Thursday, October 23, 2014

Entertainment with Erika

Hey Ladies!!  First things first...thank you SO much for all your input on the kiddo's bathroom.  As crazy as it sounds, I think I'm going to take my very favorite things about the first bathroom and pair it with some stripes.  Again...thank you so much for your help!

This is what's been going on around here...
THE STOMACH BUG!!!  UGH!  Luckily, (so far) it's a super quick bug that's lasting only about 24 hours.  

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Poor Ebby Lee...either she has an immunity of steel or it just hasn't hit yet!

I think it's time for another installment of Entertainment with Erika!!  I've read several books lately and am so excited to share.

It's no secret that I'm a big "Housewives" fan.  Carole Radziwill (the author) is on the Real Housewives of New York.  I love her on the show, so as soon as Shay was finished reading this fiction novel I started reading.  To be honest, this wasn't my favorite book.  It just took me a while to get into and was kind of "Eh".

However, I also read Carole's What Remains, and I LOVED it!!  It's a memoir about her life.  Extremely interesting and it made me a big fan of hers!  She's been through so much!  If you're a Housewives fan, I'd for sure check this one out!

Hands down my very favorite book this month!!  Annie Downs, Let's All Be Brave, was FABULOUS!!  I loved the writing.  It was a super quick read, but it definitely spoke to me!!  Grab this ASAP, Ladies!!

I'm usually a BIG Nicholas Sparks fan, but this time...I wasn't feeling it.  I'm not sure if it was just a little predictable OR the fact the affair that happens in the book is supposed to be who you're cheering for (I thought anyway) to work?  I don't know.  This was wasn't a Nicholas Sparks fave for sure.

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I can't WAIT to watch Gone Girl!!

With Tab and his football schedule, the fall is tough!!  We love watching television together, but in the fall there is NO TIME!  So...we usually have to catch up on shows in the spring/summer.  Anyway, Real Housewives' fans...what did you think of the Real Housewives of New Jersey this week??  Seeing everyone's reactions to the Giudices' sentencing had me crying!!  

What do you think....did Teresa know what they were doing??  Or was she in the dark?  Either way...I feel for those kiddos.  Can you imagine??  

If you have any must-read (or watch) recommendations, please let me know!!!  Thank you!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What We Wore


You guys know I've been changing up my "What I Wore Wednesdays" and featuring things like "What I'd Wear to a Big 12 Football Game" or "What I'd Dress My Family In For Family Picutres".  I've had a couple comments from girls asking for specific college football teams, so I thought I'd go back and highlight those schools.  This is what I'd wear to a Minnesota Golden Gophers game, an Ohio State Buckeyes game, a USC game, a Georgia Tech game, AND a Virginia Tech game.  I might have thrown in my own alma mater because maybe I found an old picture of a really cute player.  :)  Thanks ladies for the comments!!  Hope you find a little inspiration!  :)

How fun would it be to cheer for the Golden Gophers??  I love that mascot!!  This is my pick for catching a game in Minneapolis...

Another ballet mom (also a friend) was just telling me yesterday that she ordered some of these Kut from the Kloth skinny cords.  I think the black would be perfect with the cardigan.  (Thanks, Brittany!)

These booties are on sale for under $50!!  The perfect time to give a booty a try. :)


 It'd be a blast watching a game in Columbus, Ohio, and cheering on those Buckeyes!

I'm loving this top from Old Navy with the polka dots.

WHAT?!  These are the perfect pair of pants for a Buckeyes game!

It would all look great with these black booties.


 Now...it's time for some Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket football!!  Love the navy/gold combo!

I have several Blu Pepper tops that I've acquired over the years.  I love how they are unique.  This is PERFECT for a Georgia Tech game...notice the gold details!

I found these lighter skinny jeans at Old Navy.  I think because the top is so dark the outfit needs a lighter pair of pants. :)

Love the "moto" look of these boots!  They're 25% off right now!


University of Southern California...the weather has to be perfect ALL football season long!!  I'm going to be completely honest...when I think back to my knowledge of USC football, I think of this...
Matt Leinart :)
Hahahahaha!!!  I had a CRUSH!  Let's be real...who didn't have a crush on him, right?  And...then he went to play for Arizona in the NFL and I pretty much never heard of him again!  ha!

Remember this??  hahahaha!!!  Back in February of 2008, I took my picture beside his cardboard cutout!  hahaha!

Okay, back to the clothes!!
This cardigan looks super comfy and stylish for a USC game.  Don't you think?

This denim shirt is on sale for under $20 at Nordstrom.  I love the edginess and it'd look great with these skinnies coming up...

How perfect would these burgundy skinny jeans be??

These booties are on sale (15% off!!) but there are only 8.5's left.  :(


Virginia Tech...I have one fond memory of you.  When I attended Arkansas State University, you beat us BAD!!  I just looked up the score...63-7!!  Way to go, Hokies!

I found this cute jacket while searching for a Virginia Tech outfit.  I definitely think it looks a little more "purple" than maroon, BUT I chose a few too many maroon teams this week!!  haha!  So can we pretend it's a little more maroon??  Thank you! :)

LOVE this Blu Pepper top from Nordstrom.  Perfect for a Hokies game!!

Paired with some Vigoss Destroyed Skinny Jeans...perfection!

And...these funky boots would be the perfect shoe to complete that look!


And...in honor of my VERY favorite Arkansas State football player, this is what I'd be wearing to cheer on the Red Wolves...(Do you recognize that guy?)

This would be the PERFECT shirt from Old Navy to wear to an A-State game!!  Am I the only one who's been super impressed with Old Navy's fall clothes?  They did a GREAT job this season, right??

And...these moto pants would look GREAT with that plaid shirt!  Go Pack!

And...these black embossed boots would top it all off. :)

Whew!!  This was a fun week!!  Thanks again for the ideas, girls!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday's Top Three


It's Tuesday!  Time for another Top Three!  Today I need your help!  When we moved into our house, I didn't do much in the kids' upstairs bathroom.  It's a Jack and Jill bathroom that Nixon and Ebby Lee share.  I want it to be super neutral...which is proving to be a little tricky.  Because with the neutral, I want it to look like a kids bathroom.  Does that make sense??  I'm looking for the perfect inspiration picture.  I'm not sure if I'll start before or after the holidays (you know when my free help is finished with football?  haha).  I've searched and searched on Pinterest and Houzz.  

Let me know which bathroom is your favorite...  

 Option 1:

I love love love this!  I think by adding the polka dot towels it makes the room look more kid-friendly.  


Option 2:

I know this is a mudroom, but I love this look.  I'm a big fan of stripes and the beadboard?  The perfect combo.  I think I could add a girly color and a masculine color with the black and white to add a little more "fun" to the room.


I really like the navy stripe!!  We could add turquoise and orange to the navy and some beadboard to the bottom of the wall.


Option 3:

Or...we could add more color.  A turquoise with some other pops of color would be super cute as well!


Okay, ladies!!  I need your help!  What is your favorite look for a 4-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl bathroom??  Can't wait to see what you choose!!  Thank you!