Rachel Dolecheck

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So here’s a story about a sandwich. The best sandwich ever in history of sandwiches according to 5-6 people. Also known as Tina. I literally just made that up while deciding to write this post.

It’s about a famous sandwich that I make, of course. And just to be clear only 5-6 people have been graced with the opportunity to try it. I first made this bad boy in high school. I think it was sophomore year (but also bad memory). I used to only eat at home during the summer, and it was either frozen pizza/pizza rolls, quesadillas, or my famous sandwich.

Either my mom or dad would occasionally bring home the most amazing bread from the grocery. I’m talking that Italian bakery bread. The bread that doesn’t even need butter.

Anywho, I decided to use the delicious bread to make my most amazing sandwich (however I’m open and have used multiple types of bread – per my photo of wheat bread).

I thought I’d just go through the steps for any of those 5-6 people that might be wondering what the mystery behind the best sandwich in the history of sandwiches is.

Step 1: Gather ingredients (this depends on your preference) I use –

  • Bread
  • Turkey
  • Swiss cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Bacon
  • Honey mustard and/or chipotle sauce

Step 2: Begin cooking bacon (but only if you like bacon of course).

Step 3: Toast bread. Now this depends on the type of bread you have. Regular old sandwich bread, throw that in the toaster, but the Italian goodness (a delicacy) goes in the oven on broil for about 5-6 min.

Step 4: Fire up your turkey in the delicious bacon grease. I mean my goodness. My mouth is watering just thinking about this masterpiece of a sandwich. Now the key here is to clean some of that grease out of pan, yet leaving just enough to cook your turkey slices with. Depending on how hungry you are, start with about 4 slices (sometimes 4 and 1/2 if you’re feeling crazy) on your pan. Cook on low for about 5 min. Now, flip and add your cheese on top of the turkey until its melting deliciously down the sides.

Step 5: CHECK YOUR BREAD! Don’t let that baby burn.

Step 6: I am assuming you have taken out your bread and now time to physically make this bad boy. Put your turkey and melted cheese directly on your toasted bread, add the bacon and lettuce, and drizzle your secret sauce (I have been loving chipotle mayo lately) on your other naked piece of bread.

7. Let sit for… just kidding, eat that baby as soon as it’s made and let it burn the hell out of your mouth because it’s just that good.

And that’s on periodt.

-R

These past few weeks have been confusing to say the least. And the past few days I have felt more anxiety than I have in years. I’m not sure if it’s because of the unknown, or the fact that I can’t really go home during this time of panic. However, I continually look back to this beautiful photo (shown above) and feel the calmness it brought me on the day I took it.

So you see, the day this photo was taken, I was on my way to see my long distance boyfriend, missed my flight, and felt like I just flat out ruined the day.

Well spoiler alert, the day wasn’t ruined. It was actually almost perfect. I had the most amazing Lyft driver who was calming, full of positive energy, and had the most encouraging words. I have always been a firm believer in the saying “everything happens for a reason” yet I never really seem to practice it.

It wasn’t until Katyria, my lovely driver, told me just that. While I was panicking, forcing back tears, and not knowing if I was going to have to buy a completely new flight, she said “everything happens for a reason babe, but don’t worry we’re going to get you there on time.”

I knew the moment I stepped in the car we wouldn’t make it, but she gave me some positive hope (and just for kicks, I was literally 5 min too late, which is quite impressive considering I woke up 30 min before my flight left).

Anyways, it wasn’t until this moment of peace and serenity that I realized she was completely right. Everything does happen for a reason, and while these times are so confusing and unpredictable, we are all here for a reason and we all have some sort of plan. Most of us (including me) have no idea what that plan is, but we can try to go with the flow and enjoy every bit of life we can get.

That’s it for today, but stay tuned because I promise I have lots of blog ideas in this very weird time of social distancing.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and always be happy, my loves.

-R

Working and going to school in the NYC metro area is all fun and games until you take a bogus part-time job in between semesters and your hours basically get cut in half. And by half I mean I have the next 13 days off so I have found myself doing absolutely anything and everything to keep myself busy. With one week down of figuring out what to do when you have nothing to do, I thought I’d report my best findings (for anyone who might find themself in the same situation or just needs a good laugh).

First things first, you are going to have a lotttt of free time. This means no more excuses. Go exercise, do your skincare routine, and clean your room. But seriously, skincare. Do it. Every day, twice a day. Actually do all of these things whether you have time off or not. Don’t listen to me. Be the organized, healthy queen you know you are.

