iamliz43 on Instagram

Liz

Jesus follower, happily married, Rediscovering God's gifts. Mission: encourage and bring people to Him by displaying His love:) FB Urban Chic Living

Report inappropriate content

Trying something new this year: I will be selling room collections. I have 4 dining room sets that I've painted, complete with dishes and accessories. Plus 3 headboards, nightstands and dressers with accessories. I've curated pieces that will coordinate with each room based on color and style. Some people don't like to thrift so I've done it for them. πŸ˜€ Gonna redo this loveseat, Secretary desk, a file cabinet, a tv stand and 2 chairs for a Living Room collection. (The rest are pieves that have caught my eye lol) I am praying as I test out another idea! Sorry the pic is blurry but this dresser that I did in Olive with brass handles is beautiful in person 😍 #iloveinteriordesign #pinterestinspired #salvationarmy #goodwillgr #paintedfurniture #roomcollection #curatedlife #bossmom #girlboss #restoredfurniture #recycledfurniture #thriftedfurniture

0

It's 90 degrees outside and we have no Central Air πŸ˜” Plus we tend to eat MUCH lighter in the summer. So it's Buffalo Chicken Nachos for dinner. My first time and of course mine is light on chips and a drizzle of Blue Cheese Dressing. I also made a mini sample of Buffalo Chicken Dip too. Bart enjoyed both! πŸ˜‚ He bought this random Cuban seasoning from @manitoutrading and I LOVE using it for so many different dishes. I can truly taste the flavor. Cuba is on my list to visitπŸŽ‰ #blackfoodie #food #foodiegram #chicken #nachos #ilovecooking #newme #kombucha #summertimefood #sundaydinner #weekendfood #ilovesummer #cubanflavor

1

Our grass is DRY!!! Growing up we people always watered their grass but nowadays we wait for rain. Prayerfully soon at night! She called me ma'am?! Umm is that grey or just blonde?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Getting more inspiration for repurposing 😍 #furnitureideas #ilovepinterest #furnituretransformation #weneedrain #paintedfurniture #repurposedfurniture #interiordesign

2

I know we look serious in this picture but we had some great laughs this morning. Plus our CEO grilled and people brought food for our staff lunch. Work hard, play hard!πŸ‘Š And my sidekick is back from camp so we drove to Mr Scribs pizza for dinner. Bart and Bryce ate a whole pizza in the car on the way home πŸ˜”πŸ˜―πŸ˜‚ OAN: After lunch someone mentioned they had "bags" for us. I was excited thinking "swag bags" but found out that they were talking for "cornhole" gamesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Obviously I cannot be a Midwest chick😝 Uhh I don't play that game! Where's my swag? Lol. #funfriday #fridayatwork #summertime #workhardplayhard #cornhole #midwestchick #bougie #coworkers #fridaymeeting #workisfun #nonprofithousing

8

Stopped by @meijerstores today and saw these swimsuits and coverups. Loved the prints and the.colors😍 Shoutout to the Buyers! Funny I was tryna send Bart a sexy kissy face pic and something got in my eye. Just can't be cute! πŸ˜‚ And these videos prove I cannot be left to myself for a long time. Immature or just a youthful spirit...hmmm. LOL #swimsuit #iloveboomerang #beachcoverup #buyer #knappscorner #ilovemyhusband #kidatheart #iamsilly #thursday

1

Not sure why they are wearing football helmets but proud of him. Bryce will ride roller coasters but nervous about horses. πŸ˜•πŸ˜ Meanwhile I'm picking up clothing donations for our 2nd Annual Ladies giveaway/Fashion show. My sweet friend @audreylanegr is donating some gorgeous clothes again so I went to pick it up. Love my look today: tribal dress with moccasins plus halo braid. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The garage/studio is full. One of our sweet neighbors gave me 5 dining chairs. Good thing I bought another table this past weekend LOL. Now other people are supporting my habit! Ha! I've lost 15lbs since January! Ironically I am 5lbs from bottom pics and need to lose a few inches. BUT...not where I used to be (left pic). πŸ™Œ #weightloss #15lbsdown #weightlossjourney #over45 #campinglife #kidsarefunny #furnituretransformation #furniture #furnitureideas #homesweethome #truckdriver #dresses #tribalprint #summerdress #halobraid

