Tuesday, April 14, 2009

K & randomness

It's one of those cozy, rainy days... I love these kind of days. Avery's got the right idea, it's perfect for reading. This Thursday I'll have time on a flight to Arizona where I'll teach at the Creating Keepsakes convention to start a good book from your suggestions. :) It will keep my mind off missing my girlies. (We won't talk about that right now.)

A couple weeks ago I decided that I was tired of walking into our family/tv room and seeing the back of this sectional. So I moved everything by myself... yeah not the smartest idea. Then after I moved the tv I was sick of the blank wall-- I got some ideas from a fabulous blog SanFran Girl by Bay & started hanging up random things. The good thing is that I used this awesome hanging sticky stuff from my sister (I think it's by 3M) that doesn't take the paint off for all the K's that way I don't feel bad when I have to move them. It's great for people who frequently change their mind, like me.
-I would love to cut out their silhouettes every year to see how they change. Quincey has the cutest baby profile that I've ever seen. Need a bigger frame for Avery's silhouette but like I said I just grabbed stuff that was in storage etc.
-Collected Ks from random places covered a couple with Vintage Yummy paper.
-Pictures of Collin with Avery and Quincey & me dancing with my daddy.
-Painted chalkboard paint on the glass of one of the frames to write messages, hang polaroids & a cute calendar.
I dug deep for this post after getting a few comments and emails asking me about the console in the background of some photos. I found it at D.I., painted it with 'Lagoon' by Sherwin Williams then distressed it and added some hardware. Love restoring old things.

Look at little Avery. :)

44 comments:

Donna said...

Hi there! I love your blog but have never commented before :-)
I just wanted to know if you could let me know how you do the silhouettes of your girls as I would love to do that for my two.
Thanks,
Donna, your new blog reader in England

Chris & Paige Evans said...

Elizabeth - that collage of photos and "K"s on your wall is tooooo cool! I am so going to make something similar using "E"s. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jason and Danielle said...

Liz, I love what you did with that wall. So Fun!! Avery makes that couch look super comfy. Hope to see you in Mesa this weekend. I'll probably stop by on Saturday to look around and buy some goodies. Would be nice to see you again!
-Danielle

Mercedes said...

You have a beautiful blog--i am so glad I came across it. You are a very talented woman. Your scrapbook pages are gorgeous.

I love the one with Pres. Uchtdorf's talk on it. That is such an amazing idea. And I too, have loved that talk!

jeremyk123 said...

looove the picture and K cluster.

ARob said...

Liz-

What class are you teaching on Sat? I want to take it! We are going to sign up for whichever classes are left. Could you email or blog comment me with the answer??

amandajbynum@gmail.com

Amber Zimmerman said...

Oh how I love love what you did with the pictures!! TOtally inspires me. Now to find some "Z's" =)

Renae said...

I stumbled across your site recently, it's awesome. You have such inspiring ideas and awesome photos! I love the chalkboard/frame idea! ...Cute kids too!

Sara Ancich said...

I have a collection of "s" letters above my scrap space that I love. Anthropologie always has great monogrammed stuff in their housewares. Also, is it too late to contribute to your book list? I posted a great one yesterday...I think you would fall in love with this read...move over Edward Cullen. There is a new Edward in town, in the form of a bunny. Pop buy and check it out. have a great trip.

Kelsey said...

I love that wall. I'm gonna have to do something similar since my initials are K.K.! :) Thanks for the great ideas.

Brandie said...

I sooo LOVE this idea! Looks like I need to go dig through my stuff to find some random goodies to hang up too;) There's always so much good stuff here. Thanks for that:)

tahnie said...

such a cute wall design idea!

you have to read 'the history of love' by nicole krauss. it is pretty much the most amazing book ever.

<3

Christy Bridwell said...

Sooooo excited for a girl's weekend at Mesa CKC! But I tear up too thinking about missing my kiddos for two days. :) Bittersweet fun. Have a safe flight.

Jodilyn said...

I am also curious to know which class you are teaching. I will be there again this year and I think it would be neat to be in your class.

Ashley said...

I love your art arranged with your Ks. Love the console and the color you chose. Thanks for your endless stream of inspiration!

Brooke said...

I LOVE your wall display and the those pillows! :)

Kami said...

Hi Liz! Wow...I love all the K's and the randomness. So fun!

The McIntosh Family said...

