I don’t typically write posts that are personal in any way. In fact, many of my posts are quick copy and pastes of newsletters or other social media posts. I strive to cover all my ground to keep all of you up to date. I don’t have a HUGE blog following so it normally gets slightly neglected.
I value my privacy and truly believe privacy is a lost art… A tool that is rusting in today’s society. This post will in no way be a tell all or a BEHIND the scenes scoop of Appliqué Alley … But I would like you to know a little more about the designer you entrust with your creations. Honestly, I’m pretty normal and there isn’t too much to tell. ☺️
First off… My name is Emily and I’m currently 32 years old. I’m a simple work at home mom trying cling to God, get in shape, keep a happy husband, entertain my children, work, get enough sleep (NOT), etc etc etc. I enjoy a good book or movie and a glass of wine. I might have a slight addiction to my scentsy burners. (I like my house to smell yummy.). I have an even bigger addiction to make up and perfume. I’m not kidding y’all… I AM ADDICTED. I love it!!! I struggle to balance it all … So if you have any pointers, I would LOVE to hear them. Working at home is a HUGE blessing for our family dynamic but it doesn’t come without it’s own trials. It’s always a work in progress.
Here’s the last “family portrait” of my little family:
I started Applique Alley 4 1/2 years ago. At the time, I had a home painting business (canvases, door hangers, and such). I LOVE PAINTING… But I was still searching for something. Then a friend purchased an embroidery machine… She couldn’t always find what she was looking for … I could draw … The rest is pretty much history. I bought the software and promised myself (and my husband) that I would teach myself and pay it off in a month. Thanks be to God, I was able to do just that.
I have been very blessed to come across some amazing women over the last 4 1/2 years… I have also come across many people that surprise me! (Good and Bad)
I attended a women’s retreat this past weekend with one sweet girl that I met through my work. I tried to prepare my heart but sometimes I simply don’t know how to do that. Honestly, I have trouble clearing my head enough to prepare DINNER at times… Ha!!
I was excited to learn some new things but I was just as excited to get out and be EMILY. At first, it was pretty much what I expected… Good fellowship, good food, and good stories… Then, it all started sinking deeper. Today, I am not the same as I was yesterday … And it’s good. I am choosing not to share what I learned (for now) because I doubt God would speak the same message to you as he is speaking to me… If I’m being honest again, I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HE IS TRYING TO TELL ME!!! I’m not sure… But I know it’s something good.
Ok. So this isn’t an earth shattering blog post that will go viral and become a national trending topic. That’s ok. There’s enough to inform and possibly maybe even enough to inspire? Simple and real… THIS IS ME.