With all this free time, might as well try and make some money because you’re already broke. So go ahead and list your entire closet on Poshmark and Depop. It keeps you busy and more money in your pocket. Check out some of my newest listings below because I actually haven’t sold anything in this hard time of not having anything to do.

Another fun activity to do is learn a new skill (if you’re into that sort of thing). There are surprisingly tons of free videos on graphic design, computer programming, and communication skills. You can even take it to the next level and learn to cook a bomb ass meal. In case you were wondering, I have not taken it to the next level, but see below some of my finest, amateur work.

With the lack of income, you might as well spend your money only on necessities (aka groceries and coffee, of course). Explore different coffee shops in your area, write a blog post on your favorite ones, and rate who has the best muffins.

On days when you feel like being a hermit, read a book, drink some tea, or photograph absolutely everything in your apartment in the most satisying ways possible. Many photos were taken, but these were the ones that made the cut.

Lastly, and probably the fan favorite is to binge some Netflix shows. But only at night because you are a hardworking, independent woman/man who needs Vitamin D and human interaction. Anyways, some binge-worthy shows I have watched recently are You, Good Girls, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

In conclusion, if this is what being a housewife is like, I want absolutely no part in it. Find a good, honest job and always have a backup plan when things go a little unexpected.

I hope you all enjoyed my segment on what to do when you have nothing do. 😛

-R

One year ago I met my bestest friend, the love of my life, and my ultimate partner in crime. I’m a bit late to posting (because life), but Feb 15th was by far one of the greatest days of my life. The moment I met him, I knew. Everyone says that annoying saying “when you know, you know” but I am here to testify that is 100% accurate. I knew I would fall in love the moment I was greeted me with that tight hug. The funny thing is I almost bailed that weekend. I was so close, but my gut told me to go and have fun for once in my life. So I did, and I haven’t looked back since.

Ever since the day we met, we have shared secrets, childhood memories, hobbies, annoyances, and created our own very idiotic secret language. But that’s what you do when you love someone. You become a person you never thought you could be. Happy, motivated, positive, and most importantly a loving human.

I firmly believe everyone has someone for them and everyone will go through something somewhat terrible before they find the perfect partner. Love happens when you least expect it. It happens after you feel like love doesn’t even exist. After you have gone through a relationship filled with emotional torture, lying, cheating and everything in between. It’s there waiting for you when you finally decide to move on and leave the past behind. Getting over someone you thought you loved seems impossible, but after few too many self care books, moving 1,600 miles away (this isn’t for everyone, but it helps), and focusing on yourself for once in your life, it happens. The hurt, the anger, and the worst memories finally go away. And if you try hard enough, you’re left with only the best memories from what seems like a past life.

Your moment is coming. Whether that moment is a new job, relationship, or city. Love is waiting for you in so many different ways. Love is screaming for you to come find it. I like to think I am lucky for finding the most amazing human being, but I’m not. Fate just happened into my life.

And per my last blog, everything happens for a reason. 😉

-R

First of all, happy new year. It’s freaking 2020. I mean that sounds unreal. We are living in a world with the ultimate internet chaos, new inventions happening every day (for instance, period panties. yeah, don’t ask), and people spending hours on end to create a 30 sec video hoping it goes viral. Yet, I have loved every second of this crazy year and can only hope 2020 brings just as much laughter, love, and adventure.

So with a new year that means new resolutions, right? Some people don’t believe in them. I, however, think they are wonderful and fun and something everyone should take part in. I mean why start a new year with zero goals, right? So read below if you want the ultimate inspo, maybe to shed a tear, and realize this new year is all about you and your aspirations.

My Greatest Intentions for 2020

  1. Figure out a way to incorporate avocado into every meal. 🥑
  2. Learn how to drink coffee at home.
  3. Get rid of my apartment mouse who refuses to pay rent. 🐀
  4. Do more double chin exercises.
  5. Find other shows to watch other than Chopped and New Girl.
  6. Pet more doggies and wave at more babies.
  7. In 2020, I will stop buying chocolate chips just to eat the entire bag.
  8. This one might be the hardest, but I will clean up my kitchen the same night I dirty it…
  9. In very much contrast to #2 I will explore every single coffee shop in NYC. So far, three down – 46,953 more to go.
  10. Last but not least, give Matthew more kithes. 🥰🥰🥰

I hope I made at least one person laugh (besides my boyfriend) and I hope at least one person thinks about making their resolutions fun instead of so typical. In all seriousness, happy new year and happy Jan 7. I will add posting a blog post on time to my list as well.

