Wednesday, May 20, 2009

simple things

Today I was on Studio 5 via telephone for a few minutes to talk about monthly merriment. It's a peek into the simple things I love at the moment. After the show I realized I haven't shared April yet.

(Jellies from Old Navy, thread, a cute apron from Lucy at Scrap Etc, new plant symbolizes the new life springtime brings, Lenka cd (Avery is singing her songs now-so cute), this book that is FULL of inspirational quotes and questions with journaling spots. (Love all the books by Dan Zadra.) Scarlet Lime paper & Martha Stewart strawberries, Studio G letter stamps & Anthropologie bowl.

Reading Avery books from when I was a little girl and my first dogeared necklace--very cool/inspiring jewelry... I've been wanting one forever but it's much more fun when it's a gift. (thanks, you know who you are...xo)

Collin lived in Taiwan for a couple years while serving a mission and said people there absolutely love lotus flowers because of their symbolism... The quote that came with this lotus fower necklace inspired me after reading your many wishes & then even more when I found out yesterday that someone very close to me has been diagnosed with cancer...

"Lotus flowers grow from muddy swamps into beautiful symbols of creation & rebirth..." remember your own beauty and strength.

PS. Do you love this song as much as I do? Zee Avi is her name.

39 comments:

Aline said...

Cute Colors!!!!

XOXOXO
Aline

EmmaJ said...

Love the song! Love your new necklace! Thanks for sharing it all with us. Sorry about your friend... I know you'll take good care of them though.

Jodie Allen said...

Oh I wear my Dogeared necklace every day!!! I have the KICK ASS one and I LOVE what the card says so much that I framed it for my office! Whenever I doubt myself I read it. Awesome.

Devonne said...

I love all the music you put on your blog! So fresh!

jess from florida (willowgrove) said...

so funny that this song is on your blog - just this morning, my "almost 13 year old" pulled zee avi up on youtube to share with me...crazy! she's been the talk at school - apparently? love her sound - very similar to lenka.

Amber Zimmerman said...

I love the idea of capturing your fave things at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration. =)

debevans said...

Love your favorite things picture...I tried to take a picture once like this but it was so hard to do!! Your pics are always so perfect!
LOVE the music too!!
Will say a prayer for your friend!

donnarobison2 said...

I always read your blog early in the morning, it always starts my day off great. I always start smiling. Thanks Lizzy

alyssa said...

Thanks for supporting Zee! My bro is her drummer :) She's awesome and her songs are so sweet!

wowschow said...

You are so inspiring! We were 'watching' you talk on the phone at the doctors office I work at and we were all awed! Kind of stupid, but FYI I got the cutest jellies at the new smith's marketplace in Alpine (?) for like $6.

Melissa said...

Liz-
Sorry to hear about your friend. Love the inspirational book, what's the title of the one you have? If you got a tattoo to represent you're love of scrapbooking...what would you get? I want to get a new tattoo and can't really put my finger on what to get to represent scrapbooking!

debevans said...

I'm going to check out that book 5: Where will you be five years from today....sounds good :)

Cheryl B. said...

Which book do you have, they all look great, he has several. Need all the inspiration we can get these days. Love the idea of documenting your fav things, you may have started a trend. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Jamie said...

So funny that you have Zee on your playlist. I just pulled her up on YouTube last night and my first thought when I heard this song was that Lizzy K would love it! :)

Kami said...

I do love that song! Thanks Liz!

nichole said...

Hi Liz,

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope and pray it will all go well and even end well. Send my love on to them.

Hope all is good with you also!

I think I may have talked Justin into the high school reunion.... when did you say it was? and what did we need to do to get started?

carrie said...

Hey Liz!
Loved your entry today!!! I would love to know the titles of the Children's books shown today; I have been a long-time collector of children's books & love reading my old ones plus special finds to my son! Thanks so much! Hope you have a happy day! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the Lenka tip...just bought the cd and Iove it!! I know my kids will too.

Erin said...

