You’ll Thank Me Later, Boyce Avenue

One of my bestest friends introduced me to Boyce Avenue and I still thank her no less than once a month for it. I seriously could listen to them on repeat… oh wait. I do. Boyce Avenue’s version of “faithfully” also happened to be my hubby and I’s first dance at our wedding.

If you don’t use Spotify, go download it immediately and pay for the premium so you can take your music with you everywhere you go. It is the best $9.99 a month that I spend. Just be careful because it does use a lot of data which I found out the hard way.

Anyway, Boyce Avenue is a (according to wiki) trio of brothers, American rock band that releases original music and also covers of popular music. Here are my favorite 10 Boyce Avenue covers to get you started. I linked to the youtube version in case you’re ignoring my idea of downloading Spotify.

1. Faithfully

2. I’ll Be

3. Heaven

4. Someone Like You

5. Wonderwall

6. Titanium 

7. Teenage Dream

8. All Of Me

9. Say Something

10. What Makes You Beautiful

Hope you enjoy as much as I do!!

 

xoxo,
Rachel

 

 

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Hair Emergency

I need a change. I made it all the way to my 24th year of life before dyeing my hair…. less that one time in high school I used a semi-permanent red hair dye out of box. Doesn’t count. Now into my 25th year of life (I don’t know why I’m talking like this) I’ve dyed  my hair 5 times and I love it. I wish I was more adventurous with my hair but I’m always scared if I cut it, it won’t grow back or if I dye it too much, it will become a gross texture. The struggle is real.

Here is a fun little timeline of my hair:

1. boring, brown hair

circa 2005. I was 15.. and had a fat face.

circa 2005. I was 15.. and had a fat face

2. The first dye job was a pretty severe ombré. I LOVED it. Mark, not so much.

ombré

We were at CMA fest, don’t judge the country overload

3. I wanted something more classic for our everlasting wedding pictures than ombré hair. I’m picturing my future preteen seeing pictures of ombré hair and asking “Mom, why did you let your roots grow out so bad before fixing them. Especially for your wedding.” Not interested in dealing with my future mini-mes antics. Went for a deeper brunette.

my wedding dress in the backseat!

my wedding dress in the backseat!

Now the dark brown has faded back to regular brown and I’m over it. I scoured Pinterest and came up with the following:

Pinterest is the greatest

Pinterest is the greatest

Should I try one of these styles? Or just let it go and let the sun lighten it however it wants.

xoxo,
Rachel

Wedding Pics Preview Reel!!!

Our photographer and “new” friend over at Emily Millay Photography  did such an outstanding job capturing our wedding day. Seriously, outstanding. I’m not sure how she narrowed it down to these for our highlight reel and I’m not sure how Mark and I are supposed to narrow it down and pick ones to print, but we will see.

All my girls in their bridesmaid floral robes!

All my girls in their bridesmaid floral robes!

our first look!

our first look!

wine bottles that I turned into cocktail glasses

wine bottles that I turned into cocktail glasses

my handsome hubs!

my handsome hubs!

You can view the entire preview here! password: rmwedding.2014.0.5

Hope you enjoy our pictures as much as I do!
xoxo,
Rachel

Summer Bucket List

Now that summer is upon us, I need a bucket list! I love bucket lists because they can help solve the “I don’t care, what do you want to do” dilema that we all seem to face. Just take a quick look at your bucket list and BOOM, plans made! It is usually hard, for me anyway) to create my own bucket lists because you have to come up with the items to put on it. If you were able to come up with the items, you wouldn’t be faced with the “I don’t care, what do you want to do” dilema. Here is a good Couples Summer Bucket List to get you rolling!

summer

xoxo,
Rachel