Reading? Like it’s a challenge…my 2019 Reading Women challenge

Rachel truth: I hate being told what to read. Maybe it is because I spent a LONG time in college and was made to read many things I was not interested in (to be fair, it's also how I discovered some new favorite authors like Chinua Achebe and Emily Brönte). It could be because I…

Rachel’s Best Books of 2018

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Best Christmas Gifts of 2018

I love Christmas. The lights, the decor, the food, the emotions...all of it. But my absolute favorite part of Christmas is the gifts. I love buying gifts, receiving gifts, and trying extra hard to get that perfect little something for those I love. I like gifts - sue me. I never worry about the gifts…

I hope I always feel butterflies

The husband is away for work frequently. The length of time and frequency of trips has varied through our 15 years of marriage, but it is a constant in his career and in our life. He just returned from a 2 week trip and asked me to pick him up at the airport. Pretty routine…

What Have You Been Reading? December Edition

It may have been mentioned that I read a ridiculous amount of books. Once or twice, right? I make a goal to read 100 books each year (and sadly, I am falling short this year. No one is more disappointed than I am). The library is one of my favorite places to write and wander.…

The Beautifull Project

There are so many different websites and media dedicated to women. Entire bookstore sections are dedicated to women's health, beauty, fitness, and more. Magazines and advertisements are everywhere with images of the perfect female form. Yet how many are focused on your beauty, without standards or conformity to what society deems "normal?" Enter The Beautifull Project.…