Weekend Links

The Crafted Life on Design Sponge(My garage makeover on Design Sponge!)

You could say that this week was a good one. I saw bits of snow (in Portland, no less), listened to Christmas music for this first time this year, and oh yeah, was featured on Design Sponge! When I started blogging in 2011, Design Sponge was one of the only blogs that I read at the time. It was so surreal to see my garage makeover on the front page that I still need someone to come over and pinch me!

Before I take off to celebrate this weekend, I wanted to share some other awesome links I came across this recently:

– My friend Tan opened her Etsy shop and everything is beau-tiful!

– I don’t think I’ll ever be over copper projects, at least not after seeing this one.

– I need to learn to knit asap!

– Genius use of an old belt buckle.

– Isn’t Lidy’s dinning room makeover stunning?!

Have a great weekend everyone!



  • Monique

    Lovely links! I adore everything copper!


  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    Congrats on Design Sponge- so awesome! Thank you for including my copper iPad holder and have an awesome weekend Rachel!

  • HelloLidy

    First of all, congrats again on Design Sponge! What a surreal moment indeed :) Also, thank you so much for including my dining room makeover!!! You’re so sweet friend! Have a fabulous weekend!


    • Yay, thanks friend! And how could I not, it’s BEAUTIFUL! I’m coming over for dinner sometime :)

  • Congrats on your pinch-me moment for being featured on Design Sponge! So awesome.

  • Erlend

    Wow, congrats Rachel, that’s awesome!

  • Ahhh! I was just listening to the 99u podcast where they interviewed Grace Bonney – you’d love that if you haven’t listened to it yet Rach, it’s a great one. So have had Design*Sponge on the back of my mind in the past week – and now this! So timely, this is epic, huge congrats!! xx

    • I haven’t– thanks for the heads up Helen! And thank you for your kind words!

  • Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I feel the same way. I love design sponge, and your garage looks beautiful…and organized LOL. I have to work on that ;)

    • hahah let me assure you things have moved around a bit since the photo shoot ;)

      Thank you so much for your kindness!

  • Aaaah YAY the D*S feature looks amazing!!! Congrats, Rachel <3 Have an awesome weekend!

  • Tan

    Ahh! My goodness congratulations! Your makeover is just fabulous.
    And thanks for sharing the Etsy shop! xoxo

    • Thank you so much Tan! And my pleasure, everything is so beautiful. Be proud– and celebrate of course :)

  • Congratulations on your D*S feature! I’m coming over from there. The garage looks fantastic. And I know what you mean about the knitting. I feel like I’m the only person out there who doesn’t know how, despite taking numerous classes.

    • Oh how wonderful! Welcome Heidi! Who knows, perhaps we’ll both have the resolution to really learn to knit this year?