Hi there!

Hi! Welcome to my corner of the internet. I'm a 26 year old therapist, feminist, photographer, and shop owner currently living in Seattle, Washington. My shop, Dealign with Feelings, is geared toward destigmatizing and normalizing mental health. I'm biased, but I think we have some pretty cute stuff :) Click the "shop" tab to see what we've got! I mainly post about my travel and daily life on here. With other random musings thrown in. I post more frequently (and about more feminism) on my Instagram @emmycoletti, so make sure you're following me there. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

THE BEST DESSERT IN NYC!!




GUYS. YOU HAVE TO GET THIS FRUITY PEBBLE CROISSANT FROM UNION FARE. I don't know how I lived without it in my life for so long. Needless to say, I got it three weeks in a row while in the city for school. Also, they have other flavors like birthday cake, cookies and creme, and matcha.

GO. NOW. GET ON A PLANE/TRAIN/BOAT AND GO. NOW.

XOXO
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Monday, August 28, 2017

A Happy List: 167



1/ I got added into a class I have been waiting for! My old schedule was going to be 11-8:30 and my new one is 9-6:30!! Which is amazing because now I will get home at a decent time instead of like 10:00 lol. (Also, for anyone curious, it takes us about an hour to and hour an a half to drive into New York City, but I like taking the train better, so that's why it takes me longer to get there. We typically drive in on the weekends too, when there is less traffic.)

2/ Russell Stover has released their marshmallow pumpkins which are v good. Not as good as the marshmallow Santas (which are my favorite food out of all foods) but a good option until the Santas are available.

3/ Racoons eating.

4/ You know how the signs for watermelon say like .79 cents per lb? But the "per lb" is really tiny? J thought a watermelon wedge was .79 for the whole thing lol. It was actually like $4.

5/ I made these two recipes (here and here) and they were v good!

6/ I CAN SMELL FALL IN THE AIR AND I AM SO EXCITED.

7/ I found some neighborhoods in Seattle that are affordable and *supposedly* good for millennials. So now, of course, I want to move to Seattle instead of Portland lol.

8/ Do you ever realize that you are an adult? Like I feel like being in college always makes me feel like a kid, but then sometimes I have these realizations that like, I AM AN ADULT. I was in the shower this morning and realized that like, I could get a sauna if I wanted to. I could buy a house with a sauna in the basement if I wanted to. Like I could make it happen on my own, without having to ask anyone for help or permissions, and that was a really neat feeling.

9/ Planning a trip into New York next week for fashion week... Ok we all know I am just going so I can not have FOMO and also eat cute/good foods.

10/ I ordered a bunch more clothes from Romwe and am v excited to do another haul! If you missed the first one, watch it here.

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Here are some funny things people said this past week:

J: "Everyone's try to get with that guy, and he's not having it. He's like, "My penis is not for sale."

I have been walking around hunched over because it hurts my incisions less, and J was like, "We need to get ya a cane, grandma Emmy??"

So before my surgery I was trying to decided whether or not to get it. I finally decided to flip a coin, like the old days. It was heads up which meant the surgery was a go. J (and my mom, too) had a hard time that like, this was how I made the decision. The next day we were talking about it and I was like, "How do you think I decided to marry you?" J was like, "Ohhhhhh my gosh... pleaseeeeee do NOT say you flipped a coin." I was like, "I'm just kidding!" J was like, "Cause like... I wouldn't be surprised." Lol

XOXO
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dinner With Ma Boys


Is it wrong to choose restaurants based solely on if you can take your dog or not?? Because that's what I do. There aren't a ton of sidewalk cafes in Connecticut, but one of our favorites is Nom Eez! While we were there, this biker guy was having dinner with his bulldog and it was the cutest thing ever. He was talking about how dogs take on the personality of their owners, which makes me wonder why Tucker is so crazy? Like does this mean that I am actually crazy?? TBA.

XOXO
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weekend Links



So we saw Dunkirk today and I was like, "Wow! We have the whole theatre to ourselves!" Then we realized that it was 12:15 pm on a Saturday lol. (Side not, is it so confusing to anyone else that 12:00 pm is noon?? It makes natural sense that 12:00 am is noon and 12:00 pm is midnight. WHY.)

Movie/T.V. Show Things:

  • I have been watching these movies on Netflix and I am actually really surprised at home good they are.
  • I AM SO EXCITED FOR THESE NEW EPISODES!!!
  • Also very excited about this show. The continually go where no show has gone before and I love the boldness. 
Eclipse Things:
  • No, I did not watch the eclipse because I live in Connecticut and would have had to drive like 12 hours to see it in totality. 
  • However, I am loving this photo series.
  • Also this is the prettiest photo I have ever seen. 

