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Life + Style / Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Behind the scenes of Little Birds


Remember the Little Birds feature from Milk Magazine that I produced with Chaunte Vaughn as photographer and Danielle Wilson on fashion? It’s one of my all time favorite projects that I’ve ever participated on. I thought I’d show you a behind the scenes look at what went on.

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I’ve used Quinn and Katrina’s treehouse for previous shoots but we felt it was the best place to capture the spirit of our little birds so they were on board once again for another Lars takeover. Thanks Q and K!

You know you’ll see a shot and it looks like you’re peeking in from behind a tree? Yes, that “tree” in this case is Chaunte holding up some branches that we had foraged from a nearby neighborhood.

behind the scenes of Little Birds

Danielle created some amazing pieces of clothing. She hand dyed all the fabrics with a technique she’s been honing to create a grey parrot, pink flamingo, green peacock, and white swan. Read more about her process here. It’s amazing what she did in UNDER A WEEK! This was a Project Runway for the books. I mean, look at the pink flamingo, each “feather” has three layers of pinks to it. It’s incredible. And if you have little girls, check out her site of whimsical play clothes.behind the scenes of Little Birdsbehind the scenes of Little BirdsSwayzie is one of my favorite little models. She’s so sweet and great at modeling, even though she’s probably better at soccer 🙂 You see these rugs below? Interwoven generously loaned us these gorgeous rugs. We turned them upside down and they worked like a charm! 

behind the scenes of Little Birds

Photography by Chaunte Vaughn  |  Fashion by Danielle Wilson  |  Produced by Brittany Jepsen for Milk Magazine  |  Rugs loaned from Interwoven

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Baby shower + collaborations + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Baby shower children’s book game

Children's book baby shower

Yes! There’s still a few more baby shower idea posts! The theme for the shower was Balloons, Books, and Baby and the major “entertainment” was left to the guests. It’s hard finding good baby shower games that don’t involve diapers and melted chocolate, no? So, everyone was instructed to bring a children’s book to gift to Victoria and baby and Chronicle Books pitched in and supplied some of their gorgeous editions. Because we were working with some clever creatives (though I don’t think you have to necessarily have an interested in crafts to recreate the game) we asked everyone to bring the book wrapped like the book so we could play a game of “Guess That Book“, which turned out to be  a lot of fun. People BROUGHT it! We had to throw in some classics so we’d all stand a better chance. But now I’m going to leave it up to you to “Guess that book!” (answers after the jump).  Balloonbabyshower-14Balloonbabyshower-143

Any guesses yet? If you don’t get the one above, you might have trouble with the rest…
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Any guesses yet? Well, take a look below to check them all out.

Photography by Melissa Leavitt  |  Books provided by Chronicle Books 
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Style + This Girl / Friday, 17 Apr 2015

This Girl


This girl spends her days at farmers markets and her nights at tablaos. It was Javier who first taught her how dance the flamenco, after sharing a carafe of Spanish wine on a balmy evening in Barcelona. On summer days, they play croquet and take occasional dips in the Mediterranean. For lunch, he grills mussels in their shells and drizzles them with béarnaise sauce–for dessert, she makes fresh raspberry tart and créme anglaise. They still love to dance, and tonight, this girl will slip on her new blue dress and sway to the rhythms of the Spanish guitar into the small hours.
text by Lauren Bledsoe 
Images: This Girl  |  Plays  |  Eats

Design + Life + Style / Monday, 23 Mar 2015

Vintage Whites Market & other Utah craft and vintage fairs 2015

Vintage shopping with The House that Lars Built

Last weekend I attended the Vintage Whites Market early shopping event with my friend Melissa Leavitt. Melissa is an AVID attender of early shopping events for flea markets and she convinced me that I needed to make it a priority. It didn’t take much convincing because Vintage Whites is one of my favorite vintage markets in Utah. They’ve been bringing their vintage market to Utah for the past 3 years and each year it somehow gets better and better. If you remember, last year I taught a paper flower wreath workshop there and it was jam packed full of shoppers beating me to some fabulous finds. But I learned a secret this year…pay the extra money for early access. It’s worth it guys! Elbow swinging room, live music from Mindy Gledhill and first pick at cross-stitched flamingo art.

Exhibit A: 

Vintage shopping with The House that Lars Built

It might be one of my all-time favorite purchases. They belonged to me.

And I ran into some fab ladies who love vintage just as much as we do. Vintage shopping with The House that Lars BuiltVintage shopping with The House that Lars Built

And this lovely lady here, Duchess Hot Chocolate, might be the most charming person you’ve ever met in your life. She’s from England and speaks to you as if you’re a long lost friend. Everyone deserves to eat her delicious, homemade hot cocoa. Everyone. Plus, it’s on the cutest bicycle you’ve ever seen (and psssst: You can hire her for your own events!). Double whammy. I’m desperately trying to get her to bring her chocolate to Midsummer Mingle. Crossed fingers!

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My new favorite vintage seller this year was Lacy Dresses Vintage and her mother’s shop Why Naught Shop. They sell the most gorgeous vintage pieces. Like, good quality pieces that you’ll want to invest in. I loved her immediately. And I now want to dye my hair white and get a bob. She was selling this dress that had the most perfect print for The House That Lars Built. Can you see why?! I want to do something inspired by this print. Sadly, the dress made me look a little too much like pioneer, otherwise I would have bought it in a heartbeat.

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I love shopping vintage and thought it might be nice to collect all the Utah craft and vintage markets information in one spot so you can mark your calendars. See below for the full list. And if you don’t see one on the list, it’s probably because I need to know about it. Let my know my leaving a comment! or email me at

Happy vintaging!

And stay tuned for an article from vintage shopping experts on some tricks and tips on how to shop vintage.

Dress from here  |  Shoes from here  |  Tights from here 

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collaborations + Projects / Friday, 13 Mar 2015

Rainbow balloon arch tutorial

rainbow balloon arch tutorial

You knew it was coming right? I couldn’t help myself! I’ve now done a flamingo balloon arch, shamrock, heart…a rainbow balloon arch was a necessity! Once again, I teamed up with Birdie’s Bakery to bring the gold at the end of the rainbow in the form of gold nugget sugar cookies. They are delicious.Rainbow balloon arch

St. Patrick's Day rainbow balloon arch and birdies bakery sugar cookies Birdies Bakery St. Patrick's Day cookies


So, will you be making a balloon arch? Have you made one? If you have, post it and tag it with #makingwithlars. I’ll be featuring them on an upcoming post.

Photography by Trisha Zemp  |  Gold nugget cookies by Birdie’s Bakery SLC  |  Assisting by Mary Elizabeth Hammond  |   Photo assisting by Emily Wheeler

See below for the full tutorial and to shop the post.

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