• "funny",  "lifestyle",  "Liz",  "stories"

    I Did The Splits…Literally

    I just wanted to tell everyone that I did the splits first thing in the morning. Yep.  At 31 years of age, I did the splits.   Feeling a bit nostalgic that morning, I slid my battered duck slippers onto my very cold feet. From there, I cruised through the house, completing my usual routine; brush teeth, pull back hair, begrudgingly walk down the stairs, rubbing my eyes, wishing I was asleep in my warm bed. Making it downstairs safely, I opened the baby gate, and took one step onto the lament hardwood floor. This very ordinary motion prompted my slipper to react with my floor as if it were…

  • "family",  "kids",  "life",  "North Carolina"

    Yep. You Can Tell We Are From Texas.

    There he is, my oldest, standing outside in the snow in his shorts, flip flops, short sleeved shirt, with sock covered hands.  It is a classic image of a southerner who enjoys year round warm weather standing outside to enjoy a fluke snow storm that would grace the south for a day.   Nathan really doesn’t have an excuse for this though.  We have lived in two wintery states and enjoyed nearly four years of annual snowfall and white Christmas’.  So his choice in wardrobe is a result of pure laziness.  I snapped a couple of pictures of his lunacy before I stepped in and made him dress more appropriately.  Job…

  • "Art Journaling",  "hobbies"

    Art Journal | Update 2

    My art journal is slowly evolving into a reflection of my life. Very s-l-o-w-l-y.  If you flipped through it today, you would find it teeming with unfinished sketches, partially painted pages, and splotchy areas that were my attempt to fix an uh-oh. Throughout this experience so far, I would have to say that having an art journal is fun. On the flip side, it is very time consuming (or I make it time consuming) and this will probably be my last art journal for a very long time once I’m finished. (Haha)  For me, using words to express what is on my mind, coupled with a few snap shots is…

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    Staring At A Blank Wall

    Staring at the blank wall in my dining room has been driving me mad for the last two months.  My husband and I have been going back and forth on design options between here and the living room. Sigh.   Since when did the husbands have a say-so on interior decorating?  We need a garage; That way he won’t impede my vision.  Just kidding.  Sort-of. Back to the wall.  It is large, plain, and empty.  I can’t have that…so while the kids napped, I decided to paint it with magnatic and chalkboard paint.  And yes, I finished painting the entire wall in just two hours.  What can I say?  My husband…

  • "photography",  "self portrait"

    Self Portrait Challenge

    Linking up with The Paper Mama for her Self Photo Challenge! I decided to take the self portrait challenge hosted by, The Paper Mama.  She is offering an Instax Mini 8 for the chosen winner!  (I’m using an Instagram photo for this entry.) Currently: Obsessing over… Household decor.  We moved into a new (to us) house three months ago and I’ve been in total decorating mode. Working on… This past week I’ve been working on updating this here blog and looking for good blogs to advertise with. Thinking about… Sleep. I miss it. Anticipating… My dad is visiting from Texas next week! Woot, woot! Listening to… Learning To Be The Light by…