Family Photos and Frames

August 31, 2015

A few weeks ago Byron and I did a photoshoot in Malibu for new banners and head shots. It was so beautiful, we knew we would have to bring Oliver back for a few family photos. Sure enough we went back, had a beautiful evening, and were able to capture some fun moments that I knew I wanted to frame and remember for always!


We wanted frames that had that beachy, rustic, weathered look that we love! I always have luck finding frames at Home Goods or Target—and that’s where we got these. Such a BARGAIN!


I had my photos printed at my local Kinkos and just went to town on getting them framed and hung.


This frame was definitely my fave! It reminds me of weathered railroad tracks. Something I’d expect to see at Restoration Hardware, but for a fraction of the price.


I just removed the backs of the frames…


…found a photo that fit…


(Oliver gave me his honest opinion =)


…taped the photo in so it wouldn’t move around…


…fastened the back…


…and that was it! Super easy wall art/memories (=


I love the way these all turned out! All I had left to do was hang them.

I started by finding the height I wanted the frame, and then used a tape measure to find the exact center of the wall I was hanging the picture on.


Little mark with a pencil…


…and I was good to hammer in some nails.


I particularly liked these frame hangers.  They came in all different sizes and even had a little number on them to indicate the max weight capacity.


Perfect for safely and securely hanging heavy frames like this one!


A quick check of the level…


…and the frame was up, ready, and secure!

I love having these memories hanging up all over our home.


It’s like the finishing touch to making your home truly yours.


Hope you enjoyed this post!

xo Rachel


NuFACE Giveaway!!!

August 26, 2015

I talked about this product in my most recent video, and since I’ve been loving my NuFace toning device so much (and I know they can be a bit pricey), I wanted to give one away on my blog!! =)

Couldn’t be more excited to share this with one of you! Entry is SUPER simple.

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How to Enter:

All you have to do to enter is be a subscriber to my website (top right of home page or bottom of this post), and leave a comment (on this post) letting me know: “What is your ALL-TIME favorite beauty tool or product and WHY?”

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

xo Rachel


Essence Water Pops

August 18, 2015

Hot nights call for some homemade Popsicles! These are Essence Water Pops! No sugar!!! Made with cucumbers, lemon, and mint—this is a Super refreshing and guilt-free dessert.

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Add 1/2 a cucumber to a blender.

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Add several mint leaves…

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…1 squeezed lemon…

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…and 4 cups of water.

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Blend thoroughly.

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Strain mixture.

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Pour strain liquid into popsicle molds.

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These are so easy!

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Freeze for 4-6 hours, or until solid.

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All that’s left to do is enjoy!


Spa Water Popscicles


  • 4 cups cold water
  • 4-5 Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 of a large cucumber
  • 1 large lemon squeezed


  1. Add all ingredients to blender and strain into Popsicle molds.
  2. Freeze over night. Enjoy!

 Hope you enjoy this guilt free summer treat!

xo Rachel

Family, Fashion

Pier With My Boys

August 12, 2015

My favorite days are the ones when we take Oliver to explore a new place! We wanted to get some family pictures for our house so we did a mini-photo shoot at the Malibu Pier! We couldn’t get too many where we were all looking at the camera, but here are a few so far that I loved!!

I’ve been living in Carly Jean Los Angeles clothes!! She has THE BEST clothing pieces! I’m totally addicted!









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Dress: Carly Jean Los Angeles | Ring: YSL Arty Ring | Shoes: MIA limited edition Czar Sandal

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Hope you enjoyed this post.

xo, Rachel