Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chill

This evening me, my hubs Rick, brother Scott, his wife my sister LeighAnn, brother Kevin & his girlfriend September attended THE BIG CHILL at Michigan's Stadium - The Big House in Ann Arbor.

It was cold... But thankfully we all survived the chilly weather with lots of layers.
Like the hats? I LOVE THEM... & The served their purpose.. Not once was my head or ears cold. :) Early Christmas gift from Scott & LeighAnn to us.



After the game we drove over the river and through the woods to Scott & LeighAnn's for dinner. (I Typed homework while in the car) Hungry Howies pizza, yum... Mine was bacon with pineapple & garlic crust. Delious.

How did you spend your Saturday?

<3Love.Erica
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Over

This week I am...

                                               Overwhelmed

                                         Overworked

                                 Overexhausted

                          Overachieved

                     Overit.

In just 11 days my online class will be over & I will a little less stressed.
Until then, I miss blogging & reading my fav blogs.

♥Love.Erica

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just in time..

Just in time for Christmas I picked up a new hobby.
KNITTING!
I plan to make a few things for gifts this Christmas... & This green ball & 10 rows of knit is just the beginning.

Wishing you all a crafty Wednesday.

<3Love. Erica

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

!!!25!!!

I am officially in my MID-twenties.
And it's killing me.
The big 25.

This past weekend I celebrated my 25th birthday & 6 years of dating/ now married to my hubby.

A few of my favorite birthday gifts were:
::: A massage gift certificate from my husband. -which I plan to use before Christmas so I can get one for Christmas too. ;)
::: An apple corer which is my new favorite kitchen toy that I have used a ton of times already, from my mother-in-law.
::: A hanging jewelry organizer from my brother & sister-in-law.

::: People Style Watch from my sister & a sweater.
::: A brown w/black Coach bag from my hubs.
::: & Money which I plan to buy some brown leather boots, a Michigan VS Pink sweatshirt & two cardi's from Target --- the rest of my bday money I'm saving for a plane ticket to ITALY!

My little brother Ryan spent the night Saturday evening (the night before my birthday) & Sunday morning Rick and Ryan attempted to bake my breakfast muffins but failed because the oven shut off while baking & we had to leave for church. We went to church in Ann Arbor, after we celebrated my birthday (& Craig's) with a huge lunch at Olive Garden with Mary Kay, Craig (whose birthday it was as well), Ryan, Stephanie, Rick and I. Then Rick and I went to the mall where I spent a little birthday moolah and bought an adorable pair of earrings and necklace at one of my favorites stores; Von Maur.

It was a fabulous birthday, that ended with leftover Mexican for dinner and decorating our Christmas tree. :)

♥ Love.Erica


Saturday, November 20, 2010

The most wonderful time...

...of The year!!!!!


Today, the hubs & I are putting up the Christmas tree & decor. :)

<3 Love.Erica
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

MIA

Yes, I know I have been missing.
I do apologize.
But I have been a studious student.
Taking care of my sick hubby.
Keep him in your prayers.
And aside from everything...
I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY.

I'll be back soon.
Tomorrow is my day off work.
My hubs will be home too, sick.
We're going to bake a special treat.
I'll share it with you.
Stay posted.

Until then, nightie night.

♥ Love.Erica

Thursday, November 4, 2010

{her} GIVEAWAY

Are you ready for these cool fall days?
Or wintery flakes?
Well get ready for a cozy giveaway!!!

My sister-in-law is hosting a giveaway on her blog
{click "her blog" to link to her blog}
You can win one of her fab hand knit scarves from her esty
{click "her etsy" to link to her etsy}

All you have to do to enter 3x:
1. Comment on her blog your fav & why.
2. Blog about her "giveaway".
3. Become a follower.

Good.luck.bloggers.

{back to my endless homework I go.}

♥ Love.Erica

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why I love fall...

