Behind the Blog: Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth.
February 18, 2010

Elizabeth has been reading this website almost longer than I’ve been writing it.  Seriously.  She is so sweet and easy to get along with that I know all of you will love her.  You can check out her blog by clicking here, and you can also check out the baby carriers she makes by clicking on her Facebook page here.

I know.  I can’t believe people know how to sew like that either.  The last time I sewed anything…well…erm…okay, you know what?  Never mind.  Forget I even mentioned sewing.  Suffice to say that “needlework” and “Sarah” rarely cross paths.  FOR A REASON.

Anyway, I love Elizabeth.  She’s a total hippie mom, just like me: she cloth diapers, babywears, breastfeeds, co-sleeps, and goes green when she can.  She has three squeezable, lovable, adorable little munchkins: Hunter (4.5), Susannah (2), and Sawyer (4 months).  She is also phenomenally creative.

Above all, Elizabeth is one of the single most encouraging women I have ever crossed paths with.  She loves being a mother, loves it with every fiber of her being, and you can tell.  Whenever I’m having a difficult day, her blog is one of the first places I turn to.  She constantly reminds me to buck up and enjoy this adventure called Parenthood.

I hope you love getting to know her as much as I have!

    1.  What is one of your favorite childhood memories?

My fave childhood memory would have to be the cross-Canada trip that my family did when I was 15.  We drove across the country for six weeks and got to see a lot of the wonderful country in which we live and the US.  I remember flying kites in the geographical centre of North America (Rugby, North Dakota), pie-eating contests (with terrible pie) in Digby, Nova Scotia, walking the cobbled streets of Old Québec City, Québec, setting up the tent-trailer in ten minutes flat and making lunches for my parents and three siblings in the back of our big van.  Those are the kinds of memories that I hope to make for/with my own children.

    2.  If you had a yacht, what would you name it?

A Yacht…. I’d probably name it something terribly punny, like…. “I like it a yacht” or something.

    3.  How do your children inspire you?

My children inspire me in the way they speak and the way they remember and the way they learn and the way they do things.  I want them to be safe, and loved, and to have the best adventures and experiences to look back on.  I want them to know that their parents and their family.

    4.  Since bread is square, why is sandwich meat round?

Sandwich meat is round because it is soooooo much easier to make a clean slice (with a meat slicer) on something that is round… when it’s square you get little ripped off pieces and it doesn’t look so good.  It’s about presentation, really it is.

    5.  Okay, tell us one story that your family will tease you about until the day that you die.

One thing?  Ha… how about dozens of things?  My family will always bug me about the fact that they (my siblings) always used to be scared of going up the stairs ahead of me.  I would poke or pinch them… hard.  I was a mean big sister when I was younger; I hope I have redeemed myself.  I’ve traumatized them, I’m sure.


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  1. By kbreints on February 18, 2010

    Very sweet—love the sink picture!

  2. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on February 18, 2010

    The sink picture is my favorite too! =)

  3. By Amanda Brown on February 18, 2010

    Awesome! I know Liz in real life (through mutual friends) and she is just as awesome as you said. So totally true to herself and her family and always a supportive reader/commenter. Love her! And this “Behind the Blog” feature. Well done, both of you. :)

  4. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on February 18, 2010

    Elizabeth - You know Amanda?  As in THE AMANDA?  From THE KICKYBOOTS?

    You have been holding out on me.

    Also, Amanda - Hello!  I love your blog!

  5. By Elizabeth on February 18, 2010

    Hey, WHOA!!!  That’s ME!!!
    And yes, I know Amanda… from before the blog days.  If I recall, Amanda, you helped Hunter pass some serious mess when he was just a wee lad.  Thanks for the love, girls.  You are awesome.

    It’s all just a bunch of awesomeness this afternoon.  Sigh.
    Awesome.

  6. By Heidi on February 18, 2010

    Very punny, Elizabeth. “I like it a yacht.“ Good one.

    There’s a child in your kitchen sink! Call the plumber.

  7. By on February 18, 2010

    It’s pretty fun reading about how others love Elizabeth, too!  She’s pretty special, alright!  It’s also so fun to watch and hear about how my daughter appreciates her childhood and strives to create the same appreciation in her own children!  Amazingly wonderful!  Thank you for your blog, Sarah.  You’re awesome!

  8. By Dandy on February 19, 2010

    I must say, I believe the sandwich meat answer is brilliant.  Brilliant I tell you!

  9. By rachel joy on February 21, 2010

    As one who has been blessed to be in the company of Elizabeth in real life - you’re right on in saying what a special lady she is.  And the fresh blueberry muffins she sent me on my road trip with?  So much better than the hard salty biscuits I fed her family on their way through my town!

  10. By Rebecca M. on February 22, 2010

    I love finding fellow “hippie mamas”!  I’m off to check out her blog.  :-)


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