Thursday, May 1, 2014

$1 Curtains

Has anyone else ever seen such a thing? When I purchased it, I assumed it was a plastic table cloth. I was drawn by the beautiful print so I just snagged it. Upon closer inspection I realized that it was actually curtains. For a buck, I just couldn't pass it up. And they went perfectly in my studio. Will I keep them up forever? Probably not, but they were a cheap thrill so I will keep them up till I get tired of them and then repurpose them into something else. What quirky items have you found at the thrift store lately?

XoXo

Rachel

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Meet Dotty


It's official, we are beagle people.  We tried for a year with our Pomeranian but she just wasn't for us. So after finding her the perfect home with our groomers sister, we were on the hunt for our perfect furry friend.  It has always been my dream to find a pet at our local shelter but after looking on line for weeks, I was starting to give up hope, until I saw this little girl on pet finder and fell in love. She was found as a stray and was a young female of 4 months old, which is just what we were looking for. After a couple of weeks, she has fit in perfectly with our family and sleeps with my daughter every night. If you are looking for your own furry friend, I would highly recommend  checking out your animal shelter. There are so many pets needing a loving home. We are so happy we found 
Dotty.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Today is for crochet


I just got my new book in the mail and I couldn't be more pleased. There's so many projects I want to do from this book, I can't wait to share them with you all.

Have a great weekend
Rachel

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Our trip to Mexico

I'm in love with our room. Cushy beds, champagne on ice, rainfall shower, indoor hot tub & Jose in my bar. This girl was happy.


I finally got to wear my Rachel Zoe black caftan. It was perfect for walks on the beach. Super cool and flowy. That ocean water was absolutely perfect. We had sun every day but one and that day we took a kayak out. It was awesome aside from the 2 sharks swimming too close in my proximity. My husband was curious about them trying to paddle in their direction while I tried frantically paddling in the opposite direction. I love me some shark week but not in real life. As we would back up, they would swim closer. After some panicking and a few choice word. I got out of there.
We took full advantage of our private roof top. This place totally spoiled us and I think I must find a way to put in an outdoor shower at my own house. It was absolutely awesome. And will not deny or confirm that i sunbathed in my birthday suit.
Having drinks brought to you on the beach wasn't bad either.
If  I wouldn't have gotten busted at the airport, I would have totally snagged some baby sprouts from their landscaping plants. I wish I had taken more pictures. They were all gorgeous. I need to see if I can find some online to add to my garden.

It was huevo's rancheros and eggs benadict with mimosas for breakfast.

Hammocks for afternoon naps

And capturing sunrises from the roof after a night sleeping outdoors.


This was a truly unbelievable trip. I couldn't have asked for anything more. I don't think I have come home from a trip more relaxed. It was nice spending couples time with my husband and it made me miss my kids all the more.  If you get the chance to go, I could highly recommend the Excellence Playa Mujeres  Resort in Cancun.

XoXo

Rachel