I Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy
and understand all mysteries
and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith
so that I can move mountains
but do not have love, I am nothing.

Kids behind the Blog

The Kids Behind the Blog

Everyone loves getting to know the person(s) behind the blog, but these posts spotlight our little ones, a handful of our #MOMbloggers have put together “The Kids Behind The Blog”. A new Linkup showcasing the blessings that call me Momma. Each month you ask your little one(s) a handful of questions that the TKBTB hosts provide and then share those answers with in a link-up post the second Wednesday of each month.
Hosted by: Our Pretty Little Girls, The Adventure Starts Here, Secrets of A SAHM, Wife Mommy MeHall Around Texas.


Food and Storage: Long Term and Bulk

Food and Storage: Long Term and Bulk buys can take up a lot of space. But it's helpful to utilize these methods of survival in this day and age.

Foods naturally deteriorate as they age. The science of food storage and preservation has evolved from our attempts to slow that deterioration. The prime concern with shelf life quality of foods is preventing spoilage microorganisms from growing. This is done through food preservation methods (drying, canning, etc.). Oxygen is the next factor. Oxygen catalyzes chemical reactions that lead to rancidity. Rancidity oxidation occurs in fresh, frozen, and dried foods. Removing oxygen in most cases will extend the quality shelf life of foods.




1 ounce anisette
1 ounce white crème de cacao
2 ounces heavy cream
White chocolate shavings, to garnish


Shake the anisette, white crème de cacao and heavy cream in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with the white chocolate shavings, and serve.

Wild Women Wednesday :: Sarah

#WWW - Wild Woman Wednesday

I am so excited to start off this new series. A big goal of mine is to build more community, and this is a huge step in the right direction. Wild Women Wednesday is going to be a monthly interview with amazing military mama bloggers.

Our first blogger is one of the wonderful people I have ever met. She does cakes, quilts, blogs, cooks, makes friends like breathing. She inspires me with her mindset and ability to accomplish.

Meet Sarah Pitcher: mom of two smart boys, owner of Pitcher’s Boutique, and my friend.


Some of my Favorite Products for Infants

Time for the second installment of my favorite baby store products! Babies require stuff. Sometimes lots of stuff.
The following is a few items for the infant stage that has been used with all 3, or I wish I’d had before I did. (Keep in mind, each item is going to have a referral link, which just means that at no cost to you, you can help support the blog! Yay!)

How I broke down my lists:
Pregnancy (duh)
Newborn (0-2mos)
Baby/Infant (2-12Mos)
Toddler (12-24mos)
Preschooler (2-4years)
** some preemies might be better categorized based on their “adjusted age”.

Infinitely Infants

The Guy Behind the Blog

The Guy Behind the Blog

Once a month I talk about what’s going on in my life at that moment with Currently posts, and then the kids get a monthly post where they get to shine; this post is where Ry gets to take over for a day each month. Hosted by Betsy and Laura, TGBTB linkup is on the last Thursday of each month if you’d like to join up too! Plus it means I get to spotlight this amazing man I have been blessed to share my life with for the past 15 years 😉

In case you are new around here: Ry and I were high school sweethearts, married after I graduated high school, he enlisted in the USAF, and our first kiddos arrived 4 years after that. Our oldest is 5, our daughter is 2.5, and our youngest just hit 8 months.


Food and Storage: Pantry

Food& Storage - Stocking a pantry can be a daunting task, this list will help begin that task. A bonus to this list, is a quick run through about bulk storage in the cellar.

If the thought of building a pantry from scratch seems daunting, take comfort in the fact that most are not going to be starting at the very beginning. Lurking in the pantry in your home, probably lies many of the things on this list.

Living at the intersection of broke and busy can be a gastronomical challenge, but cooking on the cheap shouldn’t mean minute rice and beans or buttered pasta every night. Having a well-stocked pantry also allows you to whip up an easy meal in a hurry if you have no other ideas.  The first step to eating well on the cheap is having a well-stocked kitchen. It’s important for anyone, no matter what your living situation, to have most of these staples on hand.


Some of my favorite products for newborns

I’m a mom, a caregiver to 3 amazing little blessings. But babies require stuff. Sometimes lots of stuff. With my oldest being 5 now, I thought it might be fun to share some items that I have either used since Jam was teeny or stuff that I wish I’d had.(Keep in mind, each item is going to have a referral link, which just means that at no cost to you, you can help support the blog! Yay!)

How I broke down my lists:
Pregnancy (duh)
Newborn (0-2mos)
Baby/Infant (2-12Mos)
Toddler (12-24mos)
Preschooler (2-4years)
** some preemies might be better categorized based on their “adjusted age”.
Newborn Needs

Currently :: January 2016


January starts a new year, one in which I hope to grow my blog and increase posting frequency. One of the easiest ways to kill two birds with one stone is to join link up prompts.
One of my Peonies shared one today on our group’s post link up that looked simple and active.

Anne and Jenna host a “Currently” monthly link up with 5 words to describe what the writer is doing at that moment in their lives.

January’s prompts are: resolving, reading, organizing, loving, and craving.


2016 Mood Board

MOODBOARD 2016 | www.emmmmerz.com @Emmmmerz

A mood board is a place where you pull together visual elements, words, and images that will help you create content for a specific audience/purpose. In design, we use them to direct our brand identity designs, such as logos, business cards, websites, etc.
This post will be my defining and inspirational draw for posts for the year.

MOODBOARD Emmmmerz 2016

What would you like to see from the blog this year?

Plans for the blog

Big big big plans for 2016. I want Emmmmerz to pay for itself, if not more. To do that I need to ramp up my blogging game and actually get serious about it.
Emmmmerz is now my job. (good thing I love it!)
Over the course of the year I want to start including tons of new things into the site, most of which is listed below.


Punnalicious Food Truck

A food truck dream: board games and good food. | @Emmmmerz www.emmmmerz.com

Someday I want to own and operate a food truck.

A food truck dream: board games and good food. | @Emmmmerz www.emmmmerz.com

It probably won’t be in 2016; but the only way to get a dream done, is to make a plan, and then make goals to complete the plan; or something like that.
One of my favorite shows is Triple D, or Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. He’s a bit on the cheesy side, but I love seeing the different ideas these owners and managers have come up with.

I came across an entertaining thread in the Boardgame Geek group today where someone was looking for game themed menu items for a possible startup (Good luck Chuck!)
And the idea was inspiring. Here were some of the ideas that really resonated with me.


The Best Gift I’ve ever received – Twas the Week of Christmas

Twas the Week of Christmas, and all through the house,
there was chaos, malarky, and a screaming spouse.
But even through all of that, a blog post was coming,
as a challenge, a promise, keyboard keys drumming.

Hosted by a fellow Peony Kimberly,
Emma stretched her fingers quite nimberly.
Regular posting was not a strength,
But we’re on the same wavelength.

The Best Gift I’ve ever received

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