Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Come Clean Cover......

i love when people do GREAT covers of GREAT songs. my friend caroline was in Romania this past spring for a missions trip and met these 2 lads who lived with their families in the city and had a huge role with the children in the community, most of which are orphans and extremely poor. hearing caroline talk about her trip here was INcredible and touching in more ways than i can count. here are some amazing photos shot by caroline
i was super excited when she showed me this beautiful cover they did of Eisley's "Come Clean".
hope your ears enjoy. the boy singing with caroline really has a unique voice- i adore it (caroline's too, of courses;))
xox, rachel

Sunday, September 4, 2011


after all of my Instagram spamming about this button project that i've been working on i wanted to let you know that i finally finished the letters, framed them and hung them on the wall in the nursery!
i really am happy with the turnout. i'm not sure about the white frames against the white canvas but the letters themselves look good to me:)
i will say that this project took longer than i thought and finding supplies was not as easy as i thought it would be. finding baby buttons and small brads to fill in the gaps proved to be quite the challenge. but then again, i live in the small town of Vero Beach where things are hard to find.
it was a good fun project. on to the next!
xox, rachel

Saturday, September 3, 2011


yep, i am 24 weeks!
today i saw Lucy's feet kicking on the OUTSIDE of my stomach!!!! it was BIZARRE.
i am HUGE, on pretty much full bed-rest and finally getting rid of the horrid cold/fever/flu that i contracted earlier this week. Go ZPAK (sp?) GO!
this is all i had the energy to blog. i'm literally out of breath from sitting in a strange position so the laptop doesn't crush the girls and i can actually see what i'm doing.
xox, rachel, lucy & sky

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nursery Art!!!

here's a sneak peek of all the different artwork that i've bought, framed and finally put up on the walls in the nursery. now, i decided where everything went but my AWESOME mom was the one who did all the labor, seeing as i am giant whale and walking exhausts me. (side note, the tv is not a permanent fixture. we're just using it for guests until the girls get here)
the hooks my mom put up are really for their bath towels but since we haven't gotten them yet we hung up dresses with bloomers. they are too cute! who knew i'd ever like pink so much?
above art by Hide N Seek
above art by The Black Apple
above embroidered hoop by MerriweatherCouncil
above art by Noosed Kitty
above art by Arian Armstrong
i'm super happy to see everything coming together.
next week we are getting rid of the bed and putting up the crib!
time, please keep on flying by:)
xox, rachel

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Sorrow" covered......

if you like The National you'll be sure to enjoy my friend Annie Stela's cover of their song, Sorrow.
AND, Annie's got a BLOG!
check it out:)
happy sunday, happy listening
xox, rachel

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

face & belly

yesterday my pal Annie screamed and yelled at me for a good 10 minutes about how she wanted to see a picture of my face AND my belly in one photo. she kept getting pics of just my belly and she expressed a need for a FULL photo. well, it's quite hard to get all 3 of us in the frame with my IPhone but i did my best because Annie threatened to never speak to me again if i didn't send her said photos.
so, i decided to share em with you guys too!
(Annie has NEVER screamed OR yelled at me in my entire life. i actually was laughing out loud as i typed such things because they couldn't be LESS like Annie. love you Pone!)
xox, Rachel, Lucy & Sky

Friday, August 5, 2011

Everything Changes

You aren't seeing things. My last post was indeed about how i had shot a BUNCH of new pictures for a huge shop update.
but life isn't what it used to be and plowing ahead is not an option when i'm trying to grow 2 healthy babes in my tummy.
i had been stressing all week about getting things in motion and keeping this house from not becoming a total tornado.
i sat down to the computer to start editing this morning and one obstacle after the next kept getting thrown my way. i have no room to put cases and bags in my lap and draw on them. i can't pack huge boxes and suitcases, my back just gets mad at me. ack!
the Mr. was still sleeping and i was having a meltdown:( after talking with both my mother and my mother-in-law and getting the BEST support and advice from my etsy & blogging buds via twitter i decided i just couldn't keep up. i needed to put the shop in vacation mode if i was going to make it another day.
i woke up robert and he was, of course, SUPER SUPPORTIVE. the babies and me come first he adamantly told me! he whipped up a plan in no time for us to be able to make all of our ends meet financially, calmed all of my fears and worries, had me make a grocery list so we girls could have the proper nutrients for the weekend, told me to put the shop on hold ASAP and then tucked me in for nice 3 and a half hour nap.
i woke up to a delicious greek salad for dinner and robert had hooked up netflix in the girls room, just for now of course, while we still have the queen bed in there. i'm officially in "relax mode". it's really difficult for me to not be doing a bunch of things at once but i NEED to listen to my body, which is clearly telling me to slow down.
so, for now, Get Ready Set Go is on a break. and i'm not worried. it's the right thing to do for my family:)
thanks for reading, thanks for the support.
it never ceases to amaze me how much support my online friends give me. it's IN-credible!
love, love
xox, rachel

