Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ladies in the Know: Liz Holtz of Liz Lovely Cookies

  • The Ladies in the Know series presents women who’ve probed their awareness, identified important aspects of their lives that demanded attention and took action to uplift themselves through connecting to their inner wisdom and following it.

  • They are writers, athletes, cooks, healers, mothers, musicians, designers and more. They’ve shared what they’ve learned thereby making an impact on the lives of many women the world over.

  • We admire their strength and courage, their intelligence and contribution to our lives. We seek to know how their vision came about and how they manifested their dreams. We wish to be closer to their nexus of empowerment.

  • At the end of the day when our heroes take off their capes, they are people just like us. And lest we forget that we too have the capacity to reach great heights, I’ve asked these Ladies in the Know to record their first thoughts, in brief, to ten questions, as a mini-interview of sorts, for both insight and for fun.   
Photo Courtesy of Dan Holtz

Liz and her lovely family

This month we bring to you Liz of Liz Lovely Cookies. A while back we offered a review and giveaway, to find out more about how delish we think Liz's products are please click here. And to find out how fab this visionary, entrepreneur, greenie, baking goddess and all around authentic-one-of-a-kind gal is...read on...

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My 18-month-old is an earlier riser than I am at 5:45.  Before her, the bakery always got me up early, I loved the smell of dough mixing in the morning.

What is your daydream destination?

I am an east coaster at heart, but California always calls to me.

What would you tell your teenage/younger self if you could?

You are stronger than you could ever imagine.  I promise you will survive and thrive.

What would you remind your elderly/future self if you could?

Love more, stress less.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Anytime I am showing my entitlement is embarrassing to me.  I often have to remind myself that what I deserve and what I want are very different things.

What is your proudest moment?

Holding my adopted daughter on the day she was born.

What is your favorite food?

Cookies of course! 

What is your favorite word?


What is your favorite hobby/activity?

I love walking my dog on Vermont country roads, I’m obsessed with working out and believe it or not I still love baking in my spare time.

Please share one bit of inspiration, insight or wisdom with women…

We are all raised with a story of who we are, but our true story is the one only we can tell for ourselves.  The story of who we are can always be retold.

Bonus: Only answer if you’d like: Is there a Lady in theKnow you’d like to share with us, a woman who has influenced you in a positive way? If so, who and how?

I have a long time mentor named Lucy Darlington. She taught me that it’s ok to not know what’s next, it’s ok to be in pain, it’s ok to show people who you are. She showed me how to embrace the journey of life and for that I am eternally grateful.
Photo Courtesy of Dan Holtz

The bakers in action!

To find out more about Liz & her lovely cookies click here. The Liz Lovely Website with photos and details about each of the cookies: including Gluten Free, where you can get said cookies and ordering info, plus lots more! Plus check out Facebook for updates and Twitter!
Your Cookie Monster,
Deirdre & The Ladies

Other Ladies in the Know:

Victoria Moran

Tara Judelle  

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1 comment:

  1. "You are stronger than you could ever imagine. I promise you will survive and thrive."

    I love that. What a great mantra.


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