03.20.17

HAPPY MONDAY

neon

i’ve been working on a neon sign design this week…i loved this rainbow neon i ran across!

Save

03.17.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 55

slow mornings | designlovefest

i’ve talked about bringing the hygge philosophy into your home, and today i want to go into more detail on a hygge idea: slow mornings. instead of being rushed and busy every morning, give yourself some extra time to relax and enjoy the start of the day. here are a few essentials for slow mornings to start stress-free days. have a wonderful weekend! erika

slow mornings | designlovefest
slow mornings | designlovefest
slow mornings | designlovefest
slow mornings | designlovefest
shop them


slow mornings | designlovefest
slow mornings | designlovefest
slow mornings | designlovefest

CLICK THROUGH FOR MORE INSPIRATION…

(more…)

03.16.17

QUINOA CRUSTED CHICKEN SALAD

quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest

we just returned from a few days in austin where we indulged in so much good food. we were on a mission to try as many restaurants as possible in our short time there so we really had to pace ourselves. it was well worth it! now i’m back home and ready to get in the grove of cooking for myself instead of eating out. ivan has been wanting to make quinoa crusted chicken for awhile now and we decided to give it a go. i’m always a little cautious of recipes that require frying but this was simple and hard to mess up. you could season the chicken a number of ways and i also think it would work with zucchini to make it vegetarian. the salad can be a combination of anything you have on hand and want to throw together to make a “house salad” of sorts. and the dressing is from Ivan’s mom, it’s the right kick of lemon without being overpowering. you could also skip the salad and just make straight up chicken tenders, always a good option! – joanie

quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest

quinoa crusted chicken tenders:
• 3-4 thinly sliced chicken breasts
• 2 cups quinoa flakes (found in health food stores)
• 1 cup flour (seasoned with a bit of salt, pepper, oregano, smoked paprika or Italian seasoning)
• salt and pepper
• 2 eggs whisked

quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest
quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest

house salad:
• 3 romaine hearts
•  1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved 
• 1 medium cucumber diced
• 1 cup shaved parmesan
• 1 12oz jar of artichoke hearts (jarred not canned!)

dressing: 
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 lemon juiced
• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (more to taste)
• 1 teaspoon mustard
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano

quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest

• I like to buy chicken breasts that are already thinly sliced, it cuts down on cooking time and cooks more evenly. you could always pound the chicken breast too to make it thinner. cut the chicken breasts into long strips. season with salt and pepper. whip two eggs in a small bowl and set aside. coat the chicken in the flour, continue to dip each one in the egg and then coat with the quinoa flakes. quinoa flakes are steam rolled, so cooking them ahead of time is not necessary. if you can’t find them in store you can buy them here on amazon.

quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest
quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest
quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest

• in a medium frying pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. cook the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. set aside on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest

• to make the salad, chop the romaine hearts and add the cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, and parmesan cheese. for the dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, rice vinegar, mustard, salt and dried oregano in a small bowl and whisk together. drizzle over the salad and toss! top with the chicken and enjoy!

quinoa crusted chicken | designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis
see more recipes here

 

03.16.17

DRESS YOUR TECH / 182

dress your tech | designlovefest

chrysanthi akoni made these lovely floral desktop wallpapers for us this week! aren’t the roses pretty? click through below to download these for your phone and computer!

dress your tech | designlovefest
dress your tech | designlovefest
dress your tech | designlovefest
dress your tech | designlovefest
  
dress your tech | designlovefest
dress your tech | designlovefest
dress your tech | designlovefest
dress your tech | designlovefest
dress your tech | designlovefest

CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOPS…

(more…)

03.15.17

IPHONE + DLF CASE GIVEAWAY!

IMG_1513

we’ve got a HUGE giveaway for you today! you’ve seen our designlovefest cell phone cases, right? in celebration of the NEW glitter cell phone cases one lucky winner will receive a brand new rose gold iphone 7 (LUCKY!) along with our brand spankin new glitter case to go along with it! (a $1000+ value!). check out the glitter cases in the shop and let us know your favorites to enter!

Processed with VSCO with c8 preset
IMG_1511
Processed with VSCO with c8 preset

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY & REDEEM DISCOUNT! (CLOSED)

here’s how to win…

(more…)

||||||||||||||
Next Page
 photo 1_zps2362d795.jpg
FIND ME HERE
 photo press_zps16ed2344.jpeg
FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM!
 photo Screen-Shot-2016-04-11-at-3.52.18-PM_zpsuti15t1y.jpg
DESIGNLOVEFEST CASES!
 photo sidebar-phone-cases_zpsfdxdafm2.jpg
SIGN UP HERE!
 photo work_zpsnrxwbhbd.jpg
STYLE POSTS
 photo renttherunway_final_evening05_zpsnninbwui.jpg
OUR FOOD COLUMN!
 photo DSC_7478_zpsw0yaimrp.jpg
CUTE SHOES!
 photo Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 5.08.06 PM_zpsnxjwmhvv.png
DIY POSTS
 photo plant01_zpsvbblfnip.jpg
OUR MAILING LIST
 photo mail_zps0136b91f.jpg
DLF VIDEOS
SPONSORS
MORE FUN
 photo jobboard-check_zps431bea8e.jpg
FREE TECH DOWNLOADS
 photo downloads_zpsd641254d.jpg
MY AD NETWORK