ALL ABOUT ME


Hey, hello! I'm Lauren

I’m a graphic designer, blogger, and mum. I started this blog with the goal of informing and inspiring others through crafts, parties, decorating, colour, and creative passion.

I know (and totally get) that it can be difficult to find an outlet for these things. Oftentimes just finding the time can be a massive part of the struggle too!

Here you’ll find inspiration, tips, and tutorials covering parties, craft projects, and home decorating. Since life is so hectic, I like to focus on quick and easy ways to do this. As many of my readers are parents, just like me, I've recently started writing a little about my parenting experiences with a focus on mindset.

We should hang out together.

Why? For a start, I have a crazy awesome cushion collection… I’ve already sold you haven’t I?!

Aside from that, hanging out with folk such as yourself, who I can help and who can help each other. I love being around people who can enjoy the same sense of accomplishment and appreciation that I get from decorating, crafting and design. If you’re here I’m guessing you do too?!

No matter your skill level, follow me and let me enrich your life, it’ll be fun!

A little about how I got here...

How did I get to this crazy place? And any blogger will tell you – it. is. crazy.

I’ve loved being creative my whole life, growing up in the country there wasn’t always much for a kid to do.

Despite my mum (FYI the raddest woman ever) claiming that she doesn’t have a creative bone in her body, she was actually the one to introduce me to crafts. This lead me down the (at times expensive and got-an-awesome-idea sleepless nights) path.

Nearly 20 years ago I started my first online adventure, selling scrapbooking supplies online and on eBay. I had great fun with that but after a couple of years, I was unable to devote the time I needed to see it really succeed.

I couldn't stay away for long though. A year or two later I started dabbling in blogging with my aim to curate all of the awesome projects and interiors I loved. ‘Coz the internet is a big place, why not organize it? And Pinterest hadn’t been invented at this point!

I always wanted to find a creative profession but could never quite work out which. Eventually, a year after my first child was born, I was able to start studying graphic design in 2014.

A Visual Merriment has been a labor of love and took only 5 short years to actually get off the ground! In August 2019 I finally launched AVM and it's been a blast.

In 2021 I began designing and selling children's and party printables in my shop. I find the need for these, again comes down to the hectic lives that we lead. Combined with a desire and appreciation for visual merriment (also just plain fun and pretty things!). Being able to ease just a little of that chaos with something as simple as educational activities, family games, or party decor is where I come in!

If you haven’t seen it yet, I also have a Free Printables library. Here you'll find a heap of downloadable printables for your home, parties and family fun. You can find out more about that here and be sure to check back often as I'm regularly updating it.

Random facts about me.

  • I’m a constant daydreamer (it’s not uncommon for me to just about trip over a friend in public AND still not see them! So buddy, this is my advance apologies).
  • I live in beautiful sunny Perth, Western Australia.
  • I’m a solo mum with two young children, Campbell (8) and Hudson (6).
  • I’m a bit of an animal lover although I only have one fur baby at the moment, my cat Zeus. If I could have a mini petting zoo I would! I'm fairly certain Zeus has very strong feelings against that though.
  • My friends call me Loz or Lozza. 🙂

Random facts about me.

  • I’m a constant daydreamer (it’s not uncommon for me to just about trip over a friend in public AND still not see them! So buddy, this is my advance apologies).
  • I live in beautiful sunny Perth, Western Australia.
  • I’m a solo mum with two young children, Campbell (8) and Hudson (6).
  • I’m a bit of an animal lover although I only have one fur baby at the moment, my cat Zeus. If I could have a mini petting zoo I would! I'm fairly certain Zeus has very strong feelings against that though.
  • My friends call me Loz or Lozza. 🙂
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It's actually all about you


I rely greatly on the feedback of my readers so I know what to create for you! If you have anything you would like to see on the blog or in the free printables library, hit the button below to let me know.