Hello Southern Institute readers! My name is Rachel. I am a stay at home mom of three living in the greater Seattle area. You can find me blogging at Holy Craft where you can find tips, tutorials and recipes as well as some of Rachel’s random ramblings. Most of my friends describe me as a thrifty gal and I am always in search of the best bargain. I like to live a Nordstrom life on a garage sale budget! Crafting and decorating can get expensive, so most of my materials come from garage sales. It’s my goal to help share with you how you can live well on less and inspire you to be creative in all aspects of life.
Kara Gause is a junkie for all things art, pop culture, and health food–in that order. A Yankee girl happily transplanted in Nashville, she spends her days as a freelance writer juggling the needs of her twin toddlers, two Bassett hounds, and one fantastic husband–in that order. Read more of her attempts at learning how to do life a bit better on her blog, MasterofWhat.com.