so much to do!

Hi all, it's almost Christmas! I have so much on my plate right now (and I wish it was turkey, but it's mostly freelance design work, which is good, but I'm stuffed.) Just don't ask me about the Dewey Decimal System. It's a long story.

But work can't stop me from getting my Christmas on. I've been knitting lots of scarves for gifts. I'm on number five, almost to number six. Totally addicted.

And I mailed some surprise little giftys last week. ;)

Mailed off most of the Christmas cards.

And made cinnamon Christmas ornaments with Lotus.

(don't gag... we're wearing our matching aprons from Anthro...)

The cinnamon dough was super messy but this was the only craft I could think of that Lo could help me make. Besides coloring, which we do all the time and is kind of played. (We'll give these to the grandparents.)

I jacked the recipe from Angie ...

I had remembered making these in girl scouts when I was a kid, and they smell so good.

And I must say, I am so grateful to have such talented friends. My friend Yana came over last Saturday to take some photos and I am blown away by her skills.

She totally captured my kid in all of her shyness and seriousness and silliness. So awesome.

Big news: last night, L peed in the potty chair. I took a picture. She just brought the chair to Bo, he asked if she had to go, she said 'yes' and then she did. We haven't been doing any sort of potty training so this could be a complete fluke, but maybe she's ready.

Random note: we decided that the Eames stamps are frame worthy.

And the new vintage holiday/list-making challenge is up at Work Your Soul!

Go check it for some awesome Christmas eye-candy from our super awesome guest (and one of my fave girls ever) Sandy Pool.


  1. Yay! for Lotus on the potty!!!
    I wish Cams would! She does, then she says she still wants to be a baby! LOL!
    someday soon!!
    Love the layouts! just beautiful!

  2. I know what you mean...freelance is kicking my creative mind's ass. L is beyond a cutie and so not cheesy you have matching aprons. Always a reader, never a poster, but I did want to pop in and wish you happy holidays to you and yours.

  3. Hi love your blog and the gorgeous photos of Lotus :)

  4. those picture of Lo are beautiful. i *heart* her little face.

    and your scarves are looking pretty rad. i'm feeling the need to jump on the bandwagon! :D

  5. I wish I would have thought ahead enough to do scarves for christmas, I started crocheting again after a long break from it and I can't stop!

    those pics are to die for cute.

  6. Congrats on the potty action! I have 2 year old twins and we've had no luck - they love to sit on their potties though!

    Would you mind sharing what kind of patten/yarn/needles you used for your scarf? I love it SO much and would love to learn! Thanks for being so nice and answering my questions on flickr, too. :)

  7. Look at you on a roll with the knitting:) Thats awesome. Your daughter is just so freeking adorable and gorgeous. What great photos your friend took.

  8. that little lo....i just think she's the cutest thing ever...yay!! (my fave is the one where she's holding her sneaker) ella potty trained the exact same way - she just kind of asked, and that was it (sans a few little stubborn 'i'm going to pee on the floor to spite you beotch' moments). yay!

    the eames stamps are sooo frame-worthy. i looooove your table runner - seriously i'm totally coveting it. i love your aprons - i got one for ella and i at wallyworld - santa ones! we'll have to break em out soon.

    thanks for the kind words - you're awesome. seriosuly. xo

  9. i hate to be a stickler here, but if you don't send me a christmas card, i might have to kill you!!!

    i know they are gonna be hella cute, and my christmas card book won't be the same w/o your crafty gorgeousness!!!!!

  10. I LOVE your Christmas tree table runner! So cool!
    Very cute (and scrapworthy) pic of you and your daughter making cookies.
    Love your latest WYS layout~
    So awesome! I hope you are having a great weekend!

  11. Thanks so much for my sweet package!!!

    I love moleskins but have never had my own so I promise to put it to good use. And the other blank journal is so RAD! Made my day.

    Lotus looks so precious in these pics. Your friend really did a great job. And thanks for your e-mail this week. It warmed my heart. I read it a few times!

    Have a special week with the family!

  12. oooooh you two with your aprons are just so S U P A sweet!!

    Love your photo's. Sooo spesh!!

    Merry Christmas Jen.


  13. dude. you and lotus totally look like an ad in those matching aprons! i don't know what you're selling, but i'm buying!!! ;) i love the pics. so pretty! happy holidays to you and your little fam from me and mine. xoxo.

  14. The scarf is SO cool!! You Really make me want to knit one too. :)
    Love the pictures of your little sweetheart - Beautiful.
    And your scrapbooking-projects are all so awesome!!
    And last, but not least: Merry Christmas to you!

  15. Ok now I know why I adore your style:) I myself have some eames stamps that I can't bear to use. SO love that idea:) Your awesome. And the christmas pics are fabulous. Love the aprons:)

  16. you have the EXACT mixer I have been asking for, for the last 4 Christmases! love it. Lotus is a true beauty cutie patootie!!


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