Covet / Creature Comforts by Ez Pudewa

Swan Print by Creature Comforts on Society 6

Creature Comforts on Society 6

Creatue Comforts Elephant Card on Society 6

Fishing Dog Print by Creatur Comforts on Society 6

Creature Comforts Art and Prints on Society 6

This week’s Covet is the Creature Comforts collection on Society 6 by Ez Pudewa.  Ez is a lifestyle blogger, illustrator and photographer.  The soft palette of her work is inspiring.  And I’m obsessing over this Pineapple Print.  Pineapples are traditionally a symbol of hospitality and welcoming.  A framed copy of this print would be perfectly at home in a bright and sunny foyer.

For more Creature Comforts, visit Ez on her Blog, Shop or on Society 6.   Or follow her on Twitter of Facebook for news and updates.  Happy Thursday!

Projecteo / Mini Instagram Projector

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It’s wedding and shower season!  If you have a creative couple on your list that has it all, you’ll be on the hunt for something they haven’t seen before.  Projecteo could be it.  The team let me try it for myself this month and I’m smitten.

Projecteo is a mini projector that uses teeny tiny 35mm slide wheels that each hold 9 Instagram photos.  Check out their FAQ for specific information.  The projector itself is adorable.  It’s tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand or display it on a shelf full of trinkets.

Shower or wedding to attend?  Need something special for your person on your anniversary?  Give them a gift code so they can capture their favorite photos from a vacation, their favorite wedding photos or a collection of photos that tells their love story.  They can add reels to their collection as the years go by.
Projecteo - Mini Photo Projector
Want to try it yourself?  Get $5 off when your purchase Projecteo with the discount code FRIEND0D3O.  Treat yourself!  be sure to stop back and let me know what you think!

Web Series Double Feature

Web Series Souble Feature on Lost and Fawned

I love Netflix, but for over a year I have been hooked on web series.  These series run on small budgets and often look to crowd funding to get started.  They are free and are released in 5-10 minute episodes once or twice a week.  My first love was the Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  I was instantly addicted to following the lives of the Bennet sisters as they navigated college debt, finding careers and ove.

Currently I’m following 2 series.  On Mondays and Thursdays I look forward to seeing what Emma Woodhouse, a lifestyle blogger with a habit of meddling is up to on Emma Approved.  On Wednesdays on Fridays I can’t wait for the New Adventures of Peter + Wendy which makes me laugh and cry as I follow a cohort of friends in Neverland, Ohio as they try to grow-up (or not) and find out who they are in their mid to late 20′s.  Like the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, they are both adapted  from classics but made relevant for our generation.

Do you follow any web series?  Please share!  I’m always looking for new series to discover.  Do you watch any of the ones I follow?  Please don’t post any spoilers, but I would love to know what you think! 

Summer Wedding Shower Favors / with MY M&M’S

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for MY M&M’S. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.

Teal and Yellow Wedding Shower Favors on Lost & Fawned

A few weeks ago I shared some of my plans for my sister-in-law’s wedding shower next month.  The invitations went out yesterday and everything is coming together beautifully!  Some of the specifics have changed a little, but the overall palette has remained the same.  We are using a base of yellow and teal and adding navy, green and white.  The flowers will be whatever is in season and available at the local farmer’s market that week.  

Teal & Yellow Wedding Shower on Lost & Fawned

The most exciting package so far has been the favors!  Our custom candy from MY M&M’S arrived super fast and were packed on ice (just in case they had to sit on the porch for awhile).  We ordered two 4-pound bags in teal and yellow with a custom monogram featuring the happy couple’s initials.  I will admit I sampled them, and they are classic and nostalgic, everything you would expect from M&M’S.  I couldn’t be more pleased. 

I have lots of extra, so I will be putting them in vintage bowls on all the tables for guests to snack on while they play a couple of shower games.  I love the color and texture they add to the “tablescape”. 

M&M Wedding Shower Favors for a Summer Wedding

I ordered some really simple cello bags for super cheap and designed a 2″ round sticker (it was all really inexpensive.  For 50 bags and stickers I probably spent $15).  Putting them together was fast and easy and they make great custom favor for our shower guests to take home.

