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 when he's around because we're tackling them together.
My youngest two have just returned to school and life is starting to have a nice rhythm just the three of us.
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


  1. 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 !!

  2. 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. :)

  3. 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 ;)

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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

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


  8. 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!



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