Hello and welcome to our blog! My name is Emma, I am (almost) thirty and live in central GA with my amazing husband, Bailey and daughter, Hadley.
My husband and I actually went to high school together and had one class together my Sophomore/his Junior year. He sat behind me and since it was an English course (aka boring to him) he wanted to sleep the majority of the class, lol. English was always one of my strengths and I had quite a few friends in the class, so once I was finished with my work, my friends and I would cut up, which resulted in my wonderful hubby hitting me in the head or telling me to hush all the time. He really hated it when I would laugh too loud or get in trouble and get sent out of the class because then the fact that he’d been asleep most of the class was then noticed. Well after graduation, two years to be exact I received a message from him on Myspace (lol, makes me feel old to reveal that) asking me out. I actually debated quite a bit on going but decided to give him a chance, our first date was a dinner date that turned into the start of a wonderful relationship.
In April (2017) we will be “together/dating” for 10 years and in March (2017) we will be married for 5 years. So, after dating almost 2 years we bought our first house together in October 2009, we thoroughly enjoyed making that house a home and just recently moved out (May 2016) and purchased our new home. It’s crazy how attached you become to a “house” but our whole story kind of began in that home. We dated, got engaged, got married, got pregnant, and brought our beautiful baby girl home. It was sad to leave that and to move on but happy because thanks to today’s technology we can always look back on the tons of pictures/videos that we have of the home and the memories we made. Our new home is about 10-15 minutes from the old but doubled in size, we all love it and are so thankful for it.
So, 4 months after Bailey and I were married we found out we were expecting our first child. We found out in October of 2012 that we were having a baby girl and decided to name her Hadley Marie. She was born just shy of me being 40 weeks pregnant (literally maybe 2 hours) via emergency C-section. She was born Saturday March 30, 2013 at 9:44PM, she weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 20.5” long and honestly pure perfection, she passed all her tests with flying colors and was just breath taking. Hadley is now three and a half and a beautiful, smart, and outgoing little lady. She has so much sass and silliness that sometimes I can’t stand it but I am SO thankful I was chosen to be her momma. Right before Hadley’s first birthday, Bailey and I made the decision it was best for our family and Hadley if I quit my then Full Time job and stayed home full time. It was a very hard decision but I still say to this day that it was the best one we ever made. From the time Hadley was six weeks old right up until her first birthday I worked 50-60 hours a week and still when I was home, I wasn’t “home” I still received call after call and I never felt like I could spend quality time with my family. I am so thankful we were able to make this decision and all the help we have received along the way. Hadley will begin Pre-K next year and the tears start flowing when this Momma even thinks about it, although I think Hadley would go right now. I am so happy to see her growing and flourishing but it’s hard to believe my baby isn’t a baby anymore.
In the first months after I started staying home, I was working with my vinyl machine and posting items as I made them on my personal Facebook page. Friends and family kept commenting that I should sell so I decided to open an Etsy shop and TSF Designs was born. We have been open for three years as of July 2016 and its made it where I’m not a typical SAHM but definitely a Work-At-Home-Mom. Thankfully we have and are continuing to grow our business and customer base by adding new designs and new things each year and Hadley I’m sure will be mommy’s little work helper as the years pass. I’m sure her teachers will LOVE getting all their gifts personalized, lol. Bailey is convinced that not all women love monograms and personalization like I do, but I don’t agree. Who doesn’t love a good monogram, I mean if it’s not monogrammed, is it even yours? Ha-ha, all joking aside I am very thankful for all my customers and for the opportunity to craft and make things people love.
So to sum up, I am a southern girl who LOVES: her family, monograms, dr pepper, anything fall, pumpkin anything, Halloween, Christmas, reading, movies, being outside, and did I mention Monograms?
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