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30 November 2012

Listen to This! (a lovelee playlist)

hello, friends! I'm so so sorry for being a bad poster this week. It's been crazy---it's the end of my semester so I've been worrying about finals and all that, PLUS my sweet nephew is in town and that happens to be more than a little distracting. He is SOOOO cute. You don't even understand.

I thought it was about time for another "listen to this!" post. This one is comprised of all the super chill bands I've discovered in the past year. You're gonna love 'em. I think the next "listen to this!" post will be dedicated to my favorite Christmas songs. What do you think about that? To see the first installment, click here.

have a lovelee FRIDAY! (woot, woot!)


26 November 2012

Quote of the Week

You never know what you can do until you try. And if you start thinking that life is getting a little too tricky, pray! It works. I promise.

(remember: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thy own understandings. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" Proverbs 3:6)

Have a lovelee Monday!


20 November 2012

It's Friday! (well....sort of)

Today has been declared as a "University Friday". Which means I only have ONE class. sweet. If I were having this conversation with my dad, he'd poke fun about how we have it easy these days and how back at the air force academy they had it so much harder, etc. And then go on to say how he had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get to school. Dads are good for things like that:)

anyways, this is kinda what I feel like right now:

VACATION TIME! I'm goin' home. Hooray, hooray!

Have a lovelee day!


ps-Remember that the Thanksgiving "Color with a Cause" chapter is still available to download for all of your festivities and merriment. Enjoy!

19 November 2012

Quote of the Week

ol' Abe got it right again, folks. As one of my very favorite people said, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything". Stay strong, friends!

have a lovelee Monday!


17 November 2012

Inspiration has Struck. Hard.

you guys. I've been inspired. I recently came across the work of Marloes de Vries and I just about EXPLODED because I loved it that much. I've started painting things in her style and I just can't stop! (yes, this is a hint. A big hint.) The self portrait above was my first attempt, and I can't wait to try more!

have a lovelee day. And also...go paint something.
(you better believe that that's attempt #2. haha!)

16 November 2012

I've Been Learning! (+Christmas Freebie!)

I think that learning is the best thing in the world. Maybe that's why I'm going to be a teacher.

Lately, I've been teaching myself how to use Photoshop via lots of different tutorials and other free resources. Maybe one day I'll buckle down and take a real class, but so far I think this has been successful. One of the latest things I've taught myself to do is to make TINSEL! (I followed this amazing tutorial) Just in time for Christmas, right? And the best part about this is that I've made something to share with all of YOU!

(click to view larger, right click, save as picture)

feel free to use this for all your personal needs. Crop this thing up and use it for your: Christmas cards? Check. Scrapbooking? Check. Some super cool Christmas graphic designs? Double check. Oooooh yeah!

have a lovelee day, and go learn something!


13 November 2012

Color with a Cause: Chapter 13

Hello! The long awaited Thanksgiving coloring pages are HERE! I'm also including a link at the bottom of this page to other fall-related coloring pages, in case you want even more fall coloring goodness for your Thanksgiving feast. I recieved a request to make up some Thanksgiving coloring pages and that was so fun for me! and guess what?? If you want to make a request, you can email me at howlovelee(at)gmail(dot)com      Enjoy!

And the other fall coloring pages (click on the image itself for the link)

Remember, please, that I ask that in exchange for these pages you would:
1) Donate any amount to the Color with a Cause Foundation

2) Donate to your  local children's hospital 


3) Find some other way to "pay it forward"

Keep spreading the word! I'm so grateful for all of you who are!

You might also be interested in:
//Chapter Twelve

have a lovelee COLORING day!


12 November 2012

Quote of the Week

I LOVE this quote from Thomas S Monson. "Work will win when wishy washing won't". First of all, look at all those w's! Second of all, it's a great message: you need to work for the things you want. Wishing doesn't do anything except make you want it more.

have a lovelee Monday!


09 November 2012

Tune in Tonight! : Part 2 (+Children's FREEBIE)

So I've looked it up, and you can click here to tune in to our concert at 7:30 (Mountain Standard Time). 
it's super easy: just click on the link, select your desired stream method, and voila! Sit back and relax to some Mahler. By the way, it's snowing here. So if you live in Utah, sit back, turn on the fire, and relax to Mahler. Doesn't that sound cozy? AND classy:) Ooooh yeah. you're living the good life.
(where's Lauren? 10 points if you find me in this picture. 30 if you find me in the first one....hehe...)
(this is our little section after last year's big concert that I posted about here and here.)

to view the "easy listening guide" that I've made up for my family and YOU, click here. (I'm going to edit it to look prettier after the concert tonight...there's a bunch of scanning smudges and stuff. But it'll look good soon, I promise.)

have a lovelee day!

Tune in Tonight! : Part 1

Hello, friends! Tonight is a very special night for me and some of my friends.
I'm in the Philharmonic here at bYu and tonight is one of our biggest concerts of the season. We're performing Mahler's 3rd symphony, which is (in my opinion...and a bunch of other people's...) one of the greatest symphonies ever written....and also the longest. But no fear! I've made up a little "easy listening" guide for my family that I'm sharing with ALL of you!
(the viola section of the them! Can you find me in this picture?)

I'm going to scan in the little book I've made for my family (it's tradition. Sometimes it makes it a lot easier to sit through an hour of music when you know what to listen for and the "story" behind each movement)

until then, you can look here for a brief outline/overview of the symphony. I'm going to find out what radio station you need to tune in to hear us perform LIVE! Which you really should do. Because it's gonna be good, I guarantee. Be back soon! (right after my dress rehearsal)

have a lovelee day!

07 November 2012

You are so Loved: Freebie!

soooo...remind me that when I say "I'll be back later tonight to post this or that" not let me say that. After I finished watching the election, the speeches, took a shower and wrote a paper, it was WAAAY too late to be blogging. So...sorry about that!

 But to make it up for you, I have a FREEBIE to share with you today! I've been trying my hand at calligraphy lately and I just doodled this up for you to use for anything your little heart desires. Make it a desktop background, a card to a loved decide!
Please Use for Personal Use Only. "How Lovelee!" is protected by copyright.

Click the image to view larger, right click, and "save as picture". Voila! It's all yours.

have a lovelee day, and remember: you are SO loved!


06 November 2012

go VOTE! (+be back later tonight)

I want to encourage you ALL to go out and vote today! Exercise your right and voice your opinion! America needs you! (I hope all those exclamation points make my point clear...) Also, my favorite part about this picture is the fact that she's hammering in the nails with a gun. What?! Just a little sketch....

By the way, I'll be back later tonight after my last class to post the start of my special edition Thanksgiving Color with a Cause chapters. They're pretty fun, I think you're gonna like 'em.

have a lovelee ELECTION DAY!


05 November 2012

Quote of the Week

Yes, another C.S. Lewis quote. But how could I resist when it was too too perfect?

have a lovelee day!


PS- I pinky promise to be a better poster this week. I'll have a nice, relaxing week this week, I think...

03 November 2012

the Best of How Lovelee! (200th post)

Hello, friends! I cannot believe that this makes 200 posts! It blows my mind. For a celebration I thought I'd share a list of the most popular posts/my personal favorites. 

Enjoy! (click on the picture to see its post)
(knitted bows)
(Anthropologie dresser)

thanks for sticking around for so long, guys! I can't wait to celebrate even more as this little blog matures. I have some exciting things in store, so be sure to stay tuned!

have a lovelee day!