Meet the Authors

merry hearth sisters

The Merry Hearth is a lifestyle blog written by two sisters residing in the green hills of Northern Virginia. We were born and raised on the West Coast, surrounded by a close-knit family. This journal was designed to cultivate our love for writing, the culinary arts, and playing house

Here you will find delicious recipes, lovely florals, cozy hearthsides, and thoughts on living mindfully.

Mer·ry Hearth (noun): a place of residence filled with cheerful mirth; a blithe and bonny home.

Lauren is an adventurous cook with a great fondness for ice cream and drinking chai in the afternoon. She is an eternal optimist, who can often be found singing while she cooks in the kitchen.

Tamara is a writer and devoted coffee drinker. She likes to think of herself as a realist, but secretly fears she may be a romantic at heart.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our corner of the world. We hope these creative endeavors will inspire you to find joy in simplicity and to embrace the warmth of home.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.