Reason #1 beautiful fall leaves
Reason #2 the smell of fall bon fires
Reason #3 cozy sweaters
Readon #4 delicious pumpkin seeds


(which Rick & I are enjoying this evening!)

<3love.erica
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TODAY...

...felt like Monday.
THIS morning...
...was a rough day at work. Very stressful & very busy.

THIS afternoon...
...was just as crazy.
#1 with it being election day.
#2 bc it is election day the majority of our neighborhood schools didn't have school.

THIS evening...

...
♥ lover.love.Erica

Monday, November 1, 2010

You are blessed.


My sister-in-law posted this on her FB today & I liked it so much I wanted to share it with all my followers especially with the special holiday of Christmas just around the corner, it is the perfect time of the year to show you care. You are blessed - share your blessings with others this holiday.

♥ LOVE.erica

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

This past week at work we had our employee pumpkin contest, last Sunday evening I (with a little help from Rick) completed my entry. And for the record I did the majority of the drawing & painting. And it was ALL my idea.
So, here they are!!!



(yellow's sign reads, "looks like we are in the menu".) Clever, right?

And on Thursday when I brought them home after work, I walked in the door with my M&M's in hand(s) grinning ear to ear because I (yes, ME) won 1st place. And made a whopping $40 & got back my $5 entry moolah! Thank you LPO patients & parents who voted for my M&M guys!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

<3love love love. Erica
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Remember

Today is a day I always remember and will never forget.

13 years ago today my dad passed.

I struggle the most on Oct. 28 writing the date & being that I work at an orthodontist office and write in medical charts all day I wrote the date today, eh, about 20+ times.

The one thing I am proud of today is that I made it through the entire work day with melting down.

During my lunch break today I sat and thought about my dad. I read my little sister's Facebook status & felt tears well up. I read my step moms Facebook status & had my one good cry. My hubby called in the middle of my cry, to see how I was doing today, he helped me make it through today.

After work tonight Rick took me out to dinner to Olive Garden keep my spirits up.

After dinner I came home to my awaiting homework, ugh, and it took me two hours to write three paragraphs of Blah, can I get a redo tomorrow?

Some how I just know my dad would love Rick.
I wish he could be here and see my first place.
Had been at my wedding.
Had seen me graduate high school.
Be here for my younger brother and sister.
Be here for my step mom.

Just be here.
Although he is not here in flesh, he is, and will always be in memory.

In memory of George E. R. II
I'll always be "daddy's little girl"

<3Love. Erica

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tay

This past weekend I got to spend alot of time with my precious "niece" Taylor Renee. She is the cutest baby - of course until I start having my own. ;)



<3 Love.Erica
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Friday, October 22, 2010

So.so.So.so

So, I registered for a late fall class online. I registered. Paid for the class. And forgot all about it. Until - on Monday at work a gal I work with said her husband was starting his late fall class today, as in Monday... which made me stop and think, I wonder when my class begins. I got home went on the college's website, checked my e-mail.. and natta. Then, I checked my junk mail and there it was, a reminder that class was starting sent the week prior. Grrrrr. So, luckly my co-worker meantioned her husband starting his late fall class, otherwise I would've paid for a class and missed the start date by 10 days. I thought my class started the 28th, not the 18th!!!

So, what am I saying? Class has begun. I did two assignments Tuesday, on my day off, read two "chapters" of powerpoints & just-ordered-my-book-for-class. I pray it comes before Sunday when I have an essay due regarding the text I haven't read!

So, forgive me if I craft less, post pics less, blog less for these next 8 weeks. For the next 8 weeks i'm college bound to my online class Marriage&Family - another requirement working towards my degree in Social Work.

So, wish me luck. And don't leave me i'll be around & i'm reading your blog inbetween assignments. :)

♥ Love.Erica

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sweet, Sweetie

On sweetest day (last Saturday), my sweetheart and I spent the morning and early afternoon at the apple orchard. Let me share with you my favorites of our lovely day date.








