Color Crush: Orange Dream

Color Crush: Orange DreamThis month’s color crush is orange dream! And if you’re thinking to yourself that it’s just orange, you’re right. Plain orange didn’t sound as fancy as orange dream so I changed it. But yes, ORANGE! I know it’s not the typical February red and pink pairing, but it just feels like the warm boost we all need to get to the end of winter. And here’s why: Continue reading…

10 Reasons I’m Voting for Elizabeth Warren

10 Reasons I'm Voting for Elizabeth WarrenToday I’m bringing you a different type of post here on The Crafted Life– a political post. I thought about whether or not to write this for a long time. Whether or not it was a smart idea to open myself up to criticism. Whether or not it was right to mix crafts and politics. Whether or not it was worth the risk to lose followers who might have a different opinion than myself. And after thinking about this, I came to two conclusions. The first being that we do not live in a time where apathy is an option. People are dying as a direct result of politics and I cannot silently stand by and watch it happen. My own brother died as a result of political actions and that has shaped my entire life. It would be unfair to ignore that piece of me in hopes of getting more followers on a blog.

The second conclusion that I came to is that Elizabeth Warren is worth every risk I considered when deciding whether or not to move ahead with hitting publish. Now, you can stay and read a bit more as to why she’s my candidate, or you can skip right over this post and come back when we’re back to regularly scheduled crafts. There are some projects in the gallery that will keep you busy until that happens. Either way, you’re forever welcome to be here. 

Come November, my vote is blue no matter who regardless of the nominee. But I really hope and think it should be Elizabeth Warren. And here’s why: Continue reading…

The Crafted Baker: Valentine’s Day Cookies (and a cake!)

Valentine's Day CookiesHappy Valentine’s Day!! In an effort to stick to my resolution of learning how to decorate cookies well, I thought it would be fun to share my progress with you as I go. Not only will these posts serve as a fun visual diary, but sharing what I bake here means you can totally hold be accountable and call me out when you don’t see a post in a while. Y’all better call me out!

Let’s kick off the first post with these Valentine’s Day cookies I made for Ryan’s co-workers: Continue reading…