Valentines Day Idea 1: Big Valentine

Last year I made these giant Valentines for friends and family. I had a few different sayings on the inside. Here is how I made them:

1. Write or print out the saying you want on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
2. Take it to a kinkos with one of those large scale printers and have it enlarged {costs around $4.} I made mine a few feet wide.
3. Fold it up into a little square and wrap it up with an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. You can print their name or a message on the outside wrapper.

We still have the one I made for Paul hanging on our wall. It says: I love you to the blue blue sky.

SF Guide

I’m in the process of putting together a comprehensive San Francisco guide. I’ve wanted to put this together for a long time so yesterday I went around with Aubrey Trinnaman to several neighborhoods to get pictures of my favorite spots. We are half done and will hopefully have the final project up in the next week or two. Here is a polaroid I came home with.

What to buy for Paul

Here are some of the things I want to buy Paul for Christmas.

A- a pair of noise canceling headphones. B- Super 8 Film {so he can use his Dad’s old movie cameras} C- Casual clothing since he doesn’t have to dress up for the office anymore. D- Memberships to Art Museums E- Comfy shoes here and here F- A wide angle lens G- A membership to the Commonwealth Club he can go hear interesting people speak at lunch. H- A comfortable office chair for the studio {we have this chair at home and we LOVE it} I- A cute picture of Moses framed.

My Christmas Wishlist

Paul asked what I wanted for Christmas this year and I couldn’t really think of anything. But after some thought I put together a little list for him –its pretty boring but here is my Christmas wish list.

1. Polaroid Film (Our stash is running low.)
2. Gocco Printing Supplies (ditto.)
3. Pants (I haven’t bought a new pair since I lost the baby weight. I would like these or these or these.)
4. A surprise trip (nothing fancy but it has to be a surprise)
5. A corner rounder
6. Books: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Consider the Lobster, Domino: The Book of Decorating, Pre Order the new Sixx Design book

Gift Ideas

Joanna Goddard has some of my favorite gift guides this year. Check them out if you haven’t already.