About Me

I'm Rachel, a stay-at-home mom to 2 young kids (Forrest is 3, and Darcy is brand spankin' new). I'm a crocheter, reader, baker, and lover of pretty things. My favorite things to share here are:

Crochet. Because the world needs more modern and adorable crochet projects/patterns/tutorials that are beginner-friendly and fun to make and use.

Food. Eat to live? Reverse that and now we're talking. I love to cook and bake, and I share my very favorite recipes here. Just the ones that turn out awesome time after time. The internet doesn't need more recipe disasters (I'm looking at you, Pinterest).

Style. Let's get real here. I'm a stay-at-home mom without many reasons to get gussied up everyday. But I feel better and do better on the days when I put some effort into my appearance, so it helps me if I share some of that here. And since my style has to be realistic for a busy mom's life, that means clothes have to be comfortable, easy to care for, and definitely budget-friendly. Walmart and the thrift stores are my friends.

Life. I'm tired of reading blogs that pretend everything is sunny and awesome every second of every day. I do my darnedest to keep things honest and real here. That means the good, the bad, and the ugly on life at home with 2 kids. Look elsewhere for angelic mothers and cherubic children.

You're wondering about the blog name, right? Why is it Maybe Matilda when my name is definitely not Matilda? I opened my Etsy shop while I was pregnant with Forrest, before we knew if we'd be having a boy or a girl. While I pondered what to name my shop, we were also debating baby names. I liked Matilda for a girl. My husband hated it. I figured since I'd never get to use it for a baby, I'd use it for my new shop. The blog followed later, and it just made sense to me to use the shop name for the blog, too (although it has caused no shortage of confusion to readers and customers . . . whoops).

Care for a hodgepodge of facts to get to know me? I'm happy to oblige:

- I have a deep, lifelong love for black licorice, which is the absolute best treat to love because no one else ever likes it--more for me.
- I have a BA in English from BYU, and am constantly debating going back to school for a Masters. Maybe someday.
- My husband and I are both left-handed, but have somehow produced one right-handed kid so far . . . we're holding out for Darcy to carry on our leftie legacy. Come on, girlfriend!
- When I was a kid, my goal was to read every book in the world. I remember thinking this was a completely reasonable goal. I've narrowed my tastes a bit since then (you can join me on Goodreads to see what I like to read!).
- At 5'8", I'm the shortest person in my family and have to put up with nicknames like Shrimp and Stumpy. Life is hard.
- Although my husband and I are both from the Northeast (I grew up in New York, he's from Pennsylvania), we've made our home in Utah and love it here! We recently opened our own chiropractic office in Orem (Foundation Chiropractic) and plan to stay for the long haul.

Thanks for reading! Shoot me an email at rachelfbrown@gmail.com if you'd like to chat.