boy meets girl. girl falls head over heels. there was a proposal. a wedding and a home. then came a baby. our little family of three. this is the beautiful struggle of our happily ever after…

welcome! i’m raquel. sometimes i go by rachel. same name. different language.

i’m an FIT graduate. part art director, part graphic designer. horrible at math (and why art school worked in my favor). creative thinker. spanish speaker. vintage admirer. a coffee drinker (light and sweet please!). proud wife to a rockstar photographer. sorta-crunchy, attachment parent and doting stay-at-home mommy to little ‘izzie’. a gentle spirit. believer that sometimes less is really more. thift-shopper. daydreamer. bad at team sports (anything athletic, actually). foodie. decorating addict. woman of faith. Mac/iphone user. wanna-be-fashionista (ok I try. sometimes). always up for a good laugh but not afraid to cry.

perhaps you know me personally or heard about me. it’s possible we’ve even crossed paths. I’ve often been told I have a familiar face. i would be so perplexed whenever someone would say “have we met?”, do you work at this place or the other?”, ”did you go to such and such high school?” or “is your brother so and so?” i’ve lost count how many times i’ve smiled, nodded my head and responded with a “no”. recently I’ve come to accept it as a true compliment. it probably means i’m very approachable. i certainly hope you agree and can relate to my aspirations, fears and challenges.

i look forward to your comments! feel free to contact me.

yours truly,


8 thoughts on “About

  1. Reena Mathew says:

    I absolutely LOVE the blog, Raquel! Can’t wait to check back in as you add more pictures and posts…it truly makes me smile!

    • the heart & art says:

      so great we can connect! thank you for taking a peek and reading up about me. i will definitely check out your blog! (i’m curious to see what we have in common. it’s so nice to know we aren’t alone in our experiences)

  2. Donah D. Sweetjellybean says:

    Hello Raquel! I found you via Bloggy Moms and thought I’d check out your blog. I love love your design! It’s amazing! Your blog has this wonderful feel to it! I just followed you here and also on Twitter and going through all your social networks. Feel free to follow me! I’m at http://www.sweetjellybean.com. Still a newbie but loving the journey of blogging so far! xx Donah

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