08.29.14

7 FAVORITE PINS RIGHT NOW

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

sketch42

by sketch42

beci-orpin-arrowhome-550

beci oprin for arro home

sponges-550

unknown

gelatology-550

via gelatology

mrslilien-dog-550

via mrs. lilien’s instagram

cestlavie-550

by daniela dahf henriquez

keithalynspencer-550

by keith allyn spencer

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08.28.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 62

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…

CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE DESIGNS THIS WEEK!…

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08.28.14

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 09

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“‘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

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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08.27.14

LABOR DAY SNACK!

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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!

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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.

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what we used: 

• 3 cucumbers
• 2 jicama
• 4 mangos
• 3 limes
• chili powder
• sea salt

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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.

CLICK TO READ HOW TO MAKE THE PLASTIC LINED CONES…

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08.27.14

CHECKING IN…

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hey there! well, i have officially had the worst wifi connection for the past two days. but it’s actually been really nice. our end of summer road trip has been such a fun experience. full of weird stories, beautiful scenery and hilarious moments. we are off to our last night of the trip (camping in a yurt!) and then it’s back to normal life. hope you guys are having a great week so far, talk to you soon! -bri

follow along on the trip photos here!

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