100 Days of Tiki Textiles: The First 25 Days

100 Days of Tiki Textiles: The First 25 Days

For anyone following our Instagram account, you may have noticed that I've been participating in The 100 Day Project. The premise of The 100 Day Project is pretty simple. You just pick a specific task to repeat every day for 100 days. I decided to do 100 Days of Tiki Textiles because, since I started Modern Tiki Lounge, I've been determined to design & sell something...

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MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

On October 2nd, we had the pleasure of going on the 2016 MAK Tour in our local neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles. The self-guided tour took us through nine homes that are all great examples of modernist architecture and were designed by a handful of architects, some of whom, like Schindler and Lautner, are very well-known for their iconic buildings in Los Angeles... 

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10 Reasons Why We're Obsessed with Pillowfort's New Tropical Line for Target

10 Reasons Why We're Obsessed with Pillowfort's New Tropical Line for Target

Last time we were strolling around our local Target, we couldn't help but notice the fun, tropical offerings we saw in the kids' home decor section. We don't have kids (yet) but we decided we wanted to look further into what this whole Pillowfort collection was all about. Turns out, it features some super colorful, tiki-esque designs that we almost (or definitely) want to buy for ourselves. Whether you've got kids in need of some new decor or you're just into imaginative, cheerful accents, it's worth checking this stuff out! 

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It's Our First Birthday!

It's Our First Birthday!

It's been exactly one year since we launched Modern Tiki Lounge! The past 365 days have been filled with so many tiki-filled adventures on our part and we've loved every part of it. One year ago, when I wrote the first post that was featured on this blog, I was beyond excited. Since then, our time running Modern Tiki Lounge has been filled with so many great highlights so I figured I'd share a few...

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Modern Tiki Save the Dates

Modern Tiki Save the Dates

For those of you new to our wedding plans, we're in the process of figuring out all of the details of our upcoming wedding in August. It's going to have a mid-century modern tiki theme and we've been have a ton of fun figuring out how to carry that through every part of our plans. It's been super fun for us since we're both creative people but we are up against one major challenge: our meager budget. As a result, we've resolved to DIY as much of the wedding as possible and, to be honest, I can't wait to try my hand at flower arrangements and a custom photobooth backdrop! More recently, we finally designed, printed, and shipped our Save the Dates...

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Reader Survey - Help Shape Our Product Line!

Reader Survey - Help Shape Our Product Line!

If you're anything like us, you can get overwhelmed by how many project ideas pop into your mind at any given time! So many that sometimes it's really difficult to choose just one direction. Last year we were so eager to launch our product line that we cast our net of ideas out a little too far to get the results we wanted. This year, we're determined to give it our all on just a few specific items that you, our readers, will really like...

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Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Just out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at our analytics to see which of our blog posts you liked most in 2015. Turns out this list sums up a lot of great events and experiences we had last year and we thought we'd share. Check 'em out in case you may have missed a few throughout the year! Working our way backwards...

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A Modern Tiki 2015 (and, soon to be, 2016!)

A Modern Tiki 2015 (and, soon to be, 2016!)

I wrote one (ok, maybe two) resolutions last year: To get Modern Tiki Lounge up and running and to keep my head above water financially while doing so. Turns out, I have managed to do both and, for that, I am incredibly grateful. There have been many great things that have come out of this year business/hobby-wise... 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Glam Girls ($25 and Under!)

Holiday Gift Guide for Glam Girls ($25 and Under!)

On the quest for the perfect gifts for the girls on your list? These all appeal to the luxurious sensibilities of women so you're sure to find something great for your mom, sister, BFF, Secret Santa recipient...you name it! Who knows, you may even find some things to add to your own wish list! And while these things might look fancy, they're all budget-friendly at $25 and under! Happy Shopping! 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Guys ($25 & Under!)

Holiday Gift Guide for Guys ($25 & Under!)

Looking for some cool products, tools, housewares, and clothes perfect for the guys on your list? If you're anything like me, you might find that they're pretty tricky to shop for! Hopefully these will be perfect for your recipients or they'll inspire some other great ideas. And at $25 and under they're sure to fit within your budget! Happy shopping! 

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Planning to stay at a hotel on your next trip to DisneylandIf you're looking for a magical Disney-filled getaway, the Disneyland Hotel is one of your best options to consider (and in our opinion, it's THE best). We've stayed there at least 5 times and every time we've absolutely loved it. Want to know why? Here are our ten favorite things about the resort - check 'em out...

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Holiday Gift Guide for Creatives & DIYers ($25 & Under!)

Holiday Gift Guide for Creatives & DIYers ($25 & Under!)

With the holidays fast approaching, we've decided to compile some of our favorite gifts under $25 in a series of shopping guides. This guide features a series of resources, kits, and supplies for the Creatives & DIYers on your list this year. Happy shopping! 

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Pineapple Carving 101

Pineapple Carving 101

Since all things pineapple are super popular right now and we follow lots of tiki enthusiasts, carved pineapples have been popping up all over our social media feeds. Now that Halloween is right around the corner, we decided to give it a go ourselves. Some parts of our process were super successful and others were less so. Keep reading for some great tips on how to make the most of your carving experience especially since pineapples, as you may have guessed, are very different from pumpkins...

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Brighten Up Your Home - 25 Colorful Sofas Under $1000

Brighten Up Your Home - 25 Colorful Sofas Under $1000

One way to instantly make any room pop is to feature a colorful piece of furniture. This method of decorating has the potential to instantly liven up any space, make you happier, and can even make your other design choices for the room easier (crazy, I know). Curious to see what options are out there? Let's take a look at some colorful couches. These pieces can spice up your living room, office, or even bedroom (if you've got the space). We picked options in just about every color imaginable and all pieces are under $1000 (because who doesn't like saving money on furniture?). Check out this rainbow of sofas and take that leap...

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DIY "Will You Be My Junior Bridesmaid?" Boxes

DIY "Will You Be My Junior Bridesmaid?" Boxes

I wanted to do something exciting to invite my littlest sisters to be Junior Bridesmaids in my wedding and I had seen lots of cute "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" ideas on Pinterest, some of which were really nice gift boxes.  Unfortunately for me, most of the ideas out there were alcohol-centric, and, well, that doesn't really work for younger bridal party members!  So I had to come up with a way to craft something that would be age-appropriate and cute for my Junior Bridesmaids.  Here are the steps I went through to come up a unique my way to ask my little sisters to be part of the bridal party... 

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