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September 11, 2015

This picture has nothing to do with today’s post, other than the fact that he’s my favorite guy. It’s blurry and grainy and totally looks like I’m missing a middle finger (I have no idea how that happened, I can assure you it’s still very much in tact) but I cherish these random date nights, out late together… even if it means we’re dead tired the next day. I also can’t continue on with this post without recognizing the hard truth that today holds such painful memories for so many. No matter how many years go by, we will always remember the lives that were lost and changed on 9/11.

Alright. Let’s talk about the fact that it’s Friday and that I have such a cool giveaway to share with you guys, I’m so excited! First though, let’s talk Friday Faves…

 Is it any surprise that I’m loving everything about Pinterest right now? We are planning on painting our kitchen cabinets white and starting with that new home project because we thought, How hard can it be? Well did you know there are 928365230956 shades of white? Picture me standing in the paint aisle at Lowes, staring at the rows and rows of whites, while I mumble under my breath, Dude. Just give me freakin’ white – the real one. Pinterest to the rescue because it’s so much easier to just copy other people’s kitchens 😉 
 The temps are supposed to dip down into the high 40s this weekend (as a low) and I’m loving EVERYTHING about that. I’m totally going to put on fuzzy socks and a sweatshirt when I wake up tomorrow morning.. and then grab my favorite coffee cup, pour myself some hot joe, and then cup the mug with both hands and hold it close to my face while I stare off to the side – all cliché-like – like any good blogger would do. I may even Instagram it because, you know- I’m a blogger. 
 Speaking of cliché, have you all heard about the Socality Barbie Instagram? GUYS. It’s absolutely hilarious. I found it a few weeks ago and spent a good 15 minutes just dying laughing over all the pictures and captions. 

I told you- hilarious. While Barbie’s account has apparently offended some, I’d like to say LIGHTEN UP. I think it’s really important that we’re able to laugh at ourselves, to not take ourselves too seriously. I have very strong feelings about what we choose to share on social media and what’s “right and wrong” – so strong that I wrote an entire post about it. Basically? DO YOU. We all find inspiration from different places and things and by no means do our blogs or social media accounts 100% reflect our in-real-life lives. You wanna post a picture of an ice-cream cone in front of a wall, DO IT. 
 Alright, speaking of lightening things up a bit…. I’m currently obsessed with Good Word Candles shop on Etsy. (Did you catch that pun?! Did you?!) I love everything about this shop. Yes, I’m a candle fanatic and you all know my love for gratitude and positivity so you take quotes & encouraging verses and put them on a candle?? We’re talkin’ true love here. 


Love, right? Good Word Candles has a ton of scents to choose from – currently, Citronella, Citron & Mandarin, Clean Cotton, Coconut Lime Verbena, Cool Citrus Basil, Grapefruit, Lavender Chamomile, Lemon Verbena, Mulberry, Plumeria, and Pomegranate. I chose Grapefruit, even though it may not be a very fall-like smell, it’s one of my favorite smells – one I deem appropriate year-round 🙂 The quote I chose was “I will tell of your greatness as long as I have breath.”

Whitney, the mastermind behind these little lights of inspiration, would like to gift one of these candles to a lucky Ember Grey reader!! This giveaway will be open until 9/20, good luck! 

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Have a great weekend! 
*Good Word Candles gave me a free candle (plus a second candle to be used in a giveaway!) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. Thanks so much to Adproval for, once again, giving me the opportunity to connect with such a cool business!

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  • Denise

    I’d try “Great Is Thy Faithfulnesss” with the plumeria scent. Thanks!

  • To be honest…it’s hard to choose a candle….I would do Lemon Verbena and Be Still. Great giveaway!

    Now….on to the whites. AMEN!! Where is the simple plain white with no points of blue yellow or green? When you find it send me the color please! 😉

    Barbie Instagram….hilarious…love it and spot on!

    • It was really hard for me to choose just one candle too – I’m already dying to try some of the other scents.

      I’m going to try out 2 whites I’ve found and like and will definitely share my findings! 🙂

  • I love that you told everyone to lighten up about Barbie . . .because seriously! she’s just funny! and I would definitely choose the candle ‘my grace is sufficient for you’ in plumeria.

  • Oh my heavens, I love those candles! And I LOVE the weekend temperature lows (here in Ohio, too!). I’m so ready for fall! I discovered Socality Barbie this weekend and I giggle every time there’s a new post. So funny!! Have a wonderful weekend! Good luck with your white paint chaos!! 🙂 EDIT: I would totally pick the “Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul.” candle in any scent!

