Celebrate Fair Trade Month with a Free DIY Workshop!

Free DIY Workshop!Guys! I have really, really fun news!

At this point, especially after my recent studio tour, y’all know I’m a total West Elm fan girl. I’ve been lucky enough to team up with them again, but this time we’re bring the craft to you with a free DIY Trivet Workshop! To celebrate Fair Trade Month, the project will be using felt balls crafted by their partner at Everest, a family-run factory in Nepal that employs 200+ artisans– 90% of them women!

As if that wasn’t cool enough, this workshop is especially great because if you live in/near a city with a West Elm, you can join! That’s right, you don’t have to be Philly local because it’s an all store event. All you have to do is head here, select the store closest to you, then RSVP directly on the site. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

And if you attend the workshop, please tag me (@thecraftedlife) so I can see your creation. I’ll be sharing some of my favorites on Instagram stories over the weekend!

Free DIY Workshop!

Decor Crush: Colorful Fall Decorations

Decorate your home with color this fall![Source]

Perhaps it’s the warmer weather, or the fact that we need a little more cheer than ever before, but the colors of summer are here to stay! Through the fall at least!

This year I have seen more vibrant approaches to fall decor and it’s AMAZING. From painted pumpkins to wreaths and more, color is alive and well. You don’t have to stick to traditional reds, yellows, oranges, and browns anymore if you’re planning to decorate (though it’s more than okay if you want to). In fact, it seems that the entire color wheel is up for grabs.

If you’re looking to give this trend a try, here are a few simple ways you can incorporate more color into your home this season! Continue reading…

Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy Friday friends! My god did that feel like a long one. I’m sure we could all use a moment offline to enjoy quality time with loved ones. I sincerely hope that you’re able to find some time to disconnect and engage over the next few days. And if you’d rather keep busy with a project, maybe you can team up with a friend to make something! Here are some links you won’t want to miss:

– If you’ve been dying to give weaving a try, learn how to make your own loom.

– Totally and utterly obsessed with this DIY headboard!

– Store all of your stud earrings in style

– Just the cutest apple picking basket!

A cocktail that taste like paradise.

– Such a great way to store wrapping paper!

xo
Rachel

PS There’s a fun interview with me over on The Honest Boss today!

An Adventure in Creative Mindfulness

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Between the bad news, social media, and a million other things we absorb during the day, it’s hard not to feel a little bogged down lately. This time of year especially is when everything really seems to pick up the pace. Like, how on earth is it October?!

But when life is so busy and overwhelming, certain important aspects go overlooked. We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle that often times we don’t enjoy the moment and we don’t focus on the good as often as we should, which tends to hinder our creativity and compassion. Continue reading…