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04.21.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 75

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“the palette of this week’s post is inspired by bona drag’s styling.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

04.14.17

BATHROOM REVAMP

bathroom revamp | designlovefest

how’s your week of spring cleaning going? have you followed along with any of our projects? we’d love to know! today we’re talking about the bathroom. i really like my bathroom. the layout, the tile, the bathtub, the fixtures…but it was still lacking an overall vision and felt rather chaotic. too many towels, mismatched everything, tons of almost gone products, etc. so we went in and made some simple adjustments and the outcome was SO much better!

bathroom revamp | designlovefest

it’s amazing what a few small tweaks can do to a space. and it was all very affordable, swapping out the bathmat, switching the towels up, streamlining my products and cleaning supplies. here are some before and after pictures. and that’s actually how my bathroom looked before (sadly i always have clothes on the floor!)

BEFORE AND AFTER:

bathroom revamp | designlovefest
bathroom revamp | designlovefest

i am only one person and live alone so there is no reason i need six towels and three bathrobes out!

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bathroom revamp | designlovefest
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i’m attempting to make it more of a habit to wipe down all of the bathroom surfaces a couple of times a week. having a clean bathroom is a great feeling and totally possible if i stay on top of it. i started using the Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach and it really gets the job done and disinfects which is crucial when it comes to bathroom cleaning. i can  use it in the kitchen as well and the bottle is refillable which i really appreciate!

the cute bath rug is from esalerugs. they are all one of a kind but this is a similar one. i’m normally all about white towels and robes but i thought it would be fun to add in some subtle color. we found these at target and they did the trick (if you’re a white towel girl like me you know that keeping them white is tricky, i wash mine with a little bleach every other week to keep them looking fresh). also added in these make up brushes to round out the color scheme.

bathroom revamp | designlovefest

(this post is created in partnership with Clorox. thank you for supporting the companies that allow us to create original content for you). 

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04.11.17

HEALTHY CANDY BARS

gwyneth's candy bars | designlovefest

i have a pretty intense sweet tooth and i’m always open to new healthier ways of satisfying it. enter Gwyneth Paltrow’s healthy “candy bars”(i’m putting candy bar in quotation because although these are really good and satisfying they are not a snicker bar). i’ve seen people posting all over the internet about her recipes and i thought it was time we gave it a shot and let you know how it turned out. this recipe is exceptionally easy, apart from the fact that it has to set in the refrigerator for half a day, the active steps on this are under 15 minutes. the recipe didn’t ask for salt on top but in our opinion, the flavor was enhanced by a generous sprinkle of maldon salt.

gwyneth's candy bars | designlovefest
gwyneth's candy bars | designlovefest

i also wanted to ask for a bit of feedback on the recipe column, we work really hard to weekly bring you beautiful and practical meals and we’d love to know what you’re liking/not liking and what you’d like to see more of. we’ve had a few comments recently of people saying that they tried one of our recipes and that it was actually really good and not just pretty. i love those comments and i also wanted to say that we test and eat every single recipe. we aren’t making things just for the pretty photos, although those are fun too. we really want this to be a resource to you so let us know what you’d like us to focus on, we’re all ears! – joanie

gwyneth's candy bars | designlovefest
gwyneth's candy bars | designlovefest
gwyneth's candy bars | designlovefest


Gwyneth Paltrow’s candy bars
what you’ll need:
• 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
• 1 1/2 cup dates, pitted and roughly chopped
• 1/2 cup almond butter
• 1/2 cup maple syrup (she asks for grade B, we used grade A)
• 1/2 cup coconut flour
• 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (we used vanilla, either works great)
• 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (60% or higher cocoa content)
• 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
optional: maldon salt

full recipe below!
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04.11.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 74

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“the colors in this jackson pollock quote are inspired by an image from boris ovini.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

04.10.17

POSITIVE TASKS PRINTABLE!

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it’s spring cleaning season and i cannot tell you how much my home and life needs it! we partnered with Clorox to bring you an entire week of spring cleaning inspired projects, tips, hacks and a video and i’m really excited about them. i tested every single one out at my home or studio and they all greatly improved my life and sanity. the concept is to follow a Springvent calendar where every day you try and tackle a new project. everything from organizing, cleaning, DIY and life hacks. it’s much easier to take on one project a day rather then trying to tackle everything at once. you can see the whole calendar here and i’ll also be sharing projects on the blog and social media.

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for today’s post we created a printable that has 7 positive task for you to try this week. they are all simple, short and designed to fit into your already busy life. print it out, hang it on your desk and try something new for a week! keep track of what made you feel more positive and try and incorporate it moving forward. these are all things my team and i try to do personally and know that when we do, our life feels just a little brighter.

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LIST TO PRINT OUT! (959)

(this post was created in partnership with Clorox. thank you for supporting the companies that allow us to create original content for you). 

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