Cool things on social media:

  • I really like this post. I have been practicing just saying "no" lately without offering a reason, and it's been going really well. Although it is funny to see how thirsty people get for a reason why. 
  • I don't post about religion a lot here, but I think this post is really neat.
  • This Instagram account is v cute and makes me miss the west coast and my mountains. 
XOXO
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P.S. Did you guys hear that tomorrow is like, a new holiday "women's equality day"? I just briefly saw something on Facebook... what do we think about this? Yay or nay?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

My Favorite Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!


I asked the other day on Instagram stories if anyone would be interested in my favorite vegetarian recipes, and I was surprised by how many people were! So, here you go! I tried my best to find the original post, but for some I couldn't. So, if you recognize the recipe, please comment with the original post link and I'll add it in! 

Feel free to link your favorite vegetarian recipes too!

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Breakfast:

Egg breakfast sandwiches (freeze and eat later)





Snacks/Appetizers: (I am a snacker, so a lot of these I'll eat for like a lunch or something, since I'll be eating again in an hour lol.)

Fries (You can do sweet potato or regular. Also I used curry powder.)







Pepper poppers

Zucchini bites with garlic aioli



Dinner:

Vegan Quesadillas

Zucchini enchiladas

Twice baked potatoes

Sesame noodles with broccoli


Quinoa wrap

Green goddess sandwiches

Broccoli crescent wrap

Corner Bakery chicken panini (subbed with fake chicken)


Asian chicken wraps!


Chicken salad sandwiches. I am OBSESSED with these. They are best on croissants, but I have also put them on Eggo waffles and that's good lol. 






Let me know if you guys try any of these out and like them! Also drop your fave vegetarian recipes below, I am always looking for new things to try. I get so bored of making the same recipes and like to try new ones often.

XOXO
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Youtube Video!



I'm really not a YouTuber, but I got a lot of free time and was v curious how these clothes turned out! Ordering from cheap Asian websites can be a gamble! They are my favorite though, because everything is so cheap and actually 10/10 my style!

Give it a watch and let me know what you experiences have been with Romwe! I am wondering if I'm not alone in my opinions!

XOXO
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Monday, August 21, 2017

A Happy List: 166


1/ Teaching J a new braid. This one is fancy and I can wear it to work/school, so I'm v excited.

2/ Pretty much every recipe I made this past week was sooooo so good. I have accumulated a ton of good recipes (mostly vegetarian) and am thinking of posting all of them for anyone wanting to try eating veg. They are all pretty fast and easy, cause I'm no cook! But they are fancier than like, macaroni and cheese or ramen noodles lol. 

3/ Finished my internship and am now on a break with nothing to do but watch T.V. and do arts! What's good on Netflix and Hulu right now? Oh, and Amazon Prime T.V.?

4/ Tucker has been really tired lately and I'm LOVING IT. He's giving us a glimpse of what life will be like when he's not a puppy anymore and it is SWEET. 

5/ Finding 6 books at Good Will for $10. Also one of them is those Child Craft books, which are a total childhood memory for me. Crazy that they were there. I think I am going to try to collect them all!

6/ Booked a trip to Vermont and I'm so excited! We're trying to squeeze all the quintessential New England stuff in during our last 9 months (!!!!) here. A trip to Vermont in the fall is like, the most quintessential New England thing I could imagine lol. 

7/ We FINALLY found a girl name we both like. No, I'm not pregnant. No, we're not planning to have babies any time soon. I just weirdly need to have my children's names planned out, idk why. 

8/ Started an art shop! All proceeds will go towards my tuition lol. Shop your heart away. 

9/ We did a little bbq with friends and it was so fun! I ate strawberry rhubarb pie for the first time and it was so classic. The amount of times I have read and heard about strawberry rhubarb pie is like, a lot. I was excited to finally try it and LET ME TELL YOU. It was so good. When we left we took two more pieces lol. 

10/ Also, at that bbq one of our friends was telling us about this podcast where people believe the world is flat and interview people and ask them dumb questions. It sounded so funny. I guess they have this theory that the sun is cold, because space is cold. And it just made me really grateful for conspiracy theories and people who are super into them lol. I am obsessed with them. 

