About Us

Where do you live?
John & I moved to Tulsa, OK in June (of 2014) for his residency. Prior to that we were in Virginia for medical school. I am actually from Arkansas & he is from Columbus, OH.

Why/How/When did you start your blog?
In the spring of 2013, after receiving many questions about hair, makeup, clothing etc., The Sweetest Thing evolved into more of a beauty/style blog as I answered questions & filmed tutorials. I am from a very small town with no malls or great shopping nearby (and just 2 restaurants!) so I was not ever exposed to many learning opportunities that related to fashion or beauty. That being said, never in a million years did I dream that I'd be given the opportunity to share my interests in style, make-up, & what not. 

As for the beginning of blogging, I started during John's second year of medical school as a way to document what we were doing/wedding planning/etc while I was living so far away from my family. It was mainly for my Mom & Dad to read and see what we were up to.

What is your/John's education & background?
I have my Bachelors in Professional Sales/Marketing and my Masters in Business. I've been getting more & more questions about John's education lately, he went to an osteopathic medical school but is doing an allopathic residency (best of both worlds!). When he applied to medical school he was wanting to practice Sports Medicine. He found it appealing that his medical school's teachers were the actual Virginia Tech Team Doctors. He has a strong passion for sports & medicine! However, during his 3rd year Clinical Rotations he gained exposure in other specialties so he isn't sure if he will still do a Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Where did you get your blog name from?
As I mentioned, this blog was started as an online diary for John & me... The Sweetest Thing is a U2 song that has the line "a blue eyed boy met a brown eyed girl, Oh! Oh! The Sweetest Thing." Not to mention I think John is the sweetest thing ever & I do love his blue eyes!

Who takes your photos?
John takes my photos! We are slowly but surely learning more and more about photography. Bear with us!

**Hair & Beauty FAQs on the Primp Tab**
Because of the number of e-mails I receive about hair, makeup, jewelry, clothing, etc. I try to keep my blog very updated. The sidebars have the products I am asked about the most. I keep tutorials under the 'Videos' tab. And there's a "search" box if you are looking for something in particular just type in the brand or keyword and that should help you navigate.


  1. Love this new page! You look absolutely stunning!!

  2. Okay, this is crazy! I just got married 12/29/12. My husband is from Cbus and right now we are in Canton, OH while he does his clinical rotations. We are matching in March, so exciting!


  3. please tell me how you got that instagram feed on your side bar over there ---->
    I tried to email you but my e-mail came back and said you were a Mailer Daemon Unknown :)

  4. Love your cute blog! My hubby is in optometry school and his home is NW Arkansas--so that's where we're headed after this four-year journey is over. Thanks for giving this California girl hope about living in AR someday :)

  5. I just found your blog and it's adorable! I also am from Arkansas and actually marrying a Springdale boy! :) Small world!

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  7. This is such a cute story! You say you are moving back to Arkansas... will you be in Springdale?! My aunt, uncle and cousins live in Springdale (and my grandparents, who are no longer with us used to live in Springdale as well). I have lots of great memories of Springdale as we used to visit once or twice a year!

  8. Just found your blog through Sunkissed and Southern! Newest follower! I got married on July 7, 2012, too :) I hope you check out my blog, The Sequined Spaniel.


  9. Emily, I finally really went through your blog! I must say, I love it (and you). It's so cute and fits you so well! I will continue to read your blog. You're amazing :)

  10. Your loft is gorgeous girl!! i love everything about it and the exposed brick is to die for! Ilove allyour homey touches!
    I love your weekend look, you look fabulous in your fedora!!
    I hope you have a great week!!

  11. Just found your blog via Very Jane lol - I live in Springdale Ar!!!

  12. Are you in Knoxville?? Please tell me this is the Serendipity you are talking about!?

  13. Hi! I found your blog this week and LOVE it! Your style is so cute...it's my new daily read! I love all the beauty/makeup ideas too (the Almost Fake Eyelashes post is perfect, I tried fake lashes and it didn't turn out very well....). I can't wait to keep reading and being inspired by your style!

    Have a great weekend!


  14. So glad that someone else can show that beautiful things can come out of Arkansas! (I was born and raised in West Memphis, went to college in Conway, worked in Fort Smith for over 4 years, and now resided in Memphis, TN). Keep telling your beautiful story!

  15. I love your cute blog!!!
    Just came across your blog!
    I am now following you via gfc, bloglovin & twitter!
    Looking forward to keeping up and getting to know you!


  16. Just stopping by and saying "Hi" to a fellow gal in Arkansas! Love your inspiring outfits and blog posts.

  17. Just found your blog - love it! My boyfriend is currently in his last year of residency, and we're doing the long distance thing so I know how tough it is! Thankfully he's done in June and I'm finishing up school in May!

    So happy I found your blog!

    xx Dana
    Pink Champagne Problems

  18. fist i saw a photo of you on instagram then in pinterest and now i found ( without looking for it) you're blog

    i love you're hair :) and you´re style!!

    Im from Mexico and considere me a new fan!


  19. HELLO

    my name is Antonio and I'm Italian

    You are so sweety and beautiful

    I hope you like PLAID / TARTAN / GINGHAM shirts.

    I have a great passion for plaid shirts since I was little .
    Just like some collect stamps or coins I like to collect pictures of people in plaid shirts .


    I have a private collection of WOMEN and people in PLAID SHIRTS on this website www.FLICKR.COM I also leave you the link if you want to browse .. ok ?

    Will be fine also photos with friends, family, etc.
    The importance it's wearing PLAIDS .. ok?

    PICTURES will never be published except for your ASKING

    That's the link below in wich you could see some photos related of my passion of PLAID:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36248663 @ N00 /

    ANY way , thanks

    I hope that I have not caused any discomfort or inconvenience

    thank you very much

    Antonio ;=)

  20. Hi Emily,
    Hi. I visited your pinterest account and your blog and love your style! I'm with Wantering.com, a really cool fashion discovery and shopping site. I wanted to see if you’d be interested in joining our exclusive, VIP Wantering Pin Ambassador program, where we pick a handful of people to pin with us. Here is the link to our Pinterest board and our Ambassador board. If you are interested I could send you more info. http://www.pinterest.com/wantering/ http://www.pinterest.com/wantering/wantering-pin-ambassadors/ Best, Bonnie

  21. Emily, it's the first time I came across your blog and its just a wonderful thing that this blog is a project of you and your husband. Cheers to the support of your hubby and the great pics he takes of your outfits. You are such a natural beauty and I cant wait to get inspired of your looks and make up tips :-) Following you now via Bloglovin and FB,

    Greetings from Germany <3


  22. Emily, hi!
    My friend recommended your blog. I love your style for two reasons: it's very feminine and it's non provocative, and what I mean by non provocative I mean no cleavage showing, no mini skirts etc etc. it's so my style. Keep up the good work :) your fan Raisa from Miami FL

  23. i love your blog! I am new to the blogging world myself but i have followed your for a little while and i find it fun to read and follow along to :) i recommend your blog to all my friends and they enjoy it as well. i look forward to reading more! xo Morgan

    if you ever have the chance, i'd love for you to visit my blog, http://liliesandholly.wordpress.com/


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