Love that quote. I do have to say that I am getting prettttty dang good at this dance lately. CHA-CHA-CHA!!
As women, I think we are naturally hard on ourselves so be kind to you! I’m sure you are trying the best and striving to grow each day through difficulties but sometimes we take a step back. It’s ok. Keep at it! Plus, picture me trying to do the cha-cha and that will lift your sprits.
Just wanted to pop in and say HI!
Yesterday was such a mom day. Dentist. Then a trip to Costco with all four kids. I knew I wouldn’t have time to go to the gym so it was Costco in heels for a workout. Seriously that better have been worth it because this is what I was pushing around. I did get some fun stares.
Oh, and this morning I noticed that I forgot diapers… chachacha!
You guys, this boy… cutest I can’t stand it.
Lola loves to help me in the kitchen, whether it’s baking or putting away dishes, she’s right there wanting to do something. And we all know how much help a three year old is.
Some days we don’t have enough time, or momma doesn’t have enough energy, to make a cookie smorgasbord–start to finish & clean it up. Like this morning. Which is tragic news to a three year old. But I am trying to get her from asking to play with the iPad as soon as her sisters leave to school and she has no one to play with. I purposely tried the wrong password enough that it locked all our kids out of it because I was so tired of them asking for it. Then I couldn’t figure out how to unlock it… haha but that’s a different story.
An easy solution for not having a lot of time to bake is to make pancakes. And it’s the perfect alternative for Lola wanting to get her Betty Crocker on. She get’s to stir, pour in ingredients and if we make whipped cream she gets to turn the mixer on weeeeowwwy fast. Plus, there’s a spoon to lick clean. Which we all know is one of the best parts of cooking.
Make mini cakes, invite some tiny friends, raid the party drawer and you’ve got yourself a pancake party… as well as some serious mommy brownie points… pancake points.
The darling Amy from Bleu Wednesday and I have been talking about the idea of teaching a floral workshop since last year when she came over to make floral crowns for my daughters to wear in our family photos. Well, we are excited to announce we’ve teamed up to host a Floral Crown Workshop for you next month! Picture the most glorious, fresh flowers at your fingertips. (I know, after months of a gray winter imagine bright, happy flowers!) And turning them into a gorgeous head piece… and not only that but we are going to take pictures and then make a darling tag with the photos for you to take home as well. It’s the girls’ night out you’ve been needing so badly. Come create + craft with us!
We scheduled the date and would love for you to join us!
When: FRIDAY, APRIL 18th at 5:30 pm in Provo, Utah.
Location: Startup Building (560 S. 100 W., Provo) We will have everything perfectly packaged there for you including all the tools you’ll need. Plus, treats and drinks of course! So bring your cute self… Invite your sister, mother, girlfriend, and daughter too for a much needed girls’ night!
**The cost is just $35 per kit.
If it’s a mother/daughter duo, 2 kits for $55. After the crowns are finished we will take professional photos and have some supplies to make a tag to take home to remember this magical night! Space and supplies are limited so reserve your spot.
**we got some sponsors so there’s a lower price!
March is turning out to be a pretty awesome month… probably my favorite of 2014. I can be overly optimistic seeing that it’s only March 3rd. But spring and sunshine are sooooooo close. It’s like I can see them in the distance… and we are going to slow-mo run to each other while Chariots Of Fire plays in the background and embrace. (Clearly this cold has made me nuts.)
The rain is fun change though… and rain + my new Studio Calico kit + nap time. Perfect! Here are a few of the pages for this month. There are lots of Dear Lizzy supplies. I am also loving this kit. Could be used for pages, cards or Project Life.
Last Wednesday I hung out with Amy from Bleu Wednesday + gorgeous flowers. If you love flowers + crafting. Check back in a few hours for a fun announcement! xo, Lizzy
You might remember me gushing about my the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress machine I was having all kinds of crafty fun with? Well, the Letterpress Love hasn’t wavered. So I put together a video sharing hands on clips of how it works.
You can use any diecut roller machine but need the Lifestyle Crafts platform and other supplies. The paint lasts quite a while because you only need a very small amount.
Also, the video includes a cool technique for letter pressing with lace. Tina is the genius who showed me you could press with fabric for the Studio Calico class I contributed to and the result is purdy!! Letterpress is such a rad craft to learn and have fun with.
Check out the video and here it is on YouTube if you want to subscribe to the Dear Lizzy Channel I just started. Happy Monday!
