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A Midsummer Mingle + Events + flowers + Party + summer / Monday, 7 Jul 2014

How to throw the garden party of the century

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balloons in the pool at your party
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Are you ready for some oooos and ahhhs?! Natalie Norton did an amazing job at capturing A Midsummer Mingle and I’ve been dying to share the pics with you.

If you’re just joining me, I threw a garden party with Sarah Jane Studios, Mer Mag, One More Mushroom, Sycamore Street Press, Caravan Shoppe. It was a way to say thank you to all the people out there who support us because we couldn’t do what we love and without you. It turned out to be a party much bigger (and better!) than any of us intended, but we couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out so we’re boldly calling it a success. I’m dividing the photos into two parts–they’re just too lovely not to share all of it with you. It couldn’t have happened without the support of many, many people–especially Cricut— so stick with me as I attempt to thank them here.

I learned so much from this event so I thought it might be helpful to share some tips on what to do and what NOT to do.

Click below to Learn all the tricks and tips to throwing the ultimate garden party of the century! Read on →

collaborations + DIY + hair and beauty + Projects + summer / Thursday, 19 Jun 2014

Crown braid tutorial

We’re gearing up for our big Midsummer party on Saturday and we have SO much to do. There will be lots of handmade elements sprinkled throughout the garden so we’re getting our craft on big time! It’s turned into more of an effort than my wedding!
Some of you have expressed interested in learning the braided hair styles that we did for the Flamingo Pop shoot with BHLDN and I thought Midsummer was the perfect time to try them out. Jessie M, who created the styles, graciously provided the tutorials so you can recreate them yourself. Midsummer or not, they are perfect for getting the hair out of your way and looking adorable at the same time.
Click below for full crown braid tutorial!

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Life + This week / Sunday, 1 Jun 2014

This week

Greetings from the paradise we call California! Sometimes, while living in Denmark, I wondered why anyone would not live in California. The weather is perfection. But then there’s the traffic….and then I’m reminded why. I’m visiting my family to celebrate my dear sister-in-law who flew in from England for her baby shower. I have a niece on Paul’s side of the family, but I’ve never gone through the process of seeing a baby born within our own family and I’m so so so thrilled for this little one.

This week on The House That Lars Built:
I created a balloon/flamingo bridal shower for BHLDN
We recreated a floral painting in real life
This Girl
Make some DIYs out of linen!
How to make my crown twist hair tutorial (I wear it

Lars elsewhere:
10 Stylish Ikea hacks on Interior Collective
Amazing outdoor fireplaces
Make this flipbook to ask your bridesmaids on Brooklyn Bride

Pinterest boards I’m loving:
Sea of Shoes’ Home board is eclecticly perfect
Karlee Bronson’s sewing board makes me want to whip out the sewing machine!
Alice’s pattern board is quirky, fun, and bold

Happy June! My favorite month! 

photo by Jessica Peterson 

Life + This week / Sunday, 23 Mar 2014

This week

This week was awesome and nuts and insane and bizarre. There was lots of good sprinkled with some truly weird moments that made me rethink if people have read the “how to be a good human handbook” recently. Oh man…if only that book existed. What would you contribute to it? I would contribute “keep your hands to yourself.”

Long story short: there’s a rapist/groper going around my town and we’re pretty sure he was at our bedroom window the other night before Paul scared him off. I don’t mean to make a dramatic scene over here but I’ve since learned that people don’t lock their doors or windows much, especially around here because they feel a sense of “safety”. Guys, for EVERYONE’s sake, just be careful. The more people are less careful, the more these crazy people become empowered and attempt to open doors and windows and do unthinkable things. Just be smart! How’s that for a PSA?

In other news this week: I’m doing a giveaway with Saguaro where you have to tag a picture of a color that inspires you and mine tends to be florals like these (top left). I styled a book for Anne of Flax & Twine in Park City this week (part of the good part of the week, top right and bottom left). I’m working on a floral project for Laura Ashley (bottom right).

This week on Lars: 
I’m giving away a 2 night stay and facial at the awesome Saguaro Hotel (have you entered?!)
Flock someone with pink flamingos
Make a fake birthday cake and send it in a birthday kit
Make some DIYs for your house with these simple projects made from plywood
This Girl is all florals

Lars elsewhere:
Add some graphic artwork into your home on the Interior Collective
9 ways to glam up your bathroom
Accessorize your napkins on Brooklyn Bride

3 Pinterest boards I’m loving:
Anna from In Honor of Design’s Spotted and Dotted board
The Lowest Light’s Dream Home board is light and airy and gorgeous
La Cocotte d’idee’s art and movement board is rad

all photos from my Instagram