Monday, January 31, 2011

giveaways

In the process of my blog construction I have found some amazing ideas and blogs worthy of blogging about. Not one – but two giveaways are underway.


Kristen @ Trying To Find Myself is giving away a Vera Bradley bag filled with lots of goodies! Just for Valentine’s Day. Check out her giveaway & fab blog HERE.

& Kristen’s sister…

Michelle @ Love, 2 carseats & a minivan is giving away a Lia Sophia zebra print bracelet that retails for $58! Check out her giveaway & cutie blog HERE.

Enjoy Ladies! Back to my blog construction.


♥ erica

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Under Construction

I have officially been inspired by my sister in-laws *new blog to give mine a little makeover. 1.) So it is easier to get around 2.) So it is more appealing to new followers.
Inbetween work, housework & my online class I will be working on re-vamping "Heavenly Day" so it is more heavenly. :)

♥ Hang in there. Erica

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Favorite

These are a few of my Favorite things...
I adore my Sperry Top Sider Rain Boots I got for Christmas from my in-laws... I wear them almost everyday, rain or snow. They even keep my feet warm with the felt boot liner. :)

These are my Millie Meyer Pearls - they were my husbands late grandmas costume pearls. & I love them. Especially the little details of the colored pearls, their little flowers with leaves. ♥

Yesterday I wore my Millie Meyer Pearls with my grey cashmere sweater & jeans...

...I took lunch to the Mr. in my MM Pearls, grocery shopped, cleaned out the fridge & swepted & mopped the kitchen floor - all in my Millie Meyer Pearls & Cashmere sweater. I felt like a domostic house wife with class, or so I told my husband.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Breakfast for Dinner

I must confess I am a sucker for breakfast at dinnertime. Well, actually I could eat breakfast everyday for every meal, especially but not limited to cereal!

This evening my husband had a teaching meeting after a full day of well, teaching & this evening he has soccer conditioning with his JV girls. So needless to say I was in charge of cooking dinner. And if you've learned anything about me it is that I CANNOT COOK.
ANYTHING.
Really.
I over boil water.
Over cook mac & cheese.
It is pretty much hopeless.

But tonight I took a shot at it.
& I made...
Banana-nut pancakes.
They were delicious.
& I only burnt two of them. :)

I used a box of good ol' Hungry Jack Mix
added some cinnamon & vanilla for extra yummy-ness
crushed up some nuts and put it in the batter
poured the mix into the pan and added a few slices of banana
& wha-la, pure delicious banana-nut pancakes.

Even the Mr. love them.

♥ Bon Appetit. Erica

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

i like

I like my Grapefruit for a sweet snack with a little sugar on top. :)




<3 Erica
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Monday, January 24, 2011

DIY - Yarn Monogram

This evening I stumbled upon EVIE-S.Blog
&
&
I am in love
&
this weekend I am going to make my own.

Isn't it just lovely!!!

Enjoy your lovely Monday evening!
The Mr. & I are spending our Monday evening watching the Bachlor together & scouring the internet on our laptops - we're such dorks... & I love it.

♥ Love.Love.Love
Erica

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Toms Tree

When I should've been studying...

... I was scouring the internet for spring shoes - even though today in Michigan it was FREEZING and snowed {again}.

I came across these & I WANT THEM:

{for her}

{for him}

Their TOMS & not only does the "One for One" apply to these beauties but part of the cost ($54) goes towards the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project which creates and support mobile health clinics and development programs to address the needs of at-risk youth and communities in Africa, particularly those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Check this out too - April 5, 2011 ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES

& I may just catch myself purchasing these for myself & perhaps those for the Mr. too. :)

Happy Saturday! {Keep Warm}
♥ Love.Erica

Monday, January 17, 2011

M.M

Today I sported my new Millie Meyer pearls. Their my husbands late grandmothers & one of many necklaces I scoured over in Mrs. Millies jewelry box.
One of my many new favorites.
{As I wear the others i'll share.}


<3Love.Erica
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Layered

Yesterday evening when I should have been studying & working on my online homework, I, instead put on some LAYERS & walked my homeless looking self to Kroger for a Red Box rental!

So worth it.



{favorite boots: Sperry's - from Christmas}

Had to share in my dorkyness.
<3Love.Erica

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

i love

Another one of my new FAVORITES as of recently {thanks again to my local RITE AID} is TIGI BED HEAD Self Absorbed Shampoo & Conditioner it smells like oranges which isn't my favorite part but how my hair feels & most of all looks after using it is so AMAZING. And plus i've gotten tons of compliments. :) It makes my hair so shinny & not oily - which is a double plus.

I firstt got mine at RITE AID
But I found them online for less HERE
& I spoke with my hair dresser & she said I could buy them through her for cheaper & even get the BIG bottles. Whooo hoooo.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sinful

This afternoon I stopped in my local Rite Aid for a few items & came home with a new FAVORITE.

I purchased a great nail color by SINFUL COLORS which I have never tried before but with a price tag of $1.99 I thought, hmm, why not! & this evening when I used it - it was instant L-O-V-E. The brush is a.m.a.z.i.n.g & it drys SUPER FAST.
& the color I bought is called VACATION TIME. Perfect. Considering we got a bit ton of snow yesterday & it's freezing here in Michigan. I could use a little vacation.

Picture found HERE
♥ Love.Erica

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter cleaning

This morning and afrernoon the hubs and I took on the basement.
Dun, dun, dun.
& We won! I wish we would've taken a BEFORE pic of the catastrophe that laid at the bottom of the stairs. During these past cold months we have pulled out a bunch of Christmas decor & cold weather wear... & Stuff was everywhere!
But I am sooo proud of our success. & Will share pics of the AFTER soon. :)
<3Love.Erica
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Harlem Globe Trotters

Yesterday evening we traveled to The Palace, home of the Detroit Pistons to see the Harlem Globe Trotters.
This was another Christmas gift we gifted...to MaryKay, Craig & (my brother) Ryan (age5). If you've never seen the Globe Trotters, you should. It's a blast... We all really enjoyed the show.


[me: stripe black & grey shirt from Old Navy & Arbor green cowl scarf from etsy: veryloveleigh. Rick: Target Merona green shirt] :)
Love.Erica
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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Knitting Obsession

I have a new found obsession thanks to my sister in-law & her lovely etsy, check it out: {www.etsy.com/shop/veryloveleigh}
& here is a cozy little button scarf I knitted for my grandma for Christmas.



<3 E
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas gifted

One of my favorite gifted Christmas gifts was THIS:


A Kroger pop corn bowl, a can of soda for each family member, a bag of chips, candy canes all around, mini bag s of pop corn for everyone, "Extra" dessert gum (Strawberry Shortcake is delious) & a free red box rental. TOTAL: $16 for 10 people. My uncles, aunts & cousins loved it! & my budget did too.

<3 Love.Erica
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