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collaborations + Party + Style / Thursday, 3 Dec 2015

3 holiday looks with Benefit & giveaway


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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Life + This week / Friday, 23 Oct 2015

This week

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Guys! I still don’t know what I’m doing for Halloween. I love to dress, but per usual, I have nothing planned! It usually comes down to a last minute costume. What are you doing? This week we had a lot of fun projects behind the scenes and I cannot wait to show them to you. Glee! Stay tuned!

Fun links for your weekend!

So clever! 

Love this DIY for storage!

The next great Scandinvian destination

Rad painted interiors

This costume is the best! 

Rainbow crepes!

I’m so excited for this album. I pledged. Find out the details here! 

Pumpkin lanterns

Beautiful botanicals

Did you hear that Kate Spade is now doing a home collection?! 

Food + Life / Friday, 5 Jun 2015

Happy National Donut day!

national donut day 17 national donut day 15national donut day 2donuts-eatingHAPPY NATIONAL DONUT DAY

At some point in the history of blogging, donuts became king. And National Donut Day became its Christmas.

SO, in true blogger form, Happy National Day! May you eat all the frosted, sprinkled, fried dough in the shape of a ring that you can. And if you’re not in the US, may donuts be in your future at some point in life. Or I’ll come to you and bring you some. I’d like that very much.

ME made us some #CraftTheRainbow donuts. Get the full recipe below!

And if you’re needing to really get in the spirit of National Donut day, here are some fun links for your weekend:

Kelly of Studio DIY declared this week National Donut week. Check out her giveaway and fun projects!

Here’s one of my favorite projects of all time: a donut rug! 

Donut macarons from the archives

Ombre donuts

Donut shoes and donut dress

Donut gift bags and donut tea towels

mini baked donuts from the archives

Donut Day This Girl from the archives

Printable donut garland

Donut apron DIY

Donut collar DIY 

Donut balloons


Happy weekend! 

Photography by Lindsey Orton  |  Baking by Mary Elizabeth Hammond 

Get the full donut recipe below!

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Life + travel / Monday, 2 Mar 2015

Click Retreat Caribbean

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In January I was invited to teach a photo styling workshop with my good pal, Meta Coleman, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of The Seas, the largest ship in the world for Click Retreat, a conference for bloggers that focuses on photography and social media in the Caribbean for a week. When I got the email the only words I saw were “January”, “cruise”, “Caribbean” and immediately responded “YES!”. We visited Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.

But, what would make them think I would even like it? I mean, it’s not like the Bahamas had photogenic pink buildings everywhere or anything…

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And it’s not like the scenery was very scenic. Bleh.

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Seriously, I couldn’t find a single pink building ANYWHERE in the Bahamas! It was so BORING!

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It’s not like we had colorful props to work with or delicious fruits to make smoothies with…

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Meta and I pretended we were recently engaged and on a romantic getaway the whole time taking our engagement photos…Somehow we keep getting invited to rad places around the world…just the two of us without our families…when in Rome!unnamed-12


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Life + This week / Sunday, 12 Oct 2014

This week

I’m slowly decorating our apartment. Slowly because you know I have a hard time making things permanent. I have to truly love it in order for it to become a part of the home. I put out on Instagram a picture of a few of our books (above) and asked for advice on how to categorize our bookshelves. For now it’s in rainbow order–I am still fully a fan of the trend–but I find it’s not always the most practical way of finding books. Like, I want all my dictionaries in the same spot, you know? But my Danish one is in the reds and my Portuguese is in the black and my English is in the white…I know. So many problems on my hands! Any advice?

This week on Lars:
The Halloween costumes continue with Mona Lisa
Vincent Van Gogh
& row house costumes
& Picasso’s Old Guitarist
And play THIS playlist at your Halloween party
A delicious and gorgeously creepy skull cake for Halloween
Some fun wallpaper ideas

Lars elsewhere: 
Fun thank you cards to send out
Maximize your space with these
How to make your space not boring beige

Must reads/watch:

image from my Instagram