Most people write blogs because they have some claim to authority on a particular subject. I make no such claim. I’m just living life as a full-time amateur in Minneapolis working at a PR agency, baking and taking pictures.

Because I have no real expertise in baking or photography, I hope that blogging about my attempts at imitating beautiful things will provide you with a few neat recipes and a glimpse of glory on occasion.

But more than that, I hope that you see me for who I am–a person filled with imperfection and failure–and the grace of a God who loves me even in my weakness.

These are my pipe dreams.


23 Responses to “About Piping Dreams”

  1. 1 The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife April 2, 2011 at 9:14 am

    What a beautiful about! I think it’s one of my faves. Going to check out your blog now, hope you don’t mind! :)

  2. 2 losangelas April 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    lauren, your pictures are beautiful and tasty looking! good luck with this experience, I hope to see many many more!!

  3. 4 beingzhenya May 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

    So excited to find a blogger from Minneapolis, I am moving there in about 2 months! Beautiful blog, and awesome pictures! So vibrant!

  4. 5 Lauren May 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you! Wonderful, wonderful place and people here.

  5. 6 myblogject May 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Lauren, gorgeous blog. Fab photos and recipes too! Congrats on FP – great to find you in the big world of the blogosphere, and add a baking blog to my list! Love it, great work.

  6. 7 disastrousjane May 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    i`m in agreeance! my little blog boasts no such claims. your`s is great and i`ll definitely keep pimpin the piping dreams :)

  7. 8 sincerelyjill May 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Lauren, I was home sick wanting to find some new blogs and fell upon yours. I’m so glad that I did. Your photography is beautiful; how long have you been shooting? I, too, am stepping out in the world of baking and cooking. It’s fun and a wonderful creative outlet. I hope you can stop by and try out some of my recipes.

  8. 9 Craig Thompson May 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Wanted to let you know that I think your blog is a great and enjoy reading your articles.
    I also wanted to invite you to ping and tweet your blog for free with my website BlogBuzzer.com

    Craig Thompson

  9. 10 Arter May 3, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Is there a way to contact you?
    I would like to ask you few questions. You can reply me to my email (if you hava a MSN you can add me with this email).
    Thank you.

  10. 11 jcortor May 3, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I love you about, and the pictures look great and I am so hungry now!

  11. 12 devilwriter666 May 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love the pics as well, you are too.

  12. 13 yeooooon May 18, 2011 at 2:08 am

    hi! i founed your blog as seaching cupcakes! even I’m Korean! your pics and article are so lovely and interesting.

  13. 14 mollie June 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Your about is so beautifully & simplistically written. Lovely. Just like you.

  14. 15 amy July 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Love, Love, Love the cupcakes!!!!! Why did you not bake these at camp???
    Great pictures and love the stories to go along!

  15. 16 Amby November 2, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I love you Lolo, I meeeeees you.


  16. 17 foodfetishmuch January 3, 2012 at 1:38 am


    Cute blog :) im not a mwd fan of sweets. Or bacon. But your photos make me want to get off my ass and make it.

    Bahahaha have a good day ;)

  17. 18 foodfetishmuch January 3, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Mad…i meant to say mad….

  18. 19 madisoncary January 3, 2012 at 9:34 am


  19. 21 Kellie K. September 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Your blog is amazing. I am reading it almost every day now and I am so happy for you. You’re practically a food blog icon. :) Right up there with pioneer woman!

  20. 22 Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried July 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I am so glad I discovered your blog. You have some amazing baked goodies and awesome pics!

  21. 23 Alexis Macell September 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Do you have a Facebook page for either your baking or your photography? I’d be eager to follow you on there :)

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