dheyen Thank you @materialgirlkirsten for listening to me talk out my problems with this machine. I was able to get those tension problems fixed!! Sewing friends are the best! On a side note, I'm finally getting all those dog beds closed up to donate to the local shelters! Thank you for sending scraps from the Kenya Pad Initiative!! #kenyapadinitiative #crnazpads #clothpads #lodwarlove #lilyandmaze 3d

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dheyen This past weekend, I went to Sephora with my bestie. My mission? Learn how to do my make-up for 2015 rather than 1998. Turns out, I was still able to keep a super short regimen and only use three products: tinted moisturizer, eye liner, and mascara. I still don't wear it everyday and I have some practice to get in before I will ever perfect the cat eye, but I love this time I get to spend with Maze. I think she is the only reason I wear makeup on the days I do, and I only put it on if she's there with me. I remember being small and watching my mom put on her makeup and thinking how beautiful she was. I loved that time with her, and now I get to have that time with my daughter. Plus, Maze just really loves makeup! That is HER powder she's putting on! 4d
  •   ninacardinal Such special memories of watching my mom the same way! 4d
  •   fiveeighth Haha I did a similar thing last week! Only I added lipstick for occasional nights 4d
  •   dheyen @cloverandviolet You should! It was pricey, but the makeup will last me at least a year, if not longer. I did a ten minute mini makeover, which is free. You choose one thing to work on, I chose eyeliner. But I talked to the girl for a while and she helped me find just the right products. I loved it. You can also do a 45 min makeover, but you have to purchase $50 worth of product to do that one (which I totally did!) You also have to make an appt. It was worth it for me. I had fun and learned a ton about applying makeup! 4d
  •   char_53 What a great bonding memory. 4d
  •   charmaboutyou Just so adorable!! Love everything about this photo! I think make up is fun and I do wear it every day because that's my time to look after myself 4d
  •   limitlessnlush #Love it.. same i loved watching my mommy as well, especially when she would put the same shade of lipstick on . 4d
  •   susanlorettasquirrel Aww, so sweet, such precious time with your daughter 4d
  •   christi_gray Love you two!! 3d

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dheyen I get a lot of questions about what I feed my kids, and the truth is, they eat what I eat. We occasionally have those days when frozen chicken nuggets are all I can muster for them, but I don't buy much in the way of processed foods and I've always given them a variety of foods to try. Today's lunch is Greek yogurt and berries, which is what I ate (although I buy them vanilla Oikos bc its sweeter and I eat plain Greek yogurt). They are allowed one sugary drink a day, which they both had at breakfast. Lily: scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, toast, watered down juice. Clara: scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, toast, chocolate milk with her Miralax in it. The rest of the day, they will drink water. #heyenfood #whatkidseat #healthykids 2w
  •   mjandco She looks so big all of a sudden! Good job mama! Good habits stick. My kids love a variety of foods & love water all day. 2w
  •   berrybarndesigns Sounds like our diet "Fortunately" my kids have food sensitivities to apples, pears and grapes, so that pretty much rules out any type of juice, making it even easier to push milk and water. 2w
  •   marci_girl Have you talked about the Miralax somewhere else and I just missed it? My 3 year old is on a regimen right now because he was so scared to use the potty he was holding it and I guess I'm just curious about what other folks are going through. 2w
  •   dheyen @marci_girl Not sure if I've mentioned it here or not. My daughter wasn't holding it, she's just perpetually constipated. I limit her dairy and really push fiber, but nothing was working. Every time she pooped, she bled, and she clogged our toilet! So the pediatrician recommended we put 1/2-1 cap of Miralax in a drink every day to help with it and it has been great! It's non-habit forming and she can't taste it in her drink. We've had no more issues, except for when we don't give it to her. She is now fairly regular and has softer stools. We've been doing this with her since about 18 months, I want to say. She is now 4. 2w

