March is already almost here and in honor of old St. Patrick here’s a cheerful wallpaper design! If you’ve been following me for a few years, this is actually a bit of a throw back to a previous design (from 2014!). I loved it so much that I decided to give it an update and share is with you. I hope you adore it as much as I do! Here’s to a bright March!
I’m changing things up a bit! Rather than sharing a collage of my favorite DIYs from the week I thought I’d share one of my favorite Instagram photos from this week instead. I snapped this photo on a rainy Monday morning after grabbing breakfast at Eggslut. I transformed the drab peachy buildings into these magical pink ones with the help of a candy minimal filter on A Color Story. The heart lights were added to the iconic Venice sign the week of Valentines and I was able to snap this photo just before they removed it. Though I wish it was up year round, don’t you?
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 tbsp curry
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
3 cups sweet potatoes
3 cups veggie stock
1 can light coconut milk
Fresh cilantro, for garnish Black Bean Mango Chile Lime Harvest Snaps, for garnish
Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add onions and curry powder and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
Add sweet potatoes and veggie stock. Use a wood spoon to scrape up any browned bits and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and can be easily pierced with a fork.
Remove from heat. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until it’s smooth and creamy. Stir in the coconut milk and continue blending until it’s smoothy and creamy. Serve immediately with fresh cilantro and Harvest Snaps on top. Store any left overs in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Last month when I was in Philly, I of course had to stop in one of the flagship Anthropologie stores. While there, I fell head over heels for this adorable heart-patched pullover sweater. But I didn’t love the $103 price tag quite as much. I instantly thought I could DIY it for less so here it is, my Anthro-inpsired sweater for only $30! And the best part? You don’t have to be Martha to do it—just place the patches on, iron, and you’re done.
Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to DIY!
Wash and dry the pullover sweater according the the directions on the tag.
Place the pullover on an ironing board or mat and arrange the heart patches with the adhesive side down where you want them. Place a hot iron, without steam, on top of each heart patch for about 30 seconds or until the adhesive has melted. Repeat this until all the patches are adhered.
*A few Notes
If you don’t already have a mini iron, don’t sweat it. You can also use a regular home iron to apply the heart patches. The mini iron just make it really easy to position the hearts just so.
Since the heart patches are adhered with heart, I’d recommend washing the shirt inside out on the gentle/delicate cycle and hang it up to dry. If any of the patches start to peel off you can reapply them with an iron.
I hope your weekend if full of love and friendship (and maybe some good cocktails too). I’m hoping the sun comes out this weekend so we can catch up on weekend bike rides. Also the weekend is the time I get to spend more time with my horse, which always makes for a good weekend. So here’s to the weekend!