  • Oh my goodness, these candles are soooo cute!!!

    I would choose “it is well with my soul” in clean cotton 🙂

  • Seriously, my love for scripture, words and candles. I can’t pick just one, I love them all. No preference here! Okay, Emily, I expect now to see the picture tomorrow morning of a cooler TN morning with you in it, sipping coffee. Then maybe it will happen here in NC. Barbie pictures – what doesn’t offend someone these days! I got a good laugh out of it.

  • Oh my… You are missing half of your middle finger! These candles look adorbs. Happy Friday!

    • hahaha. I always do weird things with my hands when the camera goes off. So weird!

  • Jae

    I discovered Socality Barbie from another blogger a few days ago, and I died laughing at her posts, too! I didn’t take offense at all!

  • I love the Great is Thy Faithfulness candle!

  • Valerie Theberge
  • I love the “be brave” candle! I’m so jealous of your cooler weather, I was just telling Anne that! Someday… 🙂

    • Does it even get cold in TX?!

      • Ha, I hope so otherwise I have A LOT of sweaters that will never be worn again… well until I go home for visits 🙂

  • That IG account hahaha. I love all of them but especially bless the lord oh my soul!

  • Totally just followed that instagram account. And yes, people need to lighten up a ton. I feel like everyone is so oversensitive nowadays.

  • The PNW barbie is my favorite. I even whipped out my old barbies for a social at my house. And those candles are so inspiring

  • Emily

    If I won, I would choose Hand Poured Soul Candle that says “Be Still and Know”.

  • I love those candles (and am finally out of the dorms – so legally allowed to burn them!) My favorite is the “I will give you rest” one, especially because I think this first year post-grad will be a little more restful than school was.

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    I love the ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ candle in Coconut Lime Verbena!

  • The Barbie instagram account is hysterical. I love it 🙂

  • I would love the “Be Still & Know” candle in Mulberry 🙂 And – the barbie instagram – hilarious!

  • Heather ツ

    I’d love to get the “Bless The Lord Oh My Soul” in the Lemon Verbena or Lavender Chamomile scent.

    (Rosie A)

  • I would choose “He cares for you”.

  • Lisa

    I would love to get the Be Kind Candle in Lavender Chamomile.

  • Ashley C

    I’d love the Be Still and Know candle in Lavender Chamomile 🙂

  • Abby

    I would either get the Be Kind candle or the Abide candle! These are SO CUTE. thanks for the chance!

  • Jules

    I would get the Grace candle in the Lavender Chamomile scent!

  • Megan Zuchowski

    I love the be kind candle

  • Pomegranate!! Love these, so cute!

  • anita leibert

    I would choose

    Hand Poured Soy Candle // Amazing Grace

  • Christina Moore
  • Beth W

    I love the ‘Be Kind’ candle! And probably one of the citrus scents!

  • Natalie Carlson Brown

    I truly love this candle collection! I would choose the “Be Kind” candle. Thank-you for this generous chance. 🙂

  • Giovy Sessa
  • Leah

    I’d pick the “I will tell of your greatness” in plumeria or grapefruit. Thanks!

  • Such a lovely idea to combine pretty scents and beautiful words! I’d get “Be Still & Know” in the lemon verbena scent. (Our honeymoon hotels all had L’Occitane toiletries in that scent so it always takes me back to Italy, relaxation and happiness! )

    • Love when a scent brings back some of the best memories 🙂 I still have some lotion left over from our hotel stay in Paris and it always makes me think of our time there when I put it on!

  • laroyal06

    I would get the I Will Give You Rest candle.

  • Michelle Castagne

    Be Strong in lemon verbena.

  • chall1018

    I think I would choose the It Is Well With My Soul candle. But it’s so tough to say. I love them all. For the scent I would choose Lavender Chamomile.

  • hofken

    Be Still and Know in Cool Citrus Basil

  • Laurie Murley

    I would love to have the rest candle

  • sarah k.

    There are so many great choices, I’m not sure yet, maybe Be Brave in either coconut lie verbena, lavender chamomile or citron & mandarin. sarah s

  • Bonny McDevitt

    I would get the
    Hand Poured Soy Candle // Amazing Grace in Plumeria <3

  • Rachel Beltz

    I really love the It Is Well with My Soul in Coconut Lime Verbena!