Dress the rainbow + Life + Style / Monday, 3 Aug 2015

Day 27 of Dress the rainbow

Carina Wytiaz for City Council
I finally get to have a Leslie Knope moment because day 27 of Dress the Rainbow is my friend, Carina Wytiaz, is running for Provo City Council RIGHT NOW! If you’re in Provo, UT, where I live, YOU have the chance to keep Provo’s momentum going by voting for Carina. In the past, our city has had a hard time getting younger voters but we can change that NOW! The primary elections will determine if she moves forward to the general elections in November and we have to act fast! VOTE NOW at the Provo Rec Center this week or where you normally vote on August 11th. Last time, the election was decided by 32 votes. 32 votes! Your vote does make a difference!

I’m so so thrilled Carina is running because there is no one better for the job. Her passion for Provo and building a smart, sustainable future, is exactly what we need to keep Provo moving on its path to awesome. I have truly loved living in Provo and it’s partly because of the vision of people like Carina.

Read more about Carina and her platform here and follow important news here make sure to vote by August 11th. I’ll be at the polls tomorrow!

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Party + Projects / Monday, 3 Aug 2015

DIY licorice wrapping paper

DIY licorice wrapping paper
My affinity towards licorice grew exponentially during my time in Scandinavia. Maybe it’s because it’s their candy of choice or maybe because the colors are so so beautiful. Either way, I got the idea for some licorice all sorts wrapping paper and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Wouldn’t it be fun to surprise someone with a mound of licorice gifts for their birthday or shower? It works best if all the guests go in on the wrapping or if you have a pile of gifts.
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See the full tutorial below! 

Photos by Trisha Zemp

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Dress the rainbow + Style / Sunday, 2 Aug 2015

Day 26 of Dress the rainbow

Dress the Rainbow with Sheryl Garner

Day 26 of Dress the Rainbow in foliage green with my good friend Sheryl Garner. Longtime readers might remember Sheryl from this past interview from a couple of years ago. Sheryl just moved to Utah from Washington, DC where she taught elementary school in inner city DC for a number of years. Though she has loved her time as a teacher and valued the challenges she’s experienced as a teacher, her real passion is social change, and more specifically, changing society through education and I have no doubt she will change the world through her passion and insight. Sheryl for President! I value Sheryl as a dear friend with an optimistic and hopeful perspective.

Join in on the #DressTheRainbow challenge by posting a pic on Instagram of yourself against a colored background. See the participants here!

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Shop the rainbow + Style / Sunday, 2 Aug 2015

Shop The Rainbow

The House That Lars Built | Shop The Rainbow

1. Vans Sk8-Hi Leather High-Top Sneakers In Pink | 2. Cinta Dress | 3. ASOS x Jackie Jumpsuit in Bright Yellow Print | 4. Rachel Comey Dekalb Clogs | 5. 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses | 6.The Dana Bucket Bag | 7. Moonstone Silk Maxi Skirt |

Shop the rainbow below!

by Caitlin Boyes of Modern Colorist 

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Dress the rainbow + Style / Saturday, 1 Aug 2015

Day 25 of Dress the rainbow and giveaway

COURTNEY OF CENTS OF STYLE
We’re half way through the rainbow, folks and it’s getting awfully pretty! Have you joined in yet?! Day 25 of Dress the Rainbow in kelly green with Courtney Brown of Cents of Style. Here’s one girl who has her priorities straight and I’m a big fan of the empowerment she and her movement/company are encouraging among women.

Here’s how the story goes: She started this fashion accessories company in 2007 here in Utah after realizing that her love of fashion was more than just daily dress up fun. As a stay at home mom, she decided to focus some of energy on creating a place for women for women to find fun clothing at a fraction of the cost. It is now her belief that when you LOOK good who then FEEL good and then you have the power to DO good. Today, Cents of Style is a multi-million dollar company that employs 25 other women. How incredible is that?! I’m a big fan of anyone who provides opportunities for people (in this case women), to provide and empower. Call me a fan!

To celebrate Dress the Rainbow, Cents of Style is giving and AND a friend the opportunity to win a $500 shopping spree! That’s $1000 total!
Head on over to @HouseLarsBuilt on Instagram to enter!

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