Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category

09.02.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 35

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“color inspiration for today’s design, a piece of a poem by mary oliver, comes from this edeline lee look.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

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08.31.15

TOP 7 / WORKOUT FINDS

Have you noticed all the cool workout clothing recently emerging from the yoga and wellness trend? I’m really amazed at how trendy activewear is nowadays! These are some of my favorite finds from around the web. What’s your favorite training brand? -stephanie

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from free people

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adidas by mary katrantzou

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from free people

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mara hoffman

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the upside

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zimmermann

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from urban outfitters

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08.25.15

LIFE HACKS PRINTABLE / 06

Today we have something fun for you to download! We’ve designed some jam stickers that you can print out and put on your jars. We thought it would be fun to decorate our jars of homemade jams and make them ready to gift! We used chalk spray paint to make the lids black and we simply glued the printed jam stickers on the jars. Pretty slick, right?

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08.24.15

SWEET PIZZA

School is back in session now and with the all the added stresses that come with it, wouldn’t it be great to create a treat to surprise your little one on the first day of school? This sweet pizza recipe is special. It’s a take on the classic s’mores we all grew up with but can be made in large batches to be enjoyed over and over or with all your friends for get togethers. think of them as fireless s’mores!

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Ingredients:
• 16 oz package raw pizza dough
• 11 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
• 1 cup mini marshmallows
• 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
• 2 cups hazelnuts
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 cup heavy cream
• butter (for greasing your pan and dough)
• 2 bananas

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or if your oven runs a little too hot like ours, we went with 325 to get the same results). On a large baking sheet, spread out the two cups of hazelnuts. Toast in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until they are lightly roasted. Once cooled rub the hazelnuts to loosen the skins to set them aside. We used a high powered blender for the next step but a food processor will also do the trick. Blend the roasted hazelnuts with 1/4 cup sugar until a course powder forms.

On a microwave safe bowl melt 11 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips. To be safe heat every 30 seconds in the microwave until melted, checking and mixing the chocolate as it melts. Add the hazelnut powder and 1 cup heavy cream to the melted chocolate and mix well.

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In a large greased baking sheet. Spread the 16 oz package of raw pizza dough. (we get ours from Trader Joes, it’s convenient and very versatile when it comes to creating new meals) Lightly brush butter over the dough and heat in the oven at 450 for 10 minutes or until a slightly golden brown color is beginning to develop. Remove from the oven and begin to spread the chocolate hazelnut spread. Add a layer of mini marshmallows and scattered semi sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. Heat in the oven at the same temperature for 2-3 minutes. We checked on our sweet pizza constantly to assure we had just the right amount of toasting on our marshmallows. Set aside to slightly cool. Cut into individual portions and enjoy with bananas slices over the marshmallows.

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Let us know what kind of treats you enjoyed as a kid! Enjoy!

photos and styling by: ivan solis
want more food posts? click here!

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08.21.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 34

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“the colors in this claude monet quote are inspired by paloma wool’s lookbook.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

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Why hello there designlovefest readers! Welcome to my place of inspiration + creation. Thanks for stopping by. I believe in giving credit where credit is due, so if at any time you see work that is improperly recognized, please send me quick note and I’ll gladly update the information.

Similarly, all graphic design elements and layouts present here were created specifically for designlovefest and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. We like to keep things nice and friendly here on the web, you see. It’s all about spreading the love. Ok, enough serious talk....go get inspired!