About Me

My name is Lauren Sammon (hence the blog name). I'm a 25 year old living in Richmond Virginia. I am happily married to the love of my life; we were wed on October 22, 2011. His name is Vladimir and he immigrated to the United States from Ukraine with his family in 2000. I've learned so much about myself, life, and culture since I've met him & could not be more thankful. Eastern European culture has become a huge part of my life and I LOVE it :) 


We are both avid DIYers. Vladimir in the renovation, mechanical, electrical, construction aspect; and me in the crafty, artsy, decor, cooking aspect. Vladimir is the epitome of a Handyman; having spent time as an electrician, contractor, granite installer, mechanic... If something's not working, he can fix it. As for me, I graduated from VCU with a BFA in Photography. I love making things with my hands and am always looking for a new project. I also spent the last 2+ years working at a Fine Dining restaurant in a 5 star hotel as a server/bartender and I've picked up a lot of knowledge of wine, food, mixology, etc. 
Vladimir and I at our wedding :) 
Vladimir bought the house we live in a couple years before we met (lucky for me, right? ;) ) As soon as we became serious in our relationship, he began renovating. It's been amazing over the years watching this house transform into our dream home, all thanks to my husband, his hands, and his amazing talent. Many of my blog posts will feature the different renovations in our home.


Recently we've seen several Food documentaries that opened our eyes to food and the way we approach it. We have since committed to changing our diet as well as trying to buy/eat local wherever possible. Lucky for us, Richmond Virginia has several options for farmer's markets and local vendors. 


I simply cannot have an about me section without mentioning our wonderful pets... We have a beautiful black cat named "Cat" and an adorable french bulldog named "Lucy."


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy! 
<3 Lauren