First Dates: The Bro and the Bartender

first dates The Bro + the BartenderI am so excited to share this first date story with you guys today because it comes from my BFF! Abra and I went to high school together, so she’s seen me through my most embarrassing phases (remember when I wore two belts for a year?) and yet she’s still around. Well my girl went on a first date that stunk and she’s ready to dish with all of you. Take it away Abra!

So I signed up for Plenty of Fish with the intent of doing it for only a month. At the time there wasn’t an app for it and anyone could message you so it was kind of a free-for-all. I would get 30+ messages everyday that would just be “hey” or “what’s up beautiful” like no substance at all. I’d only respond to those that had something witty to say.

I got a message from this dude, let’s just call him Chad for the sake of the story, and he wasn’t too terrible so I was like why not! I chose the spot to meet and it was a low key bar area in Columbus, OH. While I was waiting for him to get there I was chatting and made friends with the female bartender. Then Chad arrives in basketball shorts + socks with sandals and much sucks right off the bat. Note to any of the male readers here, don’t wear this on a date. Or like as a good rule of thumb, in public in general, unless you are in fact coming from playing basketball.  Continue reading…

Workshop: Instagram for Business

Instagram for BusinessIt’s been a while, too long really, since I’ve taught any workshops which is why I’m teaming up with my girl Ink + Mortar to be a part of her back to school class series! If you live in the Philadelphia area and are looking to up your Instagram game for your business, I hope that you’ll attend. Other than wine, here’s a bit more about what you can expect:


Take your Instagram to the next level with this workshop specifically designed for business owners. We’ll cover everything branding to partnerships, scheduling to strategy, and all the other helpful tidbits in between. There are only 8 seats for a more intimate setting, so grab your ticket while you can!


– An optimized business profile
– Tools to create engaging content
– Strategies to reach your target audience

Because of the smaller nature of this workshop, you’ll also get one on one time with me for more personalized development. I promise I’ll limit the cheesy jokes… somewhat.

Can’t wait to meet you all! Click here to sign up!


Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy, happy Friday everyone! And what’s up three day weekend?! I think it’s safe to say we are all itching for the mini break and ready to hop to it, so I’ll keep this short. If you need some awesome reads while you’re enjoying a cocktail by the pool or at a BBQ this weekend, I’ve got you covered:

Bottoms up!

– I suddenly want all the black + white art.

– Somebody buy me these earrings ASAP.

– These planter baskets are adorable!

– The perfect BBQ skewer.

Glitter ice cubes?! Yasssss.

– All of our flair is $10 until the end of May!


PS sorry for the light posting recently. There’s something BIG in the works over here and I’ll be able to share very very soon!

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