Lauren Scruggs Kennedy is my guest for The Happy Hour #137. Lauren is a Texas girl who was swept away to California by the love her life. She has a love for fashion that has been tightly sewn through interning in wardrobe for the CW’s Gossip Girl, the Michael Kors showroom in New York City, and reporting for New York, Paris, and Montreal Fashion Weeks. She's the author of two best-selling books and keeps up with a lifestyle blog that ignites honest talk and community by sharing stories rooted in balance.

You may recognize Lauren from new stories in 2011 when she lost her arm in a small airplane propeller. In my chat with Lauren, she shares about the events, her recovery, and her choice to have a prosthetic arm. Like many of the guests that we've had on The Happy Hour who have experienced extreme trauma, Lauren says in some ways she misses the days of suffering because of how completely dependent she was on God.

Lauren also shares about how she met and fell in love with her husband, Jason. Her parents were divorced for 7 years and got remarried when she was 11. In our conversation, Lauren shares about how that experience helped shape her view and expectations of marriage.

And finally, we chat about Lauren's newest ventures – including a dry shampoo line and a foundation which exists to bring hope, restore dignity, and ignite faith in girls and women with limb loss by providing beautiful cosmetic coverings for prostheses.

We just about covered it all in today's conversation. I am 100% that you're going to love getting to know Lauren. Make sure to send her a quick shout out and thank her for coming on The Happy Hour!

{You can listen to the Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Podcast show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Lauren's Blog

Lauren's Books: Your Beautiful Heart and Still LoLo

LSK Foundation

Lauren's Dry Shampoo: Stranded

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist + Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist + Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle

What Lauren is loving: flowers, yoga, Moon Juice

Music from Jason Poe

Connect with Lauren

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Connect with Jamie

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


Taking My Life Back


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