January’s Featured Blogger: Rachel Emmilee

by Jennifer Beese on January 2, 2013

Congratulations to our newest featured blogger, Rachel Emmilee!

In her own words:

I started blogging… over a year ago, but for a solid few months before that I played around with designs, titles and material looking for my place in the Internet. First I was blogging under My Thoughts Exactly and then Rachel’s Recipe Box, but each Blog had privacy settings like no other. It wasn’t until joining 20SB that I realized I was not a food writer, so I started all over again as a lifestyle Blogger and with the help of the community I found the confidence I needed to publish my writing for all the world to see.

I’m known for… In the real world? Making mouth watering, so-good-you-can-eat-it-for-breakfast party dips and snacks. In the Blogosphere? I think it’s safe to say I’m known for writing about my love for my guy, our dog OB and our life here on Cape Breton Island. A small but beautiful, romantic island that isn’t drowning in materialism. Going out doesn’t mean dinner and a movie or attending happy hour at a bar, it’s visiting friends and family, sitting around their kitchen table with a spread of good food and a hot cup of tea. I write about all of the above!

I’m working on… the soundtrack of my life. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s a post made up of songs that trigger special memories I have as a little girl, teenager, young adult and now as a married woman! It’s a bit personal and may not interest my readers so much, but it’s something I really want to share and have to look back on.

I’m currently addicted to… Gossip Girl, where has this show been all my life? Why am I only watching it now? Season 1 and already addicted to the clothes, the money, the men and the drama.

I find joy… doing strange and simple things. Cleaning my house, organizing things, cooking and being in my kitchen. I love entertaining and feeding people. I love eating, drinking tea and coffee and relaxing on my couch, or in my bed watching a good show. I love bubble baths, being alone and shutting the world out on a regular basis.

My favorite plugin/widget… Does Instagram count? My Blog doesn’t feature any fancy widgets!

I can’t do without… hugs and kisses, tea, cheese or the FOOD Network.

I’m most creative… In the kitchen making meals and snacks. I can honestly say almost everything I create is yummy. I got it from my Mama… I’m proud to say I have a knack for cooking.

I admire… My family for their strength. I was so afraid my parents and my family would fall apart after the death of my sister, but we’ve managed to stick together and find ways to continue living our lives with only the memory of her. I also admire my husband Garett for so many reasons, he’s an amazing man and I’m so happy to have him in my life.

Make sure you add her blog to your reader and follow her on Twitter @RachelEmmilee.

Want to nominate someone for Featured Blogger? Head to the February voting thread to show them some love!

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