Hi, y’all! I’m Lara. I’m Grace’s mom, Ari’s wife, a friend, a daughter, and a believer in the “impossible.” I publish a magazine that I created from the ground up with no formal training, just a ton of passion and a big idea. We recently released our fifth anniversary issue of Southern Weddings, where I am the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. I am passionate about relationships, mentoring, faith, my family, pushing my limits and helping people transform themselves. I founded the Making Things Happen movement based on all of these things. My mission is to help others find their cores – what makes them really come alive – and use all of their gifts for the ultimate mission… love. I’m lucky to have found a platform for this in my branding and marketing consulting work through Making Brands Happen. I love my church, the women I work with, exploring local farms and being a busy Southern mama!