Friday, September 23, 2011

Coming Up for Air

Yeah, I've got nothing. Nothing exciting, at least.

I've been bland and busy -- all at the same time. Remarkable, eh? Been busy trying to wrap up Heartsy orders I received through Etsy and other orders I've received outside of my Etsy shop.

Almost. There.

If you're waiting for an order to arrive, hold tight! It's on its way!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Feasty Friday

My coworkers surprised me this morning with a breakfast buffet bagel spread for my birthday. Bagels and cream cheese all around!

I love surprises.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Etsy Shop Highlight of the Week

This week's highlight is TortoiseLovesDonkey.

These are so totally cute. I may just have to have a few to bring a little life to a window sill near me.

And I just love this photo:

Check out their Etsy shop, eh? Which Etsy shops do you love?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I Heart Hats


Hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend! I sure did. Though I must admit that I'm not a fan of this rainy cooler weather that has shown up.

With that in mind, I think I'll be rocking my new Bear Bryant houndstooth fedora. Must wear on game day.

RTR, baby!

Friday, September 2, 2011


Just a quick little update:

If you were lucky to get one of the Heartsy vouchers offered for my shop last week, be sure to use them before the end of November when they expire. This is perfect timing for holiday shopping!

And speaking of holiday shopping, the holidays will be here before you know it! Each year, I tell myself that I will be proactive and shop throughout the year, and each year I'm freaking out a week before Christmas because I've done nothing. Not this year! No siree! I will not procrastinate this year!

The top things on my list:
-- Handmade jewelry for my besties (I have QUITE a few favorite shops on Etsy)
-- Cute housewares for my sisters
-- Pocketbook for my momma
-- Books, movies and iTunes cards for my brother

What will you be shopping for this year?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Etsy Shops Highlight of the Week

Now that it's September, my mind automatically shifts to an autumn mindset. With that, for some reason, comes a desire to nest like it's my J.O.B. No, I'm not with child. But I'm completely in the mood for a decor overhaul. Lunch breaks will be spent at Bed Bath & Beyond, HomeGoods and maaaaaybe Anthropologie.

At the moment, I'm in the mood for a big piece of wall art and fresh pottery. In fact, I could do a month of posts on pottery. Some of my favorites:





Saturday, August 27, 2011

Heartsy Deal

My Heartsy deal is live on right now. Deal ends at midnight August 30. If you've been eying a piece in my shop, now's your chance to buy a coupon that will give at least 50% off. Purchase a coupon for $21 and get a $43 credit in my Etsy shop. A limited number of coupons are available. Go for it!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Etsy Shop Highlight of the Week

l e t t e r h a p p y

The cleanness and simplicity of these prints are awesome enough as they are, but the meaning behind the words strike me. As someone who has, on many occasions, questioned what I should be doing, where in life I should be and what part of the world I should live in, these two prints speak volumes to me. And they just make me happy. So I must have what makes me happy, right? Maybe I should add letterhappy prints to my birthday list?

Check out letterhappy's Etsy shop here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Countdown is On

My birthday wish list contains the following:

1. Ponies
2. Petticoats
3. Petit Fours
4. Ryan Reynolds

Please plan accordingly.

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Summer as a Bibliophile

bib-lio-phile (noun): a lover of books especially for qualities of format; also: a book collector.

This summer I read just a few books. I'd love to read more actually, so I'll need some suggestions. Next on my list: The Help. What should I read after that? Which books did you love?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Are You Ready...

For Some Football?

College football, that is.

It's almost time, and you need to be prepared with the bling to cheer for your team on game day!

Roll Tide? War Eagle? Go Sooners? Go Cocks? Whatever your flavor, I can make it work.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Fancy Pants Friday!

And I'm rocking a fedora!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My newest shop item started out as a special request from a very dear friend of mine. She wanted a gold heart that was dainty, yet big enough to put her daughter's initials on.

This keepsake necklace can be found in my Etsy shop, along with many other keepsake pieces.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Etsy Shop Highlight of the Week

l o n g w i n t e r f a r m

I'm a natural kind of girl. I don't like extra additives, ingredients, layers, etc.

I like to know I'm not slathering unnecessary/toxic chemicals on my skin, lips, food, dishes - you get the idea.

So I'm delighted to discover a new-to-me Etsy shop!

Check out Long Winter Farm. The Lip Rescue will soon be ordered by me, as well as some of the perfume oils. I've already started a shopping list!


To celebrate a wonderful summer (not the fact that it's swiftly coming to an end), you can get 20% off your purchase in my Etsy shop by entering coupon code SUMMER20 during checkout.

It's never to early for holiday shopping - or that's my motto, at least.

Stock up and enjoy!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hi everyone! After a 6 month hiatus, Gems By Emily M is up and running again!

Be sure to stop in soon to check out the shop!

Lots of pieces work well as gifts for new brides, bridesmaids and "push presents", for new mothers! As always, I'm happy to work with you on the perfect custom gift!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year - New Goals

Happy New Year everyone! Hope the year is going well for all of you and that you are living the life you want!

I know a lot of us are trying to get in shape for the new year, and after eating all of that holiday food, it's proving to be quite the challenge for some of us. (Ahem.) So I'm trying to inspire myself to get off the couch and get out into the streets for a little running action. If only there wasn't so much snow.

I'd like to complete a few races this year, even if I just run/walk or walk them. I have terrible knees and hips from the cross-country running I did in high running long distances always proves painful for me. In addition to doing some extra training and strength building, I'm going to push myself to finish a few races this year just so I can add more and more charms to a necklace that I started last year.

If you'd like to give yourself a few incentives to complete a race or two this year, this necklace can be found in my Etsy shop!