Posts Categorized: Life

craft the rainbow + Life / Thursday, 5 Apr 2018

Craft the Rainbow launch party and workshop

Craft the Rainbow launch party

We can’t release a new book and not celebrate in true Lars fashion, now can we? It’s PARTY time! And party we will! The book comes out April 24th (available for pre-order here!) and we’ll be celebrating with a release party, workshop, and book signing at West Elm in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 26th.

WORKSHOP

We’ll be hosting a workshop of one of my favorite crafts in the book, the paper brooch inspired by Gucci, and setting up shop with an opulent “Brooch Bar.” Get your tickets from the link below to sign-up for the workshop from 6-7pm. Ticket prices include the workshop, a Craft the Rainbow book, food, and stellar swag. They are limited so you’ll want to jump on it ASAP!

BOOK SIGNING AND PARTY

What’s to follow the workshop? A party for everyone–no ticket needed! I’ll be signing books (available for purchase at a discount!), there will be amazing rainbow-inspired spread from the lovely ladies of Ramblin’ Rose Cafe, awesome swag from our fantastic partners, and partying from 7-9pm in full rainbow splendor. Please come dressed in your favorite color or rainbow attire, of course! We want to see the full rainbow in attendance!

We couldn’t be more excited to share this special time with you guys! It has been a long journey and we are so thrilled for the publishing of Craft the Rainbow and for all of you guys to enjoy it as much as we do! See you there!

DEETS

Craft the Rainbow Workshop, Book signing party

West Elm, City Creek Center
Thursday, April 26th
6-7 Workshop (tickets required)
7-9 Book signing and party (tickets NOT required)
Come dressed in your favorite color or rainbow attire!

Purchase your tickets for the workshop, book included here

Purchase your tickets for the workshop, no book included here!

RSVP for the book signing here!

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Book Club + Design + Life / Tuesday, 3 Apr 2018

Artful board books for babies

Artful board books for babies

I thought reading books to a newborn would be a little premature, but I’ve been shocked at how much attention Baby J pays to each and every page I show him. He looks intently–maybe it’s because he really doesn’t have much choice in the matter. Ha! While I’ve been “reading” him these books, I’m astonished at cleverly written and illustrated they are. There’s a lot you can pack into one cardboard page! I’ve found quite a number of really beautiful, clever, and artful books for baby and I thought you might be interested in them too. There are some goodies here!

The round up includes books written by famous artists, illustrated by famous artists, or a focus on explaining about famous artist and art in general. Do you have any to add to the list? Please add in the comments!

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Life + wallpapers / Friday, 30 Mar 2018

April 2018 Spring Wallpaper

April 2018 Spring Wallpaper

April 2018 Spring Wallpaper

I’m absolutely head over heels for this month’s desktop artwork! The April 2018 Spring Wallpaper features the chicest “egg girl” you’ve ever seen walking her two pet bunnies! Honestly, if I could be that girl, I would. Spring is possibly my favorite season with the overwhelming presence of florals and signs of new growth. So let’s celebrate Easter all month long by pretending we’d all look as chic in the shape of an egg 😉

Get the downloads after the jump!

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DIY + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

Heirloom Clothing Labels for Baby

Heirloom Clothing Labels

These first few weeks having a newborn baby have been a whole roller coaster of emotions, but absolutely and overwhelmingly magical. One of the simplest pleasures I’ve had is dressing Baby J in the sweetest and smallest articles of clothing! Why is everything more adorable when it’s tiny? Yet, I’m already shocked at how quickly he has grown! Someone, please explain how has he already OUTgrown so many things?!

Heirloom Clothing Labels

Since I can’t stop time and I can’t seem to slow down Jasper’s growth rate, I wanted to do something to preserve my memories of him at every stage of life. So I made these heirloom clothing labels for Jasper’s special items so I would always remember. The labels are made from printed ribbon using the P-touch Embellish ribbon and tape printer. I was able to document his first blanket, his blessing outfit, a homemade sweater and hat from my sweet cousin, and much more. I’d like to think I’d never forgot those things, but sewing a sweet ribbon label on everything makes me so happy knowing I will have those memories forever.

See how I turned Baby J’s clothing into keepsakes!

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

April 2018 Book Club: The Language of Flowers

In Victorian times, flowers had romantic meanings and a language all their own: dahlia – dignity; lily – majesty; begonia – caution! The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is about a girl whose lifelong distrust and detachment from others left her with her beloved flowers as her only way to communicate. This story is about trust, love, redemption, and finding marvelous, unknown gifts you didn’t know you had. (And learning about flowers? What could be better for this spring season?!) Join us as we read and discuss The Language of Flowers on Instagram @larsbookclub! Stay tuned throughout the month, readers! We’ll have discussion questions and amazing artwork for you. Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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