Arte Limited Giveaway – CLOSED

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This week’s giveaway comes from Arte Limited, the online artwork shop I featured earlier this week. Arte Limited sells a variety of art prints, photographs and contemporary art in limited editions.

The winner of this giveaway gets any print of his/her choice from Arte Limited.

Are your walls painfully bare? Or maybe it’s time to do a little redecorating. How about reorganizing your office or prettying up your bedroom? This giveaway is for you! I’m a real big fan of Jennifer Madden‘s prints. Bo Lundberg‘s work is pretty cool too. There are literally 60+ artists to chose from here.

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(photo from arte limited)

arte limited giveaway - drifter and the gypsy blog
(photo from k is for kani)

TO ENTER:
– Leave a comment on this post (1st entry!)

BONUS ENTRIES:
– Follow Arte Limited on TwitterFacebook and/or Instagram & leave a separate comment for each social media site, saying which you followed (up to 3 bonus entries)
– Follow Drifter & the Gypsy on TwitterFacebook and/or Instagram & leave a separate comment for each social media site, saying which you followed (up to 3 bonus entries)
– Tweet about the giveaway @drifterandgypsy and/or @artelimited and leave a separate comment w/ link to the Twitter status (up to 2 bonus entries)

Please note: For bonus entries, simply leave an extra comment stating which platform you are following. For instance, if you followed Drifter & the Gypsy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, AND followed Arte Limited on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you would get 6 bonus entries in addition to your first general entry, making it a grand total of 7 entries.

**Open to all readers, international included, so anyone can enter!**

A winner will be randomly drawn via random.org and contacted via email next Friday, March 14th.

UPDATE: Winner is comment #98: Laura Pritchard. Please get in touch with me via email at hello@drifterandthegypsy.com to claim your prize!

DIY Hair: ’60s-Inspired Braids

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Hello all! Aya from Strawberry Koi here with another hair tutorial. This one is inspired by playful ’60s hairstyles with a subtle bouffant. If you want even more of a ’60s looks, comb it out to smooth it over even more, and bump up that bouffant with even more hairspray and teasing!

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1. I curled my hair for this one yet again, adding a modern vibe and keeping it soft. Relaxed waves is a great way to play up a natural sexy look (long hair works for this style too, ladies!)

2. Tease the bang/front section of hair on the underside. This will build some texture and volume for the braid to be nice and thick. (If you have very full hair, you don’t have to worry about this)

3. Flip the hair over onto the opposite side of where you want the braid to lay. I did this so that the braid started at the roots instead of an inch or two away – which is what my hair wanted to do naturally. Tie with a small invisible elastic. Want to spice it up even more? Make a “Fishtail” braid instead of a classic braid.

4. After braiding, flip it back over to the direction you want it to lay.

5. Gently pull and tug the layers of the braid apart, to widen it.

6. Pin the braid behind your ear, beneath the top layer of your hair to hide the ends. I pinned mine above my forehead because I have a low hairline and try not to accentuate it, but you might want to try experimenting with the position of the braid over the forehead or even back further to use like a headband against the bouffant!

7. Add more smaller braids on the opposite side. This is optional, but sometimes it helps balance the look.

8. Tease the back of the hair on the crown, on the underside. For a BIG vintage bouffant, tease the section of hair in three layers, spray each layer with hairspray and allow to dry. Smooth over the top layer with a fine-tooth comb or soft brush.

9. Done!

diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog

Aya (DIY Hair Contributor)

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Those LA Vibes

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Nothing quite screams classic retro LA like this shoot by Darren Ankerman. It features Alexzandria Jade, who I’ve shot with and featured on D&tG before.

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those la vibes - drifter and the gypsy blog

My dad goes to LA tomorrow for a short business trip and I am crying just a little on the inside that I’m not able to go with him. At least I know LA is only a one hour plane ride from San Francisco, so hopefully I’ll be able to go sometime in the near future! I’m craving those LA vibes.

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those la vibes - drifter and the gypsy blog

A Secret Shared

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I got this fabulous print by artist Jennifer Madden from Arte Limited. The artwork is called, “A Secret Shared,” which reminds me of the scene in The Secret Garden when Mary tells Dickon she’s stolen a garden. The lavender colors go perfectly with my room. It’s safe to say I love it.

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a secret shared - drifter and the gypsy blog
a secret shared - drifter and the gypsy blog
a secret shared - drifter and the gypsy blog

Later this week I’ll be doing a giveaway with Arte Limited to win any print of your choice, so make sure you stay tuned for that!

The Eye of the Beholder

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moko

Last week The Impossible Project held a competition called The Eye of the Beholder. It was only for participants 21 years and older, so unfortunately I couldn’t enter, but I’ve been quite enjoying looking through the photos that were submitted. The winners have not yet been announced, but here are a few of my favorites.

