Girl, Always Interrupted: the Housewarming Party

Written by Emily

Welcome to! Think of this as the housewarming party! I’ll show you the new digs and introduce you to a few people in just a minute, but please help yourself to a drink and some snacks. This is your cue to treat yourself to your favorite beverage in your fanciest glass and then smuggle some snacks from their hiding place in the depths of the pantry where the kids can’t get them. If you’re on your mobile, this would be a great time to hit up the nearest drive-thru.

Imagine I made these for you:


or these:


Or whatever snazzy app you just pinned.

This change has been a long time coming. While I’m sad to let go of the fourtuitous name because it was my blogging beginning, it just didn’t feel right without the other three original writers: Amelia, Cathy and Rose. Our four was no more.

Girl, Always Interrupted is a better fit since I can’t remember the last time I actually finished a conversation. Blogging has been, for me, what I meant to say, the words I would have said if someone didn’t need me “right this second, Mommy right now!”, and the thoughts I had when I was pushing Sylvie on the swing in an otherwise empty playground. Blogging is the rest of the conversation.

And I think Michelle agrees. We haven’t finished a phone call in at least nine years.

Now, let’s get this party started.

The fact that I am even here with all of the fourtuitous content is because of Janine Huldie at J9 Designs. She is nothing short of a miracle worker and the model of outstanding customer service. She answered all of my questions, emailed me back before I even walked away from my computer, and kept me informed every step of the way. Without her, Girl, Always Interrupted would have been a word document on a computer screen with me crying and cursing technology. Because it’s always technology and never the user.

Girl, Always Interrupted has a logo: my profile and huge open mouth. A big thank you to Thaddeus Pasierb for the uncanny likeness without the bags or wrinkles. He is good and much cheaper than plastic surgery. Click my face below to get to his website. You’ll find fantastic examples of his work and his contact information.


No housewarming party would be complete without mingling. But if your palms are getting sweaty just thinking about making small talk, this is so much easier. There are no awkward silences or uncomfortable conversations.

I want to introduce you to my friends, the bloggers who’ve shared our work, helped us grow, shown us love and inspired us.

Did That Just Happen–Kate reads and comments so regularly that I feel like we’re best friends. She is an amazing support.

Laugh Lines–Go there. Laugh. Go back again!

Do You Read Me?–Carisa and I have talked on the phone, and I think I might love her.

All the Everydays–Jean was the first person I didn’t know, who complimented my writing and tweeted it to her followers. I’ve had a crush on her ever since.

Scary Mommy–Jill Smokler gave me my first “thanks but no thanks” and then published me four times. She has created a forum like no other for women to share fully and freely without judgement.

The Social Butterfly Mom–Erin is thoughtful and supportive, clever and fun. She was my very first blogging buddy. I like her so very much!

Friendly Fairytales–Brenda was one of our first followers. Her blog is like a decadent piece of candy. You’ll want to tuck yourself away and savor it.

Judah First–Always a careful reader and a thoughtful commenter. Check her out!

Winding Road–Kind, supportive and lovely.

Vintage This Re-Purpose That–Inspiration for your home and your soul.

Honest Mom--A blogging powerhouse, who introduced me to gifted women like Urban Moo Cow, School of Smock, My Dishwasher’s Possessed, Domestic Pirate, Mommy For Real and countless others.

Thank you for coming, everyone. I hope you met someone new and saved their digits. Let’s raise our glasses to new beginnings!

Please stop by again and again! Michelle and I will keep the light on and the door open.






13 comments for “Girl, Always Interrupted: the Housewarming Party

  1. May 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Emily, it was absolutely my pleasure to get to work with you on this and seriously you are truly a lovely and wonderful lady. So, thank you for reaching out to me and giving me the honor to help you get your new site up and running. Love the new digs and definitely could relate to that phone call. Seriously, why I conduct my best business through virtual PM and e-mail, because otherwise my kids just may scare off the masses! But seriously, thank you again and really just so happy and excited that I got to help and work with you on this. Congrats on the new and wonderful self-hosted adventure 😉

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      May 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      I will recommend you everyone I know, Janine. You were fantastic! Thank you again and again!

  2. Jean
    May 8, 2014 at 9:15 am

    The crush is mutual, my dear. Congratulations on the move and thank you so much for that blogger list. There are new discoveries in there for me and I can’t wait to start stalking ahem, I mean…

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      May 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Stalk away! I’m sure everyone will appreciate it 🙂

  3. Deb
    May 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Congrats on your beautiful new home! I LOVE the new logo and what it stands for. No one interrupts Emily! Or, everyone does, because we’re moms. So.

    I’m honored to be included in this list and so very glad to have met you, too! See you in a MONTH. WOOT!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      May 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      No one does or everyone does–hahahaha! I think it’s everyone 🙂 I’m so looking forward to the conference!

  4. May 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I LOVE IT! The blog looks amazing and I can’t wait to read what you have in store for us! xoxo

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      May 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you, JD! I owe so much to you! I’ve met such wonderful bloggers through you, and I’ve learned so much from you and them. Thank you!

  5. May 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Doh! I started to leave a comment and my computer auto-filled the comment area with my home address. I guess the next party is supposed to be at my place.

    Congratulations on rolling out this fresh, beauty of a site. Conversion success! I can’t wait to talk to you on your face in a couple weeks!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      May 8, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Party at your house! I’m going to announce it like we’re teens and your parents aren’t home. I checked to make sure your address wasn’t floating around in the comments, though. Looks like you’re safe!

      I’m so looking forward to June! And I can’t wait to hear about LTYM Portland!!!

  6. May 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations on your new gorgeous home!!! I LOVE it, and I adore your logo. Looking forward to spending lots of time here! Love to you! xo

  7. Laura @ Vintage This Re Purpose That
    May 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I can’t tell you how honored we are at being included in the list above. We are so very happy for you and this amazing world you are creating. We closed out tonight at the shop and I said “Ohh mom did you like Emily’s new page?” ” Nope not yet” “Well she has a new post and as is the norm I find it and start to read…..We giggle at our drink of Guers Iced Tea and a forgotten bag of Cheese Curls at the counter and we are sure that is what you meant to serve as snacks!!!!!! We get to the end and I scream “MOM she included the shop in her post” So we spent 10 min gushing about how we love your blog and you in general!!!!! Keep all of your amazing thoughts and life events coming!!!! MUCH MUCH LOVE!!!!!!

  8. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?
    May 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Thank you so much! How exciting is this! I know how hard it would be to make changes, but I can see your reasoning behind it! I’m looking forward to a new adventure! 🙂

    And I really thought about cutting off in mid sentence to go with the whole interrupted theme, but then I wasn’t sure the joke would fly!

    hugs and kisses!

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