Sunday funday with the family 🏈✨ I’m thankful to be in Dallas this football season but sure am missing fall in Indiana with some of my favorite people. That’s the beauty of life, we can be grateful for the present while also acknowledging what could have been. Swipe for our game faces 😬🏈
Who’s ready for some foooooootball?! 😂🏈
“Ah, September. You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul.” Saw that on a friend’s story and felt that one in my marrow. I love this time of year. From football season, to my birthday, and meeting J shortly after SEVEN years ago. I get legitimately giddy thinking about the magic that is fall. I’m a few days late, but happy September. I believe that everything you’ve been working for, praying for and believing for will come to fruition in this month. That God will do the very thing He promised you that He would do and that you will see doors open that you never thought would budge. Who’s believing that with me?
Let go of what isn't serving you so you can start to truly hone in on what will. All too often we confuse being busy with being impactful and forget that we don't have to do everything to achieve everything. I love to hustle and get things done, but unproductive hustling only leaves us overwhelmed, burnt out and exhausted. I love to ask myself these 4 questions when I’m feeling super busy but not getting anything done: 1. What are my core goals? 2. What brings me the greatest return on investment for my time, energy and focus? 3. When/how do I work best? 4. What have I been focusing on that has been a distraction versus an aide? I can’t take credit for this or the term unproductive hustling but it has changed the way I do business and life ✨👏🏾 📷: @hunterskyphoto
The queens of creole ✨
I’ve eaten until it hurts. I’ve skipped meals. I’ve hated working out. I’ve worked out two time a day. I’ve wanted to be thin. I’ve wanted to be strong. I’ve had such a complex relationship with my body and food for so long that now that I’m in a healthier place, I wish I could go back in time and gently remind my younger self that treating your body with love and respect should be the only goal. When I love my body, I honor its innate need to move. When I respect my body, I am intentional about fueling it with the nourishment it deserves. I’m working out on vacation not because I’m worried about skipping a day or because I’m eating poorly so I have to work it off, but because I want to listen to my body telling me it needs to be more active. I don’t (and won’t) talk a lot about the weight I’ve lost this year because it’s irrelevant. The conversation will always be how well I’ve loved my body today and how I’ve made choices that help it operate at its best. But also still in Nola for one more day so bring on one more round of hurricanes and fried oysters because enjoying life’s simple pleasures is better for your health than some want you to believe 🙆🏾♀️
This morning while we were getting ready I told @adventureswithstephanie we should manifest something magical happening. I started to visualize and manifest something so legendary happening that we would look at each other and say “wow, I can’t believe that just happened!” So we went on our way to grab iced lattes at @cafebonami. I ordered my usual: iced chai latte with almond/oat milk and two shots of decaf espresso and Steph ordered an iced chile mocha latte. We sipped slow and I shared with her my dreams of getting rollerblades and zooming down the streets of Dallas like Brink! (who remembers that DCOM?!). Finally our lyft picked us up to take us to our brunch spot and he was so friendly and welcoming from the moment we got in the car. He asked us if we had been to the garden district to see where the celebrities live and we said no, we hadn’t even heard of it. Y’all. He revealed to us that he was a licensed tour guide and took us on a tour around the district! He showed us Lafayette Cemetery, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s home, the Benjamin Button home, where American Horror Story was filmed and so many other places. He knew so much about how old the trees were, the biggest homes in the state + their history, and all of the celebrity gossip. We basically got a free tour of the city from an expert! He asked me how I knew about Atchafalaya (where we were grabbing brunch at) and I told him I learned about it from a reality show that was filmed here - Southern Charm New Orleans. I also got to sneak in a story about how J used to love that show so much. He asked me if I was a reality star and said I had that look 😍 If you know me, you know this is the ultimate compliment for me. After brunch we did a quick tour of Lafayette Cemetery where some scenes from The Originals was filmed. Fan girling over here. It’s been such a fun day and we are just getting started. Currently sipping hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s and waiting for the piano show to start at 2! Here’s to manifesting the best day ever 🥂
🛬 landed in New Orleans to celebrate @adventureswithstephanie’s birthday! 💃🏾It’s hard to believe I was here 3 years ago for my honeymoon but there is no other reason I would want to come back to the big easy than to celebrate my day 1’s birthday and add some new travel memories to my book. I’m ready to eat all the Cajun food and drink all hurricanes 👏🏾✨ First stop is Harrah’s to do a little gambling then we are off to Drago’s for these charbroiled oysters everyone’s been raving about 😍 Let’s do this, Nola 🥂
I was not made to be subtle. I was not made to fit into small spaces. I was not made to shy away from hard things or to fade away into the background. I recognize that about myself and I’ve learned to stop apologize for my big personality. I was made for wild dreams and working hard to fulfill them. I was made for more 💓 Monday morning thoughts from my manifestation + gratitude journal to your hearts. What were you made for?
You can call me queen beeeeeeeee 🐝 A couple of years ago I made a commitment to myself to stop buying cheap jewelry (you know those last minute runs to forever 21 🥴) and to start investing in timeless pieces that are also made well. I wear the same jewelry everyday, but just added a new pair of earrings to my collection thanks to my friends over at @frankandgeorgia. All of their jewelry is created from solid, recycled gold and silver and their goal is to make a positive impact on the world and the people who call it home by creating jewelry that is ethically sourced, honest and high quality. I’m wearing the queen bee earrings and I’m obsessed 😍 They were so kind to offer my readers 15% off your order so you can start to be more conscious about the jewelry you wear too. Use code RACHEL15 for 15% off your entire order. #shopsmall #supportsmallbusinesses #ethicallysourced #shotoniphone