Our afternoon concluded with lunch at our favorite... POT BELLY'S

♥ Lovelylove.Erica

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Farmer Rick

On Friday my husbands school is having a Fall fest for the kiddies - kind of like a party for all their hard work these last few weeks during their MEAP testing. And aparently the teachers are going to dress like farmers. :)

Today, I had the day off and I went Target-ing to find my husband a new long sleved plaid shirt, not a hard thing to find considering plaid is ev-er-ywhere.

After Rick got home from work, we ate dinner Lazanna & garlic bread (yummy), then cut up some of our freashly picked orchard apples and mixed yummy toppings, baked & wha-la... apple crisps! (more yummy).

I will leave you a picture that makes me (smile), Rick trying on his new shirt, from Target, along with his late grandfathers square dance belt. {Oh & how can I forget the wheat in his mouth, lol}

FARMER Rick

♥ Lalalove.Erica

Friday, October 15, 2010

20/20

Last weekend the hubs and I finally made it to the eye doctors for a much needed eye exam. We both left BLIND. I wish we would've taken a pic in our dorky disposable glasses given to us to protect our eyeballs from the georgous sunshine that morning - but I didn't. Needless to say I left on Saturday with worse eyes since my last exam & lucky dog hubs of mine eyes stayed the same. I left with a brand new pair of contacts (finally - contacts again).

And because we couldn't see clearly last Saturday, me especially because my pupils were the entire eye! & Rick only one eye was really dialated. We waited until this afternoon to go a choose a pair of glasses for each other. Rick decided he didn't want a new pair of sexy specs... but I was in desperate NEED of a new pair. & again I didn't take any pics in any of the glasses I tried on today or the ones that Rick choose for me... but I have searched for a pic online... and here they are. :)

And yupperz, their Coach! :) &because I now have amaZing insurance I only paid $6 for these babies.

They'll arrive in about a week, so i'll post pics in my new sexy specs then.
---------------------------------------------

Tonight, the hubs and I are heading to Detroit's Mexican Village (maybe i'll even sneak a pic of my fav Detroit landmark - Train Depot) to have dinner with my grandpa & his fiance' Peggy and after dinner we're going to show off of very clean condo (because neither of them have been over since we've moved) & it's super clean cause I had yesterday and today off work & all I did was clean!!!! *more about that later.

Enjoy your Friday evening! :)

♥ LoveloveLove.Erica

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ben & Katie

Ben & Katie's blog is about one of the most amazing, God led couples I have ever read about - their people who you may never meet, but you just know that their REAL and that their faith isn't for show.

Katie is so strong and faithful to her Ben, and Ben is a fighter, believer - he is so strong. This couple is amazing and I pray that their story touches many lives. In a recent post Katie asks her blog readers, family & friends to write to Ben to give him encouragement - and with those letters and cards Katie and Ben will open them all together on their 3rd wedding anniversary October 27th. Ben knows nothing about Katie requesting letters on encourgement from readers, family & friends & once they open the letters their going to pin them on Ben's door as daily encouragement from us all.

Yesterday evening, Rick and I wrote an encouragement card and placed it in the mail for Ben and Katie to open on their 3rd year anniversary. It felt good to write a letter of encouragement to two amazing people that seem so strong in their faith - it just shows how everyone needs positive influenece.

If you'd like to send a letter of encouragement to Ben & Katie their address is:

Fisher House
Ben and Katie Rye
PO Box 1886
Los Altos, CA 94023
 
Read more or follow: Ben & Katie
 
♥ Love.Lovely.Erica

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hair Beautified

...And i'm all put back together with my sassy new cut & color.
And YES I have bangs! {I cannot believe it either}

♥ Love.Erica

Friday, October 8, 2010

Little red... Huh?

This red hot mess idea what I get for buying a box of color of my husbands choice and asking him to color my hair. My roots are bright redish-purple the middle more brown and the bottom red, a hot mess {the pic does no justice}. Needless to say I drove my butt an hour to my hair dressers and prayed they could squeeze me in... So I'm here sitting with {professional}color on my head, wish my hair luck... I'll post after pics later. :)




<3 Love.Erica
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Kitchen love.

