I’m Emily, a first time mom, certified health coach, blogger, and entrepreneur.

I love to work out in the garden, cook, and relax with a good book. My boyfriend and I hope to grow beyond our 1/2 an acre property one day soon so that we can expand our mini homestead to include a small orchard, geese/ducks/quail, and other farm animals. I also recently started my training with CBI (Childbirth International) to become a postpartum doula.

I graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Communication Media. Go Wolfpack! Though I loved Raleigh and stayed there for about 7 years total, I couldn’t fight the urge to eventually return back to my small hometown where the stars shine brightly at night and the worst traffic jam is getting stuck behind a tractor during harvest season.

The Hippie and the Hunter follows my journey as a “semi-crunchy” mom and encompasses my love of food along with my work building my small homestead, and my life with my duck hunting boyfriend, our 2 cats, 2 dogs, and our 4 chickens in our small town.

Our girls


Jake in the foreground, my hell-raiser Belle in the background