California Dreaming Playlist

California Dreaming PlaylistAfter tax season, who else needs a spring break?! I am thankfully taking off for LA tomorrow to work on a top secret project! For the past 4 years I’ve made the same trip to tie in with Craftcation. I’ll be speaking again this year, so if you’ll also be there, say hello! Or better yet, let’s drink a cocktail on the beach.

Before I head out, I thought I’d share a dreamy California mix. So even if you won’t be attending the conference this year, you can still get some serious west coast vibes. Pop on over to Spotify to listen or just hit play below!

xo
Rachel

Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy Friday! Man, after the news this week, the world seems crazier than ever, right? It’s really a bit overwhelming, but I’d found that creating is a wonderful form of therapy. Plus in times of crisis, art is more important than ever. I hope this roundup of links this week will give you the inspiration you need if you’re feeling stuck or if you’re needing motivation to finish any projects you have on your plate!

– The ultimate dining room table roundup.

– Baskets from paper plates— brilliant.

– Make your own pillow cases in 15 minutes!

– Such a fun home tour.

– Next level patio goals.

– A disco ball planter?! Dreams.

xo
Rachel

Renter Friendly Patio Makeover

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Guys! I am so beyond excited to share my patio makeover with you today! I really didn’t think it was possible to make my concrete apartment space into something beautiful, but now it’s possibly my favorite space that I’ve ever decorated. And y’all, everything I did is completely renter friendly, so you can recreate the look for yourself without worrying about upsetting your landlord. If you want to send me wine as a thank you, just email me for my address, k?

Now, on to the makeover!

Renter friendly patio makeover. Click through for full before and after!Okay, so let’s talk about the before. There were a few issues with my previous space. First, the astroturf and table just didn’t weather well through the winter. Not only that, but they made the space feel super small since it was only a table for two in the corner. So much of my patio was left unused and I rarely found myself using the space because of it.  Continue reading…

City Guide: Wildwood, NJ

Travel Guide: Wildwood, NJHappy Monday friends! I know typically for city guides I give you all the dirt you in on where to go and what to do, but this one has a bit of a twist to it since I didn’t actually stay in Wildwood. Why even share then, I’m sure you might be wondering. Well, I came across Tyler Haughey’s photo series of retro motels and decided to go and do one of my own!

It turns out as a beach town in off season, everything is completely empty. There was even one point where I was the only person on the beach. I was able to explore freely and take photos without having to wait for people to get out of the shot. Plus, guys, how could I not share these colors with you?! They’re a pastel spring dream. Okay, okay, enough talking! Here are the photos!

Travel Guide: Wildwood, NJ

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