Thanks for stopping by! My name is Emily Coalson. I’m 26, married to my best friend & have a mischievous cat. I’m from Austin, Texas & currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ideas of Emily is my corner of the internet where I write about things like life, travel, & style! It’s my hope that this blog is a place that is positive, empowering, relatable, & real.

Here’s a few facts about me:

When I’m not blogging or working, I love traveling, hiking, reading, exercising, & playing the piano.

I’m passionate about nonprofits. I currently work at the YMCA as a Membership Consultant. I’ve also worked for Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation in the past.

Home for me is multiple places. I’m from the Dallas & Austin areas of TX. My dad is from Denver, CO & my mom is from Memphis, TN, so I grew up spending time there also. I went to college in Abilene, TX (west TX area) & now I live in Colorado Springs.

My favorite poems are “Starlings in Winter,” by Mary Oliver, “The Journey,” by Mary Oliver, “Desiderata,” by Max Ehrmann, & “We Did Not Ask for This Room,” by Bridget Carpenter & Stephen King.

I like appreciating the little things in life. Scented candles, travel documentaries, Tex-Mex, mountain air, turquoise, taking walks, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Sound of Music, coffee shops, & You’ve Got Mail are a few of my favorite things.