Friday, November 28, 2014

Bringing Back the Blog

Yep. I'm going to do it again. Why? Because I love my job. YES! I, Erika Acorn, of Scottsdale Arizona have the best job. I have the best job in Scottsdale! I have an amazing job that I like to talk about all the time. I never thought of myself as a direct sales kind of girl, but I am and I love it!

What do I do? I'm a Thirty-one Consultant. What does that mean? It means that I show people cute purses, bags, and totes that are functional and fashionable that can be personalized. Who doesn't love to get or give a personalized gift?

If you are a mom in Scottsdale looking for a unique gift, check out my website or search for my Facebook group, "Erika Totes Loves Bags." OR check out #wheredoesyour31baggo

I also love to do fundraisers. Yep, that's right. I love to help you help your organization. There is something in the Thirty-one catalog for  everyone- men and children included! So, the next time you are looking for a unique fundraiser in Scottsdale. Look me up!

Anyways... In December there are some pretty fabulous deals going on.

This is the time to take advantage of getting a cinch sack personalized for your son or daughter. If you spend $35 you can get the cinch sack for $10 then personalize it for $7 more. That's pretty awesome if you ask me!

I have no clue if anyone will find this blog post and read it. But if you did find it and read it please leave me a comment!

Here are some more great deals that I can offer you:

 If you are in Scottsdale or the surrounding area wondering how you can make money for your charity or organization, I'd love to donate a gift certificate to a great cause.

See... told ya I love to talk about my job!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Once again, I wish I had the words... Maybe sometimes things are just better left unsaid. A girl from my HS commited suicide. We wern't friends, but we had an invisible "bond" if you will. It's truly a sad story. I don't think she ever had an easy life, but she was loved by many. She leaves behind a son...

Again, it's so important that you tell the people who mean something to you just how much they mean to you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Noodles

5 Stars

Run out to your nearest grocery store and get yourself some UDON noodles!!! This was my first time cooking with them. They were chewy and soft and soaked up the thick peanut butter sauce very well.

This dish is delicious. It has a rich peanut butter sesame (we added a little sesame oil) sauce. A nice crunch from the red bell pepper (add more than the recipe calls for--they are way good for you raw)... And the cilantro was the perfect addition. This also would have been a great vegetarian dish. Oh yeah, the kids liked it too :)


Monday, October 24, 2011

Soup, Salad, Pizza

First things first. I really want a better camera/lighting in order to take better pictures.

 Above is our new favorite salad. I call it "The Green and White" because it consists of: lettuce, sugar snap peas, pears, cucumber, shredded chicken, poppy seed dressing, with the option of goat cheese. I'ts crave-worthy!

Tonight we had this easy/yummy 3 bean chili. It's a total make again for a Meatless Monday. We, with the exception of #2, had seconds.

I was really looking forward to this pizza... Apples, goat cheese, toasted pecans, and arugula. I never did figure out what could have made it better. Blue cheese perhaps?

The best thing we ate this week was lamb burgers, tzatziki, and greek salad. We told the girls the lamb was chicken and they had no problem with it....

Tomorrow we are having Udon Peanut Butter Noodles. I can't wait to try them... new recipe...

Now... what to have the rest of the week? Suggestions, please?!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

the letter P

Painting a Purple stem on a Pumpkin

 Painting a Princess on a Pumpkin.

Painted Pumpkins, homemade Pumpking cookies, customizable iron-on Princess monsters.

Picture Perfect.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Black Swan

Zoe had her very frist ballet recital this past Tuesday. It wasn't the full blown recital, but more like this is what we do when we come to class type of a recital.
Each Tuesday for the past 6 weeks she has looked forward to ballet class. I'm glad we signed up for the next 6-week session.

Dave and Shana came to watch Miss Z. Dave noticed she was the only girl wearing black... The Black Swan... That's our ZoBug!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I wish I was a great writer or totally in touch with my feelings so I could tell you all how life changing this week has been for me.

I know too many people who have lost loved ones too soon; Husbands, mothers,  sons, brothers, a baby.

My eyes tear up and I get a lump in my throat every time I sit and think about the pain they must be feeling. How do you go on? Why do these things happen? I seriously can’t stop crying. My heart hurts so bad.

I feel so fortunate to have the people I love with me. But, I’m guilty of taking them for granted. How could I do that? Life is so fragile. A loss can happen to anyone at anytime. What if something were to happen tomorrow?  

Anyways… I will not take any person in my life for granted. I’m going to slow down, not get frustrated, listen to people, take time for them, and tell them how much they mean to me.

Just think about it for a moment. A tragedy can happen at any time. Please tell the people you love that you love them and spend some quality time together.