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DIY // Hand Stamped Key Chain

Need an original Valentine for your sweetie? Give them the keys to your heart–along with a cheeky leather key chain hand stamped by yours truly!  Today’s DIY comes to us from Lindsey McCord of Lindsey Crafter— a truly talented prop stylist and maker! (Who just so happens to be up for the Mrs. Meyers Maker award– vote for her here!)  Gifts that meet at the intersection of handmade and totally useful happen to be among my favorite types of gifts, so I am extra excited for this one!  Take it away, Lindsey! I had …

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What To Listen To Now // February Femme Playlist

We’ve already established that Galentine’s Day > Valentine’s Day and that happy hour girl’s night is actually good for our health, but I have a special appreciation for our only male contributor bringing such a heavy does of femininity to this month’s playlist.  Thanks, Matt!  You’re the best!  What’s your idea of a great time with your girlfriends?  Wine and the indian octopus at Little Beast for dinner or a morning of coffee and pastries at Joan’s on 3rd in Studio City are at the top of …

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DIY // Floral Pins for Your Best Gals

Flowers make the best gifts, don’t they? They’re a site for sore eyes and an instant happiness boost (that has to be scientifically proven, somewhere right?!)  They’re not, however, cheap.  Those fluffy hydrangeas and delicate garden roses come with a pretty price tag, so instead of an over-the-top bouquet, we made these sweet floral pins that pair perfectly with one of these chic Minted classroom cards that you can share with a dozen of your besties without breaking the bank! Attach them to your jacket or wear them in …

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Galentine’s Day Cards and Cocktails Party

Did you know that time with your girlfriends is good for your health? True story, Stanford University said so in a study they published a couple of years ago. The study found that one of the best things that a man can do for his health is to be married to a woman (naturally, because we are awesome) and that one of the best things a woman can do for her health is to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. In fact, the study found that spending time with your girlfriends can be just as important to your health as a woman as physical …

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