Hi, I'm Rachel.

A few years ago I could barely boil water.

True story.

Determined to be a kick ass wife, I developed a love for football and learned to cook in my tiny Jersey City kitchen. I spend my days working in Manhattan, my nights and weekends chasing after a rambunctious toddler, and the hours in between cooking with my husband and feeding my TV habit...oh, and I blog about it all! 

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Lately I've Been...

Last week was spent lying on either a float in the ocean or a lounge chair under a chickee here:


It was our annual trip to Aruba, where Shaun and I have a time share. My whole family went on the trip and it was a wonderful, relaxing week in paradise.

I drank coffee with evaporated milk. A rare, annual indulgence that I could never justify in real life.

I ate giant Dutch pancakes with stroop, pineapple and shaved coconut.

We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary a few days early (our actual anniversary is tomorrow). Here's a shot of us last year, on our 3rd anniversary:


I read Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel. Praise the lord for beach reads.

And started Gone Girl (which I keep calling Girl Gone). Anyone else reading this one? 

And most importantly, I rocked some Essie Mesmerize. And yes...that's my super pasty white leg in there, of which Shaun asked me if I was holding a white eggplant in this photo. #fail.


So that's why I abandoned you for over a week. I'm sorry! I just couldn't get it up to blog last week. A true vacation was so desperately needed. I'm back and ready to get down to business :) I hope you all had a seriously wonderful Independence Day!


Questions of the Day:

Do you have any vacations planned for the summer?

How did you spend July 4th?

Reader Comments (8)

yay for vacation!!! hope you had a blast!

Your trip sounds wonderful - it is so worth unplugging once in a while!
Was the Bethanny book good?

Was just thinking about you:-) Happy Anniversary!! Gone Girl is on my list, have heard a lot of good things about it!

Love beach vacations! Do you like the books?

I will share a post about both books later this week!

July 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterRachel

I was wondering where you were! Glad to see you are having a great time on Vacation. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs!

What a gorgeous vacation destination! I am going to Door County Wisconsin which I love but is not nearly as exotic! Although there is plenty of time for reading trashy beach reads : )

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterluv what you do

I read Gone Girl and LOVED it! I think it's the best book I've read in a long time! I just started another one of her books. I forgot the name of it. I downloaded Skinnydipping but haven't read it yet. Was it any good?

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

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