2

Happy 29th Birthday to our handsome, kind, oldest son @___jerome____ ! Hard to believe he is grown and married. πŸ’™ Ran across this post where I vowed not to cut my hair and I haven't in 2 years!!! Lol Shoot I'm proud of myselfπŸ˜‚ #ilovemysons #grownkids #marriageisthebomb #birthdaylove❀️ #blendedfamily #nomoreshorthair #naturalhairqueen #4chair #hairgrowth

0

My son in love sent me a pic of Bryce. So glad that he's enjoying himself. I love to see kids especially being adventurous and trying new things. May we always strive to live our best life 😁 SN: with permission, I've found my creative muse in a new coworker. She made her pic wall (3D art), the little houses and has an Etsy page! What??? She has inspired me to try a few other Pinterest projects 🌸 #boysarefun #ilovemysons #adventure #rockclimbing #kidscamp #createdtocreate #creativityrocks #pinterestaddict #wallhanging #artwork #homemade

0

Dropped off Bryce to camp this morning! It's beautiful there and I know he'll have a great time there. We know he is in good hands with Kaleb and Dani πŸ’• Pray for his Daddy! LOL He's the REAL Mama! πŸ˜‚ Working on my next collection pieces this summer. I have discovered Polyurethane as a protection against chipping. It's the bomb! The Zebra paint was unique though. Ha! I saw this couch for $30 but it was sold! I really need to learn reupholstery! #beforeafter #beforeandafterfurniture #salvationarmy #furnituretransformation #goodwillgrmi #paintedfurniture. #ilovefabric #camping #christiancamp #lostvalley #siblings #goingtobedearly #smallspaceliving #smallspacedesign #dining

4

Forgiveness is vital to be healthy emotionally. There is so much freedom in not having bitterness and anger against people. I realized that if I didn't forgive my ex husband, I would never have the peace and joy that I have now. It wasn't easy but God helped me forgive and move on. How could I not, when I know that I need God'd forgiveness daily. I can truly say that I love him and pray God's best for he and his wife πŸ’™ Funny how Dani looks like my twin but his also 😜 How'd that happen? πŸ˜‚ #divorce #forgiveness #greattobefree #churchgirl. #jesuschick #emotionallyhealthyspirituality #pureheart #healed #exhusband #blendedfamily #lifeafterdivorce

3

Went to lunch at #jonnybs on Friday with my newest coworker and enjoyed a delicious Cheeseburger and great laughs. I just LOVE open air seating! Today I hung out with these 2 silly boys at #frostyboygr . Funny how Bryce loves my childhood fav, Chocolate/Vanilla Twist but I had Lemon with Cherry Dip πŸ˜› I was greatly tempted to buy the top left 2 dressers because of these Pinterest inspired pics😍 Hmm....I may go back and get them. LOL I love Pinterest because it is my go to for recipes, fashion, party ideas, house stuff and so much more! #lunch #foodiegram #foodie #blackfoodie #icecream #openairrestaurant #summertime #ilovefurniture #iloveinteriordesign #pinterestisthebest #pinterestaddict

2

7

Spent most of this hot 4th of July painting outside. I drank alot of water, had a standing fan going and watched #hungergames on my computer in between coatsπŸ˜‚ Katniss is my girlπŸ‘Š Since Bryce was with family and it was so hot, I made Turkey Panini sandwiches with #jayshotstuff chips!!! YEZZ!! Earlier I stopped at @meijerstores and saw these cute, trendy bags that I would rock all summer! Now as soon as the heatwave breaks I bought Eggplant to make #mousakka or #eggplant Parmasean. Haven't had either in years. And #shrimpandgrits. Usually I'm team sugar😝 AND I promised Bart a #chocolatewaffle. Thank God for my #gtskombucha and #vitaminshoppe Magnesium7 keeping me straight😁 This Strawberry and the Summer Edition of Cherry, Coconut and Lemongrass is sooo delicious! Thanks to @target for having them.. Going back to get more! #summer #4thofjuly #paintedfurniture #stvincentdepaul #goodwillgrmi #hotday #foodies #foodiegram #dayoff #darkandlovely #blackgirlmagic #naturalista #girlswithglasses #girlsrule #kombucha #guthealth #healthylifestyle #over45

