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Date Joined: May 6, 2010
Last Online: April 14, 2013
Birthday: October 26, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Erica. I live in Alabama. I work in an office, so any kind of cute office supply is my favorite! :)

I have a super fun husband and we love to go to estate sales. We are currently furnishing our home with mid-century modern accessories and decor, so anything 1950s, I will adore.

On weekends, if you don't find us hunting estates, we're probably at community festivals, like BBQ cook-offs, Art Shows, and Craft Beer festivals.

I don't drink caffeine, so no coffee or tea please. But, if you send it, I could probably use it in a swap!

LOVE anything vintage, quotes, homemade comics, and tiny objects.

My favorite colors are vintage-y colors, like avocado and orange. I also like the combination of yellow and brown and turquoise and brown.

I especially like Vintage Mexicana or Southwestern things.

Cowboys and Catholic religious icons, too.

This one is a bit bizarre, but I like "silkies." "Silkies" are short pieces of satin fabric that you can either cut from a spool of satin ribbon, or oftentimes you'll find them used to attach tags with a safety pin to nicer brands of clothing. Think of journals and Bibles - the "bookmark" string ... yep, that's a silkie. Sometimes, silkies are a part of your clothing, etc. Anyway, I like these little ribbons because when I was a little girl, I would hold them in my pockets and rub them between my fingers when I was nervous. It still helps me relax to this day to have a satin ribbon and fold it over and over between my fingers. Definitely a nervous 'tic' but also calms me down. I used this often when I was on the debate team in school! I of course have lots of ribbon, but really the best silkies are found silkies - they come out of journals, around stuffed animals' necks, reservation books always have nice ones! For my birthday one year, my husband, who worked at a fine dining restaurant, cut out the bookmark from the (previous year's) reservation book and wrapped it around my card as a gift! How thoughtful!!!

Favorite Crafts

ZINES! Love, love, love zines. Omg, love zines.

Not a craft, but Alternative Newsweeklies (like Village Voice, Gambit Weekly, Jackson Free Press, Creative Loafing, Valley Planet)


Tiny shrines (made from Altoid tins)


Anything metal / metalworks

Home Brew Beer

Wine Corks


Favorite Music

I like most anything, especially singer/songwriter.

& Alyson Greenfield. She rocks.

Favorite Television

Jeopardy, Dexter, True Blood, United States of Tara, Weeds, American Idol, America's Next Top Model (yes, I'll admit it)

Things I watch with my husband: Modern Marvels, How It's Made, How Do They Do It, First 48

Favorite Books

I love old classics, not really a fan of chick-lit (except the Sookie Stackhouse series ... I'm on #6), I like memoirs and humor, coffee table books, and indie publications


I have two cats that I love, so I like cat stuff. Cat toys, treat samples, cat postcards ... all cute! As for cat themed things, I prefer stylized cats to sweet, pastel cats.


I like these special Mexican themes: Loteria cards

Senoritas and flamenco dancers (pictures, postcards, ads)



Agave / Tequila



Dia des los Muertos

Lady of Guadelupe


I love anything with Umbrellas on it! I have an umbrella tattoo with little multi-colored polka dots.

Less Liked Things


Pastels / washed-out colors

Usually not a big fan of watercolors

Baby Items

Bears (not real bears, just fake ones)


hippofairy rated for Ye Olde Vampire Christmas Swap on Dec 9, 2010
Comment: thank you so much Erica! i love it all! especially the scarf! oh yes, it does get cold enough to wear scarves in Southern California. it gets to be in the 40s some nights. i love the hairclip, too! and the picture frame (with Eric!) is just perfect! thanks for the blood drop ornament too! i'm hanging it on my tree! thanks again for the great swap and... Merry Christmas!
Dibrittain rated for Halloween Card & Candy on Oct 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the cute coffin card. I enjoyed it and the candy.
yesiyesi rated for Halloween Card & Candy on Oct 29, 2010
Comment: This card is awesome! So many sexy men under one roof :D :D Woo! Haha!
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC and bracelet, this was a great swap. Sorry it took so long to rate I am just now getting back to my original life after a summer away.
themissiah rated for Congrats, you're a vamp! on Sep 22, 2010
Comment: Wow! Loved the package. The book was cute and clever and the soap smells so good. The stuffie was precious. And I love the coffin and accessories. The bear made me laugh. The kicker was that the whole package was wrapped in a map. I'm a geography buff, so I thought is was wonderful. Thanks!
Jacquisking rated for True Blood Journal Swap on Sep 7, 2010
Comment: Received the journal today. Thanks I loved it :-)
Response: Yay! I am so glad you liked it :) We can all write down how sad we are that the season is over now.
thebragal rated for Top 20 Favorite Websites & Blogs on Aug 21, 2010
Seren rated for Theme A Day Journal ~ USA on Aug 13, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal. I thought that I'd rated you...super sorry for the oversight!
Mom2Alex2008 rated for Deco Shuffle #2 on Jul 22, 2010
GameDismant1er rated for Moustaches Are A MUST! on Jul 21, 2010
Comment: Your washing machine is awesome! :P
Response: Haha, thank you! :)
studiomnivorous rated for Moustaches Are A MUST! on Jul 17, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the fun moustache album! I liked the statues and cut-outs with moustaches the best, though that creepy mask your husband had really was something else!
Response: I know ... I love the creepy vintage mask. Picked it up at a garage sale.... like 10 cents!
egilkey rated for Top 20 Favorite Websites & Blogs on Jul 14, 2010
Comment: I TOTALLY forgot about Awkward Family Photos. That website keeps me alive and should have been #1 on my list. http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/ is also bookmarked for the rest of my life.... haha xoxo
Response: Oh, how I wish I could get my pic on AFP!
Comment: Oh, I love TeeFury and AwkwardFamilyPhotos! Both great sites, in addition to all the others you included. Thanks! :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
LittleOwlette rated for Moustaches Are A MUST! on Jul 4, 2010
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Marymint rated for Moustaches Are A MUST! on Jul 4, 2010
Comment: I love the skull - brilliant! x
Response: Thanks, I saw it in the office and immediately had to figure out how to get up to it ... a chair and some delicate tape did the trick!
Marshmallow rated for I need to get started QUICK! on Jun 28, 2010
Comment: Very Cute! Thank You...Sorry for the Late Rating
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm late in responding to comments, haha.
Comment: Thank you for responses and I'm sorry for the delay in rating - been having trouble with SB lol. The Mom Line is genius!
Response: Haha, yeah, the Mom Line! If only the phone were solid red and had one button "MOM."

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Dibrittain on Nov 22, 2010:

Don't forget to rate. I hope you got my true blood card. ^v^ di

memtree on Jul 16, 2010:

thanks for your entertaining list of Top 20 Websites & Blogs. i had lots of fun checking through them :)

JoyAnne on Jul 4, 2010:

Have you received the Theme A Day journal?

yesiyesi on Jul 2, 2010:

Welcome to the True Blood Fans group!

NZSteviieStar on May 28, 2010:

Thanks!! =] im glad you like them!! =] just something simple easy and fun!!! =] more to come i think!! =]

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