01.19.18

WEEKEND AT HOME / 96

i’ll admit it’s a challenge to keep your home organized. even when the house is clean and organized it feels like that fresh organized feeling fades within a few weeks (even days sometimes!). the new year is a great time for you to focus on getting the clutter out of the way. it’s a daunting task to start, so the next few weeks i’m sharing some ideas for getting organized by room. take one thing that needs done and work away at it for the weekend, then move to the next one. whether it’s your makeup that needs organization, your pantry, or your closet–choose one space each weekend to work on. i’m starting with the pantry and kitchen since mine is a total mess right now. lot of storage solutions and inspiration for you to get organized your pantry sorted for the new year below! stay tuned next week for the next space i’m organizing. –

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01.18.18

DRESS YOUR TECH / 218

made these cool colorful patterns for us this week! love her color scheme… click through below to download the wallpapers for your phone + computer…

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01.17.18

MOROCCAN RUG GIVEAWAY!

enter to win a rug (up to $800!) from ! they have so many vintage moroccan rugs with unique designs. love these graphic patterns on these. click through below to enter, good luck everyone!

 

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01.15.18

A SWEET (AND INEXPENSIVE) HAIR TREND!

velvet bows | designlovefest

i’ve been loving the velvet hair bow trend that i see popping up everywhere these days. it’s a low maintenance girl’s dram because it requires zero fuss and looks great with a not very recently combed ponytail. and it’s also very inexpensive to achieve. you can visit your local fabric store which should have spools of ribbon that you can cut and purchase by the piece. or, you can buy online at a place like hobby lobby. below are a few more pretty options i found…

velvet bows | designlovefest
velvet bows | designlovefest
velvet bows | designlovefest
velvet bows | designlovefest

i love the black ribbon version below that they’ve tied into a headband, so cute!

velvet bows | designlovefest

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01.15.18

BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

breakfast smoothie | designlovefest

i love the idea of having a smoothie for breakfast, it’s fast, versatile and satisfying. i will admit that i’ve been known to try and make my smoothies too healthy by stuffing them with too many greens and powders which ends up making the drinking process less than enjoyable. i’m working on scaling that back and adding just a few key ingredients to keep me full and nourished but not being over zealous with my add-ins. this smoothie hits that mark, it has bee pollen for immunity, hemp seed for protein, flaxseed for healthy fats, almond butter to keep you full and a bit of fruit to sweeten it up. we used coconut milk for our smoothie but i often just use water and i feel like that works just as well. if you’re looking to add in greens, a big handful of spinach would work well in this. also, i know there is a lot of noise out there right now about limiting fruit intake and cutting out bananas from your smoothies but i don’t agree with that philosophy at all and believe that eating fruits is an important part of a well balanced diet!  – joanie

breakfast smoothie | designlovefest

for the most part, i buy my fruit frozen instead of fresh except when it comes to bananas. for those, they are most nutritious if they are really ripe and brown so i buy a bunch and let them get ripe and then cut and freeze for later use.

Banana, strawberry, almond butter smoothie
serves 2-3

what you’ll need:
• 2 cups strawberries
• 1 teaspoon chia seeds
• 3 tablespons hemp hearts
• 2 teaspoons flax
• 2 frozen bananas
• 2 tablespoons almond butter
• 3 cups of liquid (water, coconut water, coconut milk, nut milk)

optional garnishes:
• whipped coconut cream or greek yogurt
• bee pollen
• sliced strawberries

breakfast smoothie | designlovefest
breakfast smoothie | designlovefest
breakfast smoothie | designlovefest
breakfast smoothie | designlovefest

• blend the smoothie ingredients in a blender until smooth, you can adjust the liquid based on how thick or thin you prefer your smoothie. we garnished ours with vegan whipped coconut cream. To make the whipped cream leave a can of coconut cream in the refrigerator overnight. open the can and spoon out the top firm layer, living the liquid below it in the can. using an electric beater whip until soft peaks form.

breakfast smoothie | designlovefest
breakfast smoothie | designlovefest

• garnish smoothies with sliced strawberries and bee pollen.

breakfast smoothie | designlovefest
breakfast smoothie | designlovefest

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styling by: joanie cusack + ivan solis

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