Welcome to EP Designs! I’m so glad you’re here.
My name is Emily and I love to create things that help people love their lives. Whether it’s planners, digital art prints, products that connect people to their roots, I love it all!
When I was in college I studied music, then moved into a PhD in instructional psychology and technology. Through the years I kept a personal blog (from 2008-2017), but eventually I stopped blogging because I felt like I needed some space from the virtual world. I lost my love of connect with others online and putting myself out there. As I’ve worked and started a family I realized that one thing has been missing: writing and designing! I started my side-hustle and this blog as a way to keep my brain agile and to better connect with others.
Do you like Brene Brown? I love her. My two values that I found (my top two that she makes you choose in Dare to Lead) are Faith and Learning. Maybe some people might see those as opposing values, but I see them as so interconnected. If I ever stop learning, I will wither and die. And if I ever stop having faith, I believe I will also die (spiritually). These two pillars are my anchor to help me in my life, and bring meaning and purpose to all the work that I do.
This Blog’s Purpose
Blogging has been around for a long time now, and I want to state very clearly what this blog will NOT be about:
- Body image or clothing
- Having a perfectly designed home
- Complaining about world issues
- Talking too much about myself
- Talking about my family’s personal stuff
- Selling you things that aren’t awesome
What this blog WILL be about is:
- Designs from my shop to uplift and inspire you
- Organization/life hacks
- Connecting to your roots
- Anything virtuous, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy
Welcome, my friend– I am so glad you are here!