So who is Bonita by Rachel anyway?

Hi friends! I’m Rachel, an avid DIYer, woodworker & maker! I have always loved making things. You can ask my two sisters about all the times I went “craft crazy” growing up, and just spent my whole day at our craft table. I have to be a little crazy being the middle child though right?

Being a very kinesthetic learner (do you see that teacher word I just used?) I have always liked learning new things, whether that be a new language, using a new power tool, or a new building technique. I started my career as a Spanish teacher, and while I’m no longer in that role, I still work with students & families everyday at my “day job”, and love being around people.

Having a creative project going really gives me clarity and time to process things with an open mind. I’m not a big one for sharing my emotions, but creating allows me to let those feelings out in a healthy way. Other enneagram 8’s out there, ya feel me?

My husband Dylan & I bought our first home here in Indiana about 4 years ago, and that’s when I got deeply into building & power tools. I’ll talk about the first time I picked up a power tool in a later post. It started out mostly from a need to create practical storage, but it has grown into a huge passion for me. I hope that through any project that I do or power tool tip I give, you see that average people can learn new skills and make beautiful things.

Here’s 10 random facts about me to wrap up:

  1. I am a Christ-follower and believe my calling and ability to create comes from Him. Ephesians 2:10
  2. My favorite food is cheese.
  3. My husband & I both play the drums (he’s played on stage with The Killers).
  4. I’m a proud dog mom to Hoss, a pitbull/lab mix
  5. I have 36 house plants & counting!
  6. I speak Spanish fluently & a little bit of Mandarin Chinese
  7. My family loves all outdoorsy things like camping, & hiking
  8. I love clean skincare & beauty products
  9. I really enjoy cooking but not baking as much, because I don’t like to measure
  10. I love traveling & have been to 12 countries

Thanks for being here!

Published by Bonitabyrachel

I'm Rachel! An avid DIYer, crafter, & maker. I love diving in and trying new things. I live in Indiana with my husband Dylan & our sweet dog Hoss. When I'm not building, you can find me caring for my plants, cooking a yummy meal, or painting some watercolors. Thanks for joining my DIY journey!

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