How About Some “Afters?”

You may remember the “Progress” pictures from last year or, more recently, the images I posted during all that “DIY Nostalgia” I was having. Either way, I thought the whole messy/torn up home pictures might be getting old, so it’s about high time I show some of the post-improvement photos …How about it? \\ THE…

Bono, The Arts and Me

Twice, I have been brought to my knees by the testimony of this gentle, rocker soul. I watched clips of him speak; His casual–and yet, extremely reverent–understanding of the Biblical God, pouring from his eyes, lips, demeanor. The honesty overwhelmed me. Paul “Bono” Hewson has (and has always had) every intention of breaking down the barrier that lies…

Summer #Goals

Every. Stinking. Year. I make plans and dream about what summer will bring. “How amazing would it be to throw a summer soiree with friends in our little backyard?” “How perfect would another trip to the Bahamas be?” “What if I finally learned to surf?” “Let’s go on a Kayaking trip!!” The list goes on and on. Some…

“Cloak and Dagger” Kitchen Plans

I’m probably somewhere in the middle on the “keep it cool” scale; never way down at “Only my close friends and family know what state I live in” but also not up there with “Everyone knows how many sticks of gum I’ve had today.” I try and try to be a smidge more cloak and dagger about…

A Dash of DIY Nostalgia

Colt and I are in the throws of yet another home improvement adventure (more to come, on that, soon!). And this time, it’s the kitchen. I’m beyond excited for the end result, but also suuuuper over the whole “make 100% of your meals in the microwave or toaster oven, while kneeling on the floor in the dining area”…

2 Years, Today

“Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.” “Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?” “Yes. I want to ruin you.” “Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.” -Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Brunch-Worthy Banana “Fritters”

Happy almost-Easter! Is it just me, or does it feel like this is WAY too early to be having Easter Sunday? We had a streak there, from 2009-2012, where Easter was strictly an April thing… but that clearly changes now and again. Oh well. I’m off to pack for a brief weekend with family, but before…

“Try it” Tuesday, pt. III

Yay! New look for the blog and a new post! Today’s “Try it” post is full of some awesome ideas/trends to carry in to the Spring/Summer seasons.

Morning Routines & Short(er) Hair

  Go ahead! Ask my mother. Even my father, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends and sometimes exasperatedly, my husband will tell you. My morning routine is crucial. So crucial, that I make time for it, regardless of how early I have to wake up (surprise: it’s been 4 am, more than a few times). Call it crazy, call it obsessive, but….  

That Awkward Corner

It’s just… awkward. That corner, there, to the left of the sliding windows, crammed between the walkway and our cozy living room set up. It lies, chock-full of potential, yet, so strangely shaped, that I have found myself walking past it’s unfinished parameter for months, now. “It will come to me…”  

“Hi! My Name is Emma and I’m an Over-Sharer…”

  We live in a strange time. Our generation is married to a life of boundless internet publication, idea-driven forums and a maxed-out use of our First Amendment rights. Opinions are everywhere. Facebook statuses, twitter posts and photo diaries give us a chance to “live stream” our feelings, thoughts and desires without having to look…

A New Year’s Shoot //

It’s been a very long while since I’ve stopped by my own blog… (oops)… So, I figured it was best to drop some fun pictures off, here, and buy myself some time to get cracking on some actual content. During our trip to Phoenix, to see friends/family and visit our favorite old spots, we were…

A Little Recap…

    This weekend is a pretty busy one (surprise, surprise! … It’s December.), starting off with Colt and I’s first hosted event in the new place, a little “Winter Soiree.” Only joking about the soiree part.  

Some Thoughts on the Struggle for Originality

 (It effects more than just the hipsters). You guys. Listen. There’s no one like you. You are unique. Special. Carefully and intentionally crafted. All the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make up “you,” are like a darn fingerprint. Yes, everyone on earth is their own brand of human, BUT… The way we interact with others, talk,…