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Be Yourself!

Be YOU tiful bee hive printable by Spotted Pepper Designs

Design work has been a long, hard journey for me. Trying to find out where I fit in the world has been difficult. I spent so much time, energy, and heart trying to figure out how others where doing it, and thinking it was the only way. Because of this, I missed out on the key point. To be myself! When I do ‘me’, is when I create my best work. I don’t question. I don’t struggle. I thrive. It’s so important to be yourself. I’ve gained so much self love and confidence as I have figured out who Designer Rachel is. Designer Rachel loves ugly colors, that don’t match,...

Why 2014 Sucked and Why Thats Okay

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At the end of August 2013, we decided to move from Gulf Shores, Alabama to Salt Lake City, Utah. By the beginning of September, we were on the other side of the country. ¬†Good bye white sandy beaches of paradise! Hello snow cap mountains in the dry desert! It was crazy fast, and quite honestly, a little traumatizing. We had complete faith it was for the right reasons, although I think it took this last year of trials and growing to manifest itself. ¬†Below is a complied list of things that really sucked for our family this last year, and why I think it’s okay that it happened. 1. Massive...