Clearin' The Air.

Okay kids, looks like we have some clearin' up we need to do on hurrrr today.
First things first.
Tanning beds.
They are awful for you. I know this. My mother was a health teacher for 30+ years. Believe me, I know this. While I used to go tanning quite regularly in High School {okay every other day...} I do not go often now at all.

It just so happens that some of us are leaving for Florida in the near future, and I don't want my white butt to get fried if ya know what I'm sayin.
So yes, I went tanning.
And yes, I know it is horrible.
Thank you for your concern though.
As sarcastic as that may have sounded,  I meant that seriously.
Kids, if you are reading--don't go tanning. As my mom tells me "Do as I say...not as I do"

Next up.
Listen--I talk about wine on here a lot. Let me break down my drinking habits for you.
A few times a week (okay, usually nightly) I pour myself one glass of wine.
I typically end up drinking only half.
And that is exciting as my drinking life gets.

So as much as I try to make myself sound like an alcoholic, I really am not.
Father, if you are reading {which I know you are..}--do not be worried about me.
My liver is still performing at normal levels.

So now that we know that I am not a tanning obsessed alcoholic who needs to have an intervention, lets move on to much more exciting topics shall we?
Today I have a blogger friend of mine introducing her beautiful little self to you.
I have been following and reading Natalie's blog for pretty much ever.
I know yesterday I mentioned that I don't have a clear "why" on why I do this whole blogging thing, but I will say--meeting new friends is definitely one perk that is at the top of the list.
So please, meet this little perk of mine.

Natalie, take it away girlfriend.
Hello all you lovely people.
I know you're lovely mostly because you read Erin's blog.
And you must be awesome if you enjoy it as much as I do.
Not kidding, I love it so much I even blogged about it once.
Groupie status?

Anyways, enough of you, more about me.
(Kidding, I think you're all way cooler than I am)
I'm Natalie.
It's my little slice of internet chocolate.
(because, let's be honest, what is better than chocolate?)
I'm an interior design major at Texas Tech
 out in the major metropolis of Lubbock, TX.
Originally I'm from the tiny town of Houston.
Population: roughly 6 million.
It's one of those places where you know everyone and everyone knows you.
Ya know, the small town vibe and all.
I have a pretty great boyfriend.
We're not the perfect couple by anyone's standards.
But we are silly.
Which is my favorite part of life.
The silliness.
Which is why my blog is filled with all sorts of crazy, ridiculous things.
I like to think laughter and happiness are as essential to life as breathing.
And if you don't, you probably aren't alive.

If you aren't convinced that you want to click on over to my blog,
let me just say that if your favorite parts of Living in Yellow
are Erin's love of Mac & Cheese and Chick-fil-a, her occasional gangsta moments,
and her hilarious stories, you'll find all those over at my blog too.
Oh, and while you're busy clicking around,
you might as well check me out on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest as well.

As for me, I guess I'll let Erin have her blog back now.
Ciao nuggets.
Isn't she cute?
Now really go get to know her.
To do so, you must click here.

Come back this weekend to shop some of  my favorite finds ;)
I figured if I can't...you might as well get to.
Here is a sneek peak of what you will get to purchase. #Jealous.

See you soon lover beans.

PS. Thank you so much for all of the love yesterday. In my last question of "what keeps you coming back to this whole blogging thing...?" I meant why do YOU blog. A lot of you took it as "Why do you come back and read MY blog?" Needless to say, your answers were the sweetest. In fact, some of them made me tear up. Gosh I love you all.




  1. kind of irritated you were even made to feel like you have to justify yourself for drinking wine and tanning - is that really the worst thing someone can do? lol.

    i understand some concerns, but seriously people.

    keep on keepin on.

  2. Dear Erin,
    Have I EVER mentioned how in love I am with you? I mean I might have a SERIOUS girl crush (shhh... I won't tell my BF or your hubby!)! I love your wine stories, but that makes me giggle even more is that at the bottom of this blog posting is Alcohol Intervention classes... thanks so much for sharing YOUR life with us!

