hey y’all! thank you for visiting coffee and hairspray! my name is rachel. i am a southern housewife livin’ on big dreams and copious amounts of coffee and hairspray. it’s basically what holds me together.
i am also being held together by my beautiful husband named kingsley, and two dogs, belle and gunner.
originally from greeneville, tennessee, i graduated with a bachelors in psychology from welch college, and a masters in human services counseling from liberty university.
kingsley and i began our journey in nashville, tennessee. he was a young army officer, straight out of ranger school, and i was an even younger graduate student. the night we met, he got my attention by following me around the streets of nashville, and i have been following him around ever since.
while stationed at an army base, i pursed a career working in child care for army families. i started as a preschool teacher, and worked my way into training teachers. i focused on early childhood development and behavior modification.
now, we are currently living in sunny charleston, south carolina where kingsley is a district manager for aldi. when we moved to charleston, i didn’t quite know what i was going to do. continue working with children? focus on educating parents? work at the kate spade store???
well…as life goes, even though i had grandiose dreams of going back to work, God had different plans. 3 weeks after we moved to charleston, we found out we were pregnant! now the question wasn’t “where should i work?”. it became “how can i be the best wife and mother i can be?” by combining what i know of early childhood, and my love of cooking into one blog: coffee and hairspray!
here is my promise to you:
i will share my recipes and meal planning from aldi that will make your tummies and your wallet full.
and if you are a mother that would like to stay home with her children, but not lose the benefit of early childhood education, strap in. have i got a blog for you.
so grab a glass of wine, i’ll grab mine, and let’s get down to business.
to God be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.