Rachel Awtrey


Lifestyle | Travel | Faith | Marriage

Warm Eyeshadow Pallet + Other Current Makeup Faves

You asked so I’ll answer! Linking some of my favorite beauty faves below! They’re my tried and true!


 Tint Skin Foundation   // Eyebrow Pencil // Eyebrow Gel // Lip Stick // Eyeshadow Pallet // Blush

Wanna save some money and go all in? Try the Flawless in Five where you get:

  • Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation
  • Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
  • Color Define Brow Pencil or Brilliant Brow Gel
  • Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara
  • Satin Powder Blush
  • Lip Gloss
Love Me Some Kombucha


Quick question: Any kombucha fans out there?
Or are you thinking “what the heckie is kombucha?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s a fermented tea that’s rich in beneficial probiotics and is greeeeat for gut health (especially for us with bodies who don’t like types of food).
@healthade is always stocked in our fridge and has the best variety of flavors if you want to try it out!
(see stories for my favorite flavors) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
YOU MUST TRY! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Visiting Mimi + Grandy

I love the traditions we create with the ones we love. When visiting Mimi + Grandy you can always count on “tea party” breakfasts, poppy seed bread and home videos 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do you call your grands? What are you fave traditions when visiting fam?

Sittin' In My Car

So glad I’m not the only one to sit in the car a little longer for my “me” time! I’m an introverted extrovert, is that a thing? I love my people but gosh, I gotta have my quiet, alone time first. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sometimes that quite alone time looks like finishing that podcast episode, literal peace and quiet, sometimes it looks like texting encouraging messages with ridiculous selfies to my frans. So, here’s one for you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
YOU CAN DO IT! Whatever it is that you’re facing today, it can happen to you or you can happen to it! Happen to it! 💪🏼

Plant Lady Wannabe

Y’all pray. Nothing’s wrong, it’s just that this fern is now subject to my “plant lady wanna be” phase. 🌿 but I fully beleaf in myself + hopefully it grows on me. Okay I’ll stop. 🤪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But for real: any good plant lady tips or resources? Favorite green thumbs to follow or books to read? 

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Spring Makeup Routine

Lots of fun questions about my new spring makeup look! So I figured I should just share a few of my fave products and how I created this look for all to see!


Better Than Sex Mascara
(my favorite mascara, only need one layer)

Creaseless Concealer
(make sure not to use too much and get 2 shades lighter than your skin tone to use for contouring)

(the best coverage, not too heavy, not too light)

(I apply this first to prep my skin)

Eyebrow Pencil
(I use to fill in)

Eyebrow gel
(I use to keep shape, like a “hairspray” for your eyebrows)

(under my cheeks bones, dusted on my forehead and neck)

Eyeshadow Pallet
(theeeee best colors!)

Fave Nude Lip
(Works on any skin tone, it’s magical)

(sometimes I wear this eyeliner in brown and I add this blush in “Nectar” when feeling fancy)

The Best Office Supplies

If you’re a 3 on the Enneagram then I think you get me when I say “productivity is key.” There’s nothing that lights a fire under my booty to get stuff done like some new office supplies and a good snack (or coffee, let’s be honest). ☕️ ✏️ 📓💕
If you’re obsessed with office supplies as well, then let me introduce you to this new line from @lifewaywomen! 😍😍 It’s a line that encourages me with scripture, hymns and other quotes that keep me going throughout the day!
Nothing like combining Jesus, my favorite colors and office supplies! 😂 

Keepin' It Real

Life’s fun, ya know?
Im thankful to share a piece of mine with you over here on Instagram and for all of the friends, new and old!
But, you need to know one thing: I like to keep 👏🏼 it 👏🏼 real 👏🏼
After all, we all need to be met in our moments. Whether it’s the soiled laundry because you forgot to switch it to the dryer in time (guilty), the fight on the way to date night, the playlists with the perfect combo of rap and worship, the frozen meals put in pretty bowls so you can take credit for supper (thank you Trader Joe’s) and everything in between,
I gotchyou, girl!
Here’s to making pretty out of our mess, letting people in to see “behind the bliss” and doing all of the fun crazy moments together. 🤘🏼