MY M&M’S offers a number of favor packaging options as well, including cello bags, lace favor bags and adorable round tins.  You could easily add a sticker or ribbon with a tag to dress them up and make them your own. 

I’m getting so excited for the shower now.  I have some more really fun details to share later including decorations and food.  I even tackled the nearly-impossible task of finding non-lame shower games.  A huge thank you to MY M&M’S for letting me try out their custom favor services.  It’s been so much fun.  If you have any questions about ordering or design tips, please post a comment and I’d be happy to lend a hand. 

Great Gifts for Dads

Fathers Day Ideas - Lost and Fawned

Father’s Day is just around the corner.  If you need a last minute gift for the best dad in the world, here is a list of some awesome ideas to get you started.  How about a hatchet for the woodsy type (this is the one we take camping and it’s amazing)?  Or a subscription box to try new products on that beautiful beard?  Whatever your favorite dad is into, we have you covered…

  1. Remix Wooden Spoon Set  /  $12.99
  2. BERN Watts EPS Summer Matte Helmet in Grey  /  $49.99
  3. Estwing E24A Sportsman’s Hatchet  /  $29.69
  4. Izola Cocktail Shaker  /  $34.79
  5. Shark Socks  /  $9.00
  6. Cork Watch  /  $50.00
  7. Birchbox Men’s Subscription  /  $60 for 3 months
  8. Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Striper CVO  /  $64.95
  9. The Sriracha Cookbook  /  $9.60

Covet / Jenna Rose

Screenprinted Hamper from Jenna Rose Handmade

Handmade Travel Bag by Jenna Rose

Jenna Rose Handmade - Bee Scarf

Nautical Hampers from Jenna Rose

Handmade Screenprinted Purse by Jenna Rose

Stormy Zipper Pouch by Jenna RoseToday’s Covet is a artisan I have admired for a long time.  Jenna Rose creates beautiful goods that are truly handmade.  She hand draws the illustrations, dyes natural fabrics, screenprints the old fashioned way and then turns them into bags, hampers, pillow covers, tea towels and more.  Every piece is meticulously crafted in her beautiful studio (converted from a barn, which is totally my dream!).

For more of Jenna’s work and purchasing, visit her at her Etsy Store or website.  And be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  Happy Friday!

 

Giveaway / $50 for Beyond the Rack

Giveaway - Beyond the Rack

I’m a bargain hunter.  When you have expensive taste but a teeny budget, it’s important to know where to shop.  Beyond the Rack is awesome.  It’s like going to a huge sample sale with tons of styles and brands, except you can do it from your home (in your PJ’s with a cup of coffee) or from work on your lunch break.  They offer a huge range of brands and items including designer labels like Kate Spade and Michael Kors and even K-Cups at significant discounts.  The sales change daily, so there is always something new.  Don’t see something you love today?  Just wait until tomorrow’s sales start!

This month you can win $50 credit to stock up on some essentials, or treat yourself to something special at Beyond the Rack.

IMPORTANT NOTE  //  In order to win this giveaway, you must have a Beyond the Rack account.  The prize will be automatically added to your account if you win.  Sign up for a new account here and automatically get $10 credit to spend on your first purchase.  Once you finish that entry step, you will unlock more ways to enter to win.

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A huge thanks to Beyond the Rack for this amazing opportunity for a lucky L&F reader!  Good luck and have a fantastic Tuesday!

Backpacking / Minister Creek, PA

As I mentioned last week, we spent our Memorial Day weekend in the woods.  We do it every year as a tradition to kick off the summer in the outdoors.  We usually go to West Virginia, but this year we headed northeast to Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest and backpacked Minister Creek.

Stats:

  • Distance: 8 mile loop (south loop and north loop)
  • Overnight Temperature: Approx. 40 degrees F
  • Pack Weight:  About 40 lbs. each
  • Elevation Climb: Approx. 480 ft
  • Trail map & Info:  Available Here

We usually stay 2 nights.  Typically we hike out, set up camp and spend two days day hiking from base-camp and relaxing.  This year we decided to pack up and do the whole loop instead.  We did about 4 miles the first day, set up camp, packed up in the morning and after about 2 miles on the second day, we were so covered in blisters that we made the call the cut the trip short and hike out.  After an encounter with a porcupine at our campsite (we were in his territory) we didn’t get much sleep and knew we could use a day of recuperation before work on Tuesday.

