Initial Thought

i've always been a girl who LOVES "initials" and since mine are "EF" i just had this thing in my head that i'm just 'a lil bit special' - i mean, shouldn't we ALL think of ourselves that way?

so in any case, me and my special self with my E.F. initials LOVE the following:

this was at a wedding - but i'm thinking i wanna grow some hedges and get my initials cut out in them!

loven' them in the fireplace!


i decorate the steps in my house too!


great way to make a funny statement!

loven' them on the mantel!


Mom Update:
so this week my Mom started to lose her hair and by Wednesday night i had to shave the rest - the 2 of us cried and my heart was broken for her - i told her i would shave mine, but as the best Mom in the world, she wouldn't allow that - i realized when you don't have a choice to make, and the decision is made for you, it's the hardest thing in the world to deal with - my Mom is my hero, she is strong and wipes away my tears as my heart breaks for her - she is fighting this cancer to the end - another chemo treatment on Tuesday (which i will be with her of course) - wig shopping is not as fun as one would think (again, not a choice, decision made by cancer) - seeing her sick along with all the other patients tears my heart to pieces!

Thank you again Butterfly readers for all your love and prayers for my Mom! - one way or another, one tear at a time, we will get through this battle with a victory flag at the end!


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  1. I love initials...and how cool would that be to have hedges with them! You should do that and post pictures, LOL! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

  2. you are such a good daughter - so strong and loving. :)

    ps - i love the giant "OH." too cool.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. You're a wonderful daughter and your Mom is so brave. Cancer is the worst thing in the world and I can offically say that I HATE it with all my heart and soul. This coming from a girl that doesn't have hatred for many things at all.


  4. Here's my thought, one should have in their home what makes them happy! The world gives us enough challenges (like cancer) that adding a little touch of happiness to our own spaces should not be one of them...go for it! I love it! You are a gem and your mother's is in very good hands with you.

  5. Love them and what a great idea for a post! Love them in these interior spaces too. Happy weekend my friend! XX

  6. I love the initials in the fireplace idea...and my thoughts and prayers are with your mom.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  7. Initials are so fun. Mine are BAB. Everyone calls me BABs. I like it. :)
    I'm so sorry for what you are experiencing with your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the two of you and with your entire family. I have only the best wishes for you all. :) <3
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  8. Erika,thanksfor the visit to my blog today, it was soooo great to see your name there!! I love initials and any typography for walls. Did you see my post on my new giant letter "P" if you missed it go and take a peek,you will get a great big dose of letters on the wall.

    You are such a dear sweet girl and your Mom is so blessed to have you as her daughter. God bless you both.
    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie, KS

  9. I have to copy the fireplace idea, how cute!

  10. Really fun post!
    Love initials!
    Very clever post title :)


  11. my thoughts are with you and your mom -- I cannot imagine how difficult this is for you both. sending hugs and kisses from sf!

    the initials are really fave are the humorous "OH" funny!


  12. You are such a wonderful person to be with her through all this. I know she appreciated you being there as she was forced to do something so difficult. God bless you and your mom.

  13. I love the "OH" picture!!! Have a great weekend,

  14. I LOVE this post about initials! The mantle is so creative and I wish I had stairs to decorate too!

    I am also keeping you and your mom in my thoughts.

  15. Love them! What a great way to decorate! :)
    Happy weekend dear!

  16. I'll keep your mom in my thoughts. :) x

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x

  17. Erika, once again... your Mom is so lucky to have you! I know how a Mom feels about her daughter... it's a love you can't even begin to describe. Stay strong and I am always hear if you need to talk.

    Love the initials! Such a fun post.

    Take care of yourself and squeeze in a bubble bath or a movie. xo

  18. I love initials as well! I have some antique ones laying around the home :)
    I continue to pray for your mom and my heart breaks for both of you....stay strong my dear! Xoxoxo

  19. My heart goes out to you and your mom. More positive vibes coming your way via UPS this time, watch for them!

  20. I LOVE Initials too! Or spelling words...FUN.

    More IMPORTANTLY...My sweet friend, my heart just aches for you...I wish I had the perfect words to take away your pain. What I DO KNOW, is that God has a plan, and we dont really ever know His plan...just know He is with you and your mom...

    Praying & I love you!!!


  21. Prayers & good thoughts for your mom and wishing her a complete recovery.

    I love the idea of initials & monogramming! I've been looking for a cool wood letter "T" for our family name to hang in the living room.

    I hope you have a good weekend!

  22. Wishing you and your mum all the best, you are in my thoughts, lots of love x

  23. Darling, xoxo always to you and your mom!

    Ooh and it would be SO fun to have your initials randomly throughout the house!

  24. Love initials in home decor! Those hedges are amazing! xo style, she wrote

  25. Ohh sweetie, my thoughts and prayers are with your mom! I really love that last photo:)
    Hope you are having a relaxing weekend
    Hugs and kisses

  26. Oh dear its heart breaking hearing your Mom's story. I pray that that the chemo is helping her & that she has strength everyday, & will grow stronger more and more. Big hugs to her.

  27. hang in there sweetie...i know its so traumatic for a woman to loose her hair...but hopefully she'll start feeling much better with the treatment and it will be worth it. :)


  28. love these pictures - will have to pass along :)


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