10 Shops that Give Back

10 Shops that Give BackWhile shopping may be Carrie Bradshaw’s version cardio, did you know that you could use your dollars to help those in need and support socially conscious businesses?!

Whether it’s giving a portion of sales/product away, or establishing fair trade environments for artists in impoverished situations, these 10 rad companies are giving back with every sale. That means it’s time to dust off the ol’ credit card and get to spending for the good!

(PS– if you know if any more companies that should be on the list, please list them in the comments below)

10 Companies that Give Back1. The Citizenry— invest 10% of proceeds back into artisan communities through entrepreneur development grants. Products from from artists who have fair wages and safe working environments.


10 Companies that Give Back2. Soko— use technology to connect marginalized artisans to a new world of consumers, allowing them to expand their business horizons and entrepreneurial prospects.



10 Companies that Give Back3. Fashionable— creates sustainable business opportunities, both locally and globally, for women who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to addiction to a lack of opportunity. Continue reading…

Friday Links

Friday Links

Happy Friday friends! As if things couldn’t be stranger in the world right now, it’s going to be in the 60’s in Philly this weekend. Whattttt is actually happening?! I’m going to hopefully find some time to go out and enjoy the warm weather while it’s here, though I still have my fingers crossed for a blizzard before the winter is over though. Heat wave or not, I hope you have a wonderful few days off! Here are some links you won’t want to miss:

– A fun way to display your photos.

– This DIY wooden towel rack is so clever!

– I’m so curious about this painting technique.

– Ill be making these donuts for Saturday breakfast.

– So simple and yet so cute!

– The dreamiest color blocked pillows.


Studio Warming Party Recap

@thecraftedlife studio warming partyEven though this site is far, far away from being a party blog, I’m a firm believer that all good things should be celebrated. Life is just more fun that way!

Last Saturday we invited friends and family to come check out our new space before furnishing it. It’s been such a whirlwind since signing the lease that it didn’t feel real until I looked around at a room full of people and realized they were in my studio. Like my name is on the door studio. Excuse me while I jump up and down 1,000,000 more times. Anyway, here’s a mini recap in case you missed the Instastory!

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Tropical Galentine’s Day Cocktail

This post is sponsored by Zico. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making!

Tropical Galentine's Day CocktailHappy, happy Galentine’s Day friends! What better way to tell your BFFS you love them than to have them over for happy hour?! If you’re fighting the winter blues like I am, then this tropical cocktail will the perfect addition to any spread you whip up!

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