04.11.16

MIX & MATCH / 13

The thing I love the most when putting together an outfit is mixing two different styles while still making them work together. I love this mix of urban graphic minimalist pieces with a touch of romance, like the straw hat and floral skirt. Do you like the mix? – stephanie

MIX&MATCH 13 | designlovefest

shop these items: 1. dolce & gabbana sunnies, 2. hat from poketo, 3. notebook from poketo, 4. backpack from zara, 5. herbivore coconut bath soak from poketo, 6. sweatshirt by golden goose deluxe brand, 7. plant enamel pin from etsy, 8. sneakers from gorman, 9. Skirt from zara. And check out my shop here!

04.08.16

WEEKEND AT HOME / 10

happy friday! today i’m talking about unique ways to store small plants! instead of the classic terra cotta plant pots there are tons of options like little baskets, ceramic planters, or brass pots. i picked out some quirky shoppable vessels for your favorite plants below. aren’t the little animals cute? they’re perfect for succulents on your desk at work! happy plant potting this weekend! – erika

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wild wanderer planter from anthropologie

small planters | designlovefest

white basket from hesby

small planters | designlovefest

light leaves planter from group partner

small planters | designlovefest

mod metal planter from urban outfitters

small planters | designlovefest

DIY wall pockets here

small planters | designlovefest

peruvian baskets from west elm

small planters | designlovefest

wool basket from baba souk

small planters | designlovefestceramic planter from cb2

small planters | designlovefest ceramic planter from marinski

small planters | designlovefest

ceramic planters from leif

planters | designlovefest

image credit: 1, 2, 3, 4

04.07.16

DRESS YOUR TECH / 138

desktop downloads | designlovefest

we’re SOOOO excited to share the designlovefest for cheeky line with you! we wanted to turn your favorite cheeky items into downloadable desktops that you can use on your computer and phone screens. download the desktops below, and be sure to check out the plates and cups at your local target in the grocery section and you can shop online here too! and remember, for every pack sold cheeky gives a meal to someone in need. it’s a win win!

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desktop downloads | designlovefest
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SHOP THE LINE ONLINE, CLICK HERE!

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CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOPS…

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04.06.16

I THINK I WANT A TATTOO

tattoo | designlovefest

i’ve always wanted to get a tattoo…but could never pull the trigger on what to get. or where to get it. i change my mind SO much that i was always scared i would regret my decision. (like the time i almost got my sorority symbol on my ankle. yiiiiiikes) i knew that if i wanted one in the future, the design or symbolism would just come to me naturally. yesterday, i saw a snapchat of a girl who had this picasso line drawing on her arm and i immediately was drawn to it. i like the simple, thin lines. now to decide if i really want to go through with it, and if i go the picasso or the matisse route? what do you guys think…do it or skip it?!

tattoo | designlovefest
tattoo | designlovefest
tattoo | designlovefest
tattoo | designlovefest

also a huge fan of matisse and he holds a special part in my heart after i went to his exhibit in amsterdam last year. seriously such a genius!!

tattoo | designlovefest
tattoo | designlovefest
tattoo | designlovefest
tattoo | designlovefest

04.05.16

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA MINI PIES

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

certain recipes and foods are really nostalgic for me and this recipe happens to be one of them. my dad use to bring this peanut butter banana pie home for my mom on her birthday from the fancy bakery in town and it was exciting for everyone. somehow my mom managed to snag the recipe and it definitely stands the test of time and is truly one of my favorite desserts. we’re sharing the recipe below with one small change, mini pies instead of full size! -joanie 

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

Peanut Butter Banana Mini Pies
adapted from the Amway Grand Hotel
serves: 12

ingredients:
• 6 1/4 ounce cream cheese (room temperature)
• 7 1/8 ounce powdered sugar
• 2 teaspoons vailla
• 3/4 cup peanut butter
• 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
• 1 cup good quality semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
• 4 bananas, sliced
• 2 tbsp half and half
graham cracker crust:
•1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 stick butter, room temperature

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

how to make:
• mix crust ingredients together and press very firmly into your pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
• remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. we pulled the crusts out of the pan to make assembling them easier but you can also leave them in the pan as you top them.
• melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and spread over the bottom of your crusts. you can use more if needed.

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

• sauté 1 of the sliced bananas in the half and half and mush it. spread this on top of the chocolate layer. add sliced bananas in a circle on top.
• blend the cream cheese and powder sugar, add vanilla and cream together. add peanut butter and mix well. in a separate bowl whip the heavy cream until medium peaks form. fold the cream into the peanut butter mixture. you can either spread this on top or use a pastry bag to pipe this on top of the mini-pies. chill until firm.
• melt the last half of the chocolate chips and put into a plastic bag. clip off a tiny corner of the bag and squeeze it on top of the pies in whatever pattern you desire. you could write a phrase, etc. chill again, serve and enjoy!

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
looking for other dessert ideas? peppermint chocolate cake, panna cotta, marshmallow cupcakes, and early grey chocolate chip cookies

styling by: joanie cusack
photos by: 
ivan solis

 

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