But it doesn't have to be. Whether you have a business running now or are still dreaming, we get it. It's scary. It's hard. And it's a ton of work. That's why we started The Merry Hour.

Coming together as a community, sharing wins and woes, and having real conversations, in real life, makes dream chasing a bit easier.


Hi, I'm Rachel...

With mid-western roots and a heart full of adventures, my husband and I are always looking forward to the next trip, searching for new coffee shops or indulging in a sprinkled donut. While my heart lives in Minnesota, my soul yearns for mountain air and the outdoors. And of course, my camera is my best accessory. 

I believe in slow mornings, road trips, puppy snuggles, frequenting the North Shore whenever possible and that life is meant to be enjoyed, doing the things you love, with those you love most.  

My wish for this one and precious life, is to make others smile, to truly connect with other creatives, dreamers and doers. To surround myself with powerful and supportive people and to live life to the fullest while sharing my story and honoring others as well. 

Keep it simple, keep smiling. Shine on babes!


& I'm Sara!

I'm a corporate dropout spending my days with my husband doing what makes my heart full. By day, I design stationery for lovely couples getting hitched and develop visual branding for small business owners. I promote equality in my community. I love a sweaty yoga class. And I'm energized by meeting new people and exploring new things.

I love helping others realize their goals; listening, leading, supporting, cheering, creating. I don't think there's only one way to do it. The #mplsmerryhour is one of my favorite ways to bring women together in a network of love and support. A perfect night of "RA! RA!" cheerleading. 

I love to laugh. Like, really loud. I think life should be fun, and if it's not, it should be changed. I am happy. I'm not afraid to share my opinion. And I really love meeting new people.

So let's be friends and make something pretty. Together.