“I must have a wine and cheese party to celebrate!”

This past weekend I celebrated one of my best friends:

In about one more year I’ll need to refer to her as ‘Doctor’…

I don’t remember the last time I pulled an all-nighter, but I’m still quite capable of doing it!

There was wine & cheese

and great company.

Celebrating your loved ones is a must in life.  It’s a great thing to celebrate people and their accomplishments!

I’m baaaack!!

It’s been a long summer.

I wanted to take the time to explore more on the weekends and my eyes weren’t really into spending a lot of time on the NerdBox.  I’m still, geographically, adjusting to my move and learning about what’s around me.

Summer is over.

School buses are everywhere and it’s annoying.

And my never ending stash of Festina Pêche is gone.

I will abandon day trips to the beach for day trips to Annapolis or Baltimore.

My little friends are finding new homes (my garage).

My raw diet has given way to lots of roasted veggies and baking.

Iced coffees are now replaced with hot hot delicious Australian coffee and rainy mornings.

My adventures were local, cheap and relaxing. No summer vacation fuss here.

so, how you doin’? 

Office Wear

I’ve had a few conversations lately about office wear and Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie.  You know what?  I think Mark Zuckerberg should be able to wear his hoodie on Wall Street or wherever he wants.  He’s proved himself as someone who can handle business and takes it seriously.  He’s had to make some serious decisions.

I don’t think I should have to wear a business suit to be taken seriously.  Sure, presentation does mean something; but, I don’t think I have to take away my personality to prove I’m serious or that I’m capable for a job.  I’ve added some flair to business attire here or there… but I still felt boring.

Right now, I’m taking part in a business venture that requires some professional dressing up.  I’m not too into it.  I’m trying to be creative and sneaky, but I’m still getting that eyeballed up and down look.

At least I iron my clothes.  Geeze.  I may own too many spray bottles of Downy Wrinkle Release (seriously, it’s the best), but that’s only for emergencies.


Thoughts? Opinions?

Do you need to ‘dress up’ for work? business attire or business casual? Or, can you just slap on jeans and t-shirt?

Life on the Internet

Want to communicate with me a little more?  Sometimes it’s easier, cause I have problems sitting on my butt in front of the computer screen outside work.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rach.lucero

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rachellerenee/

Instagram: rachellerm

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/rachellerm

I’m hoping to have an Etsy shop up soon!  In case you didn’t know, I enjoy crocheting.  I’m not super advanced or anything, but I make a darn good scarf!

Any requests?

Should I be following you anywhere??

Odds & Ends

Here’s what I’ve enjoyed on the internet this week!

May you’ll enjoy it too?

This week Carlos Whittaker really hit me with this blog post:

Anxiety/Depression… The Church’s Dirty Little Secret was a relief to read.  I mean, it’s unfortunate that Carlos Whittaker has anxiety.  I understand what that’s like, but I really dislike that it’s something that is hush hush in church.  I was ostracized as a teen in youth group because of anxiety issues I had.  Sometimes they re-visit.  I don’t believe that it’s because you lack a strong relationship with God or you let your emotions get the best of you, or other statements that people like to say.  If anything, the anxiety I had, and sometimes have, helps me become closer to God.  It makes me more aware of things that He should be invited to attend as well.

Jimmy Fallon & Carly Rae Jepsen with The Roots:

HOW CUTE IS THIS?  I’d like for them to put this in iTunes.

Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen & The Roots Sing “Call Me Maybe” (w/ Classroom Instruments)

Sarah takes a picture everyday and shares it with the world.  We’ve never met in person, but she’s one of the neatest and sweetest peeps I’ve met in this world.

It’s summer time and I’d love to make some Layered Peanut Brittle Ice Cream Pops.

On the other hand, it’s summer and it’s a good thing I’m single because I’d eat this Fresh Garlic Confit on EVERYTHING.


What have you liked on the internet this week?


What I Ate Wednesday: Snacks


Thanks to Jenn for hosting and for June’s theme!

Fact: Some of my friends became my friend because they’d notice my snacks and start talking to me or because I would offer some of my snack to them.

Now that it’s warmer outside, I rather eat cereal or overnight oats instead of toast, pancakes or anything that’s warm.  My local Trader Joe’s had a great deal on organic blueberries and they have been a nice addition to my oats:

(rolled oats, almond milk, splash of vanilla, agave nectar, blueberries)

Instead of consuming loads of coffee this week, I’ve reclaimed the extra 10 minutes I was using to apply more concealer to just make a smoothie for when I get to work:

(coconut milk, strawberries, raspberries, frozen banana, splash of vanilla, Vanilla Raw SunWarrior Protein Powder, agave nectar for taste)


(Field Roast hot dog, guacamole, black bean dip and hot sauce)

These are the best:

I loooooove these.  I also love that when I’m not having a lazy Saturday morning I can easily recreat them in my kitchen.  It’s great that you can easily get your hands on all the ingredients.  You can also improve the list of ingredients too! (that’s a future post!)

During my work week I tend to only have 3 basic meals and a smoothie.  I used to have fresh fruit as a snack between lunch and dinner… but then I got really busy and completely ignored the once daily snack.  I’ve been thinking about how  I need to bring that back.  My weekend snacking is normally pita chips & salsa or whatever fresh fruit I have lying around.  I should start snacking on more veggies…

Oh, and those blueberries are great with a scoop of SO Delicious Vanilla Bean coconut ice cream as a late night snack :)

Do you prefer coconut milk ice cream or almond milk ice cream?