Friday, April 13, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Hey everybody!  Thanks for visiting me here at Dear Emmeline. 
Whether you are new to my blog or have been following along for a bit,
welcome and thanks for dropping in! 

Whether you stopped by from the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom or if you are already following along you may want to know more about me.

Not that I think everyone wants to know everything about me or anything,  I just know when I find a blog that draws me in I'm typically racing through the pages thinking....."Who is this person?  Where are they from?  Wonder if they have kids.  What do they like?  Ooooohh, they have similar interests!  Maybe we could be friends!?   Oh wait,  they live across the country.   Hmm, well we could be online buddies...maybe one day we'll meet and hit it off in person!  Ahh, love that dresser!  Oh my, her whole house is gorgeous!  She is so fill in the blank .....personable, admirable, talented, creative, funny!  One day we have to be friends!  I'm opening up my BFF slot immediately!"

Does anyone else have internal dialogue that runs along the same lines?  I may just be crazy but whether I "know" someone or not I like to know what I can and silly as it seems feel like I'm friends with the bloggers I follow along with.  A girl can dream that one day she might actually be friends with some or all of these ladies who are passionate and interested in the same things.....God, their families, crafting, interior design, vintage lovelies, food, friendship, the list goes on.

So, I guess it's time for me to share.

Name: Jessica

Husband: YES- 5 years this May!

Children: 2, 1 girl & 1 boy (both under the age of 3 and yes, right now I am home with them)

Blog: Dear Emmeline- Emmeline means industrious, hardworking and since this little venture is about the "work" that I love to may be able to see why I picked the name!  Plus, I'm in the process of turning this into a business to help add to our family income and the name was flexible.  I need flexible since I tend to dabble in anything that gets my creative juices flowing and have a hard time committing myself to just one thing.  My blog is about my adventures in furniture refinishing, home improvements, handmade decor, and treasure hunting!  I don't see that changing but I want to feel free to add on anything else I may choose to take up.  I will try my hand at pretty much anything and am inspired by pretty much everything.
Favorite Colors:  At one point blue, then purple, and now if you asked me I would probably just say ALL.  I love COLOR in general!  It's not that I'm non-committal.  I just can't decide because there is something that is beautiful about all of them to me.  Whether it is a combination of colors and how they look together, or a feeling that is evoked, or a memory, or place that I think of when I see a color or colors.....I don't know.  But color in general just moves and inspires me!  One day, I hope to take the time to sit down and reflect and thoughtfully craft a post about why I think this is the case!  I will say briefly I believe it is because it is an aspect of God's creation which reflects his glory!

Location:  Maryland (born and raised)

Well, there may be more you wish to know but the baby waking up from his nap upstairs is interrupting my concentration!  If you have anything else you can think of to ask please do!!  And, also I'd love if you'd comment and let me know a little ab out you!


  1. Hi! Found you through UBP 12 and I'm excited to see what you share. I'm a new follower and hope to use a couple tips in decorating my new house. Come say hello sometime for some yummy, family-friendly recipes. Have a great day!!

  2. Hi via the UBP. Nice intro and site.

    Wow you've got some clever things here! Do you watch that show Kash and Kari; she does some great things refinishing furniture and old findings. It's on HGTV.

    Stop by and say hi sometime, I'd love to see you!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Sam! I have seen Cash and Cari! It's a great show...though we got rid of cable so now I can only watch the shows posted online. She owns an awesome store called Re-Purpose...full of inspiration!


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