Monday, December 31, 2012


UPDATE: Find a fresh new kit design here.

A new kit has been created for 2017!
Happy New Year, friends!

new years eve. really?!
twenty-thirteen. sounds a little crazy.
the boys are so excited to open their letters from last year.
and i'm looking forward to sitting down with my husband 
as the clock counts down.
to plot the year ahead, together.

twenty-twelve felt a lot like treading water.
and this coming year we resolve to get things done.
make changes. and work hard.
we've got big plans for twenty-fourteen.

i'm getting ready to bundle up our kits right now. 
i grabbed some fancy gold foil seals today and stuffed a little paper sleeve with everything we'll need to fill out our lists and write a little letter to our future selves. there's also a special children's list just like years past for the kiddies to compare how they've grown and changed these last twelve months.

i love that you do this with me. 
it's so fun to hear that you'll be sitting down with these kits and your own families this evening, too.
happy new year, friends! 
love, lindsay

and many thanks to danyelle 
for her late night photo styling ideas/help from the labor and delivery wing!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

for you. from jane.

we've been busy holiday-ing over here. 
and i've been busy working on some cool projects.
i can't wait to share them all with you. 
i've been doing some custom work for jane of see jane blog.
she's up to some really great things over there this holiday season.
i had to share these labels i whipped up for one of her clever projects. 
they're perfectly simple.
go here to download a few for yourself.
collect all your trimmings,
turn up the sufjan and let's have a little wrap party.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

all i need.

it's ten-thirty-eight pm.
am currently putting off climbing into bed.
procrastinating with blogs. and good music.

my winter insomnia has hit.
which means that even the most tiring of mothering days finds my head hitting the pillow around eleven o'clock each night and still wide-eyed and awake come one or two.

i catch up on my shows. my faves these days involving burly old men living off the wilderness in alaska. or burly bearded men who make duck calls for a living.

then i'll toss and turn and fluff my pillows.
under the covers? nope.
on top of the covers? nope.
maybe a glass of milk? nope.
a book? nope.

then i'll give up.

i'll just lay there.
eyes blinking up at the ceiling.
and my mind wanders.
the racing thoughts keeping me up at night are so silly, too.

eventually i'll feel a kiss on my forehead.
andrey leaving for work. it usually wakes me.
which means that somehow sleep does actually find me.

this until spring...
where my best and most delicious sleep hangs out.