About the Fam!

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Hey y’all!

Thank you so much for visiting The Brick and Maple and following along as we continue to rehab and preserve our beautiful Queen Anne Victorian. A little about us: we are a homeschooling military family with a penchant for adventure. I met Mr. Brick and Maple, also known as Ash, Sophomore year of college in North Carolina. We dated for almost three years before marrying in June 2008. In the decadeish that we’ve been married we’ve had 2 children, lived in various parts of Fayetteville, North Carolina as well as Florida, Arkansas, back to North Carolina, and now, Illinois, and held countless jobs.

I, Emily, hold a degree in Journalism and while I do stay home to homeschool our boys, I am also a freelance writer. I’ve written in the travel and tourism industry since 2010, writing travel guides for major Southern destinations, and I had my first book published in April 2011. For collaboration work, please email me. Info can be found on our Contact page!

Husband is in the Air Force but has worked in so many different fields (aircraft maintenance, finance, nonprofit, fundraising, on and on) and is quite literally the smartest person I know. He is patient, kind, and loving on top of that… so you can see why I locked that down when I was only 18.

When not fixing up the house we can be found traveling, antiquing, visiting family, doing research in library archives, and exploring our beautiful new town!

Love and light,
The Brick and Maple Fam ❤