Watering The Flowers

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There are definitely signs of spring happening outside. Yesterday on a walk with Lola and Quincey we each picked a couple handfuls of tiny flowers. Quincey wanted to make something with them but we watered the flowers and washed their toesies instead.
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This shelf is from Target and most of the stuff inside I found from there too. The glass bottle and jar from Ikea. Still need to add something to the frame.

Surprisingly it’s been a couple months and this plant is still alive.
We actually bought plantation shutters for this window but I love the light that comes through and didn’t want to lose my window sill. This window is above everything around so no one can see in anyway plus we ordered white… do you think that would work with the black? Still trying to decide.
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If you are looking into a claw foot tub after some online research I found Vintage Tub & Bath.
They have an incredible selection of tubs and faucets for the best price! Free shipping too.
Also if your husband is a handy man and wants to install it on his own Vintage Tub & Bath have some helpful Youtube videos for the process. We had a plumber come in and put together the faucet because we had to do some changes to our pipes anyway.
Remodeling our bathroom was quite the process and I regretted it the entire time until it was done. Now it’s one of my favorite places in our home. Still needs some decorating and finishing touches but we are enjoying the bright, freshness of it.
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One of the best things I did for our bath-time ritual was to designate a different color, monogrammed towel for each child. That way I know who left their towel on the ground and can hound the right kid. ; ) I noticed I am washing towels less and they are actually better at hanging them on their hook behind the bathroom door too. Found these at Pottery Barn Kids.

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Rainy Day

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March needed some sparkle so some fresh nails did the trick. Lola and I ran around outside in the rain while Myles took a nap and dad worked on the computer. We made it a whole block on our walk. Just far enough to find some puddles and dance.

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Make sure you taste the air when you’re on an adventure!

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These frogs have been smiling up at me since Avery was a little puddle jumper.

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The next collection of Dear Lizzy products are shipping the first week of April. So excited!! Place your orders and make sure your favorite kit companies and stores are going to snag you something cute and colorful.

Getting Close

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Launching the new Fine and Dandy collection is getting super close. A couple of the must-have products to add to your list (and tell your fave stores to snag for you) include the Bow Dieset. I used all papers from the collection in the above pic. The patterns include confetti, flamingos, floral and polka dots.
Another must-have is this 52 list journal! Each week you will answer a thought provoking question and then you can spend the week thinking about it or jot down whatever comes to mind. There’s a page with each question that will have room to add a photo, doodle or keep it simple. I have some fun things in store for this little book. So stay tuned. We finished the design last summer and I’m excited that it’s about time to get one to all of you!

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Life at home is at its usual fast-pace where I struggle to keep up! Last weekend it was dance competition for Quincey and her team took 1st place with both of her routines. One they were dressed up like the darling sailors and the other pirates. Cutest ever! She practiced so hard and some days would go straight from school to dance. Proud momma moment.
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Pretending these animal gloves are puppets is why he keeps them on. We’ve had such a mild winter I was wondering if I should put all the snow gear back in storage. But now it’s been snowing all day so I think I jinxed it. dear lizzy blog

 

Paper Airplane Mobile

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Today we have this awesome guest post from Ann-Marie


I love an elaborate project just as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics. For this DIY, I’m putting a modern twist on a grade school classic: paper airplanes!
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To begin, I gathered a handful of patterned papers, baker’s twine, adhesive, and a sturdy branch.
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Next, I trimmed the papers down to differing sizes and folded them into paper airplanes (this is a great tutorial: http://www.10paperairplanes.com/how-to-make-paper-airplanes/03-the-arrow.html).
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From there, I chose my three favorite airplanes and punched a hole in each using a toothpick.
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After all the holes were punched, I threaded a strand of baker’s twine through each airplane and knotted it to the branch.
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Once all the airplanes were secured, I grabbed another string and tied it to each end of the branch so I could hang the mobile on a wall. This mobile is perfect for adding a playful touch to any room!

PHOTOS + DESIGN: ANN MARIE 

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Candy Colored Camera

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Last week I gave away an Instax on my Instagram feed along with some Dear Lizzy products. (If you want to connect on Insta my username is @dearlizzy.) This little cutie posed for some pics. Did I mention at the top of her wish list for Christmas was Chuck Taylors? Actually she said black shoes with laces and stars on the side. haha Wha?! No Barbies or Calico Critters? Next stop: college.

