A fog of fatigue and nightly pee-pees…

A fog of fatigue and nightly pee-pees…

The First Trimester Before getting pregnant, I never really understood what any of it actually entailed. I knew about morning sickness at the start, I knew that the body’s ligaments softened (meaning in yoga terms, don’t overdo the stretching even though...
The University of Parenthood

The University of Parenthood

Thanks to our young Caraliza Designs business and an out-of-control Irish rental market, my thirties found me and Alex moving back in with my parents. We are extremely lucky and grateful to have this life-line while building the Caraliza brand, but it didn’t...
Mamaliza: the beginning

Mamaliza: the beginning

So things are a-changing in the world of Liz and Alex and Caraliza is expanding! Well, right now, the only thing actually expanding is my belly and for a slim, bendy yoga-gal, this physical development is quite a challenge. Where’s my waist gone? How come lately...
Market-life and stockists up-dates!

Market-life and stockists up-dates!

Hello my lovelies, as we finally finally move into Spring in wet, chilly Ireland, here at Caraliza HQ we’ve recently resumed our regular market spots. Of course you can always buy online and we’ve been working hard to build up our stock and improve our...

WHAT’S NEW… OPHELIA, TOOTH ACHES AND JAZZ

It’s been some week here at Caraliza HQ. We had wild and wicked winds to contend with, thanks to hurricane Ophelia.  Seeing the damaged trees all round still, with heavy long branches torn from their trunks, we didn’t dare risk venturing out for markets...

BATTLING THE WIND SPIRIT OF THE EAST

It’s 6:30 am, July 1st 2017, and we’re off to Tramore, Co. Waterford to trade at their summer Promenade Festival once again. It’s a treat to return to the pretty little seaside town of Tramore; we have very fond memories of the previous year’s...
MAKING MEMORIES ON THE ROAD TO TRAMORE

MAKING MEMORIES ON THE ROAD TO TRAMORE

The peal of the alarm at 5 a.m. “Darling!” I whisper loudly, nudging my still slumbering husband. “It’s time to get up!” I have to nudge him several more times. Honestly, a pack of howling dogs couldn’t wake him. We’re off to Tramore in Co. Waterford...
A RAINY DAY!

A RAINY DAY!

There’s a light drizzle as I unload the van, dragging several trolley-loads over to the spot where I’ll set up our mini 2×2 gazebo for the little country farmer’s market. Once the gazebo’s up and the gear is stowed underneath, I drive the...

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