beautiful blogger

I’m pretty new to blogging.  I remember vividly a few years ago my husband talking about ‘blogs’ and I was clueless.  Somehow, I found a blog which led me to another and then another, and … you know the story. I was hooked.  I go in spurts.  Right now I’m on a blog-love spurt. I think the lack of magazines in print has influenced this greatly.  Sometimes {okay, a lot of times} I just want to sit on the couch and look at an inspiring magazine. However, my favorites have all been cancelled {I’m still in mourning}, and so I have turned to blogs.

One of those blogs is Loving Pretty Things.  Good inspiring photos, links, personal stories. Its what I love.

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And she generously nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award. 


Sometimes I feel like I don’t really know why someone would want to read about me or see images that I like {do we all doubt ourselves? Do we blog for each other or for our own pleasure?}. The fact that Tracy, a perfect stranger, would find my blog both beautiful and worthy of a little award is touching. 

And so, as a recipient of a nomination, I am now required to follow the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

Copy the award & place it on your blog.

Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself.

Nominate 7 bloggers.
Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

So here is my list of 7 interesting things about me {can’t promise it is very interesting, but it is a list nevertheless}:

1. I really love good worship music. I wish I could always listen to ‘my’ music in the car, but most of the time it is Psalty or a kid movie. Although I can’t complain because an in-car DVD player is the greatest invention ever created for moms like me.

2. I prefer every light to be on in the house. For no other reason than that I like light {my husband did just walk past me and mutter, “why is every light in our house on right now?”}

3. This is NOT interesting, but I am just dying to lay on my stomach. Soon, I remind myself. Soon.

4. Both my husband and I are from the Seattle area, but we met at college in California {Azusa Pacific University}. We joke that neither of us needs a degree to do our jobs. Therefore, we paid A LOT of money to meet each other {and some great friends}.

5. As a little girl I was a ballet dancer and still have a secret dream of being a ballerina. It is such a far cry from anything that might happen, so I just do pilates instead {I call it ballet laying down}.  But let me be honest for a moment and add that I haven’t done pilates in, oh, ten months maybe. I’m really not a devoted work-out kind of girl. Perhaps someday.

6. The highlight of my day is getting the mail. That sounds like I have a terribly boring life. But I do really enjoy getting mail.

7. Someday I’m pretty sure we’ll live in a warehouse. This is my husband’s dream of all dreams and I will oblige happily once we no longer have kids who need a neighborhood to play in.

And now for seven of my favorite blogs {that I also think are beautiful}

1. armommy.blogspot.com

I do love this blog, but even more so, I love the lady behind the blog. Rae is a dear friend of mine with such a creative talent and sweet heart for moms. Please have a look around at her stuff!

2. audreycaroline.blogspot.com

it is very likely that you’ve read her story, but I adore Angie’s wisdom and vulnerability and can’t wait for her book to come out!

3. mymamamadeit.blogspot

great creative ideas for re-designing clothes.

4. blog.urbangrace.com

she hasn’t been blogging as much as when I first started reading {could be something to do with the darling baby she just had} but I love Erika’s style, her ideas and photographs.

5. flythroughourwindow.com

a fun mix of amusing stories, recipes, adventures and thoughts from Erika’s twin sister Darby. Definitely one of my favorites.

6. resolved2worship.xanga.com

I mostly adore this one for the photography of this G O R G E O U S woman’s G O R G E O U S seven children.

7. lindseycheney.blogspot.com

good craft ideas, inspiring house, darling children … a fun read.


So there you have it. Thanks again Tracy for the nomination!


  1. I had a flashback when you mentioned Psalty...oh memories that brings back. I too find that the time I used to cherish reading magazines is now spent on the hunt for new blogs. Thanks for sharing some of your favs.

  2. Emily - thank YOU! You are so sweet - and your blog is OH-SO beautiful - I can't wait to show your kitchen....tomorrow! ;)

    OK, I have many, many friends who went to APU (and we have many current APU girls as our babysitters...!) - what year did you graduate? Seems as if lots of your friends could be my friends living here in Pasadena!

    Hugs and have a great night!


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  4. Tracy: we graduated in 2001. We adored our school and have been back to visit several times over the past years. It is much bigger now, but still has the same wonderful feeling. How fun to see if we know any of the same people! It is a small world.

  5. I'm so happy that I came across your blog. I love it, you have such great style. Simple and fresh... Beautiful.

    Somewhere in your blog I read that every time your friends come over they notice you've rearranged things. I'm happy to know I'm not alone in my need to switch things up:)

  6. congrats em! you absolutely deserve it.... and more. thanks for the shout out. xo