North America

Eclipse Bound? Make Sure to Hit the City Museum!

If you lovelies find yourself in or around St. Louis, make sure to hit up the City Museum! Some important things you absolutely should know: They sell kneepads for a reason. If you want to be climbing and exploring, ditch your pride and get a new pair of kneepads! They do have an adult night.… Continue reading Eclipse Bound? Make Sure to Hit the City Museum!

Burning Man, North America, Story

Texas Flood – My Heart Broken into a Million Pieces

I’m sure by now you’ve noticed that I’ve taken quite the break from writing and photography. It has been over two years since my soul shattered into a million pieces and I’m just starting to be okay with talking publicly about what happened to Shaun and me Memorial Day 2015. I’ve re-written this post 10+… Continue reading Texas Flood – My Heart Broken into a Million Pieces

Festivals, North America

Essential EDC Packing List

Remember that one time that I thought it was a good idea to go to the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in my early to mid thirties? Wow! Was I in for a surprise when I wasn't able to hang with the hordes of beautiful young twenty somethings full of PLUR and rave booty (Thank you rave booty!)… Continue reading Essential EDC Packing List

Central America, Thoughts

Alone in the Sea

What has been one of your favorite moments alone?   There was one night while Shaun and I were sailing from Panama to Colombia and we were far enough out to where we could not see the shoreline. The moon was full and reflecting on the smooth sea while the only thing you heard was… Continue reading Alone in the Sea

Ultimate Burning Man Packing List
Burning Man, Information

Ultimate Burning Man Packing List

It is time for "That Thing in the Desert" (TTITD) again. Remember those timid travelers back in 2010 that went into Burning Man blindly? Without knowing any Burners? Without knowing what to bring? Yeah, we're back. Except this time, this is our 11th burn. Dare I say - We're veterans. And this time, we're bringing… Continue reading Ultimate Burning Man Packing List

Linda and Cheese for scale at Altared Space.
Burning Man

Burning Man 2016: Altared Space

It is that time again. Erica is running around like crazy trying to work, pay bills, and find time to participate in another Burning Man art project this year - 2016. But this time it is a little bit different. It is amazing what you can find on the playa. Amazing art, life changing experiences...… Continue reading Burning Man 2016: Altared Space

How To

My Best Friend Shits Glitter – Or How to Make a Unicorn Piñata

It had been a long time coming. Over a lifetime of broken BFF hearts, lovely besties, and everything in between, I'm happy to say that I've finally found my official sidekick. My partner in crime. Someone that gives me the same amount of energy and care that I put in. That is a HUGE DEAL. I've… Continue reading My Best Friend Shits Glitter – Or How to Make a Unicorn Piñata

Thoughts

Struggle

I feel like I can finally breathe. Knowing that I can pay my bills, that I have stability in my life - a kind and hot-as-can-be-OMG-he-looks-like-Justin-Timberlake husband, a fantastic community, even better friends, a strong family tie, a perfect apartment, and a pretty amazing life overall. I jokingly not-jokingly always say I’ve reached the point… Continue reading Struggle

North America

Mardi Gras in New Orleans – I’m Hooked on NOLA

As January is coming to a close and Austin is already seeming like it is courting Springtime, I'm starting to get the pangs of FOMO as I think back on one of the rowdiest and adventurous experiences I've had - Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I didn't expect to fall as hard and fast for… Continue reading Mardi Gras in New Orleans – I’m Hooked on NOLA

Hometown Tourism

Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition – Day 4

Friday morning of Burning Man 2015 has us hustling and bustling around today as we head into the weekend and embrace the Weekend Warriors joining us. Our to do list for today (after work): Hoop Poi Watch more of the live feed. Make a BBQ pizza to share with my camp of 2. Make Shaun bust out… Continue reading Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition – Day 4

Hometown Tourism

Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition – Day 3

Day 3, captains log... I'm finding my coworkers to be strangely accepting of my costuming in our professional 1 on 1 meeting times. Sure there was a giggle at first, but you would be amazed at how serious one's meetings can get when discussing synergy in a blue fuzzy monster hat. Our party is slowly… Continue reading Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition – Day 3

Hometown Tourism

Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition – Day 2 – BACON

IT'S MOTHERFUCKING BACON TIME! DOOOO DOOOOOOODOOOOO DOO DOODOOOOOO DOOOOOOO. No Burner day is complete without a healthy morning start of the heart-blocking goodness known as BACOOOOOOOON! ...and tiny hats. I have so many of them that it is starting to be a problem. Where do I put them all? Do I create a tiny hat… Continue reading Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition – Day 2 – BACON

North America

Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition

Damn it. I had held it together up until this point. I looked at the calendar. Tuesday. I think that is a new record or something. I made it 3 days in before my first tears of Burning Man FOMO rolled down my cheeks. And all due to my friend who had it in her… Continue reading Burning Man 2015 – Home Edition

North America

A Romantic Valentine’s Surprise – New Orleans

"I would still like to take you to New Orleans for Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras." Shaun whispered into my ear while snuggled up in bed. Shaun had been planning a romantic getaway for us for well over 6 months - and somehow had done it all without me noticing. I can normally read him like… Continue reading A Romantic Valentine’s Surprise – New Orleans

Thoughts

Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.

Have I ever mentioned how much I suck at snowboarding? I think the better term would be holy-hell-get-that-woman-off-the-slopes - but who is really paying attention? When it comes to physical prowess, I'm not the most graceful person ever (I *literally* cannot stand on one foot). That doesn't keep me from trying to be a badass snowboarder chick… Continue reading Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.