The W(h)iner

Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m the w(h)iner-in-chief.

Only took 2+ hours in the salon chair to look like this.

About. I’m a Louisiana girl and proud of it. Moved to DC on a whim one day where I met a boy from Wisconsin named Nick and married the poor guy. I apparently caught his eye when I made reference to the show Family Guy while walking back to our very conservative office from noon mass. We’ve added two adorable narcissists babies, Evelyn and Thomas. I love my Catholic faith, and believe that the greatest way to evangelize is to live it joyfully AND honestly.

The Crazy Frases
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Background. I got my BS degree from Louisiana Tech in Architectural Studies, then went on to work at a conservative non-profit in DC for 5 years. I quit working a few months after the birth of our daughter when I made the fascinating discovery that I wasn’t made to work two full time jobs. Whole a$$ one thing, amiright? At school and work, I developed an unexpected love for writing and editing, so here I am. Ironically, shrinking my world by staying home gave me the freedom to pursue this dream.

Things I Enjoy. Laughing; cooking; dancing with my kids; coffee, wine and scotch, often in that order; chocolate; singing Broadway musicals at the top of my lungs; honest chats with my girlfriends; talking about NFP; evening jogs; watching Rifftrax or documentaries with my hubs; and the ever-so-rare quiet time, preferably with Jesus.

Fun Fact. When my husband asked me to marry him, I didn’t say “yes”, I said, “Are you sure?” When he called my dad to get his blessing prior to that, my dad said, “Do you know what you’re getting into?” The man had his chances.

Favorite Saints. St. Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Siena, Pope St. John Paul II, and (the soon-to-be-Saint) Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Favorite Quotes. “…the nobler the woman, the nobler the world.” Arch. Fulton Sheen

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. – Galadriel