Hi. I’m Rachael (aka Faye). I’m a girl mom, blogger and photographer from Northern California.
I love reading books, taking pictures and writing things on the Internet.
Here on this blog you’ll find my most recent posts which include personal lifestyle photography, what I’m reading, and peeks inside of my house. You’ll also find an archive of content from my days of blogging about living debt-free and my home detox project.
My good friend Ari and I have a lifestyle photography business specializing in the areas of family, lifestyle and branding. You can view our portfolio here at Ari and Faye or follow us on Instagram!
I was born in Lawrence, Kansas and lived in Kansas City, Missouri when I was small. My parents wanted a simple life, many children, and a quaint roadside fruit stand. We moved to rural Kansas where I spent most of grade school through high school. After I graduated, my family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. I attended college at Georgia State University. I wanted to major in art, but I got too psyched out by how low my skill level was, so instead I earned a B.A. in Spanish for International Business. Which I’m very proud of, but still haven’t used yet. I spent a year in service at a local ministry and later worked as a bookkeeper for a real estate company.
One day I unexpectedly fell in love with a computer nerd who dragged me to his home on the West Coast. He does brilliant things like put the Internet on disks for people. He showed me The Computers and The Web Logs and helped me learn all the buttons on my DSLR camera.
Around the Internet
Read some my famous old posts here. (Yes, people DO Google “how to get motivated to clean house”. Daily.)
A full tour of our home is featured here on Design Mom’s Living with Kids Series.
Looking for someone to take your picture? See a portfolio of my professional work here.
You can also follow me on Instagram or Bloglovin’ to get all my posts in real time.