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Women’s History Month #WCW | Rachel Mae Smith

Rachel Mae Smith is a blogger, traveler and self-proclaimed “color enthusiast.” Through her blog, The Crafted Life, Smith has a clear mission to make crafting easy, colorful and fun! With her love for social media (especially Twitter and Instagram), this fellow blogger was an easy pick for our #WCW in honor of Women’s History Month.

If you frequently browse Pinterest for DIY home improvements, unique gift ideas or delicious new recipes, you’ll love The Crafted Life. Smith‘s blog posts range from DIYs to Help You Get Organized to Cocktail Recipes to, yes, even Dating Advice. It’s an excellent lifestyle resource that aims to help you create good times and lasting memories.

Smith’s talents lie in her innate ability to discover beautiful things in life without investing a lot of time or money. No fancy tools or crafting experience? No problem. Her philosophy is: You just need to get started. As a Portland transplant to Philadelphia, she took only the bare necessities for her move and used her new home as a blank canvas to craft. She advises, “You don’t have to go out and revamp your home with all new items to get something you love. Chances are you just need to move a few things around in your home.”

Each blog post on The Crafted Life is extremely visual with the length/difficulty of each project available at-a-glance. There are motivational printables that take two minutes to print and frame, and there are room makeovers that take 2+ days.  With a little inspiration and the right set of directions, she believes any project can be fun and accessible.

With an Instagram following of 40.5k, Smith’s vibrant personality shines through in each post; it’s a challenge to find one dull square on this cheery feed. With pictures featuring Smith’s infectious smile and amazing pink hair, it’s a must-follow to inspire you to brighten up in your life. Learn more about The Crafted Life on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Where do you find your DIY inspiration? Share your favorite sites in the comments section to help others save time and money!

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