January 2019

January 2019 Mood Board on EMILYALDER

January 2019 Inspo first appeared on EMILYALDER.COM

I’ve been looking forward to the fresh start that 2019 would bring. I’ve promised myself that with the changes happening this year I would dedicate more time to using this space as my outlet.

This time of year usually brings some blues for me. I wouldn’t consider myself a big Christmas person. My favorite holidays are Halloween and Thanksgiving. But I do get into the spirit and love showering the people I love with gifts. So once we have packed up all the decorations and found homes for the new toys and gifts, the reality sets in. Though I always look forward to the fresh start, saying goodbye to the past usually leaves me feeling a little empty. I am working to embrace that feeling this year, and instead of dwell I want to fill those pieces of me with some extra stuff. Nothing too big, but little projects. I am keeping my sewing machine out and working on a few big projects for the blog. Seeking out inspiration and motivation from my surroundings.

So this January Mood is dedicated to those blues that sometimes hold me hostage, but won’t get me down this year.

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APRIL 2018

APRIL 2018 first appeared on EMILYALDER

As a person with green eyes I have spent most of my life with a strong aversion to the color. I would often see green clothing items or home goods and walk the other way.


As I have gotten older I have found it to be one of my favorite colors. I love the muted army green tones or the deep jeweled hues. I know that pantone might have made the color of the year purple but I’m all about green these days.

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November 2017 Mood Board

It’s hard to believe how rapidly we are approaching the Holidays. Our plans for this season have changed a bit and we will be traveling for Thanksgiving. In years past my mother and I host together with a beautiful group of family and friends. This year will be a bit different but I look forward to being in Ohio and experiencing some real Fall weather. Along with some quality time with my husband’s side of the family.

Although I won’t be hosting this year, you can see some ideas from the previous year here. I am hoping to put together another inspiration to share with you.

This mood is inspired by slow mornings and the crisp of fall.

A November Mood Board inspired by slow mornings and a crisp Fall. Squeezing every little bit out of 2017.

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October is hands down my favorite month of the year. It represents family milestones, a season change, and the magic that is Halloween. I’ve talked before about what this month means to me. But no matter each year that passes and I add a number to my age I will never feel too old to soak up every bit of Halloween. Some people think of Christmas in July, I’m thinking of October.

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You might have noticed a small change around here. It seems this space of mine is on a constant ebb and flow. While there is always inspiration and ideas behind this brand, I have often found myself struggling to make my thoughts a reality.


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