2

Ran to Target with Bryce really quick to get a birthday gift for Bryce's friend. 2 HOURS LATER...πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Love the non standard girly decor they have. Coral is such a beautiful mixture of pink and orange. 🎠 Speaking of color combos: I haven't been to this new Tex Mex place @standiegogr but the decor along with the food pics are drawing me there soon! GR is very much a foodie place. We also have a brand new Soul Food Fusion restaurant @fortyacresgr. I AM REALLY excited about! Not only do I LOVE the name and logo but the reviews are phenomenal! I know that I love cake but Peach Cobbler is my favorite dessert. And I πŸ’™ Collard Greens. They also have a Grits flight that I want to try. Usually I'm " team sugar" but I could try savory for a change. πŸ˜€ If Bart and I ever renew our vows I'd be torn between an evening wedding with light, candles and sophisticated atmosphere. Or a rustic, Boho Chic (I think I overuse that word alot lol) wedding outside with muted calming colors. But truthfully, we'll probably take a dream vacation to Africa, Australia or Dubai. We love traveling! 😜 #targetstyle #targetrocks #girlydecor #coral #foodies #grandrapidsmichigan #texmexfood #soulfood #soulfoodfusion #blackbusiness #wedding #eventstyling #eventplanning #teammarried #blackandmarried #marriageisthebomb #dreambig #dreamvacation #travelisthenewclub

3

Enjoying early morning service this bright, warm Sunday morning 🌴🌷The sermon is about "True Love" . We can't say we are a Jesus follower and have ambivalence towards others and their plight. Our old neighbors came by yesterday and I went outside to play with them. When they wanted to eat, I fed them. When they wandered too far, I kept them safe. They were not mine but I cared for them the same. That's the same compassion, we should have for those precious babies that are separated from their families. I pray we as humans don't become so hardened by life that we lose our humanity πŸ’™ #loveisreal #kidsareprecious #afrolicious #church #sundaymorning #sundayvibes #grfirst #fashionismypassion #ilovedresses #naturalhair

0

Looking thru old pics and as they say the glow up is REAL!! Shoot I look WAY YOUNGER now! When I think back to how I struggled as an unexpected single Mom, I remember the pressures of being the sole provider for another human. The loneliness I would feel and the humiliation that my husband wasn't there (even tho I know it was drugs that caused him to be gone). But I also remember the fun times and the closeness my daughter and I shared. She is my ride or die for life!!! She helped me grow up. People tend to think you are born strong but I believe we become strong when we CHOOSE to persevere and never give up! As difficult as those days were, because I chose to reach out to God and He navigated me thru every challenge, we made it!!! I will ALWAYS encourage others that they too can make it!!! SN: I am FINALLY liking my natural hair πŸ˜€πŸŒΈ #alwaysmybabygirl #mochamom #singlemom #singleparent #naturalandlovingit #afropuff #darkandlovely #auburnhair #youngmom #feelingyoung #flyhipandageless #mydaughterisgorgeous #proudofher #dontgiveup #marriedtomybestfriend #innerhealing

3

Saturday mornings are for Strawberry French Toast with Butter Pecan syrup, Omelettes, The Bible & soft forts. πŸ‘…πŸŒΈπŸ˜ She's like her Auntie Liz in that she loves "turnarounds" aka dresses! LOL. #girly #lilfashionista #lilgirls #forts #breakfast #frenchtoast #omelette #homemadefood #foodie #blackfoodie #bible #biblegirl #jesuschick #saturdaymorning

0

Ok why did we pick such a hot day to be outsideπŸ˜• Thank God for a good breeze and splash pad where we ran into one of my fav lil beauties. Love this lil girl! Then Ice Cream at #frostyboygr. I've been going here since I was little. Man...these kids wore me out but I love it. 🌸 Nice diversion from painting. Do I know even HOW to sit down? 😬 And the Boho trend is still going strong, even in kids decor. That Navy and Blush combo has me 😍 #keepingmeyoung #47yearsold #summertime #summerbaby #junebaby #ilovekids #johnballzoo #hobbylobbyfinds #kidsdecor #fridayfun

0