Monday, February 28, 2011

SHOOTING Starts in 15 minutes!

okay, just a snippet of today's bags to be SHOT for the big UPDATE!
over the next 3 days we (me, hannah & joe) will be shooting bags and making GetReadySetGo's fist official video- SO MUCH FUN!
if you want to be updated when the OFFICIAL UPDATE begins please send me your e-mail address in a conversation via Etsy over at my shop so i can plug you into my mailing list
be back later with snippets of our day......
xox, rachel (hannah & joe too!)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Boy, Boy, crazy Boy.....

just play it cool, boy, real cool........
my youngest brother Tristan, who i frequently brag about & adore to pieces, has a dance competition this weekend. the kid has been competing for over 3 years now but this will be the 1st comp. i've ever been to. he is in 10 numbers, 4 of which are solos.

these photos are all stills i grabbed of T performing a tap piece to the song "Cool" from the musical West Side Story. this was one of those soundtracks i was raised on. i remember my dad sitting me and my other brother down one saturday morning in front of the stereo with one goal in mind. we were going to learn EVERY single word to Officer Krupke.
mission was accomplished!
it was good fun driving around to our soccer games on the weekends, windows down, sunroof open, music blaring, with all 3 of us belting out the song at the top of our lungs.

i'm thinking it's pretty obvious that i am beside myself with excitement to see my brother in action this weekend:) this event is a part of what i'm lovingly referring to as "9 days of INSANELY INTENSE FUN"
and saturday night, at midnight, i'm picking up HANNAH the RENKEN!
thanks for reading friends
xox, rachel

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

bizzzzzzy day

Joe is a perfectionist- i LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT:)
he sat by my side in the garage and we cleaned our luggage brains out.... he was on train case duty and i did bags. he definitely did more than me and they aren't all photographed above but we're getting there.
this GIANT ball is rolling:)
time for some R & R
staring at the walls sounds glorious right about now

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Meet Joe....

...who is probably going to KILL ME for putting this photo of him with ski goggles atop his head on here!
but Joe wouldn't hurt a girl
so i think i'm in the clear.
Joe is my new "assistant" & he is AWESOME. tomorrow i am going to show him how to clean luggage. i have no doubts that he will go above and BEYOND the call of duty.
Joe is a powerhouse. could a person ask for more?
GRSG is one EXTREMELY happy business!
and we're glad to have Joe back from his weekend ski trip away with the youth:)
xox, rachel

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


there has been SO SOOOO much going on over here i don't know where to begin?!?
i guess i will start with the fact that i've had 31 sales in february- WHOA!
my customers have blown me away with their patience as i draw tandem bicycles, flocks of birds, balls of yarn & knitting needles...... and then, to top it all off, they leave me the BEST FEEDBACK EVER! i couldn't be more thankful. it's been a whirlwind of awesome in 2011.
and guess what?????
look at her decked out in a DEEETROIT t-shirt below, giving us ALL the thumbs up of excitement- though she thinks she is more excited than me- silly girl. she hasn't got ANYthing on my excitement;)
and what's that you heard?
wait, one that is legit?
one that i can update and actually work?
well, the rumors are true friends:)
i've got plans for releasing photos early over there so if you wanna get your mitts on the goods before it even hits the shop make sure to become a FANNNN
and last (as far as shop talk goes), but certainly NOT least......
i'm getting an assistant!
it sounds so formal and way too fancy for me but HE deserves a formal title because his job will be IMMENSELY helpful. that's right, i said HE!
YAY for Joe Menzel- a stellar, stand-up, reliable guy who i whole-heartedly can depend on. this kind of just fell into my lap tonight and it couldn't have come at a better time because i've had this goal dancing around in my head.
 i wanted to get 65 new PIECES o' LUGGAGE into the shop.
i wanted to get them into the shop within a month.
without Joe i really didn't see how this was possible
but now, between him (and hannah because we musn't forget hannah) this goal is seemingly attainable. i'm thrilled!!!!!
finally, on a personal note,
i've been wheat & gluten free for ALL of 2011. it's made an UNBELIEVABLE change in my life, both mentally & physically. i feel ike a brand new person. i knew i was allergic to gluten and wheat but it wasn't till last year that my body started SERIOUSLY rejecting it. i'm also allergic to sugar- even the sugar in fruits & vegetables but i've never been a girl with a sweet-tooth so this part hasn't really been a problem. okay, this is getting borderline NOVEL.
i'm shutting this thing down with one more GIANT "THANK YOU" to ALL of you guys. buyers, readers, fellow etsians. you guys have been the SUPPORT of all SUPPORT.
you keep GRSG running:)
xox, rachel

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tragic Hope

today i got to shoot some product shots for my friend Zach (of who i generally refer to  as Zach n Abby) for his new shop on Big Cartel. the shirts aren't available yet but here is the website:
we had good fun and i reallllllly like the designs.
i know, i said i was gonna post another installment of the weekly dose.
i'm working on it- PROMISE:)
happy day of football to all you football watching people.
i will be drawing
xox, rachel