Who we are
We are five women from one Iowa farm family who love to find new ways to celebrate everyday life together. Join us as we plan family gatherings, try new recipes, take care of our homes, and educate our kids. We cherish our beautiful family farm, our time spent with our family, and most of all- our faith in Jesus Christ.
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Denise Herrick is the mother and mother-in-law of these four blessed young women, and she is privileged to be a slice of The Gingham Apron. She is an Iowa farm wife who treasures her devoted husband of more than forty-six years and is the mom and mom-in-law to three men whom she admires greatly for their devotion to God, family, and a strong work ethic. Grandma of ten beautiful gifts, she delights in spending time with them and hopes to inspire them to love the Lord. A devoted follower of Christ, Denise loves spending time learning more about her Savior, who brought her into his family more than forty years ago. She also loves serving at her church, especially in women’s and children’s ministries. Denise enjoys people, adventure, and travel. She is inspired by listening to podcasts and reading books that build up her faith as she tends her lawn and flower gardens, passionately cooks, and helps out on the farm.
Molly Herrick is a daughter-in-law, married to Joe. They have two enthusiastic, adventurous children. They live on a century-old farmstead and produce crops and raise cattle. Growing up, she would have never dreamed of marrying a farmer. Molly graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in interior design, and spent a semester studying in Rome, Italy. Molly loves God and people and believes in the importance of hospitality. She is continually inspired by nature and loves to be outdoors when she’s not designing, decorating, and trying new recipes.
Jenny Herrick is Denise’s youngest daughter. She has always loved country living and is especially intrigued by all the animals, from farm animals to Midwest wildlife. Her golden retriever, Maggie, has brought much happiness to not only herself but to the entire family. Jenny loves to travel, to hang out with family and friends, and to see a heart-warming movie or theater performance. She enjoys working with children at the local elementary school, and she ministers to the youth through her church, along with other duties. She dedicated her life to the Lord as a child and has grown up in the church, enjoying rich fellowship.
Shelby Herrick is married to Denise’s oldest son, Bill. Although she comes from a long lineage of Iowa farmers that trace back over multiple generations, Shelby never envisioned she would be living a rural life. But God always has a plan! These days you can find her living on a farm with her husband, three fun-loving kiddos, and a multitude of animals. Shelby is a follower of Christ and enjoys spending time with loved ones, digging into the Word with friends, vacationing with her family, and exercising. Shelby has both an undergraduate degree in corporate wellness and a master’s degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University.
Annie Boyd is Denise’s daughter and the wife of Shane, her high school sweetheart. She is the mother of five gregarious and adventurous children, whom she homeschools. She loves traveling, spending time outside, reading, and baking bread. Annie received her BA in elementary education and biblical studies from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She accepted Christ as a young girl and hopes to invite others to know about his love, faithfulness, and forgiveness.