Welcome to Erin Putnam's blog!

My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 5 years. We have a 2 perfect children named Presley and Nate...and Lucy the chihuahua is still around, as well. We live in Memphis on Mud Island and really enjoy it! We have a great group of friends and you'll almost always find us together cooking out in someone's yard or at Movie and a Pizza...leaving the island is a rarity! I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try to keep everyone updated on our lives.

About Me

I like the pool, the beach, and any water - warm weather combo. I like shopping for Presley and Nate...way more fun than shopping for myself. I like cooking when I don't have to, running when the weather is perfect, the day the maid comes and my house is clean (even if for a little while), grocery shopping, minivans, pregnant women (just not me), a bubble bath and a sudoku puzzle, baby pictures of my husband, my hair the day after it was washed, reality TV, Oprah, when Todd takes the trash out without me asking, half-baked ice cream (I could seriously eat the stuff every day!), watching my babies sleep, talking about memories of my mom and grandmom, someone else choosing the restaurant, when the car beside me has spinners, strawberries and melted milk chocolate, and funny songs on your ring tone. I don't like feeling I need to exercise, folding itsy bitsy clothes, computer problems, hot leather seats, bugs, sun glasses that are too tight on your head, alarms, annoying girl drama, paying for daycare when it's closed, long fingernails, hugging people I barely know, people who use the word 'love' too liberally, and tacky children's clothes. All and all, I think I'm pretty normal.

Friday, March 18, 2011


A lot has happened since my last blog, to say the least...
1) We moved to Fairhope, AL...and love it! What an awesome community. After many long discussions, we decided the only reason NOT to move was the distance from family. However, still being within an afternoon's driving distance from everyone, the good outweighed the bad. Great schools, tons of family activities, beautiful, safe, small, and...THE BEACH!
2) We started new jobs.
3) We quit new jobs.
4) We started our own business. To elaborate...for quite a while I've had an entrepreneurial spirit, I just haven't been able to put my finger on what I wanted to do. The past year or so, it has been a restaurant. However, despite my business plans and recipe development, I still didn't have a clue about how to actually go about doing this. So, after talking with some good friends in Chattanooga who have been in the restaurant business for forever, and started their own place (a successful place) 2 years ago, we decided to open their 2nd location. So...in about a month, Todd and I will be opening and running Champy's Famous Fried Chicken in Daphne, AL. It is a Mississippi Delta-based, blues-listining, beer-drinking, laid back place to be...and the food is FANTASTIC. Made to order fried chicken, homemade hot tamales, homemade sides like fried green tomatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, and to top it all off, homemade key lime and Mississippi Mud pie. YUM! So, if you're headed to the beach this summer, stop in and see us (because we'll be too busy to come see you)!

Here are some recent pics of the kiddos.

My beautiful girl
My hunk of a man
This scrunched up nose is my favorite!
First beach visit of 2011
little heartbreaker