(So over this) Snow

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

So over here on the east coast we have been experiencing quite a bit of snow ever since winter storm Jonas decided to roll in... 

Though we’re grateful for having four seasons, we’re a bit excited to wake up to the sun shining and warm weather to get out and explore once again.


Since everything’s been covered in snow lately, we’re really missing green, so naturally we’re dreaming of brunch at Terrain’s Garden Cafe. What’s not to love… fresh, organic ingredients, tons of natural lighting, and being surrounded by plants while you eat? UM, sign us up.


Spring also means snow and ice-free sidewalks… perfect for exploring little city streets! We think the best way to explore is to do it without an itinerary! No stress, no schedule, just a good pair of walking shoes and a “so what if we get lost a few times” attitude. Some of the best places we’ve been to have been from exploring “on accident!”


The fresh smell of paper, the beautiful writing utensils and straight up bangin’ designs. We’re suckers for a quality stationery shop and can spend hours admiring it all.
We'll be counting down the days until spring. What are you most looking forward to doing once all the winter weather leaves us?


Renée Nicolo Photography Website Launch

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It’s been a crazy few months! We are super excited to be sharing this post with you all, and couldn’t be happier for our girl (and Rachel's sister) Renée Nicolo as she launches her brand spanking new website Renée Nicolo Photography

Renée is a local Bucks County photographer who started her business in 2013, and has been expanding her list of clients and her portfolio ever since. Along with her full-time job, she has developed her passion for photography through weekend sessions and local adventures. Renée is all about capturing you and your authentic story.

To celebrate the launch of her brand new site, Renée Nicolo Photography is giving a FREE portrait session to one lucky winner valued at $150*!

Here's how to win:

Enter one of more of the following ways... The more you do, the better chances of winning!
  1. You must follow both @renee_nicolo and @rayandablog on Instagram AND like the RNP launch photo.
  2. Comment and tag your friends on the RNP launch photo. The more friends you tag, the more times you are entered!
  3. Share the RNP launch Facebook post on the Renée Nicolo Photography page.

*The winner will be chosen on Friday, February 12, 2016 and contacted through social media. You must be willing to travel to the location agreed upon within Bucks County, Pennsylvania for the portrait session. Includes a one hour long session.

You won't want to miss this opportunity! Be sure to check out the new site and bask in her beautiful photos! 

(All photos above are taken and owned by Renée Nicolo)


Valentine's Printables

Friday, February 5, 2016

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which might mean one of three things… 

A. You can’t wait for that super romantic date next week, B. You’re the one planning the decorations and food lineup for your friend’s annual Galentine’s day party, or, C. You prefer a low-key, intimate date with a bottle of wine and a Netflix marathon while you scowl over all the couple pics in your Instagram feed. 

Whatever your feelings for this holiday, we got you covered with these free printables...


For the romantic in everyone, xoxo.
For those of you throwing your anti-Valentine's parties, send these to all your gal pals...

And for the Parks & Rec, Vote for Knope crew, a classic Ann adoration quote for the strong musk ox that's deep down inside all of us. 

To download all of these designs, click here. Happy Valentine's Day!


Photo: http://vsco.co/dirtyyydan