Posts Categorized: Projects

DIY + Projects + Style / Monday, 24 Jun 2019

Farmer’s Market tote with Infusible Ink

Our friends at Cricut just came out with a new product called Infusible Ink and I was honored to be a part of their new commercial (you can watch it here!). They filmed my actual reaction to the product reveal and let me tell you, those reactions are 100% real. Take a lookie!

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DIY + Projects / Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

How to monogram everything!

On my trip to Denmark in March, I spotted some adorable tote bags, coin purses, and handkerchiefs at one of their “dollar stores”. Listen, their “dollar stores” rarely have anything that’s actually a dollar, but you don’t even notice the exact price because everything at these dollar stores is well-designed and soooo cute. I LOVE walking through their mazes (think a smaller version Ikea) and classical music playing. It’s dark and full of surprises at every turn. It’s so great. I thought it’d be fun to buy a bunch of them as souvenirs for my team and friends and add monograms to EVERYTHING! I’m on a huge monogram kick lately.

In an ideal world, if I didn’t have a baby to wrangle, I would have embroidered them on the plane, but it’s now June and I’m FINALLY done with them. I showed a little sneak peek on Stories of what I was up to and got a lot of questions about the monogram process so I thought I’d share it with you. Here’s how to monogram EVERYTHING! AND, our own custom monogram font. Ye haw!  Read on →

DIY + fourth of july + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

DIY Fourth of July Bunting

Last week, we were taking our Lars team shots outside on the front lawn of our new studio.

While basking in the sun outside our dreamy white house we realized we might have the white house! No, not that one, but the beautiful white detailing really makes it the perfect spot for some excellent Fourth of July decorations! We’ve been in love with the historical feel of our home even before we moved in, and thought it was finally time we put that to use. It’s the ideal place for some classic decorations, and you can’t go wrong with the red, white, and blue! Kassie, our project manager, mentioned her love of bunting and it was decided. Nothing says the Fourth like bunting on the porch! And in paper? Cheap AND easy!

I mean, you could buy them for hundreds of dollars OR you could make them for $5. The choice is yours 🙂

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Design + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

DIY plate and cup lighting fixture

A couple of months ago, our very talented photographer Jane was flipping through the pages of Architectural Digest looking for a creative spark, and came across a classic Louis Paulsen pendant. You know the one. The setting was lovely, the colors on point, when all of a sudden she noticed that she thought they could be made out of tableware. Yes, tableware, as in all things plates, bowls, and cups. She came to me and said, “do you think we could make something like this with paper plates and bowls?” All it took was one look for me to respond with a resounding, “YES!” and we got to brainstorming a DIY plate and cup lighting fixture.We originally thought we would use paper plates, but then realized that they didn’t offer us the interesting shapes we were hoping for. We decided to take a chance, using melamine and plastic plates for our crafting, and scored BIG time! The variation of shapes is endless, not to mention inexpensive. Each one of our lamps were made for under $20. With the help of a drill, spray paint, and a glue gun, the fixtures came to life, and we’re not going to lie…we are absolutely in love with the outcome! Read on →

garden + Life + Projects / Monday, 10 Jun 2019

A Garden Transformation with Troy-Bilt

You know I’m a big fan of ANY place with flowers. Whether they’re peeking out of pots or spilling over the edges of well-manicured lawns, I’m happy.  With the start of summer, I’ve been able to start turning some of the inspiration garden images that have sustained me all winter long into actual realities.  BUT we need all the help we can get so I was delighted when Troy-Bilt invited us to be part of the Spring 2019 Flip the Yard Campaign!

You might remember my business partner Mary bought a house last summer and we’ve been making some pretty big changes inside (take a look HERE).  Right after buying she had to replace her sewer line. Yuck! Since then she’s being dealing with the havoc the backhoe caused and a yard that has been desperate for some love too.

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