This is racheldenbow's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following racheldenbow's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
Recent Activity
Image
Summer is finally here to stay in Springfield, MO and we've been making the most of those warm summer nights by taking daily walks downtown. I load up all three kids and between the Ergo baby carrier and our jogging stroller, I get plenty of exercise and the older kids... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Smile And Wave
Image
Well, there is one less undressed window at our house. Ruby's room has plenty of light all day and is one of my favorite spaces in our current rental but with soft grey walls it needed something more exciting than white cotton curtains. I took care of that with a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Smile And Wave
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2015 on Washable Dog Bed DIY at Smile And Wave
Alexis, The pillow is only exposed slightly and could easily be made to not be exposed at all.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2015 on Washable Dog Bed DIY at Smile And Wave
tracy, thanks for your concern. I guess time will tell, won't it.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2015 on Washable Dog Bed DIY at Smile And Wave
Image
Sunday, our lab/weim mix, has had a few different dog beds since we got her four years ago but they usually only last about a year for all kinds of reasons. When she was younger she'd chew holes in them and with each move the stress has led to a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Smile And Wave
11
Lori, We talk about that in the first section and give some tips on how we get that part organized. It really is the hardest part of the process but once it's done, you can zoom right through! -rachel
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2015 on Mini Review: Scrapbook in a Week at A Beautiful Mess
Wendy, That was our same problem at that rental. Foot traffic through the alley at all hours of the day and night and loud cars on our busy street. I did post the tutorial on my blog two years ago if you want to have a look over there. Best of luck! http://smileandwave.typepad.com/blog/2013/07/our-privacy-fence-solution-cedar-panel-diy-1.html?cid=6a01543277ddab970c01901e910109970b#comment-6a01543277ddab970c01901e910109970b
Image
Don't miss your chance to purchase Cultivate Your Creativity: Permission to Make a Mess at the launch price of $32! It's going back to it's regular price of $42 at midnight tonight so be sure to snag your course and spend that extra $10 on something colorful for your new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Image
I've shared a post over at A Beautiful Mess on a few things I've learned from being a renter for the last 13 years including ways to make the most of what you end up with and getting over your fear of putting holes in the wall! Head over for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Heidi, What an exciting realization! Thank you for sharing that. It sounds like you're taking some important steps in a great direction, lady!
Image
I have to admit I usually don't think about foam balls for a project material when I'm brainstorming ideas but that's all changed after working with Make It Fun Crafts on this simple DIY. They challenged me to come up with a way to use foam balls that fit my... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Image
Cultivate Your Creativity is my newest eCourse. I've designed it as a resource guide to aid you in exploring and developing your creativity and share insights from my own creative journey. It's full of encouragement and advice but also offers plenty of structured steps to show you how to develop... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Ali, Just fixed that. Thanks for letting me know! xo
Toggle Commented May 27, 2015 on Smile and Weave at Smile And Wave
Image
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 May 24, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Image
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 May 21, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
14
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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