Two years ago now (time flies!) I made my husband Steven a batch of beard balm, and he’s been using it ever since. He discovered that a little bit also works well as a styling product for the hair on his head, so he uses it for that, too. You can see […]
One of the side effects of being a DIY blogger is that I’m always looking for ideas for new projects. So I try to stay on top of trends, and one I came across recently that seems like it would be perfect for the holiday season is circle barrettes. Simple and elegant, it […]
This summer when we visited my sister Andrea in Seattle, she took us to the Punk Rock Flea Market, held in a former post office. The place was crammed with booths where people were selling art, vintage clothes, records, comics, t-shirts, etc. You name it, somebody was […]
Have you ever seen a beautiful chalkboard in a restaurant or cafe, featuring detailed lettering and illustrations of the food, and wondered how they get such precise and saturated designs? Any time I’ve tried to do a drawing with chalk, it looks like it was done by a child. Which is partially a problem […]
When I came up with this project, I was thinking of calling it a no-carve pumpkin DIY. Except that there technically IS carving. So I guess it’s low-carve? It doesn’t require the degree of artistic talent (or time) that real pumpkin carving does, and if you use a fake pumpkin, it’s way less […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.
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