I can't believe it, I leave Wednesday for my mission! Thank you to everyone for being there for me and helping me take this step!!! I am just really anxious right now:) My heart is so full of joy for everyone who came to my farewell and have sent their love! Big kisses to you all. Check out this fancy smancy blog for the next 18 months for updates on letters and pics that will be updated by my mom and friend Devany. I would love to hear from you beautiful people so here are my addresses:

MTC address ( I'm there for 3 weeks)
Sister Erica Lamb
Indiana Indianapolis mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604

Mission address
Sister Erica Lamb
Indiana Indianapolis Mission
1980 E. 116th St STE 200
Carmel, IN 46032


You've Got {Mail}

After quite the day at work and 439 panic attacks later, yeah it was one of those days.....I was so relieved to be home. I received a letter from Sister Lisa Summers who is serving in my exact mission. I tell you the timing was perfect, it's really been one of those weeks actually. She answered so many questions and shared a beautiful testimony and included an adorable picture of all the sister missionaries in my mission. They all look like they are oodles of fun!!! There are only 14 sister missionaries in my mission, so I'm excited to be able to get to know them. It was a small and simple thing that I needed and I'm so grateful for Sister Summers and for her being in tune with the Spirit. It helped me get my focus back to know this is what the Lord needs me to do, and I had a better attitude at mission prep last night too:) I also found out that my best friend Marie Miles and I report to MTC at the EXACT SAME TIME...woot woot! It's been such a tender mercy to be able to go through this journey with her. The Lord is truly in His work!!!

Happy Friday


so {fresh} & so {clean}

I get asked here and there what I do to take care of my face. This is something that I have had to learn and experiment what works best for my skin.

My routine:

  • Wash my face every morning and every night
  • Moisturize every morning and every night ( even if you have oily skin, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize)
  • Try not to touch my face throughout the day
  • Drink water
  • I don't sleep on the same side of my pillowcase (I flip my pillow case over and then use a new one; I know high maintenance, but think about it when you go to sleep all of your hair products and who knows what else is on your pillow and so it just keeps things fresh)
  • I try and exfoliate every 2 weeks as well
  • Also with your makeup brushes wash them OFTEN

Some products that I use that are good for your wallet as well:

Oil of Olay Moisturizer
Oil of Olay Foaming Face Wash (Foaming face wash is good for acnaic skin)
Burt's Bee's Replenishing Lip Balm
I just wear MAC Studio Fix powder and not liquid foundation ( I will do a post about powders and liquid foundations)
A litte doo dad that I purchased at Target one fine day was the Neutrogena Wave, it's a face wash machine thingy (it's really little) that vibrates to exfoliate and deep clean and my skin seriously was so soft after I would use that.

Hope this helps:)


Rica's {Tip}

Okay I need your opinion so please please please leave your comments! I want to start doing little daily makeup tips and tricks and whatever else comes to my mind:) I do get some people that ask me about this and that when it comes to makeup and I could talk about makeup all day, So it's up to you if you want to see more beauty talk:) I also need ideas for a name for my daily tips, so don't forget to share ideas as well. I might do a little giveaway for the idea that I use...so start sharing!!!!

I love makeup and I love having a range of products from MAC to N.Y.C!!! If there is one makeup product that I could take with me on a deserted island, it would be Mascara. I tried this new mascara from CoverGirl and I love it! LashBlastFusion. I don't even have to use an eyelash curler, it's incredible. It gives me the length and the volume I want from a good mascara. I usually do two coats and on the second coat I sweep the mascara wand to the side, rather than just up, which makes your eyelashes look a little longer. Don't forget to twist your mascara wand as you pull it out and put it back in, it will last longer than if you were to pump it.


New {Blog}

So my friend Devany had a brillant idea and her and my momma are going to keep up a missionary blog for me. Aren't they the sweetest??? So while I'm off to Indiana check out my mish blog for letters and who knows what else will be on there.

So for the 7.3 people that read my blog, add THIS to your blog list:))) I will still be using this blog till I leave so keep showing it some love.



Spent my Halloween with these little darlings.


{Ruffled} in Indiana

Anyone who knows me, I'm kind of obsessed with weddings...oooo I just think they are so wonderful and dreamy. I have a lot of wedding websites that I keep up with because I just get an absolute thrill creating and getting ideas for my own special day, whenever that will be:)))) So I adore, dream and love this site Ruffled. The most recent blog post was from a wedding in Indiana, for any of those who are behind the times, that is where I will be serving my mission. OH......MY......GOSH......love everything about this wedding from her dress (I have always wanted a short wedding dress and you bet your boots I will) to the sixties inspiration. Here are some of my favorite pictures...oh lions and tigers and bears I just can't get enough: