Welcome! I'm Andreea, content creator, with a passion for interiors and photography, and mother of one little boy. My journey in the digital space started in 2012 when I launched my fashion and lifestyle blog 'Dreaming of Chanel', before re-branding as 'Launeden' in 2017. My aim is to inspire women to explore and celebrate their own style in all aspects of their lives. Every day, my blog and social media platforms serve a mix of content that is both inspirational and aspirational. For partnerships or to request a media kit, please send me an email at contact@launeden.com
Easy-peasy family pasta recipe (baby-friendly, too)

Easy-peasy family pasta recipe (baby-friendly, too)

Food  |  Ashford

A quick and super healthy pasta dish is a midweek staple and this recipe is perfect for feeding the entire family. As a busy mum, I know how important it is to have a variety of quick and easy recipes on hand that your entire family will love.
The simple sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and goat’s cheese sauce is so versatile and tasty that you can mix this dish with any veggies your little one prefers, and it makes an easy nursery or school lunch option, too.

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Easy-peasy family pasta recipe (baby-friendly, too)

Food  |  Ashford

A quick and super healthy pasta dish is a midweek staple and this recipe is perfect for feeding the entire family. As a busy mum, I know how important it is to have a variety of quick and easy recipes on hand that your entire family will love.
The simple sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and goat’s cheese sauce is so versatile and tasty that you can mix this dish with any veggies your little one prefers, and it makes an easy nursery or school lunch option, too.

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Pureology’s Christmas gift sets, designed by Melanie Johnsson

Pureology’s Christmas gift sets, designed by Melanie Johnsson

Beauty  |  London

I am well aware that it’s only mid-October – but that isn’t going to stop me from suggesting you start your Christmas shopping a little early this year.
With only a few weeks to go, vegan color care brand Pureology has launched three limited-edition sustainable Christmas gift sets, in partnership with illustrator Melanie Johnsson. Available from Pureology salons nationwide and online at lookfantastic.com, for £48 (RRP £60).

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Pureology’s Christmas gift sets, designed by Melanie Johnsson

Beauty  |  London

I am well aware that it’s only mid-October – but that isn’t going to stop me from suggesting you start your Christmas shopping a little early this year.
With only a few weeks to go, vegan color care brand Pureology has launched three limited-edition sustainable Christmas gift sets, in partnership with illustrator Melanie Johnsson. Available from Pureology salons nationwide and online at lookfantastic.com, for £48 (RRP £60).

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A timeless autumnal outfit

A timeless autumnal outfit

Style  |  Ashford

At a loss for what to wear during this time of the year? Instead of panic-buying pieces that you’ll wear for a month or so before they’re forgotten in the back of your closet, how about getting creative with what you’ve got in your wardrobe already?
Fast-fashion is an increasingly hot topic as us, consumers have become more conscious about the impact of our shopping. For the past year, I have considerably reduced the amount of shopping I do each month and only invested in pieces that will undoubtedly end up being forever pieces.

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A timeless autumnal outfit
Christmas came early thanks to Amazon

Christmas came early thanks to Amazon

Parenting  |  Ashford

We spend weeks, if not months, carefully thinking about and buying what will be the perfect, most exciting, age-appropriate and intellectually stimulating toys for our children.
With Christmas just under one month away, it’s a good time to start your shopping ready for the big day. But sometimes coming up with a great gift idea for your little ones can be a little overwhelming, particularly with so much choice.

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Christmas came early thanks to Amazon

Parenting  |  Ashford

We spend weeks, if not months, carefully thinking about and buying what will be the perfect, most exciting, age-appropriate and intellectually stimulating toys for our children.
With Christmas just under one month away, it’s a good time to start your shopping ready for the big day. But sometimes coming up with a great gift idea for your little ones can be a little overwhelming, particularly with so much choice.

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Updating my little boy’s Autumn wardrobe

Updating my little boy’s Autumn wardrobe

Parenting  |  Ashford

With the blink of an eye, it is officially Autumn. While few would celebrate the arrival of the rainy season, there’s undoubtedly some joy to be had in wearing a warm wool jumper.
Autumn is the time to go and jump in puddles and have adventurous countryside walks, so my little boy’s clothes need to be warm but breathable and have space for him to move around with ease.

