Of all the blogs in all the world, I'm glad you walked into mine! 

My name is Erika and...this is my tea cup? I'm a bookworm, balletomane and unapologetic cat lady living near Washington, D.C. at the moment. I love to dance, eat avocados, get lost in big cities and find treasures along the way. I'm also married to a ridiculously handsome, funny U.S. Marine who enjoys cooking, good books and long walks on the beach. Not kidding.

There's a lot of moving, traveling, nesting, dancing, military wifery, et cetera going on these days, hence the {etc} initials. This little space is for capturing what makes my world go 'round. My day doesn't start without a cup of tea, and my life is a lot like my tea: well-steeped.

I'd love to hear from you! If you have a minute, please leave a comment or shoot a note to erikasteacup@gmail.com.

Welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
— Ferris Bueller