Rachel and her family are new to the Coastal Bend. They moved here last fall from a small town north of Austin where they lived for the last 10 years. Rachel is a part time pharmacist and a full time mom of 3! Her faith in Jesus and her love of family are the cornerstones of her life. Originally an Okie, she has a bachelors degree from Oklahoma State (Go Pokes!) and a Pharm D from Southwestern Oklahoma State. She works a few days a month as a relief pharmacist for a retail pharmacy chain and as an author for a company that sells pharmacy study materials. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2005 and stays busy with their 6 and 4 year old boys, their 18 month old baby girl, and their 3 dogs. Rachel and her family LOVE the beach and all the activities that come along with it! She also loves to craft, scrapbook, decorate, party plan, on-line bargain shop, travel, and garden. Rachel is a big fan of sunshine, Mexican food, organization, and Diet Coke. She feels very blessed in this life and is excited to be a part of CCMB!
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Seashell hunting: The perfect low key family outing

My family and I are new residents of the Coastal Bend having relocated from a small town north of Austin back in October of 2017. We decided to move here because we love the beach...
christmas traditions CCMB

Sharing our Christmas Traditions :: Rachel

My family loves Christmas.  We look forward to it every year and part of the reason we love it so much is because of our traditions.  Here are 3 of my favorites! 1. Having a...

No mantle? No problem! || DIY Stocking Hanger

This summer my family moved into our new home.  I love most everything about our new house EXCEPT for the fact that it does not have a fireplace or a mantle. Deep sigh.  The builder that...
Thankful for motherhood CCMB

Thankful for Motherhood

When I think about what I'm thankful for, all of the usual suspects come to mind: family, friends, a happy marriage, health, safety, stability, the list goes on.  But this year, the word motherhood...

Tips for Surviving Flu Season – from a Pharmacist and Mom of 3!

As a registered pharmacist and a mom of 3, dealing with flu season is a big part of my life personally and professionally.  At work and at home I strive to do all I...

Worth it Wednesday: Chalk Paint!

Crafting is one of my all time favorite things to do.  I especially like painting and repurposing items that are out dated or just need a little face lift.  Enter CHALK PAINT.  Guys, if you are...

Feeding the Family: A quick and easy favorite fall soup recipe!

Happy fall y'all!  Despite the continued 90 degree weather, my pumpkin décor is out and my favorite fall soup is on the stove!  Here is how I make it: Homemade Mexican chicken soup - yummmmm!   Ingredients: About...

The school pick-up line blues: a short poem describing the daily occurrence.

The School Pick Up Line Blues A Short Poem By Rachel Almond Oh elementary school pick-up line, how I loathe you. You're basically a slow-moving, chaotic zoo. Moms start lining up an HOUR before school is out. What in the...

Five fun date night ideas for fall!

Who is ready for fall?? Um, I feel like EVERYONE.  To me, fall means the possibility of cooler weather, time to get back into a school routine, and of course all things pumpkin!  It...

Holding and Already Missing My Baby

As I sit here holding my precious baby girl, somehow I already miss her.  Sure, she’s still little, but she’s no longer the tiny baby I brought home from the hospital. She walks, she talks,...