9.12.2016

Getting Personal : An Update

It's true that my blog posting over the last little while had a pocket in which I spoke much less about myself, my family and my private life. It was brought to my attention via a couple reader emails and on social media that some of you were wondering about how my personal life has changed over the last few years. I think many of you liked updates with regards to me being a single mom running a household with 5 boys. I started blogging in 2009 and my boys were all much younger (LL was just a baby). The truth is much has changed and I thought maybe it's time to share that.
My eldest three boys are all living on their own now and pursuing their dreams via music, school and work. I'm very proud. My youngest two boys, Ethan and LL are still at home with me and let's not forget our family dog, Molly who constantly keeps us entertained with her bizzare antics.
I have a boyfriend, Luke. I've been seeing him for over two years now and love that he makes me laugh every day. It's amazing how mundane tasks such as grocery shopping or preparing meals are that much more fun because we're tackling them together.
I focus less on design projects now and more on social media work and styling. I still consult on design for friends, family and past clients to keep myself fresh in that field; I also enjoy the odd project to stimulate creative ideas.
My youngest two have just returned to school. I have several campaigns I'm working on and will soon be starting out on a whole new home makeover. Everything is worn and almost every space needs some form of updating. I've already started planning for this and can't wait to share these exciting changes with you.
photo Jamie Hyatt
For those of you who wondered, thank you for reaching out and thank you for following along with me since the beginning! I hope reading this will convey a more updated vision of my family life.
xo Erica

11 comments:

Barbara Matson said...

Love this!

Erica Cook said...

Thanks Barbara! xo

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing a bit about you and your family. For me it's always nice to be able to relate on a more personal level to the bloggers (people) I follow, it makes it more real.. I am constantly inspired by your home decor style and your loving commitment to your boys.. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it would have been raising your boys as a single mom, my hat goes off to you in more ways then one.. Curious to know the
ages of your boys?.. and I also wanted to mention thatI LOVE your "favourite" part of the day snapchat !!

Erica Cook said...

Thank you Cathy! That means so much.
I'm amazed how how many people go out of their way to say how much they love the "best part of the day" snaps. I'll have to keep them up. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. :)

Holly Baker said...

You are so inspiring, as always, and I cannot wait to see what your refresh looks like! It's pretty much impossible for me to believe you have three grown boys. Love posts like these from you ;)
xoxo

Erica Cook said...

Aw thanks Holly! I really appreciate that. It hadn't occurred to me that people would wonder but it sure is heartwarming to hear that so many of you do. xoxo

Jordana @WhiteCabana said...

Thanks for sharing part of your life with us, Erica! So happy to read that you boys are pursuing their dreams. You've paved the way for them! Now, tell me, what colour have they used in their apartments? Have they gone all colourful or are they sticking to our fave colours?

Erica Cook said...

Haha. Thanks Jordana! To be honest I think they were too lazy to paint. But maybe it's just that the places they're in were already acceptable colours to them? They have however done a good job decorating. So they did indeed take that with them. :) xoxo

Candace Alongi said...

Lovely! LOVE your blog and am looking forward to what's to come!

Candace
www.themintedmama.com

Erica Cook said...

Thank you Candace! :) xoxo

Marcus Design said...

Erica you are a favourite of mine since 2009. I feel blessed to have made 'real life' friends through this crazy blogging journey. I admire you and often wish you lived just a bit closer :) hugs to you and your fam!

Nancy

 
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