About Me


Who I am.
Hola, I’m Laura! I am a twenty-odd year old stay at home mom and wife. I am an extremely diverse person with too many interests and hobbies to list, but I’ll humor you – a bit.

My favorite title. ❤ I have one baby boy toddler (how time flies!) who has me wrapped around his little finger.

Yes, I have a stockpile. And it’s bigger than yours. Enough said.

Hours upon hours slaving over research. Best thing ever? Two monitors.

You name it, I’ve baked it. Pavlova. Wedding cupcakes. Ultimate Thanksgiving piecaken. Check, check and check.

Furniture refinishing, Halloween costumes, seasonal decor, party planning. Martha Stewart has nothing on me – except I did use her template for my bat porch decor.

Yes, I am THAT mom.

Blame my husband. Oblivion, Overwatch, Borderlands and pretty much anything on a Super Nintendo, except Metroid – the music does me in every time.

I love white teapots, The Munsters and hanging out in old, dirty places – perhaps cliché, but cemeteries included.

Petite Noir.
Petite Noir is a dedicated space for me to share with the world. I can’t promise that you’ll love everything I post, but I can promise that everything will be genuine. And most definitely odd.


Where do you live?
I was born, raised and currently live in a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia – the same area my fathers’ family has been since the 1700s.

What camera/lenses do you use?
I use an Olympus E30 that was given to me years ago by (now) husband. I received it then for my photography hobby, but I use it for everything! As far as lenses go, the one I use most often for the blog is the Olympus 50mm f2.0 Telephoto Macro Lens. I also use the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens , the Olympus 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Telephoto Lens and the Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Lens for personal photography.

Even if I didn’t use it for Petite Noir, I’d still use it as my main camera for daily life.

What is your workout routine?
I aim for five days a week. I love the Ballet Beautiful series and currently do the Total Body Workout 3x a week and “lift” (my husband says I do cardio with weights 😛 ) weights 3x a week. I also love the routines from This is Yoga and hopping on the treadmill on my off days.

What are your measurements?
5 foot, 4 inches / 113 lbs / 35 – 24.5 – 35

How do you lose weight / stay thin eating cupcakes?
Yes, that is a legitimate question I have been asked. Two words: discipline and compensation. You have to be disciplined enough to not eat five cupcakes and you have to compensate for it elsewhere in your day either by exchanging a food or working it out.

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