Hi. My name is Erin. I’m a Midwest gal who loves music, art, fashion and decor, my husband and above all, God!  A Beautiful Life, The Journey is my blog where I write about daily events in our lives, my students and my classroom, my husband and our relationship, meal ideas and workouts, DIY’s and Crafts, Fashion and Home Decor.

I am all about hanging with the hubby 😊, eating his incredible cooking, getting together with friends, watching the Bachelor/ Bachelorette ( because, why not?!), planning fun events, doing yoga ( well, trying to 😉 ), affordable fashion and home decor (Target obsessed), talking about life, my job and my students, my faith, and a great Cabernet🍷 ( I used to only drink Moscato, now I can’t drink anything that sweet.) 

The journey of life is sometimes hard, full of difficult seasons and joyful ones- I want to encourage and uplift everyone through this blog, give you ideas and inspirations, and ultimately be honest and real about the seasons we are navigating in our lives.

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I am a middle school orchestra teacher, (kids are the funniest, quirkiest and most awkward during this time, and I love it!) a private violin/ viola instructor, and a professional violinist in the area, so as you can tell I absolutely love music… it’s my life! 🎻🎼 I  I have the best husband who is handsome, my best friend and an AMAZING COOK- Thank God! ( I actually prayed that God would bless me with a husband who loved to cook, because I hate it). The hubby was a merchandise manager for different tours, (his last tour being Beyoncé), and for the first 3 years of our marriage was on the road A LOT! He recently decided to go back to school for a computer science degree and is now working as an IT support analyst!

I have the best girl gang ever!!! love my girls! I love getting together with them watching our shows, planning fun outings and parties, and just doing life together. Find the friends you can be yourselves with and share the worst parts of yourself and they will still love you- that’s true friendship! I am all about crafting and decorating when I have some time to actually sit and do it… mainly during the summers. 🙂 

I love 🍕, 🌮 and 🍔 , AND  could seriously eat them all the time- so I fall off the diet plan A LOT! I love spicy foods, ( I love Jalapenos on everything), chocolate and coffee… mmmm…. and enjoying an occasional glass of Cab!

I hope you enjoy the site! I look forward to getting to know you and hopefully inspiring and encouraging you.❤️