Cheers to New Beginnings

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If you follow me on Snapchat or saw this Instagram post, you may be wondering what all of my recent cryptic messages have been about.

After a whole lot of soul searching, I have decided to leave my job at Roxy. This was hands down one of the toughest decisions I have ever made, but I knew in my heart that now was the time to take a leap of faith and focus solely on my blog and my family (FYI I am not pregnant).

While I am super-excited about this new adventure, I would like to thank Roxy and Quiksilver for everything they’ve done for me for the last 8 ½ years. I am forever grateful for each and every opportunity I was given within the company, and will miss all of the amazing friends I have made along the way.

I would also like to thank you, my readers, for your endless support, love, and encouragement.

I am so excited to focus 100% of my energy and attention on Whiskey and Lace, and can’t wait for you all to see what I have up my bow-adorned sleeves. Mark and I also have some fun plans in place, so be sure to stay tuned on some exciting projects I know you’ll love. 

Lastly, there’s nothing I love more than hearing from you. So if you love something, tell me! If you hate something, tell me, too! I want my blog to be a place that you are excited to visit – a place where you can learn, laugh, and get inspired.

I am excited to have you all along for this new journey. I have never felt happier and more alive, and I can honestly say it’s because of you.

“Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.” – Unknown



Hi! I’m Erika and I live in Sonoma County with my high school sweetheart and two kids. Follow along to find home inspiration, delicious recipes, and the inside scoop on all things wine country.

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  1. 11.16.16
    Jamei said:

    Your free spirit and ability to let life happen is more than inspiring! As I working mother of two in Sonoma County you motivate me live the now with my work, family and goals more than I have ever been. Thanks for sharing your journey! And CONGRATS on what’s to come????

    • 11.16.16

      Awe! Your comment honestly just made me tear up. I am so glad I inspire you, that is the entire reason I LOVE doing this. I hope to continue to inspire you and all my readers as I focus completely on this space. Keep up the hard work, being a working mom is no joke! Be in the moment and know you are more than doing a good job! xo

  2. 11.16.16
    Jenelle said:

    Soooo happy for you! Xoxo -Jenelle

  3. 11.16.16
    Liana said:

    Congrats Girly!!! I’m sad to see you leave the industry but so excited to follow your next endeavors!!!

    • 11.16.16

      Thank you so much Liana! It’s extremely bittersweet for sure! Keep in touch doll! xo

  4. 11.16.16
    Nicole said:

    Congrats to you, Erika! I recently started following your instagram. Best in your new endeavors!

    • 11.16.16

      Thank you so much love! You’re so sweet! And thank you for following along! xo

  5. 11.16.16
    Lindsey said:

    Good for you! I personally know how hard it is to leave your job, as I left mine last month to stay at home with my son. Slowly working on my blog but is hard right now with a four month old. I find it hard to balance between taking care of my son and working on the blog with his naps being so short. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! ????

    • 11.17.16

      Awe thanks Lindsey! It’s definitely extremely hard to juggle it all. Some of the best advice I have is to be in the moment, where ever you are. If you have an hour to dedicate to your blog be there, dedicated, 100%. If you are with you baby, be there, 100% engaged. I find that I am way more productive with that mindset. Trust me though, it isn’t easy! I will try and do a blog post in the near future with some more detailed tips on how I juggle my day to day soon. I hope that helps love and thank you so much for your support on my blog! I wish you nothing but the best! xo

  6. 11.16.16
    Kerri said:

    Oh wow!!! Congrats. I do a kinda similar job to you and what you are now doing is what I only dream of!!! I love your style and will follow along on your endeavours. Thank you for the inspiration xxx

    • 11.17.16

      Awe! Thanks Kerri! You are so sweet! You will get there doll! Keep up the hard work and continue to follow your dreams! xo

  7. 11.16.16
    Katie said:

    I’m so excited for you and your new journey! You’ll do amazing… It’s what you do! As you always say-“think smarter not harder”

  8. 11.16.16
    Megan said:

    Erika, I am so happy you are continuing choose to do what inspires you and makes you happy. You are such a motivational blogger, mama and friend. You remind us mamas that you really can have it all (dream job, family, happiness, great style) if you stay determined, work hard and keep your dreams and goals in the fore front. I look forward to watching your blogging career blossom even more and making awesome (and beautiful/stylish) things happen. love you.

    • 11.17.16

      Girl you are the sweetest. Thank you so much for the thoughtful words! I love you and couldn’t do this without all of your endless support! xo

  9. 11.16.16
    Nicole said:

    Congratulations on your new adventure! I stumbled across your site on Facebook and I’m so happy I did!! I’m a fellow Sonoma County blogger! (as of five days ago, my site just launched last Friday) I’m so excited to roll up my own sleeves and get going 🙂 your page looks gorgeous, I will definitely be following along for local inspiration! Cheers!

  10. 11.16.16
    Nicole said:

    Ok. Two comments… I’m really not this annoying. I just had to share how I came across your page! Caly Lawson!!! She commented on your post and it popped up! Caly and I played softball together growing up and then again as “has been” adults playing slow pitch. Again, love your site 🙂

    • 11.17.16

      Awe! I love Caly!! Such a small world! Thank you so much for all your kind words! Good luck on your new blog! That is SO exciting! xo

  11. 11.16.16
    Leeanna said:

    I’m super proud of you. And can’t wait to see what’s next! Xoxo

    • 11.17.16

      Thanks friend! I appreciate all your endless support! xo

  12. 11.20.16
    Alex said:

    Congratulations! You’re an inspiration and can’t wait to see what you do next!!

    • 11.21.16

      That is so sweet of you Alex! Thank you so much for following along! xo