Reader Survey Results + Plans for The Crafted Life


Thank y’all so, so much for the feedback on this year’s reader survey!

Typically I would share exact numbers and pie charts, but I think you might be more interested in my plans for The Crafted Life after taking all of your data into consideration.

It’s been five fun years of crafting over here. That means that pretty much every week for those last five years I’ve made, photographed, edited and published a DIY as a one woman machine. I would be lying if I said that typing that sentence alone didn’t make me tired. Making is the core of this blog and don’t worry, that element is not going anywhere (promise!). But I need more and I think you do too. Here’s what you can expect to see:

Free Handlettered Printables + Flash SaleQuality Projects– DIY projects are always here to stay, but I’m going to really focus on quality over quantity. I want to create those pieces for your home that someone picks up and asks you where you bought it. And of course I will keep everything to the time frame of about 30 minutes or less.

Product Roundups– I know that you’re busy and sometimes DIY is not always the best way to go. So like many of you requested, I’ll also be bringing in more product guides. I hope to make them a bit unique and approachable by making everything around or below $50.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesTravel Guides– I can’t tell you how PSYCHED I am that you guys are into the travel series! It’s my favorite thing to do in the world and I can’t wait to take you on some adventures. I’m a scrappy traveler so hopefully I’ll be able to share some tips and tricks for getting around on the cheap as well as fun places you can visit.

Printables– I love printables as much as the next person. They’re amazing and yeah, you’ll be seeing more of them. I’m even hoping to bring on a graphic designer as part of the team to make them appear on a regular basis. Brace your walls and cell phones for some and free art!

Home Decor– More interiors. More styling tips. Just more.

DIY Temporary Tattoos + Free PrintableI want this blog to be your source where where to find beautiful things for your home and for your life without having to invest a lot of time or money. I think we all want nice things, but more importantly, that we want to have the time to create those perfect memories. So whether it’s a DIY you use to decorate your new home, the perfect pair of earrings to wear on your big date, or the brunch cocktail recipe you’ll drink with your friends, I hope that you’ll find it here.


  • This sounds really exciting Rachel! How about a trip over to the UK for you travel series ey? Come on over :D

    • OMG Fran I would love that so, so much! I heard you met Sarah Hearts recently right?! And thanks for the encouragement! xo

  • Can’t wait for the home decor posts! And if you’re looking for a graphic designer to help you out with some printables/downloads, I’ve got you! ;)

    • Yay! Thanks Alexandra! And OMG, that’s so kind! I can’t get your blog to load, could you shoot me an email so I can check out your work? <3

  • Holly Wade

    Love it! I’m really excited about seeing more home decor posts and your product guides because you have such a fun style :)

    • Holly! Thank you so much! Glad your excited about the content to come as much as I am :)

  • Stephen

    Laissez les bon temps rouler!