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Serving Amelia & Cotton Candy

soooo, my etsy shop has 7 items in it...... YIKES!
i've taken a TON of new pictures, of new things, in bright fun colors and all different shapes and sizes. but i'm so tired in my pregnant state that i haven't even begun the process.
BUT, i did have fun shooting with a new model, whose hair looks to me, like delicious cotton candy. reminds me of the fair- in all the BEST ways possible:)

now, look at that Perfect Cherry Red Amelia Earhart suitcase she's serving up. don't tell me it doesn't look like a candy apple!!!

and fun tights with this AWESOME orange mottled bag just makes me HAPPY.
that's my preview for now. if you're interested in something you see here feel free to shoot me a etsy convo over at the barren shop! maybe we can work on getting you something pretty? also, the colors remind me of FALL! Autumn is my favorite time of year, and right around the corner:)
xox, rachel

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Verdict is IN........

the very last thing we thought we'd have but we are super excited:)
Lucy Asher & Sky Rachel Demsick
they are all snuggly, heads together & kicking their legs like crazy!
i had to go out and buy one set of onsies- a set that did NOT have any words on them and of course had stripes:)
while i was in Target i came upon these pink All Stars and realized that even though pink isn't my favorite color i could TOTALLY dig on these!
All in ALL it was a great day
also, we've officially hit the halfway mark
xox, rachel
p.s. thanks so much for all the congrats on twitter and facebook. i can't even begin to tell you how much ALL of your support has meant to me & robert:)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nursery Paint & Monster Tummy

here's a quick update on the happenings around here as i'm nearly completed with my 19th week of pregnancy, which for twins, means i'm HALFWAY done- YAAAAAAAY!
okay, we bought the color we are going to paint the nursery walls (as seen above) and we are so excited about it. robert is going to paint on saturday

i'm growing by the minute, i really do think it's true. here are a few iPhone shots i snapped of the pile o kiddos in my belly. they are all laid out in kinda weird places so my stomach looks a bit lumpy. silly munchkins:)
TOMORROW is the big day...... we go to Vero radiology to have the long, in-depth sonogram and we get to find out what we are having. boys, girls or one of each.
i will DEFINITELY be posting those results ASAP!
back to editing pictures so i can add luggage to the shop- it's barren!
xox, rachel

Friday, July 22, 2011

Instagramaddict PART 3

yep, it's that time again! sweet, sweet iPhone how i love you SO!
i've actually been gaining the strength to use my REAL camera and it's been a total DREAM. i will post pics of my most exciting adventure so far in this pregnancy soon. the event i shot has nothing to do with my pregnancy but it was FUN:)
so, without further delay, here goes the instagram descriptions....
1. just my favorite kitchen nightlight and some cute measuring cups. pops of color!
2. me, my Beats & my xenotee hoodie comfortably driving to a far away dr. appointment and listening to Cat Power. i missed her!
3. RAIN. i love hurricane season in florida
4. i've been getting to spend more time in my office. it's the BESTEST:)
5. a custom order suitcase i got to make with a smattering of stars on one side. it turned out really well. i was proud and the recipient seemed very pleased as well
6. i can no longer see my toes! the babies have officially taken over
7. there was a true fear before we were gifted this gum, now, all fears are washed away and i chew it nonstop;) j/k but it's AWESOME!
8. some red locker lovin' with some of my favorite etsy peeps!
9. AHHHH! my dear, sweet friend over at Fringe sent me these AH-MAZING Radiohead stickers, for no other reason than she loves me. i felt pretty darned special to say the least <3. go check out her shop too. i linked it!
10. amazing husband makes me and the twins scrambled eggs in the morning and brings them to my bedside so we can start our day with lotsa protein
11. my DADDIO came to stay with me for a weekend when the Mr. had to leave town for a wedding. he made the MOST INCREDIBLE chicken broth. this is just a preview of his beautiful work in progress
12. brother Geoff came too, cause he loves me and he rocked his Made In Detroit cap. LOVES IT we do!
13. this is me, driving myself to CVS, and oh SOO happy because i just found out i was keeping myself hydrated enough to NOT need any more IV's!!! they cancelled ALL of my july appointments. a HUGE corner turned :D (p.s.- don.t worry dad, this pic was taken at a stop sign and no one was around. keeping it safe)
14. the key to my hydration. cut in half wth water and drink drink drink- a gallon a day baby!
15. my favorite way to take my toast. a little butter and some raspberry preserves. like dessert for me cause i'm not a girl big on sweets
16. finally, the babies want Chili's chips & salsa ALL THE TIME! i try to find someone to go with me at least every other day. i got my dear friend Abby and her adorable son Kai to come on this day. we had a GREAT time and the babies were in 7th heaven- so was their mama:)
xox, rachel