I'm so sorry I have not shared with you my painting projects of last Wednesday/ Friday.
Enjoy!

As you may have read I was forced for better words to paint my lovely sunflower yellow door White... So here is my ugly boring front door, freashly white.

And I also painted the trim around the back door (finally). As well as my bar b-board!

BEFORE


AND AFTER



I personally love how the white brightens up the dinning area. And looking at the bar area from my living room I no longer hate the brown b-board - in fact... I love it!

Happy Monday everyone!

(I'm finally starting to get the hang of blogging from my Droid! Yippee)

<3 Love.lovely.Erica
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jane Green LOVE

This past weekend I would had loved to have had my current read in tow...

...during My hour car ride to and from Ann Arbor.

... &especially During my two hour wait at Belle Toe.

But this late afternoon while my lovely husband drooled over the Lions as they- to Rick's dismay, I plowed my way through my remaining 50 pages of the "The Beach House" written by my favorite author Jane Green.

To my favor where I had left off last had me begging for more so the last few pages I had left had me hooked to the end, I barely came up for a breath. Between crazy Nan and her shabby beach house, her insecure son Michael who is horrendous with relationships, Bee her newly "out of the closet" husband Daniel and their lovely daughters & then there's recently divorced Daff and her troubled daughter Jess.

Jane Green has won me over again with this clever read of lies, sex, drama & love. I loved this read!

&&& this evening I walked over to my local Kroger and found Jane Green's newest release "Promises to Keep" on the shelf just shouting my name along with a box of Special K cereal & I just had to have it. So tonight I will lose myself in my newest read.

<3 Love.Erica
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Goodbye Sunflower Yellow...


I did enjoy my sunflower yellow door while it lasted... A whole 7 days almost to the hour.

Long story short I was called by my condo association and told that if I do not repaint MY front door they were going to fine me! Apparently I can only paint my front door their "brick red" or "pine green" ...barf.

I'm going to miss my sunflower yellow. So, you ask what I accomplished on my Wednesday off... I re-painted the front door plain jane white. And a few others that I'll share on Sunday when I return home from my weekend in Ann Arbor with friends and family.

<3 Love.Erica
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Yore Wedding

Two Saturday's ago a friend of mine from work tied the knot.
The weather was 30% chance of rain & low 60's.

I will say the future Mrs. seemed stressed the morning of her wedding via Facebook - I decided to write her a little Facebook message of encouragement... especially because that morning it was raining & I knew that was a little disappointing. The rain held off for The Yore's outdoor reception - not a rain drop in site... and the Christmas lights that lit the courtyard set the mood for a relaxing dinner reception.

Congratulations to the NEWLYWEDS!

♥ Love.Erica

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weekend Contractor Construction

Over the weekend we finally got the rest of the contractor - construction projects completed around the house that were out of our hands.

My step dad came along with my uncle and...
- hung our back screen door
- hung our closet door in our bedroom
- our dishwasher is finally mounted so when I open it to load or unload the dishes it won't fall on me!
- placed the window ceil granite in the kitchen window
- blew {green} insullation in our attic - so now we won't freeze!
- & hung the hand railings to the basement stairs & upstairs
(& now hopefully Rick won't fall down the basement stairs again - & to insure that we bought special paint to paint the basement stairs because my step dad almost fell down the basement stairs himself while he was here working.)

I'm so happy because our house is beginning to feel ever more like a home with everything finally coming together. Gosh, it should be because we've lived here for almost 3 months.

This week I have Wednesday & Friday off work again, so I plan to finish some renovations around the house...
- touch up paint on hand rails
- sand and paint under window ceils
- paint trim around back door
- paint under breakfast bar
- paint footboard and molding going upstairs
- paint basement stairs with "no slip" paint

Ugh, I really am not looking forward to painting.

