Friday Links

Friday Links Well friends, this is where I’d typically say happy Friday, but with today’s inauguration, the day feels anything but happy or typical. And as far as politics and this blog are concerned, that’s about all I’ll say. I think we’re all pretty overwhelmed as it is and I’d like to stick to more positive topics around here. More than anything I feel like the world needs more unity, art, and love. With that in mind, here are some links that will hopefully add some joy to your weekend:

– A chocolate chip cookie cake shaped like a heart? YASSSS.

– Hand out some love this weekend (and always!).

– Kelly launched a new clutch AND balloon shop this week. Both rule!

– Because I’m sure we could all use a drink.

– You may need this cute tissue box over the next 4 years (LOLOLOL had to).

– The cutest heart balloons!

xo
Rachel

PS If you are marching in Philly on Saturday and need a friend, you’re more than welcome to join me! Just shoot me an email at hello@thecraftedlife.com for details.

Free Printable: Get It Girl Poster

Free Printable: Get It Girl ArtWell you guys asked and I’m listening! 2017 will be the year of the free printable. The world can always use more art, and what’s not to love when it’s free?!

This month is all about motivation, and if you know me, I have probably said ‘get it girl’ to you 100 times or more. The future is certainly female and it’s time for us to not only support one another, but to stop being shy about what we want. The time is now, y’all!

 

 

Free Printable: Get It Girl ArtDownload your free printable here!

You can either print it on your home printer, or head to a local copy place for a larger print. I went ahead and and went big with an 18″ x 24″ poster, because hey, I need all the motivation I can get! It only costs about $10-$15 if you decide to have a store print in color for you at that size.

If you do print it, be sure to tag me! I’d love to see how you style this in your home!

Free Printable: Get It Girl ArtThanks to Molly for designing this month’s printable and to Sarah to taking these photos!

 

10 DIYS to Help You Get Organized

10 DIYS to help you get organized!After yesterday’s bookshelf before/after, I started thinking about other areas of my house that could use a bit of decluttering. Then I realized how much work I needed to do (ps it’s a lot). But there’s no time like January to make you pretend to get your life together.

So, in search of easy solutions, I came across these ten great organizational projects that are sure to help you tackle any mess in your home. That is of course if you don’t just make a new mess while crafting.

10 DIYS to help you get organized!1. Hanging Organizer by The Lovely Drawer

10 DIYS to help you get organized!2. Stone Trinket Dishes by Homey Oh My

DIY Washi Tape Holder (click through for tutorial!)3. Washi Tape Holder by The Crafted Life

10 DIYS to help you get organized!4. Copper + Wood Inspiration Board by Damask Love

10 DIYS to help you get organized!5. Plywood Shelving by Paper & Stitch

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Easy DIY Bookshelf Organization

DIY Bookshelf Organization There’s always something about January that makes me want to organize. Perhaps it’s all the optimistic resolutions motivation floating around, or the fact that it tends to be a slower/snowier month. Either way, I’m not mad about it!

I decided to tackle my bookshelf first because things were getting a bit out of hand. You know it’s bad when you have to clean to take a before photo. Do you ever just have that space in your home where things sort of just pile up without you realizing it? That was my bookshelf. There was no system so I was just leaving items where I could find room; however, with a few simple changes, it’s now finally a functional and organized space! Here’s what I did:

DIY Bookshelf Organization

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