Sep 10 2015

“Labor” of Love

Published by at 2:34 pm under Life,tim holtz

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Holiday.

I had an awesome holiday.  I got to spend it with 2 wonderful people just laboring away! 🙂  Tim had a few classes coming up and I came to help kit some of the projects.  The thing that I love about working with him (other than his uber talent and funny personality) is that this man is sooooo organized.  Kitting is so much easier when it’s organized and thoroughly thought out.  Not only that, but his attention to every detail is like no other.  The things that he does to make his classes run smother always amazes me.  He goes above and beyond….

Who else would take 300 little white flowers, spray stain them black and add distress glitter so that their project is that much more adorable?  I love that he made his own special glove out of plastic bag. (I wish there wasn’t a glare when I tried to take the pic)


Who else would take the time to stain the toothpicks for the paper pine cone die cuts and already hot glue to the start of their paper pinecone?


Who else would have their bingo pieces inked black since the numbers come in red?


Those are just the few little things that I actually took a picture of… There is so much more that he does that just leaves me in awe!  Anything to make it that much easier or more special for his students.

Another thing I always look forward to is MJ’s (Mario) cooking!  Soooo good and so tasty.  It was so good that I forgot to take pix of it most of the time.  But, I was able to capture these two meals.


And… I got to meet MJ’s granddaughter Zoey.  She is so beautiful and so sweet.  I hogged her while her parents came for a short visit.


Although we worked looooong hours, we got to squeeze a little hobby lobby time in.  Even though they opened one near my house, going to THIS hobby lobby is always special to me.


And any time I can spend with my boyz is a good time!  So much so that I figured I can sleep when I got home. LOL.  We would kit until 1 am… and there was even a night (or I guess morning) that I had to tap out a little after 2.  Tim stayed up a little later… But, I had to get a few hours of sleep in because in just 4 short hours, I had to get up to have coffee and breakfast with MJ… and then an hour later, have breakfast with Tim.  HAHA.  I think I had like 5 meals a day and like 6 cups of coffee!  (#sogood)

How do 4 days fly by so fast?  But, I’ll take it.  Always grateful for whatever I can get.

It is always awesome to have my mama and papa pick me up from the airport… and this time, they brought this little guy.  I was so happy to see Huck.  I missed him while I was away.

Until next time….

9 responses so far

9 Responses to ““Labor” of Love”

  1. MJ says:

    so so happy you came to see us….come back anytime you want!
    your room will be waiting for you as well as your diet coke and kitkat

  2. Tim Holtz says:

    well i couldn’t be more humbled by your words and more grateful for our friendship. you mean the world to us and we are certainly blessed to have you in our lives. thanks again for taking time to come and help us out. i agree, the time is never enough, but we will always take what we can get whenever we can get it. until next time…tim #notsoonenough

  3. Amy G. says:

    Awww!! Sounds like an amazing trip!!! I’m sure Huck missed you.

  4. Tamara says:

    LOVE ‘reads’dropping about other people’s friendships. In this not-so-nice world, it’s refreshing to see kindness and genuine affection between people. Thanks for sharing all the fun of your weekend!

  5. Brenda says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Rachael Brown says:

    Sounds like one heck of a busy but fun weekend!!!

  7. Rosann aka Rea' says:

    I always enjoy my “virtual” visit with all of you … it is so awesome to “share” just a little bit of such a special friendship that you all have it brings me such great ” JOY” !
    YES … ALL those things make TIM, you and Mario the “special team ” that you are … I so LOVE you guys !!! <3 <3 <3

    I ALWAYS tell people that's what makes Tim so special ; his genuine passion for what he does ; and his willingness to share it ; and the care he takes in creating the product !!!
    What am I up to … 1010 ( I lost count ) reasons to LOVE Tim Holtz <3 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing ! <3

  8. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    It would appear that those fellas are just as glad to have had you visit, as you were to be there! Friendships, like this, are too few, in these times. What a wonderful, creative, fun and apparently quite delicious, few days y’all got to have! Mr. Rossi’s sweet Granddaughter and my Grandson, Julian, were born very close together. He and I got to share some (too brief) “baby notes”, when they were in Arlington (Texas), at the GASC. I can see why you enjoyed getting to play with her, when you were there…she’s a living doll!
    What a darling puppy dog you have! I’ll bet he WAS missing you!
    This is my first visit to your blog and I plan to “return”, often. I love the way you write and describe events, such as the days spent with that dynamic duo! Take care and thanks for sharing!

  9. Dolly says:

    I have never had the pleasure of taking one of Tim’s classes in person but it’s clear from just seeing his work online that he has great attention to details!
    Oh my word how cute is Zoey?!
    Love your pup 😀
    TFS and I’m glad you guys had fun “working” 😀

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