Down Dog

When you’re just trying to get your zen on but two boys want to play. One is four and the other is hairy and slobbery. For some reason whenever I get on the floor to do yoga or clean it’s an invitation to play.
Last year exercise quickly moved up the list of priorities. When Collin was traveling every week it kept my mind busy and my stress down. I shared this on instagram already but I learned a lot last year about myself and it was definitely a growing year for me… emotionally, mentally and physically challenging. When I felt like I was failing at everything exercising was one thing I did right. An hour and I felt accomplished and energized. No matter where we are on our fitness journey it’s so important to take some time each day for our bodies and even helps to clear my mind.

This past month Lola and I were in LA with Old Navy for a fun collaboration and I got to try out some of their new athleisure collection. I’m honestly pretty picky about workout clothes but I was so impressed. The pants were soft, had super cute patterns and squat proof for leg day. Which is very important. I got some adorable floral patterns and cute tanks too. Plus I love when they carry coordinating pants and sports bras. Tuque was jealous  ; D
Sponsored by Old Navy

new Dear Lizzy Collection: Stay Colorful

Starting off the new year right with the newest Dear Lizzy Collection: STAY C O L O R F U L!!!!
It was fun to concept this one… we started with whimsical idea of unicorns or mermaids and ended up using both! Then took it to cuteness overload with a cat in a mermaid tail! 😀
I love the retro inspired florals. Definitely based on 60s floral patterns! My favorite paper design Lola is holding below. It’s a cool, bright watercolor marble pattern. There’s also some painted stripes and dots. Yes, I am still talking about paper because we all know it’s always my favorite part of each collection!

The thickets are so darling. Add some sparkle to the magical patterns. Same with the clothespins. The layered stickers have that handmade feel and the resin stickers will be darling to layer on any project! I love the glitter die-cut phrases! Probably  one of my favorites from this collection because they include some gold ones.
The clear acrylic letter stamps is a must-have staple…! Along with the ephemera and stickers!
It’s bright and fresh and happy with a pop of bold patterns, which is how the Dear Lizzy team likes it! Thanks so much for your support and excitement. It means the world!

Amazon Fire to the rescue

Sponsored by Amazon but thoughts and opinions are my own. 🙂
Just when I think I’m running out of tricks to get my kids to do what they need to do… and what I want them to do (evil laugh bwahaha) I find the Amazon Fire HD kids edition tablet. And let’s just say that someone got their power back. The thing is, they love screen time and when screen time can be books and educational apps… it takes some of the momma guilt out of the equation. Plus, there’s fun games and movies too! It’s such a great gift idea if you are in the search for something under under bucks! Some other pros is the case it comes in! Totally child proof. And it comes with a year subscription to Amazon Freetime unlimited! Yep. Also the Parent controls and dashboard is an awesome tool! Definitely need to add the Amazon Fire HD8 Kids tablet to your list for Santa!

I’ve always wanted to read a holiday book everyday in December but I don’t have that many in our collection. I’m excited because there is an expansive library of Christmas books you can find on the Amazon Fire HD kids tablet and ready for us to read each day! I love this tradition and nightly bedtime routine. Myles is already a pro finding books and my hope is that he will continue to increase his love for reading especially during the Christmas break.

It was also have a cool feature for those traveling with kids this holiday season. There will be an offline mode where you can download movies and it will be saved to the tablet then if you don’t have service you will still be able to watch it. Once you’re done just remove from Offline Mode. So awesome for flights!
Are you traveling anywhere for Christmas or do you stay cozy at home?


oui oui ribbon!

From my last post here’s a close up of the ribbon! I love the design because you can use it for anything from scrapbooking to packaging or in your daughter’s hair. 😀

Snag one at Hobby Lobby… look for that pic haha! These are the first ever Dear Lizzy products with photos and they make me giggle. Like, oh that’s me. 🙂
Hope you’re having a great week! xoxo Lizzy

Sticker Heaven at Hobby Lobby!

