Rachel Awes: Psychologist, author, and art playgroundist

Day 7 of the 7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 24, 2019

I’m closing this 7 day challenge, returning to Gudrun Sjoden’s spring striped dress and pants in lyocell/spandex (that come in lots of yummy colors and I could wear daily!) along with beloved accessories I mentioned in day 2’s post.

You can also (somewhat!) see my new car that I am deeply grateful for, following the loss of my previous green friend and you can see more about that in this post: DEAR YODA 

Thank you for following along and stay tuned for the week of March 4 as I introduce 3 days of new art in time for spring!

With all my love! xox, Rachel

Day 6 of the 7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 23, 2019

Today is day 6 of the 7 day challenge to add spring to the step of our winter by wearing and sharing spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, February 18-24, 2019! The invitation is to post photos of you that delight you in places like FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and use hashtags like these so we can find and brighten one another: #7daychallenge #springinwinter #gudrunsjoden …

Along with Gudrun Sjoden’s previous season dress and leggings, I am wearing her spring sneaker in nappa that I ADORE! (It comes in 4 fabulous colors/this one is dijon!) This shoe is SO GOOD that “she” deserved her own feature!

Are you in?! All with love! xox, Rachel

Day 5 of the 7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 22, 2019

Today is day 5 of the 7 day challenge to add spring to the step of our winter by wearing and sharing spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, February 18-24, 2019! The invitation is to post photos of you that delight you in places like FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and use hashtags like these so we can find and brighten one another: #7daychallenge #springinwinter #gudrunsjoden …

I actually don’t play the piano (unless chopsticks counts or listening to piano music!)… I am playfully sitting in the atrium of an independent living facility where my mom lives and she LOVES it when guest musicians show up. In honor of spring AND my mom, I’m wearing Gudrun Sjoden’s spring citro sweater and striped dress, along with Gudrun’s scarf from a previous season, vintage jewelry, and a bracelet made by yours truly 😉

Are you in?! All with love! xox, Rachel

Day 4 of the 7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 21, 2019

Today is day 4 of the 7 day challenge to add spring to the step of our winter by wearing and sharing spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, February 18-24, 2019! The invitation is to post photos of you that delight you in places like FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and use hashtags like these so we can find and brighten one another: #7daychallenge #springinwinter #gudrunsjoden …

Today I am wearing Gudrun Sjoden’s spring line of her: citro socks, ninna leggings, and zigrid cardigan, along with her previous season dresses with pink polka dots and my all time favorite bess dress! I am so crazy for the green in these socks that I dug back out these old transparent green boots that I found online years ago to highlight them!

Are you in?! All with love! xox, Rachel

Day 3 of the 7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 20, 2019

Today is day 3 of the 7 day challenge to add spring to the step of our winter by wearing and sharing spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, February 18-24, 2019! The invitation is to post photos of you that delight you in places like FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and use hashtags like these so we can find and brighten one another: #7daychallenge #springinwinter #gudrunsjoden …

Today I am holding this lemon in celebration of Gudrun’s soft and luscious citro sweater, along with her pants in lyocell spandex, sneaker in nappa, and a darling necklace I picked up in her store 2 years ago! (along with a ring find from Italy and vintage earrings.)

Are you in?! All with love! xox, Rachel

Day 2 of 7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 19, 2019

Today is day 1 of the 7 day challenge to add spring to the step of our winter by wearing and sharing spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, February 18-24, 2019! The invitation is to post photos of you that delight you in places like FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and use hashtags like these so we can find and brighten one another: #7daychallenge #springinwinter #gudrunsjoden …

Today I have on a whole party of a spring explanation!:

Gudrun Sjoden’s spring line of: striped dress, pants in lyocell spandex, sneaker in nappa, and citro socks (& from Gudrun’s previous collections: scarf & necklace w/big blue and green circles)

AND a long necklace of bunnies made from my sweet friend Kelli May Krenz, a knit hat from another dear friend, Cindy Steen Elizondo, a bracelet hand drawn by yours truly 😉 and other vintage jewelry.

Are you in?! All with love! xox, Rachel

 

Day 1 of 7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 18, 2019

Today is day 1 of the 7 day challenge to add spring to the step of our winter by wearing and sharing spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, February 18-24, 2019! The invitation is to post photos of you that delight you in places like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and use hashtags like these so we can find and brighten one another: #7daychallenge #springinwinter #gudrunsjoden …Today I am surrounding my tutu with Gudrun’s spring line of her krusa tunic, Zigrid cardigan, and ninna leggings. Are you in?! All with love! xox, Rachel

 

7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 14, 2019

Add a spring to the step of your winter with this 7 day challenge! Me and my delightful friend and sister Gudrun Sjoden clothing ambassador, Kelly Rae Roberts, plan to wear and share spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, and hope you will join us and do the same! This will run from February 18-24 and if you are so inclined, let’s include the hashtags #7daychallenge and #springinwinter and #gudrunsjoden (in places like  Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) so we can find and brighten one another!

See you soon! xox! Rachel

I am full of both

By Rachel Awes on January 3, 2019

A few words

By Rachel Awes on December 13, 2018

A few thoughts from this corner of the world of late, with love…

A few words covering everything:

and griefs (they show up in all kinds of forms!):

and joys (our son Abe after a weekend of dance performances last weekend…the tall blonde w/glasses and our son Sam with our niece Michaela, extending many ordinary moments of kind listening…we were in a big group in a restaurant…I realize this pic has all kinds of alcohol in the background! Ha!) and continued fun with dressing up in Gudrun Sjoden clothing!:

& tonight’s FUN, co-teaching about celebrating and appreciating yourself and others with my dear friend SARK and you can see more here: http://planetsark.org/sww-open/

and last and most dearly, wishing each of you a life-giving and healthy holiday season, overflowing to forever and ever with contentment, joy, and peace. With LOVE, rachel