Posts Categorized: Life

collaborations + Life / Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018

Lars for Promptly Journals

I’ve been an avid journal writer since I was young and I’ve amassed a collection of over 50 journals since then! When I was pregnant, my designer, Becca, gifted me a Promptly Journal Childhood History Journal and I was so touched. I had been searching for a baby journal that was both beautiful, helpful, and not too complicated. It was perfect! I immediately started writing in it and have been active ever since. Now that I’ve had Jasper and my memory has become a thing of the past (mom brain is ever so real), I find myself clinging onto every single detail of Jasper’s life because I just don’t remember anymore! If you don’t write it down, it’s as if it never existed.

As a genuine fan of the product, I am thrilled to partner with Promptly Journals on our very own collection. Their journals document your child’s history from birth until 18-years-old. The first year is the most detailed, as there are all those fun statistics and milestones that you want to capture. The following years are a bit more streamlined and highlight the most important moments. We added in our own beautiful marbling on the packaging and interior end pages and, if I do say so myself, I think it’s pretty beautiful 😉

I’m obviously a huge fan of color so I wanted to create a fresh palette while keeping an heirloom quality about the journals. You can choose between four linen color options: Blush, Chambray, Wheat, and Eggshell. The inside cover is lined with a beautiful muted rainbow marble to give it a special touch.

The prompts help guide you along, asking meaningful questions that you’ll truly treasure for years down the road. Sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly what to document. Some can end up under-sharing, others struggle with oversharing! Promptly provides the perfect balance, allowing you to easily capture and describe specific memories. If you’re not a natural journaler, these are a great solution.

Click below to see how to get a discount on our collection this week!

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Home + House + Life / Monday, 15 Oct 2018

My New Living Room Reveal

Living Room RevealThe time has finally come to give you a glimpse inside my new living room! This has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. I find myself walking into the room to make sure it’s real. And it is! And I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Living Room RevealI was able to put so much more of myself into this room and I think it makes a world of difference in the overall feeling. With the help of a lovely wallpaper, a few new pieces of furniture, and our new Wood Shutters in Off White from Blinds.com, it looks like a different house! Take a look at all the changes we’ve made!

Take a look at all the components! 
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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 3 Oct 2018

October Book Club: Dracula

October Book Club 2018 Dracula

October Book Club: Dracula

Happy October, readers! Fall is in full swing, and these are the cozy months to curl up with a good book, right? October is usually the month to choose a good, creepy classic (Frankenstein in 2016, and Rebecca last year!), so this year we’ve got another lined up: Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula, like Frankenstein, is a well-known character in Hollywood, but the original story might not be what you expect. Told from multiple points of view through letters, telegrams, and diary entries, the reader pieces together the story of Count Dracula, a mysterious man from eastern Europe who makes his way to London. As you can imagine, he wreaks his own nocturnal havoc quietly, amongst a people unaware of what is happening!

Follow along with us as we read a classic that explores ideas of masculinity and femininity, life and death (or the “undead”), and modernity or contemporary knowledge versus tradition and old superstitions. Stay tuned for some artwork and questions later this month! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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downloads + Life + wallpapers / Friday, 28 Sep 2018

October Desktop Download

Can you believe it’s already October? Summer still seems to be hanging on here, but the nights are so much chillier now! I’m in love with this Autumn desktop calendar because it perfectly captures my ideal fall day: a bite to eat at an outdoor cafe, leaves beginning to fall, and people enjoying the crisp air. Now if only my house looked like this illustration! What are you looking forward to this fall?

Get the October Desktop Download to put you in the mood for fall! 

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + illustration + Life / Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

Artist Feature: Julie Walker

Julie Walker

This month our artist feature is Julie Walker, a collage wizard whose work I am so inspired by! In this interview, Julie talks about the importance of play, not taking yourself too seriously, and giving yourself space to create. Her insights remind me to really enjoy the journey and not get too caught up in the stress and pressures of life. If you haven’t checked of Julie’s work, pop on over to her Instagram for a real treat! She also illustrated our book club art this month that’s available for a free download–You won’t want to miss it!

Now let’s dive into the interview! 

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