Posts Categorized: Life

Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

November Book Club Art

November Book Club ArtReaders!! How have you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? So many of you said you’d read it, and would read it again! Have you read the book and seen the movie (and which did you like better)? This book truly strikes a chord with so many of us, whether we relate to the book’s themes of loss, love, or uniting with others in the face of something dark and terrible. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows included some superb questions in the back of their book (really, they’ve touched on everything!), but here are some others we’d like to ask you! Please feel free to share your thoughts on Instagram @larsbookclub! This month’s fantastic artwork was illustrated by Emma Block and will have you dreaming of a cozy night in!

November Book Club Art

Discussion Questions

1. How did the book’s format of letters and telegrams influence the story? Did you enjoy it? Why or why not?

2. The book was filled with fabulous characters. Which one did you relate to the most? How were Dawsey and Markham V. Reynolds different, and what kind of influence did they have on Juliet?

3. How has a book or book club helped you make lasting personal connections? Do you think books really can find their way to you at just the time you need it?

November Book Club Art

Download the Book Print and Bookmark Here!

November Book Club Art

If you enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you might like:

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner (a 2016 book club pick!)

The Summer Before the War: A Novel by Helen Simonson

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir: A Novel by Jennifer Ryan

 

Photography by Jane Merritt  |  Artwork by Emma Block 

Life + Shop / Friday, 23 Nov 2018

Best of Black Friday Sales

Since the Thanksgiving sales are a perfect time to gather gifts (for others and yourself), we put together a little shopping guide to help you prepare.  Since some of those larger interiors pieces sometimes take a little more thought and planning, we wanted to give you as much of a preview of as many sales as we could from our favorite brands.  And we had to include some favorite finds in the fashion and gift categories too! (Stay tuned to stories as we will continue previewing sales throughout the week–our own, our partners, and our favorites!)
Happy shopping! And Happy Thanksgiving!

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Design + Life / Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

Decorating a Forgotten Space

Do you ever get an itch to rearrange the furniture? Or just decorate completely? I find myself getting bored really easily, so my home decor seems to be constantly changing. In this spirit, the other day I made a trip to Tuesday Morning and found just the items I needed to give my living room a little refresh. I have some underutilized areas that I felt could benefit from some sprucing up. A chair, a throw, a few pillows, some foliage and we’re in business! Tuesday Morning has an eclectic array of home decor items at amazing prices and you just never know what you’re going to find! It’s all about the serendipitous find! Each location has unique finds so make sure you check out your local store! Take a look at my favorite picks below!

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Life + Living the Dream / Sunday, 18 Nov 2018

Winter 2019 Internships

Winter 2019 Internships

This may seem a bit early, but with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we decided we would put out the call early for Winter 2019 Internships! We LOVE our interns at The House That Lars Built and we offer a variety of positions focusing on craft, graphic design, social media, and business. If you like what we do at Lars and would like to join the team or know someone who would fit the bill, please don’t hesitate! We think it’s a pretty fun gig 😉
Read more about how to apply below!

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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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