We LOVE Cheekwood! All year, in every season…its a magical place. With the weather warming up and everything starting to bloom, it was the perfect way to welcome the first day of Spring.

The smells were indescribable. I wish I could have bottled them! Daffodils, Hyacinth, Tulips, Cherry Blossom trees and more. There were the most vivid colors of flowers and it was absolutely beautiful.

Let’s not forget the TRAINS exhibit. This is always the kids favorite and we spend a lot of time running in and out of the tunnel and over the little bridge chasing the trains. They squeal with excitement every time it comes around a bend.

I’m sharing a lot of photos from this adventure because they are just too happy not to. So heres to spreading Spring cheer! X

All photos taken by @stylingbyerica




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So I had been seeing Lulus everywhere on Instagram, and decided it was time to place an order and check it out for myself. Well, now I’m totally obsessed and can’t stop ordering! Five things I love about Lulus:

1. Items you place in your cart stay there if you create and account and log in when you are shopping. I get so annoyed when my cart gets emptied because I had to put my phone down for a hot minute. Thank you for this feature, Lulus! You can also create wish lists and name them which is super fun.

2. The clothing is great quality for the prices and it actually fits true to size! I have ordered the same size in everything {dresses, jumpsuits, swimwear} and it all fits perfectly. The reviews and customer photos are helpful as well.

3. Shipping doesn’t take long and everything comes wrapped up nicely.

4. Easy returns if need be. {I’ve only returned two items.} The process is simple, quick, and they keep you updated during the process.

5. The prices are great!!!

Everything that I’ve purchased so far has been for my upcoming trip to Mexico in nine days. {That’s the excuse anyway, wink-wink.} I can’t wait to actually wear everything! Stay tuned for outfit pics and follow me on Instagram, @stylingbyerica.

Curious about what I’ve purchased?  🙂 Below are the Lulus images and links to all of the pieces I’ve ordered so far that are coming with me to Mexico.

Tap the photo for the link! X

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Fall at CHEEKWOOD, what’s not to love?! Today was the last day of the pumpkin house and I’m so glad we didn’t miss it! It’s finally cool outside, and the sun is still shining bright. It was the perfect day for an outdoor family adventure.

There was live music coming from the beer garden and game area when we walked in to @Cheekwood, and straight ahead was the famous pumpkin house and pumpkin patch. There were all sorts of unique scarecrows lining the sidewalks by the trains. Cheekwood never disappoints and is always at the top of our list every season.

We are looking forward to their Holiday Lights, our favorite thing to do in Nashville around Christmas time. See you there, Friends! X



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And just like that, Emma is THREE {cue the tears}.

June 20, 2015 Emma Ruth was born at 6:21am and has been making the world a brighter place ever since. She is the sweetest, funniest, most loving little beauty and I love her fiercely. She may be more particular than me, liking everything in its place and just so. 🙂 She is obsessed with music, art, reading, swimming, animals and stickers.

This morning our home was filled with friends that came to celebrate Emma’s Birthday with us. We are so grateful for these friendships and love watching Emma grow with her friends from school, our neighborhood and beyond. The little bonds being built are so precious. Watching them all hug hello and goodbye makes my heart smile every time.

We went rainbow crazy today and the little girl in me was in heaven! Rainbow balloons, a rainbow inflatable pool, an art station with rainbow coloring sheets, bright markers, starburst and marshmallows to glue on the clouds…rainbow sidewalk chalk, rainbow “Happy Birthday” bunting, you name it and it was rainbow themed/colored. Of course Emma wore a top with a rainbow and her swimsuit was bright with rainbows and ruffles. When you have a theme you really love, you might as well go for it!

Emma, Baby Girl, I hope you never stop singing, dancing and being a ray of beautiful sunshine in this world. Use your strong opinions for good, be a voice for the voiceless, love those who are hurting and never lose your incredible strength. You are a world changer, my darling. X

PHOTOS: Bethany Sousa PhotographyHorizontal_logo



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On January 1, 2017 at 4:26am, our baby boy made his debut.

Introducing Oliver Francis Reid. Baby Oliver is 2 weeks and 3 days old today! He is serious, sensitive and strong. He loves to be cuddled and enjoys looking out the window while bundled in his Tiny Love rocker/napper. His big sister gives him lots of love and I can’t wait to watch them grow together and become close.

