Meet Rachelle Gaulke: Owner of Sea to Sea With Love

Rachelle’s business is creative and useful for military spouses, friends, and family members who want to send a special box overseas to their loved ones. Her care package stickers are perfect to add a smile and some color to a military members day. Check out Sea to Sea with Love on Etsy to see the many sticker options she has created. Her store is up to almost 4,000 products sold just on that store alone! She is killing it with her creative idea that can be used with every box you send! Rachelle’s husband is in the Navy and they are currently based in San Diego, California.

“Don’t compare yourself to others. Each of us are on a different path!”

-Rachelle Gaulke

When did you start your business & what made you decide this career path? I started my business in 2018 during one of my husband’s deployments. After sending him care packages, I quickly learned how much fun I had decorating them so I decided to open up my shop so I could help other military spouses create fun, decorated care packages too.

Where have you lived and what has been your favorite base so far? I am actually from San Diego. I was born and raised here. I met my husband shortly after he got stationed in San Diego in 2009 and we have been fortunate to be stationed here ever since.

What is the biggest challenge of being a military spouse and pursuing your career? Time! My husband, like most service members, is gone a ton… so I am often juggling my business, my kids, daily household needs, etc.  

What are your other hobbies? I am a huge crafter! I love to make things. I like to sew, make cards, home decor…pretty much anything!

What are some benefits of being a military spouse as a business owner? I love connecting with other military spouses! Since my business primarily serves those going through deployments, I get to meet lots of other military spouses.

If you could, what advice would you give yourself when you first started your business? Don’t compare yourself to others. Each of us are on a different path!

Check out her shops!


Instagram- @seatoseawithlove


Photos by: Cassie Shumaker- @photography.cassielee

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