01.13.15

LAST DAY!

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see everything we teach in this short video!

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01.13.15

SWEATER WEATHER

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saturdays in my neighborhood are my favorite. a lazy morning followed by brunch and walking to some of my favorite little shops. silverlake has some seriously good brunch spots, sqirl and cafe stella are two of my all time faves, i’ve been to them way more times than i’d like to admit…

jesse took these photos on our breakfast date. i’m wearing a cozy open cardigan from the gap and a skort from topshop.  i love the ice blue color of the sweater and the cuffed sleeves. it’s a great in-between option when the weather is cool but not cold enough for a jacket.

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01.12.15

MAKING MOOD BOARDS

i’m always dreaming up ideas for workshops, collaborations and content. one of the hardest parts for me is getting my thoughts and vision down in a tangible way, and quickly. i work with a lot of remote clients and they need a visual to understand what i’m planning to create. in comes the mood board…

i tried out the HP Sprout computer and i’ve been having a great time playing around with it. it’s so fun to be able to scan things directly from the touchpad and then to edit and create mood boards very quickly. also, people are always asking me how i do “handwritting” on my blog (normally i use a wacom tablet) but this allows me to just use my finger! it’s a helpful tool to have in our studio.

one of my favorite workshops is the floral class we do with moon canyon. we create a different theme for the class each time and build the entire presentation of the class around that theme from the vases, food and florals. the sprout offers a way for my contributors and i to communicate visually without all of the e-mails back and forth. add colors, text, photos…it’s super cool.

here, watch how i use it in this short little video here!

photography by: brittany wood
video by: modshift

(this story is sponsored by sprout by HP thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create original content for you.)

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01.11.15

9 FAVORITE PINS RIGHT NOW

I though a little color therapy would start the week on a cheerful note. Take it all in! May your week be colorful. –stephanie

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painting by claire desjardins

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via my friend’s house

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via love knitting

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via emmadime

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via baba souk

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from kate spade saturday

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via oh happy day

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from the wary meyers shop

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via paper & stitch

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01.08.15

CLOSET MAKEOVER!

my closet has always been an afterthought, which is crazy because i utilize it every single day. but it’s easy to neglect when i can just slide the doors shut and pretend it isn’t a mess. when target asked if i wanted to work on a closet organization project i eagerly accepted because i needed it, badly. the first (and best) decision i made was bringing elizabeth, a professional organizer, on to provide her expertise and services. she had so many tips and tricks that i never would have thought of, and that she’ll share with you below…

the shoe area may have been the most disastrous part of my whole closet. i had no system for organizing them so i’d just pile them in there and pray i’d be able to find the right pair when i needed them. here was elizabeth’s solution to the problem: “Anytime you have an open shelf with a lot of space above it, look for a way to maximize this area so that you can store multiple levels of things like shoes or accessories. In Bri’s closet, we picked up 4 shelving units to store her shoes by type and color. Maximizing vertical space is the best way to keep everything in view.”

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