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pregnant Messy Bun Swimming Hair Tutorial

before i even write or post any more photos let me just say that i am totally making fun of myself here and this is in NO WAY a real tutorial. so, read on if you care to laugh along with/at me........
2nd trimester has given me a slight boost of energy. i'm not taking any walks or hopping on the elliptical ANY time soon. i think with twins you kinda don't really ever get that "boost of energy and healthy appetite thing" you just kinda grow giant and then gianter and GIANTER until people think you are 13 months pregnant and birthing a whale.
anyways, i have wanted to get some exercise because before i got pregnant i was working out 2 times a day. cardio in the morning and nice long walks in the evenings. and before i got SEVERELY ill and found out i was having twins i was still working out, just a bit lighter. well, now, the pool is the ONLY place for me. it's too akward trying anything else so i've resorted to swimming breast stroke laps, at a snail's pace, and stretching for 40 minutes to an hour every day. it really helps with my sleeping too. i do have to use LOADS of Curel lotion daily because that chlorine dries me up!
now, what to do about the ever-growing mane? i don't want to destroy it so i figure i can wear it up most of the time.

here's what i do:
no brush required
take pile o' hair and gather it into a rats nest upon the top of your head
secure with elastic hairtie
if you need 2,  GO FOR IT. dare to be wild! (heavy sarcasm)
then you just go for your swim:)
after you will have a tangled mess of wavyish tendrils like this:

again, no brush required!
i know what you're thinking, "BEST HAIR TUTORIAL EVER!"
i may be submitting it to some magazines to make some dollah' bills. we'll see;)
alright, me and my lopsided belly are headed to the chlorine-scene right now.
happy summer!
xox, rachel

Saturday, July 16, 2011


so here we are. the kids are hanging out on my right side, head to toe and a bit horizontal. everything looks a bit off when i look down. there is a definite bulge to the right.
i really don't have much to say. i had to document this. in 12 days we are going to Vero Radiology to do a more in depth sonogram where we will find out the sex of the beans, that aren't really beans anymore.
it is 5:20 am. i really need to sleep. my schedule is so off.
where is the 2nd trimester energy they always talk about in books? hmmm, guess that doesn't apply when you're carrying 2. drat!
xox, rachel

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Creek Daze.....

yeah, i really titled this post "Creek Daze" - HAH!
i knew i was gonna watch the entire series at some point during this pregnancy. i was just waiting for the right time. that time has come!
i could quote every line. this show is EPIC, in more ways than i can count.
alright, carry on with your evening:)
xox, rachel

Monday, July 11, 2011

Babble Nonsense Update on Life and Such....

this is what i do most every day
wake up around 1pm-ish
my awesome husband makes me scrambled eggs for the twins and brings me a huge jug o liquids to eat & drink before i get out of the bed. this whole procedure take me about an hour.
then i take my vitamins & medicines etc. and get into my ill-fitting bathing suit to go for a swim/float.
don't worry, it's not a public pool we swim in. our neighbors have a house they only use in the winter so we go there. i don't expose my GIANT tummy & chest to the public, that just wouldn't be classy.
this somehow ends up taking til 5 or 6, at which point i need to eat again. i've been going with Amy's burritos with cheese & sour cream just about every day. i'm a creature of habit. plus, if it goes down and stays down then we're golden!
then we watch something on TV. we use the XBOX to watch Netflix or Hulu Plus. lately we've been watching season 7 of HOUSE, one of our favs:)
onsie 1. & onsie 2.
the above photo of onsie's is just a sidebar to tell you that i LOVE LOVE LOVE stripes and i don't care about gender, our kids will be wearing BOTH of these outfits. couldn't be cuter. i'm all about NO applique things on the front of baby wear. it's just not for me. the tiny little bear logo from the baby Gap is almost too much for me, but i can tolerate it. geez, i sound like a snob!
lastly, tomorrow is a BIG DAY for our little family.
it's our 8 year anniversary- HOLLLLLLLLER!
we get to go to the doc's to see the kiddos moving all around. it's our favorite thing to do.
and if this mama is feeling up to it we will go out for an early dinner to celebrate.
then back home to watch the 3rd X-MEN movie. i finally started them and i must say, i LOVE THEM!
that was a bunch of nonsense talk/update.
thanks for sticking around:)
xox, rachel
p.s. for those who have asked: yes, we are DEFINITELY finding out the sex of the babies. we aren't getting our hopes up for tomorrow, as i'm only 16.5 weeks, but by our next appt we should be finding out so i will be sure and keep you posted!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Draw on ME

