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
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08.21.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 34

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

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

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08.20.15

HI. CHECKING IN.

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hi guys. how’s your week going? mine is going pretty well actually. i’ve gotten a lot of things crossed off my to-do list. i’m headed to dana point with my dad and two brothers this weekend. i’m a little nervous because my dad and i have had a rocky few years and this will be one of the first times we have seen each other in quite a while. just trying to stay positive about it. i do feel lucky that southern california has so many little weekend road trip opportunities, i’ve definitely been taking advantage of them this summer. (remember this post?)

i thought i would try to check in more on a personal level here. sometimes blogs can feel disconnected to the actual blogger behind it, so i think it’s nice to say hello and show you my more human side every now and then.

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i had a pretty big shift with my career this week, but more on that soon. it feels like i’m in a very transitional phase. i guess it’s felt like that for about a year now actually. i’m still sorting out what my next avenues in life are going to be, and that feels exciting and also like a big question mark. one thing i do know is that we are planning the designloveFESTIVAL and i’m so excited about it. it’s going to be october 24th, so mark your calendars if you live in LA!

can i just say how awesome it is that arian and i are still able to be such close friends. not all of my exes have been like that. i’m constantly reminded why we were together for so long. he’s such a supportive and loyal person. i hope we can always stay that way. i do sometimes worry how it will be when one of us gets into another relationship, but i think we will cross that bridge when we get there, right? have you had a similar situation? i guess it’s kind of tricky.

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and dang, we’ve been totally slacking on those weekly workout posts. i’m sorry! sometimes i find it hard to say something interesting each week about it, you know? “hey i worked out again and tried my best to eat healthy but still drank alcohol when i shouldn’t have.” not very motivational haha. but i AM still doing it. i’m actually supposed to go to a new dance class with my friend joy tonight. we haven’t worked out together in a loooong time so it will be fun.

have an awesome rest of your week, ok? catch up with me this weekend over here. xx bri

(artwork by sarah eisenlohr)

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08.20.15

MAKE IT / TACO STAND

we had a taco party in the studio the other night and this smart DIY by varsha salvi would have been perfect! it’s true, there aren’t many great serving dishes for tacos…

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