Post image for What’s Your Favorite Fairytale?

When I was little, one of my absolute favorite stories was the 12 Dancing Princesses, and it is something that will always bring to mind the holiday season.  The fairytale told the story of 12 beautiful princesses who were drawn from their beds each night by the desire to dance. They would sneak out of their castle and travel through three magical forests, which was always my favorite part of the story. The first forest was shining silver, the second a glowing gold, and the third was the most magical of all, full of shimmering diamonds. The imagery was gorgeous and I dreamed of one day finding these enchanted forests. Read more »

Alessandra -Jan 22, 2013, 11:22AM
I've always loved grimms' fairy tales. We had some older versions of the stories so they were more violent and scary but I loved them so much.
Lia -Nov 20, 2012, 6:36AM
Snow white.

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Post image for Monday Quote: Cherish Your Solitude

This quote by Eve Ensler has long been a favorite of mine…I am one of those people who likes spending time alone, I find it’s sometimes when I’m the most creative. Read more »

valeria -Nov 15, 2012, 6:00PM
Hi!!!! Love this!!! :) Can I buy this white dress online?
Paty -Nov 14, 2012, 5:30PM
I love it! I think that we should do everything we want, but without disturbing the others. Just search our happiness... That's why we are here!!! :)

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Post image for Holiday Gift Guide For Lou

The holidays are fast approaching and with them comes the season of gift giving! Finding that perfect gift that makes someone’s face light up is one of the most amazing feelings, and we put together gift guides for each of our Free People girls to help you find that special something. Read more »

Sue -Nov 13, 2012, 7:28PM
Love the felted headphones. What a clever idea.
Andi -Nov 12, 2012, 9:53PM
When are the headphones coming in? I'm going to be buying those asap :-)

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Post image for Vegan/Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins & Stuffing

The second post in our vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe series from Beth of Tasty Yummies. Read more »

Jaimie -Nov 27, 2014, 11:00AM
I thought this was to dry the initial way the recipe is supposed to be made. I added a flax egg (1.5 tbsp ground flax seed and 3 tbsp water that you let sit for a few minutes) and I also took out half a cup of corn meal and put in 1/2 cup of my gluten free for blend. It came out perfect my husband and I loved them.
Katharine -Aug 25, 2014, 6:36AM
I just tried this recipe and what a success! I used 1c boxed coconut milk and coconut oil. Muffins are super moist with just the right amount of crumb. My coconut oil did solidify a bit when I added the semi-cold milk and applesauce, but it didn't affect the final product. I did notice that the batter seemed somewhat dry before cooking, but given how wonderful the muffins are, I'm sure its okay! Thank you for your recipe. It's so nice to find a healthy gluten free, dairy free, and egg free recipe. Makes eating fun again :)

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Post image for 15 Ways To Simplify Your Life And Become Zen

UPDATE: This previously ran on October the 22nd however, come the weekend we thought everyone needs a little zen time so we brought it back.

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It’s sometimes nice to reduce complexity in your life, just step away from the stress and busy routine and just simplify. Making things more streamlined and more efficient can have a great impact on you and in the long run lead to a healthier you. Your life seems to slow down a little when you simplify and you’re able to appreciate more free time and enjoy moments as opposed to rushing through them.

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chawrry -May 16, 2013, 11:11PM
Thanks for sharing! will definitely keeps this in mind :)
Zet -Feb 22, 2013, 5:58PM
I needed this!

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Post image for 7 Enchanted Beds Fit For A Fairytale

Do you ever wish you lived in a fairytale? Not only would you experience true magic in everyday life, you’d be living in the most whimsical-looking world filled with soft, dreamy colors and coziness galore. Read more »

Michelle -Dec 10, 2012, 12:09AM
I apologize for so many comments, if I could delete the others and start over, I would. I just wanted to say thanks to FP, for not posting both of my same comments, whew! Also, I thought I found out where the blue boho bedding hanging from the bed between the trees was from, but it took me to a site that I thought was a store. It ended up being about the Photographers, which was still okay, because I had a chance to write to the one who originally took the picture and asked where I could purchase the bedding. I gave my e-mail, so I am hoping to hear from them soon, if I do, I will pass the info along! Crossed fingers! :)
Michelle -Dec 09, 2012, 10:46PM
Claudia, I just checked your link to see your Daughters bed, it is so wonderful! I also love her room! You were very smart to do it the way you did, my Daughter is 19 now, but I went through all of those phases of bedroom attire, baby, toddler, tween, teenager, and grown up, rather than doing what you did. You made it so she can go through all of those phases with one great idea, instead of 10. Now your little girl can grow with her room. She will go through all of the changes, but her room won't have to. This is for sure, a room, she can even have at my Daughters age, well done! I just wanted to give you kudos on a smart choice when deciding what do to with her room, a big thumbs up!

