flowers + Life / Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

Give a Bouquet of Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved flowers. If you’re a longtime follower of Lars, I’m sure you’re well aware of this. Lars and Flowers just go together. Honestly, is there anything better than receiving a beautiful, fragrant bouquet of flowers? Sure there are chocolates and notecards, but flowers are appropriate for just about every occasion no matter the season. So when I found out about FTD Flowers I was immediately a fan. FTD handcrafts and delivers a lovely bouquet for every occasion imaginable.

Sometimes there are situations when you just don’t know what to say. Words seem inadequate and you’d never want to say the wrong thing. Can you relate? When I had my first miscarriage last year I received the most beautiful bouquet of flowers from someone so unexpected. I can’t even express how touched I was by that gesture. I hardly knew this woman and she was under no obligation to give me anything! But her seemingly small act of kindness of sending a bouquet of flowers was just what I needed to lift the clouds. I will forever grateful for her! When words fall short, send flowers! Simple let FTD know the occasion and a local florist will create the perfect bouquet. Easy as that.

Give a Bouquet Giveaway!

Because I believe in that sentiment so much, we are teaming up with FTD to share some flowers! As we approach the holidays, we are kicking off a special series of giving back. We want to recognize the women around us who teach, lead, serve, work, struggle, love, and support. For our first giveaway, which features FTD Flowers, please nominate someone who you think might need a little pick-me-up.

Continue to find out how to enter!

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Design + Projects / Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

One Room Challenge Week 3 featuring: The Mine, Article, Bellecor, Hayneedle, and Annie Selke

One Room Challenge Week 3The fact that it’s already week 3 in the One Room Challenge is making me feel equal parts excited and terrified! We still have so much to do! However, everything is in the works and I can say with full confidence that this office space is going to be amazing. It’s taken awhile to get a firm plan of action, so many decisions! But, we’ve finally gotten a handle on the overall design. Our color palette has shifted a bit from our last post (see Week 2, HERE) and it is going to be quite dramatic, especially when compared to where we started (see Week 1, HERE). We’re all about making an impact here!

Check out all the components and get a peek inside our design process!

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Book Club + downloads + Life + printable / Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Rebecca Book Club Printable

Rebecca Book Club Printable

How are you enjoying Rebecca? Has it set the mood for an eerie October?? 🙂 Whether it’s given you goose bumps or just an unsettled feeling, Rebecca is one book with so much to discuss! If you’ve been following along on our @larsbookclub instagram, we’ve asked questions here and there as we’ve posted. Here are a few more, along with more reading suggestions if you loved Rebecca!

Also, head to the blog to print out our lovely artwork for the month! It was created by the talented Michelle Christensen

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DIY + halloween + Party / Monday, 16 Oct 2017

Moon Phase Lights

Moon Phase LightsThe decorating is still in full swing over here and we’re starting to prep for some upcoming Halloween parties! I’ve mentioned before that I tend to stray from the creepy, scary aspects of Halloween. Hocus Pokus is about as scary as it gets in my household. These moon phase lights are much more my speed and the perfect pretty Halloween decoration! All you need to do is jazz up a pair of charcoal Bright Lab lights (the best!) with some gold leaf and you’ve got a lovely strand of lights. We wish we would have thought of this prior to the Eclipse, but luckily these work splendidly for Halloween, New Year’s Eve, or any party that needs a little magic from the moon! I feel like I need to listen to “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader when I see these and I’m not mad about it.

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DIY + halloween + Projects / Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Pastel Pumpkin Faces

Painted pastel pumpkin peopleIs there anything more magical than a trip to the pumpkin patch in the middle of fall? Crisp weather, colorful leaves falling, and the spooky anticipation of Halloween makes me giddy! Picking out the perfect pumpkin is something of an art, and I almost enjoy that more than the carving part. In fact, I don’t really enjoy carving pumpkins all that much! The goop and stringy guts all over my fingers is not my idea of a good time. So we’re swapping our carving kits for paint brushes this season! These pastel pumpkin faces are just my cup of tea this season. A pretty palette and quirky faces make the perfect pairing for pumpkins. And the best part? No pumpkin guts! Less mess, more cute, equally festive. That’s what the world needs.

This is the first of a few posts on which we’ve collaborated with the talented Michelle Christensen of My Little Belleville. We collaborated with her a few years ago on our popular succulent painted family post (remember?!) and they are here for a return visit! Stay tuned for more spooky crafts to comes!

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