XOXO
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Weekend Links


Cool people on social media:
  • My friend started YouTubing!! I am OBSESSED with her hair. I knew her when it was brown and I am seriously loving how it is now. It makes me want to do the same. Idk, I might try to photoshop it first to see how it would look lol.
  • In the world of influencers, this guy is a great relief! I showed it to J and it made him lol. 
  • This girl's astrology makeup is on point. Arrow left to see them all. 
  • Lovin' this Instagram account.
  • Always on the hunt for Portland Instagrams and am loving this one.
Recipes I tried and loved (all are vegetarian but you could add meat):
  • These sandwiches. Super simple, super yummy. 
  • I think I've shared these before, but I still make them mummies even though it isn't halloween yet lol. And yes, they still are delicious. 
  • I'm pretty sure I already shared this recipe, but I made these again because they are SO. DARN. GOOD. If you try none of these, TRY THIS ONE. 
Homes I'm loving. (I am obsessed with the idea of buy a home next year. Although, logically it's more like the year after that, or 2 years after that. But hey, can't stop me from looking!):
  • This house looks amazing! I love the open kitchen and living room. AND that it has a finished basement. Hello visitors!
  • Ok so out of all of these houses, we decided this is the one we would buy like, right now if we could. I am obsessed.
Other things:

XOXO
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Friday, August 18, 2017

It's weird, because I remember learning about the holocaust at school and people were like, "Can you believe this? It's so horrible! Good thing we are smarter now."

I always thought, "Are we?" I mean, at any time, to anyone, hate can take over and skew our perspective. I never in a million years would have thought we'd have a president who does not immediately condemn racism, but rather attributes blame to "both sides". AND I wouldn't have ever thought that this would be someone who our country elected and put into power. So, when people talk about how another holocaust could never happen, maybe that's true. I don't know. No one knows. What I do know is: Things like the holocaust start when we start to let hatred slide. They start when we create a space where one skin color can be better than another, where one person can be better than another. They start when we step down from our responsibility to love and care for one another. They start when we stop standing up and fighting for what's right, even though we know there is going to be backlash.

And today, we're seeing our president (someone who is supposed to be a leader) give in to that hatred. We're seeing him call out and blame "both sides". We're seeing him say what he needs to say to remain popular and to stay liked.

It's a pretty human thing, isn't it? To want to be liked? To want to make everyone happy? I feel that. That's why I rarely post about politics on this blog. I am afraid someone I like will read my opinion and decide they like me less or get their feelings hurt.

But when a White supremacist party marches through a college campus and people get hurt and our president condemns hatred on "both sides"... That's when I know that I can no longer put my trust country's leader to be strong and do what is right.

I have to step up and do what is right. And yeah, I have friends who voted for Trump, and I still like them. I have friend who didn't vote for anyone who I still love. This isn't to say they are bad people, or that they created this station.

This is a call to each one of us to stand strong for what we know is right, and fight hard for it. We KNOW racism is wrong. We've seen what an idea (i.e. Jews are the cause of everything bad) can do to an entire population. And we admit it wasn't good. So, let's not let our past mistakes repeat themselves. Let's not stand by someone who doesn't call hatred and bigotry out for what it is. Let's not allow ourselves to be silenced by the fear of what others may think or do.

Keep fighting, keep protesting, keep letting everyone know that YOU do not back President Trump's actions.

These next four years will be interesting. Heck the last year has been interesting! There have been a lot of things we would never see again that have resurface. There have been people we never thought would gain power, who have gained that power.

There have also been people we never saw speak up, who have been standing for what's right whether it's their place or not. Celebrities are speaking out. Other people are speaking out.

So, WE need to speak out. It's not just

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Freebie: Travel Media Kit



So I made this for myself, but then was like "!!!!!" I should share this with the world. Because good media kits are hard to find... for free. And if you like this, then good! Use it! 

If you right click you should be able to replace the photos with your own. I hope it is easy to customize! If you have any tips let me know! I am always revamping my blog stuff, just because I get bored of it easily. So let me know if you like this and would want me to share more!

Click here to download the .psd file. (You'll have to edit it in Photoshop.) 

XOXO
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Grossest Thing You Will Ever Read

Hi. 

To be honest, I don't really know why I am writing this post. I guess I just feel like everyone else should have to experience the horror? Also this is my journal after all, and I'll write whatever the **** I think is worth remembering. And THIS is worth remembering. *shudders* *gags* *gags while shuddering*

So, let's set the scene. It's 1:00 am and the three amigos are sleeping (me, J, and Tucker, duh). I wake up to the sound of Tucker gagging. I immediately remember my friend Jovanna telling me about her dog throwing up and how she almost caught it in her hands but wasn't to that dog mom level yet. I, also, was not at that dog mom level yet (and probably will never be) so I just laid there. 

