Memorial Day Sale

Charity Flair by The Crafted Life (100% of proceeds benefit homeless and disabled veterans)We are so close to Memorial Day weekend my friends! If you’re like me, you can probably already taste the BBQ and booze you’re about to ingest over the 3 day break.

To celebrate the holiday, our charity flair pins, where all proceeds will be donated to the DAV, an organization that supports homeless and disable veterans, are on sale! Actually what the hell, while we’re at it, EVERYTHING in the shop from now until the end of May will be on sale.

Prices are already marked (from $12 to $10), but if you order $20 or more, just use code ‘MEMORIAL’ for an $2 off when checking out!


Peace Gun Pin



6 Must-Have Summer Clogs

6 Must-Have Summer ClogsSources: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six

With the temperatures getting into the 90s this week in Philadelphia, and Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to get your summer shoe wardrobe figured out! Clogs are such a fun and classic go-to because not only can you can dress them up or down, but they also go with just about anything. And of course the best part, they are far more comfortable than regular heels. It’s summer after all, you’re going to need to be comfortable while you drink all that rosé!

I have my eye on #2 and #5 (which do you prefer?!), but you really can’t go wrong with any of these clogs!

Let’s Chat: How to Hire Successfully

How to Hire Successfully [Grab this free printable here!]

You did it. You got to the place in your business where you’re ready to hire. Helllllllll yes, CONGRATS! Celebrate the shit out of that fact! Then… keep this post in mind so that those warm fuzzy feelings stay. Oh and before going any further, I should make it clear that I am talking specifically about contract and part-time creative work (i.e photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, etc) in this post. If you’re hiring full time employees, then I owe you a glass of champagne because that’s amazing. Okay, let’s chat.

So as it turns out, hiring for your business is tricky. As if getting to the point where you were making enough extra money to hire wasn’t hard enough, right? When you put all of your time and tears into something, you very rightfully so become very protective of it. And to be honest, you probably have a vision of perfection in your head that may not even be obtainable. And that’s okay, it’s what pushes you to do better and better. But it’s important to manage your expectations as much as possible to avoid any disappointment. After all, you’re hiring, it’s exciting. It should be a win-win for you and whoever you choose to work with.  Continue reading…

Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy Friday guys! We did ittttt! I am finally back from California and my goodness, what a trip. I will be spending this weekend recovering, catching up on work and doing laundry, so when you’re out having fun, have a glass of wine for me! Or better yet, just stop by with a bottle because that sounds so boring. Anyway, here are some links you won’t want to miss!

– The perfect handmade touch to a summer hat!

– Such a rad free printable!

– You can paint over rusted metal! OMG!

– Now I want to spray paint all my shoes

– What I wouldn’t give to have this sunroom in my apartment

– Just when you think a Choco Taco couldn’t get better.