Hello! I would also love to know how you do the sillouettes of your girls (especially tips on how to keep babies on the move still enough to do a sillouette!). What a great idea, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for your wonderful blog!

Kristin said...

I love this! Thanks for the adhesive recommendation as well, I tend to move things around a lot too!

Hannah said...

love the wall!!!

i've been trying to collect "H"'s but seems like it must be a popular letter....I'm working on it though, and I love what you've done with them!

C Trimble said...

I would recommend "Goose Girl" by Shannon Hale (she is an LDS author), we read it for book club and loved it. It is also a trilogy. Good luck in Arizona!

donnarobison2 said...

Love the "K" wall. What a great idea!

Kristi K said...

Hi Liz! Thx for the inspirations as always. I love the console. A few months ago I bought a K for our mantel at Anthropologie and it appears they still have zinc letters on their website for those that are looking. Have a great week!

Britmellen said...

Super cute, Liz! Will you help me decorate my blank walls? ;)

Jenn Becker said...

LOVE THIS! I've been wanting to do something similar with E's in my daughter elliana's room, but couldn't quite think how to make it seem more complete. You've officially got my creative wheels turning now. Thanks! =)

remember moments said...

I love the "K" collage, especially since my name starts with "K".

As for a book recommendation, try "Seeing Me Naked" by Liza Palmer.

Bonnie said...

I absoultley LOVE the collage on the wall. I'm going to attempt this on one of our blank walls!

Have a fun trip!

Sugar & Spice said...

Hi!!! What is the sticky stuff that won't take off paint?????

Carol said...

Love, the wall..love your inspirations...love your talent...love your blog!

~wenhether~ said...

Love what you did with your wall. I also use that sticky stuff
by 3M....LOVE IT!!!

If you haven't read the Twilight series I suggest it. It is considered a "young adult" series but it is a lovely story.

briTT and joNNy said...

so excited to see you this weekend!
Get ready for the 90 degree weather ;)

stephanie howell said...

I'm in the process of making something like that for our house. Shocking that I'd like something you like. Hee!

Michelle Vandepol said...

i love the k's. will start looking for v's (might sidetrack my current tons of birds obsession ;)

sophiarhiannon said...

i was trying to find the post where you indicated where you got your CUTE necklace from but can't seem to find it. it's the one you're wearing in your blog pic. i would love it if you could post again where you bought it. thank you! ;)

Amber said...

Love your new wall hanging Liz! So fab! OK I know you enjoyed the Twilight books (me too!) so I've got a suggestion of an author I think you would like. Charlaine Harris. I've read many many many of her books and can't get enough. Her Sookie Stackhouse series is great. Fast reads.
Hugs
Amber

Melissa said...

I love the wall collage and would really love to know how you did your girls' silhouettes!?! and the color of that console is my favorite! :) Thanks for being so creatively inspiring!!

EmmaJ said...

love you K grouping! Such a fun and easy idea to add a professional design touch. Thanks for sharing your idea.

pakosta said...

I have been meaning to do silhouettes for years! must do this SOON>! tell us how! in simple terms LOL!
and i LOVE the group of "K's" looks awesome!!!!!!
i Just read the book "MUDBOUND" and it was super good! do a search on it. i cant' remember who it was by, but it was very good! a little sad, but good>! tara

Kristen said...

Love the K wall! I'll either do a K wall for my studio or a B wall for our living room--yeah for a new project!
Here are some book ideas from my recent reads: "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom, "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Piccoult, or anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Happy reading.

Kristen said...

Love the K wall! I'll either do a K wall for my studio or a B wall for our living room--yeah for a new project!
Here are some book ideas from my recent reads: "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom, "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Piccoult, or anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Happy reading.

Corinna said...

Hi Liz, love the wall. Please tell me what the 3M sticky stuff is called. The walls in my old old house are plaster and you can't just hammer a nail into them to hang something; you have to use a power drill and it's a huge pain in the keester so I would love to have something that I could use that wouldn't peel off the paint! My email is kcsummerrose@avenuebroadband.com if you care to share the info!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

deb said...

I love how you added different things not just the letters (but OF COURSE I love the letters). If you're looking for more... come visit. :) I love your blog and adorable children.

Dainon Haggard said...

Wow, I can't believe how much Avery has grown up! Time sure flies. You do a great job with the blog!! Keep it up.

Kristin said...

What is the sticky stuff you used to hang the "K's" and where can I find get some? I love your ideas.