Erin Wetzel lives and works in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Matthew, daughter, Phoebe, and grey tabby cat, Scooter. She loves to explore new ways of cooking, living and dreaming, and her blog is in part an exploration of her experiences. Erin also writes about how the experience of motherhood has challenged and matured her. Erin is a Christian who believes that she is called to be a good steward of the things she is blessed enough to experience: the fresh spring air, the food on the table, the people in her life, the money in her purse, the ideas rattling around in her brain. And, so she writes about Food, Thrift and Family in an effort to chronicle these themes in her life and inspire others to be mindful and creative in their own lives.
Erin gave birth to her first child, Phoebe Isobel, on April 14th at The Birthing Inn in Tacoma. The Wetzels loved using their midwife for their primary care, and Erin was happy to be able to have a natural childbirth. Phoebe makes her parents fall in love with her more and more each day, and they feel very blessed to be able to give her a loving home. The Wetzels are passionate about breastfeeding, elimination communication and attachment parenting.
Erin currently lives in Tacoma, WA, and she has lived in Albany, NY; Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; and London, UK. She attended college at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where she received her B.A. in English, graduating from the Honor’s College as a Graduate with Distiction.
Erin is currently working from home as the sole proprietor of Phoebe’s Closet, a personal shopping service and online store for thrifted and vintage children’s clothes. You can browse the current inventory at this link; or, if you own a smart phone, you can follow the shop through the instagram app: @phoebes_closet .
Erin has been known to write poetry, having published a chapbook and several individual poems under her maiden name: Erin Healy (ekhealy). In recent years, she has endeavored to live a life like a poem, letting the creative landscapes of her imagination lay fallow until a more prophetic time.
Erin also likes to create collages and artwork. She has recently started honing her artistic skills and publishing her errors, as well as her triumphs, on a tumblr blog. You can buy Erin’s finished artwork on etsy.
Many thanks to Rex Stevens of Phoenix Design for helping design the website.
Maternity photo by Stacy Wagoner.