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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…

Inspiration & Motivation Monday 2/8/16

Where did I go? I haven’t said anything on here since LAST MONDAY! sheesh. I have to admit, I had to do a few things, make a bunch of lists, draw some things, just get my life together really. Also, I became a bit obsessed with Buffy The Vampire Slayer on Netflix. (It’s just so good!) So I neglected this, but I wasn’t just sitting around watching Buffy. I have been drawing and painting aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaloootttt because I really want and need to stock up my Etsy shop! It’s getting exciting!   So…

Inspiration and Motivation Monday 2/1/16

Well hey, Happy Monday and welcome to February. It is the start of a new month and a new week. Is anybody needing some motivation…some inspiration?  I am. If you know me, you would know that I am happy person, very optimistic and I always see the good in people…probably to a fault. But nobody can be that up beat all the time, and if that person is out there, let me hear your secret and do you enjoy always being happy? Really though, no one should be super happy 100% of the time. It is…

Inspiration and Motivation Monday 1/18/16

When I was a little girl trying to figure out who I was and what I wanted to do, my dream was to become a sports photographer and a professional softball player ( I was a bit of a tomboy and “jock-ette”). A few years passed, and that dream soon changed and I just wanted to be a photographer, a photographer of beautiful things, portraits, fashion and love. That love of photography never left my blood, now I just want to photograph, food and beautiful things. I, like so many other people have been influenced and awed by…

Today’s Inspiration and Motivation 1/7/2016

So I have a desk in my work area where the computer is and all the writing happens, then to the right there is another desk where the art happens. Covering that desk always is brown craft paper. I love it so stupid much. I just use some big clips and attach a roll of this awesome paper. It is great for doodling, keeping messes to a minimum (sort of), experimenting and just loads of other things. It helps me get my thoughts out on paper. If there is something that pops into my head that minute and there is…

Today’s Inspiration and Motivation 1/2/2016

These 4 women are absolutely awesome and have been on my constant radar lately. They are funny, witty, beautiful, different, smart, talented and successful but honestly they are just really cool chicks and they each inspire me daily. You should check out each one of these ladies websites and social media! [huge_it_gallery id=”2&#8243…

Well, It’s about time.

There is a time in most of our lives when we are not sure what path we are on. We think we know what we are doing and what we want, but we get a little lost. We then tend to feel sorry for ourselves and make excuses for everything. We start to get overwhelmed and maybe even depressed and then shut down. Of course, when I say WE I really mean ME and what’s going on in my brain. I’m not unstable or anything (I don’t think) I just got all the feels…