Emily Draper

Emily Draper
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Emily grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a degree in Business Administration, where her love affair with all-things desert began. She originally moved to Tampa in 2009 to be closer to her then-boyfriend, now-husband, Kyle. Together, they have two amazing (and amazingly strong-willed!) kids. Since starting a family, Emily has also lived in South Carolina and Metro Detroit, before returning to the Tampa area in 2017. Emily is a REALTOR® and in her spare time, she enjoys fitness, essential oils, reading, country music, and anything crafty.

It’s Officially ‘Halftime’: 5 Things I Want My Daughter to Know Are Important

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Kids have many growth milestones. The first tooth, the first step, the first word, and probably the most sought-after, the first full night of sleep. When it comes to age, you hear of reaching...

5 Picture Books That Should Be Under Your Tree This Christmas

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Giving a good book as a gift is one of my favorite things to do. I give my kids at least one book for almost every occasion and am always looking for new ones. If...

How My Daughter’s Love of the Imperfect Has Helped Me with My Desire for...

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I've always been what some may call particular. I like things in a certain way. My aunt says I was the only child she'd ever seen who would throw the paper away and start...

How a Trip to the Bathroom Lead to my Son Getting Lost

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It was a weekday morning right after the mall had re-opened earlier this summer. We had spent a ridiculously long time in a store, first waiting to get in and then waiting to return...

5 No-Fail Excursions in Downtown St. Pete

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The place we call home is considered only a vacation destination for many. We often have family or friends who come to visit us. We love to take them to do many of the...

It’s Not About The Toys: My Feelings on a Store Closing

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I feel like I've been fairly good at staying upbeat despite having to stay-at-home. I've tried to exercise regularly, get outside and check-in on at least one friend/relative every day. Not to say I...

The Perks of Having a Sister That My Daughter’s Missing Out On

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I am the oldest of two girls. I'm exactly two years and one month older than my sister. Growing up we had a very typical sibling relationship. We played with each other a lot....
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6 Non-Fiction Books You Won’t Want to Put Down

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It's no secret that I love to read. I was recently talking with another book-loving friend. We agreed that it's kind of sad when you finish a really good book. We also said that...

On the Road with Chevy to the Florida Strawberry Festival

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Recently, I was invited to test drive a 2020 Chevrolet Blazer. I jumped at the chance to drive a car with a beautiful, clean interior. I lovingly refer to my current car as a...

Never Underestimate the Power of “Happy Mail”

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When I was a kid, running to the mailbox to see what the post person delivered was really exciting. Fast forward to today and getting the mail is never high on my list of...