Design + Life / Friday, 21 Jul 2017

A case of the wi-fi blues and how I solved it!

Faster internet with Eero

As I’ve mentioned many many times before, we live below some of the kindest people in the world. They’re so kind that we threaten never to move out. Ha! Though we love living here, we do have a case of the slow wi-fi blues. We get our Internet from our sweet landlords upstairs and sadly it’s a constant battle of texting “our Internet is out” and “can you restart the router?” to which they happily do, but when you rely on the Internet for your job, the complaining becomes a bit much for both of us, though I’m sure they would never ever admit it.

I was lucky enough to try out the eero, a new system to strengthen your wi-fi and our Internet is now 400% faster!!!! Yes, you read that right, 400%!  See this little white box below? That’s the magic maker. Here’s how it works.
Faster internet with Eero

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Crafts + DIY + printable + Projects / Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Printable Honeycomb Pop-Up Cards

honeycomb pop up cards

Sometimes there are times in your life when you just need a little boost. Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut? A funk? A mental block? A moody blip that you just don’t want to get out of? Well, news flash: You’re not alone! And sometimes, a simple card and a few kind words from a friend are just the answer! Better yet? These honeycomb pop up cards are absolutely adorable and will sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Remember pop up books from when you were a kid? It was like an unexpected bonus for reading! Same deal here. The cards are cute on their own but add a mini honeycomb and we can’t get enough! Print off the cards, stick on some honeycombs, and go make someone’s day!

honeycomb pop up cards

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DIY + flowers + paper flowers + Projects / Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

Make your own flower stamens

make your own flower stamens

We make enough paper flowers around here that we figured it was high time we show you how to make your own floral stamens to go with them! For the flower novice, a stamen is the pollen producing part of the flower, located in the center. It may seem like an insignificant part of the flower, but it makes a huge difference in the overall look of the bloom. The addition of stamens to paper flowers brings them to life! You can buy all sorts of different flower stamens, but they are often expensive and only found through small online shops. Not our cup of tea. If you make your own flower stamens you can create unique paper flowers without breaking the bank! Count us in. You probably already have all the supplies you need. So what are you waiting for? Let’s fill the world with beautiful blooms!

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Book Club + Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017

The Brilliant History of Color in Art Downloads

July 2017 Book Club

Have you been enjoying The Brilliant History of Color in Art?? We’ve gotten some enthusiastic feedback on @larsbookclub , our Instagram feed! Apparently, you love to learn about the colors around us and throughout history just as much as we do. Well, we hit the jackpot with this book in regards to “extras”. The J. Paul Getty Museum features this book on their website, along with art lessons for kids, a self-guided museum tour, discussion questions, AND even a quiz! What did you REALLY learn about these colors? 😉 Take the quiz and find out! Find the Getty’s great educational site hereWe included a couple of their questions below, but be sure to head to their site for more! Don’t forget to print out this month’s incredible artwork by our featured illustrator, Jennifer Bouron.July 2017 Book Club

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Life + Party / Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Pie on the 4th of July

Pie party for the Fourth of July

I tend to keep the 4th of July pretty low key, but this year I wanted to switch things up a bit. We’ve been holding regular team-building events, which have been so much fun, so we decided to tap into our patriotic spirit and throw a party to celebrate our nation together with a “Say hi to pie this 4th of July” party. We partnered up with Edwards® Desserts to make it happen. It was the perfect solution because we could focus on the prep for the party and let Edwards® desserts bring their decadent dessert A-game.

Pie party for the Fourth of July

We let lemon meringue be the star of the show and based our theme around it—lemons and stripes with a blue, yellow, and a dab of faded red color palette. Then we set up a pie bar with a few additional flavors like Hershey’s® Chocolate Crème Pie and Key Lime Pie so we could try them all. Personally, I love trying a bit of every flavor and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Read on →

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