I just love your blog...you always have the most inspiring ideas! I'm so sorry about your friend!

sasha said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your close someone. I just found out 5 minutes ago my grandma has cancer, so thank you for sharing that beautiful quote and thought! The rest of the post is great, too! Fabulous and colorful picture. Thank you for your everyday inspiration and fun, and I always LOVE your music playing! :)

leni said...

i'm loving that necklace! I think I need to go get one for myself!

Anonymous said...

You stole that idea from Real Simple, Martha Stewart, whatever. You're completely unoriginal.

Bonnie said...

First, I'm sorry to hear of the pain your feeling and for the loved one that is dealing with the pain.

Second, My 5 year daughter sings Lenka too. It's so darn cute, I just love it and Lenka too. She's my favorite these days.

jen renee said...

so sorry to hear the sad news. also, i adore everything and anything with a lotus on it (it's my daughter's name.) i love the symbolism.

Amy said...

Love the colors in the pic!

And I do love the song- pretty much anything brushfire puts out is bound to be good.

What book is it that you have by Dan Zadra? What one would you recommend most?

em ♥ muffin said...

anonymous comments are unoriginal.

carylhope said...

Love the song!... and LENKA! I have to confess that I go to your blog not just for scrapbooking but for the music and it's on all day! Love listening to your playlist while I work around the house... :-) You can tell coz my 34mth old & 5 yr old girls also sing along! {lol}

Thanks for sharing your monthly faves and I'll keep your friend in my prayers...

s a n s k u :) said...

Even flowers have to grow through dirt. (from Dr Laura's book that talks about how you can have a wonderful life even if you had a cruddy childhood)

mandi said...

This is so much fun! I love the idea of gathering things that make you happy now.

I'm normally not one to comment just to say what everyone else has already said, but today... I just found out yesterday that my SIL has cervical cancer and I guess it doesn't look good. I don't know what to do for them... she is so young. My heart breaks for their little family.

elizabeth said...

thanks for the comments:

Carrie, the book I wrote my name in is 'Young Years' by Augusta Baker. I love old books too :)

Anonymous, the actual monthly merriment is inspired by many different magazines but 'Real Living' especially... I talked about how it inspired me here http://elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com/2009/02/monthly-merriment.html

Amy, the book in the photo is called '5' and talks about where you want to be in 5 years. I also have a smaller, simple one I like with thoughtful quotes titled 'ever wonder'. let me know what you decide :)

have a great day

Ashlee said...

I've been REALLY into red lately :) I even bought some super cute peep toed red wedges from Charlotte Russe.. I cant wait to wear them with a sundress and some red shades :)

Karen Foster said...

Speaking of SIMPLE THINGS... has anyone read any good books lately?

wendyg said...

I love your blog!! I check it out everytime I'm on. Thanks for always making me smile!

Karen Foster, A great book I read recently is Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah-AWESOME book!!

Amy said...

thank you for the pretty inspiration today :) to make a long story short, my mom was diagnosed w/stage 4 colon cancer in march. she completely changed her diet and is doing some other things. she had her baseline ct scan before starting chemo and the tumors are shrinking!! all i can encourage you to do is pray, pray, pray :) isaiah 40-50 was encouraging to me, too :)

letter {A} studio said...

I love your cute life! Thanks for always keeping it simple & real. I love the new tune. I found her on you tube last week & LOVE her music. Have a fabulous day!!

Dawnie said...

Am loving the dogeared website - thanks for sharing!!!

kimi said...

i absolutely adore zee avi!! thanks so much for sharing. also, for the book that has the journal prompts, it just goes to all of his books...can you tell me which one it was? me and some friends do prompts and stuff for each other and would love to share with them.
have a wonderful day!!
xoxo kimi

Davinie said...

I'm reading Lisa See's "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" as part of a little book club at Studio Calico. Did you know that the lotus flower is symbolic of footbinding? Have you ever googled it before? I think that their feet look like high heeled shoes. I wonder if that's where the idea came from? Anyway....

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