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Am I an adult yet?

I started my new job today! After a grueling journey as a Continue reading “Am I an adult yet?”

Ice pops in the middle of the winter? Yes, we’re nuts! :)

My daughters love fruit. They absolutely LOVE it! When I pulled our new ice pop makers out of the box, the girls were instantly excited to make their own popsicles with anything that they wanted. They insisted that we go to the store to get ingredients, and we rushed off, without a recipe in mind at all.

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Breaking Bad Fans – Show Your Love!

I admit it – I’m a pretty big Breaking Bad fan! I’m the type of person that never seems to watch a TV show when it’s popular and everyone else is watching it…I usually end up waiting until a show is at least a few seasons into production, then binge-watch it while I blog, fold laundry, and do design work. Breaking Bad was no exception – I waited until production ended, then watched the whole darn show over a period of a couple weeks.

What a fun show! While I may have tried a few drugs in the past, it’s definitely not something that I’m into now at all. It’s still really fun to watch a show like this. I like being able to see how screwed up my life could have been had I chosen a completely different path. The show has something for everyone, with enough action to keep even my boyfriend interested…and he falls asleep during just about everything that we watch!

I got the most adorable earrings to show my love for the show. They’re based on elements of the periodic table, BR and BA….which just so happen to start BReaking BAd. 🙂 They’re cute, and a little silly, which is absolutely perfect for my style! I like that they’re just studs, because with small kids in the house, you never know when dangly earrings will get pulled on!

You can get a pair of your own here: TV Show Inspired Br Ba Periodic Table Symbols 8mm Stainless Steel Stud Earrings

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received these earrings for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product. My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products I trust and recommend. I’ll never direct you towards a product that I don’t actually like, I promise!

Product Review – Greenco Laundry Clips

They’re clothespins! Clothespins have a number of different uses, from actually hanging clothes on the line as intended, to making blanket forts, to crafts, to bedroom fun! With 200 in a pack, you’ll be guaranteed to not run out of clothespins anytime soon! I almost don’t know what to do with so many clothespins. Luckily, I have a bag just for clothespins that hangs in the laundry room, ready to go when it’s time to hang out some clothes to dry. My absolute favorite thing to hang dry is our sheets. There’s something about the fresh air that makes them smell awesome!
These clothespins aren’t the strongest or most well-made…I’ve already had a few casualties, but in a pack of 200, I guess there are bound to be a few duds. The springs just aren’t very strong, and allow the wooden part to slip off. (This is a huge problem if you’re using them in the bedroom. Seriously.)
I liked these clothespins, but will probably be purchasing plastic ones in the future. These are just too enticing for the dog, and they leave splinters absolutely everywhere when she manages to get ahold of one, which is really frustrating. If you’re into wooden clothespins, and looking for a great deal, check these out on amazon: Greenco Laundry Clips – Wooden Clip – Wood Clothespins with Spring – 200 Pack

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received these laundry clips for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product. My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products I trust and recommend. I’ll never direct you towards a product that I don’t actually like, I promise!

Catania Occhiali – Beautiful Fashion Sunglasses for Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I hope each and every one of you are looking forward to 2016 optimistically! I’ve only set two New Year’s Resolutions: to yell less, and to blog more! I have so much to tell you about this year. It’s going to be a great one! What’s your resolution for 2016?

Something else that I strive for every day is to look nice. Yes, I realize that it takes effort, and some days, I honestly just can’t be bothered to do my hair or my makeup. That’s when dry shampoo, a ponytail, and headband become my best friends. But here’s what I’ve learned: Even on the laziest of days, a few great accessories can do wonders for my look!

sunglasses-1Throwing on a pair of cute dangly earrings and a pair of fun, oversized sunglasses when I go out can take my look from “ugh!” to “ooh!”. To be honest, before I was given the opportunity to try these sunglasses, they would have been one of the many pair at the store that I passed up because the weren’t ‘for me’. I can’t believe I deprived myself of funky, oversized sunglasses for so long! They’re so much fun, and they help to add a lot of personality to my look!

sunglasses-2These sunglasses have survived my purse longer than I could have ever dreamed. They’re really well-made, and the gold detailing on the sides of the lenses hasn’t shown a single sign of pulling up or coming off. I do wish the lenses were a bit more scratch-resistant, as I’m really hard on them, and one day they blew off my face (of course, at the same time my car door blew into the parking meter pole and I dropped half my stuff – it was a really really windy day), so they could fit a little tighter, but I have found that I have a bit of a smallish head, and they fit my boyfriend’s head really well – he’s just not into girly sunglasses (thank goodness!)

Overall, these were a GREAT buy. They come in black OR white. I chose the white, because I really wanted to try something different than the sunglasses that I normally wear, and I wasn’t disappointed at all! The white is the perfect choice for brightening up my face, and goes really well with my zebra-print scarf, too! I really am in love with these sunglasses, even after I’ve scratched them up a bit they’re my go-to for dressing up!