Try Letterpressing and using a water brush with watercolors or mists to color in parts of the image. The Letterpress paper is thick and is great for using all different mediums.
Collin Kartchner Studios: Filmed the shots of letter pressing & painting on glass.
Dear Lizzy: Art Direction, Edited, Type, Filmed product hand shots.
For Valentine’s Day Collin and I took the kids to a McDonald’s playland & snuck our own food in my purse. It was very romantic. ha! But the next night we did get out on a hot date… with Myles in tote. We hoped to redeem ourselves and prove we are not old and boring. ; ) But then we ended up walking around the mall so dang it I guess we are boring. I stumbled into one of my favorite stores Cotton On because they have a section called TYPO in their store. Office supply heaven. I picked up some letters to hang Be Brave in our home. I want to add… “& WILD AT HEART” so I need to stop by and get some more letters. After I hung them up with some 3-M sticky common strips Lola asked what it said then replies… “like when bad guys are twying to get you?”
Lola was Annie for Halloween, because in case you didn’t know, she’s obsessed and sings the record at the top of her lungs. For the track “Dumb Dog” she volunteers Tuque to join her charade. He obliges, of course. Thank goodness I didn’t box up that dress in the Halloween storage container to be lost forever with Collin and my couples’ figure skating costumes.
Oh, Myles. I can’t stand the cuteness! I take a lot of pride in how much he loves his momma. Today I couldn’t bear to put his leggings on so I could enjoy his squishy baby leggies.
The other day someone said something about Myles and how he’s my fourth- implying that things must not be as fun or important or enjoyed. Are you kidding me?!! This baby is turning out to be the most spoiled out of all of them. Is that how it goes with momma and their boys? Or my caboose of the bunch…? xoxo
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Dear Lizzy Daydreamer had favorites restocked at 2 Peas! Including the diecut wood paper. Click below:
My new products are available at Two Peas In A Bucket. I love seeing what you guys are already creating and this was a darling box by Janna Werner that I had to share. Janna and I will be teaching in Barcelona together this May so come and join us with Kits De Somni!
The other day Quincey said we needed a new house. I asked why? Her response, “Because everything is white like the walls and they need to be pink!” She’s not even my girlie girl of the bunch and insists on all pink walls… which would be pretty cute! But for now the only pink walls are in their bedroom. In my defense, I have been refreshing our home with new rugs, rearranging things and adding fresh pops of color. I think that helps keep me sane since I’m home. A lot.
Here are some recent Pins that are inspiring images, words & DIY projects.
images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
I first heard about the inspiring Brene Brown through Ali Edwards years ago and the Behavioral Science major in myself loves everything that comes out of Brene Brown’s mouth. Including the TED talk here and her book, The Gifts Of Imperfection. Really good stuff.
A Beautiful Mess: Frosted Vase
Sugar & Cloth: Upcycled containers
Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you celebrate those you love with candy and kisses! xoxo, Lizzy
So yesterday I thought I’d be a really cute wife and tie a dozen balloons Collin’s car and tape paper hearts all over it. I did the same thing the day after we got engaged 13 years ago and Collin drove around town in his car covered in hearts and thought it was pretty hilarious. Well, little did I know it would start raining and soaked all the hearts by the time Collin made it outside after work. Not to mention it was windy too so a few of the balloons popped. The treats survived though and that’s all that mattered. ha! #cutewifefail
Our Valentine boxes via Pinterest inspiration. Ruffled owls x 3!
and a very subtle valentine message to my mister…!
Last week I hosted a craft night with Alix at Waffle Love’s new restaurant in Provo! That’s right guys, we are talking a box full of crafty stuff in one hand and a delectable waffle in the other! Sounds like a fun girls’ night out to me! We invited some of our local friends and bloggers to join us. Being a mom or working girl it is beyond needed to have a night out to visit and refresh. So we put our kids to bed and that’s what we did. I don’t do this enough it was perfect timing after a busy week.
Big thanks to my good friend Heather for the photos and Collin for putting together this awesome video of the event. He was the only boy invited to the party. I remember hearing over hearing a conversation and asking… ”wait… watching something emotional can put you into labor?” haha!
Thanks so much to everyone who came! And to our awesome sponsors!!!
Garnish (goodie boxes)
Penny and Tillie (earrings)
Melissa Esplin (calligraphy cards)
Miss J. Handmade (bows)
Latter-Day Home (heart prints)
American Crafts (craft supplies)
Orson Gygi (square boxes)
Heather Telford Photography
Collin Kartchner (video)
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