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    Get to Know Me (New YouTuber Q & A)

    Hello! Thank you for watching another video. Today I just wanted to share with you a bit about me and what plans I have for this channel. If you have other questions let me know!

    YouTubers I Mentioned

    Rachel Maksy: https://www.youtube.com/c/rachelmaksy

    Darling Desi: https://www.youtube.com/c/DarlingDesi

    Rachel Vinn: https://www.youtube.com/c/RachelVinn

    Morgan Long: https://www.youtube.com/c/MorganLong

    Other YouTubers I Watch

    Lucy Moon: https://www.youtube.com/c/meowitslucy

    Selena Trevino: https://www.youtube.com/c/SelenaTrevino

    Becca Watson: https://www.youtube.com/c/BeccaWatson

    Sage Lilleyman: https://www.youtube.com/c/SageLilleyman

    Simple Victoria: https://www.youtube.com/c/SimpleVictoria

    The Eyre Effect: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheEyreEffect

    Veda Corvus: https://www.youtube.com/c/iLoveYouMeryl

    Anna Shishmanov: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnaShishmanov

    Questions:

    What is your full name?

    How old are you?

    Where are you from?

    Where do you live?

    What’s your favorite thing about where you live?

    What do you do for a living?

    Pets?

    Relationship?

    Where do you go to college?

    What are your hobbies?

    What are your dislikes?

    Why should you subscribe to my channel / what is my channel going to be about?

    What is the last book you read?

    What is your favorite color?

    What’s your favorite TV show?

    Favorite food?

    What is your favorite book?

    Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?

    What is your favorite movie?

    What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

    get to know me

    I Ate like a Gilmore Girl for a Day

    Hello friends! So excited to share this video with you! I ate like a Gilmore girl for a day by cooking recipes from the new official Gilmore girls cookbook. I enjoyed making this video and hope to do more Gilmore girl content in the future. Here! Here!

    In this video:

    GG Cookbook: https://www.amazon.com/Gilmore-Girls-…

    Luke’s Diner Mug: https://bethlynndesigns.com/products/…

    Doose’s Market Tote: https://bethlynndesigns.com/collectio…

    If you would like to see more YouTube content click here.

    i ate like a gilmore girl

    Summer Clothing Haul 2022

    Hello friends and welcome back to another video. Today I am sharing not only my first haul on this channel but my first fashion-related video. I had fun filming this summer clothing haul video and am looking forward to filming more haul and fashion-related videos in the future.

    Links to items featured in the video:

    The dress, hat, and headband from the boutique are not listed on their website but they have other items available online: https://byathreadboutique.com/

    Aritzia Dress: https://www.aritzia.com/us/en/product…

    H&M Dress: https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage…

    J. Crew Linen Shorts: https://www.jcrew.com/p/BH823?color_n…

    J. Crew Linen Pants: https://www.jcrew.com/p/AY501?color_n…

    Zara Dress: https://www.zara.com/us/en/printed-mi…

    Asos Dress: https://www.asos.com/us/influence-plu…

    Asos Skirt:https://www.asos.com/us/asos-curve/as…

    Asos Bag: asos.com/us/ego/ego-woven-shoulder-bag-with-gold-hardware-in-green/prd/200211669?ctaRef=my%20orders&pdpservermvt=pdp-edge-mvt_control

    Soludos Espadrilles: https://www.soludos.com/products/laur…

    I hope you enjoyed my summer clothing haul video! For more fashion-related content click here.

    For additional YouTube videos please subscribe to my channel.

    Until next time,

    Rachel

    summer clothing haul

    Welcoming Spring | Spring Bucket List Printable!

    Welcoming Spring

    Hello everyone and welcome back to another video! 

    It might be a bit late to welcome spring since we are at the end of April but better late than never! 

    It has been pretty cold here in Pennsylvania and only recently started to feel like spring. I was finally able to plant some flowers today and last weekend was able to turn on the grill for the first time this year.

    I hope you enjoy my video of how I like to prepare for spring. How do you prepare for the changing of the season? Let me know in the comments below!

    Check out my other YouTube videos here!

    Welcoming Spring Free Spring Bucket List Printable

    To download your spring bucket list printable click HERE.

    Book Haul | Winter 2022

    Hello Friends! Thank you for checking out my first-ever book haul video! I am so excited to be sharing with you all of the fun books I purchased at the end of 2021.

    Books in This Haul:
    The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor by Lucy Weston
    A Field Guide to Wild Mushroom in Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic
    The Farmhouse Cookbook by Sarah Mayor
    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
    A Literary Holiday Cookbook by Alison Walsh
    How to Read Nature by Tristan Gooley
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    The Curious Nature Guide by Clare Walker Leslie
    Secret Medicines from Your Garden by Ellen Evert Hopman
    The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey
    The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton

    I hope you enjoyed this book haul video! If you are interested in viewing my other YouTube video posts click here!

    Until next time,

    Rachel

    Fire Cider Recipe

    Hello! A few days ago I posted a new video on my channel on how to make fire cider using an adaption of Rosemary Gladstar’s recipe.

    Below you will find the ingredients I used to create my fire cider.

    Ingredients:
    2 – 4 Tbsp Fresh Turmeric Root
    2 – 4 Tbsp Fresh Ginger Root
    2 – 4 Tbsp Horseradish Root
    1 – 2 Lemons
    1 Onion
    1 Whole Head of Garlic
    2 – 4 Jalapenos

    Optional Ingredients:
    Rosemary
    Burdock Root
    Black Pepper
    Cayenne Peppers/Powder
    Sage

    I hope you enjoy the video and the recipe.