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DIY/ Gold Foil Print

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The new Minc by Heidi Swapp was one of my favorite new tools at CHA last month. It’s a foil applicator. Add foil effects to any of your projects. Seriously the “oohs and ahhs” never ended. And it’s true, when you pull the foil paper back after running through the machine you can’t help but be amazed and think you are some magician crafter.
The Minc will be available very soon! I wanted to share my first of many crafts I’ll make with it.
I saw a lip art print on Forever 21 and thought that would be fun to DIY and then I realized, I wonder if the kisses would work with gold foil? I gave it a go and I loved the result so I wanted to share.

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A darling keepsake idea I saw on Pinterest for a Bridal shower is to have all the bridemaids smack their pucker on the paper then print it for everyone. I want to make a smaller version of this with my sisters for my bathroom.

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1 Scan in your lip prints or a handwritten quote. Arrange in photoshop.
2 Print using a laser printer. I emailed mine to a local print shop and it was ready within the hour.
3 Choose what color reactive foil you want to use.
-Layer on top of the laser printed image and send through the Minc in the protective plastic.
-Done! So easy and the Minc will be available soon!

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Try making your own or DOWNLOAD this pink lip print here. XOXO, Lizzy

Button Up

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Don’t forget to button
all
the
way
up
so the snowflakes don’t sneak in and tickle you.
(From a poem book she loves: A Meal of the Stars)

While my sister living on the East coast has been buried in snow for months like an eskimo… we’ve had such a mild winter! My tulips are so confused and have already sprouted from the ground.
Looking back, I’m glad that I got off my lazy bum on a sunday afternoon to follow my Q-bear outside on her scooter while she caught snowflakes on her cheeks. Because mother nature hasn’t presented this opportunity very often since then.
There’s just something quite magical about fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky.

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Trying to catch a snowflake on your tongue takes real talent… and a big mouth.
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Happy Sugar High Day!

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So much sweetness going on here today… and not just the sugar coated teeth smiling in these pics. Love my girlies! Hope you’ve had a Happy Valentine’s Day! Collin and I celebrated pretty low key last night at our favorite thai restaurant and then followed up with some Rita’s custard. Today’s been even more chill. I even snuck in a quick nap when no one was looking.

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DIY: Lip Print Sweatshirt

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You know when you think a DIY sounds fun and it takes forever and your husband asks, “How many man hours have you put into that?” Well, that was this. But I only worked on it in small periods of time late at night when I should’ve been sleeping so I can see why he thought that it took longer than it did. Spotted some different skirts and even swimming suits with lips on them lately so I wanted to make something similar. Especially since I love V-day and any excuse to not be folding laundry.

how to
-Diecut lips with your Silhouette or Cricut using wax paper.
-Iron on wax paper to the sweatshirt
-Paint the lips using red paint. I used this red paint and it worked really well.
-Peel off wax paper
If you don’t want to iron on the wax paper you could also diecut some stencils from cardstock and hold it on the sweatshirt and continue to press firmly while you paint. Then carefully lift off the sweatshirt. I did some of the lips like that too when I was getting impatient.

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Fun to wear when lounging around the house or I also wore it with a floral skirt.
Don’t ask me why we took so many pics of this…

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Paired it with this cute pencil skirt too and I think I might wear this to Quincey’s Valentine’s class party that I am volunteering at this week. They’re mostly six year olds and still appreciate arts and crafts on clothing. ; ) Like the puffy paint days.

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All I want for V-day is a nap… lol

 

Insta-Winter Mini Album

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Love this simple and beautiful mini album to include your Instagram photos and some minimal embellishments.
Magna Mizera used a We R Memory Keepers mini album that holds 4″x4″ photos and then the smaller page protectors have 2″x2″ inserts. She used Dear Lizzy thickers for the title and then Dear Lizzy stickers through out including the Oh, yeah and Shine.
Magnan is from Cracow, Poland this album is about her everyday life during November and December. She love capturing the simple stuff, everything that makes my life more colorful and meaningful. 

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