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Updating my little boy’s Autumn wardrobe

Parenting  |  Ashford

With the blink of an eye, it is officially Autumn. While few would celebrate the arrival of the rainy season, there’s undoubtedly some joy to be had in wearing a warm wool jumper.
Autumn is the time to go and jump in puddles and have adventurous countryside walks, so my little boy’s clothes need to be warm but breathable and have space for him to move around with ease.

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Next Beauty turned one!

Next Beauty turned one!

Beauty  |  London

We’re obviously all fans of beauty and skincare here. Whether you need a refill on your go-to foundation and concealer, stock up on your skincare heroes or have your eyes set on a new eyebrow product (perhaps the new Benefit Brow Styler), you can shop all your favorite brands on Next Beauty – who recently turned one!
To give you a little context – around this time last year, Next was announcing their exciting partnership with Fabled by Marie Claire. Following their collaboration, Next decided to acquire Fabled (including the Fabled by Marie Claire beauty store in central London).

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Next Beauty turned one!

Beauty  |  London

We’re obviously all fans of beauty and skincare here. Whether you need a refill on your go-to foundation and concealer, stock up on your skincare heroes or have your eyes set on a new eyebrow product (perhaps the new Benefit Brow Styler), you can shop all your favorite brands on Next Beauty – who recently turned one!
To give you a little context – around this time last year, Next was announcing their exciting partnership with Fabled by Marie Claire. Following their collaboration, Next decided to acquire Fabled (including the Fabled by Marie Claire beauty store in central London).

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Billie Faiers launches 4th babywear collection for George at Asda

Billie Faiers launches 4th babywear collection for George at Asda

Parenting  |  Ashford

Billie Faiers – TV presenter and mother of two, launched her 4th babywear collection for George at Asda last week. To celebrate her latest drop for the high-street brand, Noah and I were invited to meet and have a little chat with Billie about motherhood and you guessed it, her exclusive collection for George at Asda.

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Billie Faiers launches 4th babywear collection for George at Asda

Parenting  |  Ashford

Billie Faiers – TV presenter and mother of two, launched her 4th babywear collection for George at Asda last week. To celebrate her latest drop for the high-street brand, Noah and I were invited to meet and have a little chat with Billie about motherhood and you guessed it, her exclusive collection for George at Asda.

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Why I love wearing jumpsuits

Why I love wearing jumpsuits

Style  |  Ashford

Jumpsuits have always been one of my favorite things to wear come Summer. I love wearing them for the same reasons I love dresses – they’re incredibly comfortable, easy to style and make getting ready in the morning a breeze.
This striped culotte jumpsuit is perfect for laid back weekends at home – I wore mine during our recent staycation at Eastwell Manor. Jumpsuits are a savvy style choice no matter what occasion you’re dressing for, whether it’s for a day in the sun or perhaps for a more formal event like a wedding. And thanks to retailers like Quiz Clothing, this season’s must-have jumpsuits are available without a hefty price tag – and they tick all the right boxes (style, fit and price).

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Why I love wearing jumpsuits

Style  |  Ashford

Jumpsuits have always been one of my favorite things to wear come Summer. I love wearing them for the same reasons I love dresses – they’re incredibly comfortable, easy to style and make getting ready in the morning a breeze.
This striped culotte jumpsuit is perfect for laid back weekends at home – I wore mine during our recent staycation at Eastwell Manor. Jumpsuits are a savvy style choice no matter what occasion you’re dressing for, whether it’s for a day in the sun or perhaps for a more formal event like a wedding. And thanks to retailers like Quiz Clothing, this season’s must-have jumpsuits are available without a hefty price tag – and they tick all the right boxes (style, fit and price).

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Take a peek into our little boy’s nursery

Take a peek into our little boy’s nursery

Interiors  |  Ashford

For our little boy’s nursery we wanted to create a delightfully calming space, using a mix of colors and textures to add a bit of playfulness. After spending hours scrolling and pinning my favorite nurseries on Pinterest (follow me here), I put together a mood board and started sourcing furniture and decorative accessories.
We opted for classic decor that we can easily switch up and change as Noah grows and finds new interests. We purchased a basic chest of drawers from Ikea – I believe it was around £200 and replaced the original knobs with these cute ones from Sass & Belle

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Take a peek into our little boy’s nursery

Interiors  |  Ashford

For our little boy’s nursery we wanted to create a delightfully calming space, using a mix of colors and textures to add a bit of playfulness. After spending hours scrolling and pinning my favorite nurseries on Pinterest (follow me here), I put together a mood board and started sourcing furniture and decorative accessories.
We opted for classic decor that we can easily switch up and change as Noah grows and finds new interests. We purchased a basic chest of drawers from Ikea – I believe it was around £200 and replaced the original knobs with these cute ones from Sass & Belle

