Posts Categorized: Life

Life + Projects / Monday, 7 Jan 2019

Becca’s Top 15 Projects

Becca's Top 15

Happy new year everyone! I’ll be sharing a year in review later this week, but I wanted to start with some news that still breaks my heart even though I’ve had a bit of time to come to terms. After almost 3 years, our dear designer, content editor, and confidant, Rebecca Hansen, left just right before the holidays. It’s still so tough to address and speak of because I cry nearly every time I think of it. In fact, it got so bad I couldn’t even say good-bye–I just said “see ya later,” which is how I normally like to leave things because good-byes are THE WORST and I never really think they’re final. In this case, she still lives close by so I may just show up on her doorstep every now again. Surprise!  Read on →

Life / Sunday, 6 Jan 2019

January book club: Becoming

Happy New Year, readers! We’re so excited for another year of discovering great books and culture with you all, not to mention sharing the work of an amazing artist each month! There will be printables, gorgeous photos, interviews, and fun discussions. Thanks for being here!

Without further ado, we’re starting this year off with a bang with our former first lady’s memoir, BecomingFrom her humble beginnings in Southside Chicago to her days in the White House, Michelle Obama shares the many life experiences that have shaped her. She’s humble, funny, and honest, as she observes what America is today and frankly asks each of us who we want to become. I started reading it over the break after listening to Oprah’s stellar interview on her podcast and I wasn’t able to put it down! We had another book lined up for January but I couldn’t think of a better book to inspire a fresh start to a new year. Her theme of “becoming” reinforces the idea that we are constantly evolving and can become anything we want to be. It’s so inspiring.

Follow along with us on @larsbookclub, where we’ll discuss quotes or sections from Becoming all month! Stay tuned for artwork later this month as well. Enjoy!

You can find the book here 

If you have any ideas of thoughts about the Lars Book Club, please leave them below!

 

downloads + Life / Thursday, 3 Jan 2019

January desktop wallpapers

Happy 2019! How was your break?! We’re slowly getting back into the hang of things after a few days off, but nothing says “new year” more than a fresh desktop calendar from Monica, right?! And while you’re at it, one for your phone too! These downloads can be used for all sizes of phones. 

See below for the downloads! 

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Life + printable / Monday, 17 Dec 2018

New Years Resolution Printable

New Years Resolution Printable

Are you pro New Years Resolutions or against them? Either way, this printable was created with YOU in mind! You can use it for setting self-improvement goals or perhaps you’d like to treat it as more of a bucket list for the year! Different strokes for different folks. Whatever your personality is, we can all commit to making 2019 an awesome year.

We revamped our book art illustrated by Libby VanderPloeg (which you guys went CRAZY over) to create this printable in hopes that you’ll set some super resolutions for next year. I wrote mine down for your viewing pleasure, so show me yours! Tag @houselarsbuilt on Instagram and include #LivingLargeWithLars. What are your hopes, dreams, aspirations, for the new year? As you know, we’re all about making dreams come true at Lars 😉

New Years Resolution Printable

Download the New Years Resolutions Printable and get to planning your awesome year! 

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DIY + Life + tabletop / Friday, 14 Dec 2018

New Years Tabletop and Art Deco Crowns

New Years Tabletop

2019 is just around the corner (how?!?!!), and we’re busy preparing for my New Year festivities. If you’ve been here for any amount of time, it’s very likely you’ve spotted one of our tablescapes (we even have a whole series of them here!). I love finding unique dinnerware to add to my collection. I look for quality pieces that can be used for years to come and Lenox dinnerware has always been a favorite of mine. You can imagine how stoked I was to find that two of my favorites, Domino Magazine and Lenox, got together and made magic. As a long-time Domino lover, I will cheer on everything they do and their new collaboration is truly worth cheering over.

See how we were inspired by the collection to make some DIY Art Deco Crowns!

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