The Beginning of a Blogger

I had an interesting start to life. I was born living with old people. Raised by my great-grandmother, I was always an “Old Soul” and pondered life a little differently than the other children. Everything in my life was recorded into journals, scraps of paper, and mental monologues.  I wrote everything down, storing them in boxes for someone in the future to find and read....more

5 Lessons I’ve Learned in One Year of Blogging

Last week, I officially celebrated my one year blogiversary here at Very Erin. It’s absolutely nuts how fast the last year has gone. And yet, this blog has changed so much over that time! Everything including my content, my design, and my blogging goals have changed tremendously. Basically the only thing that hasn’t changed is the name! A big reason for these changes has been how much I’ve learned about blogging over the last year....more

Sorry For Being a Crappy Blogger

I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for being such a crappy blogger. I'm sure right now there are about four or five of you saying, "oh my God, don't say that, you are amazing and the sun doesn't shine till you wake up in the morning!" And to you four, I would like to say thank you, you're the real heroes. But yes, I have been a crappy blogger. ...more
I have also been a crappy blogger, so you're not alone. But, as soon as my daughter goes back to ...more


My name is Marie A. Diaz-Cervo and I was born on the 18th of November, 1965 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I am the daughter of Haitian/Cuban sailor Anthony Salomon of Les Cayes and of Ghislene Moise of Benet, Haiti a seamstress. I am also the mother of two teenagers. The Salomon descent from Haitian President Lysius Felicite Salomon and The Diaz-Cervo family has a long, established history in New Jersey, dating back to 1996. My father died at the age of 43 in 1972 from pneumonia, which was also the likely result from cold he caught overseas....more

60 Simple Ways to Grow Your Blog in Under an Hour

If I've learned one thing about blogging, it's this: Blogging is a long term game. It's thousands of tiny actions that, when put together, make a huge difference. It's not just about writing blog posts and hoping that people will like them. It's about learning from your readers, building relationships with other bloggers, sharing your stuff, and on and on. ...more
Wow! These are so awesome! Thanks for the great advice. :D  Xx Lauren ...more

10 Reasons I’m Late to Work

Who likes to get up for work? Even when you work at home and the commute is one floor down from your bedroom and about 10 feet from the kitchen.I love what I do for a living, but I still don’t bound out of bed each morning pumped to start the work day.So for fun I thought I would list some excuses I’ve heard from friends (and maybe 1 or 2 I’ve used myself)....more

Why Do I Blog?

If someone told me two years ago that I would be blogging and LOVING it, I would have laughed in their face. I know that a few of my friends think I'm a bit nuts with the whole "blogging" thing, but can I tell you that it really has changed my life!...more

Accidental S'mores Fudge

Who doesn’t love s’mores? Anytime I’m around folks who start roasting marshmallows for this yummy treat it brings back childhood memories of camping and stuffing myself silly on chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers. I came up with my own twist, so try out Accidental S'mores Fudge for an amazing summer dessert!Click here for the recipe  ...more

Coming Back To A Music Career After Kids

Twelve years ago, before I got married and had kids, I had a thriving career in the music business. I released my own albums, toured and had a bunch of amazing experiences.  I wasn’t “famous” but I did pretty well for an artist who wasn’t signed to a major label. I had my songs in national TV shows and commercials and got to work with some people that I really admired....more

My Beautiful Struggle During #BloggerWeek

"The revolution is inside of youPeople, the revolution is here, yeah.....The revolution's hereNo one can lead you off your pathYou'll try to change the world" -Talib Kweli, Beautiful Struggle...more
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