Sunday, December 18, 2011

Picture Time

Exams are over and I'm back at home for a little bit. I'm working my butt off trying to save something for next semester. Speaking of... There was an article on Yahoo! today about teens who save. This one girl has like $300,000 saved. I feel like a weenie in the savings department but I digress. Here are some pictures I've been saving.

Very Classy

I'm not sure if it's the shirts or the SWAG hands but I like this picture.

I've already found some Summer pictures but I'll hold off using them unless the weather continues to be crazy warm. says the record for December 31st is 80 degrees. I think it could happen again.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Little, Sweet Gift

Instead of studying for my finals, I am cleaning house and writing this post. Whoops. 

Anyway, congratulations to my cousin Kristina on getting married yesterday. Blessings to you and Doug.

I would like to send a shout out to Mrs. Victoria Zybko. She sent me this lovely book in the mail the other day. It has a copy-write of 1946! I really appreciate her; she is fantastic! She even wrote me a sweet note. I cannot wait to get around to reading it. 

Thanks again Mrs. Zybko!


Saturday, December 3, 2011


Hi guys. Exam week is starting up and the end of the semester has been eating me up so that's why there hasn't been a new post in a while. Plus, what I have been working on and wanting to share I can't because they are Christmas present and must remain TOP SECRET. There will be a better a post coming. PROMISE!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Fitness's Witness

Anyone who knows me knows that I like fitness. I like health. I like sports. Shoot. I'm going to school for it but no one really know WHY.

Yes I love sports. I love the competition. The inner strength you fill when you achieve something. The pride of success. Sports are fun. Your teammates memorable. I especially love the competition.

I work out because of the strength I feel. I love seeing how I improve and the goals I can reach. I release stress.

But sports are demanding.

And some days you just don't want to work out.

And I've realized that's ok.

I am no longer a collegiate athlete but I still love the game. Now, my competitive drive is against myself. Who do I want to be in life? What are my new goals?

I don't work out everyday now and I am still decently pleased with myself.

I have come to terms that this body will never be a size zero. I love food, family, and fellowship too much. Fitness is now about being healthy.

I saw my grandmother pass away this summer from failing health. I NEVER want to be like that. That's why I work out. I workout to preserve my health to keep going just a little longer. I do it because I enjoy it. I no longer fret about long hours and stressful days. I'm doing a relaxed version of me and I like it.

This girl is the inspiration for this post. Her story is beautiful.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Long Hair. Don't Care.

I've always loved long hair. There was one time as a little kid I had really long hair but it was eventually cut off. So since then my hair has pretty much been between medium length and kinda long but I have been playing with the idea of letting it grow. Here are some of my inspirations.

Shout out to the best friend whose hair is PERFECT! You go Kim Stauffer :)

Stefanie Hiebert at the blog and shop Oh So Lovely Vintage has beautiful dark locks.

Yay for long hair and braids! Refer to these posts (12)  for my love braids.

Her hair is beautiful but I would say this might be too long. The color though is superb! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Instead of Homework

Instead of doing homework, working out, or anything productive I took pictures of myself. GRACE GRINDSTAFF NEEDS TO COME HOME TO ENTERTAIN ME!

I have friends I promise. 

I did go to a few consignment shops today. Nothing for me but I did get Martin a wool, plaid shirt for $6. It was a semi-success. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I Learned in School Today

In Art History today, we were talking about Roman art. This picture is part of a wall fresco found in Pompeii. I want this as wallpaper in my house. Well... when I get a house. It is beautiful. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Break

Since Friday, I have been on Fall Break. I worked all weekend so I could have today off to hang out with Martin and go hiking. Here are a few pictures...

Flat Stanley even made an appearance.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Time For An Update

As I sit here sipping my pumpkin latte, I figure I should probably give an update or two. First off, I would like to wish my little sister happy birthday. Her birthday was yesterday and she turned 10. Unfortunately, I did not make it home. She celebrated with a slumber party, the usual celebration when you reach the monumental double digits in our family. I called my mom earlier and she seemed stressed about talking about yesterday. My little sister and her friends must have done something right :)

It is mid-semester and school is doing a decent job of kicking my butt but I am doing a pretty good job of staging a counterattack. Friday begins the beginning of Fall Break and I'll be going home to work, the usual.

My best friend Kim came and stayed with me yesterday. There was shopping and eating and movie watching that happened. Best friend R and R is always the best. 

Finally, go enjoy the fall weather and grab your own latte. Bake some cookies for someone and build a bonfire. This is what the fall is for. 

Emski :)

P.S. I've reached over a 1,000 views. Thanks guys for reading. You're the bestest!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Comfy Pictures

Here are some more pictures I found. Happy inspiration!

White t-shirt with plaid button down and boyfriend jeans. 

This just screams comfort!

Not all that comfy but I like the black with the brown.

Her hair is perfection.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I was going to save this post for next week because it would then officially be fall (how cute) but the weather has been so fall like, I got excited. I also could possibly be avoiding homework by writing this post and watching football...

Here are some pictures that I have been looking at for fall inspiration.

Yum. The 70's.

I bought a cream, fringe cardi from Forever 21 the other day. I'm waiting for the perfect moment to wear it.  

The Gingham shirt paired with a sweater.

I inadvertently got two pictures of  similar styles and shirts. This just proves my point that I really like this look. 


Since Martin is a lumberjack (you should see his beard now), I guess I have to be partial to plaid. Not only it this a super cute picture but I loveee all the PLAID.

Cardigan and jeans.

This look is my go to. If I am not in workout clothes, I am probably in a cardigan and jeans with either sanuks or moccasins. That is how I roll.

Tights? Check! Cardigan? Check! Boots? Check!

That, my friends, is the ultimate fall outfit.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Absurd Amount of Pictures

First things first... I just tried to spell "absurd" as "obsurd." Yeah. No.

Anyway I have a huge amount of photos I have found online. Here are some of them.

I want to dye my hair this color. 

I love her dress and the boat.


I'm not really a Marilyn Monroe fan but I thought this picture was precious.


This picture is awesome and led to a hour and a half search about abandoned amusement parks. Go ahead and ask me anything about them. 

Love, Emski

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to School

Life Update...

I have moved into my first apartment and I LOVE IT! Here is a picture of my room.

Yes. I still sleep with a teddy bear. His name is Teddy. Don't hate.

Where my t-shirts live.

Where school work happens. 

And yes. 95% of the time my room is this clean. 

The house is small but perfect. I love it. Maybe, I'll add more pictures later. Classes are going well and this semester seems good. Fall clothing update coming soon. 

Love, Emski

Thursday, August 18, 2011

$2 Thursday

Today I went to Marion, SC to visit my Aunt Dianne and get my birthday present. I chose to go shopping downtown with her for my present. I got some really great stuff for just a few dollars (hence the title of the post).  Here are my two favorite finds.

A 1947 Webster's Dictionary ($2)

A teacup ($5)

We finished up with lunch at Richard's, a local diner. Dude, my cheeseburger was LEGIT!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Celebrity Crushes

Some of my celebrity crushes.

The Men

1# Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler is a MAN! The accent, the smirk... Oh my my
#2 Hugh Jackman

Super hero powers... YES PLEASE!

#3 Channing Tatum

If he showed up at my door step looking like this, I wouldn't be able to say no. 

And for the Ladies...

#1 Anne Hathaway

What a beautiful Lady

#2 Natalie Portman

One of my all time favorite ladies, in one of all time favorite dresses, who stars in one of my all time favorite movies.

#3 Emma Stone

Her red hair and her delivery of a funny line are PERFECTION