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Projects / Thursday, 21 Apr 2016

DIY Block Print Tulip Napkin

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by Corrie Beth Hogg of Apple of my DIY 

Spring is here and I couldn’t be happier! Weekly weekend trips to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has me giddy with spring fever! I am particularly smitten with their tulip gardens, big swaths of color in every hue of the rainbow. In honor of those gardens and my love for the season, I decided to make some fun lino cut block print tulip napkins! If you’ve never made a block print before, this is an easy place to start. The shapes are simple to cut out and there is no set pattern that you need to stick to. Dress up your table with a classic nod to spring, using the incomparable stupendous tulip! Read on to learn how. Read on →

Life / Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016

A personal update

Heart shaped cactusI was hoping to share a rad stop motion baby announcement with you next week, but in a sudden twist of plans, I’m sad to report that I was pregnant for 11 weeks and yesterday the baby decided it wasn’t the right time to make its appearance just yet. 🙁

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Projects / Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016

Painted paper trays

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Last week I featured our trip to Salvation Mountain over the holiday break. I was super inspired by colors and patterns of Leonard Knight’s painted mountain, which is covered with stripes and flowers and trees, everything my #CraftTheRainbow heart could desire. It felt like an explosion of everything going on inside my brain.

Like I mentioned last week in my State of the Blog Address, one of my goals that I’m choosing to focus on this year is keeping to my own inspiration, versus the floods of inspiration that come immediately from Pinterest or Instagram so I decided to put paint to paper after our trip. My sister had painted some plain papier mache trays out at my parent’s house and I quickly claimed them and applied some patterns and colors as inspired by Salvation Mountain (that’s what sisters are for, right?!). Because another goal of mine is to be more organized (like the rest of the world for the first month of the year) I’m using these trays for paperwork and such. I’ll let you know how it goes.Salvation MountainPainted paper trays

Learn how to make the painted paper trays below! Read on →

christmas + Design + gift guides + Style / Monday, 21 Dec 2015

Holiday gift guide: my wishlist

 

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Ahh! Trying to narrow my entire Pinterest board of 26,000 pins into one 20 and under list. Impossible. Here’s my own personal wishlist for 2016!

  1. Pink vase
  2. Eye artwork by Kate Zaremba
  3. Green socks from Hansel from Basel
  4. Sperry boots
  5. Cute mug
  6. Blue boots
  7. Red journal. I bought this one in blue and I’m thinking of getting a whole stash so I have them for life.
  8. Silver platform brogues. The new neutral.
  9. Rad necklace
  10. Wood flashlight from Areaware
  11. Paule Marrot artwork. I love love love her work.
  12. Eve mattress. King size please.
  13. Silver tie ups. Loving silver these days!
  14. Another rad necklace
  15. Blue and pink plaid dress
  16. Pink boots
  17. Socks
  18. Key holder
  19. Pink and red snack bowl
  20. Cecil Beaton’s The Art of the Scrapbook

collaborations + Party + Style / Thursday, 3 Dec 2015

3 holiday looks with Benefit & giveaway

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Believe it or not, when it comes to blogging I’m a bit shy to show my face. In fact, I had a really hard time writing about myself in the first few years of the blog. So much so, that most people called me Lars and didn’t know what I looked like. Ha! Well, I brushed away some of my shyness (I did do #DressTheRainbow after all!) to model three holiday looks with one of my favorite make up companies, Benefit Cosmetics. There’s the “going to the Nutcracker” look, Mad Men inspired look, and winter wonderland look.

I was so nervous this would turn into a vanity project but I proceeded because I have been in a make up slump for the past many years and when it does come time to actually wear some I haven’t the slightest clue how to do it or how to find something that works for my coloring or my ultra dry skin. I had lost hope in finding something that would work for me.

BUT, I’m here today to tell you there’s hope. Ha! No really! And there’s no better time to play with make up than for all those holiday festivities you have on your calendar. What I love about Benefit is that they don’t take themselves too seriously and neither do I, so we had FUN creating these three looks. Because life’s too short to take it seriously!
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So, take a look at the three holiday looks below and find something that would work for you. AND, fun news! I’m giving away a complete set of make up from one of the looks to one reader! Find out below how to enter!

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