I bounced through the first years of my life in a hippie gypsy wagon, hand-built by my father, wandering the back roads of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. My family eventually settled into a tiny cabin in the woods on property that was once inhabited by American Indians. I spent my days searching for arrowheads, teaching myself to sew on a treadle sewing machine and to bake in a wood-burning stove, with no running water, refrigeration, or electricity in our home.
My family lived frugally and early on, inspired by my parent’s thriftiness and style, I gained a knack for thrifty creativity and turning ordinary objects into something useful. And I dreamed of the home I would create for my own family someday.
Now I’m married to my husband, Colin, we have four sweet boys, and my dreams have come true. Along the way, I founded the happiest vintage & handmade fair on earth: The Farm Chicks Fair, and authored The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen with my friend Teri, who has since retired from the business.
I now run The Farm Chicks on my own, published my second book, A Farm Chicks Christmas, and document my life as an entrepreneur, wife, mom, author, and Contributing Editor for Country Living Magazine here on my website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can read more about my life story here.
I’m happy to meet you and hope you’ll visit often.