Hi! I’m Rachel

See the one in the middle? The one laughing because she thought it was a good idea to keep 3 toddlers up past their bedtime to do their first family photo shoot in April when it was windy and freezing cold???? yep. That’s me!

A little Anne of Green Gables with a spoonful of Mary Poppins, add a dash of Pippi Longstocking and a pinch of Laura Ingalls…. That’s me.

I like bright colors. I like picket fences. I like aprons, and chickens and sunshine. I like the man I married…a whole heck of a lot….and the 3 little men we are raising. I like to think that people are good. That you can live the life that you want. That coffee is life and wine is heaven. I like campfires. Old book stores. Pretending I’m an artist. Apple trees. Fields of wildflowers and porch swings. That’s me.

“Many experienced gardeners follow a concept called companion planting: placing certain vegetables and plants near each other to improve growth for one or both plants. For example, rose growers plant garlic near their roses because it repels bugs and prevents fungal diseases. Among companion plants, the marigold is one of the best: It protects a wide variety of plants from pests and harmful weeds. If you plant a marigold beside most any garden vegetable, that vegetable will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its marigold.”
-Jennifer Gonzalez ‘The Marigold Effect’

I wanted to create this space for me. And for you. To write down where I’ve been and where I’m going. To inspire other moms to do the same. To be a Marigold for someone. To plant them in every post I make. To leave them all along this path of life, for you, for my friends, my family, and my babies. That’s me!

-Rachel

Photography by: Whitney Coudray Photography

Ok…. are you ready to meet The Herd?