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We look forward to hearing from you! 

Raeanne + Christopher


Pittsburgh, PA

The simple life isn't always easy and the easy life isn't necessarily simple. Together we strive to live a life of purpose - creating, exploring, experiencing and sharing. We look to find the beauty in everyday. In 2015 we decided it was time to deepen our passions, strengthen our crafts and to open our hearts and home to the public. In sharing our story with you we hope you find inspiration, discover new passions or reignite old ones, cultivate a community, make new friends, slow down and be present. Live the good life.

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Our Story

We are Raeanne + Christopher.  Old souls living on a modern homestead.


With each passing year, I felt it in my bones and each year it got darker and the itch grew more intense. Finally it consumed me. This general sense of unnerving, being rattled to my core and this deep, aching desire to grow, to emerge from the soil and spread my gangly limbs high up to the sky and to say we did it. We built something. We created something. We are living our dreams.

We talked about how we wanted our lives to look. How we wanted to live - together. Yet the conversations always ended with a ... and I felt like I left a breath hanging, dangling in mid air. A breath I couldn't get back, a breath lost. We felt and still feel pressured by our jobs, our belongings, our needs, this general weight that life seems to carry. But the desire, the deep urging to live a simpler life, to live a life of purpose - creating, exploring, experiencing and sharing, to strengthen our crafts, to open our heart and homes could no longer be buried beneath the surface. This is how Fernwood + Fryer came to be. 

Our Mission // We want to share our story. The story of our house & our homestead. We look to find beauty in everyday. We believe in keeping it real, in living with intention and slowing it down and bringing it back to the basics. We want to deepen our passions, strengthen our crafts and to eventually provide workshops to share and teach them to others.  We hope this blog serves as a way to share our lives, our process and our journey with you. In sharing our story we hope you find inspiration, discover new passions or reignite old ones, cultivate a community, make new friends, slow down and be present. Live the good life.

Our Approach to Wellness - Simple, Natural, Toxin and Chemical Free // We are on a journey to everyday health and wellness and to a healthier, happier life. This journey is about living a  life of wellness, purpose, and abundance. We use oils in our home to support our bodies, our babies and to keep our home clean. These natural health-giving plant sources benefit our whole body in the most natural way. These toxin-free, plant-based oils and products have changed our lives and the way we are raising our sweet family. We make conscious decisions on what we bring into our home so that we can raise our daughter in the most toxin and chemical free environment possible. The way nature intended.