Hi, my name is Lauren.

I am the heart and the name behind Refined Gifting and Refined Heart Living. I want to let you know how grateful I am that you are here! Please take some time to read through and get to know the lady behind the business as I share a little bit more about myself.

About Refined Gifting


Refined Gifting started as a dream in the fall of 2017 after prompting from God and friends in our community. The idea was tabled for nearly a year until doors opened to start this part of my business in the fall of 2018. Refined Gifting is a custom gifting company, run from the workshop and office in my home in Lima, OH. We saw an opportunity to provide a service and invest in our community by offering and creating unique, refined gifts to help celebrate the people and milestones for those that matter most. We do gifts for special events, holidays, milestone occasions, thank you gifts, raffle gifts, basket arranging and custom corporate or business gifts.

After working in the greeting card industry for six years and becoming an independent sales representative in the specialty gift industry the last two years, this extension of my business has felt like the perfect addition. It help fuels my creative passions, allows me to connect with people, and allows me love and serve my customers and end recipients through thoughtfully curated gifts. It’s all in the simply curated details, the art of gifting made easy.

Get to know me a little more…

I am a creative, business minded gal that went from the corporate world craziness, to entrepreneur, starting my own business with the guidance of God’s hand.

My husband, Corey and I have been married for just over two years. It was evident from the beginning that God was at the center! We are passionate about small business, revitalization of the town we live in, opening our home & hearts, loving and serving well.

I'm from Ohio but after living in the city in Portland, OR for two years, I went to suburb lake living in Lakewood, OH to now living in what feels like a "small town" in Lima, OH.
We recently moved to an old 1936 home and have been doing updates!


I love writing, reading all the books & my bible, journaling, spending time with family, friends & my husband, good coffee, tea & tea cups, all things sweet, holy yoga and listening & speaking truth into people.

I love Jesus and encouraging women about how God works to refine our hearts and lives to be more like Him. I love seeing God’s hand in my story and how the heart of my business is so closely intertwined with my faith!

We are welcoming a sweet little girl into our family this fall, with our baby arriving at the end of November. We are so excited to grow our family and are praising God for this sweet miracle & blessing. Read More on the blog: