Put on your Mom Jeans...


When I was a teenager wearing low rise jeans was all the rage. In fact, the lower the rise the better. I specifically remember one pair of jeans with a zipper that was a flippin' inch long.

Those days are over. I am now 26 years old and I own Mom Jeans. My friend and I went shopping recently and to my surprise, I was all about the high waisted pants. H&M had a great pair of denim jeans and after trying them on I fell in love. Figure flattering? I'm not sure. Comfortable? Definitely. I swear I'm not trying to sound like the SNL skit, but they're from H&M so they have to be trendy... Right?

So what are your thoughts, trendy or trashy?

Rachel Emmilee


November 14th, 2004...

For eight years you have been my inspiration, I admire your drive and ambition. You have been my rock, the shoulder I cry on and the hand that I hold when I'm scared. You have been the arms that held me, the lips that kissed me and the extra heat source I need at night. You have given me butterflies, provided safety, security and a solid ground to walk on. You have given me so many reasons to smile and so many things to look forward to.

In eight years we have experienced so much, we've helped each other grow from weak to strong and we have celebrated so many achievements together. You never asked me to change, you accept me for who I am. You have encouraged me to be comfortable in my own skin and proud of the woman I have become. You have been patient with me, understanding and supportive of all my ideas and adventures.

It's just another day to some, but to me it's when all of this begun. Our Anniversary, the day you told me you loved me for the first time, the day we decided to start a life together. In 8 years nothing could break us, the ups and downs only strengthened us and prepared us for a long, exciting life together.

Happy Anniversary to my best friend, my favorite person in the whole wide world, my G-Unit, my Husband... I love you more and more everyday.

Your Wife

*November 14th, 2012*


Makeup, Manicures & Hair... Oh my!

A weekend in the city, spending time with the Diva in me.

Lipstick, where have you been all my life? This is coming from a girl who put concealer on her lips for years... Rewind to my Wedding day... Not only did I fall in love with G again, but I fell in love with lipstick too. At 25 years of age I bought and wore lipstick for the FIRST TIME EVER... My friend Katy who I swear is a makeup guru, taught me the ins and outs of products and encouraged me play up my lips with some long lasting tricks. We lined and filled them with a nude liner, used a nude lipstick and sealed it with gloss. My lips were full and kissable all day long and since then I can't get enough lip product.

Baby Lips by Maybelline is on the rise. It's very popular amongst my friends and other Bloggers and has great reviews, so go get your lips hands on some Baby Lips people! Light and smooth, just enough gloss without being runny or sticky. It's moisturizing properties keep your lips juicy and very kissable. The smell is lovely, there are so many colors and flavors to pick from and the packaging is a treat for the eye. This is the first tube of lip product that I haven't misplaced in the first month of using it, that has to mean something!

I met a wonderful stylist who washed out the drab, dated blonde that my hair was fading into and brought it back to life with a fresh new style. She matched my roots to my ends so finally after years and years of artificial color I can say goodbye blonde and hello au naturale!

I did some shopping, over indulged in Starbucks seasonal lattes and got my nails done. Long nails; something I have always loved and appreciate now more than ever. For five long, Diva-less years as a full time RMT I had to cut my nails down to the skin. I couldn't very well massage people with claws, could I?

Sunday we returned home to the country. Red lips, pretty nails, new hair and no where to go. My hair went up in a knot, my hands in a bucket of hot water and pine-sol, the heels came off and the Uggs went on. Our streets aren't made for high heels, red lips get the wrong kind of attention and for every fancy outfit there has to be a special occasion. In our neck of the woods... literally... the Diva in me wouldn't last a day...

... I guess it's good to know she's there when I need her.

How do you pamper the Diva in you?

Rachel Emmilee


"Ooga Ooga Mooska...

Ooga ooga mooska, which means that I love you,
If you'll be my baby, I'll ooga ooga mooska you!
Then I take her hand in mine...
And set her on my knee...
The squaws along the Yukon are good enough for me!
She makes her underwear from hides of grizzly bear,
And bathes in ice cold water every day!
Her skin I love to touch,
But I just can't touch it much,
Because her fur lined parka's in the way!

I'll forever be singing the silly songs you taught us, remembering your smile, the stories you told, and all the laughter we shared together. You are finally reunited with Papa, Christine and all of our beautiful Angels in Heaven. We were blessed to have you as our Nanny, and now we are blessed to have you as our Angel.

Rest in peace, Nanny Walker.


LIEBSTER - To Be Continued...

What is better than getting an award?...

... TWO awards, duh!

You read that right guys and gals, I'm just that popular. Two awards were given to me this week from two lovely Bloggers and I couldn't be happier! Brandi from No Map Provided and Brittany from Delightfully Awkward Brit both read and enjoy my Blog enough to recommend it to their readers. *YAY* Brandi is new to my Blogging circle, she's a 20 something who like me, writes about everything and anything her little heart desires. Brittany is also a 20 something lifestyle Blogger, a Southern sweet heart and the wife of a veteran. Both of these ladies are great writers, I highly recommend you check them out!

The Liebster Award meaning, "dearest" or, "beloved" is an award given to Bloggers with 200 followers or less to build recognition and show support. This award helps people like me grow in the Blogging community, it opens doors to new readers and helps in the overall success of your Blog. This isn't my first time receiving an award for my writing, and I hope it's not my last. Thank you Brandi and Brittany!

To accept the award you must share 11 unknown facts about yourself, answer 11 questions asked of you (coming soon!) and pass it on to other deserving Bloggers. Don't forget to make honorable mention of the sweet, sweet person who nominated YOU because after all, this is all about spreading the love. 

GUESS WHAT? I very recently wrote a post with random facts about me. If you'd like to learn more about me, click here.

Here are some members of my Blogging family. There are so many wonderful Bloggers out there, it's really hard to just mention a few! I insist you visit these Blogs and encourage you to follow, you won't be disappointed!

Bree @ Simply Girly
Nagehan @ Nagehan Bayindir
Cassie @ Witty Title Here

Rachel Emmilee