our new home

hey! it's been awhile.

most bloggers/youtubers/internet-ers who take a significant period off talk about how busy they were.

yes, I was/am busy. but I did not stop thinking about this blog and all of you nice people for one single second! in fact, quite the contrary.

I spent the past month researching a new blogging host and redesigning/relaunching Coffee + Civility, as well as planning for the future. 

so.... WELCOME TO THE NEW SITE!!!!!!

out with the old and in with the new. I want to present you guys with the highest quality photos and content possible, and Wordpress charged high premiums for that, unfortunately. 

after a bit of research, I fell in love with Squarespace, settled in, and bought a domain. we're expecting our second child now. a lot happens in a month, you guys. 

some things that happened this month:

I...

was a finalist for homecoming queen!

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got into the University of North Carolina!

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helped organize my school's Spirit Week with my StuCo pals!

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dressed up as Leslie Knope along with other amazing Parks fans from my school!

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 did another photoshoot with the incredible Gillian Carlin! (more photos coming soon)

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went to Virginia to see some awesome Shakespeare!

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started a new job working as a princess at birthday parties and events in the area! 

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was in my last high school theatre performance!

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hey, january/early february, thanks for being the best.

also, as of february 4th, I am 97% of the way to adulthood. how ridiculous is that? so ridiculous.

I've thought of a lot of ideas for the future of this little happy place on the Internet. here are some new things for you guys:

  • you can subscribe now to be emailed when I post something new! (I won't be annoying, promise.) a subscription box will be at the bottom of each post!
  • there is a poll up on the new "Poll" page! please vote on what you want my first contest prize to be, or suggest a different prize on the "Talk" page! your responses are emailed right to my inbox!
  • you may have noticed the SHOP tab up there... I am working with my amazing coworker Amy on some handmade items for the store. 
  • you can also read more about me on the "about me" page. unfortunately I am tragically dull and find biographies hard to write. help, please, someone.

I didn't want this post to be an overload, so I'm going to save some big news for the next post.

I think you are all going to really like it. it involves photos of you beautiful people!

thank you for sticking around, friends. I hope you check back soon! I have a lot of new ideas and I can't wait to see what you think.

love, emily

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