Getting to Know New Contributor Amber!

By Amber

February 18th, 2019
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday gift guide is over, I thought it was time I introduced myself and my family to all of the readers at Emily Reviews! As you may have gathered by now, my name is Amber and I'm from central Minnesota. I'm married to an amazing man and mama to two adorable kids named Harper and Lincoln. I wanted to share a little of my backstory and interests and then how I came to write for Emily Reviews!I grew up in a small town in central Minnesota (only about Read more [...]

Books To Read If You’re Considering Fostering Or Adopting

For two years, my husband and I were foster parents.  Sadly, we recently closed our home though.  At some point, I may go into all the reasons behind that decision.  But I'm not quite ready to yet.  For now, I'll just say that it's a very broken system.  I know life isn't fair but these poor kiddos are getting the short end of the deal at every turn.  There needs to be change.Six months into our fostering journey, I wrote this post about What To Expect When Expecting That Call.  So that's Read more [...]

Radz Smooshy Mushy 4 in 1 Deluxe Blind Bags Review – Girls Gift Idea

By Asha

February 12th, 2019
Thank you to Radz for sending Smooshy Mushy 4 in 1 Blind Bags in exchange for my honest opinion in this review.There is just something about collections that makes me reminisce. My husband collected coins when he was younger. I collected volkswagen beetle toys and like many others of the 90's era - Beanie Babies. Right now it seems like collecting tiny toys/objects is popular.My daughter is happily jumping on the tiny toy collection bandwagon. When I gifted her some Radz Smooshy Mushy Read more [...]

New Young Girls Collection From Precious Moments – Gift Ideas For Girls {Review}

By Asha

February 8th, 2019
Thank you to Precious Moments for sending product for review in exchange for my honest opinion.My daughter is a "girly girl". She's three years-old and loving everything pink and frilly! It's funny because I was never what you would call a "girly girl". I was an only child and my parents had a deal - mom could dress me up in pink and dresses until I was three - then I was dad's. Dad had me doing all kinds of 'boy' things like hunting, fishing, and playing every sport with me that I showed Read more [...]

Personalized Valentine’s Day Music Boxes from The Bradford Exchange

By Amber

February 6th, 2019
Thank you to The Bradford Exchange for sending me this beautiful music box. As always, all opinions are my own.I absolutely love personalized gifts. Anytime I can gift my family members with something that has their name on it, or something that makes it that much more personal, I do! After seeing The Nutcracker movie, our daughter has been asking for a music box. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I turned to The Bradford Exchange to check out their Valentine's Day Music Boxes. Read more [...]