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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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I am so excited to announce my next weaving workshop here in Springfield, Missouri! Join me and bring a friend to learn the basics of weaving your first wall hanging on your very own portable loom. You'll receive a tote complete with a handmade, portable loom and tool kit as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Smile And Wave
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When you get your hands on a new product that you love, it's hard not to find more and more ways to use it up, right? I'm back to share another way to incorporate the gorgeous new Merino wool felt by creating a few simple pockets for your scrapbook or mini albums. These are simple ways to add some texture and touch-ability to your album while also making space for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Beautiful Mess
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Back-to-school season has been reminding me of how quickly my kids are growing, and that I need to not only be taking more photos of them, but to be making more scrapbook pages! I've been scrapbooking a lot more than art journaling this year, and I've really enjoyed getting our memories compiled for the kids to flip through and enjoy over and over again. I recently noticed my scrapbook alpha... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at A Beautiful Mess
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August is the month of hustle at our house. I have a dream project in the works, the big kids are returning to school, Brett is starting grad school and will be commuting to San Francisco one week a month while working part time here, and all of our routines... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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My latest e-course turns its attention toward our IG obsession! Overgramming is designed to help you get those photos off your phone and into albums that you can save for years and years to come. If you're anything like me, you have more everyday memories recorded on your phone via... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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I'm so happy to be offering a small batch of hand-lettered prints in the new Smile and Wave print shop! These prints were created from a place of gratitude after walking through one of the most challenging seasons of my life thus far. On the hardest days I would spend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Looking forward to sharing a handful of hand-lettered phrases for purchase tomorrow morning! Be right back... -Rachel Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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When your daughter asks to go on a date with just her and no brothers, you make it happen. Lucky for us, we live within walking distance of one of Springfield's finest donut establishments. I did warn her I was bringing my camera because it's seen a lot of tutorial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Take 25% OFF both 52 Weeks of Art Journaling and Cultivate Your Creativity with the promo code 'summerfun'! The kids are going back to school which means you have a little more time to invest in yourself. Or maybe you still have six weeks of summer left and need a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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A boho-chic, woven necklace for when you need a little something extra to keep your wardrobe feeling fun through the end of summer. If you've never woven anything before, this is the perfect little project to get the hang of things and can be made without spending any money on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Dana, Yes, you can mix vinegar and salt and wipe them down to get that shine back. You just need to be careful with not getting any on the leather cord as it might make your necklace smell like vinegar. I've heard wiping it with ketchup also works but haven't tried that method personally.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on Geometric Copper Necklace DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Kellie, You're sweet! Yeah, rude comments get the boot. No time for that. Your girls are lucky to have such a thoughtful mama!
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I'm sharing a phases of the moon garland made from oven bake clay over at A Beautiful Mess. It's a fun way to add a little more of that hippy vibe to your space (no pun intended) and perfect for your pint-sized space enthusiast's room. There are literally a million... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Smile And Wave
Yes, there are a few tricks to using a large round shape to get the right sized curves such as a sharpie or highlighter. You just have to play with it and maybe experiment with widths, etc. Best of luck!
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If you work from home, chances are you don't have a nameplate on your desk to let people know your title, your specialty, or just your regular old name. As a freelancer or small business owner, you know how to hustle. You're in charge of everything from product design to marketing to the shipping department and when things get rowdy, you're the one that has to keep it under control.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at A Beautiful Mess
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I recently shared an easy way to customize your own cake toppers (or donut toppers) for any old occasion over at A Beautiful Mess. Someone lost a tooth? Celebrate! You passed your last final of the school year? Bust out the sprinkles! You finally caught up on your epic laundry... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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Our 4th of July celebrations are always doubly special because we also celebrate Sebastian's birthday. It's insane to me that we're doing this again already! WE JUST CELEBRATED HIS EIGHTH! I decorated the dining room the night before because he's always the first one up and I wanted him to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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It's a great time to get your blog or shop in front of over 18,000+ blog subscribers because all ads are being offered at 40% OFF through Sunday. It's never been easier to purchase and load an ad. Just select your price point and enter your image as well as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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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 Jun 29, 2015 at Smile And Wave
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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 Jun 29, 2015 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
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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
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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