Hi, my name is Rachael! My friends and family call me by my middle name, which is Faye.
Me in six sentences: I am the oldest of seven children and an introvert who likes to pretend she’s an extrovert. I talk to my sister probably at least twice a day (if not in person, in my head). I am fond of bacon, whipped cream, productivity and mornings. My greatest fears include listening to voice mail and parallel parking. I often speed read (books on my Kindle) and speed shop (at local thrift stores). On a normal day you can find me around the house in a top knot and moccasins with a mug of coffee that has probably been re-warmed at least four to six times. My latest creative pursuits include quilting, sewing and photography.
From Faye (formerly Frugal Faye) began as a way to share my projects around the house with friends and family. I started out writing about debt-free living. Now I focus on writing about things that inspire me: simplicity, creativity, and making home. You’ll find plenty of practical how-to’s, reports on our weekly happenings, and of course, the occasional musing. A few of my favorite subjects to blog about include natural living, housekeeping and decorating. I am always learning something new and using my blog as a canvas for my projects. My dream would be for you to visit my blog and leave saying “Hey, I could do that too!”
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, where I earned a B.A. in Spanish for International Business. I spent a year in service at a local ministry and later worked as a bookkeeper for a real estate company.
What can I say. I’m a rebel. And by rebel, I mean bookworm.
One day I unexpectedly fell in love with a bonafide computer nerd who clubbed me over the head and dragged me to his cave on the West Coast. He does brilliant things like put the Internet on disks for people. He gave me books and introduced me to The Twitters and The Web Logs. And that is how I became a blogger and mother to two charming and amusing little girls.
Let’s be friends. (Introverts love socializing over the Internet.) The best place to find me is on Instagram at Fromfaye. You can also find me on Facebook at my page Frugal Faye or on Twitter at @fromfaye. If you don’t believe in Facey-Space, get on The Email and talk to me at [email protected]!
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