Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shake It Off

I have a confession.

I am obsessed, and I mean fan girl-ing hard, over Taylor Swift’s new song “Shake it Off.”

If it didn’t just get stuck in your head right this instant, I might think something is wrong with you, like clinically wrong with you. (Because the haters gonna hate, hate, hate…SHAKE IT OFF, SHAKE IT OFF UH UH). My friends and I will randomly burst into song; and every time it comes on the radio you best believe I am belting it at the top of my lungs.

Maybe it’s the upbeat chorus, maybe it’s the quirky music video, but I think for me, it’s the positive message and how it puts me in a good mood every time I hear it. It reminds me to not sweat the small stuff, not to make mountains out of mole hills, and most importantly to shake off any negativity. How many times a day do we need to be reminded of that!

We get so caught up in what other people say about us and if they like us or not. It’s a fact that 10% of people won’t like you. You can’t please everyone.

“All men will hate you because of me. “ –Luke 21:17

So live for one audience alone, your God, and He will be your vindicator. He is the only one you need to please, because well, the haters gonna hate, hate, hate…

To help remind you to just let some things go, we made these “shake it off” prints that you can post wherever your heart’s desire! Post one in your room, on your desk, in your binder at school, wherever you need a friendly reminder to take a breath and refocus on the important things. Whatever it is that may be bothering you today and stealing your happiness, we hope you shake it off!

How it Works
We keep all of our printables stored in Google Docs.  When clicking on the printable, you will be redirected to our Google Docs site.  After clicking on your printable, you will click the download button (be sure to do this! Files print more clearly when they're fully downloaded!)Then, print to your hearts desire!

When printing, click "actual size"  to get the true size of the printable (these are 8x10s, but if you'd like a different size- we'll be happy to make adjustments!).  We also recommend printing on cardstock to get the highest quality.  If you have any questions or problems while printing or downloading, feel free to contact us!

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Be Sweet!
These printables were made by The Emilys Post as a FREE gift to you, because, well, we like you!  Please do not alter these images in any way or exclude our logo.  We'll keep being sweet if you keep being sweet!

Keep Celebrating!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I love Fall because...

Listen. If there's one thing you need to know about me, especially this time of year, it's that I love fall.
No. I LOVE fall... I really really really LOVE fall.
Just talking about it makes me anxious, because it's the kind of love that I really can't put into words. (see also: the way you feel about your significant other... so, i don't know, maybe we're like soul mates? Me and fall...)
So since today is OFFICIALLY the first day of fall (insert angels singing... confetti everywhere.. world peace.. etc.) I figured I would dedicate my post today to the reasons why I LOVE FALL (in case you've already forgotten...)
...Well, a few reasons, that is, because we'd be here until the world was no more if I named them all...

Were you aware that fall actually has a smell? Neither was I until I discovered Bath and Body Works fall candles.  Listen, there's candles, and then there's fall candles. Yeah, candles make your house/ office smell nice and yummy, but fall candles smell nice and make you feel all cozy and warm inside (or is that just me?). It's magic in a melted down form! Bath and Body Works candles are like the Wardrobe in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Just light one of these babies up, and even in 110 degree weather, suddenly you're in an alternate universe that is all fall, all the time..  Here are my personal favorites that they've got out right now...

The Smell of Fall..

My most favorite one is the Pumpkin Caramel Latte candle. So, so, so yummy!  My husband (yes, he goes candle shopping with me..) is loving the Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow, which is new!  Honestly, you can't go wrong with ANY OF THEM.  Bath and Body Works does this super awesome candle sale a few times a season where they mark all of their candles down to half off (yes, you read that correctly).  Currently, well, you've got bad luck and the sale ended SUNDAY but I'm sure it'll be back soon.
If you just can't wait until then, and you aren't really wanting to spend 20 bucks on a candle, you could always turn to mine and Emily M's secret weapon...
Walmart's Mulled Cider candle. It's just.. so good (and not to mention it's $5).  I practically stock up on them because I know by the end of the season my husband I'll be tired of paying 20 bucks for candles but still don't want to sacrifice fall smelling goodness in my home.

These might be fighting words, but fall food kicks any other season's foods rear in my opinion.  Aside from the obvious fact that PSL's are back (psst.. have you seen our PSL print?), what's better (and EASIER) than coming home to a house filled with smells of yummy soups in the crock pot (your answer should resemble something along the lines of NOTHING)?  Here's one of my most favorite fall recipes that is a STAPLE at our house  (read that like:  I make it almost once a week, because, why not..) So, so, so easy to prepare!
Psst.. I call it 'the winning' white chicken chili because this bad boy won my Chili cook off at the office!

This goes without saying, but it is one of my many reasons why I'm fall crazed.  I just love layering and, well, fall is the signature season for layering.  I just feel like an outfit looks more complete when there's more dimensions to it.  Here's a few layering looks that i'm currently craving...

         Stripes and Spots


Chambray Meets Leather


A Day at the Pumpkin Patch


And that is the closest thing to heaven as we're going to get down here.  Listen, as much as I love fall, I'd have to say I love football as much if not more.  Nearly every Friday night I'm at my  alma mater's football games (in my defense, my brother-in-law is the Defensive Coordinator) and every Saturday you can find me in front of the television (or in very close proximity to one) from 10 am to about 11 pm.  Sunday-Thursday you ask?  Why, that's what ESPN is for! I just have and always will love the game of football. Period. As a little sixth grade girl who made the middle school cheerleading squad, my Dad started making me watch football games with him.  His motto? How can I cheer on a team when I don't know what the heck is going on?  He taught me every position, every play, all of the terminology. Ever since then I grew to love the game. I love the connection it's given me with my Dad and I just love what it's all about. Grant it I'd love to always be watching my Gators play (while simultaneously memorizing their depth chart.. Do not judge me...), football is football, and football is GLORIOUS.

Yes I'm the obnoxious fan that speaks about her football team as those I suited up every Saturday with them ("We're really gonna miss him after that injury..." "We've got to get more momentum coming into the second half...")

Yes, I'm the obnoxious fan that yells at the TV and nearly pulls every strand of hair out whilst going into DOUBLE OVERTIME AGAINST KENTUCKY (Because, Really? Kentucky? #theyshouldhaveputmein)

Yes I can hardly eat dinner after losing and I allow it to effect the rest of my day when we do (FOOD?! AT A TIME LIKE THIS??).

But I love it.

I got married in the fall. One day I plan on sharing how it is that a 20 year-old gal wound up standing at an alter on October 24, 2010, but for now I'll just say: God.  It only made sense that I would get married in the season that I love so so stinking much, and by the grace of God, that's how it worked out! October 24, 2010 is my most favorite day in the history of time.

What are some of the reasons that you like fall? I'd love to hear about them in the comments section!

Keep Celebrating,