Apartment Living: Help Me Pick a Rug!

Living Room BeforeApartment update! We still really need to decorate!

I kept the couch and coffee table from my apartment, but ditched the rug when we moved– and with good reason. The one I had previously was a cream like color, and my god did it shed. Not only was it nearly impossible to keep clean, but it would leave stray white strands all over my navy velvet sofa no matter how often I used a rug rake (yes they make rakes for rugs). If I’m going to have hairs everywhere, it better be from a dog. Another thing I noticed is that when we moved the couch, the sections of the rug under the coffee table and couch were discolored as they didn’t wear the same as the other parts that saw traction. So no more shag rugs for me, no matter how cute I think they are!

I’d really love to involve you guys more in the decorating process, so here are the rugs I’m considering right now for our new place. I could go a few different routes, one would be calming and monochrome with the cool blue tones and light patterns. Or I can go a bit more bold with a bright pink, which let’s face it, is kinda where I’m leaning. Seriously, how good would #4 look with that navy?! But I need your help because when it comes down to it, I’m still on the fence! What rug is your favorite for the space above? Help!

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Rainbow Candy Favor Bar

This blog post is sponsored by Michaels in collaboration with their new wedding microsite, MichaelsWeddings.com

DIY Rainbow Candy Favor BarAlright future brides to be, do I have a DIY for you! To add a little color to your big day, try this rainbow candy bar as your wedding favor gift! This project is great because there’s minimal prep work for you, but it’s also fun and interactive for your guests. You can also scale it up or down by adding/removing colors, all while staying on budget. What’s not to love about that?! Here’s how: Continue reading…

Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy Friday friends! Well I’ve officially lived in New York for a week now and LOVE IT. Between unpacking and exploring it has yet to hit me that I’m actually here to stay and that I’m not just up for the weekend visiting Ryan. I’m sure it will hit me the more the apartment comes together and the longer I’m here though! I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to with decorating, but in the meantime, here are some links you won’t want to miss:

Tie dyed cheesecake?! Whatttt!

– Such an easy DIY way to get organized

– A pretty rainbow of book spines that you can do too!

– A much needed detox juice (made without a juicer!)

– Can’t wait to give these muffins a try.. with the detox juice I guess.

– Considering making this shelving unit for our apartment

xo
Rachel

PS If you’re in the Philly area, come to my Creative Mornings talk next week!

Hello Color Book Tour!

Hello Color TourWell if this just isn’t the week for announcements?! But guys, I’m going on TOUR!! I will be driving across the country for about 5-6 weeks this summer, crafting all along the way to promote my book, and cannot wait to meet you!

Each stop will vary in activity (some ticketed workshops, some open/free parties), but they will all for sure be colorful and fun. I’ll also be giving away free art prints at every stop that won’t be available anywhere else, so don’t miss out! I’ve teamed up with some pretty amazing stores, so if you already own the book, please come out just to say hello and shop! Bring a friend/everyone you know, or come out and make new friends!

Here are the tour stop details and where to RSVP:

Hello Color TourPhoto by Nik V

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