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 […]
Up until a few years ago, I only ever wore silver. And I only used silver-colored metal in my home. Brass or yellow gold, in my jewelry or decor, was off-limits. But then something changed. I started to mix the metals of my jewelry, beginning with brass and rose gold. That slowly crept into my decor, […]
As the season has changed from summer to fall, I’ve been adjusting my clothing with the temperatures, pulling out my jackets, scarves, and jeans. And as I’ve been incorporating more fall fabrics into my outfits, I’ve been noticing how much interiors pull from some of the same trends as clothing. Which makes sense–just as you put away […]
After our long, hot summer, I’m enjoying the transition to Fall this year. With just the hint of a chill in the air, I’m looking forward to wearing cozy sweaters while sipping from a mug of tea. But some extra inspiration from Betina Lou certainly doesn’t hurt. They always seem to have the perfect striped and […]
I’ve been wanting my own black-and-white slogan tee for a while now, but I could never find one with a saying I liked. So of course the answer was to make my own. You can buy iron-on letters, which would be the easier way to make this tee, but I couldn’t find any […]
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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