My Special Talent: Writing Thank You Notes

November 18th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3196" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Stationery from Minted.[/caption] I've been told I write a good thank you note. I take pride in the thank you notes that I write. I make them personal and heartfelt. I try to write them in the three days following a the event that deserves a thank you (I don't always make that deadline, but I try).  I think my secret…

“Life Is Short. Enjoy The Butter.”

November 17th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3192" align="aligncenter" width="550"] My Waffle House waffle at breakfast on Sunday.[/caption] Consider it trademarked, I am adding it to my life mottos (currently consisting of only "Always Be Prepared"): "Life is short. Enjoy the butter." I love butter. When I was growing up, my parents used to ask me if I wanted bread with my butter since I considered the bread just a vehicle…

Wedding Vows

November 16th, 2014

The wedding reception was fun, but the ceremony was the most special part. It will be one of the memories I hold dear in my heart forever. Matthew and I decided to write our own wedding vows. The hard part wasn't the writing of the vows. We knew exactly how we felt about each other and we were each able to articulate those feelings. The…

Wedding Reflections

November 15th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3151" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by: Whitney Bower[/caption] It has been six weeks since our wedding. I have had time to relax, reflect and review all the photos. Through my eyes, every detail was perfect. I know that not everything was truly perfect, but I did not notice. What I Wish I Had Done Started planning earlier. I thought the wedding would be simple. I…

Newly Married: To Change My Name Or Not?

October 9th, 2014

I just got married. Again. This one is forever, of that I am sure. I could not be happier. But, it has been eight years now that I have been using my maiden name again, and those eight years were critical growth years for my career. I feel like I would be discarding my professional brand identity if I were to change my name to…

My Kind Of Party

July 30th, 2014

To quote my Godmother when planning a beach vacation, "You can snorkel, boat, or beach-comb. Or sit inside and read like Emily." I found this phrase on a sweatshirt in my Pinterest feed. I was so me, I had to recreate it as a poster.