DIY + Projects + Style / Monday, 5 Nov 2018

Fooled Ya! DIY T-shirt vinyl Collection

Are you familiar with Trompe-l’oeil? It means “deceive the eye” in French for those linguists out there. It’s a technique that makes a painting or design appear three-dimensional through optical illusion. The technique originated in the Baroque period and it’s still going strong today! When brainstorming our second T-shirt (If you missed our Matisse T-shirt line, make sure you check it out), we wanted to create whimsical Trompe-l’oeil-inspired designs, and that’s what the ‘Fooled Ya! T-Shirt Collection’ is all about! No need to add too many additional accessories because these shirts include them for you, Take a look at all the designs and let us know which one is your favorite!

Take a look at all the styles and download the templates to make your own!

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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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DIY + holiday + Projects + thanksgiving / Thursday, 1 Nov 2018

Rainbow Paper Pumpkin Tablescape

If you’re looking to colorize your Thanksgiving table for the upcoming festivities, this Rainbow Paper Pumpkin tablescape is just the ticket! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and is the ideal time to create a really beautiful tablescape.The beauty with this arrangement is that not only is it colorful, festive, and beautiful, it’s paper and completely disposable, making it perfect for a meal with kids. You don’t need to worry about broken dishes or decor, you can simply enjoy the meal and the company!

Rainbow Paper Pumpkin Tablescape

Each pumpkin is made from 1 piece of ASTROBRIGHTS®paper and some craft wire, making it extremely inexpensive to boot. Astrobrights Paper offers the most vibrant colored paper and we were so enamored that we knew we had to create a rainbow arrangement. We used almost the colors in the Spectrum Assorted Cardstock pack to create a beautiful rainbow.

See how easy it is to replicate with Astrobrights Paper!

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DIY + Projects + thanksgiving / Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018

Gratitude Tree with Acorn Favors

Gratitude Tree with Acorns favors

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Naturally, I’m a real big fan of the food. Who isn’t? In addition, though, my family has always taken some time out of the evening to reflect on the things that we’re really grateful for. Be it in the form of a list on notecards, shared verbally around the table, or in the form of a Gratitude Tree! A gratitude tree is a way to display the things you’re grateful for while creating a beautiful and seasonal display. Each dinner guest gets a paper leaf or a few leaves, and they write something they’re thankful for on each leaf. It’s a great activity to do at a Thanksgiving gathering.Gratitude Tree with Acorns favors

A bonus element to this tree is the Acorn Favors! Each acorn is actually an eos First Snow Lip Balm in disguise! Before you send your guests away after the big feast, tell them to take an acorn off the gratitude tree. This eos First Snow Sphere is the perfect gift to send your friends and family home with as the scent characterizes the cozy time of year. It’s fresh and crisp and smells SO good. Plus, your lips will be in need of some extra TLC with the winter chill on the way! Read on →

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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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