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!
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I know there’s only nine days until Valentine’s Day but yesterday I finished my garland/slash countdown/slash treat bag advent and finally hung it up. yay!
Since we moved furniture around I am still figuring out what to hang above our piano so it was a great empty space for some Valentine’s Day fun.
These Wood Numbers are my favorite new product I picked up at CHA and were perfect for a countdown.
The polka dot paper is a Dear Lizzy product found here. I added a new product coming from AC including the black clothespins, pennant shape and twine. The cloth bags will have goodies, small games, pencils etc inside each day. I need to fill a few more of them today but, hey, it’s up at least. And since my kiddies are sneaky they can’t steal the treats from future days yet. They don’t even realize I’m one step ahead of them without even trying. (high five)
See my countdown from a couple years ago here.
Recently our family pictures were coming up and I had a vision in my head of Lola wearing a floral crown… Not sure why I would do that since family pictures are already stressful enough just getting everyone ready and out the door. Lola hates pants, which last I checked they weren’t optional for pictures in the snow. Then everyone has to be matching… but not matchy-matchy denim on denim.
Well, the crowns all came together effortlessly because with in a couple days I found Amy from Bleu Wednesday. And even better than just wearing the crowns, she came to my home and we made them together. She is the sweetest and was so patient with my girls. Loved spending the afternoon watching her create such beautiful things. Plus, flowers just make you happy… and my home smelled like Christmas.
I filmed and edited the afternoon putting together a tutorial for making floral crowns of your own.
Photos: Heather Telford//Filmed and edited: Me//Flowers: Bleu Wednesday
Something you may want to add to your Christmas list (and since we are all Santa might as well grab one for your workshop) the new Dear Lizzy product–triangle punch. It comes in two sizes 1.5″ and 2″ in length. That way you can layer them on top of each other. Yessss! I only have the 2″ but need to get the other size asap. It even comes in a darling mint green color too.
I have loved using it to add triangles here and there to projects and also it’s perfect for making garlands. Save those paper scraps and punch away!
Above papers from my Lucky Charm collection. Shop all sorts of Dear Lizzy goodies here. Kisses, Lizzy
We had a blast making valentines one afternoon and thought these homemade valentines were a perfect way to spread some love. Quincey was so darling running around with us making her deliveries. She really enjoyed hanging with mommay & daddy and being our star of the show.
I especially loved when she yelled, “It’s for Austin Moon!” When I asked who her valentine was for.
Click here to view a Happy Love Day message for you! Video posted just in time since V-day is almost over…
This past weekend was so low key. We basically just hung out as you can see above.
We aren’t really feeling that rush and panic for the holidays but doing out best to enjoy it instead.
The above picture is a giveaway I did on Instagram (@dearlizzy) Here is a link to the gold foil polka dot vellum I have had some requests for.
And the box of trees was the beginning of such a fun project that I am still giddy about!
If you remember I posted the trees from Tim Holtz booth at CHA and instead of cramming them all in my purse and making a run for it, I thought I should make my own. So I misted 40+ trees and they are colorful and yummy… and… and I love them.
I used these Tim Holtz bottle brush trees… and they are on sale. Tim Holtz distress ink reinkers of every color. I will share a tutorial next…!
This morning I sharpened a pencil and filled out this Twelve things I am Grateful for in 2012 list…
My heart was bursting as I filled out those lines and I will spare you all the sappy prego hormone thoughts but I am quite thankful for the ordinary and the grand pieces of my life that fit together and make my heart burst.
and now my ADD mind wants to tell you how much I love a good pencil. I have a whole jar of them in my office. I made the fringe one so long ago… I should have put up the tutorial but never have.
Since my girls always steal my nice pens I made some fancy pencils from recycled tissue paper, that was wrapped around something I bought from Urban Outfitters. They fulfill my wishes of distracting my daughters from my nice pens!!! : )
I am thinking this Grateful printable would be really cute to size down to about a 4″x6″ and include it on the table for dinner or dessert. Don’t you think?
Today I need to make some Thanksgiving favors, cute decor and finish planning Lola’s birthday. My baby is 2… (pass me a tissue!)
Since I was little, and could fold a piece of paper and write everyone’s name on it, I have been in charge of the place cards for dinner. I will not take offense to why I wasn’t given a greater responsibility like the turkey… but what I will do is take this job very seriously. So that’s where I will be if you need me…
Here are my favor boxes/place cards from way back in ’0 10 and some more links to some fun kids’ crafts!
A few things that I spotted online and am loving lately:
♡ This October stamp and just this pic in general that seems to encompass so much of what I love about fall. pic by Tina//stamp by Kelly
♡ This clever idea of using wooden spools for place setting. Cute for a craft night with your girlfriends or any fall event.
♡ I’ve been wanting to make a floral crown for one of my girls so I was excited to see a tutorial on how to do it. via The house that lars built
♡ These crepe paper lights would be a fun addition for halloween decor. DIY Fringe string lights
“Here we goooooooooo!!!” Said like Peter Pan, of course. Which is quite fitting since we are off to Disneyland! That’s right people. The kind of vacation where you are more exhausted when you get home. But you don’t complain because… it’s Disneyland. I will be eating my share of churros, pushing a sexy double stroller, and taking pictures of my kids standing by adults dressed in giant mouse costumes. Collin is already planning out the Splash Mountain pose for the pic. He wanted to be reading a book, or pouring a bowl of cereal… I’m scared.
Last night, I couldn’t sleep because I had taken a non-drowsy allergy pill and earlier I drank a Diet Coke. This must have been a toxic combination. I was still going strong to the wee hours of the morning. But I’m glad because now I have this little book and what do I have to show for our last Disneyland trip? Nothun. I haven’t done anything with my pictures. This trip I am prepared with 4 cameras. This isn’t a joke. : ) I don’t want to lug my slr around everyday so I have some smaller options. Clearly, I am determined to document our time togetha. I grabbed some of my favorite supplies for a travel art kit.
Starting with Kraft Cardstock I used my Cameo and cut quite a few pages with one or two words on each.
Then I added some elements to about 5 of the pages. So they are ready to go. I am mostly going to add Instax to the album and possibly some Instagrams.
I spray painted the coils with gold metal paint and used my Bind-It-All to put it together.
The only adhesive I packed is my Glossy Accents since it is tiny. And it’s my favorite adhesive for the wood accents. Can you tell I am obsessed with SC’s veneer pieces??!! Just slightly.
Also packed the least deadly scissors I own. The memory marker is perfect because I will use it for journaling & to stamp with my Dear Lizzy roller date stamp.
I painted my cloth bag with neon pink using a stencil. And I put together two journals for the girls. Because we have a 12 hour drive ahead of us…!
The striped paper is one of my favorite papers from my Neapolitan line and the little bow is too.
Everything fits perfect into my bag. I might even squeeze my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher in there too.
Also, here is the Kid’s Art journal kit I put together last year for our Lake Powell trip. Which had a lot more down-time and worked out great!
Leaving in an hour… gotta go pack!
Click on the images to check out the supplies: