We Are Family…

Hi folks
I am currently in the middle of one of the worst weeks….ever.
Running a business in a recession is the hardest thing i have ever had to do. This all might sound a bit random -sorry.

In these tough times its family that keep you going…

Colourful bunch arent we 

“cccccoooooooooowwwwwwwwws, mooooooooooo”

We are family 🙂

All i feel like doing right now is wrapping myself in my duvet and hiding from the world. I dont feel like wearing pretty dresses and nice shoes. I want to wear pj’s and eat Nutella out of the jar.
The next few weeks may be very hard.
I’m going to try and continue getting up and at least getting dressed each day.
And if you dont see me within a week….send for help, the tracksuit brigade may have gotten me;)

Take care lovelies and really hope to be back with positive news and happy dresses soon.
Ps send good thoughts for my little business wont you… the more the better. Some good thoughts right now, could go a long way.

PPS these photos were taken about 3 weeks ago when we didn’t have torrential rain and i was still relatively sane :-/


  1. September 27, 2012 / 4:11 pm

    I hear ya, sister! "I want to wear pj's and eat Nutella out of the jar." << I'm pretty sure you liked my peanut butter picture on Instagram yesterday. That would have been Nutella if I had any. Hugs to you dear.


    • September 28, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      lol, nutella, peanut butter, either way is fine for me! Glad things are looking up for you hun xxx and Thank you!! *hugs*

  2. September 27, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    Maybe take a day to wear track suits and eat nutella? I hear ya! Life can be rough..hang in there!

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      it can cant it! I will keep on going, 'cos lets face it, we;re women, thats what we do 😉 xxx thank you lovely!xxx

  3. September 27, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    We are in the same boat, my dear! I understand completely. It is SO hard to maintain when self employed a lot of the time. I live from day to day financially, too, and it can be maddening. The tracksuit brigade already got to me. I've eaten all the nutella and bananas. I haven't combed my hair in two days. Working away and willing it to pay off! I really hope things look up for you soon! I know how stressful it can all be and sometimes some small positive news can turn things around. (Well, enough to be able to function at least.) You're in my heart!

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:22 pm

      Uck, its the worst isnt it! i am sending my most positive thoughts your way too! and here's to a non stressy weekend!! xxx*hugs*

  4. September 27, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    Oh goodness, that sounds really stressful to be owning a business- will pray! On a positive note, your family look lovely- the kiddies have inherited your good looks! I really like your outfit, lovely Autumnal colours!

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:24 pm

      thanks so much kezzie! will keep ploughing on. And yehh, theyre a cute bunch. im a lucky girl :)xx

  5. September 27, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Oh darling.. I'm so sorry you're struggling. I can only imagine how tough it is running a business in this climate. I really really hope things pick up for you. You and your blog always bring a smile to my face. I had a feeling you weren't your usual self at the moment. I'm thinking of you xxxx

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:25 pm

      Thanks so much alex. If we lived closer i can picture me coming round for a cuppa and a chat! But ive said it before, we are women we are special, we keep going!! xxxx *hugs*

  6. September 27, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    Hi Rach, those piccies are really lovely. Hope you are doing ok, thinking of you,

    Love Stel xx

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:25 pm

      thanks stel., will give u a text soon… bloody awful week! hope youre ok!! xxx

  7. September 27, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    Giving you all the love, support, prayers and good thoughts I can my sis. Hang in there, it will all be fine. Pinky promise 🙂

    x x x x

  8. September 28, 2012 / 1:03 am

    I KNOW how you feel Rachel. Good luck and keep getting dressed – sometimes putting on something nice, or even just adding some jewellery is the best way I know how to raise my spirits. xx

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you Kelly. And you're so right. i need to raise my spirits and maybe a pretty dress will do just that xxx

  9. September 28, 2012 / 1:26 am

    Aw, Rachel, I hope things get better. I work in the law, which has been hit hard by the down economy. I don't take paychecks for granted, that's for sure.

    The orange and blue are so beautiful together, and so is your family. Plus, I'm always a sucker for a style blogger's pooch pic 😛

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Lynne, thanks so much. yes this economy is so tough right now. i could talk your ears off all day about our struggles as a business right now and how there just doesnt seem to be a way out of this recession (that is still totally here, regardless of the governments statistics!) But i wont, lol.
      Yeh classic pooch shot for sympathy LOL!!!
      Have a great weekend! xxx

  10. September 28, 2012 / 6:21 am

    I'm sorry things are so tough lovely, hoping they pick up asap x

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you laura, keeping everything crossed right now! xxx

  11. September 28, 2012 / 6:37 am

    I actually was eating a spoonful of nutella as I read this post… I kid you not!
    Hang in there and keep appreciating your family 🙂

  12. September 28, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    no way??!! have one for me wont ya! family are everything… reason to get up in the morning and keep going right?
    Have a great weekend! xxx

  13. September 28, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    You have 3 childre???Amazing. You look like a little girl yourself.
    Such a wonderful bunch all of you
    I know there are tough times, but you are together, and healthy, and you have Nutella, lol.
    I need to see you in pretty dresses, so when you feel like doing a post in your jamies eating nuttela think of me, hehehehehe.
    Sending light, good energy and fashionable thoughts.

    • September 28, 2012 / 2:46 pm

      LOL!two are my wonderful step children and Neo is mine 🙂 and honestly i still feel like a young girl most of the time (even if the wrinkles are saying otherwise haha!) Thank you so much, you are always an inspiration and your kind thoughts make me super happy!! xxxx Ps i will most definitely be back with dresses soon as to not let you down!;)xxx

  14. September 29, 2012 / 7:35 am

    Sending good vibes your way! In sure a snuggle with Neo will make you feel loads better! Xo

  15. September 29, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    I'm so sorry to hear things aren't going too well on the work front! sending you loads of positive vibes and loving your gorgeous family, pooch and all! x

  16. September 29, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    Aw I totally know how you feel 🙁 Hope things start looking up for you!! On the bright side your family is SO lovely! Beautiful kids and super cute dog! You're looking gorgeous as always too! Love the layers and your hair! (I can't stop wearing milkmaid braids lately)


  17. September 30, 2012 / 7:32 am

    Hi Rachel,
    I'm sorry to hear things aren't going great. I'm sending you lots of positive vibes and I hope your ok 🙂

  18. September 30, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    Sending all positive vibes. We've been in a similar situation and my OH is now working for someone else – not as satisfying but there are always options…

  19. October 1, 2012 / 8:36 am

    I am a little late in posting this but do try to stay positive. i know it is hard but it will at some point get better. Every business is struggling and all we can do is give it our all and show people what we are made of.

    Huge hugs

    X x

  20. October 1, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Oh, Rachel I will be praying for you and your family's business. The recession is horrible in the US, too unfortunately. I wish so many people weren't having such huge monetary difficulties right now. Myself and my own parents included. My parents have their own A/C, heating and refrigeration business. Needless to say they were always so well off in their business until about four years ago. Now they're barely making ends meet or just enough to get by. I feel so horrible and always pray for them and everyone else in the same boat.
    Y'all will make it through this. Just keep smiling, and yes, the key is to make yourself feel great on the outside and it will transcend into how you feel on the inside, even if it's just a little. Sometimes a little goes a long way. Hugs and kisses from New Jersey! xoxo

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