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Rachel Working in Studio (Aug. 1 2020).j

Welcome, Friend!

I have always loved art and color and creativity. I was the kid in school with doodles in my notebooks and different fonts for all of my note-taking in class. 

Starting a shop for my hand lettering was a dream of mine for many years. However, I kept putting it off because I didn't think I was good enough and I was scared that no one would buy the creations I worked so hard on. My husband continued to encourage me and push me to go ahead and start my Etsy shop. So finally, in November 2017, Living Vertical was born. 

The shop name Living Vertical comes from Pastor Rob Bugh at Wheaton Bible Church in Illinois. During the nine years I attended, I listened to his frequent reminders to live vertically, towards Heaven and the Lord. We should not be living horizontally towards the world and its temporary pleasures. Living Vertical lasts as we look forward to spending eternity in Heaven with God, and this is a reminder and a promise that I want to spread as far as possible!

Thanks for helping support my creative dream and my mission to further the Gospel!


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Rachel and David Garringer at their graduation from Wheaton College in May 2017

I graduated from Wheaton College in 2017 with a degree in Communication. I joke that it was the perfect major for me, because I love to talk!


In June 2017, I married my best friend, David. We met when we were both students at Wheaton College.


I have 3 kids ages 5, 3, and 1 and I love being their mama and staying home with them!

I will never say no to a cup of coffee! You can almost always find me with a mug in my hand.


I moved to Colorado Springs in January 2018, and I love hiking and exploring in the mountains with my family!

What's next?

Take a look at the shop!

Interested in chatting more? Send me a message!

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