    Until next time,

    Rachel

    PS. If you are interested in other video posts you can check them out here!

    My Favorite Books of 2021!

    Favorite Books of 2021

    Hello friends! I am sharing another YouTube video that goes over my favorite books of 2021!

    I read a total of 29 books this coming at one shy of my goal to read 30. Ugh so close.

    In the video, I got over about 10 of my favorite reads from 2021 with my top three favorites at the end of the video.

    Below is the full list of books I discuss in the video and don’t forget to follow me on Goodreads to see the other books I read in 2021.

    If you are interested in other books I reviewed on this blog click here.

    Favorite Books of 2021 List:

    • The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey
    • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerors Stone by J.K. Rowling
    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
    • Anne Boylen: 500 Years of Lies by Hailey Nolan
    • The City Bakers Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
    • Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell
    • The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell
    • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

    Thanks for checking out another post!

    Until next time,

    Rachel

    Cozy Snow Day Vlog

    Hello! I wanted to share my cozy snow day vlog!

    cozy snow day

    I had a work holiday in January and coincidently there was a big snowstorm that came through so I decided to enjoy my snow day.

    I hope you enjoy the video and don’t forget to check out my full YouTube channel here!

    Winter Home Decor Tour 2021

    Winter Home Decor Tour 2021

    Hello All! Today’s post is going to be a bit different as this year I am showcasing my winter home decor tour 2021 as a YouTube video!

    I went for a cottagecore, mushroom, forest theme for this year’s decorations. Addtionally, my decorations are completely non-Christmas-themed since we do not celebrate Christmas but celebrate Yule/winter solstice instead.

    We don’t even have a Christmas or Yule tree, but that is mostly due to the fact that we do not have any room in our apartment to put one up!

    One day I hope to have a home where I can put up a beautiful and delicious-smelling real pine tree.

    I like to put my decorations up mid-December, right before the solstice, and leave them up until the end of February when I start noticing the shift in nature that spring is upon us.

    Joann Fabrics had a lot of mushroom vibe winter decor this year and I could not resist!

    I am really happy with how it turned and love how simple and minimal it looks.

    If you would like to see previous years’ decorations click here.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my new YouTube channel for additional vlog and seasonal content.

    Thanks for watching my Winter Home Decor Tour and happy holiday!

    -Rachel

    August 2021 Monthly Favorites

    August 2021 Monthly Favorites

    Hello and welcome to the August 2021 monthly favorites! 

    Although it is still incredibly hot and humid here in Pittsburgh, summer is coming to an end.

    I am looking forward to cooler weather and of course, I am ecstatic for the spooky season!

    This past month I tried to fit in all the summer activities I didn’t get to do yet this year.

    Alas, I wasn’t able to fit in mini-golf or a trip to the forest but I can try for that in September.

    Keep reading to discover my August 2021 monthly favorites. Click here to read the monthly favorites archive.

    Movies/ TV Shows:

    The Tudors – This is one of my all-time favorite shows and the show that got me into Tudor and English history in the first place!

    I was feeling the urge for some good old Henry VIII and started watching the series for possibly the 10th time through. I’ve watched it too many times to count.

    Wolf Hall – Another rewatch! Clearly, I was in the mood for Tudor England this month between my show and book choices.

    I had previously watched Wolf Hall before but decided to give it another try and enjoyed it much more the second time.

    Book: 

    Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies by Hayley Nolan – Continuing on with my month of Tudor England I decided to read a book on Anne Boleyn. This book came out a few years ago and has been on my to be read for a while.

    It was defiantly not what I expected from a history book.

    Nolan wrote her book in an expose style which I found really refreshing compared to other history books that can lull you to sleep. I specifically enjoyed her frequent use of British slang.

    Food/Drinks:

    Peach Panzanella Salad

    Cinnamon in Coffee – I started putting cinnamon in my coffee to get some of the health benefits from the spice and found it was the perfect pre pumpkin spice drink

    La Prima Coffee – La Prima has been a Pittsburgh coffee staple for a long time but I just recently decided to give them a try and am so glad I did because their coffee is fantastic!

    End of Summer Peaches – We have been getting peaches in our CSA and they have been so juicy, delicious, and full of flavor! I like adding them to salads and just eating them plain with a good slice of cheese!

    Ginger Cookie and Red Velvet Cake

    Summer Activities:

    County Fair – At the beginning of the month my boyfriend and our friend Matt went to the Washington County fair. We walked through the barns looking at all the show animals the locals brought and watched some of the demolition derby. It was a nice way to spend a cool summer evening.

    Getting Ice Cream – I’ve been living in Pittsburgh for 13 years now and just now found the best ice cream! We went to Antneys which has homemade ice cream with flavors that rotate daily. Hands down some of the best ice cream I have ever had in my life!

    Going for Walks – This has been an incredibly hot and humid summer which has made it very unpleasant to go outside. Recently it’s been getting cooler in the evenings so the boyfriend and I have been able to get back to our evening walks.

    Thanks for Reading My August 2021 Monthly Favorites!

    If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to check out the monthly favorites archive. Make sure to check back next month for my September favorites!

    Until next time,

    Rachel