hi there! my name is lauren and in the spring of 2014 my husband and i relocated to south texas after 26 years in the sunshine state.

with this move came some huge changes- i was afforded the opportunity to trade in my commuter gig for working from home, and found myself with approximately 2 extra hours in the day. i soon began utilizing my newfound free time to explore our new local, volunteer, make new friends, and developed a passion for cooking and baking. 

made to border was born as an online diary of sorts, to help me track my culinary progress, document fun findings in our new state, and freeze a few ordinary, but by no means less important moments in time. it features everything we love with heavy emphasis on my favorite recipes i've discovered, local eats, holidays, travels, home organization experiments, and of course anything on pinterest that grabs my interest!

as of 2017 we have jumped nearly to the other border, beginning the next chapter of our life in the bainbridge island area. our latest includes our pacific northwest adventures as we transition from east coast to west, by way of the southwest,