Thrilled to share the newest Dear Lizzy Product…drumroll please… It’s a darling, colorful sticker book with 1384 stickers! Ummm what more could you ask for from the sticker Gods?!
You can find it exclusively at Hobby Lobby! Which I’m sure you have been meaning to go there, like I have, to check out the Christmas decorations! (swooooon!) I love that store. I legit get lost going through everything. But back to the stickers… I made some treat bags to get rid of all the extra Halloween candy laying around tempting me with a mix of them.
The “You are Magic” sticker is one of my faves. I love during our planning meetings when we choose the phrases. I go through each one and make a list of my favorites words and sayings to match the collection. In the book you’ll find foil, clear and paper stickers. So you get a good mix. And the foil is so pretty!! Let’s head over to hobby Lobby and party down the aisles!!
You can also snag a book from other American Craft Designers… Amy, Vicki, Maggie, Shimelle and Jen! I want them alllll they’re so hoard worthy. lol
(Ribbon also available at Hobby Lobby!)


Fall break forever

Fall break was truly such a gift to spend with our family… things can be so stressful balancing life and work and everything in between. So being with just us and little distractions… no work or computers or driving around was amazing. The beach is such a happy place for our family!

Suit + kimono linked below…


For the love/hate of Laundry

This post was created in partnership with Samsung.
There is one thing that is certain around our home, and that is how much I hate laundry. It’s just one of those things that is never-ending. I try to be positive about doing it and approach it with a ‘whistle while you work’ type of attitude… all the while trying to be a little more Snow White and a little less Grumpy. I’ll listen to Audible, turn on music or watch Netflix while I fold, which definitely helps.’

You know what also helps? Having an amazing duo like the Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry. It’s the perfect solution to help out this laundry-hating momma! Plus, my Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry even sings like a Disney movie (lol). The chime is exactly how a dryer would finish a load if it were starring as the sidekick of a modern Disney princess. The first time my son heard the dryer chime when the load was finished, he replied, “That’s adorable!” And it really is. If you’ve got to do laundry, let the machine at least make an adorable sound.


Some other things I love about the Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry that are converting me to a laundry-loving momma!! First, there is an activewear setting on the FlexWash. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it is the FlexWash’s way of saying, “Hey, I see you working out and giving it your all. You’re killing it at your morning workouts. Keep it up.” Also, if I just want a rinse and spin, the buttons are easier than the dial I would use on my old machine. The FlexWash and FlexDry have all the preset options of a traditional washer/dryer pair, but they’re also customizable if you want to spin longer, rinse up to 5 times, or tumble clothes longer. There’s also an option to turn on steam in the washer and dryer to eliminate wrinkles which is amazing!

But the thing that makes this duo the biggest pair of heroes in the laundry world – there are two washers and two dryers – 4 machines in 1. Yep! You can be doing two completely different loads of laundry and dry two separate loads of laundry at the same time! Your mind is blown, right? I feel so accomplished getting them both working at once. This comes in super handy when I’m having to do a huge load of sheets and towels, but also need to wash and dry some items on a delicate cycle. Plus you can control this magical pair with Samsung’s Connect Home App, so you have a partner in crime letting you know things like the current load is done (and if you forget to start a load, you can start it remotely while you’re off doing all of your other super-mom duties).

Now that I’m armed with my Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry, I have no excuses. I get excited to load it up and make it do all the hard work so I have time for the other things in life (and sometimes even myself)!


Kimono: 2 ways!

In the summer I got some beach cover ups and love how I can layer them in the fall too!
This black floral is really light and flowy! And I got this one too I’m excited to wear during fall break. Love the fringe. Great way to justify buying something new when you can wear more during the year.


Life in Color

Printed out some Instax today… these mini photos will always have my heart.
It wasn’t until I printed them all that I realized they was a rainbow effect. I would’ve chose different photos but I still like how they line up. Working on a summer mini album because today the color is making me happy!