Jan 3

2010 Year in Review – Part 1

2011 is here. We made it. It is nice to look back and take stock of what happened in 2010. It’s been a long year folks. I am putting a lot of faith in 2011, let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint.

In January, I turned 30. And was fat and pregnant. And depressed. No that’s actually not a picture of my birthday party. (It’s the birthday party of my dreams.)

In February, we shared some pictures of our apartment. Here, here, here, and here.


Then at long last our Roman came. And he was perfect.



In March, Paul had a birthday and I sent him on a treasure hunt following a red string with a picnic at the end.


In April I did these mobiles and citrus garland DIY’s for Project Wedding.



Then we sent Romey in for his first cleft lip surgery.

In May I put together the Birthday Surprise in the mail for Aubrey. Where all her family and friends sent her love notes and it turned into a giant puzzle. Here is the post about it, here is the rad video Aubrey made, and here are my DIY instructions.

I did the wheat grass escort card and the lemonade favor DIY for Project Wedding.

I started experimenting with watercolor and letterpress.


Phew! I’ve only made it to June. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow.

15 Comments

  • Camille @ Style Notes says:

    Love this post, but I have to admit it's almost depressing to see how much talent & gorgeousness you squeezed into HALF a year! Gives me something to strive for… :P

  • lizzie [love your way] says:

    it has been such a beautiful year for you, lady! love that paper mobile that you did…it's EVERYWHERE now! congrats :)

  • Jenna Robert says:

    That birthday party is so beautiful.

  • angela hardison says:

    what a year, jordan. you are so talented! here's to 2011.

  • Stephane in Alaska (formerly of the Bay Area) says:

    What a sweet, sweet baby. I miss those days. : )

  • Angela {Phit Chicks} says:

    Love this recap, but I have to say that the Golden Gate Bridge dinner party you threw was way more impressive than your dream party photo. I envy your talent!

  • CB says:

    so fabulous, jordan! Where is the dream birthday party photo from?

  • carina says:

    What an eventful time! I love the snake around Roman. Where is it from?

  • Taylor Sterling says:

    Jordan- I don't comment much, but I love visiting your blog! I plan to comment more! I love your photos and design! Thanks for the inspiration! Glad to know your local! I could use your services someday!

  • Martha says:

    I love your blog, Jordan! You've had a great year, and I've loved watching you make it colorful, as always. Keep it up!

  • Sally says:

    Great post, what a great year!

    Those business cards are beautiful

  • Emily Brooks says:

    I stumbled in to your blog, and will visit again as I adore the watercolor wash you applied to your business cards, holiday cards. I've always been interested in letterpress and the freedom of DIY: how involved are these projects? Which machine do you use?

  • lady lyles says:

    I love your watercolor/letterpress experiments!
    PS: Best wishes for Paris : )

  • Su says:

    I tried your Birthday Surprise for my husband but this wasn't the best year as the post in Scotland came to a standstill for weeks. They are still trickling in and his bday was Dec 23. Thanks for the ideas.

  • windymountain says:

    hey – just wanted to say that you're amazing…. and also love Paul's landscape work. a very talented family – thanks for the review – I missed a few of those.
    All the best for the year and well done for getting to Paris
    Emma
    mom of two, architect, painter
    Cape Town

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