Nice to Meet You

Hi. I'm Erica.
If you can't tell by the title, this blog is about me.

I wrote my first blog post over at this other blog in May 2006 when I was working for free at a Bible camp. I would take that other blog down, but I don't remember what my username and password were, so it lives on in some dark dusty corner of the world wide web.

In September 2006, I moved over here. I like to think my blogging has improved at least a little bit since then! I started this one mainly because my sister and a few cousins had blogs, and it was a fun and easy way to stay connected with family across the country.

Now, no one thinks blogs are cool anymore. Oh well. I still keep this one for a few reasons:

1. I am endlessly entertained by the blogs of strangers. I read a lot of them. In my head I compare reading stranger's blogs to reading newspaper columns. A story you follow from week to week; an advice column that  is fun to read; a how-to section that seems tailored to your interests. Maybe you don't know me in real life, but I entertain you in some way. I'd be happy to be that person for you.

2. I like to look back on things I've recorded here. I wrote in a journal pretty much every day from ages 12-17. And I hate to look back on those entries! Hate it some much I've thrown all my old journals away. But this blog is different from a journal, but also kind of the same. It's a place to write down stories and keep photos, yes, but I don't cringe when I read it again several years later. Also, it's easier to type than to put pen to paper.

3. Turns out I do still use this blog to keep family & friends (should they be interested) updated on the goings on in my little corner of the world.

I live with my husband Dan on his family's dairy farm. We live in BC's lower mainland.

Here are some other things you should know about me:

 - I love being an auntie
 - I'm pretty crafty
 - most of my posts have something to do with craftiness, or the alluded to niece & nephews

I also write about books I've read at The Greatest Pleasures, and sometimes I show off DIY transformations at Ugly to Awesome .

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