(Let's take a short break to talk about me crying. If you know me IRL you know that I HATE CRYING. Like, the most uncomfortable situation I can think of myself in, is of me crying in front of someone who isn't also crying. I would rather stand butt naked in front of a crowd than cry in front of them. Idk why I am like this.

So naturally, I RARELY cry. Like if you see me cry, you better bottle those tears up because they will heal wounds. #iamaphoenix

The last time I cried was a year ago. I got sick and threw up for the first time since like, the 6th grade and I HATE throwing up. So I came back from the bathroom and BAWLED for a solid ten minutes. J was, validly, very weirded out.

But since then, I have cried 0 tears. (Well, now I am remembering another time I cried after getting my boobs chopped off (my mother hates when I phrase my breast reduction this way, hi mom).) 

OK ANYWAY. I JUST DON'T CRY A LOT, OK? AND WHEN I DO IT'S LIKE, .5 TEARS.)

Ok so back to the story. So it's 1:00 am, Tucker is gagging, and I'm wondering if I'll ever be a good enough dog mom to catch his vomit in my hands. Second later: vomit. Everywhere. Vomit everywhere.

I wake J up (why do I do this?) and we clean it up and then go back to bed. No harm no foul. Well, LITTLE DID WE KNOW.

This was on the third night when we vomit proofed the room... and then he ended up not throwing up lol

The next night, Tucker gets up, again, at 1:00 am and throws up. I wake J up again and we go our separate ways. Me to put Tucker somewhere he can't attempt to eat his own vomit, and J to get the cleaning supplies. We meet back in the bedroom and J, with his hand full of paper towels, goes to grab the vomit.

I was like, "Wait..." I looked closer to see there was spaghetti in Tucker's throw up. Which was weird because we don't give Tucker people food. And also we hate spaghetti.

Only then the spaghetti's started moving. Like, stretching 5 inches above the vomit and trying to get away.

I yelled, "J THERE ARE WORMS IN THERE. THERE ARE WORMS IN THERE!!!" J was like, "What?!!!! No...... OH MY GOSH!!!"

Naturally, I immediately ran out of the room and into the furthest corner of the apartment, like any good wife would. J cleaned them up while I obsessively washed my hands, avoiding Tucker (who we now lovingly call Worms) at all costs because #wormgerms. As we crawled back into bed it for some reason just clicked to me that like, we have this gross dog with worms and like, he's been all over our bed and licks incessantly and I most likely have worms too. So, I started crying. Like, a lot. And sob-talking, which is equally as horrible. I ended up crying myself back to sleep, with J holding me and most likely wondering how I was supposed to be the mother of his children. (Not pregnant.)

The next morning we avoided Tucker like the plague. I came home from work and completely cleaned and sanitized everything in our room. Like, washed everything in hot water and wiped down every surface with alcohol wipes.


Gotta be covered from head to toe to protect yourself from the wormie germies. 

I announced this fiasco on my Facebook, and everyone was like, "It's fine! He'll be fine! They are common!" assuming I was worried about Tucker. But in real life I was like, "Ok that's great but can we talk about me for a second?? Tucker was like, the last of my concerns.  So if you're wondering why I don't have kids yet, there ya go.


Tucker chillin' at the vet while she told us he had three different parasites. One of which she had never heard of before. 

We took him to the vet the day after and she explained to us worms are transported fecal-oral. So like I'd have to eat his poop to get them pretty much. So, I maybe over reacted just a little bit. But honestly, I wouldn't be my true self if I didn't overreact for the entertainment of others. (This is how I justify it to myself.)

Currently, Worms (I mean Tucker) is on some puppy powder that's going to run us about $500 by the time he's done with it (yay for student loans). He is very happy and doesn't seem to know he has worms. I am also in a better place and do not believe I have worms. J, however, believed he had worms shortly after I got over my fear of worms. He thought he had them for a two day period and experienced much distress, but is also doing better now. 

The positive to all of this is that probably nothing will ever be grosser than seeing worms in your dogs vomit. No baby fluids or rotten foods could possibly beat that. So, I guess we have that out of the way with. Although, we also learned that me + gross things = running away and crying uncontrollably. So, I'm not sure what kind of future that prepares me for. Luckily I am married to the world's nicest person who will not only clean up gross worm vomit, but then rub the back of his 23 year old wife while she cries about vomit. He's a true gem, that one.

Now, who wants spaghetti??

XOXO
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