Happy Friday! It’s pretty gloomy over here in Chicago. So much rain. But when I saw this tag on Brittany’s blog, I immediately got a smile on my face. I mean, who doesn’t like fun getting to know me posts?

The ABCs of Rachel:

Addictions: Changes constantly. Currently –  cooking, Instagram, frozen blueberries, wearing flats instead of heels, and Archer.


Bed size: Queen

Chore you hate: Grocery shopping. It’s a love/hate relationship. I love taking my time walking around, looking at ingredients and what’s on sale. But sometimes after a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is have to walk to the store.

Dogs or cats: Dogs. Hands down. Already missing my parents’ dogs.


Essential start of your day: Coffee. I’m not as addicted as I used to be but it’s still a wonderful way to wake up.

Favorite color: Just like my obsessions, this changes constantly. I would say cobalt blue right now. Mostly because I look awesome in it. Transitioning out of a pink phase, so all of my gym stuff is pink: workout tops, shoes, lifting gloves, water bottle, headphones and protein powder shaker…

Gold or silver: Gold. But this is a recent change. I used to always love silver and then suddenly realized that gold looks so much better on me. My hair started coming in a lot redder which might have something to do with it.

Height: 5ft. Yup, I’m a shortie.


Instruments you play (or have played): I played piano for 12 years but was terrible. I blame it on my small hands.

Job titles you’ve had:  Teacher, Account Executive, Curriculum Director

Kids: None yet. One day.

Live: Chicago, IL. Hate the winters, LOVE the summers. If you can visit during the summer you should. So many great street festivals.

Mom’s name: Sonia


Nickname: In college my roommates called me Rae but it never really caught on with anyone else.

Overnight hospital stays: A few. Most recently was when I had a terrible allergic reaction to the HPV vaccine. Yes, you can be allergic to it.

Pet peeve: I’m not really sure I have any. The one thing that sometimes makes me uncomfortable is when people are overly sarcastic. As in, if I cook something and ask how it is, and the person says it’s terrible. How do you respond to that? Thanks?

Quote from a movie: “You see Junior? Well, let me tell you what I see. I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don’t take no crap off of nobody!”

cool runnings

Right or left handed: Left handed, just like my grandfather.

Siblings: None, unfortunately.

Time you wake up: If I can make it to the gym, 6am. If I can’t, 7am. Such a nice change from when I was teaching and had to leave my apartment by 5:30am.

Underwear: Currently liking the Hanes no line bikinis from Target. Pack of 3 for about $7.

Vegetables you dislike: None. I love vegetables. Actually prefer them to fruit.

What makes you run late: Not realizing how fast time goes. I think I have plenty of time and then suddenly I need to run out the door.

X-rays you’ve had done: Hm I’ve broken toes, had a bunch of X-rays when they were trying to figure out what was wrong with me (before they realized it was FMS), and the normal X-rays from the dentist every few years.

Yummy food you make: Haha um, everything? Ok that’s a lie. Sometimes I make things that aren’t so yummy. But I’m a big fan of roasted brussel sprouts, my empty the fridge frittata, and CupcakeOMG!’s chocolate chip cookies.

Zoo animals: Penguins!


How about you? Any current addictions I should check out?

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