|NAME: Rachel Schultz (surprise!)
BIRTHPLACE: Nashville, TN
DAY JOB: This blog (mostly) & freelance writing (sometimes)
|I would describe myself as simple, yet quirky. I’m married as of May 2012 to my husband, David (or “Dave” if you’re feeling crazy). We live a (also simple, yet quirky) life in Michigan.
Two more words to describe me are domestic and proud. The first way to read that is in the sense that I am domestic and have a prideful, sinful heart. Which would be true. What can I say about Jesus? He is everything. I used to be dead and now I am alive. The second way you could read “domestic and proud” would be that I am not ashamed to love domestic, housewife-y things. Which is also the case!
It is a life well spent to be a good and kind wife. I want to work hard to make my home beautiful, to be a hospitable family, where people can stop by and feel loved. Simple pleasures like lighting a nice-smelling candle, or making good food, or sitting with a soft pillow over conversation gives people a glimpse of the sweetness of the goodness of God. In a paragraph, that is what my blog and life are about.
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But my very FAVORITE way to be contacted is in the comments section. I’m very active in the comments and I’ll almost definitely respond.
What is your favorite thing you’ve ever made? I get this one a ton (as does David!). My three favorites (right now) are: roasted strawberry & chocolate grilled brie, black bean & spinach chicken enchiladas, and chocolate zucchini bread. David’s three faves are: whipped feta crostini, cheesy stuffed meatball sliders, and feta & spinach mini pastries.
What should I do/what do you think about my _________ personal or spiritual question?
Do you create all your own recipes? My favorite thing about food is that it is a communal event that brings people together. Many recipes are developed myself from scratch, and lots of others are tweaked from other recipes, perhaps from my friend’s mom or another blog on the internet (always cited!)
What are your tips for beginning bloggers/blogging for a living? I wrote a whole post about this here.
Do you take all the photos on your website? I do! I’d love to continue to get better at photography. Up until December 3, 2012, I used a point and shoot Nikon Coolpix P500. Now, I have a Nikon D5100. I use either the kit lens or the 50mm f/1.8.
May I share one of your posts on my blog? Thank you for asking!
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Do you make money from your site? Yes, it’s a career. Your reading is so valuable to me because it makes my dreams possible! (Cliche, but true.) I make money from a few different avenues. Rachel Schultz Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.