My name is Lizzie Lewis, I live in Santa Monica, CA and I’m one of those people who loves all things DIY. (Does that sound like an introduction from The Dating Game?). I almost feel embarrassed saying that because it seems to have an air of the pathetic. Whatever. YOU GUYS are pathetic!
ANYWAY, my “crafting” (I totally hate that word, by the way) has almost become an obsession at this point. I feel completely lost if I don’t have a project in the works at all times. My favorites are the ones where I’m inexpensively reproducing something SUPER expensive. HA! Suck it Anthropologie! (Actually don’t suck it, Anthropologie, as I totally love you). I don’t need to spend $25 on an embroidered kitchen towel as I can make one for a PENNY! Or a couple of bucks. I’ll be realistic.
This blog came to life after I threw my first party. It was the first “real” party I’d ever planned and I was flying a bit by the seat of my pants. Let’s just say that it was a learning experience (read: it basically sucked). But I realized that throwing a party is 1) crazy expensive and b) can be made much cheaper by doing a lot of things yourself. I mean, we can’t all have Hollywood parties with tents as big as a city block, ice sculptures and working fireplaces. (Side note – I’ve actually been to a party that had all those things. AND, not to name drop (too late), but Paris Hilton was there. And Alyssa Milano, who I “allegedly” drunkenly told how beautiful I thought she was. She really is, though.) But just because we have a shoestring budget, doesn’t mean our parties have to be stupid and boring. Don’t be such a Debbie Downer.
So this blog is a little slice of my life. And my DIY projects. And the few parties I’ve planned and will hopefully be planning in the future.