Chicago Party Update

Chicago FlyerHappy Friday friends! And hello from the road!

Just wanted to check in with a quick update about the Chicago event. Because I want to meet and craft with all of you, we’ve decided to open the event, free of charge, to everyone! There will be craft stations, pink punch, pie, free prints, and so much more.

RSVP here now and don’t forget to tell all your friends!

Can’t wait to see you!

xo
Rachel

And PS Columbus OH– I’ll be there this weekend! You can find more details here.

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

OMG I wrote a book!

Hello Color by Rachel Mae SmithAfter months and months from keeping this secret from you, today is the day where I can finally tell you the news. Guys… I WROTE A FREAKIN’ BOOK! Seriously, what a surreal statement. Little did I know that when I started this blog as a hobby years ago that eventually it would lead to me being a published author. I 100000% could not have gotten to this point without you and I’m beyond thankful that you’ve continued reading my blog over the years. But enough of the sentiments, here’s the inside scoop about the book!  Continue reading…

Celebrate Fair Trade Month with a Free DIY Workshop!

Free DIY Workshop!Guys! I have really, really fun news!

At this point, especially after my recent studio tour, y’all know I’m a total West Elm fan girl. I’ve been lucky enough to team up with them again, but this time we’re bring the craft to you with a free DIY Trivet Workshop! To celebrate Fair Trade Month, the project will be using felt balls crafted by their partner at Everest, a family-run factory in Nepal that employs 200+ artisans– 90% of them women!

As if that wasn’t cool enough, this workshop is especially great because if you live in/near a city with a West Elm, you can join! That’s right, you don’t have to be Philly local because it’s an all store event. All you have to do is head here, select the store closest to you, then RSVP directly on the site. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

And if you attend the workshop, please tag me (@thecraftedlife) so I can see your creation. I’ll be sharing some of my favorites on Instagram stories over the weekend!

Free DIY Workshop!