March Favorites

1/ Birthday Box: Twenty Birthday Cards
This box of twenty birthday cards created by five different artists has saved my butt not once, but twice this month alone. Every single one is gorgeous and printed on thick paper stock, so it won’t look like you forgot to pick up a card.

2/ Case Study Table Top Diamond with Wood Stand
I adore Case Study’s ceramics and own about five of their planters. This one is the perfect size for a kitchen table or countertop.

3/ Petit Collage 5pc Mealtime Set (Dinosaurs)
Petit Collage offers the best modern designed children’s toys and decor, and it’s al sustainably made. I picked up a few things for two of my cousins’ birthdays this month, including this mealtime set. Get 15% off your purchase with code DESIGNCRUSH.

4/ Kristen Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner
I took some travel sizes of these along when I had to travel last month and really fell in love with the way they made my hair feel. The scent is more powerful than most hair products I’ve tried, but I don’t dislike it and feel like it helps cover any second day hair smell.

5/ MyChelle Lip Hints
These conditioning lip balms have been valuable players in keeping my dry winter lips moisturized. The light tints are a nice added bonus.

6/ Sqwishful Pop Up Sponges
These guys are 100% renewable plant-based, 100% biodegradable, and compressed to reduce their carbon footprint. And they come in a fun shape.

7/ Striped Knit Crop Jumpsuit
Wish you could wear your pajamas all day? Get this jumpsuit. Not only does it make you look super pulled together, but I guarantee lots of compliments will follow. (Note: I’m 5’2″ and it fits to my ankles, not cropped.)

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Carrot Cake 15 Ways

To me carrot cake is irrevocably tied to spring as the perfect transitional sweet – am I alone here? It’s like the hope of warm weather that’s to come all tied up with a bow and (in most cases) a layer of cream cheese icing. The classic flavors involved can be incorporated into more than just cake too, delicious dishes like scones, oatmeal, and a gin fizz to name a few. Check out all fifteen takes on carrot cake below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Inspiration

Mandi Nelson // Roasted Mixed Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata // Our Food Stories // Dinara Mirtalipova // Valencia Glass Set // Magnolia Tree Print

 

Tall Hunter Boots // Orange Almond Cake with Orange Blossom Buttercream // Cavallo Linen Duvet Cover // Beehive Birdhouse // Meadows // Moscato Strawberries

 

Ira Heuvelman // Peach Hibiscus Rose Iced Tea with Fresh Mint // Robin’s Egg Carrot Cake Donuts // Moxi Suede Roller Skates // Shilashon // Yulia Longo

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Print Edition: March 2018

The Limited Edition NASA Posters by Best Made Co. and Standards Manual

 

Peach Rainbow by Ashley Mary

 

Dans le vent by Stephanie Rivet

 

Palm by Paper Covers Rock

 

Magic Moment by BRONCO

 

Contemporary Pig Meat by Raymond Biesinger

 

Floating Leaves 04 by Norm Architects

 

Cha cha cha by Picomodi

 

girl in black dress by Jordan Grace Owens

 

Abstract Landscape by Nancy Knight

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February 2018 Favorites

1/ Bomber Jacket
I’ve been on a bit of a shopping hiatus for clothing since early last summer, but this past weekend I picked up a few pieces for spring. One was this olive green bomber jacket that’s a great weight for those in between days when the weather can’t make up its mind.

2/ Dove Derma Care Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Conditioner
My scalp has been do dry and itchy this winter that when I came across this conditioner I knew I had to try it. It’s incredibly soothing to massage into your scalp during showers and rinses out without any residue. I’ve definitely noticed an improvement since I started using it last month.

3/ Hand Poured Soy Wax Candles Kit
I’m a big fan of the three kits I’ve tried from The Crafter’s Box, but I’m really enjoying the results of this candle kit. This week I’ve been burning the bergamot-rosemary one I created a few months ago and the depth of fragrance is completely wonderful.

4/ Metallic Arm Retro Sunglasses
My addiction to sunglasses runs deep, but I couldn’t pass up this pair for an upcoming trip to the desert. They’re a little glam and a little boho all at the same time… and pink.

5/ Method Experiential Body Wash in Energy Boost
For the past few years I’ve used Method’s body washes off and on and always been especially impressed with their fragrances. This citrus/ginger/sea buckthorn combo is a great jolt to my senses and washes off really cleanly.

6/ Mint & Argan Lip Balm
If you love seriously minty lip balm like me, then you’ll love this one from Grove Collaborative. It’s the type that leaves your lips tingling while being super hydrating and full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids for healthy lips.

7/ Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
The backs of your hands show age nearly as much as your face, so for years I’ve made a habit of moisturizing right before bed. I rotate between a few different brands, but always end up coming back to this classic during the winter months.

8/ Essential Oils Set
My mom gave me this set of essential oils for Christmas last year and I’ve been using them in my diffuser daily. The eight scents include lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemongrass, orange, peppermint, frankincense, and rosemary.

9/ Pink + Gold Round Brass Enamel Tray
Another gift from my mom, this brass enamel tray is a great size to place on top of my living room side table or load up with candles on the coffee table. Come warmer weather it’ll be a great tray to use while entertaining, too.

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Meatballs 15 Ways

When it comes to comfort food – which is just what I’ve been craving lately – meatballs are highly underrated. They’re easy to pull together for a meal, so versatile, and can be jam packed with vibrant flavors. If you’re still a doubter just have a look at the 15 recipes below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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