img_9082I’m not going to lie. Writing these “about me” sections is on par with setting my hair on fire and beating it out with a golf shoe. But I won’t, because my hair is my best feature. And on days when I’m sleep deprived and the circles under my eyes look like I have a serious illness, my hair is the only good feature I have left. Either way, I loathe this, but I’m not setting my hair on fire. Because I like it.

Here goes.

My name is Liz.

I’m a mother. I’m a wife. I’m a writer. I do all those of those things in varying shades of skill and whoopsies.


I’m from Arkansas, living in New York City. I miss having a yard, but I love seeing dogs who wear more expensive shoes than I do.

I love God, and when this life is over we’re having a Come-To-Jesus meeting because I’ve got a list of questions that makes Santa’s Naughty and Nice list look like Cliffsnotes.


I refuse to eat pop tarts, Halloween is my favorite holiday of all time (hence the family picture above where I’m trying super hard not to smile because it would have ruined my mime lip makeup but it was awesomely hard because my daughter was yelling her most scary witch laugh “wooohahahah” right in my ear), and there is nothing in this world I love more than smelling the top of my kid’s head, even after an hour at the park.

Welcome to my blog.



  1. Amanda says:


    I know your old email is disabled. Just wanted you to know I really enjoy reading your blog. Your posts got me through a really hard, long season of postpartum depression and anxiety. I’m so sorry to hear how difficult your life has been with this latest transition. Hoping you find great joy and beauty in today! Thanks for continuing to chronicle your journey.


  2. Tawnyah Wolff says:

    Hi Liz,

    First let me say I have been reading your blog for several years now and am so sorry to hear about the trials and tribulations you have gone through. I’m not usually one to comment on things I read in blogs and what not, but your post on 10/9/14 made me want to thank you for your insight. It seems to have a very close parallel to what my daughter is going through right now. She is engaged to a guy who is very controlling and always turns everything around to be her fault. There are two sides to every story, so they say, but I know my daughter and I know it isn’t always her. He has some serious issues himself. Anyway to make a long story short, I am going to have her read your 10/9/14 post and hope that she stores it in her brain for future reference. I’m hoping it will be the not too distant future. Thank you. You are in my prayers.


  3. Ange Jones says:

    I finally got my hands on a copy of your book. And I read it over just a few nights. I loved every word. And so I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for being so real. Thank you for still putting yourself and your writing out there. I am just one reader on the other side of the world in Australia…but your blog makes such a difference to my life. I always look for new posts and do a little happy dance when I see there’s one there. Hoping for wonderful things for you and little Jane.


  4. Evelyn says:

    Hi, Are you the Elizabeth who designed the gorgeous monarch butterfly mask for Better Homes & Gardens? I would like one just like it for a party but don’t see the instructions. Would it be possible to order one from you? Many thanks, Evelyn C.


    • lizharrell3 says:

      Hi Evelyn. Yes, once upon a time I made that for BHG. I don’t make them to sell. But I did use a basic black craft mask, added a cardboard extension to the back and that’s what the butterflies were glued to to make the form of it. Hope that helps!


  5. I saw you wrote an article in April about Dick Powell and visited his birthplace. I am researching to write a biography about him and I am interested in any information you could give me about his hometown, specifically the address of his birthplace.


    • lizharrell3 says:

      The house is located in Mountain View, Arkansas (on Main Street I believe). Contacting their historical society, or the Ozark Folk Center, would probably be your best routes of detailed information.


  6. Hi Liz,
    I read an article you wrote about about Dick Powell’s birthplace. Do you happen to remember the address/location of it within Mountain View? I’m trying to find out if the sign marking it as his birthplace still exists. Thanks!


    • lizharrell3 says:

      Hi Annette. I don’t know the exact address, but it’s located on East Main headed toward the courthouse/court-square area. The last time I passed by I noticed the sign was still there, that was this summer.


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