I'll post some pics of my contrator - construction projects that went on this past weekend.
& of course of my Wednesday & Friday off painting projects this week.

&&& hopefully {soon} i'll be able to share my entire condo makeover with you all. :) :) :)

♥ Love.Erica

Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to my [sister] Stephanie!!!

I hope that this birthday brings you your "dream" internship & lots of great birthday gifts. {wink}

Can't wait to spend time with you this coming weekend! & can't wait for our shopping trip with all that birthday money you inherited.

♥ Love.Erica

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dreaming Nightmares

Have you ever had a dream where you woke up and said...
WHAT THE HECK?
or
THAT BETTER NOT HAPPEN?

Well I had one of those the other night... those dreams/ nightmares. I woke up (Rick wakes up before me and gets ready for his day while I snooze on somedays for an extra 20 minutes, but on this day was my late evening at work so I don't go into the office until 9am, so I got to go back to sleep for 1 1/2 hours. Anyways, back to my dream/ nightmare... I had woken up while he was getting ready and immediatly told him my dream - we had four girls, QUADRUPLETS in my dream I didn't actually birth them thank God, but I had had them and they were ours and the whole dream was Rick and I trying to name our four daughters and all of the names we've ever said we liked we couldn't remember and every name we suggested to each other we didn't agree on. And all I kept thinking is how are we going to sleep with four babies. And then we agreed on a name... wait for it... SKYLA. What?
And that is when I woke up, told Rick our daughters name is Skyla and just like me... in real life neither of us like that name, thank goodness. And I began telling Rick about our four daughters and all he could say is that he doesn't want FOUR GIRLS. Haha. And I tried to tell him my entire dream but I was still half asleep and he had to head to work. All I kept thinking all day at work is... gosh, we better not have four girls, or quadruplets and thankfully Rick agreed!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunflower Yellow Friday



As promised here is my sunflower yellow front door...paint dry... And my beautiful Kroger mums.

My new sunflower yellow door makes me smile, it's only fitting to share such a cheerful feeling on the best day of the week, FRIDAY!

Enjoy your weekend!

♥ Love.Erica
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Get to know me...

{one} what was your first pet and how did you come up with its name?
My first pet was a kitty named Harry… I think. As a kid a had a lot of pets!


{two} do you like your ice crushed or cubed?
Cubed – but only one or two, I hate a lot of ice.


{three} do you believe in love at first sight?
Well, if it’s love… it’s love.


{four} do you have any nicknames?
Rick sometimes calls me “Eri”.


{five} what movie do you never get tired of watching?
Gosh, I know I sound like a boy but I love the Bourne movies.


{six} how do you like your eggs cooked?
Lately – sunny side up – and only the egg whites.


{seven} are you named after anyone in particular?
I think my mom stole my first name “Erica” from Days of Our Lives.


{eight} what are three things that you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?
Go to Italy, Buy a House, Have a baby. :)


{nine} what one thing always brightens your mood?
There are a few for me… Worship Music, Cleaning – it’s so de-stressing, Blogging


{ten} what five things will you always find in your purse?
Visa. My bloggie (video camera), my DROIDx, chap stick & bobby pins

♥ Love.Erica

Friday Blog Hop


Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog, too! Just click "LINK up with this Friday's Blog Hop" at the bottom of the list. The code is different every week, so be sure to get the new code when hosting Friendly Friday on your blog. Hosting the list is a great way to get even more traffic to your blog and make Friendly Friday more beneficial for everyone.

JOIN THE FRIENDLY FRIDAY BLOG HOP

♥ Love.Erica

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Successful Crafty Wednesday

Today, on my day off I accomplished alot of painting on my Crafty Wednesday "to-do-list.

So without further-a-do...

1) BLACK project

BEFORE
This pic was taken over the weekend when I had Rick tape off my mirror for me. :) Thanks Ricky!

