Hi, I'm Liz

I'm a midwestern girl who lives in Iowa with my amazing husband, Tim and our incredible son Theodore.  I love to cook, entertain family and friends, visit unknown travel destinations, and enjoy the occasional martini.  

 

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Sprinkle Joy.

A little here.  A little there.  A little everywhere. 

October 4, 2018

This week got me thinking about "home". We were on our way to Cedar Rapids where Tim and I grew up. Tim had appointments and we were going to spend time with Kiki and PePa. When we were 20 minutes out, I told Teddy we were almost "home.”  He got confused and upset sayi...

October 3, 2017

"I felt so much, that I started to feel nothing." 

Last night a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, killing over 58 people and injuring over 515.  When I woke up this morning, I looked at my phone and all I saw was breaking news alerts that said, "With more th...

September 22, 2017

Fall is officially here. Every September, I like to make a to-do list for my favorite season of the year.  Here's what I hope to experience this fall.  What's on your list?    

1. Take family photos. (DONE) We got some great family photos taken...

August 15, 2017

Is this real life?  

How is this real life?  If I take too long to sit and think about the hateful, nasty, cruel, sick, horrendous, abominable, abhorrent, frightful, shocking, dire, unspeakable, vile things happening in the world - if I let it really set in, I might los...

June 30, 2017

Happy 4th of July weekend! We've got a couple fun things planned close to home including an i-Cubs baseball game, an outdoor run and quality time with Grandma Pat.  Cheers to a relaxing and safe weekend! 

Here's this week's Top 5. 

1. Barbeque. 4th of July is coming...

January 10, 2017

1. listening: to Meryl Streep's Golden Globe speech on repeat.    

2. eating: #2 Wood Fired Pizza from Eatery A

3. drinking: these Cranberry Margaritas.  My cousin Naomi made these for our family Christmas, and they were delicious! It was hard to enjoy just o...

March 30, 2016

We officially kicked off summer earlier this week.  I am so excited to get as much as I can out of each long day.  Before Teddy, I probably would have wasted away my weekends doing a whole lot of nothing – but I’ve learned he makes everything more fun.  I’m so excited...

February 24, 2016

I’m finally getting around to blogging about our trip last month to California.  We had an amazing time spending it with family and showing Teddy some of our favorite places around San Juan Capistrano.  While we had a great time – traveling with a baby is a lot differe...

February 21, 2016

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to the weekend.  The weather will be in the 60’s and I am going to try and make the most of it by getting outside.

Enjoy your weekend! Here’s this week’s Top 5.

1.  Carpool Karaoke.  Seriously one of my f...

June 24, 2015

I’m off to Kappa convention in Austin Houston, TX. It should be a great couple of days. I can’t wait to make new friends, learn new things and experience what

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Mom to Teddy and Madeleine. Wife to Tim. Designer. I LOVE: cooking | baking, entertaining family & friends,
unknown travel destinations, a good book, positive words, photography, and the occasional martini.