Tuesday, July 21, 2015

with style & grace: 10 facts about me

I've had this little blog since 2009 and along the way it's changed so much. My blog originally was called "A Pea in the Pod" because it was a pregnancy diary that I started when I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first daughter. Then it became our family name which involved into Sugar and Spice and Everything {Mostly} Nice to document our family moments. 

In the last two years, my blog has shifted to mostly fashion and style so I changed the name back in February and bought my own domain. The new name just fits me so much better now and I love that it's a shorter name, too. I thought it would be fun to share some facts about me with my new readers so you can know the girl behind the blog:

1. I have a degree in Elementary Education and I taught in a third grade classroom for four years. I loved teaching but resigned to spend more time with my daughters.

2. My girls are 5 and 3 {26 months apart}. My oldest is a sassy, performer who also loves a good princess movie and art session. My youngest has the sweetest heart, loves to cuddle, enjoys the color orange, and has the silliest sense of humor. 

3. I'm from a small town that is gradually growing. I love living where I grew up and sharing some of the same experiences that I had with my children.

4. Traveling is my favorite, especially the beach. Any beach. Sand, ocean, salty air- I'm in. 

5. I've been married to my husband for seven years. He proposed to me at the haunted trail where we were first introduced. He scared me as a zombie and had a local news channel there to film it. 

6. After resigning from my teaching position, I ended up finding the perfect part-time job. I now work as the lead STEM {Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math} teacher at The Dream Center; a faith based, non-profit, afterschool program for at-risk youth in my community. It has really been one of the biggest blessings in my life. I am able to pursue my love for teaching children in such a rewarding atmosphere.

7. I have an irrational fear of whales and I think pigs are adorable.

8. I am the youngest of three; I have two older brothers.

9. I started posting outfits on Instagram a few months after having my youngest daughter. I was stuck in the yoga pants + a t-shirt rut. I needed to motivate myself to get dressed and feel better about my appearance. Three years later, I'm still posting my outfits. I love inspiring others and being inspired myself.

10. I am super shy until I get to know someone but when I get to know you, you'll see how much I love to talk {just not on the phone} and how random/silly I can be. 


  1. I love this, Emily! So much fun to learn more about you!

    And #10? Describes me to a T!!