AFTER

This is not a giant picture frame it is orginally a GOLD mirror that I picked up at a garage sale last year... Rick painted it Silver & now I painted it black. I will post pics of my bedroom once it's hung in it's new home. :)

2) Sunflower Yellow Project

BEFORE



AFTER

Say "hi" to Max's tail.


I think the door was still wet in these pics because it is not that bright of a yellow.
When Rick arrived home from Open House this evening the first thing he said to me is that he loved the door and it's looks sweet from the road. Success!!!
Oh, and in the before and after pics can you tell I cleaned the screen door? It was nasty-dirty.
I will post a better pic tomorrow with my new MUMS that I picked up this evening at Kroger.


3) Tiffany Blue - I never made it to this project, I suppose it will have to wait 'til next Wednesday

4) Kitchen trim - I never made it to this little project either... next Wednesdat it is.

5) JOANNS - I did make it to JoAnns this evening and came away with way more than I intended... more on that later. BUT I did get what I had set out to buy at JOANNS in the first place; paint, stencils & this frame...

This lovely black oval frame orginally $19.99 on sale for just under $12.
AND there it is my final CRAFY WEDNESDAY - Do-It-Yourself Project - silhouettes of Rick & I that I made a few weeks back but didn't have the desired frame to show off my DIY silhouettes.

Hope it was worth your wait!
I'm off to bed, sweet dreams.

♥ Love.Erica


Crafty Wednesday

Today (on my day off) I have a TON of painting planned:

1) Black Project
2) Sunflower Yellow Project
3) Possible Tiffany Blue Project for the Livingroom
4) Painting Kitchen Trim White Project
5) As well as a trip to JOANNS for some stencils & PAINT.

... And being that the hubs is working late tonight for "Open House" I will have ALL day to complete the majority of my PROJECTS! Yippppeeeeeee!

PHOTOS of my before & after painting projects COMING TONIGHT.

Stay posted this evening to see what i've been working on. :)

♥ Love.Erica

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Last day of Summer

Today is September 21, 2010, the last day of summer & what a great last day of summer it ended to be. Although I worked all day today, the weather was lovely and I was able to sneak out for lunch and enjoy a few moments of sunny 80 degrees.

And this evening Rick and I took a trip to Lowes to grab a few items for my Wednesday day-off-work projects I have planned tomorrow. :) More on that tomorrow. After our trip to Lowes we went for an evening stroll and only found it fitting being the last evening of summer and a nice evening at that to get 7-Eleven Slurpees. YUM.

Hope you all enjoyed your last day of summer... share your last day of summer with me in my comments, i'd love to hear what you did on this fab evening!

... and last but not least birthday wishes to my sister in-law LeighAnn on her 24th!

Off to watch the Premiere of "Detroit 187" on ABC and if you knew me and my husband you would know that we both LOVE Detroit - i'm totally obsessed.
You can see a trailer for the TV show HERE.

♥ Love.Erica

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Christmas in September?

This morning my husband is going through ALL of the music on his computer & when he can to "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" he played the whole song through rather than just 10 seconds, I stopped everything I was doing and asked him, "What are you doing?" and he replied, "Shhh. Can't you just picture the snow falling, snowmen, ice skating, ice hockey... where are we going to put our Christmas tree this year?"


WHAT? I'm totally not thinking about snow or Christmas, there are still green leaves on the trees! Come-on-now Rick! :)

Gosh, I love my husband - sometimes he is so strange.

♥ Love.Erica

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Before & After Bench

(I cannot believe I haven't shared this little project with you yet)

Back in July, Rick and I went for a walk around the neighborhood & being that it was Sunday evening, the night before trash night everyone had their smelly stinky garbage out. And just then I discovered a little park bench, with someones smelly garbage thrown on top of my new treasure. I was so excited, Rick on the other hand wasn't thrilled about carrying my new treasure 2 blocks back home. In my opinion it was well worth it! :)

BEFORE


AFTER

Nothing a few cans of paint couldn't fix. :)

Park Bench - FREE
Two cans of spray paint - $8
TOTAL $8


♥ Love.Erica

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gilbert's

Wednesday evening I got a little carried away at Gilbert's Hardware Store & spent $22.21 (great numbers by the way) but I went in for ONE can of spray paint and clearly with the total I came out with a more than one spray can.

