we all have that piece of advice that someone we respected gave us, something that stuck in our minds and something that we still follow to this day. some of them are tiny little tips that don’t seem like much but we remember them forever (whether they are fully true or not!) here’s some we’ve found helpful…(and a cute notebook above to write a few down) what helpful tips have you learned along the way?
• always send a thank you note within 5 days.
• never make a big decision late at night, sleep on it.
• don’t have dairy when you have a cold.
• always take a photo of your passport before you go on a trip, in case you lose it it’s easier to go through the process.
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I don’t know how you feel about September, but for me, it feels like everything’s possible again. I love to renew my inspirations and open my mind to new ideas. Here are a few pins that have caught my eye. –stephanie
beci oprin for arro home
via mrs. lilien’s instagram
by daniela dahf henriquez
by keith allyn spencer
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today we have our heiday with us for the dress your tech series. bright avocados, palm tree hustle vibes, cool plants and an inspiring quote. now you just have to pick your favorite to download!
i think the “hustle” design is my choice, what about you?
and for the folks who prefer a simpler desktop design, here’s 3 options…
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“‘there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.’ the color inspiration for this design comes from these delightful bonbon lanterns made by ana kraš.” –maddy
(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)
if you’ve ever been to los angeles in the summer you’ve probably seen tiny fruit stands with colorful umbrellas strewn all over the city. you can buy a plastic bag full of fresh cut fruit and veggies for $5. when you buy it, they always ask if you want lime and chili powder on top. the combination of the two with a little sea salt is so delicious, especially on mango and jicama. you should try this snack for your labor day festivities!
it’s such a simple idea and would be delicious to serve at a summer party. we created individual paper cones and lined them in plastic (read how to make them after the jump) as a fun way to hand them to your guests individually and let them add their own chili and salt as desired.
what we used:
• 3 cucumbers
• 2 jicama
• 4 mangos
• 3 limes
• chili powder
• sea salt
how to make them:
• peel the cucumber, jicama, and mango and cut length wise into long, thin slices. lay the fruit flat on a try and just before serving squeeze the juice of three limes over the fruit and toss by hand.
• stack the cut fruit and veggies in the cones and either pre-sprinkle the salt and chili powder on each cone or allow guests to add on their own.
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