Epic Swag Bag Giveaway!!!

December 11, 2015

I recently went on a girl’s trip to Las Vegas and L.A. It was such a great getaway to spend with my girl’s! Room service, concerts, and tons of pampering! I wanted them to be able to the take the pampering home, so I put together this amazing (if I do say so myself =) swag bag for them, as well as an identical bag for one of my awesome blog subscribers—a.k.a YOU!


This bag is seriously SWAGGED out!


Insides is a whole line of Kiehl’s most popular products—on top of a bunch of other products I love!


Including a ton of Tarte cosmetics!


AND a brand NEW NuFace Facial Toning Device + some extra goodies! See below if you want to enter!

How to Enter:

1) Thumbs Up the DIY Gift Baskets & Girls Getaway Part II video on my channel.
2) Be a subscriber to my website (top right of home page or bottom of this post).
3) Leave a comment (on this post) letting me know: “Which 5 products would you put in your Ultimate Swag Bag and WHY?”

 Wishing everyone GOOD LUCK and I can’t wait to see your answers!

xo Rachel


Love In Cancun

December 10, 2015

Byron and I recently took a trip to Cancun. What a beautiful place! If we get the chance, we love to take time away just the two of us. Oliver is our whole world and we couldn’t imagine our life without him. Our life was seriously so boring before he came, and we can’t remember what we used to do with all that time. haha I will say though, it’s nice to just be the two of us every once in a while. We napped in cabanas on the beach all day long, went on water sports adventures, nice dinners, and just did things we knew we couldn’t do with Oliver at this age. Plus, he wouldn’t remember any of those fun adventures anyway. He stayed with my brother and sister-in-law and their two kids, who he absolutely adores. It’s so cute to see how much they love each other. I almost feel like he has more fun with the cousins while we’re gone than if he were with us. He always comes back knowing so much! He told me what Star Wars was… lol

With that said though, I kept thinking how I couldn’t wait to share these moments with Oliver when he gets older. I have a video coming soon about everything we did while we were there!! 

Such beautiful views everywhere! I brought lightweight dresses and shorts to stay comfy and still feel a chic, but I lived in my bathing suit most of the time we were there.

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to infinity and beyond..


Cabana LOVE. We would spend the whole day here!


Tropical drinks!!!


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Water adventures with my man! Too much fun!

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Hope you enjoyed this quick post. Keep you eyes out for the video coming soon


SEXY Black Basics

November 26, 2015

I love BLACK, and I love a little sexy edge when it comes to fashion!

I picked up a few basics at Top Shop during their Thanksgiving sale, and I wanted to show you what I got! I got a few other pieces with color too, but maybe I will show those in a later post!

Every year I get a fresh new black turtle neck!! I prefer a tight fit for my turtle necks! I find that they are sexy and classy all at the same time! I’m hoping this one is the perfect fit.

I’ve always wanted a leather pencil skirt. They never fit quite right, so I’m hoping this one works out!

I have a pair of over the knee suede boots, but they are starting to fall apart. They weren’t very expensive, so I wanted to get a pair that I think will last for years and years! I love the almond shape toes on these. It’s usually either pointed or completely round, so I like this shape the best!

I always get a special little something that only Byron sees me in. I usually get a bra that I can wear under items, but also looks sexy when I take off my clothes at night! He appreciates that! haha

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Hope you enjoyed this quick fashion post! Let me know if you even like these types of posts!! haha

xo, Rachel


Chunky Ring Obsession

November 26, 2015

Sorry it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. We’ve been traveling a lot, and now just chillin at home till we leave to travel again in a few days! While Byron watches football on Thanksgiving evening, I’m doing a little shopping.. We stayed home from events today, because I’m under the weather. Perfect opportunity to online shop!

I thought I would pop on here and chat some fashion with you. I NEVER shop at stores, almost never! I order everything online at night while I’m bored. Once I get everything in the mail, I hang it all up on my clothing rack and try it all on with different items in my wardrobe. I decide what I want to keep, and send back the items that I’m not super in love with. That’s been working great for me ever since I had Oliver!

 A few months ago I bought a YSL Arty ring on Postmark after years of having my eye on it. I’ve always been the type to splurge on one really expensive thing, and I’m glad I did. I wear that ring everywhere! I love it! In where it with jeans dressed down, or a dressed up look also. I got it for a great price, pre-loved and warn only once.

Screen Shot 2015-11-26 at 7.42.16 PMSince I love that ring so much, I wanted to start experimenting with different chunky rings! I took advantage of the sales, and did a little shopping.. Let’s start with Jewels, shall we?

Here’s what I ordered from Henri Bendel.

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I’ve had my eye on a David Yurman ring, but the price point is beyond my comfort zone! lol  This ring reminded me of that ring in a way, because of it’s two toned metallics. I LOVE it!


I loved the odd shape and matte look of this stack ring set. I wanted chunky and statement, so I’m excited to see how this pairs with dresses and even simple jeans and a black turtle neck.


I wanted something really chunky and blingy. The multi-colored gem ring was an instant eye catcher for me!

I got everything on sale!! Thats the best part!!! I go through phases with jewelry, but I usually stick to dainty everything, and one chunky piece. Either a big watch and everything else dainty, or a giant ring, and everything else dainty. I just think it looks so classy!

Hope you enjoyed this quick post


Family Vacation: San Antonio

November 15, 2015

Spending time in San Antonio!

Oliver was wanting out of his stroller, until he got distracted with a bee two seconds later.. haha

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tickle monster

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Getting his golf on


Touring the garden


Cosmic painting kids activity

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First time Smores with daddy



Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Rachel