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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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Stranded: Three Famous People

July 13, 2016

Truth be told, I have always been a fan of the “If you were stranded on a deserted island…” questions. I like asking them and I like answering them. It has the potential to be hilarious, and I feel like you can tell a lot by a person by the answers they choose. So when I noticed the Stranded linkup series hosted by Shay & Erika, I knew I’d just found my new must-join linkup. Even better? This month’s topic is…

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The Ember Grey Tell-All, Vol. 4

May 11, 2016

Happy Wednesday! Well, it occurred to me earlier this month that I’ve gained a few new readers (which is awesome!), so I thought it might be fun to team up with some of my blogger friends and do a re-introduction of sorts. I’ve had a lot of fun with the rest of these blogger gals, coming up with fun questions to answer and share with you all, and hope you’ll give them a visit today too! I’m Emily, Blogger of…

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Your Life’s Story.

May 4, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot about my life’s story and what parts of it and me I would want others to remember and know. I mean, thinking about this sort of thing is typically something that is done towards the end of one’s life, I know this, but sometimes I have to remind myself that my story has already begun. I’ve had some pretty big moments in my life so far that hold large chapters, like the time I signed…

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Wait, are you kidding or do you really dance like that?

January 29, 2016

That’s what he said to me, you know. Christian and I had just started dating and I think I started to freestyle or something in the hallway of my condo building when, as he stared – horrified – he said, “Wait. Are you kidding or do you really dance like that?” And I’ve been scarred ever since 😉 (What can I say? #whitegirlprobs) The truth is, I know I’m not the best dancer, but when I feel it I can’t…

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The Magic of the Season. (A Grateful Heart)

December 7, 2015
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We got our tree yesterday (Fred IV) and as I sat in our family room that afternoon, admiring our sweet tree as the branches began to rest down, I thought to myself – green is a really great, calming color… more rooms need more green. And then I had a funny thought and wondered if God favored a color and that if He did, it must be green because there is so much of it on our planet. (Random Thoughts…

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He pulls me higher.

March 11, 2015

There I sat – on the middle school gym floor in those awkwardly hideous shorts and shirt- both of them too big for my super tall and gangly body. Our gym teacher was explaining how the boys would soon go to their locker room and the girls would go to theirs and we would all be checked for this thing called ‘Scoliosis.’ I’d never heard of it before and as the teacher explained to us what it was (an abnormal…

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The Ember Grey Tell-All, Vol. 3

February 26, 2015

  What is your favorite drink at Starbucks? I’d be forced to say Skinny Vanilla Latte (with soy) but only because I’m too afraid to order much else. While I do love the SVL, I never know how to say any of the other orders. Regular Starbucks goers tend to be very serious about their ordering. That place gives me anxiety for that reason alone, haha 😉 (I think living in Chicago for 8+ years wrecked me on that one.…

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Conversations w/ my Husband: Gangsta Wife

February 12, 2015

Christian and I often times have the most random, sometimes weird conversations. Of course it’s all totally normal to us… I only realize how weird we really are when I share these conversations with other people. There was one point in our relationship where he confessed to me that sometimes when he’s driving, he likes to listen to the spanish channel on the radio because he doesn’t know what they’re saying so he can just kind of zone out. I…

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The Ember Grey Tell-All, Vol. 2

February 10, 2015

When did you start modeling? I started modeling when I was 16, but signed with my dream agency, Elite Model Management, my senior year of college. The very first job I booked landed me on numerous billboards, print, a commercial, and a runway show in NYC. Ironically, while it had taken me 6 years to grow out my hair as long as I’d ever had it, this first booked job also entailed dyeing it red and cutting it the shortest…

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