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fixpix // leanne surfleet

the eye of the beholder - drifter and the gypsy blog

margrethe pedersen // giovanna santinolli

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al // fernanda montoro

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art & lemons // sabastubbe1

the eye of the beholder - drifter and the gypsy blog

maria milbredt // shelbie dimond

View the full gallery here.

Charm & Gumption Giveaway – CLOSED

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Are you as obsessed as me when it comes to being organized? Fortunately there are shops like Charm & Gumption that sell pretty stuff for your workspace, so you can stay organized in style! (I personally like this iphone case and these mugs).

For both the organized and those who want to get organized, Charm & Gumption is giving away a $50 gift card to her shop. $50 can buy you quuuuiite a lot of stationary and other goods, so get at this giveaway, will ya?

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TO ENTER:
– Leave a comment on this post (1st entry!)

BONUS ENTRIES:
– Follow Charm & Gumption on TwitterFacebook and/or Instagram & leave a separate comment for each social media site, saying which you followed (up to 3 bonus entries)
– Follow Drifter & the Gypsy on TwitterFacebook and/or Instagram & leave a separate comment for each social media site, saying which you followed (up to 3 bonus entries)
– Tweet about the giveaway @drifterandgypsy and/or @charmgumption and leave a separate comment w/ link to the Twitter status (up to 2 bonus entries)

Please note: For bonus entries, simply leave an extra comment stating which platform you are following. For instance, if you followed Drifter & the Gypsy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, AND followed Charm & Gumption on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you would get 6 bonus entries in addition to your first general entry, making it a grand total of 7 entries.

**Open to all readers, international included, so anyone can enter!**

A winner will be randomly drawn via random.org and contacted via email next Friday, March 7th. 

UPDATE: Winner is comment #12: Blue Eyed Night Owl. Congrats friend! I will be in touch with you shortly.

DIY Food: Millet-Polenta Cakes with Arugula Pesto

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When cooking for a group of people, the search for a universally-friendly dish can be overwhelming. The host wants to keep things healthy, yet interesting. Some guests might be gluten-free. Some guests have allergies. Some guests are vegan, and even others dread the thought of “vegan food.” Believe me, I’ve heard it all. As a host, it can be a struggle. Big salads are often the easiest meals to prep, but can be boring for some people. On the same token, you don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen all evening. What to do?!

I have a solution. These Millet-Polenta Cakes with Arugula Pesto are hearty enough for the vegan-skeptics, easy enough to prepare beforehand for the host, and flavorful enough to keep everyone happy–not to mention they’re vegan and gluten-free! Feel free to double the batch and cut the polenta into larger-sized cakes to serve as a main dish, or keep them smaller as an appetizer. No matter what, these are sure to impress your guests with their beautiful presentation and Italian-inspired flavors.

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Millet-Polenta Cakes

Makes 9 cakes

– 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing
– 1 garlic clove, minced
– 1/2 c. millet
– 4 1/2 c. water
– 1 1/2 tbs. salt
– 1/2 fine polenta cornmeal
– 3 c. arugula
– Small handful of toasted almonds, roughly chopped

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for about a minute, until fragrant. Add the millet and saute for another minute. Being very careful, pour the water into the saucepan. Add the salt and turn the heat up to high to bring the water to a boil. Using a wire whisk, keep the water moving as you slowly pour the cornmeal in. Reduce the heat to medium-low, keeping the polenta mixture bubbling very slightly. Use the whisk to keep the mixture moving slowly until it thickens to the texture of a porridge (between 20-30 minutes). Remove from the heat.

Oil a 9×9 inch glass casserole dish and pour the hot polenta mixture in, using a rubber spatula to level the top. Put the dish in the fridge for about an hour, or until the polenta has set. Turn the cooled polenta out of the casserole dish and onto a cutting board (you should have one large square of polenta). Use a sharp knife to cut the polenta into nine 3×3 inch cakes.

To plate: Lay a polenta cake over 1/2 cup of arugula and top with the Arugula Pesto (recipe below) and leftover chopped almonds. Enjoy!

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Arugula Pesto

Makes about 3/4 c. of pesto

– 1/4 c. almonds
– Juice and zest of one lemon
– 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
– 2 garlic cloves
– 3 oz. arugula (about 3 c. packed)
– 1 tsp. nutritional yeast
-1 1/2 tsp. salt
– Black pepper to taste

Toast the almonds in a 425ºF oven for 7-10 minutes, or until fragrant.

In a food processor, puree all ingredients (including almonds) until smooth. Serve over Millet-Polenta Cakes.

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– Arielle (DIY Food Contributor)

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