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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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This sponsored post was made in partnership with Swiffer and Magic Eraser. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Smile and Wave DIY! Cleaning isn't my favorite part of managing a home but there's no better feeling than a freshly scrubbed floor that shines... Continue reading
Posted 17 minutes ago at Smile And Wave
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Raise your hand if you love the idea of scrapbooking but don't have bucket loads of time to spend on detailed pages! Or maybe you have a few special photos you want to print out but not enough to fill an entire album? I'm sharing five simple and quick ideas to create quick album fillers using full page photos and some basic supplies that you probably already have on hand.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Beautiful Mess
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Learning -How to push pause on the workload and just be with my kids -How to jump back in to the workload even when I'd rather just play all afternoon -How to rest (this will be a life long challenge, I think) Getting Better -At remembering to take pictures of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Smile And Wave
Thank you! And hooray for school almost being finished! -Rachel
Even just working on a few pages twice a month can make it feel like you're still making some progress on documenting the important stuff! -Rachel
Thanks so much, Hanna! -Rachel
Yay! I would love to see how yours turns out!
Toggle Commented May 20, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
You're so sweet! Thank you. And isn't it amazing what little changes you can make to a piece of simple furniture to get something a little more special! -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 20, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Yes! It's like suddenly everything needs to have a little woven something on it! -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Yes! I love the look of pine since we already have so much dark wood in our rental but I do think this bench leaves things wide open for staining or painting the base for an even more custom look. I'd love to see how yours turns out! -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Taylor, You're a sweetheart. xoxo -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
I love breaking it down so people can see how easy some of these projects can be! -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Making me blush over here. Thanks for the sweet sentiments. There's so much talent over here at A Beautiful Mess, it's bananas! -Rachel
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Don't you love it when a project turns out better than you'd hoped?!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Wow, thank you!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Woven Leather Bench DIY at A Beautiful Mess
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Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of furniture in a boutique or design magazine and decided you'd sell your soul to make it yours? I recently saw a woven bench online with the most perfect caramel-colored leather and couldn't stop thinking about whether or not I could make my own. I searched online to see if it would be more cost effective to just buy one instead of DIYing... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at A Beautiful Mess
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Thanks, Denise! I hope yours was lovely, too.
Yvonne, You can't beat ice cream cake, huh!
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This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. Because ICE CREAM CAKE! The kids and I got to spend the weekend at my parents' house in Oklahoma City last weekend and played with some baby ducks my mom incubated in her 3rd grade classroom. It was so... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Sebastian's room makeover has been in the works since January but I finally put the finishing touches on it last week and he is one happy kid! We ended up with a slightly Star Wars themed room but I made sure the main elements that we purchased were items that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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The concept of designing a quilt for someone you love, even if you don't own a sewing machine or know your way around a fabric store, was my favorite part about the Stitched Kickstarter when I first read through their e-mail. They were offering a chance to review one of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Need another weekend project? This open-concept wooden wardrobe is a much easier DIY than you'd think at first glance. You can purchase the wood pre-cut from Lowe's and put it together in less than two hours at home as long as you have access to a power drill and a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Smile And Wave
Marcy, Hi! Yes, I am working on opening up an Etsy shop after only selling them on Instagram through flash sales. Stay tuned!
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2016 on Life Lately at Smile And Wave
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Raise your hand if you've spent your weekend covered in dirt but have something pretty to show for it! This warmer spring weather has me ready to tackle a few projects to make our outdoor space more enjoyable and this planter was a great place to start. I've done raised... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Smile And Wave
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Learning -How to stay flexible when things don't go as planned -How to time manage multiple projects without consistent work hours -How to move past the overwhelming first step Getting Better -Making plans -Getting outside every day -Listening to my intuition Celebrating -Final author edits on my book! -Sebastian losing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Smile And Wave