Setbacks/Not Giving Up

Starting a small business & bootstrapping via slow growth with your extra cash at the end of the month is one thing if you live above the poverty line and actually have ANY AMOUNT of discretionary income in your budget. It’s another thing entirely when you turn to working for yourself because of a disability […]


A post shared by Rachel Evil (Rachel Boese) (@swampophile) on Oct 4, 2017 at 2:28pm PDT Ivan with the T-Rex named Ivan. The largest complete T-Rex skeleton ever found. A post shared by Rachel Evil (Rachel Boese) (@swampophile) on Oct 4, 2017 at 2:24pm PDT Ivan next to Ivan’s Femur A post shared by Rachel […]


This really goes without saying, I know. But do you know? I’m one of the few that doesn’t seem to believe that innovation and lifestyle control should be left to the privileged few that can swing a “small” loan of a million dollars. The kind of person that goes into business for themselves is already […]

SOURCING AT MAGIC LAS VEGAS & Wholesale Shopping in Los Angeles

At Magic in Las Vegas a few days ago, sourcing potential packaging suppliers for @belladonnascupboard, future clothing & accessories for @subcultboxes & networking. #lasvegas #magiclasvegas #magicumb #sourcing #networking #work #makeithappen #thesecret #entrepreneur #alternative A post shared by Rachel Evil (Rachel Boese) (@swampophile) on Feb 26, 2017 at 8:29am PST Plus Size Wholesale sourcing, looking for […]

What will happen to the animals now that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has closed it’s tent flaps for good since revenues from the circus were paying for the Elephant Sanctuary in Florida?

Indie cruelty free & vegan makeup brand, Belladonna’s Cupboard has created a Circus Makeup Palette and is donating half of the proceeds from sales to whatever sanctuaries are taking and caring for the animals, now that they are being taken from their handlers (and lifelong human companions) in wake of the Circus closing for good […]

This Indie Makeup Brand is giving Kat Von D a run for her money. 

Kat Von D has recently taken the makeup world by storm with her newest release; her Alchemist Holographic Palette. Boasting shades with duo-chrome colors and multiple uses, makeup lovers are captivated. This Indie Brand has always placed alchemy and makeup formulation together and now has a highlighter palette with more shades and more uses than […]

So, our car just died died.

The timing chain. We knew it was coming. I was just really hoping it would wait until I got my tax refund back. It’s a $2500 fix minimum, can’t be done outside of a shop. I’ve talked to all of our mechanic friends about it and the whole engine has to come out so it’s […]