Let’s Just Catch Up…

Between the holiday posts (I went a little nuts in October) and all the link-up posts I’ve been doing I think that I’ve failed to really share where I’m at in life with y’all. Also, I know that I’ve had a little more traffic here lately (yay!) so welcome, new friends! Let’s get to know one another just a little bit better.

Some bloggers do coffee dates and some do “currently” posts, but I think I’m just going to refer to this as our little catch-up sesh. First and foremost, I need to gush about the friendly, open, kind environment I’ve entered into with this blog & the blogging world. It probably sounds silly to people that don’t blog, but I really feel like I’ve met some incredibly inspiring people and creative souls just by putting figurative pen to paper here. I hope you guys find this space to be equally inviting and welcoming ❀️

Speaking of inviting spaces… I’m done with Facebook for a while. I don’t have a blog page on there so it doesn’t affect this space, but scrolling through my news feed definitely affects my emotions and temper and heart. So I’m going to be done with all the drama for now…
On a side note, if you’d like to connect via social media please, please check me out here:

(Sorry for the shameless plug… but now my IG is public so yay for that!)

Also! I got another “celebrity tweet”! (Dom, the winning fashion designer from Project: Runway Season 12!)


Ok, how did you guys do this month with NaNoWriMo?? I know not everyone participated, but I’m always so amazed by those who pump out +50,000 words in a month! Woof!

I added a new page to my header recently: 30×30. It’s my to-do list before I turn the big 3-0. I have five years soooo…. hopefully I can cross something off between now and then. (Actually, I get to cross No. 29 off because tonight we’re going to a Cavs game!)

For the record… I don’t understand basketball. Neither does K really. This will be fun…


So I’ve started listening to Christmas music… and I also have some decorations up.
Listen… next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent so I think it’s justified- even Jesus starts the celebration in November. It’s fine…

I haven’t mentioned my dogs once in this little catch-up post… But now I have πŸ™‚ For my birthday last month my thoughtful baby brother & his fiancee got us a 3 month BarkBox subscription. PERFECT GIFT ALERT. Let be real… had they given me money or food I’d have just given it to the fluff babes anyway.

Speaking of my baby wittle younger brother… he’s tying the knot in July next year. (I gushed about his engagement here.) This was the kid that I forced to play “house” with me and who sat through hundreds of fake-school lessons. Now he’s going to be playing house for realzzz soon… I’m not crying, my eyes are just sweating.

(but I actually probably would…)

But honestly, I’m so excited for this wedding and all the pre-wedding festivities! I’m just so thankful for my family!

And that brings us to the end. Have a good Thanksgiving week, friends. I will see you Wednesday for a few #hashtags!

Thank you, blogging community, for being so kind and fun and welcoming. I’m so grateful to be a blogger ❀️


A Grateful Heart with Ember Grey

14 Comments Add yours

  1. embergrey says:

    Love catch-up posts πŸ™‚ So excited for your brother’s wedding – it’s such a cool thing to experience as the big sis! So glad you’re having such a positive experience in blogland!!


    1. Louise says:

      He only proposed a month or two ago and they’re getting married this summer…!! I know that’s totally normal but he didn’t give his big sister much time to wrap her head around it all! πŸ˜€ Haha! We’re all pretty excited!


  2. Stephanie says:

    Just followed you on Instagram! Shameless plugs are good, otherwise I wouldn’t have known πŸ™‚


    1. Louise says:

      Yay! I followed you back, of course πŸ˜€ I hate when I think I’m already following someone on Twitter/Instagram/etc. and I find out that I’m not. Oops… I just did that today! But thanks for following me!!


  3. Charlene says:

    Oh the blogging community is so great! Congrats to your brother!


    1. Louise says:

      It really is! And thank you, Charlene! πŸ™‚


  4. this shameless plug reminded me that I wasn’t following you on twitter…woops! so thank you for that πŸ™‚ I love little catch up posts, it’s like chatting with a friend on the phone to see how they are.


    1. Louise says:

      When I saw you started following me I realized I didn’t follow you either! Oops! I fixed that πŸ˜‰


  5. Rebecca Jo says:

    Weddings in a family is always fun!!!
    You’ll have to do a post if you like that bark box – I’ve thought about getting it for my fur babies
    I’ve been bugging my hubs all weekend to bring up the decorations so I can start. I’m anxious to get it going.
    Just followed you in IG … I’ve had to get off FB until after hutning season. The down side of living in the country & having friends who all hunt. (bastards) πŸ˜‰ haha


    1. Louise says:

      I will definitely recap my BarkBoxes after I get the last one! (Good idea!) So far it’s been mostly good… our pups are rough on toys so they don’t last too long, though…
      I started the inside decorating mid-November. (K went on a business trip and I took over the house! Ha!) I did leave fall stuff up, too, though. I’ve never put lights on the house so it was quite the adventure. Hahaha!


  6. awww yay i love catch up sesh posts! i’m glad we found each other in this blogging world πŸ™‚ we officially started listening to christmas music last night and it was totally the right choice!!!!! happy thanksgiving and excited to catch up with your life when i return πŸ™‚


    1. Louise says:

      Your blog was one of the very first ones I started following- your returned comments (and visits to this site) are what encouraged me to keep going and branching out!! I’m so glad I found you in the blogging world!! I decorated my office on Monday and played Christmas music the whole time and don’t feel bad about it AT ALL πŸ˜€ Happy Thanksgiving and HAVE SO MUCH FUN AT THE SOUTH POLE πŸ˜‰


  7. amycaudill says:

    FINALLY following you. πŸ™‚ I love this reminder to find joy and gratefulness in the regular day to day. Thank you for always being so encouraging. Happy Thanksgiving!!


    1. Louise says:

      Yay yay yay!! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you find encouragement and happiness here! (Your blog is always filled with similar reminders!) Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Amy!


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