Weekend Business Trip VLOG!

Come with me on a weekend business trip!

Earlier this Spring I went on my first blog business trip out of town since moving back to the States! Granted, it was only a 1.5 hour drive, but I filmed myself chattering the whole time, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the conversation, including previously unknown facts about me — like that super embarrassing time I got pulled over by the cops! This is a little ridiculous, and definitely out of my blogging comfort zone, so I hope you at least get a laugh out of it while getting to know me a little better!

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June Favorites (Best Office Bag EVER!)

Rachel's June Favorites Round-Up

I don’t always post a favorites blog every month… but when I do it’s full of fabulous finds! (LOL I couldn’t resist the meme reference!). Today’s round-up is comprised of 6 products I’ve been telling everyone about lately because they are almost too good to be true, but aren’t! I always trust bloggers who actually buy and use products themselves over simply rounding up photos of things just for the commission. While I’m all about making commissions, that’s now why I blog — so if I haven’t actually tried something, but I post a link to it on my blog or social media, I will always explain WHY! I hope you enjoy learning about my June favorites as much as I have enjoyed using them!

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Taking Draper James to France on July 4th

Retro Inspired Independence Day Shoot

It’s truly incredible how much our young country has been through after 241 years in existence. Much has impacted our current trajectory, and while most of it is our own doing, we would not be who we are without the support and loyalty of our allies. Through all of our growing pains the people and country of France have been there for us, from acknowledging our sovereignty and becoming a military ally in our fight for British independence, to gifting us our beautiful Lady Liberty over 100 years later. We would not be who were are if it were not for France.  I wanted to do a little something different than most blogger’s annual July 4th inspired outfit post, so I hope you enjoy this little French-inspired look on America’s birthday!

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4th of July Chicken Biscuit Bombers Recipe

Easy Southern Chicken Biscuit Bombers for July 4th

I don’t know about you but I always seem to have less time on my hands as Summer progresses! I seriously started thinking about my 4th of July plans and menu less than a week ago and now I’m scrambling to play catch-up before the weekend! Innovation is usually born of necessity and this recipe is no exception! This flavor-packed twist on the classic Southern Chicken Biscuit staple is sure to be a favorite with grown-ups as well as kids (and especially you Mamas and hostesses!) because it’s ridiculously easy to throw together! Grab the ingredients from the nearest Kroger or Walmart, give yourself about 30 minutes for prep + bake time, and you’re DONE!

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There’s One Key Part of Your Beauty Routine You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

This post is a review on a product I received for free for testing purposes. All opinions are mine alone. #ExuvianceAgeReverse #gotitfree #BrandBacker

Exuviance Peel and Cream duo is the key part of your beauty routine you didn't know you were missing! #review

As I close in on my 30s the attention I give my appearance has narrowed down to one goal… My beauty routine now relies heavily on maintenance over everything else! It’s amazing how right our mothers and grandmothers end up being when they warn us of too much sun exposure, sleeping in our makeup and skipping the moisturizer. Oh, how I wish I had listened to all of them 10 years ago! One of the reasons I believe the matriarchy is so concerned with maintenance beauty is because they simply did not have the products and science on their side that we now enjoy! It’s amazing how many truly amazing products have been invented in the age-reversal field in the last 10 years!

One such product came across my path recently that I was convinced to try after discovering one’s hands are one of the first things to begin aging! Hand skin health is sadly neglected in the maintenance department for many women in their 20s and 30s. If you are looking for a starting point in your beauty maintenance routine please give your hands some special attention ASAP!

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