About Us

Our Mission: Home Folk encourages women to be fearlessly authentic, unashamed, and empowered by their dreams.

Hey girl, I know you are busy and so it means a lot that you’d stop in to find out what this place is all about. So, here’s a little behind the scenes of how this crazy western boutique found its roots…

My name is Emilee, and I'm the owner of Home Folk. I grew up along a dirt road in central Missouri, just a few miles from my grandparents' century farm. Some of my fondest memories are riding along on my dad’s blue Ford tractor, hayrides, sitting in our old country church with no AC and occupying those long, hot Sunday mornings tracing my finger along the cracks in the wall while giggling to myself as a wasp threatened the pastor at the pulpit. I’m a country girl at heart, with a touch of sass, and a love for fashion and wide-open spaces.

I found my husband in the winter of 2006 in a garden seed catalog (www.rareseeds.com). I didn't buy heirloom seeds that year. Instead, I married the owner. It has been a match made in heaven. He grows the food and I cook it. And sometimes he grows the food and cooks it too (yeah, I know I'm blessed). We have four children, Ella May (15), Sasha (12), Malia (6), and Cyan (5) who keep us on our toes. We call the Missouri Ozarks home and live in a historic farmhouse.

After getting married, I started working the business my husband started and which brought us together: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company (www.rareseeds.com). I loved gardening and being outside, and being the wife of a seed company owner ensures I have plenty of that on my plate. However, I wanted to do something more, something of my own... 

As a kid, my parents took me to Colorado every year. My heart has always been in the West. So, I started Home Folk in June 2017 with the dream of offering apparel and products I love to girlfriends across the country. It just made sense that many of these pieces have a western, country girl flare. 

In my spare time (whatever that is?! This girl doesn't like to be bored), I enjoy spending time with my horses, writing, crafting, baking up a mean batch of bread or cookies, and going on float trips. 

It is my desire to encourage you to reach for your dreams. No matter how impossible or crazy they may seem. Live a fearlessly authentic life. Uplift others by example and find your voice. Girl, you were put here for a reason... own that reason!

XOXO,
Emilee