Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Please forgive me for not blogging as I should, but my life is a bit out of control at the moment.

So I'm going to need some time...but I'll be back soon!

On a fun note, my sweetest mommy got me this adorable Whitman's Sampler for Halloween...

And for a giggle, here is one of our dogs, Shelby, in her Halloween costume:

She's embarrassed. We think it's hilarious.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Poem

I've been meaning to share this poem with you guys for a long time now, and I thought I would do so on this late Sunday evening.

A friend of mine from Silver Bay shared this at Vespers one night, and she passed a copy along to me.


If thou couldst empty all thyself of self,
Like to a shell dishabited,
Then might He find thee on the Ocean shelf,
And say, "This is not dead,"
And fill thee with Himself instead.

But thou art replete with very thou,
And Hast such shrewd activity,
That, when He comes, He says, "This is enow unto itself,
'Twere better let it be:
It is so small and full; there is no room for Me."

T.E. Browne

I think this poem is just a gentle reminder to empty ourselves of selfishness and self-centeredness and always leave room for God's will and word in our lives. I, personally, am often focused on my immediate needs and wants, and I have to slow down and focus on what God has to say!

Hope you all have a wonderful start to the week!

Giveaway Winner

The winner of my rosette hairpins is...

...comment number 5 - Hallie!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends...

I just sang that.

Don't judge.

But, seriously, I do need your help. I have tried in vain (and feel stupid for asking) to figure out how to answer other bloggers' comments with an email. I just don't get it. And I want to respond to all your lovely comments!

Someone please help me...before I cry. That would be sad.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Etsy Love

If I had a significant other, and he loved coffee as much as I do (or even if he didn't...but he probably should for his own sanity), I would have to send him this...

...because it's so adorable!!!

Seriously, my heart jumped a bit when I ran across this. Or was that one cup too many this morning?

Don't forget to hop on over to Facebook, become a fan of Emerging Em, and then enter my giveaway here!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Giveaway: Facebook Fans

Have you seen my new rosette hairpins?

If you haven't, here they are...

...and I'm giving away a pair to my Facebook fans - in the color of your choice!

If you win, you can let me know your color of choice, and I'll do my best to find ribbon in that color.

To enter:
Mandatory: Become a fan of Emerging Em on Facebook.

Extra Entries:
1. Visit my Etsy shop, and tell me what your favorite item is.
2. Blog or post on Facebook about this giveaway.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and don't forget to leave a way for me to get in touch with you!
The winner will be chosen on October 23 through

Good luck!

Monday, October 11, 2010


I'm unsure how over a week managed to go by without me blogging. It's probably the 2398338 concerts and rehearsals I had last week. And I have quite a few more this week.

I'm ready for fall break. I'm also running out of black clothes.

Anyhow, onwards.

I added some prints, mostly from my travels in Europe, to my etsy shop!
Here are a few:

Carousel, Paris, France

The Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy

Galleries Lafayette, Paris, France

Roman Spas, Bath England

Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Please check out the others if you get a chance!

p.s. Be on the lookout for a giveaway for my Facebook fans soon!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New to Etsy

I added several new items to my etsy shop today!

Periwinkle Hand Knitted Scarf

Royal Purple Rosette Hairpins

Cream Rosette Hair Clip

Symphony Rosette Headband