if i had knees this cute i would totally get a tattoo like the one above. LOVE!

normally i'm not a fan of colored ink, like, for me, personally. but these stripes have changed my mind!

again, i never would have thought i would SWOON over anchor tatt's but these are just RAD!
i wish my husband liked tattoos more
oh well, one day maybe he'll be down for me getting another one.
xox, rachel

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pretty Girls!

1st up, my sister Leah, modeling on the home page of a pretty sweet website called
i absolutely LOVE how they did her hair:)
and then we have Dakota's younger sister, who is drop dead gorgeous at such a young age, Elle Fanning
talking fashion with Interview magazine
with an equally stunning hairdo.
okay, that's all for now!
xox, rachel

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Candy Shoppe???

while strolling through Flickr this evening i found this photo of milkglass striped cups n bowls, diamond cups, aqua and red flour, sugar and tea holders...... yep, my mind just flipped out. and that black and white checkered floor!!!!
happy eye-feasting:)
xox, rachel

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


found this awesome Giddyup Blouse over at Spotted Moth.
yep, that's that it's called. i think it makes me love it even more. the suspenders are removable. it's red, it's cute. that's all i got.
xox, rachel

Monday, June 20, 2011


sooooo, i stumbled upon this vintage TREASURE this afternoon on etsy and had to share. how rad is this Walkman? red and silver shiney goodness. find me my NKOTB cassette tapes and i'm ready to go!
xox, rachel
(home from the hospital and feeling much more hydrated:))

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Instagramaddict PART 2

ugh! i miss my camera BUT i do ADORE my iphone and all of it's AMAZING apps and then i can Instagram them all and somehow this fills a tiny bit of the void of not being able to take photos. hoping the 2nd trimester (which starts june 24th) will give me some energy:)
in the meantime, here is what i've been doing......
1. finding striped couches at thrift stores that i have no place in my home for but figure the next best thing to do is snap a photo of it
2. making these pom pom things to make this pretty rad necklace
3. figured out that Pomegranate IZZE is the way to go for my tummy cause it's super sour and bubbly delicious
4. was gifted 1 awesome vintage robot found in London via Caroline
5. decided i'm a collector of vintage luggage tags, not a hoarder;)
6. got some pretty red vintage buttons from my MIL. love her!
7. took a pic of my IZZE bottles cause i thought they looked pretty in my kitchen
8. fell in LOVE with the 1st of 2 quilts that i designed and my mother in law actually made. can't wait to put them to use
9. was beyond groggy & boycotted leaving the bed
10. bought pretty striped baskets and more felt for getting crafty. i've got plans.....
11. went to Salvation Army where i walked around for maybe 5 minutes, found a bag, then had to have robert pay for it because i was about to pass out from standing so long and needed to go sit in the air conditioned car
12. made a plan to use my favorite corduroy fabric that i bought over 8 years ago!
13. loved on my vintage russian clock
14. realized that my hair is turning the jet of all jet-blacks and getting even thicker than before. it's now a wild jungle mane
15. shared this movie with a friend and of course, she loved it, you can read more about this in the previous post:)
16. and last, i've been making myself feel fancy by drinking my super duper extra sour homemade lemonade out of my vintage high-ball glasses that i bought from jenny over at frecklewonder

yeah, i know, i'm a PARTY ANIMAL. the fun just never stops;)
xox, rachel
p.s. we saw the babies at the dr. yesterday and they were kicking their feet and swinging their little fists like crazy. they are healthy and busy, Busy, BUSY! we had the BEST time watching them:)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pieces of April

this is hands down Katie Holmes BEST film ever!
i adore this movie. every time i watch it i fall more in love.
every character is perfectly cast
it has a HAPPY ending, which a LOT of indie films seem to avoid these days, which is a bummer.
and the soundtrack is beautiful:)
hope you get to watch and enjoy.
p.s. Patricia Clarkson's dry humor is fall-off-your-chair hilarious
xox, rachel