazing!

 

62 Comments

  • Reply
    Ce Ce
    February 14, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Hello, Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway! You site is beautiful! I am very inspired by your work!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      You’re so welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    sarah
    February 14, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Hi Laura! I have been admiring your work on Instagram and on Etsy. I love the new website and all of your hard work is inspiring!! Best wishes to you in your endeavors!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      Thank you so much! Not many people know about my Etsy site – I’m trying to find a way to better incorporate it with the rest of my work! I’m looking forward to bringing everything together!

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    Katie Dittman
    February 15, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I love following your blog and Instagram! So excited about your shop!! Keep up the great work!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Thank you! Instagram is my favorite – there’s always something inspiring to see!

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    Chanel Cumberbatch
    February 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Congratulations on the new site!! It looks beautiful!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Thank you Chanel!

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    Anissa Willis
    February 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Laura, love, love, LOVE the new website! Congratulations and looking forward to seeing more of your work and gorgeous pics!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    Sarah Sherman
    February 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Laura, I just love your stuff and the things you blog about! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with all of us! :)

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      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      Thank you so much – you’re too sweet!

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    Amber R
    February 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats on the new website. looking forward to following along! :)

    • Reply
      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      Thank you!

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    Erin J.
    February 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulations on the new site!! LOVE!

    • Reply
      Laura Drayton
      February 16, 2015 at 11:48 pm

      Thanks Erin! I hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day goodies!

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    Bri
    February 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Congrats on the new site! It’s lovely!!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 18, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you!

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    iespana
    February 17, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Love the new website! I love how you used Shay’s images!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks so much! I LOVED working with Shay and am so glad part of her style is on the site!

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    Brittany
    February 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I just started following but everything I’ve seen so far I love! You have great style!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 20, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Becca Olsen
    February 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Love your posts on Instagram! You are a doll and so inspirational

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      Laura Drayton
      February 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks love!!

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    Sarah Nichole
    February 21, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    The site is very pretty!! I love following all of your wonderful work! This giveaway is the sweetest!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you! I’m excited to see who wins!

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    Kathryn Retherford
    February 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I love the layout! Very beautiful & easy to navigate! It is not a “clutter” to look at, which is what I look for in websites! Bravo! I’m Kathryn, I live in Richmond VA, however I’m moving soon to sunny Florida and will be working from home. (your desk photo has provided me with inspiration!) I’m just a normal gal that is drawn to girly sites so I’m happy to have found yours :)

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      Laura Drayton
      February 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      Hi Kathryn! I have family in Florida, and love visiting there (especially when it’s so cold in Michigan!) Thank you so much for the kind words – I hope you’ll stay in touch!

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    Jamie Almeida
    February 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I’m following you on Instagram as well! I love your website! It is so chic and modern looking. Congrats!
    Sincerely,
    Jamie @pinkstwabewies

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thank you so much!

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    Megan Schmidling
    February 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Love the Kate Spade desk accessories! And your website is absolutely gorgeous!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thank you! I love them too, and thought they would be the perfect fit for the giveaway!

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    Kirsten
    February 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I love your posts on IG and your blog looks amazing as well! And, great giveaway idea, who doesn’t love everything Kate Spade? :-)

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

      I agree – Kate Spade is my favorite! Thanks so much for the kind words!

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    Katie
    February 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Congrats on the launch of your new website! It looks beautiful. I’m a fellow Midwesterner – a Chicago fashion/beauty blogger with a alive for graphic design and coffee! I hope to connect again soon. Best of luck :)

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thank you! I love “meeting” fellow bloggers and learning from them, so please stay in touch! And stay warm!

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    Jess
    February 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Congratulations on the new site!! Love your work Laura! xo

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Thank you so much!! xo

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    McKenzie Fussell
    February 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    So excited about this! Can’t wait to see who wins. LOVE THE SITE!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

      I’m excited to pick a winner today and can’t wait to host more giveaways in the future – they’re so fun! I loved working with you and hope you’ll stay in touch!!

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    Caroline Ciener
    February 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Laura! Congrats on the website launch!! I love your blog and instagram, it would be an honor to win your giveaway! I have over 151,000 followers on my tumblr if you ever need any extra advertising done, let me know!
    -Caroline @ Rainboots & Retail

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Hi Caroline! Thanks so much for the kind words! I will be sure to keep your contact info close for future advertising!

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    Brittany Carollo
    February 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Laura!! Love your site :) I follow you on Instagram and Facebook. I bought the Kate Spade nesting boxes and Bando pens from your site a fews weeks ago and am in love with them. I also have to say I love the cute stickers you use on your packaging! Love the give away <3

    -Brittany

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Hi Brittany! Thanks so much for your kind words and support! Those Kate Spade nesting boxes are definitely the most popular product in the shop, and one of my favorites as well!

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    Jenny Bridwell
    February 27, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful website…I am a web designer and developer so I appreciate the understanding that it is not as easy as it seems!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thank you so much! It was certainly a process, but so worth it! I’m excited that it’s finally launched!!

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    Alexandra Martinez
    February 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Congratulations! And your website is gorgeous!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Thank you so much! I’m really happy with how it turned out!

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    Jessica
    February 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I have been following you on Instagram. You are one of my “inspirational” accounts to follow. I love seeing people do what they LOVE for a living. I’m hoping to carve myself out a piece of the creative pie so I can have fun and share love for a career. :) Congratulations on your beautiful website.

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Thank you so much – you made my day! Taking a leap of faith to pursue a creative career has been overwhelming, but so worth it! I hope you will follow your own heart and pursue something you love. If you every want to get in touch, you know where to find me!

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    Olivia Peacock
    February 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Laura! I love your products they are adoreable and unique!

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      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Thank you so much!

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    Erika
    February 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Laura! I absolutely love your style! I follow you on IG and I’m always so impressed by everything you post. As a graphic designer, I’m always looking for new inspiration, and your posts, as well as your beautiful website, are chock full of it! Thanks for the inspiration, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

    • Reply
      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:24 am

      You are so sweet! Thank you! I am still finding my way around the creative world, but am so excited for what’s next!

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    Sarah Anne Hayes
    February 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Gorgeous site, lady! Congrats on your launch! I’m loving the little gold confetti dots up at the top. So fun! :)

    • Reply
      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thank you so much! It’s been so fun to see everything come together!!

  • Reply
    Laura B
    February 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Love the Instagram feed and the shop! :)

    • Reply
      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thank you! Instagram is certainly my favorite social media outlet!

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    Couturegalchic
    February 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Congrats on the site. I love the layout.

    • Reply
      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thanks so much! It’s certainly been a fun project and I love the layout my web designer created!

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    Lori Venerdi
    February 27, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hello! Found your site while looking for desk accessories. I LOVE paper, pencils and all that stuff! My husband just built a “cloffice” for me and now it’s time to set it up!

    • Reply
      Laura Drayton
      February 28, 2015 at 10:43 am

      I love office supplies as well! It’s always fun to make your work space your own! Thanks for stopping by!

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