Welcome to episode #14: Crafting Messes, Memories, and Masterpieces with Liz Giertz.
Do you believe messes can be turned into masterpieces?
Our very special guest is an Army wife momma that shares her passion for writing, reading, and crafting. She loves gathering women around the table to create and encourage each other.
As you will be hearing Liz’s story, I will be sharing my own mess and why I almost stopped podcasting.
I truly hope her ambition and creativity inspires you like it did me!
Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below and share with your friends too!
About The Messy Desk Momma
Have you ever wanted to travel around the world?
Well, Liz might have all the secrets to moving and packing we would need or ever want to know.
Liz grew up outside of Washington D.C. and from there she joined the Army. She's lived in Virginia, New York, Germany, Illinois, Texas, Korea, Colorado, Louisiana, and this summer she's moving to West Virginia.
This momma's love story is truly unique.
She met her husband in Korea while she was still on active duty.
He was assigned to the higher headquarters and when she was visiting his office building, someone introduced them.
He even had to call her ma'am!
They dated in Virginia, got engaged in Kansas and planned their wedding from Iraq.
Now they have two boys ages 9 and 11.
Where Her Passion For Crafting & Writing Began
Liz has always loved writing. When she was in Flordia cleaning out her Dad's house she found some ribbons she won from writing contests. He had kept all of her short stories she had written.
But, crafting is a new hobby for her.
And, she was exposed to it in stages. When she got out of the Army in 2007, she moved somewhere where she didn't know anybody. She kept meeting ladies that enjoyed crafting. They showed her crafts from stamping to scrapbooking.
She's picked up different skills over the years.
When she moved to Colorado, she had a friend that like this thing from Pottery Barn, but she didn't want to pay $175 for it. So she asked Liz to help her recreate it!
That's when she started having 6 or 8 ladies gather around together monthly to do a craft based on their interest.
Here’s an outline of the sweet stuff in episode 14:
- Tips on how to refuel yourself
- Where to find some craft inspirations
- How to connect with other women
- Tips on starting a craft workshop
- Liz's experience on Etsy
- Encouragement for when you want to quit
Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the show!
May your day be filled with messes, beautiful and broken, and a little time for you. For we never know what goodness the day can bring until we fully love who we are.
Once you listen, feel free to leave a comment/suggestion/question below.
Are you a momma that has a passion for something and want to share with us?
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