Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy, happy Friday friends! And who else is ready for a few days off?! I plan on getting in some quality Christmas time this weekend with a light show, cookies, watching Elf, the works! To be completely honest with you, I’m really throwing myself into the holiday this year to avoid all of the other upsetting news of the world. Here’s just a gentle reminder to be kind to yourself and others. And while you’re out hopefully having fun this weekend too, don’t forget to check out these links:

– OMG check out our newest pin! It’s my favorite to date.

– The cutest holiday balloon sticks.

– A timeless diy ornament.

– Give me all the peppermint bark.

This wreath is absolutle perfection.

– It may be winter but I’m still digging this popsicle photography


10 Gift-Worthy Books Under $25 (Part II)

10 Gift-Worthy Books Under $25 (Part II)Last year I did a roundup on awesome books under $25 bucks and since y’all loved it so much, I thought I would do a part II! Seriously, 2016 sucked for a lot of reasons, but new books was not one of them. Not only do these fabulous books make a great addition to your own coffee table collection, but they also make the perfect gift! Here are ten of my favorite recent releases:

1. Living With Pattern

2. Bad Girls Throughout History

3. Celebrate Everything

4.The Sprinkles Baking Book

5. Domino

6. Scandinavian Gatherings

7. Nasty Galaxy

8. In the Company of Women

9. Good Hair for All 

10. All in Good Taste


2017 Calendar Free Printable

2017 Calendar Free PrintableGuys we’re so close to 2017. So close! As an eternal optimist, I have to believe that the next year will be better and that good things are still coming for each and everyone of us. Sometimes you just need a reminder that happier times are ahead, so I teamed up with Mpix to offer this fun calendar download! Here’s how:

2017 Calendar Free PrintableStart by downloading the ‘Good Things are Coming’ graphic then head over to Mpix make your own calendar page (this is the one I used). Printing cost less than $3 and comes on gorgeous photo paper! You can even create a calendar with your own photos if you’d rather save this image as a desktop reminder.

After checking out, just sit back and relax until your new calendar is delivered to your doorstep. Kicking off 2017 the right way!

2017 Calendar Free Printable

This post was sponsored by Mpix. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making! And thanks to Sarah Hearts for designing the download. 

10 Alternative Christmas Trees

10 Alternative Christmas TreesAs much as I love the smell of a real Christmas tree, my apartment unfortunately just does not have the space. If you’re like me and still want to decorate, but your home is on the smaller side, don’t fear! Not only are these ten alternative Christmas trees rad, but they’re pretty painless to make. And probably best of all, you won’t have to worry about stepping on or cleaning up any fallen pine needles, which is not a bad compromise my friends.

10 Alternative Christmas Trees1. Makeshift Christmas Tree by Almost Makes Perfect

10 Alternative Christmas Trees2. Space Saving Tree by Paper & Stitch

DIY Photo Wall Tree-- perfect for small spaces!3. Photo Wall Tree by The Crafted Life

10 Alternative Christmas Trees4. Small Space Holiday Tree by The Jungalow

10 Alternative Christmas Trees5. Marquee Christmas Tree by The Sweetest Occasion

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