Art + DIY + Projects / Monday, 2 Apr 2018

DIY Sticky Note Mural

DIY Sticky Note MuralWe played around with sticky notes years ago (6 years ago to be exact!), but we revisited the medium in a new and more refined way. The idea of cheap, recyclable, yet impactful decor really resonates with us (remember our paper chain wall hanging!). I’m constantly wanting to change things up with my home decor, and this makes it easy! This DIY Sticky Note Mural was inspired by traditional quilt patterns. There are so many quilt pattern variations from classic to modern. A basic geometric pattern in a fun palette is the perfect use for sticky notes! Also, who knew that sticky notes come in the most beautiful colors? This project is a great way to fill an empty wall with plenty of color and pattern without spending a ton a money. In fact, this project will cost you less than $5!

Time to whip out Grandma’s quilts for a little inspiration!

DIY Sticky Note Mural

Get the pattern for our DIY Sticky note Mural so you can make your own!

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Life + wallpapers / Friday, 30 Mar 2018

April 2018 Spring Wallpaper

April 2018 Spring Wallpaper

April 2018 Spring Wallpaper

I’m absolutely head over heels for this month’s desktop artwork! The April 2018 Spring Wallpaper features the chicest “egg girl” you’ve ever seen walking her two pet bunnies! Honestly, if I could be that girl, I would. Spring is possibly my favorite season with the overwhelming presence of florals and signs of new growth. So let’s celebrate Easter all month long by pretending we’d all look as chic in the shape of an egg 😉

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DIY + Projects + Style / Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

DIY Tromp L’oeil Dress

Sometimes I want to live the life of the rich and famous and just go out a spend all my money on Mara Hoffman dresses, Loeffler Randal shoes, and vintage Chanel bags. Sometimes is actually a lot of times. Instead, I’ll just stick with Asos dresses that we jazz up with painted designer accessories! All my problems are solved! This DIY Tromp L’oeil Dress was inspired by the classic art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. So basically, when someone sees you, they’ll think you have dozens of Chanel bags! You can pick any article of clothing that needs a refresher and add a Tromp L’oeil accessory! Think strings of pearls, a collar and button band, or a crossbody bag. It’s a quirky way to personalize your pieces.DIY Tromp L'oeil Dress

Transform your own wardrobe with fabric paint!

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DIY + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

Heirloom Clothing Labels for Baby

Heirloom Clothing Labels

These first few weeks having a newborn baby have been a whole roller coaster of emotions, but absolutely and overwhelmingly magical. One of the simplest pleasures I’ve had is dressing Baby J in the sweetest and smallest articles of clothing! Why is everything more adorable when it’s tiny? Yet, I’m already shocked at how quickly he has grown! Someone, please explain how has he already OUTgrown so many things?!

Heirloom Clothing Labels

Since I can’t stop time and I can’t seem to slow down Jasper’s growth rate, I wanted to do something to preserve my memories of him at every stage of life. So I made these heirloom clothing labels for Jasper’s special items so I would always remember. The labels are made from printed ribbon using the P-touch Embellish ribbon and tape printer. I was able to document his first blanket, his blessing outfit, a homemade sweater and hat from my sweet cousin, and much more. I’d like to think I’d never forgot those things, but sewing a sweet ribbon label on everything makes me so happy knowing I will have those memories forever.

See how I turned Baby J’s clothing into keepsakes!

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

April 2018 Book Club: The Language of Flowers

In Victorian times, flowers had romantic meanings and a language all their own: dahlia – dignity; lily – majesty; begonia – caution! The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is about a girl whose lifelong distrust and detachment from others left her with her beloved flowers as her only way to communicate. This story is about trust, love, redemption, and finding marvelous, unknown gifts you didn’t know you had. (And learning about flowers? What could be better for this spring season?!) Join us as we read and discuss The Language of Flowers on Instagram @larsbookclub! Stay tuned throughout the month, readers! We’ll have discussion questions and amazing artwork for you. Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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