02.16.15

LOOKING FOR A DIY INTERN

hi there! we are on the lookout for a DIY intern to help out natalie with blog posts & DIY events. natalie is one of the most creative gals i know (and an established stylist in LA) and i’m sure you can learn a ton from her! we have a handful of fun projects we want to create and need an extra hand. see how to apply below…thanks! -bri

Responsibilities include preparing supplies for Make It blog posts, resourcing materials, test driving projects before shoots, and assisting the designlovefest team with our super fun DIY event nights.

The ideal candidate is a creative thinker with a variety of arts and craft skills and an attention to detail. We’re looking for someone with a good working knowledge of materials, techniques, and basic Photoshop skills and a familiarity with popular DIY projects. An interest in photo styling is a plus. 5 hours a week, schedule is flexible and there is a possibility for additional hours that would be paid. An upbeat and adventurous attitude are a must.

To be considered for the position please submit directly to natalieshriver@gmail.com the following:

• resume or bio
• several examples of recent art or craft work
• a list of all applicable skills 
• proposal for a DIY project for the blog
• candidates must currently live in the los angeles vicinity.  

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02.16.15

COLORFEST / 88

Must be Montreal’s harsh weather that makes me crave aqua blue. Now what about this banana dress! Would you wear it or is it too crazy? –stephanie

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shop these items: 1. twist scarf from ban.do 2. miu miu cardigan, 3. sandals from gorman, 4. napkins from leif, 5. ring dish by suite one studio, 6. marvis toothpaste, 7. decor hooks form anthropologie – inspiration markus lupfer dress.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here! )

 

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02.13.15

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

i hope you all have a weekend full of love. whether it’s with your significant other, your mom, sister, best friend, cat, dog, bird…you get the idea. just don’t text your ex (ha!)  grit and gold weddings sent over these fun valentine’s day party ideas and i thought i’d share them with ya. (but really you could use them all year long!)

love the addition of flowers in the balloon garland and donut cake!

design stylistpeyton frank for grit + gold
photographerben q photography
floristginger roots floral design
calligraphy: tiffani licona 

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02.12.15

RED VELVET PANCAKES RECIPE

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do you have any special valentine’s day plans? making breakfast in bed for someone you love or hosting a saturday morning brunch? you can make these super simple and festive pancakes below. they take very few ingredients and are a sweet touch on a breakfast favorite.

Red Velvet Pancakes
Serves 2

Ingredients:
• 1 cup pancake mix
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 3/4 teaspoon red food color
• 3 tablespoons softened butter
• 3 tablespoons raspberries
• 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
 
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Red Velvet Pancakes: Mix pancake mix, cocoa powder and granulated sugar in large bowl until well blended. Stir in buttermilk, egg, vanilla and food color just until blended. Heat your pan, coat with butter and add 1/4 cup of your mixture. If you’re extra ambitious you can even pour the pancakes into a heart shape cookie cutter. (Note: cooking on low heat will ensure more of a desired red color). Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, turning when pancakes begin to bubble.

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Raspberry Butter topping: Add softened butter and powdered sugar to a stand mixer and mix on high with whisk attachment.  Add the fresh raspberries to the bowl. Mix on medium speed with whisk attachment for 5-10 seconds until the berries break apart. Chill mixture for at least 2 hour until firm.
 
Top pancakes with a layer of raspberries, raspberry butter and garnish with powder sugar. Serve to someone you love!
 
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photos and recipe tips by: Ivan Solis
 
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02.12.15

DRESS YOUR TECH / 82

our heiday is back with a mix of pretty designs for your screens. i’ve been reeeeally excited to post this one ever since i laid eyes on it.

i especially love that moody floral pattern above!!

and how about those quirky floral arrangements? i’m into them! they’re also available here as prints!

take your pick and download! and if you are interested in submitting your designs to the column, read instructions below…

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just added this one too…

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CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE DESIGNS THIS WEEK!…

(more…)

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