My name is Emily.
The name of this blog is inspired by a Turkish expression of gratitude, “elinize sağlık” which literally translates to “Health to your Hands”. Voiced after someone helps you with their hands, a thank you for cooking you dinner, fixing your sink or crafting you some lovely lace.
I appreciate handmade, I hunt handmade, I support handmade, I like to work with my hands.
I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an expat; an American gradually acclimating to my little family’s second home in Turkey.
Blessed with a baby girl, seen life circumvolve, endured much loss recently.
Been encased my whole life in love. Trying to give it back.
I am riding the roller coaster that is expatriatism, married, motherhood, with old expectations out the window. What is your roller coaster like?
Mixing this new self with the old I had felt so comfortable with…
I know Yoga saves lives.
Previously wrote at ohhhsweetturkey
Born in Minnesota. Know snow, lakes and sweet corn.
Played with materials in college; Applied Design with an emphasis in Fiber Arts from San Diego State University, California.
Finding new ways to create where old time is no longer available.
Currently live on the Aegean Sea just outside Didim, Turkey with my husband, our baby girl and a crazy German Shepherd.