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!


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


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


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, 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}


♥ Lalalove.Erica

Friday, October 15, 2010


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.

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!



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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