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It is time.

September 14, 2017

  Change can be scary, no? But oh, so necessary when the time is right. This space has meant so much to me over the years: a space for me to share with you hand-picked parts of my life’s adventures. A space that has held some of my most precious memories, and life lessons. It still holds all of those things. It has been a place to connect with all of you, to form genuine friendships and encourage and/or inspire…

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THE Call.

July 25, 2017

The truth is, there are many calls throughout the journey of adoption. In our experience, there was the call to let us know we were accepted by the agency. And there was the call to update us on all the paperwork we needed to complete. There was the call to invite us to one of the agency get-togethers, and the call to let us know we were ready to “go live” (aka: our profile book would be shown to birth…

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Let’s catch up!

July 10, 2017

It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve journaled in this space. I found myself with a few free minutes this evening, thanks to Christian on bedtime duty tonight (thanks, babe!). I thought about doing one of those “If we were having coffee” kind of posts (I love reading those) but the truth? I’m drinking wine right now so it just felt like a lie. 😉 Life these days feels like it’s moving awesomely and scarily fast. And some…

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The only PM moisturizer I’ll ever use. (Like, ever.)

July 10, 2017

It’s been a few weeks now since I told you all about my favorite nighttime moisturizer on Instagram and I’m finally, just now getting around to posting it on EG so the rest of you can learn more about it, or so you can watch it again and laugh with me over the hilarity of how tired I was single-momming it that week. (Also, longest sentence ever?) Anyway. In the video I touched on why, in the past, it’s been…

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The BEST Bronzer

June 5, 2017

Today on Instagram stories I shared with you my favorite bronzer (from Beautycounter!) but in case you missed it, you can check out the video below to catch up. As I mention in the vid, I haven’t always had the easiest time finding a natural looking bronzer that works with my fair skin tone, not to mention most of the bronzers out there are shiny which also doesn’t work with my color. Well of COURSE Beautycounter would come to my…

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The Day I Married Ember Grey

June 2, 2017

  Hey, Ember Grey readers! Christian here! I asked Emily if it would be ‘ok’  if I could write a post today for our five year wedding anniversary. You should have seen her face. She lit up with excitement and was like “….really?!” It was that same type of “really?!” on Valentines day in grade school when the kid in class you liked dropped you a Spongebob Squarepants Valentine .. and you could literally die. Most of you know her…

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My all time favorite beauty product

May 25, 2017

In case you missed my Instagram stories on Monday night (since I usually talk all things Beautycounter each Wednesday), I have included the video for you below. Not only am I a huge fan of BC’s #3 Balancing Facial Oil, but it’s become my all time favorite skin product. Never did I ever think I’d be a fan or user of facial oil (which I touch on in my video) but now I can’t go a day without putting this…

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My Favorite Charcoal Cleansing Bar

May 12, 2017

If you missed my Instagram Stories Wednesday evening about what led me to Beautycounter and why the Charcoal Cleansing Bar is one of my all time fave (safe & cruelty-free!) skincare products, I have included the video below! In it I also explain why I switched to Beautycounter skincare products (and eventually makeup!), as well as the mission and movement behind this amazing company. (Which ultimately led me to become a Consultant.) Each Wednesday on Instagram stories I’ll share one…

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My Road to Mother’s Day

May 12, 2017

Happy Friday! I want to wish all of the mothers out there a very happy day on Sunday! This will be my first Mother’s Day… insert a million emotions here. Mother’s Day for so many years always brought a deep pain to my heart. It was so hard sitting through Mother’s Day church service, year after year, attempting to have a grateful heart for all of the mothers in the congregation but really just wanting to curl in my bed…

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Hey, is this thing on?

May 9, 2017

Oh well hey there, everybody! (“She’s alliiiiiivvve. She’s alliiiiiiiiiiiiiveee!”) It’s been about a minute since I’ve popped in here and today just felt like a good day to do just that. Um, how is everyone?? No, really – I want to know. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know quite a bit has happened in my life these last 5 months… Crew is now (almost) 9 months old, the three of us moved back home to Indiana, and I…

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