Rachael Rahrig

Rachael is an old soul with a passion for great stories, and the people that tell them. Mom to Titus, age 4, Rachael married her high school sweetheart, Andrew, nine years ago, and life has taken them on some wild, beautiful rides since. Originally from the Midwest, they have relocated to three different states in the last four years, living in South Tampa since the spring of 2017. A homeschool graduate, Rachael holds a bachelors degree in communications & political science and is a former PR pro. During downtime, she enjoys classic films and literature, history, great food, design, working with service organizations, and being active. You can follow Rachael’s personal blog at FreshlyMintedLiving.com.
Favorite Vintage Destinations in Tampa Bay

Favorite Vintage Destinations in Tampa Bay

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Mocktail recipes fit for a Queen

Mocktail Recipes fit for a Queen

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T with painting - Processing Pain through the Arts

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I haven’t always appreciated the arts, but fortunately, I have a wife who has. In 2012, she brought me to our first art show, “Beauty and the Pain”, by a family friend and professional...
Junior League of Tampa KITK

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Junior League of Tampa

It is rare and wonderful to find a group of like-minded people dedicated to supporting their community, one another, and continuous personal growth. When I moved to the Tampa area three years ago, I...
Don't give up conquered ground - Mountain

Don’t Give Up Conquered Ground

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Paris in the rain - A love letter to old souls

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How to Do a Successful Communication Spring Cleaning

As a wife and a mom, I think that many of us out there can say that communication might not be our significant other’s strongest skill. Now, my husband is fun and friendly and...

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Before I begin, I should let you know that I’m a dad. So, what’s a dad doing writing on a mom’s blog anyway? Well, I feel like I have had something rolling around in...
New Years Toast

How to (Realistically) Start the New Year Right

I don’t know about you, but my Januarys usually just stink. The post-holiday let-down and re-entry struggle after vacation are REAL, as are the slightttttly tight pants, a house full of glitter and laundry...