If you’ve been around my business and blog for a little bit of time, you’re probably aware the social media has been taking a toll on me for nearly two years. Social media has always had its negative side effects, but in the last year and a half things have been different. In a worse way.Read More
Happy Friday and welcome to the newest series on the blog today! I have been wanting to get back into blogging and I thought it would be fun to start sharing a roundup of my favorite things! I get asked a lot about certain products I use and love over on my Instagram stories, so this is also a new and fun easy to share more with y’all. This week, I’m sharing a current favorite podcast, a skincare line that *just* launched, my favorite item of clothing, what’s in my bag for the beach, and a recipe that is delicious and indulgent.Read More
I’ve recently been getting asked more and more questions about clothes for a toddler, where we shop, and what my favorite styles of clothes are. To be honest, I’m honored! I wouldn’t consider myself a mom blogger in ANY WAY, but after many requests, I decided to put together a post about where we snag our clothes.Read More
Today I want to talk about when joy and sorrow meet aka simple things I am doing to cultivate joy in my life daily.
If you read this blog post or this Instagram post, you’re well aware that my season of life is much different than I expected or wanted it to be. And while I wish I could just hurry up the grief, I can’t. At the same time, I have a hard time with the emotions I am experiencing and want genuine joy back in my life.Read More
I am so excited to finally reveal the brand new office space for my business!
In the last several months, my business grew significantly and I immediately needed more space. If you watch my Instagram stories, you probably have seen me packaging orders at all hours of the day in all different rooms in my house. The work was literally spilling into all rooms of my house. We knew we needed a solution but didn’t know what the best option was. Converting the garage was always an idea, but it seemed like so much work.Read More
Let me say this first: I am no expert Mompreneur and in fact, I still have a lot to learn and a lot of growing to do. But, I’ve been doing it for a little over a year and I’ve definitely learned a few things. The first year is hard. I know. Or maybe you have a perfect baby and it’s easy. If that’s the case, there’s no reason for you to read this blog post. You are golden. For the rest of us, read on.Read More
As a Mama and business owner, I get asked a lot about our schedule and how we structure our day to get all the things accomplished. You must know that we don’t get everything done every single day and it’s not always perfect. We have hard days and we have days where everything goes according to plan (<-- those days are few and far between). The schedule I lay out here is a loose schedule and can adjust here and there from day to day. What I list out here is what we do about 80% of the time. This is what works for us, our family, and my work commitments. If your schedule differs, don’t feel discouraged. You should always do what is best for you!Read More
I just turned 27 yesterday. Wow, that sounds so old to me. I still feel like a 20 year-old. Still so much to figure out, still so much maturing to do. But here I am, in my late 20’s. I have two older sisters, so watching them grow up, the ages they were always sounded so old. But, then I would hit that “old” age number and would realize that it wasn’t so old after all. So, 27 always seemed so grown up and established and I should definitely have my problems sorted out by that age, but not so, friend.Read More
Alright, friends. I want to talk to you about something I think about a lot. I also work hard to practice this every day, all day long. But first, let me backup a little bit.
I believe the things that we talk about (or preach about) the most, are the things we actually need to hear. As someone who has a very small online platform, I am always thinking about what topic I want to share about. Or what message needs to be said.Read More
If you’ve been around here for a little while, you’re aware that in the last year or so, I’ve worked really hard to read more and watch less. Overall, I have loved it. For the first year of doing this, I didn’t read business books. For me, reading was a time for me to relax and escape and I didn’t want to keep filling my head with business stuff. I need to shut off. Escape. And it’s been so good for me.Read More
I talk about my husband a lot, but rarely do I share about him or have him make an appearance in my content. He is a huge part of my life and a major piece of the foundation for Rachel Allene. He has supported my from day one and continues to encourage me, even when I don't feel worthy of continuing on. He is kind and compassionate. He is also very smart and helps me make smart financial decisions and keeps me in check.Read More
Three years ago I was just starting my business up. I had recently quit my job and the reason for doing this was because I wanted to start a business. I could tell by the look in my employers eyes that it was a risky (yet, bold!) move. I’m sure they thought I was naive. Well, I was. But, I also had a great deal of determination and wanted to see big things happen!Read More
Being a new mom is so hard. You’re exhausted from being pregnant AND labor, you have crazy hormones rushing through your body, you aren’t sleeping a lot, you have a new baby who you adore and had no idea you could feel the emotions you’re feeling, and you are worried about every tiny thing.Read More
I am a big fan of efficiency. I think through every decision when it comes to finding the most efficient route or way of doing something. Sometimes when we are driving somewhere and my husband takes a different route than expected, I get frustrated. I have already thought through the different scenarios and have found the most efficient way of driving, so it doesn’t make sense to go a different way! The good thing about marriage is that it makes you a better person and helps you let go of your controlling ways, amiright?!Read More
I love setting goals. I am a task-oriented person, so my sense of accomplishment often comes from checking things off a to-do list and being productive. This is great for being motivated, but it’s not so great when you have a newborn and all you wanna do is get things done when what you really should be doing is snuggling that babe. I’ve learned a lot in the last couple of months about letting go of being productive for the sake of feeling accomplished. Sometimes the most productive thing I can do is love on my sweet little one. Hold up, that was a major bunny trail.Read More
I am a dreamer and a perfectionist. Which often means I don’t do the best job at looking back on the past and seeing all the positives. That skill does not come naturally to me. I often dwell on what I could have done better and what went wrong.Read More
One of my goals for 2017 was to read 12 novels. I know for some people that is a pretty low number, but for me, it was the perfect number. I knew that the second half of 2017 was going to be totally different with the arrival of Knox, so I didn’t want to set TOO big of a goal.Read More
The other day I was taking a shower and had the thought that I should take the month of January off. In all honesty, I didn’t really take a maternity leave and I’m starting to feel the effects of that. My husband split his paternity leave in half and will be taking three weeks off in January, and I thought “maybe I should too.” But then I convinced myself that taking time off would surely lead to my business starting off too slow at the beginning of the year.Read More
I’ve been running my own business since February 1st, 2015. Well—that’s the day I got my business license and tried to start figuring out what it meant to start and run a business. And boy, I was naive. Fortunately, I have been able to push through the hardships and allow myself grace through the process. But, it certainly hasn’t been easy. In fact, at first it was paralyzing.Read More
Mistakes. I’ve made a few. Are you someone who can make a mistake, immediately see the consequences and move on? Are you able to brush it off and see the ways you’re able to learn and grow? Or do mistakes make you nauseous and leave you questioning your worth? Do mistakes you’ve made keep you up at night wondering how you’ll recover? Unfortunately, I am of the latter breed. I hate making mistakes.Read More