July 23, 2012


Just when I thought I missed my window of opportunity to head to the beach, the Lord heard my prayers. One of my best friends and I made a run for the border and drove during the wee hours of the morning to beautiful Sarasota, Florida.

No husbands, no kids, just us girls. While we are both still working on our psuedo-vacation, a change of environment really helps to spark the creativity, as least for me it does.

The above photo is of the Siesta Key. Appropriately named, huh? Can’t wait to catch a few zzz’s and get some sun on these pasty thighs–a prerequisite from my husband before he ‘approved’ my trip. Men.

Anyone been to Sarasota before? I’m taking suggestions on what to do, where to eat, sights to see…I’m all ears!


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Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. Niki McNeill Says:

    Have a ball Erika!!! Glad you’re getting some “me time” :-)


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