About Erin

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Hey there! I’m Erin and I’m the Blue-Eyed Bride.

Blue-Eyed Bride began as a way for me to keep our friends and family in the loop while my husband, Todd, and I were planning our May 2008 wedding. When the wedding planning was over, I wanted the blog to continue.

Life has changed a lot since those carefree days of wedding planning. Now I’m a wife to Todd and a mom to Hudson (born June 5, 2009) and Hayes (born May 5, 2011).

We live in Columbia, South Carolina and are big Gamecock fans!

These days, I blog about life with my family, how I’m learning to manage our crazy, chaotic household and still give myself a little bit of grace. I love home decor and party planning. I love to cook, and I am always exploring in the kitchen.

Formerly an event planner, I’m now a stay-at-home mom. I still look for ways to exercise my creativity and love to plan a party.

I love reading, cooking, organizing, writing and Diet Coke. Although I’m trying to quit the Diet Coke. We are in the middle of building our family home and look forward to creating a home in the next few months.

We love dance parties in the kitchen after supper and family adventures.

Originally from Louisiana, I have also lived in Indiana. Between Louisiana, Indiana, and South Carolina I have to admit that Louisiana had the best food and feels the most like home.

This is my attempt at chronicling all of my random thoughts, ideas, crazy projects, kitchen disasters, travel, family stories, and fun with my husband! You may find me to be passionate, random, pessimistic, hopeful and a control freak.

Please keep in mind that this blog is just a glimpse into our sometimes chaotic, never perfect life. The Lord has blessed us tremendously. I am a sinner and I love my Savior.

I believe in the Word of God and I love Jesus Christ. I’m passionate about my home and the people in it. And I love celebrating all of those things and looking for the positivity and joy in motherhood. I hope that you find this space to be an encouragement to you as I share about real, honest, beautiful, imperfect motherhood.

Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”