We did love the park though and found a few other campsites on the creek that we plan to visit in the future.  It’s only an easy 3 hour drive from here in Northeast Ohio, very doable for a quick weekend trip.  The trail is well maintained and has some beautiful features varying from large rock formations (the south loop goes through through huge boulders and cliffs), a high elevation overlook, meadows, pine forests and Minister Creek, which is clean, cool and perfect for soaking sore feet at the end of the day.

Minister Creek South Loop - Lost and Fawned

Overnight Backpacking on Minister Creek - Lost and Fawned

Minister Creek PA - Lost and Fawned

Minister Creek Overlook - Lost and Fawned

Backpacking on Minister Creek - Lost and Fawned

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Review / Whish Shave Cream & Hair Inhibiting Gel

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Millennial Central for Whish Body. I received a promotional item and Whish Body samples to facilitate my review.”

Which Shave Collection in Lavender

A couple of weeks ago, I made the transition in my closet from boots and sweaters to skirts and sundresses.  Spring is finally in full swing (it seemed to take forever to get here this year) and between gardening, historic walking tours and trips to the outdoor market, my skin is loving the fresh air and sunshine.

Bare legs also means I need to ramp up my shaving routine though.  Like many, I have sensitive skin.  When you are dragging a set of blades across a wide expanse of skin it’s especially important to pay attention to your products.  When at all possible I try to stay away from harsh chemicals and irritating dyes.  This is why I was super excited to try Whish products this week.  I have come across them at Nordstrom and they have always intrigued me.

Hair Inhibiting Gel from Whish

I have grown accustomed to a condition I call “Day 1 Skin”.  When I use regular soap or conventional shaving creams I have razor bumps and itchy skin the first day.  My legs are hair free, but my skin is irritated for a good 24 hours.

This week I used Whish Shave Cream and Whish Hair Inhibiting Gel, both in Lavender.  Whish has some awesome tips to get the best results out of your shaving routine.  I was so pleased.  When I was done shaving and moisturized with the Hair Inhibiting Gel I didn’t have “Day 1 Skin” at all.  There were no bumps, my skin was smooth, comfortable AND hair free.  It’s now 4 days later and I’m only starting to get some regrowth.  Needless to say, I’m pleased.

Which Shave Cream on Lost and Fawned

If you want to treat your legs and give Whish a try, visit your local Nordstrom store or Nordstrom.com.  I would categorize Whish products as an affordable luxury.  Instead of picking up bath bombs or getting a spa this month, why not pick up some products from the Whish line?

For more information visit and follow Whish on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.  A huge thanks to Whish for letting me give their products a try!  Happy sundress season!

Backpacking in Color

Backpacking in Color on Lost and Fawned

We are heading out for our annual Memorial Day weekend in the woods.  This year we are taking both dogs for the first time.  We set up the tent in the office and all climbed in to make sure we could all fit.  It’s going to be close quarters, but it should be fun.

We usually go out to the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia, but this year we are staying a little closer to home and looking to go to Minister Creek in Pennsylvania.

Our gear is pretty much ready to go at the drop of a hat.  In the spring I always take it all out and check for holes, make repairs and clean out the water filter.  I ordered a few things to add to our stash this year since we’ll have double the dog with us.

I know a lot of people are all about green when it comes to gear, but since my stuff tends to get strewn across the campsite I go for color.  We already own some of this stuff (like the radio and the dog bowl), but are few of these are new to us (like the upgraded pack for Logan).

  1. Nuun Hydration Tablets – $17.99
  2. MSR Packtowel in Current – $14.96
  3. 100 ft Paracord in Turquoise – $8.49
  4. Paracord Survival Bracelet – $11.77
  5. Outward Hound Port-a-Bowl – $3.99
  6. Etón Self & Solar Powered Radio, Flashlight & Charger – $26.25
  7. Klean Kanteen Steel Bottle – $16.80
  8. Petzl Headlamp in Lime – $19.30
  9. Kyjen Outward Hound Dog Backpack – $24.94 (for XL)