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Post image for Artwork We Love: Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s Cut Book Constructions

I’m completely blown away by these cut book constructions by artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson, who carefully and strategically cuts vintage books to leave behind only certain images, resulting in these amazing 3D art prints. Read more »

Tamberine -Nov 16, 2012, 10:31AM
If you like these you should check out Kranitzky and Overstreet. These two artists (from my school and hometown) have been making killer art for many years that has a similar vibe to it...only with more than just paper. I saw them give a talk and technique demo once...AMAZING!
Gabrielle -Nov 10, 2012, 1:30PM
awesome artwork! really inspiring

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Post image for Inspiring Words: The Rainbow

There are some things in life that you love doing and then there are some things you have to do that are not so great. I’ve always been told that there’s never a rainbow without the rain; that there must be dark days that are grumpy and dull in order for you to appreciate the beautiful colors. Read more »

Angie Rask -Nov 10, 2012, 12:39PM
Love the McQueen dress! :)

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Post image for Help FP Las Vegas Celebrate Their 1st Birthday Tomorrow!

Join Free People Las Vegas as they celebrate their 1st birthday on Sunday November 11th from 11am – 7pm! Enjoy sweet treats, a photo booth and lots of giveaways. Plus, with each purchase of $50 or more, you can enter to win a birthday gift from FP Las Vegas to you, featuring artwork from Chelsea Price, Wild and Free Jewelry, Ekhaya, AisforAirwaves and more (sneak peek some of the awesome gift items here)! Facebook fans who LIKE their Facebook page AND RSVP to the event will get an instant entry into the gift raffle of their choice! It’s the perfect time to stock up on gifts for the holiday season as well as win one for yourself :). For more info and to RSVP visit their Facebook page.

Post image for DIY Pumpkin Candles

UPDATE: This post originally ran on October 4th 2012 but with Thanksgiving coming up we wanted to share it again since these would make lovely decorations!

It’s that time of year…pumpkins are pretty much everywhere you look, and I don’t mind one bit – there is something about their plump orange appearance that is so loveable. Plus, in addition to making great decorations, they’re also pretty delicious.  I had some wax left over from my homemade lip balm so I decided to use it to make some candles – and then I thought, why not turn mini pumpkins into candles? Read more »

Sarah Midland -Mar 22, 2013, 1:04PM
Hi Julia Thanks for the tutorial they look amazing. I made some out of Apples as well, There is also a pic on our blog that someone has done with Tangerines and the scent that you get is amazing. Thanks Sarah
candle -Nov 19, 2012, 3:22AM
Usually I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite great post.

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Post image for Video: Behind The Scenes Of Our Pet Project Photo Shoot

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the adorable dogs and one special kitten (well, he’s my baby) who were used as models for the launch of our Pet Project. All of these furry babies were rescued or adopted by their owners — most of whom work right here at our home office. Read more »

vipashaawasthi -Oct 09, 2014, 6:47PM
This puppies and kitten is very cute so it is always overflowing with the cutest of dogs. thank you very much for your sharing.
Carolyn -Dec 11, 2012, 5:43AM
Delphine , We had a sweet little cat who was not a thing except love. We took her in and kept her fed and warm and loved. One year ago 4 days before Thanksgiving, here in California, I went grocery shopping and right next to the kitten-cat food, I saw the most beautiful red ribbon type fabric collar, with a bright silver bell attatched to the silver hoops & buckle. I bought that for her ( along with turkey cat food ) I could just picture her wearing that bright red collar with the shiny silver bell against her grey fur. How beautiful she would look for the holdays I thought. And only a few dollars... However, I never dreamed I would never see her again. I went everywhere, posted missing posters in the rain, went to the local shelter many times, put her photos on Craigslist and....asked the owner of the house ( he inherited ) if he knew she was missing. He said well, she was a stray... It was then when he put the house up for sale. Well it sold about a year later 3 mos. ago. And the building instructers told us there was a dead cat under the house. Only 1 door to the basement and only 1 key to the special padlock on that door that only 1 person had. And there was no other way to get down there unless that padlock was opened, I remember it so well because the shelter said to look in any crawl spaces first-I asked the owner and he said No, No way is there any way under this house with out the key. I suppose the moral of my unbelievabley sad, amoral story is, sometimes a sparkling but simple grocery store collar may be all that brings you pleasure, when the cat just loves you for loving it. (No disrespect to the beautiful breathtakingly items this store sells

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I’ve noticed lately that my eyes are looking a little aged. Every time I look in the mirror I see small crow’s feet, faint dark circles, and sometimes they are a little puffy.  It isn’t worrying me too much as I know aging comes with life, but I do want to make a conscious effort to maybe try to delay the hands of time by using good skin practices. Read more »

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