curious about em?

What do you write about on Em for Marvelous?

I write about the people, places, and things I love — anything marvelous, really. I especially like to write about our house and the projects I dream up for it, financial freedom, my goals, and our adventures. I have truly marvelous readers, and we sometimes like to discuss interesting topics like homesickness, pet nicknames, or deciding to have children.

I see you’re married! Tell me more about your wedding.

Of course! Here are all the posts I wrote about our wedding while planning it. I recapped our celebration in seven posts: wedding week, rehearsal dinner, wedding morning, first look, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Here’s our wedding highlights film. I’ve organized things a bit more neatly here.

Did I hear you have a daughter?

Why yes, you did! She is truly marvelous :) Here is the story of her birth and these are her newborn photos. Here are all my posts about pregnancy and parenthood.

My goodness, you sure like goals a lot, don’t you?

Why yes, I do! Here are some posts you might find interesting if you like goals, too:
My current (2017) goals
My most recent goal project: a 60 Before 30 list (and a recap of it)
My 2016 guideposts
My daily habits for 2014
My daily habits for 2013
My daily habits for 2012
My second 101 in 1001 goal project, from 2011 to 2013
My first 101 in 1001 goal project, from 2008 to 2010

My most important goal, though, is to be a light. I love this from John 1: He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

Where do you live?

We live in the Triangle of North Carolina. You can see our first apartment here and learn more about our first (and current) house here. You can find most of our NC adventures here. I also wrote a Durham city guide!

Is this your job?

Nope! I have a job I love in the wedding industry. I work on Em for Marvelous in my spare time. I do on occasion use affiliate links, where I earn a small percentage if you make a purchase via my link, but I wouldn’t consider that a job :)

Can I buy the things you make?

Sure, you can buy some of them! I sell a variety of drink stirrers, invitations, and sometimes random things that customers suggest, but I am partial to tinsel :)

Tell me more about your site, please.

Of course! It was designed by me and Brooke at Curious & Company, and programmed by Curious & Company. I collected color inspiration using this Pinterest board. The calligraphy in my header is by Melissa Esplin, and the photo of me on the front page is by Landon Jacob.

Are you marvelous?

Of course I am! And you are, too!