Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the white stuff

Ah, man. Now I have that New Kids On The Block song in my head... "The right stuff."
Going about our day and I realized that white was inspiring and making me happy. Folding a pile of white onesies (Thanks Kit!) Cleaning white bowls after breakfast, purchased this cute white belt, putting together white storage organizers from Ikea. Then I look out the window and it's snowing!! Snowflakes floating so peacefully down from the sky that you couldn't complain about it covering up the red & yellow leaves but instead catch a few on your eyelashes.



I've had this certain item of business on my to-do list for sooooooo long. Now I can finally check it off---Buy white blank books for the girls.
A bit tired of piles of paper of their drawings and scribbles laying around that I wanted to keep but ended up throwing them away. Now I have them all in one tidy place. Dated and signed so we can see the progression. Purchased them at Draw Your World.
Yesterday I had a doctor's appt: Counting down from 2 weeks! She's growing and growing.
I'm uncomfortable but happy. Preparing but not ready. Not sleeping and not sleeping.
Thanks for your comments on my felt book yesterday!


PLUS: check out the Crafty Steal of the day including Dear Lizzy paper!!

34 comments:

Collin said...

The cuteness is oozing of this post and into my face. lovely hun.

blurooferika said...

Thanks for the referral to Draw Your World. Lizzy. I'm drowning in all of the individual pieces of paper collected when my two want to "do some art." The prices look great.

Tabitha said...

Really enjoying your blog, your creativity and your GREAT ideas! Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us!

Amy said...

Liz,
Thank you for always inspiring me; who knew that "white" would do it!! That is the right stuff! :)
That white book is going to be under the tree for my kiddos this year!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I love the pictures you posted today - especially the snow ones - so pretty! I wish it snowed here in Phoenix! :)

Kay said...

Seriously LOVE the BOOKS! You always find the greatest stuff! Now all I need is a Lizzy Fashion update, and I am good for the season! You need to come up with a "favorites" list like Oprah!

Claudia said...

OMG how amazing are these snow pictures. What camera and function did you use. Any other special features or tricks how to take such mind-blowing pictures? How do you get your girls to stay still long enough?

Cherie said...

1. Avery is adorable
2. Jealous it's snowing
3. Great idea with the books, I'll probably do that in my classroom
4. 2 weeks...AHHHHHH!!!! So exciting!

Amy said...

Good luck! Everything will be all white *GROAN* Great photos.

Mireia Sala said...

Great idea for children drawing !!
Good luck with your baby. I've three too. It's hard but it's the best thing I've done ever !
Best regards from Barcelona

Stacy W. said...

Great idea with the books! My boys are always drawing and taping the pictures to any open surface they can find. Will be ordering lots of these! I'm thinking they'd make great Christmas presents too. May even try them out in my classroom. Good luck with baby number three, must be so exciting :)

carrie said...

LOVE the precious pics of Avery and the snowflakes...love the post...love the referral for the white books...I will sooo be purchasing some of those!...very excited for the baby #3 countdown!!!

Valley Girl said...

I SOOOOOO owe you a HUGE THANK YOU! The white books that the girls can color, draw and paint in is a beautiful idea. I will be doing this for Christmas presents for the grand parents. Our coffee table always has drawing supplies set out on it in a tray and the girls are always creating. I love it. But there are paper trails all over the house. This a great way to present their art to them in a clean, beautiful way. Again....thank you!!

Kathy said...

Great idea for drawing, I am buried under my girls' drawings here too! Snow, wow, we are hot and sunny here in Aus, your post made me feel all snuggly and cosy. Good luck on the countdown to meeting your new treasure.

sophie said...

these pictures are so poetic.so beautiful. feeling sorry for you for not sleeping! been there! just s bit of training for after the birth!! hold on to your white day and take care!

Rachel M said...

Your family is so beautiful. Your photos are always so pretty too. Enjoy the white stuff!

HAYHAY said...

I love the pictures of your girls.

nitasha said...

You've probably already answered this a million times...but, where do you get those fab white blank books? My boys would go gaga over those!

Elisa said...

great idea the blank books!!!!

JennC said...

NKOTB 4EVER!!! lol

Love the idea of the sketchbooks for the little ones. I grew up in a family of artists and they are always using sketchbooks as their journals, I never thought to start them so young!! :D

~ m said...

Those blank books are genius! The perfect solution for my daughter. Thank you for sharing!

nitasha said...

Please ignore my previous post asking where to buy the books...apparantly I was reading with my eyes closed! Thank you for the info...off to order some now!

Bonnie said...

arwwww...what gorgeous photos! Enjoy your whiteness!!! :)

sablex0 said...

-- i love your scrapbooking line but i can't seem to find any of your "paper PACKS" i ordered the christmas paper pack off of crafty steals & love it. I want the "enchanted" & "spring" in a paper pack! could you please let me know where to find your "paper packs" thanks so much :)

cinback said...

Hi! Just wondering if you have the Instax Mini 7 or 25? I have been considering an Instax for a while now, but don't know which I should go for?

Lifeaswearelivingit said...

Just ordered 6 for my kids. Love the idea. My printer paper is running out. Had to get some before they sell out. Love your blog!!!!! Heading your way in march. Hubby has a business trip and I just feel the need to tag along. Don't you want to throw together a SPARK 3 real quick? :)

Amy said...

Been totally loving reading your posts lately. (Not that I don't always love them! But me being a few weeks behind you in my own pregnancy, I can relate to your posts a lot!)

Anyway, when I read the title of this post I couldn't help but get a certain song stuck in my head as well! And absolutely crack up about it, as it is a song that I have not heard since I was a kid. It is similar to the one you mentioned (REALLY similar!), but it's by Weird Al. :D Called The White Stuff, it was one of my fav songs when I was little! And goodness, it brings me to tears I laugh so hard! (here is a link to the song:http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=weird+al+the+white+stuff) Just had to share that with ya. :D Take care!

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Nancy W said...

Lovely photos, geeze your girls are growing up so fast! I have enjoyed watching them grow! As always thanks for sharing! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

the johnson's said...

I JUST came across my old
NKOTB cassette tape last week....Seriously.

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for sharing the link to Draw Your World! I have STACKS of drawings from my kids. This will be wonderful!

Thinking of you in these last few weeks. I miss having babies so much. Enjoy the next two weeks with your girls--they'll seem SO big when the baby arrives :)

Jennifer said...

the first photo of your daughter looking down with the snow falling.......perfect. would make a great card :)

shelley said...

love the idea of the blank books - i'll definitely buy a bunch for my girls this christmas. good luck with the last 2 weeks!!

the nayz said...

I love the blank book idea. I think that would be great for a child at any age. (mine are 10 and 7). I will be getting these for sure.