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Hi, I am Rachael Petty – Nice to meet you.

Well wouldn’t you know…I haven’t left my dreams behind after all! Since my last “post” I  got a new job, a new vehicle, got engaged AND EVEN MARRIED?! What a year. Yeah, it’s been over a year. I am so embarrassed to have walked away from this amazing project I started here. Over the past year, I have learned a lot about myself, my creativity, my capabilities and so much more. I cannot wait to finally kick back off and continue this awesome process! I feel like I did the…

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse Pt.2

Alright so, It’s day 6. This junk is hard y’all! Don’t get me wrong, it is totally doable. Just make sure you are keeping yourself busy and preferably not at home. Sitting trying to work, draw and write makes me just want to snack, snack, snack! Although snacking is totally acceptable and mandatory on this cleanse but I am afraid I am snacking too much. Granted I am just snacking on carrots, celery and nuts, but maybe too much? I don’t know. After 5 full days (and a fun-size Snickers bar…

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

So I started a cleanse yesterday. The sun is warm and shining, all the windows in my house are open, birds chirping, bees buzzing and I’m realizing it’s all of a sudden dress and shorts weather. I am not prepared. I don’t really know what has happened to my body under all the layers of sweatshirts and pants this winter. All I know is it’s time to kick my butt back into gear. So yesterday I started a fabulous cleanse and started a new workout routine, a hybrid of two if my…

What’s On My Mind? Wednesday. 03/09/16

Lifehack. This website is awesome, and can keep me occupied for hours! I have been in serious need of inspiration and motivation. Like, for real. I think it is coming to me though. Lifehack is super cool and after ever article or post, the suggested reading keeps me clicking, one after another, all with useful information and inspirational material in which I NEED! So today I am going to share a list of posts from Lifehack that are making my brain and heart feel better and a bit more at ease. Rachael’s Wednesday Lifehack List How to get…

What’s on my mind? Wednesday. 03/02/2016

IT’S WEDNESDAY!!!!! Somehow I never miss a Wednesday post? Maybe it’s because I am dog gone crazy for browsing the internet for useful, inspirational, crafty, and entertaining things! Here is what I have found so far this week… This Indian village plants 111 trees every time a girl is born. I am going back to 6th grade to learn how to type again, but as an adult…I’m excited. 11 Websites to improve your Netflix and Chill. These amazing oil paintings of moody cityscapes brought me to tears. 23 best movies on…

It’s Peanut Soup…and March?!

Happy March 1st. Really, I can’t believe it’s March already – MARCH!? So let’s start the new month with eating well, eating green, eating balanced and eating good! This post was meant for Monday, but we are posting it today – let’s just keep that a secret. I have been a bit slack lately, I don’t know where along the last couple weeks I became so un motivated. I started this month with extreme laser focus and then POOF it all disappeared. Maybe it’s my lack of discipline…

What’s On My Mind? Wednesday. 2/24/2016.

I have been sick the past couple days, and by that I mean I could feel myself coming down with something bad, sore throat, headache, and weakness. Sometimes you have to tell yourself to literally relax, do nothing and get rest so that you don’t get the full blow of whatever sickness is lingering. So yesterday after doing all my normal morning things, I sat down on the couch with a pot of hot tea, my laptop and the television remote. I put on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and organized my Pinterest. I am not going to tell…

Slow-Cooker Barbeque Pulled-Pork + a history lesson.

How do you spell barbeque? barbecue? bbq? cue? que? bar-b-que? Never until yesterday did I ever think about the different ways I have seen BBQ spelled. Honestly I think the easiest and recognizable way to spell it is BBQ, but why all the different ways?! When I was making the first photo for this post I spelled it barbeque, because I just always spelled it that way, and any word with a Q in it is worth spelling out. I then looked at the cover of my Everyday Barbecue with Myron Mixon book, and just thought to myself…

What’s on my mind? Wednesday. 2/17/16

First of all…after almost three years I finally have my laptop back, my darling MacBook Pro that I’m not sure I can express how much I have missed. It has been sitting in a cedar chest awaiting the day that I would be able to get it fixed. I told my Dad that for Christmas all I wanted was my laptop fixed. I am so grateful for him and his understanding. Thank you Dad, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I can now write, edit, browse, create and do whatever my heart desires again, remotely. EEEEEK! Now let…

Chocolate Caramel Whiskey Spiked Banana Bread

The other day I was on the phone with my Mom talking about Lord knows what, you know a typical conversations with a Mom..when were about to hang up, and she asked if I had a good banana bread recipe. I told her I have too many banana bread recipes and I would find the best one for her. Banana bread is one of those things that you can get totally ridiculous and extravagant with or keep it very simple, which is why I think I have so many recipes. The most delicious banana bread I have ever had…

Oatmeal Coconut-Raisin Cookies

Valentines Day is coming up, have you heard? I’m not one to go all out for this pink teddy bear and box-o-chocolate filled holiday. I just like a little thought to go into a simple gift. The worst thing a girl could get (I’m just grouping us all together, don’t take me too seriously) is a last-minute 99 cent heart-shaped box of chocolates out of the clearance shopping cart that are the fruit filled nougat kind, you know…the weird ones, and a generic card. Every since I was…

Illustration Friday 2/12/16

  This is so silly. Like really silly. I love it though. The topic this past week was Mystery. The first thing that came to mind was Mystery Science Theater 3000. Do you remember that show? You should! In 2007 Time Magazine named it one of the top 100 shows of all time. The year it premiered was the year I was born, so naturally I watched it some years down the road. I remember turning the television on late at night and it would be on, pretty sure it was on Comedy Central and then the Sci-Fi Channel…