Sisters reading// Collin tasting his flavor saver
at the park with cousins (Lime Ricki swimsuit.) // at home
after dinner treat in the form of ice + sugar water// me enjoying said ice + sugar water
I love the fact that one of my best friends is 5 years old!
Yesterday we had a blast with our friends at Park City so today I am excited to have started my week in the life
with Ali Edwards
On a completely different note, my sister in law, Emily, is having her baby with in the next couple hours and my other sister is at the doctor and she is hoping he has good news for her and that her baby comes any day! yay!
Do you remember slap bracelets…?? How could you forget them, right?
In the 80′s they were the perfect accessory paired with a neon leggings, Reebox pumps and a side pony tail. Let me refresh your memory:
Well, I was leaving Joann’s and I saw some of these flashback-to-my-youth bracelets in the dollar bins and thought they would be perfect for my One for me, One for you
Here’s how to dress them up:
Gather some adhesive backed fabric
, vintage fabric or a fabric flower, a couple of my favorite buttons
, scissors, sewing machine and hot glue gun.
Trace the plastic bracelets onto the fabric and cut it out. The Dear Lizzy adhesive backed fabric
paper works perfect because it sticks right to the bracelet. Next, sew a few inches of vintage fabric into a ruffle then sew on a button
Last, adhere the ruffle to the center of the bracelet and slap away!
You can even attach a fabric flower. I used a flower from our Corsage Flower class at Something Splendid
for my second bracelet and a button for the center.
I literally made both of these from start to finish in like 15 minutes. Collin has a hard time believing that since it takes me that long to dig for my phone in my purse or get my shoes on, but it’s true.
PS The winner of Mandi’s Pom Pom Braided Friendship Bracelet is:
I have 3 daughters that love to make friendship bracelets but we have never thought of using scraps of fabric! What a great idea! We call them sistership bracelets in our house when we make them for each other. LOL
5SMILES FOR YOU email me your address! firstname.lastname@example.org yay!
Summer has been busy going here and there but most of my favorite memories are just lazing around at home! We plan on doing that lots this weekend.
Laughing at Collin’s toe nail polish left over from our Lake Powell trip. More evidence of what an awesome daddy he is to let his girls paint his nails. ahaha
We started our Something Splendid
felt cupcakes class on Wednesday. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when Collin films and edits the video and includes out takes and embarrassing moments from filming. He does an awesome job making it fun!
Here’s one of my favorite videos that he filmed during a family photo session. There’s something about videos that really captures everyones personality and creates emotion. Many of Collin’s clients are out of state so if you are in Utah or if you live further away you need one of these priceless videos of your family! !!
Since Lola can sit up (and crawl and pull herself up onto things to stand) I am off to book my session now too. Here’s his email: Collin@MakeSomethingSplendid.com
You can thank me later.
3 Little Birds from Collin Kartchner on Vimeo.
Despite the fact I have reached new heights in my age I am still learning and growing and finding out more about myself… which I am certain will continue with any age. But I guess I assumed that at three-o I should have things figured out by now. But what would be the fun in that?
What are you up to lately? We are soaking up every ounce of this summer and loving it!
PS Considering the fact that my brother in law, Chris, is 6’11″ and his arms are stretched out this girl is quite high. Up with the seagulls. Good thing she isn’t holding a cracker for those ruthless birds. Collin and I watched them as they managed to pull a bag of chips from someones
bag. Collin ran over and scared them away before there was any more damage, like choking down a cell phone. Sheesh… I am talking about Utah’s state bird here, I should be more polite.
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To celebrate Ruche‘s birthday last week they asked me to contribute a birthday diy for their blog festivities. I thought this Birthday Board Book would be fun!
DIY: Birthday Board Book
Instead of designing a handmade birthday card, make a birthday board book where each page is its own confetti filled present!
Start with 6 pieces of chipboard and punch 2 holes for the book rings 3/4″ from the edge and an inch from the top and bottom. I prefer to use my Crop-A-Dile when punching through chipboard. Next, Adhere down a strip of fabric or paper to the left side of the chipboard & attach a vellum envelope. Then fill the envelope with sequins, photos, word confetti that describe the person and a birthday message. Seal the envelope shut with a small piece of masking tape. (The tape works awesome with the vellum envelopes because it easily opens with out tearing and you can re-seal it when you are finished.) Last, add any buttons or tickets to dress up the outside. Added touches: I numbered each page 1-5 with a sticker that I attached on top of the masking tape as extra element.
This is such a fun project because each page with the vellum envelopes is basically a birthday present in itself. It’s so fun when the sequins and word confetti spill out and is sure to make someone’s
Hope you enjoy! Lizzy xo
Tonight as I was uploading and editing photos from our weekend somehow between the cherry picking pictures and thinking about what I would write about the song The Summer Wind
got stuck in my head. It was my favorite song that my grandpa sang. I can hear it clear as day… “it lingered there to touch your hair and walk with me.”
Now with my Grandpa in my thoughts, instead of the weekend photos I keep going back to these captivating pictures of my Grandma and Avery.
They were taken after my Grandpa’s memorial service and luncheon as we were all outside visiting. It was so hot but we sweat it out to get to visit longer with everyone. I can’t remember exactly how it ended up in her hands but I look over and Avery has a ladybug. When I was little my sisters and I would count the spots and say that that’s how old it is and talk about how they are good luck.
Since I am a superstitious person I took this bug very seriously and what its business was fluttering its tiny wings through a crowd of people to say hello and land in this very moment.
So we held that little bug and made a big wish then let it fly away with the summer wind.
Of course, I can’t share what our wish was but I have a hunch it will come true.
PS This week Ruche is celebrating their birthday and offering Dear Lizzy readers %15 off the entire store. It’s only valid today, July 11th. Enter code DEARLIZZY15 at checkout.
Not only that, but we also get the above sneak peak photo of their upcoming Summer Lookbook!
Today is the start of my new summer blog series: One for me ♡ One for you.
For me, when I was a kid summer was all about play. Soaking up every minute until sun-down: running in sprinklers, going to the Drive Inn, snow cones and ice cream trucks. One thing we can not leave out of summer traditions are friendship bracelets!
Over the upcoming summer weeks, a few guest bloggers and I are going to share some lovely friendship bracelet ideas and even giveaway some of the bracelets to you!
The first guest blogger is Mandi from Here’s Looking At You Kid. I’ve followed her blog for a few years and I love her incredible taste whether it’s home decor, her vintage wardrobe finds or her beautiful designs. She shares a lovely how-to below.
Pom Pom Braid Bracelets
- cut scrap fabric (mine are leftover from hemming clothes) into three strips:
sizes for 2 short strips: add 4 inches to wrist diameter.
size for 1 long strip (this is the one you will tie): add 6 inches to wrist diameter
- Allowing the long strip to extend past the shorter ones, begin braiding the fabric. At the beginning and end of braid, knot the two shorter strips around the long strip.
- Trim edges to desired length using a penant or diagonal style cut.
- Add fray-check to the edges of unbraided fabric, and once dry, trim excess strands.
- Wrap the braid around your wrist, tying the long strips together in a loose knot.
Mandi made the bracelets with her friend Vanessa, so, even better than making one for a friend, make them together!
What a fun start! Leave a comment and Mandi would love to prettily package up a friendship Pom Pom Braid Bracelet and ship it out to you!