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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…

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…

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…

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…

What’s On My Mind? Wednesday. 2/10/16

Hump hump hump it up! Happy Wednesday. Here is a list of things I have been reading, watching, doing, wanting and all other what not’s! I love this classic step workout, old school Reebok and because I love the early 90’s more than I should. But I also love this hip hop step workout, Phillip Weeden of X-Treme Hip Hop, because I love workingout/dancing like I have MAD RHYTHM. 10 Fascinating Places In North Carolina That Are Straight Out Of A Fairytale. My friends from Brave Sir Media were engaged at #2. Did you…

Broccoli and Greens Soup

Do you ever get sick of your green smoothies? They seem to get boring and monotonous? Why not try a green soup? Some soups are almost as easy to whip up as a smoothie, like this one. This soup is so light and refreshing, yet satisfying and won’t sit heavy in your belly. You can set out and conquer the day after a mug of this elixir. I think this soup is best had for a light lunch. Nobody likes that heavy feeling in their bellies half way through the day, especially when you know how much work…

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…