You can get your own on Amazon for only $14.95. Perfect price for an amazing pair of sunglasses! Check them out here: Catania Occhiali Sunglasses – New Season Collection – Womens Sunglasses / Ladies Sunglasses – Oversize Fashion Modelsunglasses-3

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received these sunglasses at a discount for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product. My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products I trust and recommend. I’ll never direct you towards a product that I don’t actually like, I promise!

Have you tried silicone baking gloves?

Silicone kitchen utensils are the new ‘big thing’. I have gotten rid of so many of my old kitchen utensils in favor of new, silicone ones. I got a set of my own awhile back, but I got a set to give my mom for christmas, and she absolutely loves them!

silicone-gloves-2Silicone baking gloves are so much better than traditional cloth hot pads, but especially in my mom’s case! She’s legally blind, with very little peripheral vision, so occasionally something small, like a hotbed slipping into the oven while she’s getting something out, can happen without her noticing. Until the hot pad catches on fire. Then it becomes a bit more of a problem. The silicone gloves not only protect her hands, and help to prevent fires in her kitchen, but the bright red color of these gloves makes them really easy to see.

I love that the silicone gloves don’t have to be tossed into the washer and dryer to clean, you can just wash them with soap and water, no matter what you get on them, and they’re good to go! This honestly helps me to keep them cleaner than I did traditional hot pads..and we all know that they occasionally dip into the pan when you’re getting something out of the oven. It’s unavoidable.

These gloves are heat resistant for up to 425 degrees fahrenheit, and dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. You can get yours here: Oven Mitts Gloves, Heat Resistant Silicone BBQ Grilling Gloves, for Cooking, Baking, Barbecue, Smoking & Potholdersilicone-gloves-1

As Always, Stay Beautiful and Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I received these silicone oven mitts for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

My blog posts may contain affiliate links to products that I love on Amazon.com! I’ll never point you towards a product that I don’t like!

Easy-open, Easy-close Umbrellas from Crown Coast – Product Review

Okay friends, it’s time to start showing off some of the awesome gifts that my family and I received for christmas. They’re simply too good to keep to myself – especially this adorable umbrella that I gave my daughter that opens AND closes at the touch of a button!

IMG_5051At just under 11 inches when folded, this umbrella is ultra-portable, and so easy to use that I don’t have to worry about my daughter having trouble getting it open and closed on her own, even when she’s at school without me to help her. A bit of a safety lesson had to come first, along with some practice, but soon my 8-year old was ready to go!

So far, we’ve only gotten to use this umbrella in the snow, but now we have a reason to look forward to the next strange winter snowstorm that we get! With a 39-inch canopy that’s windproof and guaranteed to spring back even if it does flip inside-out in a storm, we’re ready for anything! 😀

Crown Coast is having a pretty sweet sale on Amazon right now, you can get this umbrella for only $18.95, which is 58% off of the regular price of the umbrella. We got the pink one, but you have to check out the ‘sky blue’ option. It’s absolutely beautiful! Find them here: Crown Coast Umbrellas – Compact Blue Travel Umbrella | Windproof 60+MPH – Frame Won’t Break If Flipped Inside Out – Auto Open/Close Full Size Canopy – 6000 Opens Durable – Lifetime GuaranteeIMG_5052

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

~Rachelle

I purchased this umbrella at a discount for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

I Graduated!

I’m Back, I’m back!

After a short hiatus from blogging, I’m back with a vengeance!

I took a break to finish my last quarter of college with fewer distractions…I guess it helped, because I’m finally a college graduate! I’m so proud!

I have a degree in graphic design from SCC in Lincoln, Nebraska. I was able to participate in a very difficult, yet amazing program that helped me to grow not only as a designer, but as a person as well!

I’m still in the middle of reworking my website, but as soon as it’s finished, I’ll be posting links to all of my design work, so get excited! Also keep an eye out for a ton of great product reviews coming up – we got a lot of wonderful gifts for christmas that I can’t wait to tell you about!

As Always,

Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently

~RachelleScreen Shot 2015-04-24 at 10.56.56 AM

Breaking Up Because I’m Happy

Yes, Yes, Yes! A must-read for heartbreakers or broken hearts ❤

Rosie Culture

Confused? I think a lot of people in our generation are.  I’m not going to start talking about how I’m 100% clear on what relationships should be like and how we should live our lives.  For the most part, I have no idea.  I can only dictate how I’m feeling and go off of that.

A lot of relationships end because one person is unhappy.  They’ve gotten bored, you make them angry, neither of you puts in as much effort anymore, etc. etc.

Realistically, though, most relationships end because one person is happier.  They just know that they’re happier alone.

You’ve been fighting a lot, spending too much time together, growing apart, and all of the other million reasons people our age break up.  When those stages of break up are occurring, it’s really not that your boyfriend or girlfriend is unhappy with you – they’re just happier alone.

Throughout…

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