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Since spring is in the air, the world's abloom, Easter's around the corner, as well as Earth Day- I thought I'd get a little crafty with some flowers. This one's for the ladies, and those gents looking to get in touch with their feminine side. This project was a lot of fun, pretty straightforward, and they made an awesome prop for some fun pictures. (I used this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess as a guide- but subbing and modifying to accommodate for what I had on hand.)
I suggest getting a bunch of friends together, whipping these up and heading out into the great outdoors for some laughs, and maybe a hike, bike ride, city stroll or beach walk... and plenty of grammable moments.
here's what you need:
1 bouquet of flowers
Medium to thick wire (measured to the circumference of your head, plus about 3 inches)
Tape (green preferred)
Pliers (to cut the wire)
Scissors (to cut the flowers)
Once you've gathered your materials and measured your wire- start by cutting the stems off the flowers. Be gentle- the petals are delicate!
* You want to leave 2-3 inches of the stem so you have room to tape the stems to your wire frame.
* You want somewhere between 7-10 flowers set aside, depending on how large your bouquet and how big you want your crown. Use more or less, depending on your tastes.
Arrange the flowers along the wire frame you've measured out and wrap the tape around the stem and the wire to hold the flower in place. Once it's secure, you can use your scissors to cut off any unnecessary stem that's leftover.
Continue layering the flowers beside each other, mixing up the colors as you see fit and taping the stems to the wire. Be sure to move slowly and be careful not to crush your petals! Also don't leave too much space in between each flower- unless you want some gaps in your crown.
Line about half the wire with flowers and then wrap the back of the wire in tape. (If you want the flowers to go all the way around, feel free, but you might need to add a little length to your wire if you're going to go this route.)
* Try to only wrap the stems of the flowers in tape- you might prefer using a green or different colored tape opposed to the white. You could also try using a glue gun and wrapping the flowers and wire in fabric. I didn't have the extra fabric, but I want to try this next time!
Once your flowers are in place, and your wire is wrapped in tape, you're ready to rock! Store these in a plastic bag in the fridge and they should keep for up to 48 hours! Perfect Easter/Earth Day attire!!
Will you give this a try? Comment below!!
Spring is definitely yummy. I’ve been getting my weekly CSA box and visiting the Farmers Market from time to time and seeing all the fresh produce makes me happy. My favorite treat that’s been making an appearance in my box for the last few weeks has got to be blood orange, or asparagus... Hmmm. Luckily, I don't have to decide- I eat it all.
Eating what's in season is a really good way to guarantee you're eating what's fresh, and in turn, doing the best job at nourishing your body. I read recently that it doesn't matter what you eat, as long as 50% of it is fruit and veggie based. I think that's a good way of looking at it to make sure you're getting your daily dose of vitamins- though in my opinion- it's always about balance.
what's in season this spring:
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What are some of your favorite spring fruits & veggies?! Comment below!
I've been crazy busy the past few weeks and majorly slacking on the kitchen concoctions. This past weekend, I had some girlfriends over to put the finishing touches on some wedding invitations I designed- so I took the opportunity to create something using almost everything that came in my Farm Fresh to You CSA box. The answer, tacos. I roasted up all of the veggies, made a slaw topping with the raw ingredients, wrapped it up in a tortilla and called it a taco. Anything goes when it comes to tacos, in my opinion, and I was able to use everything in my box without wasting a bit! Perfection.
3 beets (cubed)
2 sweet potatoes (cubed)
2 apples (cubed)
1/4 cup coconut flakes
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbs cumin
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp cayenne
Salt & pepper to taste (always)
Combine all ingredients, mix together, and put on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes (depending on your oven).
1/2 head of red cabbage (shredded)
2 kiwis (cubed)
1 orange (cubed)
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
Combine all the ingredients, let sit for an hour before serving so cabbage gets tender.
Greek Yogurt/Sour Cream
Top that taco off with whatever goodness you desire.
You can feel free to sub out fruits and veggies with whatever you have available. Anything it goes when it comes to these 'everything but the kitchen sink csa tacos'!
Will you give these a try? Comment below!
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It's been a chilly week in LA, but we're looking foward to a warmer weekend! This week we've been working on some new fun contests and giveaways for this summer- so be sure to stay tuned!
Here's our favorites from this week:
This is perfect for summer bike rides along the strand!
Can you say YUM?
This necklace is awesome and matches with just about anything.
These are our favorite new sandals! The fabric upper and faux leather strap details are perfect for nailing that boho look.Get a pair, here.
What are your favorites from the week? Comment below!
One of the best parts about living in Los Angeles is the ability to take advantage of the outdoors all year long. I love going to the beach, taking bike rides and of course… climbing mountains. I try to get way up high every week or two to get in a bit of exercise alongside an amazing view.
I’ve tried a bunch of hikes in and around LA and here are a few of my favorites:
Red Rocks Canyon- This is a pretty tough one, and it’s as long as you’d like it to be. Definitely bring plenty of water and try to go when the sun’s not at it’s peak. Look out for lots of fun caves & big rocks.
The Grotto- This ones a little farther out, but just as fun. The scenery is more wooded and the hike bottoms out into a little cave with a stream running through. Very delightful. Perfect place for a little picnic before or after your hike!
Eagle Rock- This is one of my favorite views. The hike isn’t too taxing, but it’s quite beautiful. Great for a day date!
Will Rogers State Park- This one is close and easy with an awesome view of both mountains, downtown, and the beach. A trifecta of awesomeness, do it!
Do you like to hike? Post a pic to Instagram of your favorite spot to hike in LA with #BLOWFISHLA for a chance to win a free pair of shoes! Comment below!
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