Hi there! I’m Gina – the Marketing Director here at Emily Ley! My title and responsibilities have changed over the years with the EL team – just like my crazy life! Eight years ago, I was overseeing Annual Fundraising and Events for my alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, where I met my guest-speaking-football-coaching husband. Since then, we’ve called four states home as we follow my cute husband’s career. This summer we had maybe the biggest, yet hands-down best change – we became parents to a sweet little girl.
I’m all about polished and more importantly, practical. As a remote EL employee, I’m normally tucked away in my home office. Or when I’m not working, I’m with our almost 5-month old, playing on the floor and have drool on my shoulder…and everywhere else! If I’m being totally honest, most days I live in my favorite Nike leggings and a top. But on days when we venture out, I grab something comfy and cute…and easily washable. My go-to outfit ALWAYS includes a pair of dark skinny jeans. I‘m currently loving a drapey, shirt-tail tee (which I have in a few colors). I’ll throw on my favorite pendant necklace, boots or flats (depending on just how cold it is) and be out the door in just a few minutes!
Tacos….in the crockpot! It’s seriously is so easy! Chicken breasts + a can of salsa, and eight hours later dinner is ready! For a more fancy take, this is my favorite recipe.
We’ve gotten pretty good at at-home date nights since welcoming a baby! Once she’s asleep for the night, we’ll make a nice dinner – and I usually try to pick something that will get us both involved. One of our favorites is Coastal Living’s Espresso Rubbed Steak – which is the perfect husband doing his thing on the grill recipe. We’ll open a bottle of wine from our monthly delivery – and enjoy! After dinner, we’ll cuddle up on the couch and catch up on our favorite tv shows from the week, or watch a movie.