Cheering On My Husband

Thomas’s dream was (and is) to fly. I didn’t know how I felt about it, all of the fears arose, I had too many questions to ask at once. But, I just knew that he lit up when he saw airplane pass by, it often occupied our supper conversation and I didn’t want to be the one to hold him back.
Lots of flights, miles and God stories later, Thomas is a pilot, accomplishing dreams and doing his thang and dang, I’m so proud and excited to be a part of it all. ✈️
Pray for your dreams!
Ask God the hard questions!
Cheer on your husband!

Remi + The Squirrel

This dog...
In case you missed it: Remi horrified me yesterday by bringing a dead squirrel into our home all while Thomas was gone. Yes, friends, you read that right. 🐶🐿
Just the other night I was squealing over a dead roach and here we are with a dead rodent (the size of a cat, I must add).
Me, a dustpan and a bucket came to the rescue all while a dear friend stayed with me on FaceTime (and documented the whole thing via screen recording). Blessed assurance.
Y’all, I can’t make this stuff up.
Cheers to real life, conquering fears, and all of the paid off hunting training. 😅
Catch the whole showdown in the newly added story highlight. 😂🙈

Behind the Bliss Podcast Pals

“God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called”

Honored to share something super special with this girl. Every week, we release a podcast episode on @behindtheblisspodcast where we talk all things funny + address the topics others may steer away from. If you listen you might say “oh dang”, “that’s good” or “me too!” all in one episode. 🖤🎧
Now we have thousands of listeners, new friends, opportunities like I would have never believed and a friendship I cherish all because this gal called me one day a few years ago and asked “do you want to start a podcast?”
Just say “yes.” Take that step, start the blog, pick up that camera, call that friend, ask that question, do that thing that you’ve always wondered about. Our God smiles and blesses our obedience even when we don’t know what the heckie we’re doing I promise.

These "Suck" - Your Top Hand Vacuum Recomendations

Thomas and I are looking for a hand vacuum to use in our home to pick up all of the little Remi hair’s around the house. The other day on Instagram, I asked you all your recommendations for Hand Vacuums and I got those and lots more! So, I figured I’d share with you what all I got!

P.S. Thomas and I have (and use everyday) the iRobot and recommend it all the time! We just want a hand vacuum to use in little corners, knick knack spots and to vacuum the car when needed!

2019 Goals!

Either you’ve moved passed your goals or you’re still in it to win it. Regardless of wherever you are, I want to remind you we don’t need firsts of the years for fresh starts. We need grace. Grace for ourselves and for others.
In efforts to get ya back to it and on the road for a healthy (spiritually, mentally, physically) “you,” I’m sharing my 2019 goals with @maryscottmercer on @behindtheblisspodcast!
We’re sharing all of the “goal” things + a little encouragement for you to get closer to yours! 🖤🎧☕️

Profesh Dress

Hi friends! We have a few new faces around here so I wanted to pop in and say I’m so glad you’re here! 

You can expect me to share things about my day/life that I think you’d find helpful! Whether it’s what’s cookin’ in the kitchen, what I just added to my wardrobe, or what’s going on in my heart, you’re invited! 

A few fun things about me:

  1. I’m a 3 on the enneagram which means I like to get shenanigans done! And other 3s around here? What’s your enneagram number? (Or are you like, “enneagram what?”)

  2. My husband and I are high school sweethearts that love to travel and snuggle our pup, Remi. 

  3. We bought our first home and are making it “ours” slowly but surely and I can’t wait to share little pieces of it with you! 

I hope you find laughter and have many “aha moments” on my little corner of the internet. If you ever have any questions, want to chat or grab coffee, just holler at me!