Posts Tagged ‘outdoor and garden’

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Annie Selke. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Every year I get excited about summer. My favorite part is being able to enjoy outdoor activities with the family, and also spend more time on our patio, sitting down with fresh squeezed juice while my toddler plays in his mini pool. It’s so peaceful!

When ANNIE SELKE invited me to help spread the word about their new Palm Springs Summer Collection, an exploration of Palm Springs style and happy, bright pops of color, I knew that their products would be the ideal accessories for my home and patio!

I was really happy reading more about the Annie Selke Companies. Their philosophy and goals resonate deeply with me. I appreciate the fact that they are committed to customer satisfaction, employee well-being, and the world, making ethical and socially responsible choices and decisions. Plus the products are beautiful, the perfect timeless lifestyle products that celebrate creativity, color and happiness.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

 

This is how my patio looks this summer, doesn’t it make you smile? I selected a few items from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Collection for this space. First, a COLORFUL RUG that is fun and functional. It’s now the perfect place to sit and read magazines while my toddler is playing on the patio. I got PILLOWS too, which are now my new obsession, the prints are simple, timeless and the quality of the textiles is truly amazing. I have been wanting to get a STORAGE HAMPER for a long time, this one is perfect to store the outdoor pillows next to the patio door every night. Other things I’m excited to have from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Catalog are two of their vibrant and ULTRA SOFT TOWELS, the colors are just fantastic!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

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Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live ColorfulHappy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

I invite you to sign up to receive your Annie Selke Palm Springs Catalog or take a peek at the digital version here! Truly, this catalog is such an inspiration for my lifestyle and home decor goals.

If you are thinking that your home needs more color, Annie Selke’s Summer 2017 Palm Springs collection is just what you need! Sign up for Annie Selke e-mails to RECEIVE 15% OFF your first purchase. Happy decorating!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Annie Selke . The opinions and text are all mine.

Where Frida Kahlo Grew Up

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Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Frida Kahlo is such an awesome character. If you follow us on Instagram, you might have already noticed that we’re a bit obsessed with her colorful portraits! We also love Coyoacan, the neighborhood where she grew up.

Coyoacan is where you can find the famous Frida Kahlo Museum aka La casa Azul.

The word Coyoacán comes from the Nahuatl “Coyohuacan” that means “place of coyotes”. It’s rich in history, art and beautiful architecture. If you get to visit it someday, you will find bright colored homes, papel picado in the streets, art galleries and mercaditos where you can buy handmade dolls, jewelry, pottery and other neat knick knacks.

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Since Frida Kahlo was born on July 6 of 1907, we decided to use it as an excuse to celebrate her with a post. We didn’t want to write about La Casa Azul, since you already can find tons of images about the museum online.

Instead, I took my camera and walked through some of the streets that are near the Casa Azul.

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Something I learned from a current exhibit about Coyoacan history, it’s that thanks to its beauty, Coyoacan was were the first council of La Nueva España was established after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Franciscans and Dominicans were responsible for evangelizing the place and for that reason, beautiful baroque temples and shrines were built around the area.

I took some pictures of the place, so you can feel the vibe of the neighborhood. I looked for the oldest buildings, the ones that were there just when Frida Kahlo lived. I thought it was cool to see what she saw, and it was beautiful.

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live ColorfulCoyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live ColorfulHere more about Coyoacan and some local art galleries and museums: Coyoacan, a colorful spot in Mexico City.

Some DIY projects inspired by Frida Kahlo:

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

Coyoacan, Mexico streets. Entre la casa azul de Frida Kahlo | Live Colorful

How to Make a Cute Wall Herb Garden

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Tracking PixelThis DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

As soon as spring arrived, I got excited about gardening projects. One I had in mind was to make a wall herb garden that hung on my fence. Now that I’m working with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® for Plant Something Day, I knew that I needed to make this mini herb garden come to life!

I also wanted to help spread the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® initiative. The brand is encouraging you to get out and #PlantSomething in your own backyard. Plus, for every order on MrsMeyers.com, $5 of every purchase will go towards a $10,000 donation to the ACGA to help grow new community gardens across the country, places where we literally put down our roots! From May 9 to June 5.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

If you are not familiar with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®, here are some things you are going to want to know about the brand. Mrs. Meyer’s is a lifestyle brand that believes in a better way to get a good clean. Their products are earth-friendly, cruelty-free, and made whenever possible, with materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, palm, corn, soy or olive. I found about them just after I had my baby, when I started feeling concerned about the environmental effects of conventional cleaning products. I didn’t want to lose that great smell after everything is clean.

I got some Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products so I could try them while crafting my project. They were so helpful, especially when it was time to clean up all the mess!

How to Make a Cute Vertical Herb Garden

MATERIALS:

  • Wooden crates
  • Acrylic paint. Matte finish
  • Sandpaper
  • Brushes
  • Herbs and seeds
  • Garden soil
  • Small terracotta planters

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

STEPS:

1. Start by painting your wooden crates. Use non-toxic acrylic paint in a matte finish. Let them dry for a few hours.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

2. Sand the corners of the wooden crates to give them a beautiful vintage touch.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

3. Then, start planting your herbs. I planted the slip of basil seed paper  that I received with the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products in a small terracotta planter. I can’t wait to see it grow!

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

4. Hang the wooden crates from a wall or a fence and arrange your favorite herbs around.

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

This DIY wall herb garden project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. | LiveColorful.com

This project is really simple, cute and it doesn’t take much space, which is great for small patios and terraces. You could also recreate the look for indoor spaces and add a few cacti and succulents!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.