Don't worry I will post my 1st crafty-ness SOON... & update you on my DIY project list.
:)

♥ Love.Erica

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Prinkles Please

As a child I adored vanilla ice cream with sprinkles (or as a little girl I would call it prinkles or shrinkles) and this week I had been craving it so bad... And being that I have the greatest husband ever he took me out for ice cream.

And I was like a happy kid in an ice cream parlor.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's HERE folks!

My new celly has arrived! :)

& I ordered (drum roll please...)

The DROID X, it came last Tuesday & I'm happy to say a week later, i'm finally getting the hang of it. It does SOOO much like checks my blog and other blogs, facebook, keeps track of my calorie intake each day, tracks my work outs, games, music and so very much more! It's amazing!

& so far I LOVE IT!
not so sure i'm going to like the increase in cell phone bill... but i'm getting so much more for the money. :)

♥ Love.Erica

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekend Quotes

This past weekend Rick and I had my little brother Ryan spend the night. He came out Friday evening & we took him back home Sunday morning.

Here's a few cute things the adorable four year old said this weekend...

[Rick passed gas in the car, he rolled the windows down & Ryan said he was cold & I told him you can be cold your smell stinky Ricky & he told Rick...] "Oh man Rick! Get the heck outta here."

"Are we there yet..." on our car ride to church, back to his house... I told Ryan remember my house is far from yours, we have 45 minutes still - that's almost 2 Zack & Cody's, Ryan told me something along the lines of he knew because he's been to my house before "Duh".

& for some reason this weekend Ryan would walk up to me, or Rick or any of Rick's family and say, "Well hello pretty lady". We cracked up and said who taught you that and he told me "I thought it would be funny, I am a funny guy & I like to laugh". Well, okay.

& my favorite quote of the evening while watching the MTV music awards with the hubby.
Rick: "She is so full of herself - it's annoying." As Lady GaGa comes out to accept her award in a giant ugly dress with people holding her dress because it's so heavy & she didn't think to wear something less heavy to accept all her awards.

I will admit she has good songs - but i'm not really a fan of her.

Happy birthday to my brother in-law Kevin! The big 2-0!

Hope you all are enjoying the last few hours of your weekend! I know I am because I am NOT ready for MONday. Ugh.

♥ Love.Erica

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Labor Day Weekend...

What we did this l-o-n-g weekend...

FRIDAY
I had breakfast with my FAVORITE Kari.
 

& we took a group pic of all of my favs after breakfast before Josh headed back to the big "sand box" & Kari leaves me for Italy.


SATURDAY

We spent the afternoon watching the Michigan game/ girls playing board games, eatting too much pizza, boys played PS2 Madden & girls crafted

[Oooops!]
SUNDAY
Me, Rick, my brother Kyle & his girlfriend Brittany (the two in the middle above) woke up before 10am & got watched our RedBox rental "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (very cute movie - reminded Rick a lot of when he was in middle school, so he said.) took at trip to Auburn Hills to Great Lakes Crossing Mall - IT IS A HUGE mall. I'm very proud to say... Rick & I bought nothing. & I returned a purse {that I just couldn't justify spending the $ on} so a good chunk of mooolah back in our pockets! Kyle & Brittany bought matching shoes for back-to-school [awwww... how cute.]

Sunday evening I played MADDEN 2010 with Rick - & I didn't hate it! We shut off the PS to watch the premiere of "All American Handyman" on HGTV it wasn't anything real special. Afterwards we watched another RedBox rental...

then called it a night.

MONDAY

We slept in 'til noon. (amazing)
Ate brunch.
Talked about lesson planning.
I blogged for inspiration. He planned lessons.
I watched TV. He planned lessons.
We ate homemade pizza & salad at the in-laws.
We got home by 11pm & hit the sack.