All for now, loves.

-R

Okay, okay. I know. I have been off my game lately. School, work, and life get in the way sometimes, but a friendly soul gave me the push to get back to my blogging space and create some great content.

I originally started this blog for me and my love of fashion. So here we are with my idea of fall trends. In other words – I wanted to showcase some of my favorite fall pieces this year that I use to really bring an outfit together.

First we have the classic over-sized blazer suit. This is actually one of my wardrobe favorites at the moment because it is truly so iconic. The plaid stands out in an interview, at work, or if you’re just walking the streets in SoHo. I promise someone will compliment your style if you have on a funky suit. I bought this set from Modcloth.com but the label is Rolla’s. It’s comfy, the perfect amount of oversized, and so easy to dress up or down.

PS – if you really bad, you will mix and match your plaids. Now that’s a look. Maybe.. coming soon?

Next I want to spotlight my favorite accessory at the moment – bucket hats. They are honestly everything I have ever wanted and more. It gives an outfit a cool, edgy vibe even if you are one of the most uncool people ever (aka me). Both bucket hats pictured were purchased from Urban Outfitters.

Although this next outfit was technically my Halloween look, it is probably the number 1 fall trend for anyone – a chic all black outfit. I was your typical witch for Halloween, but I found so much joy in wearing all black without feeling basic. This baby doll dress is from Zara, and it actually made me feel the least amount of basic. I added the layered necklaces to pull the whole look together and immediately wanted to wear this outfit for the rest of the year.

Next trend that some people probably hate is pairing a fun pair of socks with any shoe in your closet. Its funky and risky, but that’s what fashion is all about. I personally love pairing socks with just about any shoe I own because if you know me, you know I have an obsession with my shoes. This way I can wear some of my summer sandals in the winter and feel great about it. Someone once said “Socks with sandals will always be cute, and I don’t care what anyone says.” I will hold onto that statement for the rest of my life, and I challenge anyone reading to try this trend regardless what your uneducated fashion friends might say.

Ultimately, dress however you want, but always dress to impress. Feeling unmotivated and lazy one day? Throw on a big sweater and jeans and add a popping lip color. Never settle for a man, and never settle your outfits, ladies and gentleman.

That’s it for today’s fashion trends. I hope this post inspires someone to step out of their comfort zone and take some fashion risks. 🙂

-R

With summer being un officially over, I wanted to dedicate a post to some of my favorite outfits. This past summer was filled with adventure, fashion, love, and whole lot of work. Although I did work a ton, I’m thankful for my job that allows me to dress expressively. Of course we have a dress code, but I am always able to find creative ways to incorporate my style into work appropriate outfits.

This summer consisted of sneakers, midi skirts, dresses, and a much needed haircut. Commuting to work every day ultimately means comfort but make it fashion. And lets be honest, skirts/dresses are the best way to make that happen. I can’t begin to describe to amount of days I threw on a dress or skirt because I was too lazy to pick out an intricate outfit.

Above are some of my favorite outfits that honestly don’t take a lot of effort. I am the absolute worst at overthinking outfits. I try to plan out what I’m going to wear the night before, but life happens and I can’t always do that. These are for the mornings I’m rushing to get ready (which is about 90% of the time). It’s easy, comfortable, and always fashionable.

I told you I wore skirts and dresses all summer, but these above outfits are for my vintage moments. I love a good vintage find and luckily there’s a shop on nearly every corner. Recycled fashion is becoming a global trend not only good for your closet, but for the environment as well. ♡

This last set of outfits are for all the times I actually wore pants. My absolute favorite casual look is when I throw on my Target overalls. There are so many different ways to wear them, and they’re so comfortable. If you can’t tell, I’m all about fashionable comfort especially when it’s 90 degrees outside.

I’m not ready to accept the fact that summer is over, but fall brings in sweater weather, boots, and more midi skirts! I can’t wait to incorporate most of these summer outfits into fall/winter because anything is truly possible when is comes to fashion.

School has started back so study hard, always dress to impress, and never forget what your goal is. Whoever might be reading, I hope you have a wonderful day!

-R