Friday Links!

Portland City Guide: betsy & iya(photo: betsy & iya)

If you missed it yesterday, I was over on Lovely Indeed gushing about one of my favorite Portland shops, betsy & iya. If you’re ever in town, or live here and haven’t stopped by yet, add this shop to your must-visit places (read all about it here)! Here are some other gush-worthy links I came across this week:

- I’ll take one of everything please.

- Cutest (and easiest) manicure ever!

- I might just have to make these this weekend.

- If you live in LA, be sure to go to this workshop!

- My desk could use this right about now.

- I was interviewed for the latest issue of Uppercase. Consider me ECSTATIC!

xo
Rachel

*ps, would you guys be interested in seeing more of Portland on this ole blog? Perhaps great shops and restaurants to visit? 

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter BluesNow that we’re almost done with January, I’m sure most of you are sick of winter (especially after that snow storm on the east coast this week!). So, if you can’t be somewhere warm and sunny, at least the internet is full of gorgeous pictures of flowers. What’s even better is that some of those stunning blooms can be incorporated into diy projects! Here are eight gorgeous flower projects to help you beat the winter blues:

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues1. Everyday Floral Brooch by Oh Joy!

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues2. DIY Floral Letters by Honestly Yum

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues3. Fresh Flower Framed Mirror by Paper & Stitch

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues4. DIY Dried Flower Coasters by The Crafted Life

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues5. Easy Flower Wall Art by Decorate with Flowers

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues6. Hanging Flower Installation by Sugar and Cloth

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues7. DIY Bike Basket by The Merry Thought

8 Must-Try Floral DIYS to Beat the Winter Blues8. DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case via Etsy Blog

**For more flowery goodness, be sure to follow my Plants & Flower board on Pinterest!

DIY Hanging Air Plant Holder

Time: 15 minutes
Materials: bell cup, hammer & nail, cord, wooden beads, acrylic paint

DIY Hanging Air Plant HolderGuys, listen up. This diy is crazy easy. On one hand I want to make 100 more, but on the other, I don’t want to be known as the crazy plant lady. That’s totally a thing, right?

Either way, you can make this hanging air plant holder in about 15 minutes. They’re completely customizable and you can see how I did it on Curbly!

DIY Hanging Air Plant HolderClick here to see full tutorial! 

Hand Painted Apron DIY

Time: 1 hour
Materials: fabric paint, plain apron, brush

Hand Painted Apron DIYYou might have noticed me working on this project on Instagram over the weekend, and let me tell you, it was the easiest diy ever! For all of those who made the resolution to cook more, what better way to convenience yourself to get in the kitchen than with a hand painted apron?

Hand Painted Apron DIYPaint your design on to your fabric and let dry. Easy as that! The paint I used didn’t even require a heat set (be sure to check your instructions though!). If you’re short on time, consider making your pattern larger, like oversized polka dots or triangles.

Hand Painted Apron DIY

Hand Painted Apron DIYThis would also make a great Valentine’s day project for the foodie in your life!