About Me

This blog is about my life: who I am, where I go, what I wore, and what I made.

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Who I am:

I am a stay at home, school teaching mom living and loving life with the man of my dreams – my guy – and our wonderful son – the boy.  In addition to this family of three, we have a Bichon named Yuki.  I love the Lord Jesus Christ more than anything and rejoice that I have life in him.

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In addition to the above, I am a newbie winemaker as well as grape grower – vintner in the making is what I like to think of myself – and this little hobby of mine is looking like it has the potential to be much more in my immediate future.

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My other hobbies include: photography, weightlifting (I am a bit of a health and fitness nut), and blogging, of course.  When I am not grading papers or doing any of these other things, you can find me in front of my sewing machine making a new dress, or searching online for a new pair of Doc Martens.  (I’ve kind of had a thing for them since my early teens, and I haven’t grown out of it yet.)

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Where I go:

I love to travel!  I originally started this blog as a travel journal, but when the traveling wasn’t happening as much as I would have liked, my blog evolved into what it is today.  These days my traveling consists of driving to and fro on the back roads of West Tennessee, but should I find myself on a plane, or somewhere out of the state, I will be sure to let you all know.

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What I wore:

I have always had an interest in fashion.  Even though I primarily work from home, I find it important to dress for the day.  It could be very easy to slip into the habit of wearing sweatpants and flip flops all of the time, but that style is not for me.  While this blog doesn’t exactly fit the typical fashion blog mold, I like to think of it as one in some ways (self-proclaimed wanna-be-fashionista, is also something I like to think that I am).  Here on the blog you will also find me writing about some of my favorites in regards to the fashion world, whether it be purchased or made – mostly made these days.

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Stay around for a bit, let me know what you think, and even feel free to follow along.  Or, you could just check back again to read what I am up to later.  I post at least once a week with topics ranging from domestic life to fashion, a little bit of photography and sewing, and everything in between.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

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47 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award, I’m not sure whether or not you’ve done it. I hope you find time to do it, and have fun doing it! Thanks, Mkaundal.
    https://kaundalm.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/one-lovely-blogger-award/

  2. Hello Erika, I am happy to have found your blog! I love the positive energy of your writing and look forward to reading through your work more. Great fashion too; clothing can be an amazing opportunity to put a little more art into the world, I definitely appreciate others’ creative outlooks on style. Happy writing, travels, art, family, and all aspects of life to you. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I love to write so I am glad you enjoy it. Clothing as art, I like it! 🙂

  3. Hi Erika, just to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the versatile blog award. Details of which are on my last post 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! How wonderful for you to think of me for the award. I’ll stop on by for the details.

    1. Thanks so much! I’m glad you have come across it. 🙂

  4. I have just found your blog and I am very impressed. I have become your newest follower. I am about the same age as you and have just undergone an image change. I have been a skirts/dresses girl for the whole of my adult life as have been some of my friends. One of my friends decided to buy some pants a few months back and I had a feeling that I wanted to wear pants as well. Eventually I bought some black dress pants and find them very comfortable. I was very self conscious wearing them in public at first but they are very modest and i wear them with a tunic. I think I will soon buy some more pants. Do you wear pants? It would be interesting to see a post on ideas for pants as well as skirts.

    1. I am so glad you have found my blog, and that you like it! Thanks for your comment. Yes, I do wear pants and I much prefer dress pants, or more of a tailored style, to jeans. (I do wear jeans though, but usually have such a hard time finding a pair that fits well.)
      Funny you should recommend some styling with pants, I was recently thinking how I haven’t done any posts around a nice pair; I will definitely do something about this. 🙂
      Thanks for your input, and for following along. I am kind of in the middle of a personal style change myself…

  5. Thanks for following my blog! I have something in common with you!I’m also a stay at home mom,that loves her husband and has a little boy! It was nice to know your blog! I’m following you already!

  6. OK – I won’t leave til I tell you what I think. 😆 I think this is something right down my alley (if I had an alley, it would be right there). I love giving old things a new mission in life, and I found your blog by looking through the events thingy on The Daily Post. Reckon I’ll hang around and swap howdies with ya for awhile. Love that you live in Tennessee, too!! My home state (East Tennessee, that is). How I miss it.

    1. Thanks for letting me in on your thoughts! 🙂 I am glad you found my blog. Tennessee is such a pretty state, but I definitely do think the eastern part is much prettier! I would like to spend some more time out that way. Hope you do stop back by my blog again, and thanks for saying ‘Hi’!

    1. It seems we have a few things in common.

  7. wow, glad I came across your blog! Really enjoying your posts = )
    God Bless
    Jothy<3

    1. 🙂 I am so glad you like them, and I am happy to have you as my newest follower!

  8. pregaming with coffee August 13, 2013 — 10:54 am

    I’m so glad you liked my most recent post because it led me to creep on this blog… and I have to say, it is adorable! Love your style!

    1. I am so glad you stopped by! Thanks so much for your comment, and I hope you enjoy what else is to come. 😉

  9. Thanks for visiting and the like of my Weekly Photo Challenge post “One Shot, Two Ways”.

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I saw your post earlier, congrats to you. 🙂

  10. Thank you for checking out “74/365 pt 2 => Weekly Photo Challenge: Up” and as well for the comment! I truly appreciate the support! 😀

  11. i nominated you for the versatile blogger award. im not entirely sure of the depth of this award but i wanted to pass the love that someone blessed me with on to you because you inspire me all of the time keeping it versatile! your charismatic, passionate, and creative. i love your blog! heres the details:
    http://sincerelywhitney.com/2013/03/28/blogger-nominations-very-inspiring-versatile-blogger/

    1. Wow, thank you so very much! I am delighted, and I appreciate your very kind words! I will check out the details. Thanks again. 🙂

  12. Thank you for your support!

    1. You are welcome! Your flower photos are beautiful and always make me smile. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to stop by here as well.

      1. Thank you for the wonderful comment! It is my pleasure…
        I truly enjoy your blog!

  13. Hi there, Thank you for stopping by my blog and the like. I am here now, found yours is wonderful. look forward to see more of your posts. Cheers

    1. Why thank you! Glad you are here and thanks for wanting to follow along.

    1. This is great! I thank you so much for thinking of me, and also for being a reader of my blog. 🙂

      1. You’re very welcome 🙂 And thank you as well!

  14. Thanks for stopping by Mama’s Empty Nest recently and giving me a ‘like!’ I’m peeking around your blog a little bit today. Be blessed!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you find something you like! 🙂

  15. Your blog is quite interesting….. btw thanks for liking my post….

    1. I appreciate you stopping by and thanks for the comment.

  16. Thanks for stopping to visit my blog. You have good taste in clothes and shoes, also good photographer, too!
    God is good, all the time!

    1. Yes he is! Thanks for the great comment. 🙂

  17. As you saw from my blog I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award http://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/beautiful-blogger-award/ 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

    1. Yes, I am very happy to have been nominated. Thank you, again! 🙂

  18. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. You can check it out at my blog http://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/sunshine-award/ on how to follow though with the award 🙂

    1. A first for me, yay! This is great, thank you so much!

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