Wednesday, October 31, 2012

this is halloween.

Can you even believe it? This year is speeding by at an incredible rate.
Costumes? I made mine. I couldn't find a dress to use...
So naturally I turned to the DI
I bought a XXL mens shirt, tailored the arms, dyed the fabric, and painted on apples.
ohh and I sewed our ears and tails.
I'm pretty proud, if you can't tell.
Anyways here is me and the best friend in our costumes!

I hope you all have lovely halloween's and I'll see you tomorrow.
There are big things coming...big things. (okay, not that big, just mostly fun)
xo, rach

p.s here's the before of my dress
fun transformation right?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Blog Design!

It was a photoshop day.
One of those days where everything just flows, 
and I make something I love.

I've been wanting a new blog look for a while, 
but today it just happened. 
and frankly? I'm too happy about it.

Maybe I put this out there too much..or not enough?
But if you're in the market for a new header? or even just want to see some possibilities?
I'd love a project to work on. Let me know if you're interested. 
You can email me at
(or by clicking on the gmail icon to the right)

Happy tuesday friends.

xo, rach

my tabs are spacing funny? if you can figure out why, i'll love you. :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

You sneaky mom!!

In the spirit of halloween coming up, here's my favorite halloween video.
hopefully you've seen it. 
cause it's wonderfully hilarious. 
Jimmy Kimmel dared parent's to tell their kids that all they ate all their halloween candy..

"good for you, now you're probably going to get a belly ache"

I hope one day, I can pull such a prank on my children.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Let the wild rumpus start.

the best friend did a photoshoot with arielle (here's her blog)
it's a little wild, but mostly great.
take a sneak peak.

want to see more? click. 

xo, rach

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Costume Sneak Peak.

I came up with a fun idea of not being a hobbit for halloween.
so right now im painting apples onto my dress.
it's going to be fantastic. i'm so excited.

p.s. diy costumes are the greatest....
what are you dressing up as slash
any guesses as to what i'm dressin up as? 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby, Imma do right!

My favorite pandora playlist? Spice girls.

It's the greatest. Full of lovely 90's hits.
Backstreet Boys, Destiny's Child, No Doubt, and 3LW.

inspiring my music monday. this song is the greatest.
i don't care whatcha say.

Happy 90's monday.
love you....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh he knows me all too well.

At church today I had a good reminder.
One I knew, but had excused myself from,
because my situation was the exception.
except God showed me very clearly that it wasn't.

gotta get on that.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Free Font Friday

Friday. Friday Friday.
It's finally here.
It's been one of those weeks where the days go by fast,
but the week....drags on.
Anyway's here are my favorites for the week.
Actually last week, I just got crazy better late than never? 

I've been really into thin fonts lately.
If you can't tell. 
Tell me what you think!

happy friday, talk to you later :) 

xo, rach

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Not terrible, just terrific

Have I ever told you how much I adore working with kids?
They are so great.
Everyone says 2 year olds are "terrible."
But they're really just terrific.
I think they're sweet, and funny, and lovely.
Today I got multiple "love you's" and cheek kisses.
And then I saw this video..and I died.
It's the greatest. Enjoy. 

p.s. here ya go. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Interesting reaction, but what does it mean??

this is my favorite part.
why? thats still a mystery. 

im really excited for halloween though.
working with 2 year olds makes holidays so much more fun!

I'm going to be Sully from monsters inc for our daycare carnival.
I'm way too excited, and I'm homemaking it...
so expect some pictures :)

For real life, the best friend wants to be hobbits.
Great right? I think my height would work...but my feet need to be more hairy. 
We'll see what happens though..

This is my favorite halloween costume I've seen via pinterest this season.
greatest right. makes me wish i was a baby. 

What are you going to be??
I might need back up ideas, if I can't pull off going to middle earth!

xo, rach

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We'd better cut this short.

do you ever reach that point with your hair where you say?
i'm wildly bored with you.

that happened to me like 3 months ago.
just kidding, like 1 month ago.
but you get my point?

that boredom led me to cutting my hair short, and dying out my ombre.
basically i love it.
having beauty school friends is the greatest.

here's before.

here's during.
(all the hair we cut off my head.)

here's after.

