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Summer Faves! with Emily and Rachel | Episode 238

June 28, 2023

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Welcome back to another exciting episode of Real Talk with Rachel, the show where we dive deep into all things life-related. In this special edition, we’re switching gears and embracing the carefree spirit of summer. Join Rachel and Real Talk team member, Emily, as they engage in a fun-filled girl chat about their favorite summer finds, binge-worthy shows, home organization hacks, sizzling hot takes on books and swimsuits, and so much more! Get ready for a lighthearted and entertaining episode that will add some extra sunshine to your summer days.

  1. Amazon Finds that Rock Our World:

Rachel and Emily kick off the conversation by sharing their top Amazon finds that have revolutionized their summer routines. From swimsuits that are actually flattering, stylish sun hats, and shorts that don’t ride up your rear, they discuss their must-have items for a perfect summer day. Whether you’re planning a beach getaway or hosting a backyard barbecue, these Amazon gems will elevate your summer game.

  1. Binge-Worthy Shows for Lazy Days:

Nothing beats the relaxing days of summer spent binge-watching your favorite TV shows. Rachel and Emily spill the beans on the shows that have kept them glued to their screens this season. From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies and addictive reality shows, they offer a variety of recommendations for every taste. So grab your snacks, snuggle up on the couch, and prepare for some serious TV talk!

  1. Home Organization Systems to Beat the Heat:

Summer is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start. Rachel and Emily share their tried-and-true home organization hacks that will help you beat the heat and keep your living space tidy. Whether it’s decluttering your wardrobe, creating a meal prep system, or implementing a cleaning routine, these tips will make your summer days more productive and stress-free.

  1. Hot Takes on Books and Swimsuits:

As avid readers, Rachel and Emily dish out their hot takes on the latest books that have captured their attention. From captivating page-turners to thought-provoking literary fiction and breezy beach reads, they offer an eclectic mix of recommendations for your summer reading list. And of course, no summer discussion would be complete without sharing their opinions on the most stylish and flattering swimsuits that are making a splash this season.

  1. Fun and Frivolous Summer Activities:

Finally, Rachel and Emily discuss their favorite fun and frivolous activities that have brought joy to their summer days. From picnics in the park to outdoor movie nights and spontaneous road trips, they share their ideas for creating unforgettable summer memories. They also encourage listeners to step out of their comfort zones and embrace the carefree spirit of the season. If you haven’t already, listen in on the “Summer Bucketlist Episode” for more ideas!

On this episode of Real Talk with Rachel, we’ve enjoyed a refreshing change of pace by indulging in some lighthearted girl chat about our favorite summer things. From Amazon finds to binge-worthy shows, home organization systems, and summer reads, Rachel and Emily have covered it all. We hope this episode has brought a smile to your face and inspired you to embrace the joy and frivolity of the season. Remember to make the most of your summer, take time to relax, and surround yourself with the things that bring you happiness. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes of Real Talk with Rachel, where we dive into a wide range of topics to help you live your best life!

our summer favorites

Reese Witherspooon’s booklist

Cutie swimsuit from amazon

H&M shoes for boys

Abide study

Method body deodorant – coconut rice milk she abutter

Amazon sunnies

Amazon set


Blooming jelly amazon shorts

Dibs beauty stick

Merit complexion

Mocktail Recipe

Silo on Apple TV+

Coral Reef Swim Traveler Top

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the summer of 2023, Behind the Bliss Podcast was rebranded to the new title Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey. Some information and links may have changed since recording this episode.

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