Kindergarten people. Kindergarten. I would have been balling like a freaking baby but her excitement was bursting enough for the both of us.
And it’s only half day so it’s enough time to gather myself and start a load of laundry maybe even break into my chocolate stash if I’m lucky.
Working on both of my girls school mini books. I used the Handbooks and Studio Calico inserts. Avery’s Kindergarten and 1st grade is done and I need to add 2nd grade now. Today I get to start Q’s school book. Seeing how my each of my girls approached going to school confirms how different they are. Today Quincey was nothing but excited! I remember Ave more hesitant and nervous. I still have a school book for each grade that my mom put together for each grade keeping race ribbons, school paper and other things together. I would take a picture of it but it’s in the same room Lola is sleeping. If she wakes before her nap is done it’d be like waking The Hulk and I will run and hide. I’ll post more pics of the album asap! xo, Lizzy
Somedays I am lucky to get ready for the day, but about the time Collin should be coming home I’ll throw my hair up in a top knot, apply some mascara and some lipstick… less zombie mommy. I recently found some new favorites and would love to share! From everyday shades to some date night pizazz.
Girl About Town: A new favorite-bright and sassy
Chatterbox: Classic pink
So Chaud: Bold Orangish red
Vegas Volt: Pinkish orange red
Impassioned: More pink and bright than Girl About Town
Schiap: Such a fun pink
Overtime: Great everyday color
Myth: A nude color. love with a gloss layer
Please Me: Another great light everyday color
Red Lizard: Bold classic red (wearing in the pic below)
Viva Glam Nicki: Daring, matte pink
Tried out some shades on those kissable cheeks!
(Above photos of Myles and me by Quincey other photos by me: )
Then it was all too much fun and he fell fast asleep.
Mah gurl, Kelly Purkey, puts together some killer kits at Simon Says Stamp including her exclusive products! She sent me the August/September kit and it was perfect mix of products to coordinate with my anniversary date with Collin to Sundance. I love the letterpress cards, colors and the mix of stickers and embellishments. One of my favorite products she designs are her stamp sets and this one didn’t disappoint. I stamped with it on the top middle card from this Project Life pocket page.
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Literally took days to see the top of my desk because it was completely covered in mess. Good thing scrapbooking stuff is a such a pretty mess.
I have been gathering inspiration for the next Dear Lizzy line and I am so excited about new ideas and product ideas.
One of my favorite booksShe…
My babe is pretty stinking cute! He is rolling around like crazy too. Which is surprising since I never put him down because the girls swarm and it’s an attack of kisses! Sweestest baby!! muah muah!
Our date night detour… Such a purdy summer night! Happy Monday!
This girl and her imagination!
I can’t wait to see how she flourishes and blossoms in 1st grade… I mean 2nd!! She keeps having to correct me because there’s no way it’s 2nd grade already. Say whaaaaaaat?!!!!
Last Fall my very first parent teach conference had me so nervous I was prepared for any excuses for Avery not being able to focus or any misbehavior. Why was I anxious? To my relief her teacher was incredible! Of course she told me what Avery could work on but it was specific subjects and reading tips. Then I asked her about Avery’s focus. Instead she said something along that lines that she can tell when Avery isn’t listening because she will ask me something completely off topic… but she’s doing better. Just celebrate her for who she is. Her mind is constantly moving with different ideas, I can tell she will do great things in life with her creative mind! I was so relieved to see that Avery would spend her days with someone who appreciates her imagination and treats her like I would!
Sometimes I want to homeschool. Mothers who homeschool are gifted souls. I don’t know if I have the patience. Unless part of the curriculum is 2:15pm freak out sesh with mom.
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Here is a page I made using mostly my Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection! Also, a couple things from my upcoming collection.
I do love Studio Calico cork embellishments and of course Maggie’s tiny bows!
Thank you for your prayers and support for my neice, Zuzu! She is in her surgery right now and we got word that it is going good. Thank you so much!
