6 BBC Period Dramas to Watch Now

throw back to some iPhone 4s 2014 photography when I took a trip to England and toured Chatsworth – Pemberly from Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Hey you, lovely you!

Hope your Memorial Day weekend has been lovely so far!

Tonight I wanted to share a few of my favorite things to watch – if there’s one thing I’m a little too obsessed with, it’s BBC period dramas.

Seriously, I could recite almost all of the 5 hour long Pride and Prejudice mini series, and I would choose BBC period dramas over ANYTHING – really!

So I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites, and a new one I’ve just started watching this week! I mean, who doesn’t need some new entertainment these days?

  1. Pride and Prejudice Mini Series (1995) – no, not the one with Kiera Knightley… you definitely need to spend 5 hours watching this. SO, SO worth it!

2. Persuasion (2007) – This is one of the MOST beautifully films I’ve seen – the cinematography is incredible and I love the sweet story! If you’ve seen the 1990s version (*cringe*) don’t let that scare you away – this is completely different!

3. Sense and Sensibility Mini Series (2008) – My ALL TIME favorite Jane Austen adaption! You’ll see why once you watch it. (oh, but you’d better be sure to skip that first scene…) Anything filmed on the coast has my heart for sure!

4. Little Women Mini Series (2017) – I feel like this adaption is so underappreciated because of the Greta Gerwig version that came out at Christmas, and sure I personally do prefer the one with Timothee Chalamet (I mean, who wouldn’t? 😍) but I love love love that this 2017 version is a mini series, so you can really see the characters develop! Highly recommend!

5. North & South Mini Series (2004) – Okay, I’ll admit the #1 reason I like this show if for the soundtrack, but the story is intriguing too! Must say it’s kinda depressing because it’s set in a bleak city, (and, spoiler alert! some people die…) but if you’re in a melancholy mood, this is the show for you!

6. Howard’s End Mini Series (2017) – I left this one for last because I know the least about this! My sister Emma and I started watching this just last week and were IN AWE of the beauty – costumes, accents, actors, sets – they’re the epitomy of perfection! Disclaimer the story is not action packed, but it’s still sweet! I’ve only seen the first 2 epidosdes, so I can’t fully assure you that it’s good, but so far I’m in love!

Just now realizing that 5 out of 6 of these recs were mini series – guess now you see that I love those more than average-length movies haha! If you watch any of these, let me know your thoughts!

Lots of love,

Lauren

My FIRST YouTube Video // Spend the Day with Me in Quarantine!

Hey you, lovely you!

Welcome to my blog:)

Life has been so strange for me lately. Well, I think it has for all of us. All the motivation I ever had seems to be thrown at the window and I’m constantly confused as to what day it is and what I’m supposed to be doing. Life is pretty boring… 

Do you relate?

Well, in this boredom, I decided to start my own YouTube channel! I’ve ALWAYS loved YouTube and vlogs and all things video and can’t wait to create more content on there! I’ve linked my first video EVER right here! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts – oh, and don’t forget to subscribe;) 

I’ll see you next time! Don’t forget to stay close to Jesus!

Lots of love,

Lauren

Spring Speckled Jumpsuit

Hey y’all! Hope you have had a lovely weekend! Mine has been so relaxing. I spent yesterday with the fam listening to sermons, looking at flowers in town, and eating a delicious chocolate cake my sister made! Today we were gardening all morning (or what was left of it since I got up at 11 haha) in the glorious sunshine and took photos in the afternoon! Facetimed some sweet of friends this evening and got all caught up! It was the SWEETEST day!

SO excited about todays post – this jumpsuit is the cutest! I ordered at the beginning of April and finally got it the other day! Even cuter in person than online.

I love literally everything about this! I think the best part is the pattern – not quite polka-dots, so I call them speckles:)

Also, I’ve NEVER worn a jumpsuit before – kinda crazy! Now I am totally in love, I will definitely be adding some more to my wardrobe! Another part I love about this jumpsuit is the yellow/rust color. The website called is Ochre, which I have never heard in my life, but it’s just so fun and perfect for a spring to summer.

Not only does it have the sweetest gathered waistline, but there are POCKETS! And they fit my phone perfectly. Anything with pockets is a must-have!

You definitely need this jumpsuit – especially because it is ON SALE for under $20!

Thanks so much for reading friend! Hope you had a lovely weekend and best wishes for the new week!

Lots of love,

Lauren

Introducing Wildflower Northern!

Hey you! Welcome back to the blog. I am so excited about today’s post! Introducing my new brand name WILDFLOWER NORTHERN.

My main goal here at Wildflower Northern is to spread the joy of Jesus around like wildfire! I can’t imagine what I’d do without His boundless joy – and I want you to experience it too!!

You cannot imagine the time I have spent trying to come up with a name for this blog… All my friends have even lost count of how many times I change the name, and I think maybe I have too haha! At last we have the perfect name!

I chose Wildflower Northern because it is so perfectly me. I’m from the Northern United States, and honestly I put that there becuase I think it sounds cool haha;) and I have a lifelong LOVE of wildflowers – they’re just so carefree and colorful, just like I try to be – so what could be better than to use these two parts of my life as the name? At last I’ve found it!

I wanted a name that could encompass any direction I wanted to take the blog. For now, I’m going for a faith and fashion platform, but who knows what the future holds – all I know is that I am beyond excited to be on this adventure and to have you along!!

I guarantee you fashion tips are coming your way SOON!

God has been working on my heart in so many ways, and I can’t wait to see where He brings me with blogging:)

Thanks so much for reading sweet friend! Do feel free to share my blog with anyone you know so they can follow along as well:) The more the merrier!

Lots of love,

Lauren

More You

“Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)

Personally, I think this is the hardest verse in the Bible to obey. And I think our society could say the same thing. “Be you”, “Do you”, “Love yourself” – sayings like this surround us night and now. Of course I believe that self-love and self-care are very important, but I think that it’s time we take our life focus off ourselves, and pay more attention to those around us – like Jesus did.

I’ve found that constantly focusing on myself and fulfilling my own desires leaves me empty. Jesus knows that, and that is why He calls us to do something that leaves us alive and energized! Serve.

Serving doesn’t always have to mean doing huge projects like helping build someone’s house or opening a food kitchen. While big serving projects are wonderful, Serving can also be simply. It can be simply reminding ourselves throughout our day – more you.

So much focus is on me, my way, my life. If we simply turn our main focus off “me” and onto “you” it makes a world of difference. The little things don’t matter so much. Someone cuts you off in traffic? Instead of angrily asking how could they do that to ME? we could swith to thinking I wonder what would drive YOU to do that, YOU must be having a bad day. And then the focus is off us. The irritation melts away, and we have more empathy.

How I’ve started reminding myself to focus on others is writing this little mantra on my hand “More You”. Every time I look down and see if, I ask myself – how can I respond better, more focused on others? This has helped me so much over the past few days and I want to encourage to do the same!

Lifting our eyes off of “Me” and onto Jesus changes the way we think and live. “Me” is lost from sight as selfishness melts away into a selfless love for others.

Will you choose with me today to “value others above yourselves”? It will truly change your life.

Thanks so much for reading sweet friend – stay close to Jesus,

Lots of love,

Lauren