Why is self-care so hard to manage? Perhaps I am alone in this quest, but I doubt it! And I am asking for real! Why is it so hard to take care of ourselves once we have a family. The past two years have taken a major toll on my body both physically and mentally. … Continue reading Time for Self-Care
I have always said that my best customers are from Texas! Because I have had so much love and support from them, it's time for me to give back! Rather than have a Labor Day Sale, I have decided to add back some timeless styles and send a percentage of ALL sales to the American … Continue reading Shop for Harvey
Some girls have the good fortune to be blessed with flawless skin. I am NOT one of these girls. In fact, I have struggled with break-outs throughout my 20's and 30's. After trying everything in the book, I made the decision to start to practicing the theory - you are what you eat - I … Continue reading Summer Skin
Slowly but surely I have continued adding inventory to the website with my remaining materials. For anyone looking for small goodies head over to the website - http://www.erleathergoods.com - and take a peek.
Since announcing the closing of E.R. Leather Goods (click here to read the post) I have had a few things gnawing at me. Maybe it was that I was giving up something I loved so much, maybe it had to do with building a brand and business I took so much pride in, and a lot had to do … Continue reading The Final Collection
As I started to clean out my office of the abundant clutter, I looked around and realized how much leather and now many materials went untouched or unused. My first thought was 'what a waste' quickly followed by my second, 'Id better get to work!' And I did just that, I got to work. While the … Continue reading It’s Getting Scrappy!
It is a fact (at least in my fact book) that NOTHING in life can prepare you for becoming a parent. Whether you are a mother or father, as soon as that baby enters the world, your life has changed forever. When I became pregnant, it only took about 6 weeks before I learned that … Continue reading The Village
I can't count the number of times I have been asked "What now?" or " What is your plan?" or "What are you going to do next?" Well, many people forget that I have an actual full-time job (that I have always had while ERLG was up and running - though I did take a … Continue reading What Now?
Giving back to others has been a big theme in our family during the past couple decades. My mom is involved in just about every local organization between government, social service, education, and now medicine. Because she can't retire - I wonder where I get it from - she just took a job running the volunteer … Continue reading Service Above Self
Any major change requires an adjustment period, and as prepared as I was to close the doors on my company, I feel like I am in the middle of that tornado of emotions. While I am chipping away at all my orders, and while I wait patiently for supplies to arrive, I am very slowly...like a snail's … Continue reading Slowing Down…Slowly!