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Tested and loved – 3 beauty products for new mums

Tested and loved – 3 beauty products for new mums

Beauty  |  Ashford

When you’re a mum, you’re lucky to even get in the shower, let alone moisturize your skin daily, apply make-up or blow-dry your hair. So if you’re looking for some products that’ll shave your beauty routine by half, keep reading!
A newborn and a hectic schedule is no excuse to cut your ties with a proper skincare routine, so next time when you’re short on time, either simplify your steps or take my example and use multitasking skincare products. I always reach for a day cream that’s formulated with SPF so that I can cut a step (and an additional product) out of my daily skincare routine.

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Tested and loved – 3 beauty products for new mums

Beauty  |  Ashford

When you’re a mum, you’re lucky to even get in the shower, let alone moisturize your skin daily, apply make-up or blow-dry your hair. So if you’re looking for some products that’ll shave your beauty routine by half, keep reading!
A newborn and a hectic schedule is no excuse to cut your ties with a proper skincare routine, so next time when you’re short on time, either simplify your steps or take my example and use multitasking skincare products. I always reach for a day cream that’s formulated with SPF so that I can cut a step (and an additional product) out of my daily skincare routine.

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Designing our dream kitchen

Designing our dream kitchen

Interiors  |  Ashford

Choosing a new kitchen is such an exciting project, but also usually a major investment. When my husband and I bought this house over two years ago, we knew that we needed to extend the kitchen so we could have a bigger space.
I started looking on Pinterest (follow me here) mainly, scrolling through and pinning my favourite styles. We live in Kent, so we wanted to bring a touch of the country to our kitchen.

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Designing our dream kitchen

Interiors  |  Ashford

Choosing a new kitchen is such an exciting project, but also usually a major investment. When my husband and I bought this house over two years ago, we knew that we needed to extend the kitchen so we could have a bigger space.
I started looking on Pinterest (follow me here) mainly, scrolling through and pinning my favourite styles. We live in Kent, so we wanted to bring a touch of the country to our kitchen.

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My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

Parenting  |  Ashford

Co-sleeping is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting, so I’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons of co-sleeping so you are fully informed as to whether this arrangement is something that will work for you and your baby. I’m also going to be sharing our experience on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead.

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My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

Parenting  |  Ashford

Co-sleeping is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting, so I’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons of co-sleeping so you are fully informed as to whether this arrangement is something that will work for you and your baby. I’m also going to be sharing our experience on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead.

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5 Summer shoes you really need in your wardrobe

5 Summer shoes you really need in your wardrobe

Style  |  Ashford

With Summer just around the corner, what better excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes (or five)? I won’t be surprised if you end up overspending in the Selfridges Shoe Preview – one of the biggest fashion retailers, Selfridges boasts hundreds of shoe brands including Valentino, Stella McCartney or more affordable options like Aldo and Office.
For a limited time only (ends on 1st June), you have 30% off selected designer shoes with the code SHOES30 at checkout. I particularly love that Selfridges offers a complimentary Click and Collect service – you can place your order before 10PM and collect it the following day from your chosen Selfridges store free of charge.

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5 Summer shoes you really need in your wardrobe

Style  |  Ashford

With Summer just around the corner, what better excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes (or five)? I won’t be surprised if you end up overspending in the Selfridges Shoe Preview – one of the biggest fashion retailers, Selfridges boasts hundreds of shoe brands including Valentino, Stella McCartney or more affordable options like Aldo and Office.
For a limited time only (ends on 1st June), you have 30% off selected designer shoes with the code SHOES30 at checkout. I particularly love that Selfridges offers a complimentary Click and Collect service – you can place your order before 10PM and collect it the following day from your chosen Selfridges store free of charge.

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Returning to work after having a baby

Returning to work after having a baby

Parenting  |  Ashford

Returning to work after having a baby can be confusing and it gets even more confusing and stressful if like me, you’re self-employed and you don’t have anyone to answer to, but yourself. You see, for self-employed people and small business owners, maternity leave is often not an option.
When I got pregnant, I was adamant that I would carry on working over my maternity period, but the truth is towards the end of my pregnancy my brain wasn’t in a place where I could continue pitching for work and new clients. I was technically on maternity leave but in some ways, I never left because I was still creating content for my social media platforms (mainly Instagram), negotiating contracts, replying to emails, etc.

