DIY Rainbow Mouse pad in Two Easy Steps

Make this DIY Rainbow Mouse Pad for your desk in two easy steps!Writing blog posts just got a little happier over here because my desk is now home to this DIY Rainbow Mouse pad! Up until recently I’ve been using this fabric mouse pad I made it a few years ago, so I figured it was about time to mix things up. In just two easy steps you can add a little rainbow to your day, which isn’t a bad way to start a week if you ask me! Here’s how:  Continue reading…

Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy, happy Friday friends! And man am I glad it’s the weekend. We’re having Ryan’s family over for a housewarming on Sunday, so I’ve been super busy trying to get the apartment in order before they come. I think I’ll be able to pull it off AND it also means that I’m one step closer to sharing room reveals with you!  Sometimes you just have to set a deadline to kick it in gear, am I right?! Whether you’ll be spending the next few days relaxing, getting errands done, or decorating for fall, here are some links you won’t want to miss:

– Obsessed with this rainbow clutch!

– Might have to make these smoothie bowls this weekend.

– Just the cutest hook rack (and omg the video)!

– The e-book version of Hello Color is only $2.99 right now ($20 off)! Grab it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million and more!

– I don’t think I’ll ever tire of dip dye, I mean, those colors!

– Put a little sparkle in your step with this easy DIY.


PS I’m over on Pass/Fail chatting about success and failure if you’re looking for an extra weekend read!


City Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop in San Francisco

This post was made in partnership with EnterpriseAll opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making!

City Guide: Where to eat, drink, and shop in San FranciscoSan Francisco will forever be one of my favorite cities. I was living there at the time when I decided to take this blog full time (which OMG was over four years ago now). It also helped me understand the true possibility of decorating with pink, which pro tip here, you can never have enough. For those reasons alone it will always have a special place in my heart. Revisiting it on the book tour definitely rekindled my love for my former home. Ryan and I got to explore the city in a car this time (thanks Enterprise for making that happen), and see some of my favorite spots which lead me thinking… it’s about time that I share my favorite places with you! I’m sure a lot has changed since I lived there, so if you have any other reccomendations let me know so I can add them to my list for my next visit. But for now, here are my favorite places to eat, drink, shop, and see in San Francisco!  Continue reading…

Hello Color Book Tour Recap!

Hello Color Book TourMan I hope you guys love photos because today I’m finally sharing all the snaps from the Hello Color book tour! For five weeks this summer (during July – August) Ryan and I had the privilege of driving across the country together to meet and craft with some of you. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to be able to hangout with some of you face to face and to celebrate this accomplishment. Sometimes working by yourself feels like you’re just pushing content into a void, but this trip was the nicest reminder of why it is I do what I do. It was a summer of adventure and color and one I’ll never forget, so thank you!

I also want to give a quick shoutout to the brands that helped make this trip possible. A book tour is no joke in terms of planning and execution and I’m so grateful to have received a bit of help along the way! Terra Chips was kind enough to sponsor a leg of the trip and provide us with snacks throughout. Martha Stewart, Plaid, and Fiskars all donated supplies for the workshops. Hotel Tonight put us up in a few cities, and Enterprise was kind enough to help with some car expenses. Thank you all again!

Now on to the fun!

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