a surprise in a golden box & an announcement {sort of}


Look what I received on my doorstep this weekend


There is something extra special about receiving a gift when it comes so beautifully presented.


And then I opened it to find the most A.MAZ.ING fabric flower pin


We have family photos this coming weekend and I think it will be the perfect thing to wear.

Thanks to my darling friend Holly of Holly Mathis Interiors for this generous gift. You are the best!

{She really is wonderful : if you need help decorating your home, Holly’s your girl.  She’s even offering mini-consultations for those who need just a little extra help.  We’re working on a new design board for my master bedroom and I can’t wait to see how it turns out – wonderful, I’m sure. Head over to her blog for a bit of interior design inspiration and say hello to my sweet friend!}

P.S. if you are not familiar with EmersonMade, click here for some serious fashion inspiration





I love it all.


Tomorrow I’ll be announcing a special set of holiday tutorials


which includes three uniquely decorated trees as well as several garlands, ornaments and wreaths {the ever popular Nonna wreath will be in it!} to inspire you for the holidays.

I think you’ll love it.

30 Responses to a surprise in a golden box & an announcement {sort of}

  1. Kim January 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Cute outfits!! I fully agree that a gift presented well is a true delight – I might go so far as to say that I enjoy packaging/presenting the gift more than the actual gift itself! :0)

  2. Lynda November 3, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Your new flower is gorgeous. What a truly beautiful surprise! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for Christmas!

  3. Jaime November 2, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    oh how beautiful!!! You are right a beautiful presented gift is even better!!!

  4. Angela November 2, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    So jealous! I’ve been trying not to covet those flower pins. Enjoy it!

  5. Kimberly November 2, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    I heart Emerson Made and that cute blondie that models everything. It is such a creative blog with awesome stuff. It goes well with your style, Emily!!

  6. Mindy November 2, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    can’t wait! emerson made has awesome stuff.

  7. Dossa November 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Love your blog – looking forward to the tutorials :)

  8. dorylyn thomas November 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Yay! Nonna!

  9. Tonya November 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Emerson Made is awesome! I have a trio of flowers that I received for Mother’s Day with a “We love you!” tag!

  10. Gina November 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    I love Emerson Made! I have one of their big poppy pins, gorgeous!! I can’t wait for the tutorials!!

  11. jill November 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    what a gorgeous flower… Emerson Made is just too perfect! can’t wait to see what you have for us up your sleeve… I am getting very inspired to start decorating for Christmas!

  12. Leslie November 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    I am so excited about the Nonna wreath tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Julie November 1, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I love Emerson Made! Big beautiful flowers and wonderful pictures! Who wouldn’t? I can’t wait to see your holiday ideas! I sent you an email! Hope you got it!

  14. amy@maisondecor November 1, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Pretty pin…I love Emerson made!

  15. Emily Lauren November 1, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    I just recently found your blog and am SO happy that I did! I made a bookpage wreath last night while answering the door for Trick or Treaters and it turned out awesome! I cannot wait for the new tutorials!

  16. Milk and Honey Home November 1, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Love Emersonmade and Holly. How sweet–accessories do make an outfit!

  17. lisa November 1, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    Ohhhh, Christmas!!!! Cannot WAIT to see what you have in store for us! Blessings, dear!

  18. WendyO November 1, 2010 at 8:52 am #


  19. Merripie November 1, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    I adore your tutorials and am sooo excited to see your Christmas themed ones. I made my entire halloween costume from your book page wreath tutorial!

  20. Kimber-Leigh November 1, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    looking forward to the tutorials :) i made the burlap wreath and LOVE it! thanks for having such user-friendly tutorials! (and what a fun surprise! i want a yellow box!)

  21. Heather W November 1, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    I adore Holly Mathis! She’s helping me with my master bedroom and it’s been wonderful working with her. She’s full of great and inspiring ideas, and she’s so darn cute and fun, too!! We’re putting the last touches on it now and I’m so excited to see everything finished!

  22. Lindsay Lee November 1, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    Cant wait for the tutorials! Love your gift! Adorable!

  23. Lynne November 1, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    Emily, I can’t tell you how much I love the community spirit of the blogging. It is so invigorating to wake up in the morning and share a warm cup of coffee with such inspirational and passionate woman! I too love Emerson Made and am looking forward to your holiday tutorials and workshop guidance! I count you in my blessings!

  24. Lauren November 1, 2010 at 6:21 am #

    Oh wow! I’ve been dying for one of those flowers for forever…lucky you:) I’m SUPER excited for the Christmas tutorials too! I’m itchin’ to get all of the boxes out already!

  25. PinkSass November 1, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have been trying to remember EmersonMade for awhile now. So happy you linked to her site so I can buy some beautiful items.

  26. Keely K November 1, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    I am very, very excited for the tutorials! You are so talented and creative. Since I can’t come up with this kind of thing by myself, I am glad you are helping less than creative people like me out.

  27. holly November 1, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    wow it IS gorgeous…and much deserved, THANK you for all of your help with my blog and business…and mostly for your sweet friendship..you are a blessing!

  28. annie November 1, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    Can’t wait to see how the Nonna Wreath was made….it will be just like Christmas tomorrow for me! Oh, the flower is Beautiful! :) Have a great day!

  29. Rebekah November 1, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    Wow. I actually “OH”-ed out loud when I saw the picture of your flower! SO pretty! Can’t wait to see your new tutorials.

  30. Nuha November 1, 2010 at 4:42 am #

    agh! i LOVE emerson made!!

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