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dheyen Hi friends! As many of you know, I am going to Kenya next month to deliver all the pads, underwear, and soap you have so generously donated and worked on. The trip is costly and I have not been able to raise enough to pay for the full $2,300 yet. I am hoping you will be able to help me raise the money I need! This picture is of my four sewing related bangles that I sell over at lilyandmaze.com. If you are willing and able, please consider purchasing a bangle from my shop as the proceeds are going directly to my trip costs. If you feel so inclined, share my picture and the link to my shop @lilyandmaze with your friends or tag someone here who may be interested in purchasing a bangle. If you would rather donate to my trip directly, send me a message and I will give you the details of how to make a tax deductible donation. Thank you all so much for your support and prayers! I could not have done any of this without you! #Kenya #kenyapadinitiative #crnazpads #lodwarlove #clothpads #lilyandmaze 2w
  •   ohheyaimee Oh my goodness I checked these out and they're so cute!! I'll be making an order today for sure 2w
  •   dheyen @ohheyaimee Thanks!! I can add stamped letters and some shapes so if you want something more custom, let me know! I just haven't had the chance to list all those options yet because I've been so busy making pads!! Priorities! 2w
  •   ohheyaimee Yes!! How exciting you get to go deliver them. The Thornsberrys will be keeping you in our prayers for sure! 2w
  •   fluffysheepquilting Just scooped one up! Been looking for an excuse to go ahead and shop. . 2w
  •   dheyen @fluffysheepquilting Thank you! 2w
  •   duhquilts Well duh tried to repost, I think I failed. Sigh. 2w
  •   dheyen @duhquilts Awe! Thanks for trying! 2w
  •   modquiltmom_anna It worked @duhquilts 2w

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dheyen A super cute new @penandpaperpatterns quilt pattern coming your way! This one is the #Marigoldquilt and it is so stinking adorable! (Don't mind the mess in the background. I have bags of those Kenya pads EVERYWHERE these days!) #marigold #penandpaperpatterns #editor #patterneditor #drunkardspath #drunkardspathquilt #applique #appliquequilt 3w

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dheyen Video one showing off my The Tales of Beedle the Bard Collector's Edition. This was part of a small set produced and sold by Amazon. Their net proceeds went to the Children's High Level Group (CHLG). It includes prints of illustrations drawn by JK Rowling for the Tales of Beedle the Bard book, as well as a leather bound, jewel encrusted book, printed from an original handwritten by JK Rowling. It is by far one of the coolest things I own. I'm a huge Potter fan. I even named my youngest daughter after Lily Potter, the complete embodiment of unconditional love. I'll post another video with the book and print details. #dannyheartsbooks #harrypotter #jkrowling #talesofbeedlethebard #collectorsedition #potterhead #ya #hogwarts 3w

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dheyen I just got home and on my doorstep was a package of THESE!!! I just really love my husband. He gets me. #homedecor #harrypotter #funko #funkopop 3w

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dheyen Someone is not a fan of mom's car. No AC in the heat of summer makes her a grumpy baby! 3w

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dheyen Mazes for Mise Maze. #heyenplay 3w
  •   fabricbubb Emmett loved those books and I had to put a limit on how many mazes at a time 3w
  •   dheyen @fabricbubb That's our issue with her school books! All she wants to do is the mazes! That's why I went and bought these books of just mazes so she could do more of them. She needs to work on her pencil grip anyway, so these will help. 3w

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dheyen For those of you who don't know, a portion of the proceeds from each sale over at @lilyandmaze goes directly to helping with the Kenya Project. Here's an update on the Kenya Pad Initiative: we have 332 completed pads, 197 more just need snaps added!! That's amazing! Our goal is 600, and with the problem pads we are working on fixing, we will be able to meet our goal by the time we go on our trip in September. We have also collected all the underwear and bars of soap we needed to create the kits for the women and girls of Lodwar! You are all amazing and we couldn't have done it without you. I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful community to turn to! #Kenya #kenyapadinitiative #crnaz #crnazpads #clothpads #lodwarlove 4w