School starting is always bittersweet. Early mornings, driving and not seeing Avery all day makes my stomach hurt. But having a few hours with only two sprouts sounds really nice about now too! Might even have a dance party all by myself that morning. Lola will probably join me, that girl can shake it! But then that will make me miss them…!
Bandaids and bike rides and soccer games and sunday walks are still all the rave.
Yesterday Lola took a horrible spill at Daddy’s baseball game. Her forehead looks like she got in a fight with the pitcher of the opposing team. Seriously I would love my girls to have an ounce of fear. But she has always wanted to be like her big sisters. That’s why I didn’t even have to potty train her… she just did it herself. And she is also THE most cheerful little girl… if you know Lola then you know she’s so happy. She says thank you and please for everything! Even when I am doing the mom things I’m supposed to do like hand her breakfast. I was putting her clothes in her drawer and she came running… “Thank you momma!!!” I took my time and put each shirt in the drawer so she’d give me a hug for each one. : )
Soccer practice cheering on the girls. They are lucky I am there to show them how to slide tackle!
Celebrated 11 years at the Sundance Summer Theatre with mah boys!
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Signature series seen above and some of my new Dear Lizzy products… I love my glitter heart toothpicks as bookmarks. Also the wood veneer pieces, glitter clothespins, and papers!
Ashley & Chris found out yesterday that Zuzu will need her second open heart surgery in Boston this Tuesday. My family and I put together a fundraiser because there are some travel expenses that insurance is unable to cover. Thanks for helping get their family to Boston and repair Zuzu’s heart!
My sister in law, Allison, made the rad logo of the Boston skyline with the words Shine On.
Shine On is inspired by the Primary Children’s Hospital and because Zuzu is a fighter and continues to shine with her bright cheerful spirit through it all.
Some of our family and extended family have donated to her fundraiser. They are some cute things to choose from! Including a gold heart necklace to remind you of Zuzu.
C H E C K I T O U T…
Three of my four kiddos were born in the spring/early summer… it’s definitely my favorite time of the year to have babies. Less people are sick. More sunshine.
The only bad thing is that it’s right before the dreaded swimsuit season. I am not too hard on myself and I hope none of you are either! But is it too much to ask to feel confident, or at least comfortable, in a swimsuit? No way momma!
Albion Fit sells darling swimsuits! I am not sure if it was their plan, or just the style, but I love how the suits strategically hide not-so-perfect areas with belts, ruffles, ruching and peplum skirts. They have one piece and two pieces to choose from. I am wearing the navy polka dot retro inspired style. It has gathering on the sides and a tie strap around the neck. It’s so comfortable and soft. I like it a lot.
Here are a few of my other favorite suits below… The top right with the peplum waist is so ca-ute!
Albion Fit recently opened a store in the City Creek shopping center in Salt Lake, if you are in the area check it out.
They are also generously offering Dear Lizzy readers a discount. Enter Dearlizzy20: Good for $20 off any albionfit.com purchase of $50 or more. It expires 8/4/13.
They also have awesome Fitness apparel! xo, Lizzy
What can I say? I love birthdays! A great day to celebrate the life of someone in your life. Like Collin. He is everything to me and so I needed the perfect, meaningful sentiment for his Happy Day!
Hanging up chariacatures of Avery and Quincey this morning. Collin’s work threw an over-the-top bring your kid to work day with all sorts of fun activities. One station was getting a cartoon drawing by incredible artists. The line for them was forever long and then they stopped the line while I was in it because they wouldn’t have time to finish everyones. Well, later while two of the artists were packing up their drawing boards and easels, I look over to see cute Quincey Rose sitting in one of the artist’s chair. Somehow she snuck in there and clearly used her charm to have a turn. Who could say no to that face?
Then Avery too… I’m so glad they did! Hanging them up as we speak. Happy Saturday!