Posts Categorized: Life

Life / Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

6 Tips for improving your handwriting

Heirloom Journal Tips

Are you a seasoned pro journaler? Or maybe you’re a novice just wanting to get started. Either way, our Promptly Journals are perfect for everyone, providing you with guidance and direction so you won’t be stumped on what to write. We’re talking with penmanship extraordinaire, Melissa Esplin, to teach us how to improve our penmanship perfect for a journal that will stand the test of time.

While we’re at it, wee will be showing you how to utilize the marbled paper journal cover packaging. The paper was just too pretty to throw out so we turned it into a bookmark! Simple cut the top and bottom folds off and glue the front and back together. We punched a hole on top and added a crepe paper tassel to make it a special. It’s the perfect way to mark your place in your journal!

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Book Club + Life / Friday, 2 Nov 2018

November Book Club Book

November Book Club Book

November Book Club

Have you ever read a book at just the right time, when you needed it most in your life? Did it seem almost like that book serendipitously found you for a reason? Written words are powerful – they can change us, they can carry us through hard and good times, and they can bring people together. This month we’ll be reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set during WWII on the small island of Guernsey located between southern England and France, this is a story of love, loss, and living amongst the enemy. A London writer finds a new subject to become passionate about as the Islanders try to move on after the Nazi occupation of their tranquil island. Told in reflective, heart-breaking, witty, and hilarious letters and telegrams, this book endears you to its amazing characters. If you haven’t read this yet, you’re in for a treat. If you have, read it with us again! It recently became a movie, but we promise the book is better. 😉 Stay tuned for artwork later this month, and follow along with @larsbookclub. We want to hear your thoughts! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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downloads + Life + wallpapers / Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018

November 2018 Desktop Wallpaper

November 2018 Desktop Wallpaper

“Every Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” Albert Camus. I had never thought of autumn like this before, but I love the comparison! I’m in heaven right now–our neck of the woods is currently flooded with changing leaves and the most beautiful colors. I love these leaves with a touch of gold leaf and paint and has me itching to create some sort of DIY project inspired by them! I hope the month of November is filled with plenty of good company, cozy nights in, and ample good eats 😉

Download this wallpaper for your phone or desktop!

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Life + Style / Monday, 29 Oct 2018

Styling your Winter Water Factory for Fall

Perfect Christmas CardHave you seen our collaboration with Winter Water Factory? If not, you need to check it out! Being a new mom, I wanted nothing more than to be able to match with my baby boy, however, I also wanted to make sure that these clothes were perfectly acceptable to wear on their own, whether you have a babe to coordinate with or not. As we head into colder temperatures, it’s oftentimes tricky to figure out the transition so our team got together for our annual Christmas photo shoot (see it here!) and we all donned Winter Water pieces, styled to suit our different tastes. I love how it turned out! Here’s a look at how we each styled our Bugs and Leaves line! How would you wear your Winter Water Factory? I want to see!

Bonus! Today through October 31st, Winter Water Factory is celebrating Hoodieween! Take 30% off all French terry styles with the code BOO at checkout!

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City guides + Life + travel / Friday, 26 Oct 2018

Mexico City Guide

Growing up in Southern California, Mexican food was a staple and Spanish was second nature. I had briefly visited Mexico back when you didn’t need a passport, but I’m embarrassed to say that I really didn’t know much about the thriving culture that is Mexico. I mean, I wasn’t hiding under a rock and I knew and had witnessed many aspects, but until you live it and see it at its best, it’s really tough to comprehend how thriving a culture really is.

Abby Clawson Low, a designer whose work I’ve admired for ages, moved to Mexico City a few years ago and documented her adventures (you can check out her Instagram here and here) and I couldn’t help but gawk at every image. She revealed a side to it that I didn’t knew existed. She brought it to life! She recently released a book about it called This is Mexico City and it inspired me to finally make a visit just in time for her book signing. Along with former Mexico City resident and Utah Valley tamale maker expert, Nadia Coates of Casa Palomi, and my good friends Meta Coleman and Chaunte Vaughn, we hit up Mexico City with two babies and lived to tell about it.

I call our experience an “Ode to Barragan” because the focus of our trip was discovering the work of Luis Barragan. I am forever changed!

Here’s what to see, what to eat, and what to do in Mexico City! Lars approved! Read on →

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