ABOUT THE MAKER
As a child, I have fond memories of evenings spent watching my mom make dinner and without much explanation, learning all of her techniques and recipes. As a nutritionist, she put a heavy emphasis on quality over quantity, organic and humanely produced and raised food. Here stemmed my passion for quality, homemade and unique foods. I am a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in Psychology. Right out of college, I married my boyfriend of 4 years and set out on my journey of finding "the perfect job" working with people and making a difference in kids lives. I jumped around in various non profits and eventually found myself extremely burnt out and pregnant. After a job change and the arrival of our daughter and a few years later, our son, we decided that staying home with our children was the best decision for our family. Although creating things from scratch was always a joy for me, this shift provided (almost out of necessity to cut spending), me an outlet and more time to spend on creating things. In December of 2012, I made my first batch of apple cider caramels. From there, I have modified and developed my own recipes, learned by trial and error about the chemistry of candy making and have sadly scrapped many batches in order to find the perfect ratios of ingredients.
Today, my 3 year old daugther helps to count caramels and teaches me to expereience beauty in every moment, my son provides constant commentary and a precious face and my husband often helps to be the face of Wildflower when my sometimes introverted side gets the best of me. As a family we also set up at a few local farmers markets.