Happy Birthday Erica!

Posted July 9, 2016 by Christy || 21 Comments

Happy Birthday Erica!!

*throws confetti*


I wanted to write this post not only to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, but also because I wanted to tell you just how amazing you are and just how thankful I am to have you as my best friend.  I’m so glad that you responded to my post a few years ago about a co-blogger and I don’t know if I ever told you this or not, but you were the very first person who contacted me about it and I just had a feeling about you from the very beginning so I never even talked to anyone else.

I want to thank you for always being there for me, and I know that I can talk to you about anything.  You have know idea how much talking to you helped me when I was going through such a hard time with my previous job and how many times you talked me off a ledge.  Your friendship and your faith in me means more than you will ever know.

I know you have been going through a rough time lately, and I want so badly to be closer to you so that we can veg out with ice cream while watching Netflix in our sweatpants.  But, no matter the distance, I want you to know that I’m ALWAYS here for you, whether it be through a text or phone call, I’m here, I’m always here.

Happy birthday, girlie.  I hope your day is  just as amazing as you are!  Love ya <3

Here’s a few people who wanted to say a little something!

It’s hard to believe it, but just a few months ago I had randomly responded to a tweet of Erica’s and offered that I was around to chat if she needed someone. I don’t even remember the context anymore! She took me up on it and we started chatting about just about anything in Twitter messages, then started texting every day. It’s really hard to meet people as you get older and find those that you just sort of connect with right away, but I’m SO glad I randomly tweeted at her that day! The rest is history… even though it’s a short history, we’ve had some great talks about everything. Erica, I’m so grateful to have your friendship and know I could text you whenever about anything. I’m so happy to have gotten to know you and can’t wait until we’re someday able to meet in person! You’re a great sounding board and friend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my love!! <33
– Lauren from Bookmark Lit


Hey doll, Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing day filled with laughter, love. presents (i.e. books) and cake! I know you’ve had a rough time of it lately, but know that I am always a text away (and in most cases, just an hour) so if you ever need me… just say the word. I’m sad you aren’t here in GA with me to celebrate, but when you get back, we can go and do something fun, like book shopping. 😉

You deserve all the love, and I wish you the best today and always! 




Erica and I “met” through #bookstagram I was lucky enough to win a giveaway she was hosting! Shortly after our blogs became friendly and we began to chat… A LOT!! 🙂 Erica you are such a sweetie and I am so happy to have met you and developed a friendship, I wish you a very Happy Birthday and an awesome year!! *sends virtual hugs

-Becca, Lost in Lit


::Waves:: Hi Erica!! Happy birthday, my dear!! I hope you have an amazing day, and I just wanted you to know how lucky we are to have you in the community- and how lucky I am to call you a friend! You have been so incredibly helpful and supportive, and I love you to pieces! Hoping your birthday is filled with all the love and happiness you deserve!

-Shannon, It Starts At Midnight


I “met” Erica through the OTSP Secret Sister program last fall. She revealed herself to me at the end and I was completely shocked. Even after it ended, we still kept in contact even to this day. I am so glad that we are friends, because she is so sweet. We are planning to officially meet at ALAMW next year in Atlanta. Happy birthday Erica!

-Angelique, The Gilded Pages


Happy Birthday, Erica!

To me, friends are what make us rich, and I feel so blessed to have your friendship and feel like one of the richest people in the world. You’re always there for my ups and downs, and I know that I can always come to you for anything. I’m so glad that we’ve become so close lately, and I’m glad to call you one of my best friends.

I hope today is a wonderful day for you and that it’s full of lots of love, laughter, and the best thing of all… BOOKS!

Love, Erin


Happy Birthday, Erica!

I hope this upcoming year is filled with so much love, joy and kindness. You deserve everything good. We haven’t known each other for long, but I’m happy to count you as one of my favorite book blogger and closest blog friends. Your continuous support has meant the world to me. I know life hasn’t been the easiest for you lately, but your incredible strength and courage throughout it all has been so inspiring. Life will turn around for you, beautiful lady! You continue to remain the strong and wonderful person you are.

Again, happy birthday, Erica and I hope you indulge yourself today with some amazing books and cake. Don’t forget the cake! 😉

-Nick, Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist


Happy Birthday, Erica!!!  You are one of the sweetest, most sincere people I’ve ever “met”. (I hope some day I get to meet you in person too!) I’m so lucky to call you my friend.  I hope you have a fantastic birthday filled to the tippity top with good things that bring you joy.  And, of course, books and cake.  LOTS of books and cake. Love ya, girlie!!


-Lisa, Lost in Lit


I remember the first time Erica and I talked a little and it was when I found out she was following my blog and my Instagram. I started fangirling so much because I loved her blog with Christy. So having her follow me was a huge deal for me.
We started commenting on each other’s blog until one day we just started texting and from there, our friendship blossomed. Erica, you have been there for me through thick and thin. You have been the girl that is always there to lend a hand to me even when you’re dealing with your own problems. You just seem to push them aside to help anyone who’s in need. You have been a motivation for me to keep on going every day when things get tough. Your quirkiness always puts a smile on my face. And thank you for always helping with my pictures for Instagram! I seriously couldn’t have done it without you haha
I know this year has been such a tough one for you. I wish there was more I could do for you, my dear friend. But always remember that you are a strong woman. You have this strength inside of you that sometimes you don’t see but others can. You shine so bright in this dark world with your humbleness, your desire to help others, your willingness to make someone smile so their day can be better. You truly are an amazing person and I am so happy that I got to meet you and that I can call you a true friend of mine. Never stop being who you are because you are a fantastic woman.
Happy birthday, sweetie. I hope this new chapter of your life brings you all the happiness you deserve <3 I love you, girl.
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21 responses to “Happy Birthday Erica!

  1. Happy Birthday, Erica! *throws confetti* I hope you have such a wonderful, wonderful day. I would normally say that I hope you get spoilt, but by the look of this post, you have already been spoiled since you have such a gorgeous group of friends! All the best for the coming year.

  2. Aww, Christy you are the sweetest. You guys are such a cute and inspiring co-blogging team! 🙂
    And Erica, again, happy birthday, girl! Have a blast with all the books today and have fun celebrating! <3

  3. This is such a heart-warming post. Belated happy birthday, Erica! Sorry for being late though. I hope you had an amazing birthday, lovely.

  4. Erica @ Novel Ink

    Christy is the absolute best 🙂 Thank you so much for the wishes even though I’m late on the reply 😛

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