Hey everyone! Sorry it’s been a little while since I’ve shared a blog post, but I’ve been really busy with my new clothing line (@randacarrabbathelabel) which you can shop online HERE, as well as working on a new fitness program! I have a fitness photo shoot this Saturday and will be announcing more about the program I am soon to share and launch within the next 2 weeks – so be sure you’re following along on my fitness only instagram account (@randacarrabbafitness). I promise I am also going to photograph and video all our Christmas Decorations and share those with y’all this week too!
Anyways, as most of you know I like to prioritize and share that I focus on marriage first over business. This has definitely been a big change in my life the past 2 years, as before that I was an independent business owner for years. Getting married to Grant was the best thing that ever happened in my life, and I’m so grateful I have such wonderful mentors and examples in my life to have encouraged me to take a step back from all the business to focus on my marriage first. This was a big reason why I closed the Southern Jewlz Boutique retail location, because it honestly consumed SO MUCH of my time and my life. In case you missed my last blog post, I announced that I am actually selling the Southern Jewlz company! You can find out all the details HERE.
Grant and I aren’t perfect. We struggle, we fight, we hurt each other’s feelings, welet each other down, but I do constantly try to remind him by my words and my actions that our married life together is more important than any other worldly thing. Marriage is a union created by God himself, and I don’t take my role as being a wife lightly. I want to constantly learn and act in ways to be a better wife to Grant. I believe that we succeed in the things that we prioritize. We make time for the things we want to. We put our time and energy into the things that matter most to us. For me, marriage ranks well over any business venture EVER!!!
Seeing that George HW Bush just passed away and is reunited with his bride just reiterates that true love really is the biggest blessing of all. At the end of my time, I can only hope that Grant and I have a beautiful and strong love story like theirs. When launching my blog I wondered why not many bloggers talked about their relationships or marriages. I now understand. Sharing the most precious thing in my life with the general public can be scary. Sharing bits from our marriage and relationship can lead people to feel that we think we are perfect, that we may be faking happiness for the internet, and the list goes on. It opens up the door for people to talk ugly and question our marriage – which unfortunately has happened since I launched my blog. Keyboard warriors and gossipers can be REALLY MEAN. But today I got one of the most beautiful messages from one of my readers. It was a reminder to keep prioritizing and sharing my marriage. I immediately sent the message to Grant and he responded how amazing it was. I felt so fulfilled, she made my day, and with her identity protected she is allowing me to share with each of you.
Now for my most recent giveaway winner! If you follow me on instagram (@randacarrabba) then you’ll know I’m gifting one special follower their favorite piece from my clothing line (Randa Carrabba The Label) as well as a $50 gift card to Bubbleloon Giant Balloons located right here in College Station. They were so kind to help me with my set up at my Aggieland Outfitters Trunk Show and to donate a prize for one of my followers! The big unicorn balloon was everyone’s favorite! You’ll learn who the giveaway winner is at the very bottom of this post!
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GIVEAWAY TIME!!! 💓💓💓 Chance to win your favorite clothing piece from my collection AND a $50 gift card to @bubblelloon_giantballoons! All you have to do is: 1. Be sure you’re following @randacarrabbathelabel & @bubblelloon_giantballoons. 2. Tag 2 friends in the comments AND tell me what your favorite @randacarrabbathelabel piece is! That’s it!!!! Now if you want an extra entry, come see me and post a pic on your social media from my trunk show! This step IS NOT required, but I obvi encourage it!. . The winner will be announced on Monday! Good luck everyone! And don’t forget I’m at @aggieoutfitters today & again tomorrow 12-8 if you want to come see my clothing line in person! #RandaCarrabba #RCtheLABEL
Congrats Shannon Trammell! Her handle on insta is @shannontram. Feel free to DM or email me your email & shipping address and size to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your RC Label Piece and Balloon Gift Card to you! Thank you to everyone who entered. I will be doing another giveaway whenever my Christmas Decor blog goes live. Until then, keep up with me on instagram (@randacarrabba). I’ve got 4 more days of 2 a days and strict eating before my fitness shoot. The week before a shoot is not like my usual sustainable lifestyle, just because I like to lean and tone a little extra for the camera! I even got brave and did a swimsuit selfie this morning because it holds me extra accountable to stick to the pre-photoshoot plan!
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5 days until my next fitness shoot!!! I’m gonna try to do 2 a days, eat a little stricter than usual and allow myself 9 hours of rest each night to be 100% prepared!. . Can you leave me one word in the comments below that describes your thoughts about me taking on a fitness shoot during the middle of Holiday weight gain season ⬇️ Cheers to Monday! Let’s make it a great one babes! #GrantsHotWifey4Lifey. . @randacarrabbafitness @randacarrabbafitness @randacarrabbafitness @randacarrabbafitness
Thank you all for continuing to follow my life and all my ventures!!! xo,