Friday Links

Friday LinksYesssss, it’s the weekend! And if you’re in the states, a three day one! Which let’s be honest, getting back into the swing of things has taken a lot of effort, so this is coming at the exact right time. I’m off to NYC then to explore New Hope, PA for the next few days– if you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them! And if you’re looking for some fun and creative reads while you enjoy your days off, here are some links you won’t want to miss:

– Time to make stir fry for dinner now that I have this guide.

– Such a cute free calendar printable for 2018!

– Loving this rainbow inspired photoshoot.

– Can winter be over so I can wear cute shoes again?

– A healthy creamsicle?! Yes please.

– I really need to give needle felting a try!


DIY Botanical Facial Steam

DIY Botanical Facial SteamI love winter as much as the next person. Snow days, cute scarfs, hot cocoa, all great. But one aspect that tends to be a bit more unfavorable is the dry winter air. The lack of moisture just wreaks havoc on my skin, but one regiment that I found helps is a botanical facial steam! Its super easy to make your own and much much more affordable than buying them in the store. Here’s how!  Continue reading…

Beauty: Makeup Bag Roundup

Must Have Makeup Bags

Happy Tuesday friends! If you read my goals for 2018 post yesterday, then you know that the content for each month is now going to have a focused theme. And what better way to kick it all off than with January’s theme.. beauty! Because I’m 30 and without a regular beauty routine, I thought it would be fun to explore all things makeup, skin care, etc. I’ll be sharing some fun DIYS, working my way through online tutorials from beauty bloggers, testing new products, and sharing the results with you all month long. Continue reading…

Goals for 2018

The Crafted Life + Mary Costa[Photo by Mary Costa from our shoot for Hello Color]

Annnnnnnd I’m back! Slowly but surely this holiday hangover is wearing off and I’m getting really excited for all that’s to come this year. 2017 was a doozy my friends, and I am so thankful that you all stuck with me while I took some time to write my book. Speaking of the book, HOLY CRAP! IT COMES OUT THIS YEAR! Less than five months to go, so don’t forget to vote where I should go on my tour because I’d love to meet you. And now for something fun– a quick reflection of how I did on last year’s goals + a look into what’s to come for this blog! Continue reading…