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01.08.16

A NEW DIRECTION FOR DESIGNLOVEFEST

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i have to write my thoughts down on this topic because i stayed up until 3am last night thinking about it after i posted this image on instagram and got people talking about it. and then i couldn’t STOP thinking about it. so here it goes….

why did i first start blogging? let me take you waaaaaay back…

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01.07.16

NOT DRINKING BENEFITS

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we’ve given up drinking for only a week, here’s what we’ve seen…and we’re annoyed about it, trust us.

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11.24.15

ENJOY YOUR CHILL TIME

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i’m leaving in an hour to get on a plane to chicago, and then taking a train to quincy illinois where most of my extended family lives. i only get to go there about once a year, so it will be nice to see everyone. my parents are coming to stay with me for a california christmas this year, so i’ve been decorating the house so it can feel more finished by the time guests come. it’s so hard to pull the trigger on furniture, isn’t it?! i’ve been doing lots of research for inspiration and i loved this boho bedroom. my couch takes 4-6 weeks and the waiting game is killing me!

i hope you all have a relaxing week. we are going to be posting lighter this week since most people will be busy eating turkey and loungin’ around. but check back for some turkey leftover recipes! enjoy your time off with loved ones. xo! -bri

10.05.15

COLOR A MEMORY

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i’m a pretty sentimental person by nature. one of my favorite things to do before i fall asleep is look through old photos and reminisce. i love looking back on memories and remembering the feeling or emotion surrounding the moment. things change so fast and i love being able to hold a moment in a picture. when behr paint invited me to partner with them for a campaign called color a memory, the photo on the fence immediately came to mind. it’s of me and my cousin on my grandma’s farm in Illinois. this photo reminds me of visits to her farm while i was growing up.

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my grandma marilyn is the kindest person i know and she means the world to me. she embodies grace and humility and really treats everyone with so much love and it’s because of her that this photo means so much to me. it really is the people i’m with that make the memory. i feel like i could be in the most beautiful place in the world and if i wasn’t able to share it with someone i love it wouldn’t mean as much.

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i picked the yellow color in my shirt to name a paint color after her, and i call it “sun kissed marilyn” which is actually a real behr paint color called buzz-in P300-6.

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do you have a certain photo that holds a lot of sentimental value to you? i find that it’s often the unexpected photos. not the prom photo or the photo from the family reunion but the candid photos that capture the true emotion or environment. you can color your own memory here.

this post is in partnership with behr paint. all opinions are my own.

09.23.15

SPIKED LEMONADE PLEASE

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we have been planning a little team trip to the parker hotel in palm springs for a few months now, and today we hit the road for it! (and luckily it’s only about 2 hours from home) i’ve been wanting to take the girls there because they’ve never been and it’s one of my favorite places. it’s going to be 100 degrees (!), but that’s alright, we will either be lounging on our laptops or swimming in the pool with spiked lemonades. (see more on instagram this week)

oh! and i’ve signed up for periscope…if you don’t know about it: you can watch people live on video while they broadcast their surroundings. comment and hear the person respond to you. the video stays up for 24 hours and then disappears. try it out! and find me under @designlovefest. i’m still getting the hang of it, but it’s fun to play with.

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this palm springs trip is coming at a very busy time and i’m hoping it’s the perfect remedy to some of the stress i’ve had lately. with having to move out of the studio, preparing to travel for a week, planning and shooting for the designlovefestival, managing the blog and current projects, meeting about a possible new product line, hiring a new art director to the team, editing photos, and answering emails…i could have gone to sleep at 6pm last night, i was so tired! but, all good things and i’m grateful that things are happening and moving forward. do you ever tell yourself…”just gotta get through this month and then everything will be fine.” that’s me right now. i’ve had busy months before and it’s always worked out, i just need to think positive and take it step by step. and remember, a lot of the times i put the added stress on myself.

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we will still be posting regularly, just working from a sunnier spot. lots of love, thanks for listening to my vent session. xx -bri

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