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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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Ali, Just fixed that. Thanks for letting me know! xo
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I've been working on my May collection of weavings in between writing and scheduling eCourses for the next few weeks and it's been such a great way to experiment with colors and designs. I've always got a loom warped and waiting in my dining room so that I can make... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Smile And Wave
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In Scrapbook in a Week, Elsie Larson and I share our step-by-step guide to finishing an entire scrapbook in just seven days! If you've ever felt overwhelmed about making an entire album, or if you've started multiple scrapbooks but have a hard time finishing anything, this is the course for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Smile And Wave
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It's been years since we've had a train set in our house. Sebastian's set was his favorite thing for a solid two years as he went through the Thomas phase but then it got traded out for Transformers and donated to a family that lost everything in a fire one... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Hey guys! Life has been full this week with new projects getting started on a few different fronts and I'm excited to share more soon. For now I have an easy DIY for anyone that has the macrame plant holder bug. There are a bajillion plant hanging tutorials out there... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Smile And Wave
I'm so proud of you guys and can't wait to see your new house! I'm so hopeful that this transition is going to be a smooth one for all parties involved and that it will bring so many great opportunities and collaborations. Springfield will always be on your radar and now Nashville will be our new favorite road trip destination! xoxo, Rachel
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I have shared here before how much I want to be better at putting pen to paper and following up gifts with thank you cards, sending cards to loved ones out of the blue, and remembering to get birthday wishes in the mail so that THEY'LL ARRIVE ON TIME. I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Mother's Day is fast approaching (May 10th in case you needed a reminder) and with it the annual battle against expectations of how Mother's Day should unfold. It's often between my longing for that ideal opportunity to be relieved of all motherly duties so I can spend some time solely... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Snag your copy of 52 Weeks of Art Journaling at 40% OFF for the next 24 hours! If you've been thinking about doing something creative for yourself but just don't feel motivated to start or need an outlet for exploring ideas and expressing thoughts, this is the perfect time to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney, of The Jungalow, has just recently hit the shelves and has been making the rounds with introductions from some fabulous bloggers for the last two weeks. I was more than thrilled to be invited to share what I thought of her publication and after... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Thank you to everyone that entered to win the Lime Ricki swimsuit giveaway! I am always proud to share a company that makes lovely things that solve some real problems such as how do I look my best while chasing a 14 month old drunken sailor and watching the fifth... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I'm so thrilled to finally be able to share this fun gallery wall DIY with you! I partnered with InkDot, formerly InstaThis, to share one of the many ways you can get your favorite Instagram photos off of your phone and onto your walls. I've ordered prints of this size... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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It's been a few years since I've been ready for a new swimsuit as I skipped a whole summer of swimming while in my first trimester with Smith and then only worked up the courage to venture out in it twice last summer since I was still carrying around most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I have been fitting in ten and fifteen minute weaving sessions here and there over the last three weeks and was able to finally finish another collection of woven wall hangings. I offered them for sale via Instagram under @smileandwaveflashsale as well as a few mini wire weavings (not shown).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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It was so exciting to see how many of you took the time to enter to win a Sew with Us eCourse by leaving a comment! I wish I could be like Oprah and just start shouting, "YOU get an eCourse, and YOU get an eCourse, and YOU ALL get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Sometimes little girls get a little fussy about their clothes. Sometimes mamas do, too. My grandmother took Ruby, Smith, and myself to the mall a few weeks ago to do some spring clothes shopping. We used to do that together when I was a kid every time my family would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Who wants to win one of our Sew with Us eCourses?! Katie and I are proud to offer a few lucky readers access to our newest eCourse with hopes that you'll enjoy working on some of these sewing projects as much as we did. There are easy to follow, step-by-step... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Hey friends! Today is the last day to purchase 52 Weeks of Art Journaling at the discounted relaunch price of $28 before it goes back up to $32 tomorrow. It won't be on sale again for a few months so it's a great time to snag yours! I'm also thrilled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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It's only JUST April so I'm not too late sharing Smith's birthday, right? We didn't throw a big party but we did get him some big balloons and let him enjoy his very own smash cake. Brett was recovering from the flu and the kids had a snow day so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Sharing another way to use your weaving skills over at A Beautiful Mess! Did you know it's not that much more work to make your own decorative pillow than to make a wall hanging? Go see and then make one and send me a picture! Get the full tutorial with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Maya, Great question! I use a ton of personal photos in mine as well as abstract pages with magazine or catalog images as backgrounds. It's a little less traditional than scrapbooking because you're not just documenting what is in photos, you're sharing how you felt about those photos or using them to accent your journaling. I think there's just a little more room to do whatever you want in art journaling, though, so it can kind of be whatever hybrid of the two you're interested in!
Delaney, Thank you so much for sharing that! Oh, it thrills me to hear that people have enjoyed an eCourse!
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Sew with Us is finally available to share! Katie Shelton and I have been developing this sewing eCourse with A Beautiful Mess for months to make sure we were able to offer you a sewing basics eCourse that really got students excited to dust off their machines! We've designed it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Weaving with wool roving is a whole different beast, y'all! It's so fast because of the thicker fiber and has such great texture! Find out how to make your own wool roving weaving with my tutorial over on A Beautiful Mess. Doesn't it just feel like summer time? Bring on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I'm thrilled to announce that 52 Weeks of Art Journaling is once again available for purchase! This course originally launched a few days before Smith was born last year and was sold exclusively through A Beautiful Mess through October 2014. I designed my pages for this course while in my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Smile And Wave