10 Minutes or Less: Valentine’s Day Notebooks

Valentine's Day NotebooksToday is February 1st which means I can finally go full force into Valentine’s Day. Next to Christmas, this is my favorite holiday to DIY for because everything is pink, red, and covered in hearts. Plus, the world is in desperate need of some extra love right now, so why not start with some crafts?

This project is so easy it’s ridiculous. Like, you couldn’t even mess it up after a bottle or two of wine (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything). Here’s how:

Time: 2 minutes
Materials: notebooks, stickers, pencil/ruler

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BIG NEWS: The Crafted Life Studio

BIG NEWS: The Crafted Life Studio[Thanks for the keychain, Jill Makes!]

Y’all. I can’t believe I am typing this right now. But on Friday last week, I finally signed the lease on a STUDIO SPACE!

This year marks my third year since taking The Crafted Life full time, and it’s such a incredible feeling to be able to expand the business like this. I can’t even count the amount of time I’ve spent moving furniture and working on the ground outside for photoshoots, but I can tell you I am more than thrilled about (hopefully) never having to do that again.  Continue reading…

Let’s Chat: Making Progress

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MAN has it been a while since I’ve done a Let’s Chat post. I’ve really missed creative writing, so what the hell, I’m bringing it back!

After all the new years reflections and resolution setting, I was feeling pretty good about The Crafted Life. I saw work in the archives that I haven’t for years and it left me wondering why I don’t feel that good on a day to day basis.

And I think it comes down to this– we’re over stimulated. Perhaps it’s just me, but the days often feel like endless scrolling through gorgeous feeds. And to be perfectly honest, it’s been leaving me with this empty feeling. The one where you put yourself down a bit because your life doesn’t measure up or feel as calculated. Somehow, it makes me lose sight of everything I’ve ever done and how far I’ve actually come. Woof.

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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.