Twin Cities To Do: Matisse Art Mixer

MIA Night

Fellow Twin Cities Friends (and Visiting Friends!):

Did you know that the MIA hosts an awesome themed mixer on the third Thursday of every month?

Me either!

And guess what next Thursday is…?  That’s right!

It’s a night featuring some amazing works from Matisse, plus getting out and meeting fellow art lovers – all while sipping on cocktails, Summit, try your hand at some Matisse-inspired art yourself and even learn some new French words to impress your non art-loving friends with.

And it’s free!

So put it on the calendar and join me Thursday night from 6 pm – 9pm at the MIA – more details here!

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Garland of Grace ~ Geometric Gold Mug DIY

Courtney Eliseo at Luvocracy ~ Triangular Glass Display Case

Heather Christo – Spicy Tomato Seafood Chowder

ohmyvogue ~ Sky Blue spring style

Annie’sEats ~ Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Cookie Frosting

A Beach a Day ~ Banana Leaf room

Cuddle Up with the Best {Cook}Books for Fall

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Back to It

Hey friends!

Woah! Where’d we go?!  It’s been a while since we posted!

We know…we’re sorry and we’re back to post for you again.  Long story short, big ole Life messed up the good vibe we had as my life got crazy and I left my job and Shleck’s got turned upside-down, working an overnight shift.  This blog has been calling to me from the area of my brain I’ve shoved it to as I’ve been desperate to keep up with stuff, and I’ve really missed it, so…

We’re back to it – back to posting stuff we love that we hope you will to!

Here are a few things we’ve been up to in the meantime ~

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xo shleck&holls

Linky Link Monday (…Tuesday)

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I know, I know…it’s not actually Monday…but it’s close enough, right?

We have to pretend it’s Monday because our linky link simply cannot wait – it’s THAT fabulous!  We wouldn’t lie to you.

We’d like to exuberantly introduce you to…

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The incredibly creative, delightful creator of this blog, Jessica Jones, is from Evanston, IL, and somehow gifts us with a constant flow of colourful, ingenious, exciting designs, DIY projects, freebie downloads (love them!) and fonts…plus inspired ideas.

Photo 1A designer, herself, Jessica has an amazing eye and a really fun spirit!

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Basically, we are hooked and we adore her and we hope that you will, too!

Visit How About Orange right here!

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Weekend To Do List: Cinco de Mayo it up in the TC!


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You’ve still got time to plan on having some Cinco de Mayo fun this weekend – look at all the awesome stuff going on around Minneapolis & St. Paul!

Cinco de Mayo Happenings

Click the Links below for more information:

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Rojo de Mayo Block Party

El Nuevo Rodeo Bar & Club

Chevy’s Patio Party

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Monochromatic without Looking Like a Monosnoozefest

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We are LOVING the monochromatic look this Spring for so many reasons – it makes you look instantly thinner, taller and more pulled together and you aren’t bound to just black anymore with the incredible assortment of gorgeous, vibrant colours on hangers in every Target, mall and boutique around the country.

So why on Earth are people so intimidated of this all-one-colour look?

Probably because its…all one colour.

We are trained to “match” colours from day one – black and white go with anything, don’t mix pink and orange, always wear sensible shoes…We say it’s time to break out of those old habits and master this chic, fun, versatile skill of Monochromatizing your wardrobe (I just made that word up! Like it?!)

The Trend

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photo credit: http://www.chaos-mag.com/make-it-monochromatic/

Monochromatic just means dressing in basically the same colour (or some variation of one colour) from head to toe.  Believe me or not, it’s faaaar from boring – colours out right now are incredibly fresh and without multiple colours in one outfit hogging all the attention , you’re free to showcase different textures, little details and cool accessories that might have gotten overlooked before!

Think of the colour you choose as the perfect background for all those fun, gorgeous details!  It’s their turn to shine!

Since there’s going to be pah-lenty of the colour you choose actually ON you, one thing to be mindful of is that you can’t get away with one that doesn’t look good with your natural skin tone, but…

Don’t Panic!

No need to go out and get some skin-tone expert to give you a colour reading, circa 1995 – just go with your gut! Typically, colours that you’re drawn to naturally complement your skin tone (somehow, on a deep psychological level, your body WANTS to look fabulous and lets you know…that’s what the scientists say, anyway…).  If you’re concerned about rockin’ fuschia from noggin to tiptoe, hold it up to your face and ask a friend to give you the thumbs up or down.  And listen to them.  You just don’t want your entire body to look washed out or sallow.

How To Wear It

Monochromatic is definitely not defined by the all-black look anymore.

Emerald green and royal blue are ruling this season, but so are colourful denim and leather – there’s something for everyone and the trend can make you look equally pulled together worn on the weekend or to the office..there are just a few things to consider:

#1. The colour you choose doesn’t have to be a crazy, bold one (although by all mean, go there!) – your pieces just need to have consistency

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#2. Don’t drive yourself bananas shopping forever for the exact same colour in multiple pieces (a top, skirt and jacket in the EXACT same coral, for instance) – it’s great if you can get it, but not always possible.  Try different shades of the same colour instead!

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#3. Play around with textures and prints – set your imagination free!

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#4. Last one – Let your colour, texture and accessory choices do the talking for you and ease up on the makeup 

Please, for the love of Giorgio Armani, don’t try to match your makeup to your colour choice or you will look like this:

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For some more fantastic ideas on making this your new Spring look, a list of places to shop and to see monochromatic looks that work on real women, check out this recent segment on our local Twin Cities Live with the always lovely stylist,  Sara Rogers.

Then go through your closet and send us a picture of YOU rocking your monochromatic look at thetodolistpodcast@gmail.com, you fabulous thing, you!

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Our To Do List: Vintage Stuffapalooza!

Oh my goodness, we are so excited for this weekend here in the Twin Cities!  We’ve been hoarding some cash and making room in our apartments for some new, old stuff from Minnesota’s biggest antique weekend!

Our calendar is marked for two big events – we hope you’ll join us and find some amazing, awesome stuff!!!

Junk Bonanza

Antique Showcase

Earth Day Events in the Twin Cities!

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Event Information Links:

Como Zoo’s Party for the Planet

Earth Day City Cleanup – Minneapolis   &  St. Paul

Anoka County Earth Day Celebration

Midtown Global Market

 

Earth Day Resources (wherever you live!)

Programs, tips, education, merchandise, news and ideas at Earthday.org

Earth Day Activity Ideas for Kids of All Ages at inhabitant.com

Guides on local recycling in your area at earth911.com