Rachel Awtrey

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Keep dreamin’ 🤘🏼
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Let me tell you a quick story.
About 2 years ago, right after we got married, Thomas had a dream to become a pilot.
We sold a lot of what we had, lived on pb&js + potato chips, and would ride his motorcycle to the end of the runway at a tiny local airport and watch planes fly over us.


Fast forward a few years later filled with other’s generosity, Thomas’s discipline and countless “God stories,” Thomas is a private pilot and able to fly us to places we’d like to visit. 


I’m not telling you this to show ya how cool (and hot) my husband is (even though he is) I’m telling you to point every mile in the air, every flight pre-check, every time we put on our seatbelts and head down the runway back to the Ultimate Promise Maker and Promise Keeper. 


It wasn’t on our timing and it didn’t happen the way we would have liked at every point, and our journey isn’t even finished - but friends, He will fulfill the promises and desires He has planted in you.


So maybe you feel like your dreams are financially, logistically, physically impossible + hopeless. But we serve a God bigger than our hang ups and bigger than our dreams. He created them and He tells us this... 


“that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6


Keep dreamin’ 🤘🏼

8.28 Boutique + PROMO CODE

Let’s just take a sec to 😍 over this top from @8.28boutique! They have the cutest selection on their online boutique and I snagged a few pieces I can’t wait to show y’all (including this brunt red top that’s PERFECT for the transition into Fall!) 

Use the code RACHEL15 for 15% off of your purchase from 8.28 Boutique!

Karama Bags + PROMO CODE

I have found a staple we all must have (for more reasons that "it's just cute").
The Amahara Tote from @karamacollection is the perfect size for carrying your necessities + is REAL leather and is crafted by women lead groups in Ethiopia. I love women supporting women so of course, I was on the train with this business and all they're doing to spread Truth to all people. 

Use the code “RACHEL15” site wide at @karamacollection for 15% off!!

My bag is the Medium Amahara Tote in "Cognac"

Summer Beauty Faves
 
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Tarte Pearl Glow

Great for an on the go whitening session. If you have a big date, a wedding to attend, maybe just to brush up after a coffee date with a friend, this is a great solution. Simply twist the bottom for the solution to be released onto the brush and swipe over teeth. It feels silly but you just have to smile until it dries (45 seconds - 1 minute) and then continue throughout your day. I like to brush my teeth afterwards because I don't like the texture but either with do!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

I've been looking for a moisturizer that doesn't 1. sit on my dry skin and stay and 2. doesn't make my skin too greasy. I just need the right amount of hydration. I use Beautycounter's Countermatch moisturizer for my face but my forehead needs a little bit more attention,. This Repair cream works miracles! Truly! Also, it's super affordable!!

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

I use this as lotion on the tops of my legs and near my "bum bum" to help tighten and firm. Seriously, I know it sounds a little nuts, I can see/feel the difference. Great to swipe on before the pool, lake or beach!

Rose Water Spray

Another great help for my dry skin out here in Northern California! I spray this on my fresh face after the shower, before applying makeup and after my nighttime routine. It's wonderful! The fresh smell of rose wakes me up! If you want to take it to another level, store it in the fridge to make it a fresh cool feel when you get in from the summer heat!

Highlighter + Bronzer Stick

I mean, a lifesaver when I want to either spend time doing my makeup or run out the door. I apply a little of the bronzer on the sides of my nose, the corners of my forehead and below my cheekbones and blend with my middle and pointer finger. For the highlighter, I apply it on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose. If I'm wearing lip stick, I also apply it on my cupid's bow.

 

In Portland

Portland’s quirky but not super weird, colorful but still tasteful and has the perfect blend of local favorites and classics when it comes to shopping.
Seriously, you must add Portland to your bucket list if it’s not already there.

A shortsleeve sweater (like this one) is perfect for this misty + foggy, chilly summer weather. I don’t mind the rain when it means I can wear my favorite rain boots 🙌🏻

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My Airport Outfit
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Safe and sound in PORTLAND! So excited about venturing around a new city with a close gal friend of mine! 

If you’re going on a trip soon, you NEED to know about Barefoot Dreams sweaters. They’re the softest sweater you could ever imagine which makes the perfect loungewear for a flight. These leggings have side pockets for holding your phone, boarding pass and ID. Genius! + gotta have those tennis shoes in case you need to run to your next flight.