Thursday, October 8, 2009

i don't like the yellow ones

On my dresser... 
Yes, I have candy on my dresser. Why? Because Avery can find anything sweet in the kitchen. It's one of her brilliant talents. Don't ask me how she found, & managed to get to, the Marshmallow Mateys (Collin's favorite) in the cupboard above the fridge. Now my sweet tooth stash is hidden in my closet because Avery's sugar sense hasn't caught on there... yet. 
The pink bowl came all the way from Japan... thanks Margie!
PS Please email me (elizabeth.kartchner (at) gmail.com) if you signed up for my class and have not received an email from me. :)
PPS Did you watch Nie Nie on Oprah...? just astounding. 

33 comments:

Sara Ancich said...

Still in awe of Nie Nie today...Her eyes are magical.

Tiffany said...

I likey! Madi likes to snag my candy.....She seems to always know when I am eating something sugary. Kid got my sweet tooth. ;)

mrs.adrienneK said...

i did not know she was on oprah?!?!how did i miss this?!?! was it yesterday?
this is a very pretty picture by the way! i must try hiding sweets in my closet too!good idea!

Emily said...

How cute is that owl ring! Love this...

Jamie said...

Cute picture!
I did watch NieNie. She's so amazing. Definitely a hero of mine. Truly an inspiration.

Monica said...

It was so awesome to see Nie Nie on Oprah yesterday. I've been following her blog for over a year now (thanks to you, Liz!) and am so encouraged by her strength and perseverance. What a beautiful person!

Scrappy Girl said...

I loved NieNie on Oprah...you are a blessed gal to know her in real life! I am glad they showed her being an inspiration to another mommy...she has a gift. btw...is that an owl ring? HOW CUTE!

Amy said...

oh those vintage pins are just way too cute! i did watch oprah and was thrilled to see nie nie and chritian, to hear them talk...it was so cool after following her blog for so long. they did a great job!

Jules D said...

Missed Nie Nie. I'll have to check Oprah's website. Hey, where'd ya get that adorable owl ring?

Alicia Sharp said...

Liz where did you get that owl ring????? I so have to have that! Wanna sell it? LOL!! ;)

ginika said...

MY THOUGHTS ON NIE NIE-
Yesterday my husband was home from work early, (he is a professor at the local university) something rear on a Wednesday. I told him we would be watching Oprah today… because Lizzy’s friend is going to be on the show. From reading your blog, it was very obvious that she is a Special person. Then my husband said, “Lizzy who?”. So, I explained to him that you where the person that came to Puerto Rico in June to teach us all those great techniques. “Oh” he said and watched the show with me.

We were both very impacted by Stephanie’s story and are still talking about it today. She was very inspiring and it is very clear that she is an extraordinary person. It was obvious that her strength has a lot to do with the people that surround her; her loving husband, children and that wonderful family. What strength and courage they all have. This really makes you realize how lucky you are to have your family around you, not to take things for granted, not to wait for tomorrow and to value the things you do have.

“Did you realize a strength you didn’t know you had?” was one of the questions Oprah asked her and I think everyone should ask themselves. I sure have been asking myself this all day. Obviously, I could not ever compare myself to Stephanie’s story, but I have had to battled in diversity and that is when I have realized strength I did not know I had. And I did not do this alone; I did it with support, positive thinking and faith. There is a Spanish saying my father has always tells me: “Lo ultimo que se pierde es la esperanza”, translation “The last thing you give up is hope”.

Thank You Elizabeth for introducing me to Stephanie’s story and Thank You Stephanie for inspiring me! My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family all the way from Puerto Rico.


PS- I did receive one email with class materials, is this correct?

Carol said...

I check on Nie Nie's blog every few days (as I do yours!) and was delighted to see that she was going to be on Oprah. I set up the VCR (yes, I am probably one of the few people in the world who has one of those! LOL!) and watched it last night after my husband got home. She is a truly amazing person and it was wonderful to hear her voice and she see beautiful eyes sparkling. What a gift she is to her family and everyone else she comes in contact with. God Bless her and her family.

Nicole Renee said...

Pretty picture!

Emily said...

Those Brooches...Is that a necklace? So cute! I love your blog BTW, I don't remember how I found it but I love checking in from time to time.

Honeybee said...

Where did you get that cute owl ring from? I {heart} owls!!

Haberdawoman said...

I am having to battle my own demons right now and when I saw her interview she gave me hope and strength.
She is an incredible woman and I am so impressed with the love she and her husband have for each other. It was a great interview and for those who have not seen it, they should check it out online because there is something to be learned by all of us.

debevans said...

I have a thing for Owls! Where'd you get the owl ring? :)

angie said...

Owl ring - where. did. you. get. it? SOOO cute!

Lauren Ashly said...

Is that a necklace?! I love it! Where do you find such a unique treasure?

Claudia said...

JUst loooove your flower pins. Any comment on the problem with the pre-order for the book?

wendyg said...

I LOVE the owl ring!!! I NEED me one of those:) Please share where you found that!!!

Sasha said...

I did watch NiNi on Oprah! I thought it was wonderful and so inspiring. I'm so glad you introduced me to her blog!

cropgirl said...

Nie Nie is an absolute inspiration... She was unbelievable on there. Wow.

susan said...

yes i watched "O" and i think she is even more beautiful now!!! can't wait for the new book !!!

b.ary said...

I will have to try & find the Oprah episode online and watch it...by the way...please, oh please, could you tell me where to find that owl ring...have this thing for owls (it's my husbands "nickname" at the fire station where he works... funny story) anyway, it would make me sooo happy to own one of those rings! :)

Kirsten said...

Nie Nie = Inspiration

lisa westphal said...

I too, watched the Oprah show on Wednesday. Wow! So inspiring. She looks beautiful. So brave, sweet, loving, humble, thoughtful, caring, etc. . .all wrapped up in one little NieNie package! XOXOX
-The second part of the show got to me too. I will say my heart nearly cracked in half when the mother from CA (that wants to kill at the sight of Play-Do. . .and spent the day with Stephanie so she could see all the things she had been taking for granted) spoke of what she got out of the experience. She was expressing that she, 'can pick up her children and hold them after a bath'. . . At that moment the camera flashed over to Stephanie. In that split second, I saw how much it truly hurt for her not to be able to do that. My heart broke, and gushed out all over the place. The only comfort was that I also observed her happiness that she was able to enlighten, and help change the other Mom's perspective on staying at home and loving her kids.

Just Us said...

We should share a box...green and yellow are my favs :0)

Andrew+Aly said...

I've been following your blog for about a year now and although I'm not a scrap booker your vivid colors and photography have made me addicted to your blog :) I've been wanting to pursue photography as a little hobby and I find your photography inspiring. Since my camera recently died I want to invest in a great camera- what camera do you use and I'm assuming you use photo shop- is it a very pricy version?

travelingmama said...

What a beautiful collection! You have such amazing taste! I wonder what the rest of your closet looks like... I have been known to hide candy in obscure places, but my reasons are much less noble!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Rebekah Williams said...

Love all the little trinkets and jewelry and pretties in this photo. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

It seems that the last candy in the bowl at my house is ALWAYS the orange starbursts. Funny how even as adults we pick out our favorites first. Love your blog. I'm coming to Spark! So excited for it.

Lorraine said...

i dont like green or yellow skittles either! ha