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dheyen Happy Fourth Birthday to my sweet little Miss Maze! Her party is tomorrow so she helped me bake her pink cake. There will be more pictures tomorrow, I'm pretty sure! 4w

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dheyen YES!! Totally beat the haboob home with about a minute to spare! 4w

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dheyen Spent some time yesterday addressing wedding invites for my cousin @tiffanymarlynn. Totally couldn't feel my hand after all those! 1mon

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  •   areformedheathn Danny, I'd like to order one of your bangles for my daughter. It looks like I can add on charms; is there a tutorial/trick. I also want to make sure the charms don't come off easily since she's still quite rough and tumble about everything. 1mon
  •   dheyen @areformedheathn You can order from lilyandmaze.com. I can set up a custom listing for you if it's easier. I used a stainless steel bangle and jump ring on that bangle and those jump rings are really hard to open. I put one on a bangle and pulled as hard as I could on the charm and it ended up breaking the bangle, jump ring hadn't budged. 1mon
  •   ashwinidhas Is there anyway you can get a charm with India on it?! 🇮🇳 That would be super cool! 1mon
  •   dheyen @ashwinidhas I'll look around. I probably have a far better chance of finding it in real silver or gold. I can also get real silver or gold bangles, they're just more expensive. 1mon
  •   ashwinidhas Oh okay! Let me know! If it's too hard to find, it's fine - thanks! 1mon
  •   dheyen @ashwinidhas I can have one made like this out of acrylic, no problem, but I'll look for a metal one first. 1mon

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dheyen Check out @penandpaperpatterns newest pattern, Rainy Day Quilt! This one was so fun to edit. Thanks for including me in your process, Lindsey!! 1mon

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dheyen I started reading The Duff on a whim yesterday. I was meeting a friend for dinner but she was a little late, so I pulled out my Kindle and opened the first book I had unread. I ended up staying up until 2am reading and just sat down to finish the book after a long day. So here's the deal: first, the book is nothing like the movie. I liked them both, but if the character names were different, I'd have never known they were related. Second, this book has a lot of swearing and a lot of sex scenes. Not overly descriptive sex scenes like you might find in romance novels (I'm making assumptions here), but they are there all the same. Definitely NOT a book for kids (I won't get on my soapbox about these being young ADULT books). This book was so good because Bianca was so fierce. She was unapologetically herself and I loved that she stayed the same. Oh, and Mae Whitman is the most awesomely perfect Bianca ever. #dannyheartsbooks #kodykeplinger #theduff #duff 1mon
  •   sarahrose__ I enjoyed the movie. I'll have to read this now! 1mon
  •   issabella_the_cat I've been eyeing this up for a while but I've a book list thats taller than I am to get through & I'm just about to start Daughter of smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 1mon
  •   dheyen @issabella_the_cat I know how you feel! It wasn't even on my radar until I saw it on Bookbub for free one day. Since it was free, I downloaded it. The audio was pretty cheap (I think $1??) so I got that too so I could try the Whispersynch thing, which is a pretty cool feature. I ended up reading this book though, not listening. If you end up changing your mind, this one was a super quick read. In all, I think it took me 6 hours to read. 1mon
  •   m_greco14 I had the same thoughts! I read the book and fell in love with it but the movie is so much different 1mon

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dheyen Thank you to the best Cousin Tiffany EVER! @tiffanymarlynn Clara loves her new old Barbies!! 1mon
  •   tiffanymarlynn I'm so happy she loves them!! 1mon
  •   dheyen @tiffanymarlynn SOOOO loves them! The butterflies on the dress dance with the wand and the astronaut came with glow-in-the-dark moon stones. She's thrilled!! Keeps dancing them around the house then yelling that they have to save the moon stones, which are tucked away in the dark bathroom where she can "found" them. 1mon

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dheyen Hubster made Sonoran dogs for us tonight! So excited! 1mon

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