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.

Yes, I have a stockpile. Most of my family swears they will live through the apocalypse at my house.

I have spent countless hours researching my family history and hope to publish a book some day.

I am the designated dessert girl for every family event. Fun fact? With some help, I baked our wedding cupcakes and pies.

You name it, I do it. Furniture refinishing, Halloween costumes, seasonal decor. And yes, I DIYed the majority of our wedding.

Not professional, just a hobby. I’ve recently been starting family yearbooks since 4×6 photos are becoming a thing of the past.

My husband is to blame. He started me out on Oblivion and I’ve never looked back. Favorites include Elder Scrolls, Overwatch, Borderlands and pretty much anything on a Super Nintendo.

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 it will always have to do with fashion or 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 the Body Blast Workout 2x 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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