Meet the Artists of Hello Color

Meet the Artists of Hello ColorOne of my favorite things about my book is that in the back, there is art that you can tear out to hang on your wall. That’s right, every copy of the book comes with an instant gallery wall! The pages are perforated making it easy to remove the art AND the book still lays flat after all the pieces are removed. It’s seriously worth the cost of the book alone (not like I’m biased or anything, but for real, you can order it anywhere books are sold like AmazonBarnes and NobleBook-A-MillionIndiebound, even your favorite local bookstore).

Today I thought it would be fun to show you a look inside at the art and to introduce you to the people I worked with to create such a special feature. Trust me, you’re going to want to follow these amazing women ASAP!  Continue reading…

10 DIY Spring Cleaning Projects

10 DIY Spring Cleaning ProjectsNow that warmer weather is finally here, it’s time to open those windows, dust, and declutter! Spring cleaning is always one of my favorite times of the year because it’s the perfect time for a fresh start.  We’ve all be bundled up inside for far too long and seriously need to clean up from all of our Netflix benders. I can smell you from here.

And although cleaning will never be as good as happy hour, though can be made much more fun with wine, it’s somehow leagues more enjoyable when the sun is shining and fresh air is coming in through the windows. If you’re looking to spruce up your home for the new season, here are ten DIY projects that will help get you organized!

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Hello Color Launch Parties

Hello Color Launch PartiesI can’t believe how fast this year is flying. I’m in that pinch-me-haze because the book that I spent all of last year writing, is now launching in less than two weeks! And I can’t to celebrate with you!

I will be announcing additional July tour dates soon, but for those of you in Philly + NYC, I hope that you’ll join me in celebrating the release of Hello Color on the week it comes out. Here are the details:

DIY Pom Pom VotivePHILLY

Come celebrate with me in my neighborhood on the day the book is released! There will be cake, colorful decor, and a little bubbly. You’ll also get to try your hand at making a DIY from the book, pom pom votives, and make your own custom color palette to help you get started on the journey of bringing more color into your home. I’ll be signing books, so bring your pre-ordered copy, or buy one on site.

Where: Workshop Room @ The Bok
When: May 1st 7pm – 9pm
Free and open to all ages– RSVP here!

NYC

The event will take place in one of my favorite stores, West Elm! I will also be doing a signing, so bring your pre-ordered books! You can also buy books during the event. Just like the Philly event, there will be crafting, color, and all things fun!

Where: West Elm Dumbo (in the cafe section)
When: May 3rd 6pm- 8pm
Free and open to all ages– RSVP here!

Even if you don’t buy a book (though I really think you’ll love it) I hope that you and everyone you know will come and celebrate. It’s been a long journey and it’s time to have some fun! See you there!

xo
Rachel

DIY Scalloped Wall Planter

This post is sponsored by Aveeno. All opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making!

DIY Scalloped Wall PlanterSpring is finally here and I can’t get enough plants! After such a long winter, I am ready for greenery and color all of the time. Instead of buying all new planters and to help reduce the amount of waste in our landfills, I’ve partnered with Aveeno to upcycle one of their empty bottles into a fun wall planter! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a simple and super affordable DIY?! Here’s how:  Continue reading…