Backstage with an L & L Solemate – Lisa Franks

Welcome to the blog,  Lisa!

Tell us a little bit about yourself…

I’m a mother of two boys, ages 2 (Kayden) and 17 (Bevan). I work full time, and love spending my free time with my family.


Kayden with his parents

Kayden with Me LL
Kayden with his Dad LL


Where did you grow up and where do you live now?

I’ve lived mostly in Arizona, but my father was in the military, so I moved a bit as a child. My husband was also in the military, so we lived in South Korea for a few years when our older son was little. We currently live in Arizona; we often tend to return here!

Tell us about your family?

Kayden is a busy two year old.  He’s a very happy child, and he brings us so much happiness.  Bevan enjoys playing hockey and working on cars as a hobby.  He’s a very bright boy with an excellent future ahead.


Bevan and Kayden

Bevan Kayden 2c


How did you and your partner/husband meet?

My husband and I met through friends. We’ve been married over 17 years.

What are you passionate about?

I enjoy taking photos, but I’ve never quite been able to learn enough about photography to take the quality pictures I’d like! I have fun practicing anyway.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?

My parents, and my husband have been big influences in my life. We have a very close family, and many shared interests.

What is your favorite family tradition?

I enjoy family barbeques, and visits. We try to get together every few weeks and visit, swim, and chat.  We live near my parents and my brother (and his family, wife August, daughter Sammy).  It’s nice to have family living nearby.  Kayden and Sammy are the same age, and they play together wonderfully!


Kayden and SammyKayden and cousin Sammy for LL

Kayden's 2 Bday LL


Where did you first see a pair of Livie & Luca’s?

My friend, Jennifer, introduced me to Livie & Luca shoes! She even brought a pair for me to try on my son (for sizing purposes). When I saw the shoes, and handled them, I instantly loved the quality, and ordered Kayden’s first pair that night. I ordered the Fox shoes– so adorable!


Kayden Fox Shoes LL

What do you like about them?

The leather is very soft, and the shoes themselves feel like they would be comfortable. Additionally, there are many cute options, for girls and boys! The fox shoes are definitely one of the cutest toddler boys shoes I’ve seen available.

What are your favorite Livie & Lucas from the fall season?

I love the Fox shoes I purchased, and I also think the Sherlock, and Bernal are on my list of must-haves!  They are adorable.

Is there anything you’d like to see from Livie & Luca in the future?

I’m excited to see the new styles as they are released!

Thank you for sharing with us, Lisa! Kayden looks so sweet with the red star gray cords and matching Fox shoes!

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