𝔾𝕀𝕍𝔼𝔸𝕎𝔸𝕐: 𝔼ℕ𝕋𝔼ℝ 𝕋𝕆 𝕎𝕀ℕ I don’t know what your Memorial Day weekend plans are but you know mine involve all the rosè! I’m headed to Fredericksburg for a relaxing weekend with my bestie and I’m teaming up with some of my biz besties to treat YOU to getaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of all of our favorite books (EIGHT books) and a two night getaway on us! Mamas, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between — you deserve this. Link in bio to enter our relax + read giveaway 🥂📚 📷: @hunterskyphoto
If you’re new around here, you may have missed my 10 month break from social media last year and it was one of the most freeing things I’ve ever done. “Now, I’m sure the idea of stepping away from your beloved followers sounds like social media suicide. We’re taught to show up, be consistent, engage with your following on a daily basis, it’s the only way you’ll grow your reach, right? I won’t say this is wrong because then I’d be out of a side hustle, but the truth is, it’s okay to step away, regroup, and come back recharged. In fact, I’m able to think more clearly when I’m not wasting hours out of the day, scrolling and trying to keep up with what another influencer is up to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Too much time on social media clouds my creativity because I end up being distracted, distant from my own dreams, and honestly, disappointed that I’m not as far along as so and so.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio to read more on this, 3 easy ways to incorporate a digital detox and details on this amazing @pursoma bath soak. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @hunterskyphoto
ℝ𝕠𝕤è 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 ℝ𝕒𝕖 𝕚𝕤 ℂ𝕠𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕊𝕠𝕠𝕟! I wish you could see the tears in my eyes right now as I type this because I’m so damn excited I am besideeeee myself. When I said big things were coming, I wasn’t. playing, around. NEXT MONTH I’m launching a web show and podcast series called Rosè with Rae and I can’t wait for you to get to know me and my heart a little bit more outside of these Instagram squares. I went back and forth between Rosè with Rae and Rosè with Rachel. Outside of Rae rolling off the tongue a little better, I also realized that very few people on my home team call me Rachel. Since I was a little girl, my nickname from all of my family and friends has been Rae and above all else, I want this to feel like we are old friends having a glass of wine together as we laugh, cry, twerk somethin, and grow together. And that’s exactly what this is. A chance for you to pour a glass of rosè after work and spend half an hour with me and my closest friends while we dive in to some hard topics and also wildly hilarious ones. We just recorded our first two episodes and shit is getting real! My favorite part of this process has been seeing this tiny dream in my heart that was planted over a year ago become a reality. I can’t wait to share more soon! #rosewithrae 📷: @hunterskyphoto
Psssst: I want to let you in on a little secret. Imagine I’m sitting across from you on this very couch with a cup of (decaf) coffee in hand because I want you to really hear me when I say this: your body is always talking to you about how it’s feeling, what it likes and what it doesn’t like, and it’s up to you to listen to it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m having a tough love moment because it’s hard for me to see my friends have miserable periods, constant sinus infections, or IBS flare ups with the mentality that this is just how you were meant to live. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Y’all. We serve a big God who was intentional in designing every organ in your body to function properly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ >> Obviously there are huge exceptions here like diseases that are out of our control. Hear my heart with the caveat in mind that I have walked through an idiopathic disease and also held my husband’s hand as he did the same.
Me thinking about all of the exciting things that are coming to RSG.com this summer 😍 If you missed it on my stories, I'm hosting a meet-up in June to take some of these conversations offline. I LOVE all of the DMs I get as you guys walk through grief, sickness, loss, and hard seasons and I want nothing more than to take those conversations offline. We'll be meeting up at one of my favorite coffee shops in Dallas, I'll share a piece of my story, but really I envision it being an open space for us all to dive in to what to do when life feels heavy. I. Can't. Wait. Connectedness is something I've always been really passionate about and I'm really looking forward to bringing that positive energy offline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tap the link in bio to pick a date that will work for you and more info will be sent out later this month. xx ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @jesshenderson
Happy Mother’s Day to truly the best to ever do it. My mommy. She is selfless, resilient, beautiful and the golden thread that holds us all together. I don’t even want to know where I would be if it weren’t for my mama picking me up time and time again and walking through every season of life with me with the reassurance that I won’t ever have to face anything alone. Happy Mother’s Day to ALL of the amazing mamas in my life and in this space. You are seen. You are treasured. You are loved. If today is a hard day for you for whatever reason, please know I’ve been praying peace, strength and comfort over you leading up to this day. To the mama who can’t conceive, the daughter who lost her mama, and everyone in between — I’m thinking of you and you have all of my love today 🖤
Friday. Girl, I love ya. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's been a minute since I've introduced myself, so I felt like today would be a good time to let some of my new friends and readers learn a little bit more about the girl behind the squares. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I work really hard to curate a picture perfect insta feed, but please know that my life is the EXACT opposite of picture perfect haha. BUT I think that's what makes it beautiful. I'm messy, loud, and a little over the top. And while I wasn't planning on making this a vent sesh, I always think it's important to remind people that we get nowhere by comparing our behind the scenes to people on the internet who pay people to take cool photos of them (love you @jesshenderson + @hunterskyphoto). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I share about my life and all the things that make me...me, my love for my friends + family and how I'm navigating this new season of loss after losing my husband to spinal cancer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wear a J necklace pretty much every day to keep him close to me + I have a ring I wear everyday with his fingerprint on it. I talk about him like he's still here and I love when my friends and the people around me do, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On a lighter note, I asked my sister what was one thing about me that people wouldn't know about me just by scrolling and she said that I can be a huge bitch sometimes LOL. I was thinking something more like I graduated from college in 3 years or that I stalked my husband on Twitter for two years before we met. But there you have it lmao. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's me! Who are you and where you from? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @jesshenderson
True story back when I was interviewing for jobs this past year an interviewer asked me what my dream job was. I said email marketing (mind you, it was an email marketing position). His response: I find it hard to believe that you wake up every morning excited about email marketing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To which I said... I don’t think this is going to work out 😂🤷🏾♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m a true email nerd and excited to share a bit of my passion with you guys on the @femalesonfire hosted by @hayleyluckadoo this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re diving in to: - How to know which provider to choose - How to grow your email list - What you should send and how often - How to craft a great welcome series ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I shared some secrets that are only available to my Email Power Hour crew so you don’t want to miss it. Link in bio to tune in.
I'm constantly asked how I didn't lose my faith throughout my battle with aplastic anemia and watching J fight against cancer. The truth is, I did. Time and time again. But I had friends like this one that held my hand and kept me close even in my waves of doubt. Today on the blog I'm diving in to how being involved in my church community back in Indy literally saved my faith and helped me through some times that probably would have crushed me if it weren't for people like this friend right here. Feeling super grateful for people who make it their life's mission to be the hands and feet of Christ -- you keep me going. Link in bio to read the full blog post.
I had an if not now, then when? moment last year and haven’t looked back since 💃🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @hunterskyphoto