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Returning to work after having a baby

Parenting  |  Ashford

Returning to work after having a baby can be confusing and it gets even more confusing and stressful if like me, you’re self-employed and you don’t have anyone to answer to, but yourself. You see, for self-employed people and small business owners, maternity leave is often not an option.
When I got pregnant, I was adamant that I would carry on working over my maternity period, but the truth is towards the end of my pregnancy my brain wasn’t in a place where I could continue pitching for work and new clients. I was technically on maternity leave but in some ways, I never left because I was still creating content for my social media platforms (mainly Instagram), negotiating contracts, replying to emails, etc.

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5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

Parenting  |  London

Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean nine months spent wearing leggings and oversized jumpers – there are so many maternity and non-maternity options right now that are guaranteed to flatter your beautiful new shape. Whether you’re carrying high or low (like me!) or big all over – styling your pregnancy bump without losing style points is easy, trust me!

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5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

Parenting  |  London

Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean nine months spent wearing leggings and oversized jumpers – there are so many maternity and non-maternity options right now that are guaranteed to flatter your beautiful new shape. Whether you’re carrying high or low (like me!) or big all over – styling your pregnancy bump without losing style points is easy, trust me!

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Christmas checklist: speed cleaning my house for the holidays

Christmas checklist: speed cleaning my house for the holidays

Interiors  |  Ashford

At this time of year, our home becomes the stage upon which all the magic of Christmas is played out. With friends and family coming to visit throughout the holiday season, it’s time to get my place sparkling clean.

Keeping a clean house while pregnant (I’m due next month) has proved more challenging than I ever imagined – fatigue in pregnancy is real, as are other symptoms (back pains, leg cramps, etc) that sometimes keep me from cleaning or feeling like cleaning.

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Christmas checklist: speed cleaning my house for the holidays

Interiors  |  Ashford

At this time of year, our home becomes the stage upon which all the magic of Christmas is played out. With friends and family coming to visit throughout the holiday season, it’s time to get my place sparkling clean.

Keeping a clean house while pregnant (I’m due next month) has proved more challenging than I ever imagined – fatigue in pregnancy is real, as are other symptoms (back pains, leg cramps, etc) that sometimes keep me from cleaning or feeling like cleaning.

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What no one tells you about being pregnant (but should!)

What no one tells you about being pregnant (but should!)

Parenting  |  London

The moment you announce that you’re pregnant, everyone from your mother, grandmother, aunts, and friends (sometimes even strangers on the bus) seem very eager to share totally unasked for advice and horror labor stories with you. ‘Should you really be eating that/drinking that/be careful with that/make sure you don’t do that’ – I could write a book about it, no doubt!But there are actually are a few tips that expectant mothers really do need to hear – and chances are they were left out in the ‘becoming a mummy’ manual.

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What no one tells you about being pregnant (but should!)

Parenting  |  London

The moment you announce that you’re pregnant, everyone from your mother, grandmother, aunts, and friends (sometimes even strangers on the bus) seem very eager to share totally unasked for advice and horror labor stories with you. ‘Should you really be eating that/drinking that/be careful with that/make sure you don’t do that’ – I could write a book about it, no doubt!But there are actually are a few tips that expectant mothers really do need to hear – and chances are they were left out in the ‘becoming a mummy’ manual.

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Take a peek inside my bedroom

Take a peek inside my bedroom

Interiors  |  Ashford

Around this time last year, we were picking up the keys to our new home – a truly momentous occasion, full of emotions and excitement as we moved away from all the stress and involvement of buying a property. Fast forward 12 months, we have just finished decorating our bedroom and the nursery for the baby’s imminent arrival.
One lesson I have learned throughout this journey is to have patience – decorating a home is like a never-ending love story. Every house tells a different story and every chapter of our life brings a fresh perspective.

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Take a peek inside my bedroom

Interiors  |  Ashford

Around this time last year, we were picking up the keys to our new home – a truly momentous occasion, full of emotions and excitement as we moved away from all the stress and involvement of buying a property. Fast forward 12 months, we have just finished decorating our bedroom and the nursery for the baby’s imminent arrival.
One lesson I have learned throughout this journey is to have patience – decorating a home is like a never-ending love story. Every house tells a different story and every chapter of our life brings a fresh perspective.

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