Hi! I’m Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! I started Wine & Glue in November of 2011 as a creative outlet and a way to show off the things I was working on. It quickly turned into a passion and developed a life of its own.
I’m a wannabe crafter, diy-er, seamstress, chef, baker,
candle stick maker, photographer, and party planner.
I’m a very real (maybe too real?) mom to four amazing children and wife to my best friend, Nathan. They are the most important things in my life, and keep me going when life feels like an uphill climb.
Fun facts about me: My fingers are double jointed and my knee caps float (much to Nathan’s disgust), I have a serious diet coke addiction (much to Nathan’s disgust), in my book green olives count as comfort food, I’m a sucker for slapstick comedy, and while I don’t consider myself a foodie, I love trying new recipes and new restaurants.
Nathan and I met when I was just 18, and immediately started poking fun at each other.
We got married in the fall of 2004 and we have been through more than we could have ever imagined.
Our marriage isn’t perfect, but through it all we have stayed best friends, we have continued to work hard, and we still poke fun at each other.
Fun facts about us: Nathan was raised on meatloaf, I was raised on tofu. Nathan grew up in a Republican house, I was raised by liberal hippies. Before we met, Nathan had never tried rice (!!!), and I had never had a steak. We both agree that our first date was the best date either of us had ever been on, before or since. But we still argue about who asked who out. (Psssst. . . . Nathan asked me out!!)
Gavin is our oldest kiddo and brings so much light into our lives. I often joke that he will either be a senator or a Broadway star. Maybe both.
He loves reading, playing board games, Legos, riding his scooter, trying to convince me to play endless hours of video games, torturing Quinn, and learning new things. His favorite words are “why?” and “actually . . . ”
I sometimes think that he is too smart for his own good. And he has a heart of absolute gold.
As I have told Gavin, there have been many times that I didn’t think I could carry on, and the thing that kept me going was him. He has saved my life in so many ways.
Elliot, our second child, was born in September of 2010 just days after we found out that he had an extremely rare birth defect, called Vein of Galen Malformation. He died a week after his birth from complications that occurred during a surgery to correct the malformation. To read more about his story, click here.
Elliot’s life, though short, made an incredible impact on our lives. And though he isn’t physically with us, he is still very much part of our family.
Each year leading up to his birthday, we ask our family and friends to do acts of kindness in his honor. If you want to do an act of kindness for Elliot, we would be happy to have you join. Visit his blog or email me at lisa (at) wine and glue (dot) com.
Quinn is our “Sweet Pea Number Three.” She brings us joy, laughter, hugs, kisses, and “I love yous” on a daily basis. I like to call her “Little Mama” because she is always trying to mother her siblings. She is the first to jump when her little sister needs something or correct Gavin when he’s doing something he should be.
When she isn’t off trying to do each and everything that her older brother is doing, she is busy looking at books, coloring, and pretending to be a superhero and/or butterfly.
Quinn is extremely empathetic one minute, rubbing the back of someone who is crying, and mocking us the next, trying to imitate how we sound when we cough or sneeze.
Our fourth baby, Piper, was born in May of 2014! She also answers to Pippy, Pipes, Piper McGiper, Lil’ Pip, Monkey, and Miss Piper Pants.
She is seriously loved and adored by all of us. And the feeling is mutual. If someone is upset or crying, she comes over very quickly to rub their back, snuggle them, and give them kisses. She has no interest in talking, eating, or sleeping, but she is as smart as can be and understands everything we ask of her.
I’d love to hear from you!
Email me at lisa (at) wine and glue (dot) com