This summer, EOH has taken on a whole new dynamic as we have added quite a few members to our company. Each of these women have unique gifts that allow them to contribute to our team as a whole. We are so grateful to be advocates and learners of each other’s talents, and as such, we want to share a little bit the hearts, drives, and passions of those behind-the-scenes at EOH. So, let’s meet and greet our first set of interns, Paige Woods and Madding McFadden… our dynamic and strategic blogging and social media team!
Both Paige and Madding have a heart for serving others by helping to tell stories, whether through words or photographs. More than their common love for Team EOH, Paige and Madding have been best friends for the past 8 years, and they love being able to team up using their multidimensional creative facets for EOH this summer (ps: we loved this shoot with Jocelyn Youngdahl). Paige Woods is currently serving EOH by writing posts, assembling new blog ideas, and advancing our social media techniques. Madding McFadden is the mastermind behind our cohesive images and photos this summer on the blog. With a heart for small businesses and creative minds, she is able to capture both their authentic gifts and distinctive work through her camera. We invite you to get to know more of Madding and Paige’s stories through our interview:
What is your role here at EOH Custom Paper Lovelies?
P: My role at EOH is to try and put words behind Emily’s amazing vision and product. As a company, we try to authentically produce paper that helps tell your story—whether that’s through a wedding invitation, birthday party, or even just custom stationery. Basically, I feel like a blogger’s main job is to be the storyteller and help convey the company’s personality through posts and series. These past few months, we have tried to dig deeper into EOH’s passions by introducing a few new series (like “Dearest,” “Meet + Greet”, plus other series to come) in order to get a bit more of a detailed look at all of the behind-the-scenes work involved in design, inspiration, production, and relationships. I want to challenge readers by going beyond just our paper products—to the people who make up our company.
M: Primarily, my role is to photograph Emily’s work and, with that, the constant growth of EOH as the team continues to hone their gifts. I am honored to be working with the EOH team this summer as I seek to showcase the ability Emily has been given as well as give readers a glimpse into how Emily is able to help bring so many people to celebrate or simply enjoy each other’s company whether it’s a party invitation, stationery, menu, or rehearsal dinner invite.
What is your biggest passion in life?
P: I would say that I am most passionate about serving others and going above and beyond people’s expectations. My major is English Literature with an Education minor, and so, I would eventually love to teach in a classroom. Beyond teaching, I think I desire just to intentionally pursue others, laying down my heart for their needs, and discovering where the Lord is calling me beyond myself. I have an innate need to share other people’s stories. I actually write my own blog as well, The In Between, that focuses on sharing both my passions, such as fashion, food, and faith, but also has become a platform for others with features and fellowship.
M: The Lord has really laid social justice on my heart throughout the last several years, so as I move towards college graduation I long to know how that will unfold as I enter the “real world.” We were not created to live in captivity, and I am convicted daily that the only difference between myself and those enslaved around the world is where we were born. I would love nothing more than to spend my life ensuring restoration for those bound by slavery, that they may experience life the way God intended; freely. Not only that but also to document through photography and share with the world the harsh realities that plague our culture, so that ignorance would no longer be an option.
What would the “perfect” day look like for you?
P: My perfect day might look like an early morning brunch from my favorite restaurant in Nashville, Marché (!!!!), where I order the most amazing tartine and mimosa, then just sit there happy and full. I absolutely love Farmer’s Markets and being outside with my fiancé (Nate). I think after brunch I would head on down to Radnor Lake or Percy Warner to take a hike and laugh with Nate. Then, I would end my day on a couch with a great movie, some popcorn, and a soda for N.
M: I would have to say there’s nothing I love more than the days I wake up early and spend the morning outside on the porch drinking coffee with my mom, while my dad and brother cook breakfast for the family and sit there in our pajamas until noon with absolutely nowhere to be. Then finally, when we feel as if we’ve been lazy enough for one day, I’ll head out to spend time with friends, whether it’s a trip to Las Paletas or Jeni’s in 12th South, ice cream is typically a go-to on these hot summer Nashville days. I am so grateful for the family and friends the Lord has placed in my life, so my favorite days are spent simply in their presence, soaking in and celebrating what the Lord is doing in our lives.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned this past year?
P: This year, I have learned that the Lord is so very sovereign over everything in life. I am so not in control, and just when it looks like I might figure things out, He completely surprises me. I think it is amazing to look back on your life and realize how completely out of control you are. I would have never imagined having the ability to write for EOH, getting creative experience like this, and now, here I am!
M: As long as I’ve known the Lord has a plan for my life, I have seen time and time again in the past year that it may not (and frequently doesn’t) look the way I had planned. Nonetheless, there is a great lesson in that each time. I studied abroad all last summer, and as hard as some of it was, I have learned more from those experiences than I thought possible. I know the Lord will continue to reveal to me things I learned then that I haven’t been able to apply until now.
What is one word that describes your personality?
M: Paige says loyal 😉
Thanks so much for meeting and greeting our newest EOH team members! We are so thankful that we got to share them with you for a bit. Stay tuned for more introductions where you can get to know more about Team EOH.
Photos Courtesy of Jocelyn Youngdahl