I'm very ecstatic about this new change. 

I hope you have a lovely day, see you tomorrow!

xo, rach

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

the show must go on.

my other favorite thing about fall? tv.
it's the greatest. 
i'm addicted.

My 10 favorites this season have been
1. Parks and Recreation* (literally my favorite show ever.)
2. How I Met Your Mother
7. Go On
10. The Walking Dead* (it's not even on yet, but i know im going to love it)
*on netflix

I'm aware I have a problem...
I do crafts during my shows though...does that make it okay? Hope so. 

What are your favorite fall shows? 

xo, rach

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I can feel the air a crispin'

it's getting colder every day in this logan town.
there's not a day where i'm not wearing a sweater or jacket.
aka. i'm too happy.
here's one of my fall go-to's.

p.s. see my longer then shoulder ombre hair? yeah it's no more.
pictures to come.

xo, rach

Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm on the up and up.

My favorite part of general conference is the whole part.
It always makes me feel happy, and hopeful, and wonderful.
It makes me feel a bit like this song, by my favorite band.

p.s. i've done some more home decor in my kitchen so expect that this week.
p.p.s. i've also done some refashioning.
p.p.p.s. and some photo shoots.
(i'm really excited about it all)

I hope your Monday is lovely and hopeful.

xo, rach

Saturday, October 6, 2012

General conference.

Oh how i love it.
It makes me way happy.
I thought I'd jump on the quote train
and share some of my favorites.

What was your favorite part? or quotes?
I'm looking for some more to make into something cute.

xo, rach

Music for october.

my best friends a music guru. like seriously.
his taste is excellent. 

here's a playlist to prove it. 

xo, rach

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Fonts and Giveaway Winners.

Halloween is so close.
I'm so excited. 
and I still have noooo idea what I'm going to be. 
Okay, just kidding. I have ideas, just no ideas I could pull off.

What I can pull of? Fonts.
Here are my favorite Halloween fonts. 

Winners of the giveaway?
1. 25$ Gift Card to Urban Outfitters: Benjamin Allred
2. Vintage Skirt and Mug: Rachel Kois
3. Blog Designs: Courtney Callicutt

Email me @ to claim your prize! Thanks for entering!

Have a good weekend!

p.s. tune in

I woud love for you to share this picture on your blog? If you could keep it to just the picture (not the actual font links) and put a link to my page so I can also get traffic for my hard work I would thoroughly appreciate it! Thanks for using blog etiquette!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Into you.

Thanks for those of you who entered the giveaway!
Me and Arielle will announce a winner tomorrow!
(p.s. dont forget to follow her blog, if you want to win!)

but in the meantime?
here's a new song by the mighty wonderful Ingrid.
(thanks ben)

Happy thursday,

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Me, the wall, and 6 rolls of washi tape. p.s. my giveaway.

My apartment. Looks like an apartment.
I really wanted to make it look so homey,
decorating, its among my favorite things to do.

So I found this via pinterest.
and decided to put a spin on it.
I used some floral and striped washi (craft) tape by recollection, that I bought at michaels!
(i literally can't find any online, but they have tons at michaels)

Here's before....

 and here's after :)
It was so easy.
All I did was stretch the tape from one end of the wall to the other,
and measure 10 inches in between each stripe. :)

I'm thoroughly excited about it :)
although.....I know it's meant for paper crafts, so occasionally the edges would come off a little. 
To get the edges to stay I used a glue stick?
Something that would hold well enough to keep it on, but weak enough we could take it off. 
Other than that I'm sooooo happy with the outcome!! 

GIVEAWAY? It ends tonight, so don't forget to enter. Thanks for all of you who have entered!! :)
Don't forget to be a follower of my blog and The Diary Of A Joshua Tree!!

xo, rach

Monday, October 1, 2012

time is all around except inside my clock.

today is october first.
not real right? right.
im freakin i better get to work on my new years resolutions.
and find a way awesome halloween costume.

anyways. i'm loving this song...way too much.
take a listen, you won't regret it.
unless you don't like regina spektor..then you probably will regret it.
but if thats the case, you should really rethink your taste in music.

p.s. enter my giveaway. 
and don't forget to follow the diary of a joshua tree. 
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