Rachel G ☆ Lifestyle Blogger | @randomlyrachels

It's our birthday week!! But joy for a different reason has put birthdays in second place this year. I can't keep a secret. Somehow, it doesn't feel right. Sharing life comes more naturally to me. Angel's been telling people since ...
Surprisingly good read today. I think the target audience is more like fresh grads but this resonates so much with this 25-year-old who doesn't have her whole life planned out, and I'm highlighting parts that I need to share with ...
So thankful for an amazing love that brings freedom from a life characterized by fear. A life full of love is a whole lot better, don't you agree? #communityofchristiancreatives .
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#letteringco #handlettering #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #choosejoy #faithfilledcaptions #womenoffaith #amazinggrace ...
I took this shot when Angel and I were out for an evening of swing dancing by the Grand River back in May during our trip to Michigan. Now that's what Malaysia needs, more swing dancing!
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#traveldiary ...
Seven years ago yesterday, Angel arrived in Malaysia for the very first time. In the first three days of his trip, he met my family for the first time, we threw him a surprise birthday party, and he proposed to ...
Flowers from the husband are unlikely in this family, and I cherish them all the more because I never expect them! He brought some home to celebrate some happiness this weekend and I'm so grateful for the chance to celebrate ...
That awesome moment when your dress perfectly matches the swirly fun stepping mats at the children's museum. The colors move around when you step on the mat and it is SO FUN. Yes, I still enjoy myself at children's museums. ...
Guess what?!! The blog got a brand new design and you should tell me what you think of the new look! {link in bio}. Also, I'm reintroducing myself, Angel, and The Random Writings in today's blog post. I admit that ...
Picked up some new craft supplies on vacation, including the formerly elusive white gel pen. Proverbs is my favorite book in the Old Testament--it's okay to play favorites with the Bible, right? If so, Daniel is my favorite human from ...
Doors are pretty awesome, as a general rule. But some doors are on a different level, a magical rainbow unicorn level. That's this door. Also, it is the door to the quirky and adorable Airbnb where Angel and I stayed ...
Pretty sure it's some kind of author milestone when someone designs a custom tee inspired by the characters from your book! Thanks, @aspoelman ! This was such a sweet surprise! "The Cactus Who Craved a Hamburger" is a children's book ...
I came home from vacation with a few new friends! Courtesy of USA thrift stores and sweet @aspoelman and her marvelously full bookshelf. If you're looking for me this summer you might find me curled up in a corner with ...
After several weeks without a blog post due to our travel schedule, I've got a new post up #ontheblog all about our trip to the USA in numbers. Joshua Tree was certainly the prettiest place we explored during our month ...
We're home!! And I'm not sure there's a better feeling than returning safely after a long journey and walking into my little home and unpacking and settling back into real life with the man I love. The jetlag is real, ...
Lots of family time with the cousins today. Big smiles, except for Naomi, who's trying out more of a stoic selfie style. Shannon used to live with us in Malaysia for a bit so this reunion is especially fun and ...
#ad We got to explore John Ball Zoo courtesy of @experiencegrandrapids and this little guy was one of our favorite animal friends that we got to meet. The bears and the lizards were really cool, too! A few of the ...
If "bestie" were a word, she'd be mine. Plus, she wasn't even phased when Angel accidentally stroked her thigh while we were saying grace for dinner. He had his eyes closed and assumed it was me sitting next to him ...
#ad Thanks to @experiencegrandrapids for the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful plants and sculptures at Frederick Meijer Gardens! It was a lovely date, even on a windy May day in West Michigan. So much to see and do! We really ...
#whereistythecactus ? A week ago, he was enjoying the view of Lake Huron from the shores of Bois Blanc Island, also known as the "best" island. First the Great Lakes, later, the world! Get your own copy of "The Cactus ...
Finally. My emerald. My island. Just what the heart needed. Just in time for 5/21/17.
Brothers! So much fun when family re-unites! This is a re-enactment of a photo from 2013...basically...they haven't changed much in the intervening years...except Manny is a lot taller and my Angel's jumping a bit higher this time!
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Thankful for His abundant grace today. And this week. And forever. Amazing grace. Missing my baby and looking forward to the promise of no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Romans 8:18 talks about how the present suffering ...
The tiny human is me. I decided five minutes after arriving at the park that hiking in Joshua Tree National Park was on my bucket list, a definite must-do-while-in-this-world sort of thing. That was convenient. .
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#joshuatree #nationalparks ...
White girl visits the USA after three years away and stops at Target. How typical. Damage not too severe--makeup, skincare products, and a couple clearance tees for me. Angel got an Ariel t-shirt that says "Kiss the Girl" because...I don't ...
This is my "movie star" disguise. John Deere cap and sunglasses and you have no idea who I am. On another note, California is fun and maybe that's why I'm imagining I'm a movie star.
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#exploretheworld #globetrotter ...
I won't be gone for that long...but man, I will miss this island. Top 3 things I'll miss: my community (especially the kids), my apartment, and roti telur bawang. You know you have a good home when you'll miss it ...
What are you reading for World Book Day? I'm not sure that Red's choice in this illustration sounds like the sort of book I'd want to curl up with...give me a classic mystery novel instead! Check out my book, "The ...
We hosted a "virtual bridal shower" for my sister last night. So fun, and such a good time for my sister in the USA to connect with her Malaysian community. Thankful for fast internet connections and Skype that didn't fail ...
And just like that, 5 out of the 7 of us "kids" are now adults. How did that happen? Eighteen was a big year for me: "The Random Writings" came into existence (the book came before the blog) and I ...

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