Last week Bethany Sousa captured these precious images of our babe. He is laying on my favorite, ultra soft swaddle blanket by Modern Burlap. I’m also obsessed with this cozy, knit outfit from H&M…can you handle the cuddly cuteness?! 🙂 DETAILS:

Knit Sweater & Pants | H&M {Sold out online}

‘HELLO WORLD’ Swaddle | Modern Burlap

Wood Rattle Toy | Little Sapling Toys

Leather Braided Pacifier Clip | Madeline’s Box

Pacifier | Natersutten

PHOTOS: Bethany Sousa Photography




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True, consistent Fall weather is finally here. Mornings and evenings are quite chilly and we love it! It does make morning walks a little trickier, but it’s absolutely perfect for afternoon play time in the yard. We took full advantage today, playing with Stella puppy in the yard and going to the park to swing and slide {snacks included in case you are wondering why her cheeks are so full in a few shots, haha}.

With the weather shift comes that moment when you realize it’s time to pretty much fully transition your babes wardrobe to the new season, but then discover their warm clothes are either too small or too big. As I was pulling out all of Em’s sweaters to see what would fit she spotted the kitty one and her eyes lit up. I remember the day we purchased it at Gymboree. I think she was only five months old! We went to the mall with daddy and she was loving all of the clothes, but she especially loved this kitty sweater and made the most excited sounds. Of course daddy had to buy it for her {and so it began}!  🙂 All that said, this sweater is 6-12 months but she squeaked in to it today over a Summer top in a whirlwind to get out the door to kids church. She ended up looking so cute in her basically cropped sweater that I couldn’t help snapping some pics. OUTFIT DETAILS:

Sweater | Gymboree {Last year}

Chambray Tank | Peek Kids {Found at Kid to Kid Consignment this Summer}

Leggings | Cat and Jack for Target

Moccasins | Ciao Co



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We can’t get enough of the cooler weather, especially since we have a front porch with a swing now! Em can still squeak in to her 6-12mth Spring dresses from Gap Kids since they run quite generous; so we are trying to get as much wear out them as possible by adding leggings for the season change. This woodland critters dress is one of my favorites! This outfit would also be adorable with a faux fur vest when it’s even cooler.

Who else loves how transitional dresses are for babes and adults alike?! We are forever dress girls. XOUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress | Gap Kids {from Spring}

Leggings | Cat & Jack

Scalloped Ballet Flats | Gap Kids {online code STYLE gets you 40% off right now!}



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I can’t believe that I am already almost 28 weeks along with baby number 2, a boy! Time definitely flies when you are chasing around a 15 month old toddler and packing up your first home to move to a new home in another part of town. September was a whirlwind but it was all worth it! We are loving our new home {new to us} in East Nashville and have been taking full advantage of being walking distance from so many great spots.

I haven’t been taking as many photos of my growing bump this time around since Emma keeps me on my toes, so I love that the beautiful Bethany Sousa captured these images before we moved. I was 26 weeks. Dress | Who What Wear Collection for Target

Photos By: Bethany Sousa




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Harper “Medium” Felt Bow in Mint Julep | Little Mint Julep

Heart Sunnies | Circo

Floral Tank | Janie and Jack {Found at Kid to Kid Consignment}

Denim Bloomers | Gap {Similar style here}

Braided Leather Pacifier Clip in Ivory | Madeline’s Box

Sophie’s Busy Day: Board Book | Buy it here



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imageIt’s finally cooling down in Nashville and this morning we had the perfect weather to go pick out pumpkins at the Nashville Farmers Market! Emma had so much fun and nothing is better than watching her explore, laugh and interact with everyone around us. She is one social butterfly!  🙂

I’m beyond excited to transition to cozy clothes in the upcoming weeks. Is anything cuter than babes in cuddly sweaters?! I can’t get enough. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!image
imageimageimageimageimageEM’S OUTFIT DETAILS:

Shearling Cardigan | Gap Kids Outlet

Tee | Cat & Jack

Jeans | Carters {Part of a 3 piece set}

Moccasins | Ciao Co