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Projects / Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016

Painted paper trays

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Last week I featured our trip to Salvation Mountain over the holiday break. I was super inspired by colors and patterns of Leonard Knight’s painted mountain, which is covered with stripes and flowers and trees, everything my #CraftTheRainbow heart could desire. It felt like an explosion of everything going on inside my brain.

Like I mentioned last week in my State of the Blog Address, one of my goals that I’m choosing to focus on this year is keeping to my own inspiration, versus the floods of inspiration that come immediately from Pinterest or Instagram so I decided to put paint to paper after our trip. My sister had painted some plain papier mache trays out at my parent’s house and I quickly claimed them and applied some patterns and colors as inspired by Salvation Mountain (that’s what sisters are for, right?!). Because another goal of mine is to be more organized (like the rest of the world for the first month of the year) I’m using these trays for paperwork and such. I’ll let you know how it goes.Salvation MountainPainted paper trays

Learn how to make the painted paper trays below! Read on →

collaborations + Food / Monday, 29 Jun 2015

Pineapple pink lemonade popsicle

Pineapple pink lemonade popsicles

You might remember Trisha Zemp from the stellar photos she’s been taking for me for the past year and a half. Well, Trisha recently bought 1,000 popsicle sticks (1,000 was cheaper than 100!) and she’s proclaimed this summer the #Summerof1000Popsicles. This is something I can get behind, folks. Clearly. She’s kicked if off with a few recipes on her Instagram a few weeks ago but now is going gung ho and popsicling until they run out! For this first set of 8 popsicles, we’ve collaborated to create something you will not be surprised about, #PopsicleTheRainbow. Based on #CraftTheRainbow and #LetterTheRainbow, #PopsicleTheRainbow is all about creating a rainbow of tried and true popsicle flavors.

We’ll be posting the recipes here on the blog, but join us on Instagram (and Trisha’s here) for some beautiful rainbow popsicles as well! And if you make some, be sure to tag them with #Summerof1000Popsicles or #PopsicleTheRainbow.

See you there and see below for the full recipe!

Photography by Trisha Zemp  |  Styling by Brittany Jepsen

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collaborations + Food + Party / Thursday, 18 Jun 2015

A summer garden party with Twig NY

House Lars Built Dinnerware

If you’re just joining The House that Lars Built, welcome! I’m so glad to have you here! I announced earlier this year that I designed three dinnerware collections for Twig NY and Oh Happy Day featured the Language of Flowers collection yesterday. Hooray! I styled this summer garden party using this bright and cheery collection and Oh Happy Day is sharing the recipes for the Smoked Salmon Toasts that Ramblin Rose Cafe made for it.  You guys will want to bookmark it. It’s super tasty and fresh and beautiful—everything I love in a meal.

Today I thought I’d share how to get the look for your own party. Read on →

Food + Life / Friday, 5 Jun 2015

Happy National Donut day!

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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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Party + Projects / Thursday, 21 May 2015

DIY Tassel balloon

Make a tassel balloon

For our books & balloons baby shower, our guest of honor, Victoria, clearly needed her own decorated balloon, a la Geronimo, so Ashley came up with a fun way to include some book inspired features into the decor. She included some bright tissue paper tassels along with tassels from pages from some books from the thrift store to tie in all the elements. Any way you put it, you just can’t go wrong with a humongous balloon. You just can’t.
DIY tassel balloonMAKE A BALLOON WALLballoon stuck in a treeBalloon baby showerBalloon baby showerPhotography by Melissa Leavitt  |  Crafting by Ashley Isenhour of Ike Studio  |  Balloon from Zurchers

See more from the baby shower here and click below for the full tutorial

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