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Anti-Conformist aka Faux Pas

Erica fact #1…I don’t conform. Trends are for trendy people, business suits are for women that make enough money to afford them (I don’t) and sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

I don’t mind grtting dirty, i climb mountains topless (in my Jeep of course). I “ain’t no Barbie”…im thick and curvy and tired of trying to fit in (to cute clothes especially!) I don’t promote obesity, I promote self-esteem!! Love the body you have! Try to be healthy but be you!!! A friend of mine recently shared this this photo on Facebook.I love it!!

I love hard and fierce and hurt just like anyone else. I will fight for what I believe in and have no tolerance for people/things that hurt my children directly or indirectly.

Love me or hate me, I AM me and at the end of the day I am the only one who gets to judge. Just sayin!



Sparkling Clean Spaghetti

AKA the "Spaghetti Washer"

I was recently asked to participate in a liquid hand soap study. Soon after agreeing to do so, I received a bottle of liquid hand soap and an automatic dispenser. I placed the bottle into the dispenser and put it near the kitchen sink. This soap is great stuff but the ease in which I can dispense exactly the amount I need just by running my hand beneath the sensor is incredible. The same amount of soap every time means less waste with the kids and never having to touch the dispenser means fewer germs running around the house (and, cold season IS just about here!).  I fell in love. Until tonight, that is.

Perhaps the soap and I were on our honeymoon? More likely, I should be more careful about where I put the dispenser in an effort to ensure that Mr. Auto-Soap and I will continue on in our blissful relationship for years to come. As you may have already guessed, I dumped the pot of spaghetti into the strainer in the sink, right BELOW the soap dispenser. When I heard the electronic “I’m going to squirt soap at you” warning, there wasn’t nearly enough time. Soap squirted straight down into the center of two pounds of hot, freshly cooked pasta. Rinse, rinse, rinse…and Repeat. Ladle on some sauce, eat and enjoy plenty of wine! The good news, no soapy after taste!