Posts Categorized: Life

baby + Life + Style / Saturday, 14 Jul 2018

Lars Baby Essentials

When I was prepping for Baby’s arrival, I scoured the internet to find products that were both beautiful and well priced but I’ve been reluctant to share any type of “I’m a pro at being a mom and I know what to do and therefore you should too” posts because I’m only five months in and I only know what’s worked for me…so far. BUT! I consider it a new hobby, or rather obsession, to find the most delightful products for baby so today I’m sharing some of my favorite Lars Baby Essentials so that if you’re in the market for it, you’ll have a tried and true reference guide, all with Lars approved products.Rattan bassinet

As a disclaimer, I’m also a big believer in that you don’t need too much. I’m actually quite frugal when it comes to making purchases so I tend to either buy cheap or do without unless I find it totally beautiful and worth being in my life and if not the most beautiful, then just super helpful. That said, I’ve noticed that that there are some specific times when you should invest as it will totally make life easier and for the better and if not, more beautiful at least, because that is also important. As a note, I’m not including clothing or furniture for now (thought you can find his nursery reveal here!), just product. I’ll be following up with some clothing recommendations.

Ok! Don’t let all these disclaimers deter you, let’s get going! I’ll be updating this list as Baby continues to grow into different stages that require new products so do check back for more recommendations. Also, I’d love to hear your own recommendations. I’m always open to hearing about beautifully designed items.  Read on →

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DIY + Life + printable / Monday, 2 Jul 2018

Birthday Bucket List

Birthday Bucket List

Birthdays are one of our favorite things to celebrate and we celebrate an awful lot of them during the summer! No complaints here. A member of the Lars team had a great idea to seek out some of her friend’s favorite things so she could add them to her own bucket list! She wanted to know their favorite book, Netflix show, flower, restaurant, etc.. so she could try them out within the next year. What a sweet idea, right?! So we made a printable template that you can use to hand or send to friends to fill out and return. You’ll end up with loads of new suggestions, plenty to keep you busy with for the next 12 months! What a wonderful birthday present, right? We’re thinking of making this a tradition! Just alter the questions, (or keep them the same) and send them out year after year.

Choose between two different versions to download!

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downloads + Life / Friday, 29 Jun 2018

July 2018 Desktop Wallpaper

July 2018 Desktop Wallpaper

July is upon us and we’re celebrating with these quirky French guys in berets! Bastille Day is later this month and it is one of my favorite holidays! If you’re unfamiliar, it’s July 14th and celebrates the French Independence. No, I’m not French, nor do I live in France. But I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate everything Parisian! Oui Oui! I hope your July is full of celebrations and you’re soaking up every ounce of Summer. Perhaps you have some vacation plans? If so, Bon Voyage!

Download your July 2018 Desktop Wallpaper!  

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Design + Home + Interiors + Life + Projects / Thursday, 28 Jun 2018

Details of my new Kitchen

Details of my New Kitchen

The story of my kitchen is a lesson in stubbornness. We are renters and really had no intention of staying here for 5 years, but alas, the longer we live here, the more I approach the space as a challenge to see how rad I can make it. Don’t tell me it can’t be done, because I will set out to prove you wrong! Ha! Well, last week I revealed our kitchen makeover and you guys were just as shocked as me to see the transformation. Our dreary little basement apartment kitchen went from 80s fabulous to timeless and refreshing with mostly small aesthetic changes and switching out some key components.

Today I’ll be taking you through the transformation process and telling you exactly what we did that provided the most impact including notes on the products, tips on how to work with the installers, and my ratings. I’m a big believer in reading reviews so here are my thoughts! It really is in the details, folks! Read on →

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

July Book Club: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Hello Lars readers! Each summer, we love picking a fun biography or two to delve into, and this one doesn’t disappoint! Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (master of biographies!) is an astoundingly thorough and colorful look at this “Renaissance Man”. Scientist, observer, engineer, and so much more, Leonardo was a complicated man who had a mind filled with curiosity and creativity that crossed disciplines. His art aided his scientific discoveries and vice versa. And if you can believe it, considering himself an artist or painter was actually LAST on his list of abilities! So grab a copy, follow along with us on Instagram, and learn something new this summer about the 15th and 16th centuries – a time of invention and innovation – and the people that adored Leonardo, his quirks, and his genius. Stay tuned for printables later this month! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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