VAN ROADTRIP // november twenty-twelve.

After getting back from a [wonderful, wonderful] trip to Texas, I came home to Evan's lovely family visiting us. They left the next day and Evan and I both would've guessed that we would just end up sleeping for the following 24 hours. Instead, we went on a little road trip. It was ah-mazing. Just… Continue reading VAN ROADTRIP // november twenty-twelve.

nothin’ real exciting in Outside Magazine this month…

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I'm famous... again... http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/north-america/united-states/wyoming/jackson/Best-New-Lift.html Remember this picture? https://rachellaurenmarie.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/nothin-real-exciting-in-the-paper-this-week/ Well, that photo [me dancing in a green wig] has made an appearance in Outside Magazine this month.  So, go pick yourself up a December 2011 issue and check it!  I'm the center-fold... a dream come true... my mom would be… Continue reading nothin’ real exciting in Outside Magazine this month…

tunes to take down a village.

This past weekend the ladies [allison and julia] came for a visit. It was ah-mazing.  [do i say that too much?  whatevs.  it WAS.] And, of course, Saturday night we ended up in everything from my costume box and had a late-night dance party.  O-M-G.  So much fun. Unnnnntiiiiiillll... It was around 4am... yep... 4am.  … Continue reading tunes to take down a village.

where wine comes from!

I am a sucker for free things.  I'll take it!  I'll do that!  Sure, I'll eat that! So, I won a two week pass to The Womens Club from a raffle from a 5k Momma and I did whilst she was in town.  I answered the phone call and when they told me I had… Continue reading where wine comes from!

we embrace our love/friendship and go.

This weekend has been brutal. Why?  Oh, because my whole Texas-dwelling family was privileged enough to attend the Austin City Limits Festival. Brutal?  Because I couldn't be there with them. Convincing my brother to go see Pretty Lights: ...and getting back a rave review. Having texts sent throughout the days of favorite songs by favorite… Continue reading we embrace our love/friendship and go.

the simplicity. the love.

Evan was here [in missoula... my new home] this weekend. Yesterday, after running around, moving things, garage saling things, we had plans to go to the River City Roots Festival. We stumbled in my new [ah-mazing] apartment, with nothing really ready to go in there... except for my new favorite thing. A record player/radio/iPod player… Continue reading the simplicity. the love.

where i’ve been for the last week…

Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was [hands down] one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Words trying to spell out the laughs, scares, beauty, realizations, breathlessness... would fall short. So, in hopes, here are some photos to explain... [in almost completely random order...] [a week for the books. a time… Continue reading where i’ve been for the last week…

act your age or care.

[wull hallo.] I hope you're doing well. I'm doing pretty awesome. "Oh, why?" you ask... from across the room... wondering why I'm dancing like that.  [the happy burst that comes from deep within... spurred by the simplest thing.] "Because I got a plant in the mail today... A plant that lives in a dinosaur." HUGE… Continue reading act your age or care.

crying, smiling, singing, loving. magic.

My dad has had his moments.  By that, I mean he's a quirky, silly guy, but every once in a while, he'll blow you out of the water with sweetness. For the rest of this story to make any sense, you must read this old blahg post: https://rachellaurenmarie.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/love-is-there/ And if you refuse to do so… Continue reading crying, smiling, singing, loving. magic.

it’s okay if your shoes aren’t doing it…

I got a text message yesterday morning, that read: "You are going to crack up when you see the cover of the daily!" My first thought was, Oh, no this cannot be good. Especially since there were many pictures of me taken like this... And then I opened an email that read: "I think they… Continue reading it’s okay if your shoes aren’t doing it…

reinstated.

When I lived in Yosemite [the 2008 time], we instated the "One Song Dance Party".  It was only one song, and it had to happen every night.  It was glorious. Some people would just be sitting at the kitchen table, watching... laughing... And then there we'd be... dancing, smiling, laughing... sweating... It looked something like… Continue reading reinstated.

just some things.

finally, the flat white explained... along with many more... and... well, this is kinda mean... but i couldn't help myself.  as a graphic designer, you get to do a lot of rad stuff... but sometimes you have to put up with some ridiculouses.  hilarious, must read: http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html soon soon i will write about my music… Continue reading just some things.