Life As Rachel

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

CBS Big Brother 18

Guys! It is that time again! Tonight is the season premier of Big Brother Season 18!!! Who else is super excited?? I have been trolling the messages boards, fan sites and everything else for weeks trying to find information out about this years cast. They released the cast and interviews with them last week on the live feeds. If you do not have the live feeds yet, get them, they are only $5.99!
They are a few faces here that are familiar! I will leave that as a secret for now but let me know if you know who is realted to who from past seasons below! 

I plan on live tweeting during the season premier! Make sure you follow me on twitter at @rlbean1987 !!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekend Recap + a request

Why do the weekends go by so fast???? This past weekend flew by. It came and went so fast in a blur that I felt like it was never even here. I had my niece and her friend all weekend long and for someone who does not have kids, entertaining two teenagers all weekend long is exhausting.  I am so used to just going and doing what I want to do all the time and that having them around and doing what they want 24/7 is difficult! When we were in the grocery store shopping on Friday night, they were being loud and noisy and  I could not even concentrate on what I was trying to do. I never realized how much I valued my quiet times when shopping alone. I love my niece and her friend, don't get me wrong, but I love shopping alone and did not realize how much I love it when I go by myself.
When we to the pool Saturday. I love the pool and swimming. I love laying out in the sun, or attempting to as I am extremely pale and do not want skin cancer or to burn. I would much rather stay in the shade half the time and stay semi-pale than be a lobster. I am not the best at swimming but everyone is, so I tend to stay in the shallow areas and watch everyone else. I will go down the slides but you can bet my big butt is swimming as fast as I can to the shallow areas once I come down that slide.
The rest of the weekend was relaxing except for the fact that my father went back in the hospitalDad's health has been going down hill rather quickly lately. He is not even 60. He has RA and Diabetes. In the past few months he has not been able to work, has lost 40 pounds and can not eat any food. He has had to live off of a liquid diet. They believe it is his gall bladder and may do surgery today to get it out. I ask that everyone take a second out of their day to say a quick prayer for my dad that he gets better and that he makes it through this ok!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop

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A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.
Dear Friends, What a day to celebrate! This is the 175th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! **IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for June! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email! Thank you!
Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
Let's Be Friends
***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-hosts:
Lindsay @ The Flynnigans
Rachel @ The Flynnigans
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!
...on to the Winner! ***This weeks featured post from last week's hop: Key lime mousse   Blog Post: MINI KEY LIME MOUSSE CUPS
Image Source: Living on Cloud Nine Hi everyone! This it Chelsee this week. I love all things Key Lime, don't you? When I saw Andrea's post on Mini Key Lime Mousse Cups, I knew this would be such a hit at a shower or party! This looks so yummy and easy to make. There are some really delicious recipes on Andrea's blog! Go check her out!

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