Slumlove's Guide to Christmas Cookies

Baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie is a science, and everyone has their own opinion as to what a "perfect" cookie is. For us at Slumlove, it's all about thick, soft cookies loaded with chocolate chips. We've poured over recipe books + blogs seeking inspiration + advice for our dream cookie. We think Santa will be pleased with what he leave him this year. 

RECIPE:

14 tablespoons unsalted, softened (not melted) butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups flour (add a tablespoon or two more for extra thick cookies)

1 teaspoon fresh baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

Combine softened butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix until fluffy. Add eggs + vanilla and continue to mix until well combined. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until everything is combined, and add chocolate chips. Mix until combined, but don't over mix. Bake at 350 degrees until cookies are golden brown on top! 

Merry Christmas, y'all!

- Slumlove

December 23, 2014 by Ava Darnell

Slumlove Spotlight

For our newest Slumlove Spotlight, we met up with writer, speaker, blogger, and all-around rockstar Jamie Ivey! Jamie is as real as it gets, and her passion for engaging women in open conversations about life's important issues is inspiring. Between posting on her blog, facilitating discussions on her podcast, and traveling the country speaking, Jamie openly shares her experiences + wisdom with the hope of helping women everywhere. 

Here at Slumlove, we love getting to connect with people who are using their talents to help others and catalyze change in our world. Jamie perfectly represents Slumlove's mission to bring authenticity, transparency, and honesty into the everyday. 

And we also think she looks pretty great in our Grey Cardigan. 

- Slumlove

December 19, 2014 by Ava Darnell

A Slumlove Guide to Wrapping Your Sweater

If you ask me, the presentation of a gift is almost as important as the gift itself. Now I know not everyone shares in my love of gift packaging, but taking a few minutes & putting a little extra care into your wrapping can go a long way. Here's Slumlove's Guide to Wrapping Your Sweater!

Keep it simple + don't stress about making it perfect. A few personal touches is all it takes to take your gift to a whole new level. 

 

- Slumlove

December 16, 2014 by Ava Darnell

Slumlove Spotlight

Our most recent Slumlove Spotlight combined the talents of several small business owners who hustle + bustle in Austin. We teamed up with M. Walter Designs, Cathy Cake, + FRVRLND to create a dreamy holiday set shot by the lovely Katie Jameson. We were honored to have the owners of these wonderful companies dress up in a Slumlove sweater and sit down with us to toast this Christmas season!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

- Slumlove

December 10, 2014 by Ava Darnell

The Grey Cardigan

Today we launch our newest product, the Grey Cardigan! Available in both men's + women's sizes, this sweater perfectly blends both style + comfort. And like all of our products, this cardigan provides jobs + resources for people living in one of the world's largest slums. 

 

- Slumlove

December 02, 2014 by Ava Darnell

Slumlove's Guide To A Simple Thanksgiving

One of the pillars of Slumlove's mission is to help cultivate community. We are striving to create a company that puts great emphasis on the importance of building relationships & working together to help change the world. And there's no holiday that encompasses this idea better than Thanksgiving. Here's our guide to an easy + effortless Thanksgiving set-up. 

 

Keep your set-up & decoration simple + uncomplicated. Remember, it's not about what's on the table, but the people who are around it. 

- Slumlove

 

 

November 24, 2014 by Ava Darnell

Renegade ATX

We are thrilled to be a part of this year's Renegade Craft Fair roster!

Join us Saturday November 29 + Sunday November 30 at the Palmer Events Center for the best artisan market around! 

Come meet our team + shop two new exclusive Slumlove products that will only be available at Renegade! 

- Slumlove

 

November 20, 2014 by Ava Darnell

Slumlove + The Archibald Project

Today and tomorrow ONLY, we are joining forces with The Archibald Project and auctioning off our Grey Classic V-Neck Sweater! 

The Archibald Project is an incredible non-profit that brings awareness + resources to orphanages all over the world. They are passionate about telling the story of the orphan and documenting beautiful adoption journeys, and their goal is to get people involved in all aspects of orphan care. 

Head over to T.A.P. AUCTION to bid on the sweater. 100% of the proceeds from this sweater sale will go directly towards benefiting The Archibald Project and their fight for orphan advocacy! 

 

- Slumlove

November 13, 2014 by Ava Darnell

Slumlove Styled

Slumlove Style is a new blog series featuring individuals showing off how they wear their Slumlove sweater! We designed our sweaters to be truly versatile, meaning the options for taking one and making it your own are endless! We love having one piece that you can wear a million different ways. 

Our first Slumlove Style post features founder Ava Darnell. We went to one of Austin's most photographed spots to show how we wear Slumlove in our city. 

Share with us how you style your Slumlove on Instagram with #slumlove, and you might see yourself featured in our series!

 

- Slumlove

November 03, 2014 by Ava Darnell

Slumlove Spotlight

Slumlove Spotlights feature the talented artists + go-getters of the world doing their thing while rocking a Slumlove sweater. 

We recently teamed up with some ballet dancers from The University of Texas to create one of our dreamiest photo shoots yet. The dedication + commitment of these talented dancers inspires us to keep working hard + chasing our dreams. 

 

Photography by Katie Jameson

Music: "If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dance Floor)" by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. 

 

- Slumlove

October 23, 2014 by Ava Darnell