Let me introduce myself…

Hello, I am Erica. I am a SIMPLE country girl from Southeast Texas. Born and raised as country as they come. I grew up riding four wheeler through the mud, fishing and crabbing off the Gulf Coast, boating and listening to REAL country music. I remember as a little kid watching my parents slow dance in the kitchen one day. That is the happiest memory I have of my parents. In that moment they loved each other. I remember thinking I want to get married someday and have that kind of love. My parents later divorced but that memory was etched into my brain forever.

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My Life

I love life for the most part. Sure, some things suck like losing your grandfather to lung cancer. That part I could live without. I try to be positive and focus on the good parts. I love hiking and being one with nature, it makes my heart happy. Looking around at this beautiful world and exploring the unknown. I love my husband and my kids, makes me proud. They are the best part of my life. My sister and aunt are the only ones I have left on my side of the family. They have been there for me and that means something. My husband is my rock. He knows just what I need most days, even when I can’t even figure it out.

I have strong beliefs of how I want to raise my kids and how I want to live my life. Life is too short to worry about people who don’t worry about you. I have cut out people from my life many times. I don’t believe in drama or putting others down. Just because you are “family” doesn’t give you the right to be in my life. I have learned that it is okay to separate yourself from certain family members. Your life is a better place without them.

My Beliefs

I believe if you don’t like your life, then you should make a change. We all have options, choices and the right to be happy. That is the beauty of this world. Your life can literally be anything you want it to be. You just have to figure out what you want and go for it. I understand some things we are not able to change, but we have to find a way to live with it and move forward.

I like to travel and take my kids places they have never been. I want them to know that there is more to this world than the place they grew up. I want them to know that they can be anything they want to be. I don’t want them to ever feel like they are stuck or like they have to live a certain lifestyle. I just want them to live a good life.

There are not many people like me. I don’t have many real life friends, cautious who I let in. I guess it’s because I have been hurt by letting people into my world, people I thought were on my side. I love my life and will do anything for those who are in it. You know, the people who show up when you need them the most. I am a dreamer who is an introvert. I am great one on one but shut down in large groups. I am trying to change that, it’s one of my flaws.

Things I love…

Hiking

Decorating our home

My Kids

My Husband

Cajun food

Traveling/Exploring

Sour patch kids

Dr. Pepper

Red Dirt Country Music

Photography

Baking

Sunshine

My dog

My Jeep

Sedona, Arizona

Disneyland

The Simple Country Girl

I am a simple country girl at heart. I may live in the desert and I am happy here, but love my country roots. I am most happy in jeans and boots. I don’t wear make-up unless it’s mascara. I believe in safe natural products and organic foods. Also, teaching your kids to respect people and being nice human beings. I believe in being a good person is enough. I believe in hard work and sticking sticking to your values.

I believe you can be happy with a simple honest lifestyle.

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