01.21.15

GIVEAWAY / DLK

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DLK is carefully curated collection of children’s fashion, accessories, toys and decor for the modern aesthetic loving family. They’re giving away $250 to their shop. SOOO many cool things to choose from! i can’t wait to buy some of my momma friends some gifts.

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isn’t this one of the cutest kid shops you’ve seen!?

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CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY & REDEEM DISCOUNT CODE…

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01.21.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 19

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“a resolution-worthy recommendation from bill & ted, with strikingly simple color inspiration from cacharel.” –maddy

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

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01.20.15

BIRTHDAY INVITES!

it has been quite a year for me and i’m looking forward to starting a new chapter with my birthday on thursday. birthdays feel like a good time to turn over a new leaf and re-focus on the things that really matter. i’ve been wanting to plan some sort of celebration and i decided to invite a few of my best girls on a long weekend get away. it will be a chance to kick back and relax with some of the ones i love most.

for the party invites, i decided to send everyone a framed photo of a special memory between us. venice with victoria, the madonna inn with jesse and rome with jen. i picked photos from instagram and uploaded them to framebridge. which is a new, really simple site that allows you to have some of your favorite photos framed with out the headache and price tag. all you got to do is pick out your frame style, upload your photo and they’ll ship it to your door! i love the classic white frames. this whole process was so easy – i was done ordering in under 5 minutes.

if you want to give it a try, you can use the code: DESIGNLOVEFEST for 4 framed instagrams for $100 (code expires 2/3). let me know how you like it!

(this post was sponsored by framebridge, thank you for supporting the sponsors who allow us to create original content for you).

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01.20.15

ORANGE SHERBET CAKE

we’re excited to announce the addition of a new food contributor to the DLF team. his name is ivan and he’ll be posting amazing new recipes. welcome, ivan! we’re happy to have you. hope you all enjoy his fresh take on frosting a cake! 


Orange Sherbet Cake
What you’ll need:

• Cake mix (one box for a 6 inch baking pan)
• Frosting (two containers)
• Food coloring (red and yellow)
• Fresh oranges (enough to make a cups worth of juice)

• Use your favorite white or yellow cake mix and substitute water with fresh squeezed orange juice. Helpful hint: Using pre packaged juice will prevent your cake from rising to its true potential. So use the fresh stuff for the right texture. I baked the cake in 6″ rounds and made four layers but you could do more or less depending on your needs.

• After following the baking instructions on your mix, make sure to use a tooth pick to see if your cake is all the way cooked through. If you are making multiple layers have the cakes cool off completely before proceeding to the next step. It makes for easy assembling and icing. I like to keep them cool in the fridge overnight for easy assembly the next day.

• Cut off the top of the cake to even it out and put white frosting in between the layers and the top of the cake. Then make two small batches of icing in the colors you want to use for the outside. In this case its orange and pink in a light pastel color. A little bit of food coloring goes a long way! Just one drop of red and two of yellow will make  orange, and two drops of red and one of yellow makes pink. Stir until the color is even.

• With a piping bag and frosting tip ice layers of frosting around the cake using the colors you pre made, using the pink at the bottom, orange in the middle and white frosting on the tops of the cake. Using an offset spatula even out all the frosting until you get a desirable blend of the colors. If you miss a spot make sure to clean your tools completely before going over a previous portion of the cake.

• The end result is a creamy fluffy cake with the hint of orange perfect for the citrus season we all love. Enjoy!

photos by: Ivan Solis

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01.19.15

COLORFEST / 86

Today’s round-up makes me happy, bougainvillea is such a gorgeous shade of pink, isnt’ it? And, I need this love note pad, they would make cute little Valentines! –stephanie

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shop these items: 1. sydney sweater by markus lupfer, 2. pink barette from shopbop, 3. Artwork by ben junta, 4. lipstick qeen, 5. Pink trousers from zara, 6. satchel by kate spade saturday, 7. love note pad from tokketok – inspiration, lamp from anthropologie.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)

 

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