Love for Emma

Screen Shot 2013-01-17 at 8.38.41 PMThere is nothing I love more than Phoenix creatives designing new and beautiful things. My favorite local magazine at the moment is Emma Magazine with the tagline “If Martha Stewart was a twenty-something.” Seriously, someone pulled the pages of this magazine from my brain.

The great read spotlights some of my favorite Phoenix haunts, adorable DIYs, recipes and fashions that are actually my style and it is completely refreshing. I also love the style of photography that captures all the above.

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In the two issues that have come out, Emma Magazine has had recipes for delicious soups (I am going through this phase where all I want to eat is soup), DIY wood transfers, crepes and “Mama Duds,” which I am not pregnant, but I wanted all of their picks.

One of my favorite part of the magazine are the printables! I printed this cute calendar (with my signature glasses) for my work desk and I can’t wait to use the gift tags.

I was even more in love when I flipped to the next page and saw friend Chelsea Brown in her own spread. Chelsea has the great blog Tea Talk and always shares her great daily outfits and thoughts on Phoenix, so they couldn’t have picked a cooler chick.

Screen Shot 2013-01-17 at 8.47.50 PMI am so excited to see the next issues of Emma Magazine. I have been pulling ideas from their outfits, decor and recipes, so I can’t wait to be even more inspired. Check out the December and January issues, as well as videos and outtake, at

I am always looking for new magazines to read and love. What are some magazines you are currently reading?


Why, Hello!

I am late to this blogging game.

For someone who works in public relations and social media, who was an editor of blogs and reads a dozens and dozens of bookmarked blogs, I should’ve been doing this years ago.

And I did! I had a haiku blog where, you guessed it, I blogged in haiku poems. I had a blog about downtown Phoenix for class. I had  a blog where the only thing I remember posting was about my newly painted turquoise room.

This one is different. This one is going to stick. Promise.

Plain and simple, I just want to document the times I have here in Phoenix and elsewhere. I like to do cool things! I eat awesome food! I travel to nice places! And I am terrible at taking pictures and I don’t have a journal (but who does?). So, this will be my 21st century documentation in case my memory ceases to exist in later years. (What an awful thing to think about!)

Oh, and why “Mop Top?”

My hair is literally never smooth or looking how I want it to. Life is the same. It is always never smooth and going how you want it to. As a quintessential Virgo, I am constantly fighting the imperfections of an unplanned “tragedies” in life (my life is actually never tragic in real tragedy terms), but I am now excepting that not everything goes the way I want it to go and I am dealing with it. (Cue “Deal with It” meme.)

That’s it. Even though this blog is mainly for me, I do hope you enjoy it!