Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Felt Ball Wreath!!!!

since i have to go to the dr. nearly every single day this week, lets NOT talk about it, i decided i needed sum holiday cheer!
lissa, caroline and myself went out and bought the goods
i made caroline wear/play in the materials
here i goooo......
and a little bit more.......
and here is what i have so far!
this thing is gonna be rad when it's done. it's taking quite a long time but anything to take my mind off my mind:)
what are you making? i wanna do a bunch of DIY decorating this year.
chances are this wreath will stay up ALL year round.
xox, rachel

Sister Winter

what more could one want from a song?
it reminds me of being crammed in the backseat with my siblings a few winters ago in snowy birmingham, Michigan. those were good times.
{song: sister winter artist: sufjan stevens}


such dreamy things i find on Etsy
i need that postcard. i want to frame it!
i'm itching to open a new shop in the new year.
you'll just have to wait and see, as will i, because i haven't nailed down the details.
F U N!
xox, rachel

Monday, November 29, 2010

waiting for a train 30/365

Day 30/365 days on Flickr
waiting for a train
[waiting for a train in brooklyn, NY. headed to the airport after a magical whirlwind 3 day trip to see my dear friend amy. this isn't goodbye, this is just until we meet again:)]


(one) (two) (three)
(four) (five) (six)
(seven) (eight) (nine)
look at those blues n greys n greens
9 things i would LOVE to own
happy monday!
xox, rachel

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dear Blog

i know i have been avoiding you dearest blog. i apologize. but family comes first. and longboarding with my little brother trumps ALL!
we'll reconnect this week- i promise:)

it is pouring rain here in florida and the breeze is perfection. i'm listening to "Alterations and Repairs" by Buddy. it's quite right, in every way.

{song: 11/22 artist: buddy}

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tuesday Travels

on tuesday afternoon we made the trek across the state to spend thanksgivingtime with my dad, step-mom and both of my brothers!
the skies were super awesome as the sun began to set
our bedroom is perfection here
the best bed ever and my favorite ugly doll all nestled in the pillows
and even though my brother has his DRIVING PERMIT, which COMPLETELY FREAKS ME OUT because that means he's growing up up up, he still keeps it kid-classy by drinking lime-aid straight from the pitcher.
things are just as they should be:)
xox, rachel

Monday, November 22, 2010


that's right i said TWINE, not time!
there are SO many things you can do with it
it looks so prettttttttyyyyyyy
(1.) (2.) (3.) (4.)
and look at this GLORIOUS print for sale!
i want spools of threaded goodness on all of my office walls
i will have to get my fix SOON!
xox, rachel

All i want Now is HAPPINESS....

.....FOR YOU AND ME!!!!!
errr, i dunno what happened yesterday?
i had fully intended on a post but somehow it slipped away from me.
we can start monday out with a song yes?

{song: HAPPINESS artist: Elliott Smith}

Saturday, November 20, 2010

my Heart

the girl i adore, one of my best friends on planet earth, is graduating!
today we shot some of her senior pictures
words cannot explain what her "moving onto the next phase of life" is doing to my heart
i am so happy for her. i am so proud of her.
i am so very much going to miss every piece of her
York, London you are in for a real treat!
and as we drove home from shooting
we were silent, our hands hung out the rolled down windows, the perfect florida fall air filled our lungs and flew through our hair
and i introduced caroline to Ani DiFranco
it was a most perfect day:)
caroline margret i love your stinking face right off!
what will my world be like without you?
marvin & i are discussing......
xox, rachel

Friday, November 19, 2010


i will FOREVER marvel at these hands....
at the veins, in the wrists, that pump from a heart, which can cut deep into mine

tonight i have been listening to annie's 1st full-length record, Fool,
and i've been remembering,
the first time i heard the song Believable.

we were in the house that annie grew up in
in our quaint little town of franklin, michigan
annie shut the glass doors of the room which held the piano
sat herself down and without hesitation belted this jam out for me
then, per usual, she turned her chin over her shoulder and asked
"you like?"
to which i replied:
"you play that song AGAIN, right NOW!"

i thought i would share,
so you could understand my need for a repeat performance

"I feel sick with this thing
I have to swallow and pretend to look around
This is a fiction I've created
I am cutting down a forest of words I'm not allowed
And I have fields of propositions that I've gated
And I only let them go if I can sing them to a crowd"

hope you enjoy friends
(find annie {HERE} and pass it on)

Baby, Put Your Reocrds ON!!!

last night i made a vinyl-record-inspired treasury on etsy
you can view it HERE

it t'was good fun so i thought i would share some of my finds here on the blog:)
1. Music Tree - Pen and Ink Illustration $16
2. Laser Cut Acrylic Brooch $14
3. Record Letterpress Coasters $12
4. Twiggy in Blue Painted Record Art $45

now, to make a mix of glorious songs for all you stellar readers!
gotta do it up right.
xox, rachel

tell it like it is

the strangest dream
this week has been BRUTAL- mentally and physically
i keep having such wicked nightmares, ones so bad that i'm scared to sleep
i just can't seem to keep myself collected
constantly falling apart
and as my brother and i quote
"every wave is tidal, if you hang around you're going to get wet"
well, i'm drenched!
on a positive note: the shop has been doing EXTREMELY well this month:)
love & thanks 2 all you well-wishers out there,

