05 April 2011

Party it Up!

A blog party? What could possibly be better! I'm a bit late getting started on this, since there are only 3 more days left of the partAy, but I wanted to be sure and get my blog out there! For more information on exactly what the blog party is and how it started, click the image above :)

From what I can gather, the blog party is basically just a way for everyone to get out in the blog world and let each other know "hey! I'm here! and this is what my blog is about!" I think it's so great that this kind of thing exists... especially since I was just talking about how the bloggerverse is a family last week!

This is also an astronomically better way to find blogs than clicking the next blog button on the blogger navbar, at least for the blogs in my niche. There are literally hundreds of bloggers who have put their links up, and then all these blogs are divided by the content of the blog- we've got a whole bunch of mommy blogs (no surprise there!), a handful of daddy blogs, some religious blogs, business blogs, and the categories I fit into- specialty blogs and daily life and opinion blogs. I can't wait to get started and find tons of new blogger friends!

So, without further adieu, here is my party post :)
This is me. My name is Emily, but there's a whole slew of names that I go by. For instance, my boyfriend Stewart calls me Emilem.
The two of us were born and grew up in Prescott, Arizona and we went to the same high school, but we didn't start hanging out until senior year. Now we both live down in Tucson, Arizona where I'm going to U of A with a Media Arts major and Classics minor, and he's going to Pima Community College with an emphasis in history. We go on hikes, invent themed drinks, play boardgames, read Harry Potter, and spend far too much time watching things on Netflix Instant.

My blog is about us and our lives sometimes, but it's about a whole lot of other stuff too! It's about all the bits and pieces that make me what I am- all my interests, my hobbies, my favorite things, my friends and family... basically it's me in website form.

So who am I? I'm an (almost) 20 year old small-town girl living in the city where my parents met. I love movies and media of any kind really, which is why I started my Movie Mondays feature. I'm an avid cook and I want to know how to cook EVERYTHING, although I myself am a vegan (with good cheese and sushi being my only exceptions). I've got a lot of recipes up on this site, some of them vegan, lots of them vegetarian, and even one or two with meat. I really love music, my favorite genres being indie rock or folk like First Aid Kit, Horse Feathers, and Modest Mouse. I love lots of stuff though, and I'm always looking for new suggestions!

I'm always in the middle of some book. Right now I'm reading both Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar as well as Eat, Pray, Love. I've got a long list of books to read after that, too :) I ride my bike to school (which I hate... it's kind of like reading for class, you know? When it's something you have to do it's not as enjoyable) and drive my white subaru outback everywhere else. I love thrifting, crafting, and I'm hoping to improve my meager sewing skills very soon so that I can make a ton of cool stuff for our new apartment this fall.

One of my favorite things to do is work out, because the feeling after you've run 3 miles and get to stop and cool down is one of the best highs in the world. I'm awesome at procrastinating (I should be getting ready for my 2 pm class!), and would like to spend more time doing all the things I come up with in my whirlwind of a mind. I love gray skies and rain, but living in portland made me also love sunshine. I love arizona, although I'd like to leave it again for a little while. I collect business cards unintentionally... I just take them from everywhere I go and don't want to throw them away. They're an amazing way to document the things you've done and the places you've gone.

I try to live my life with joy and appreciation, and always look for the little things to find pleasure in because it makes every day fun and special. I love to sing, and spent many years throughout middle school, high school, and college in choirs. I also love to dance, but I'm not terribly good at it. I drink pots and pots of tea and love going out to coffee with friends. Blogging is one of my favorite things to do- I just love taking photos, thinking up fun posts, and documenting my life.

What else is there to say? probably a zillion things, but I'll leave it at that for now! That's me, my blog, my boyrfriend, and my life. Now it's your turn to tell me about yours :)


  1. Great to meet you thru the blog hop. Your business card collection is funny. Now following you. http://tvstake.blogspot.com

  2. Hey there! Visiting from the party!!!
    It is nice to meet you!
    I hope you can stop by my place at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

  3. Great to meet you from the Ultimate Blog Party! Your hair is so long and pretty!

    I'm your newest follower and I truly look forward to reading more. Please return the follow love!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Returning the favor and following too! Have fun partying!