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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DIY + Projects / Monday, 19 Nov 2018

Keepsake Travel Boxes

Keepsake Travel BoxesI’ve had some plain wooden boxes sitting around Jasper’s room and have been anxious to get some paint on them. I mean, I should be fine with something plain, for once, but they were begging for color and a purpose. I finally figured out what to do with them–keepsake travel boxes! After each trip, I would fill a box with all the souvenirs, mementos, and photos that I collected. It serves as a physical reminder of all the fun and keeps me from misplacing all the special items gathered from the trip (unfortunately, a common problem in my life). Each wooden box is painted in a pattern and color scheme inspired by the destination. For example, the Mexico box is painted with a bright color block pattern. Then I can place all of my trinkets inside: polaroids, plane tickets, brochures, flight wings, coins, books, etc.

Keepsake Travel Boxes

The Lars team has been able to go on a handful of wonderful trips in the past year and traveling has been a breeze thanks to Alaska Airlines and their global partners. The latest Lars escapade was to Orlando, where Mary and her sister Emily visited Harry Potter World. Alaska Airlines is our go-to for any West Coast flights, but they are also a great airlines for cross-continental trips as well. Mary and Emily had a ball on their vacation and these Keepsake Travel Boxes are the perfect way to remember every detail!
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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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DIY + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

Printable Christmas Song Bingo

Are you of the opinion that Christmas music shouldn’t start until after Thanksgiving? Or are you hopping on that one-horse-open-sleigh as soon as the air turns crisp?  Either way, those holly jolly tunes seem to make everything a bit more magical during the holiday season. This year we’re celebrating some of our all-time favorite Christmas songs–and you better believe Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is on my list. We’ve teamed up with Sony to create a Christmas Song Bingo game with their holiday playlist this year, a dream come true collaboration. Trust me, this playlist is THE soundtrack of the season, full of beloved classics and recent pop renditions.  

Click to read more and get the Bingo download!

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