I’m Emily Gemma, author behind this blog, The Sweetest Thing. My blog covers everything from fashion to hair & makeup to travel and lifestyle! I blog 4 days per week and post to my social media platforms daily. Find me on Instagram: @emilyanngemma.
I’m a mother to two, Luke (2 years old) and Sophia (3.5 months old – she was born in April of 2019!).
I started this blog as a ‘journal’ in 2012 when my husband, John, was in his second year of medical school. I was simply using this as a way for my parents and family in Arkansas to see what we were up to in Virginia. After posting a few on and off for about a year I found that many ‘strangers’ were reading and following our journey. BUT! The readers were wanting to know more about how I curled my hair or where my top was from, etc. In 2013 I decided to start posting my daily outfits and beauty favorites and from there it took off. John finished his residency program in 2017 and works full time in medicine but also helps me run my business [this blog]. He takes all of the photos you see here on The Sweetest Thing. It is definitely wild trying to balance our careers + parenting + etc. but it is a lot of fun! I typically post 4-5 days a week – throughout both pregnancies as well!
I’ve got a bachelors in Marketing and my MBA. I have a lot of questions about our story so I wrote THIS POST where you can learn lots of extras about us!
ALSO! We built a custom home this past year! Many of you followed the experience on my IG [I have a highlight tab where I posted each week!] and I also wrote a blog post sharing info on the experience HERE.