Monday, December 22, 2014

24 Merry Days: Swedish Hasbeens giveway!

I've been a fan of Swedish Hasbeens for a number of years and I'm super pumped to give a pair of them away with 24 Merry Days. If you're just joining in, 24 Merry Days is a rad giveaway countdown in the month of December where every day a different blogger gives away something new each day. Each one is open for 7 days so you still have time to win giveaways from a few other bloggers. Check out how to enter here.

Anecdote: I bought two pairs of Swedish Hasbeens at a flea market for $40 each when I lived in Copenhagen. Major score, I know. I named them Ketchup and Mustard but have since sold Ketchup. I wear them all the time in the summer (see here). In my dreams I'm winning this contest and selecting the top pink boots. Sigh. Major conflict of interest.

To enter, we're using Rafflecopter. You have 20 potential points to earn towards winning a pair of boots. The contest is open internationally to people over the age of 18. Good luck!   

Friday, December 19, 2014

This week

I just received the new pyrite dress from Ace and Jig in the mail last week. I've worn it every day since..Meta got a shot of me on her newly reupholstered Josef Frank sofa. I love it so so much. 

Greetings from sunny SoCal! I just got to Orange County last night to spend the holidays with my family. Paul, on the other hand, left for Denmark to visit his family. Ha! Let's just say, me and Denmark don't do well together from the October to April months.

We immediately got to work decking the holidays in my parent's home last night. My mom is the ultimate crafter but these past years she's self-proclaimed "over it" so that means my sister and I get to do WHATEVER WE WANT. It's a crafter's dream come true. And I haven't really been able to d any holiday projects this year because I've been working on some freelance projects the past few months so I'm hoping to make up for lost time.

Links of note:
Serial wrapped up this week. I haven't listened to the last episode yet but I was pretty sure early on that there wouldn't be a clean wrap up. Here's a parody on the expectations of the last episode.
Dad gave not so great gifts but the kids reactions are the best. So sweet!
My friend just created the most perfect slip
If I were to go to Denmark this holiday I would buy these to survive
This is EXACTLY what I witnessed in Denmark with my husband's job. We need to learn from them.

Fun things to make this weekend: 
Love these Christmas light garlands from Studio DIY
These oversized ornament message boards are right up my alley! 
Love these crepe paper swirlers
I will be printing these off
I love this modern wreath

Lars elsewhere: 
Add a touch of gold on Interior Collective
New Year's Eve decor ideas

Happy weekend before Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Painted canvas clutch

If you're looking for a fun, homemade gift to give for the holidays, Star White of Camp Makery came up with this great idea: a painting clutch! And she's showing us how to make it today.

Now, I know some of you will think "How dare you ruin someone's work of art!" but let's think more along the lines of a thrift store paintings that will probably get more visibility as a clutch than on the ground floor. I love the idea of repurposing an object and turning it into something new and usable.

Painted canvas clutch by Star White of Camp Makery
Photography by Trisha Zemp
Styling by Brittany Jepsen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lars' (play)List: December

Two years ago today Paul and I left our home in Copenhagen, Denmark (see above) for America. How fitting to release Kev's December playlist than this momentous day! It's perfect for holiday gatherings and time with loved ones. Enjoy!

This home was renovated about a year after we moved in. When they were doing some work on our part of the house--we live on the top floor--they discovered that we had no insulation, which explained our not so warm first winter there. It's also the winter that confirmed that I could never live in Denmark permanently. Ha!

What's a favorite story of a place you've lived in???

playlist by Lars music editor Kev Nemelka

See full playlist below or  click here to be taken to Spotify