2017: Opened Doors

2017 recap Raquel Dorsey The Dorsey Crew

When I think about 2017, it’s dizzying. At the start of the year we were living in Venice Beach, California. We had moved there in October of 2016 because Andrew had accepted an opportunity to consult with a well known restaurant. The start of a New Year always offers clarity […]

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Ancestry DNA: What Nationality Are You?

Raquel Beezley Dorsey Family DNA Ancestry

This is probably the most common question asked. What nationality are you? What are you? What are you mixed with? What is your ethnicity? I have been lying every time I have answered this. After my friend was telling me about her DNA results from¬†Ancestry.com I was eager to find […]

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Baby Loved, Science Proven: Playtime with Lamaze Toys

Baby Loved, Science Proven: Playtime with Lamaze | Raquel Dorsey blog

It was a happy mail day when our Lamaze toys arrived and total love at first sight AND sound for my 8 month old baby boy, Caden. Playtime with the Classic Discovery Book & Freddie the Firefly has been so fun with these vibrant and engaging toys! From black and […]

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Supermom Feelings Thanks to Shutterfly

The Dorsey Crew & Shutterfly Collaboration

Like most moms, I love to take photos of my babies. I currently have over 6000 photos on my phone that have yet to be printed, downloaded or stored in the cloud. So, when introduced to Shutterfly’s Make My Book service, I legit squealed. All I had to do was […]

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An Afternoon at Malibu Farm for Valentines Day

Lunch at Malibu Farm | Top 5 Restaurants to have lunch at in LA | The Dorsey Crew | Raquel Dorsey Blog

We still have not mastered the dining with children stage. Although, Carter does have a longer attention span, now that he is two. Which means he can entertain himself longer with the salt and pepper shakers, crayons and paper or a cup full of water and ice. There’s so much […]

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A Good Day for Brunch at Jamaica Bay Inn

A Good Day for Brunch At Jamaica Bay Inn | The Dorsey Crew | Marina del Rey | Raquel Dorsey Blog

I hardly ever get to spend time with the boys one on one. So I was really excited for this day date with Carter! We live right up the street from the cutest hotel called Jamaica Bay Inn and I have always wanted to have brunch there because their restaurant, […]

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Why A Blessingway Is What An Expectant Mama Really Needs

Why A Blessingway Is What A Mama Really Needs | RaquelDorsey.com

Have you heard of a Blessingway before? A Blessingway is a celebration of life & love, pregnancy & motherhood. It is evolved from a traditional Navajo ceremony that is concerned with healing, creation, harmony and peace. The very first time I heard of a Blessingway, was when I was at […]

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Why This Will Be The Best Valentine’s Day Ever

My mama was my very first Valentine. Every Valentine’s Day, for as long as I can remember, she would give me a card covered in pink and red hearts, a heart shaped box full of chocolates and tons of balloons. My mama taught me what love is and not because […]

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Happy 1/2 Birthday, Caden!

Caden's 1/2 Birthday | The Dorsey Crew

We celebrated Caden’s 1/2 Birthday over the weekend and it was fun! I never thought I would be “that mom” who celebrates 1/2 birthdays, but I am! No shame. Haha. We celebrated Carter’s 1/2 birthday too, so I gotta keep up with the tradition, right?! But to be honest, although […]

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Disneyland With The Crew

disneyland with the dorsey crew

We had so much fun at Disneyland and California Adventure for Carter’s 2nd birthday! Andrew and I used to live in Anaheim and have gone to Disneyland with each other a couple of times. But what a huge difference it was with two kids! I ordered the boy’s outfits on […]

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