Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Make New Friends

Beautiful Friends,

My dear friend Jenny of Everyday is a Holiday featured me and my shop on her amazing blog and she is also giving away one of my Doo Nanny floral crowns
Please go visit her and say hello. 
She and her other half Arron are two of the cutest and most talented kids out there. 
 I just adore them.

Fritzi Marie

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Love Always


 Beautiful Friends,

Thank you for making my birthday magical. 
I still can't believe I am 38 years old. 
Time is flying by and I want to be better about enjoying every moment. 
Some days, it is so easy to let the moments slip by.

A while back Daniel and I purchased this Love Always banner from Fun Cult.
It hasn't found a permanent place in our home yet but it is hanging casually in our living room to remind us to love one another. 
The phrase, Love Always, seems so simple and small but goodness, it is so important.
I am taking it on as my motto for my 38th year.
My wish is for my home (our little bubble in Alabama) will be a place of sanctuary for us.
 My sweet sister Annie flew out from California for my birthday. 
Her gesture meant so much to me.
(She spoiled me big time with all sorts of fun sister goodness)
Having her here reminded me of how wonderful it is to have family near.

Some days I wish I didn't have to live so far from home and family. 
Roscoe has changed everything for me.
Even the way I celebrate my birthday.
We spent my birthday eating fancy cupcakes and playing at the park. 
It was perfect.

My boys make me want to be a better person. 
I want to create a magical place for them to feel Love Always. 
While it takes work and growth, I think I can make it happen.

I think we can all do things everyday to show our friends and family that we love them.
I am going to spend this year trying to figure out how to be better about it. 
My sister Buffy really surprised me for my birthday and I felt so loved. 
She had a vintage feed sack quilt top that I found at an estate sale quilted for me. 
She even hand bound it. 
(Bono Baby is modeling with it above). 
This birthday has been an eye opener for me. 
Our moments are precious and life goes by way to fast.

I am excited about my new year to grow and learn to Love Always and enjoy the little things and moments. 
(Like watching my little man enjoying a summer storm on our back porch)

Thank you for helping me grow. 
I am lucky to have so many great examples of love in my world. 

Love Always,
Fritzi Marie

Friday, July 19, 2013

Picture Perfect Doo Nanny Crowns

Beautiful Friends,

I have been having so much fun seeing you wearing my Doo Nanny crowns / headbands.  It makes me happy to see my friends out in the world celebrating and enjoying life. 
This is my friend Lenah. 
She models for Candy at Picture Perfect Photography.

Candy commissioned me to make these flower crowns. 
She was my first order. 
I love how they look on film. 

Thank you Lenah and Candy for supporting me. 

Fritzi Marie

p.s. My dear friend Micaela of Dolce Vita is hosting a Doo Nanny flower crown giveaway right now .  Good luck. 

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Party Dresses and Birthday Wishes

Beautiful Friends,

I ran into this photo on Pinterest a while back and it made me giggle.
This is me, a few years down the road. 
I've been trying my best not to feel old right now. 
Given it is my birthday week and I am about to turn 38 years old.
Life just seems to be flying by lately.
We took Roscoe to his first movie show today. 
I can't believe he is old enough to watch a movie.  

I still feel like a little girl who wants to dress up in a party dress for my special day. 
I hope I can always feel that way.

So often I find myself feeling overwhelmed with my life.
Birthdays give me a chance to reflect and celebrate the many wonderful things that I have been able to do in the past year. 
Honestly, I feel like the only thing I did this year was take care of Roscoe. 
It was my year to become a Mother. 
Probably the most difficult year of my life thus far. 

I have so much to celebrate and I can't wait to eat cake with my boys on my birthday. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Sorry about all the birthday talk.  I am a chatty Kathy lately.  hugs.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Birthday Week Traditions

Beautiful Friends,
This week is my birthday week. 
It officially starts tomorrow when we go to Atlanta to pick up my sister at the airport. 
While in Atlanta, Daniel is going to take me to Anthropologie to use my birthday 15% off to get one of my favorite candles and to Trader Joe's for birthday treats.
We love to celebrate the little things around here.

We have had a rainy week or two here in Alabama.
It rained on the 4th of July.
We are saving our sparklers for clear weather.
July 5th marked the 12th year since my Daddy passed away so we celebrated him by watching Gene Kelly movies and going out for Frosties at Wendy's (my Daddy loved them). 
Then today my sweet Daniel cut his hand and he had to go to the hospital to get stitches.
So scary and stressful. 
I love rainy days but I am ready for my sister to bring some sunshine from California.

Last year we started a tradition with Roscoe where he gives me a frame-worthy card or print for my birthday gift and he puts his hand and footprints in them or on back of them.
I hope to one day have a wall covered with these special cards filled with love notes from my baby boy.
This year he is giving me this Emily Martin print (because I love black swans) and last year he gave me this Amelie print by Nouvellegamine. 
Isn't he the most thoughtful little thing?

Also, we have a winner for the Doo Nanny flower crown / headband.
Congratulations Sonia V, picked your number.
I want to make everyone who entered a special little something so please email me at fritzimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com with your address. 
Thank you so much for supporting me and my little shop.
I adore you all. 

Fritzi Marie

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Doo Nanny Flower Crown Giveaway (Closed)

Beautiful Friends,

Happy July. 
I hope this month is filled with magic and adventure for you. 
I am getting super excited because my sister Annie is coming to visit for my birthday. 
To me, sister time is the perfect birthday present. 
We may even go to the beach. 
Did you know that Bettie Page made many of her costumes and swimsuits? 
I love that she paired the one above with a flower crown.

Just because I love July so much and I adore you all, I am giving away a Doo Nanny flower crown / headband to one lucky friend. 
Please visit my shop and leave a comment here to enter.
Oh, and tell your friends too. 
We all need to celebrate.
I hope these crowns take you on many adventures and help you channel your inner Bettie Page. 
She is such an inspiration to me. 

Also, I am offering free shipping on Doo Nanny flower crown / headbands to celebrate their debut in my shop this week. 
Code: Roscoe

love love,
Fritzi Marie