    Your BIGGEST FAN (in Baltimore!)

  3. Well now I am embarrassed that I read yesterday's post the wrong way- Maybe it was the beer that I chugged down because L wanted to play with the bottle! I was feeling a little more relaxed than normal! haha, yes I said it but son wanted to play with a beer bottle {gasp}

    And I'm glad you cleared the air- because I was going to be really jealous if you really had an entire glass of wine every night! Love ya!

  4. No need to clear up the wine and tanning deal for me. You never seem to do any drunk blogging and you are not orange or have some funky skin stuff going on. I must say I dig Natalie! Why you ask? Well she's a TX girl and so am I, I was born and raised in Lubbock she goes to Texas Tech and we are huge Tech fans! Another awesome post on your always awesome blog! Cute dresses by the way :)

  5. You shouldn't have to explain anything. We all have our bad habits. What fun would life be if we never did anything bad for us?!? Love your blog and you. I started a blog a few months ago and can only hope its half as successful as yours. I'm not near as cute as you and my blog isn't as " put together " as yours but I'm trying! Thanks for writing your blog and being you.

  6. never ever again feel the need to justify how much you drink. "a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away." for any non-believers:


  7. Eh, don't feel the need to explain yourself! Hell, I'm tanning right now, although I know how bad it is, because I'm in 2 weddings this summer & am pale as a ghost right now. It is what it is & we all make our own decisions! = )

    Loved Natalie, BTW & am now a follower! = )

  8. You should have two glasses of wine tonight just to drive some people b-a-n-a-n-a-s! :) It's your life - live it how you want girl! =D P.s. I love ya girl! xoxoxo

    P.S.S. I want that dress. As in right now. In my closet. LOVE.

  9. Haha, this is cracking me up! I wondered the same. I talk about wine nights so much, that I hoped no one thought I was an alch. Maybe I should clean the air too =P

  10. And now, Im cracking up even more because your ads at the bottom are showing:

    alcohol Intervention
    Stop Drinking Now
    Alcoholism Support
    Wolff Home Tanning Beds

    How hilarious!

  11. That dress is gorgeous...and loving the orange pic hahaaa.

  12. I was so hoping you wouldn't have to justify yourself!!! Some peeps just care too much about others businessss :/
    Handled with class however, go gurrrrl! :)

  13. Funny, I had to go back and re-read yesterday's post to figure out why there was the justification. Never even crossed my mind there was anything wrong with the post. But then I read yesterday's post sweaty and braless from the tanning bed while sipping a glass of strawberry ale. (out of wine) :)

  14. Erin,
    Like the other comments, I am irritated you even had to write a post to justify yourself.I have a glass of wine a few times a week just to unwind from my day. I also have a membership at my local tanning salon. Erin, like I have told you before, you're awesome and should never have to justify silly self for to anyone;)

  15. 1. i wish tanning wasn't bad for you because it's addicting. i consider myself tanorexic.
    2. nothing wrong with a little red wine. it's supposed to be healthy to drink a glass every night right?
    3. that black dress is ADORBS

  16. that is one hot black dress. i love natalie and she's hot too. and the orange. not hot, but i still love you.

  17. That sounds like my drinking habits. 1/2 a glass of wine is great for sleeping!

  18. FLORIDA!!!?! I live in Tampa, come visit me! :)

    xo Teresa

  19. You sure have some concerns readers :)

    And the black dress is hawt.


  20. I totally feel you on the tanning bed sitch. I'm a total closet tanner. I know it is bad for me and I don't want to like it, but it's sooooo relaxing. And it's hard not to go because once I do all I hear is "You look sooo tan! You look great!" which is AWESOME, but not much of a motivator to break the habit. I'm going to go slam back some dark chocolate for hopefully some free radical killing antioxidants and call it good.

    Cheers to closet tanners ;)



I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)