Friday Links!

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Happy Friday friends! Today I’m speaking at The Hello Sessions here in Portland (wish me luck!). You can follow along on Instagram and Snapchat if you can’t attend, but if you are in town, please say hello, I’d love to meet you. And as always, here are some links you won’t want to miss:

- Art you can actually make!

- Can’t get enough of the cactus trend.

- Okay, so I think I love fall now.

- Ombre and yellow forever!

- Did you catch my office makeover?

- Edible glitter, yes please!

- Put some paint on it.

Have a great weekend!


10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch TutorialsNow that it’s fall, it means it’s time to mix things up a bit with my wardrobe! Another great reason to celebrate the season, am I right? And while I can’t make my own clothes just yet (at least to the point where I’d wear anything in public), I do love a good bag tutorial. Whether you’re gearing up for holiday travel or just a night on the town, here are ten must-try zipper pouch tutorials you’ll want to try asap!

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials1. Color Book Pages Pouch by Damask Love

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials2. Hand Lettered Clutch by Paper & Stitch

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials3. No Sew Pouch by Homey Oh My

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials4. DIY Pencil Pouch by Alice & Lois

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials5. Painted Clutch via Martha Stewart Continue reading…

Free Motivational Printable: You’ve Got This

Free Motivational Printable: You've Got ThisIf you’re already wishing for the weekend, boy do I have some Tuesday motivation for you. There’s a chance you may have spotted this gem in my office makeover yesterday, but today I’m giving you guys the artwork for free! That’s right, this hand lettered poster by the lovely Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus is a printable!

Free Motivational Printable: You've Got ThisAll you need to do is download the file and print! You can print on your own, or to make it as easy as possible, you can upload the file directly to Snapfish and have them mail you the print. The one photographed above was printed as a 20″x30“, but the file should work in any size smaller than that since you can resize on their platform before printing.

Snapfish can also take care of the framing, so that the only thing you really have to do to decorate your walls is click a few buttons. Pretty cool, right?!

Grab the download right here and remember, you’ve totally got this!

Free Motivational Printable: You've Got This





Office Makeover + DIY Storage Boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesHappy Monday all! Today is a fun day because I finally get to reveal what I’ve been working on over here for the last month… my office makeover! If you’ve been a reader for a while, you might remember the office makeover I did last year. Almost immediately after hitting publish on that post, that space become one giant hot mess. I mean stuff was so all over the place that I sometimes found it hard to walk to my chair in the morning. Yikes.

After really evaluating what was happening, it came down to the fact that nothing had a designated place. Because I didn’t have storage for any of my craft supplies, I ended up just putting them wherever there was room (aka stuffed in the closet), which as you can image, is not a great system for staying organized.

So, I teamed up with Snapfish to get my office into shape! Not only are the steps I took totally diy-able, but they’re affordable and super easy. Let’s get to it:

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesFor smaller and frequently used items, like scissors and paint brushes, I used mason jars and a simple shelf from Ikea. This way, everything is in eye sight and easily grab-able.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesRemember that mousepad?! If not, you can grab the diy right here.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesTo make the room feel larger, I swapped out the partially painted wall for floral wallpaper. Another way I organized my space was by making these colorful storage boxes. The DIY is easy peasy:  Continue reading…