Monday, March 5, 2012


alright folks. where have i been? it's been over a month between posts... well. hmm. sickness has been hanging out for the last couple of weeks. so that's been fun. 

well life, i guess, has been happening. and what better way to jump into my lack of blogging than with a game of tag? easy since all i have to do is answer some questions. so here you go. enjoy! i will not tag others since well... i don't expect much i guess. or maybe i just don't want to bother anyone. both alicia and sarah tagged me from their sites, so go check them out too.


  1. Post these rules
  2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
  3. Answer the questions set for you in the post you were tagged in
  4. Create 11 new questions for your tagees to answer
  5. Tag them on Twitter, Facebook or your blog

photo of me: wedding day. feb. 2, 2012.

ten random facts about erin:

i’m #3 in the kid ladder. i have two older sisters and one younger brother. out of the three girls, we each have a different colour of hair. 

when i was a kid - having breakfast for dinner was so neat. well, now i know it’s one of those last minute, there’s nothing else to eat let’s just have bacon and eggs sort of dinners. add fruit to the plate and all bases are covered. 

when i was picking classes for my last year of high school i signed up for a fashion course because i loved sewing. at the last minute they got rid of the program. i went on to study graphic design fundamentals and technical/medical illustration in college. i’ve now realized that sewing has and always will be my real passion.

i meal plan. but more times than not, those meals never actually get made.

i have a child with cp. but i hate using that term.

my motivation comes in short bursts. i wish it would come stay a while longer.

if i were to win the lottery, i’d immediately hire a personal chef. 

i grew up on lake huron and have no idea how to swim properly. 

i prefer salty snacks to sweets. potato chips are my kryptonite.

i’m so grateful i’m able to stay home with my kids. some days are easier than others and yes i complain but that’s normal. we have made a lot of sacrifices to do this, but mostly they come from brendan. i probably don’t tell him enough how much it really does mean to us all, we love him so much - he’s a great father and an awesome husband. so thank you brendan, xoxo.

questions alicia asked:
  1. Did you have an imaginary friend? What was his/her name? not that i can remember.
  2. I’m interviewing you for your dream job- how do you get me to hire you? sorry - my dream job involves me being my own boss. so.
  3. Is there a song that makes you want to cry every time you hear it? the entire Elizabeth Mitchell, You Are My Sunshine album because it reminds me of when Miles was a baby - but the song, Black Jack Baby gets me every time.
  4. What is one personality trait of your partner’s that you wish you had? he’s very motivated and gets tunnel vision when persuing a specific goal. i wish i could be more like this.
  5. Go-to website for sure-fire hilarity? america’s funniest home videos.
  6. What’s your favourite childhood memory of a grandparent? there’s many, pops always used to say, “nuts for the nutty!” as he’d offer you some of his tinned peanuts.
  7. You see a mom at the playground. She’s on her phone while her mouthy kid stuffs sand down his pants and smushes his chewed gum in her purse. What do you tweet about her? probably nothing because i don’t have a cell phone. *edited - i DO have a cell phone but no web capability.
  8. Describe a moment in the very recent past you wanted to give a self-high-five. having made ozzie’s constraint therapy mitt at home. it was important to me, that i had made it right. at his last appts. i brought it to show his ot, and indeed i had done a good job, better than the ones she had made. pat pat.
  9. How long does it take to get from your house to Windsor, Ontario? to drive: 3hrs 35mins.
  10. Do you remember what you wanted to name your kid when you were younger? Boy name and girl name: although i always knew i’d have kids, can’t say i had names for them. i DID think a girl was in my cards.. but nope.
  11. If you could only dip your vegetables in one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose? guacamole.

questions that sarah asked:
1. What was the first album you ever purchased (vinyl, tape, or cd)? i remember the first tape purchase my mom made was blondie, best of blondie,cassette tape ℅ columbia house. MY first purchase was the pixies, trompe le monde, cassette tape.
2. What was the first accessory you bought with your own money? um? i don’t know? a headband?
3. Favourite gift you’ve ever received? my children.
4. The coolest person you’ve ever met? that first date with brendan. wow. also, my children.
5. The item in your home with the most sentimental value? a necklace from my husband.
6. The grossest thing in your refrigerator right now? some ginger coconut chicken which has been sitting for probably way too long in there. time to toss.
7. Something you always purchase at the grocery store? like, everytime i go? probably milk.
8. One thing you hope to accomplish this year. i want to sign up for a fall craft show.
9. Your current favourite song. breakfast, lunch and dinner - kermit ruffins.
10. What we’d eat together if I showed up on your door step today.
i’d love to prepare a feast - but if it was last minute - probably some sort of red thai curry. i almost always have the ingredients on hand. if i knew you were coming, maybe steak, sweet potato fries w/aioli, asparagus, and i’m sure some fattening hot dip with chips as an appy. now i’m hungry.

so there you have it. easy transition back into the blog. i'm going to prepare some pictures to post. new fabric in the house means new projects on the go! stay tuned.