& TUESDAY
[Back to work for me.]
 [& for Rick,I mean Mr. Meyer it's his first day of school!]

♥ Love.Erica

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

No Secret

Dear Ms. VICTORIA

    I have a SECRET to tell you & my blog.

Your PINK line is adorable I must confess. I loved your 5 for $25 panties, (it was a "STEAL" for comfort and style) however, THIS time i'm SUPER disappointed. Less than a year ago I got an amazing pair of Lace-inset Hipster's & they were perfect, a little lace & cotton for comfort, perfect. BUT this time NOT so much, I wore each pair ONCE, uno, one time & washed & the lace is ripped on each pair - really? That's $25 down the drain. And customer service... oh geeez, customer service wants me to take my worn panties to the store... their clean and all but really? REALLY!?

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I want my $25 back or at least a new style.
Any suggestions followers?

♥ Love.Erica

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mr. Meyer is ready...

... for SCHOOL to begin!

This past Wednesday, during my lunch break I called Rick Mr. Meyer & asked if we could have lunch together, lately he has been spending alot of time at school getting his classroom ready & lesson finished before the start of school. He said he wanted to Taco Bell -- so Taco Bell it was. We'll take a #6 with Cherry Coke & #4 with Ice Tea.

[Ewww to my nappy work hair, lack of makeup & bright blue scrubs... on a side note I am so proud of my hubby-teacher Mr. Meyer!]

After indulging in our Taco Bell I decided to take some new pics of his finished classroom - I told him it was for THE blog. If you missed the BEFORE pics view The Hubs Classroom

Here are the AFTER pics {enjoy}
[This is the front and left side of Mr. Meyer's classroom. This is the "Social Studies" wall & the black bookshelf has a ton of social study books that one day appeared in his room - all brand new books, gotta love that.]
[This is the front and right side of the classroom.. {remember the student desks face each other} Above the white board are posted of types of writing. & the bulletin board has been split in 1/2. The green side will be for "Current Events"]

[This is the left side of the room standing in the front, the posters are for Language Arts & the posters on the right are Reach Academy "CHAMPS"/ classroom management posters.]

 [There's Mr. Meyer! :) I'm standing in the front of the room, on the left is Mr. Meyer's desk (which was covered in papers and books and I teased Mr. Meyer that, "I thought your desk was always going to be clean" (wink)) Under the US Soccer poster is going to be where Mr. Meyer lists the soccer games for the Reach Middle School (soccer) boys he will be coaching this fall. and the black bookcase holds markers, colored pencils, pencils, glue sticks, rulers, dictionaries, games, etc.]
 [This is Mr. Meyer's hallway bulletin board that has to be changed every month! Geee Whizzz. And those letters there... well, I did that with the Cricket!]

After spending about 45minutes with Mr. Meyer for lunch in his classroom I took off back to work and got s-e-r-i-o-u-s-l-y EVERY light red... but still made it back just-in-time for my first patient following lunch. The rest of the work day is history.

& when I got out of work I was extreemly productive - beginning with making a quick grocery list:
milk    tp   tooth pas   sham   deo for R & E   chips   brd   dish soap   p towel
(that's my short hand grocery list)

After running to Kroger I popped some Mac & Cheese in the microwave & called it dinner.
I did laundry, put away laundry
Cleaned the bathroom, litter box & did dishes
& did Turbo (my legs are feeling it tonight)


Sometime during my busy evening I got a text from Rick (who was at school for an open house for his students last name A-J until 8pm)
& my favorite part of the text "...thank you for all your help getting my classroom ready, muah"

PRO-DUCT-IVE evening!

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TONIGHT we are heading over to the in-laws for Homemade pizza & salad where Mr. Meyer will work with twin brother teacher Mr. Meyer & his wife teacher Mrs. Meyer on lesson plans and classroom management.

I suppose i'll read my book "The Beach House" {I haven't picked it up all weekend}.

♥ Love.Erica