Thursday, November 18, 2010


i found these chairs yesterday on etsy.......
i have no words.
i NEED them!
i have NO where to put them but
if you have a place to put 'em i suggest you buy them up because they are 2 dreamcsicles of red and white striped wonder & merriment!
find them HERE
all my candy cane lovin'
xox, rachel

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Molecular LOVE?

apparently my oh-so-cool-nerd-of-a-husband is really rubbing off me these days. he's a high school physics teacher, he majored in mechanical engineering. he basically speaks a language COMPLETELY foreign to me.
when i found myself drawing some molecular love on a train case the other day (above photo) i was taken a bit by surprise. but hey, i'm all for branching out:)
and no one, i mean it, NO ONE does ties up better than my FAVORITE TIE SHOP EVER on etsy: Toybreaker has everything under the sun, every style tie you could possibly dream up. i am really diggin' on this one:
Coffee and Cigarettes silkscreen necktie. (Caffeine and Nicotine molecule)
and check out this little bit of stichery goodness from my friend Malarie over at Itsastitch
i do believe my wall wants this, in a BAD way!
Happy Molecule - Embroidered Wall Art

and i have had my eyes on this necklace for quite some time......
serotonin molecule necklace, styled for men

so, what have we learned today?
1. my husband is really smart
2. molecules are super rad
3. this is as much as i need to know about physics and i'm TOTALLY okay with it:)
happy neurotransmitter hunting 2 u!
xox, rachel

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Feathers, Arrows, Tattoos OH MY!

this tattoo is just too awesome not to share! the detailing of the feather is blowing my mind

I Never Knew What to Say

this print describes EXACTLY why i love photographs and music!
i feel like someone always has better words to sing
and i'd much prefer to capture whatever i'm trying to convey within the 4 walls of my camera
that's all for now friends
xox, rachel

Monday, November 15, 2010

ARROWS? yes!

1. Modern Copper Arrows Necklace $32
2. Which Way Sketchbook $20
3. This is the spot $30
4. Arrow heart. Sterling silver. Necklace. $35

(someone told me arrows were "in"/"trending")
SWEET! i love me sum arrows:)
and i am SMITTEN with this adorable print
Number 5 Balloon Print $12
happy 2nd to last monday before thanksgiving- crazy right?
xox, rachel

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bring me the BRIGHTS!

i really am needing a pick me up right now. soooo, bring on the BRIGHTS!
i ADORE these floral cups. i WANT THEM, hint to robert, WANT THEM BAD!
here are the details:
Vintage Arcopal demitasses $45
and you can buy them for me HERE
hello bright and retro-tastic lamps! welcome to my office......
too bad i don't have room for another light or lamp in this place. i am a light collector so these guys are up for grabs, please don't buy my mugs......
Pair - Vintage Retro 50's Table Lamps $75
and you can buy 'em HERE
and could this brick pillow be ANY cuter?
again, i don't have room for this, so it's yours for the taking!!!
get it, and a few other pillows from this shop because they are ALL ridiculously cute,
and the new Sufjan Stevens album....
it's a
cacophony of sounds
and i HIGHLY recommend you pick it up:)
xox, happy sunday, rachel

Saturday, November 13, 2010

LOOK at our LOVE

just a small preview of the
IMMENSE amount of support that poured into my inbox yesterday for
ETSY stepped up and gave TWLOHA's an FP at MIDNIGHT!
thank you for sharing in this with me
thank you for loving with me
thank you for EVERY THING.

{song: Deliver Me artist: David Crowder Band}
xox, rachel

Friday, November 12, 2010


the day has arrived!
"To Write Love On Her Arms Day"
it is a day where anyone can write the words "love" on their arms, to support those who are fighting against depression and those who are trying to recovering. On this day, just write love on your arms, and show it off, other people will ask why you have love written on your arms, and you tell them you are supporting to write love on her arms day, and how its benefiting a non profit organization helping stop depression, and make love the movement ♥

i decked out my husband's arm and knuckles for his day at work.
he teaches High School physics- talk about a GREAT place to spread this movement around!i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see any and ALL photographs taken of your "LOVE ART"!
please feel free to email them to me at
here is the
--->OFFICIAL WEBSITE<--- xox, rachel

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hold On LOVE.....

this week has been amazing
emotional and INCREDIBLE
i've been swapping stories and making friends.
i have so much more i want to write but i am overwhelmed with trying to put it all into this post so i'm going with a song

{song: Hold On Love artist: Azure Ray}
NOVEMBER, 12 @12:00am
Saturday at 11:55am
but let's be honest,
xox, rachel