Behind every cute necklace...
is a really good story
(and more!)

School Supplies and Stomach Aches

I’ve avoided Staples since July 4th. I’ve needed new printer ink and envelopes since about July 8th but convinced myself I could do without them. I dread back to school supply shopping. It’s funny because I love shopping for just about anything else, and this time … Read more

A Train in Spain

I once had breakfast belly up to the bar at a dive somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Spanish countryside wearing only a pink Victoria’s Secret night shirt. This may not be going where you think it’s going. I studied abroad in London … Read more

Life Beyond that Bus Stop

If Norman Rockwell painted a picture of a bus stop, I think it would be mine. Not mine exactly, but the one where at least one of my children has stood for eight years waiting for the school bus to pick them up and drive … Read more

Statement Earrings

My parents did not believe in bribery. When I told them about the kids in school who were rewarded with things for accomplishments or just doing what they were supposed to do, my parents explained to me that this was not how our family operated. … Read more

Embracing My Inner Mrs.

I answer to many names: Rachel, Rach, Mom, Mommy, Love, Sweetie, Friend, Hon and even Hey You. There is one name however that I can’t seem to wrap my head around. You would think I would be used to this name, as it’s technically been … Read more