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2010 Year in Review – Part 2

Here is the second part of my year in review. (Part 1 is here.)

In May I got to style two photo shoots for Anthology Magazine. It was such a great experience working with such talented and interesting people. A real highlight of my year for sure.

I also brought on Alexis Birkmeyer as an intern (and later hired her as a full time studio manager.) Alexis is pretty much straight from heaven and Paul and I always ask if we can adopt her. She will be running our studio and my press while we are in France.

I made these S’mores kits for Project Wedding.

And I shared pictures of Moses’ room. (My kids sleep in a closet!)

I designed these Father’s Day printable labels for Alpha Mom.

I did a DIY on how to make a birdcage veil for Project Wedding.

I did a magnetic board DIY for iVillage.

In August I helped with the Kirtsy Party at Blogher and I shared how to recreate a few aspects of the party like these signs held up by weather balloons and chalkboard speech bubbles.

I also created these flag sculptures for Project Wedding.

In September Paul and I collaborated on our Let Them Eat Cake project where I art directed and he painted 50 cake paintings. We had a show, and ate cake.

I did a fancy dinner party under the Golden Gate Bridge. Here is the main post and the details here.

I created this pinwheel seating chart for Project Wedding.

We had a movie night in our back yard.

Then in October my friend Fergi was in town for her birthday so we threw her another dinner party by the Golden Gate Bridge (this time on the Sausalito side.)

I was hired to work with Suzanne Shade and style a few different ads for Minted to run in magazines during the holidays.

We announced the Commission Project.

And we were lumberjacks.

In November Moses got a haircut.

I put a party in a box.

We had a pretty (and delicious) Thanksgiving.

And I got ready for Christmas by making this felt ball Garland.

In December we wrapped presents up real pretty. Plus here and here.

We sent Roman in for one last surgery.

I made watercolor paper chains with Moses.

Moses turned three!

And I made watercolor and letterpress Christmas Cards.

And that was my year in two nice and tidy posts. Going through everything was almost therapeutic. Onwards and upwards to 2011! Anything you want to see more of for 2011? Leave a comment.

  1. JJB

    January 4, 2011

    you were one of the first blogs i ever read. and will always be one of my favorites. and posts like this remind me why. thanks for being such an inspiration. maybe one day i'll be as cool as you.

  2. torrie

    January 4, 2011

    i love your ideas on birthday surprises and birthday gifts. they are thoughtful, creative, and fun!

  3. aj

    January 4, 2011

    Alexis is the best! You're lucky to have her 🙂

  4. Jules

    January 4, 2011

    I never miss a post of yours, and yet somehow I am shocked at how much you did last year. You're an inspiration.

  5. Lindsey

    January 4, 2011

    Wow Jordan, you are such an inspiration! I wish I lived next door to you. Good luck in France!

  6. Paisley Petunia

    January 4, 2011

    I truly love your blog and bookmark so many of the ideas for future parties or just rainy days. Have the best time in Paris, look forward to all your creative posts in 2011 xoxo

  7. Bryan and Sarah

    January 4, 2011

    I'm amazed at all you did last year. Way to go! I can't wait to see all your adventures in Paris.

  8. Em

    January 4, 2011

    That reminds me, did you see your chalkboard speech bubbles here?

  9. KREW

    January 4, 2011

    I love your great ideas and cannot wait to see your version of Paris! I found it beautiful on the most basic level because it was so different from HERE. I can't wait to see what your talented designer brain takes from it!

  10. Mika Akutsu

    January 4, 2011

    Your life is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing

  11. Anna

    January 5, 2011

    I had forgotten about the father's day gift…love that you reposted so I could go get the printable.

    Also I'm making that vellum mobile for my baby's room. Thanks for the great ideas.

    Looking forward to lots of Paris posts next year

  12. caitlin wilson

    January 5, 2011

    WOW!!!!! you are wonderwoman. i envy you're creative geniusness.

  13. Sally

    January 5, 2011

    Love this, you are inspirational!

  14. Suus Geniet

    January 5, 2011

    Hi! Your blog makes me smile!
    I'm looking forward to another year of inspiration!Suus

  15. amanda jane

    January 5, 2011

    I've loved following your fantastic blog this year and can't wait to see all that comes for the next year….safe travels!

  16. ashley maureen

    January 5, 2011

    beautiful. you are just so inspiring! i hope i can do half as much with my 2011.

  17. Ashley

    January 5, 2011

    What a bountiful year, Jordan! I'm so very excited to see you chronicle your life in Paris for those of us who can't move there with you! Best to you in 2011.

  18. Mom in Mendon

    January 5, 2011

    Smarty pants. Really nice work. Love it.

  19. Curiosity Killed the Cat

    January 5, 2011


    I've looked and looked and I can't find the post you did on the magnetic board DIY for iVillage. I want to do something just like this for the entryway of my new apt. and this looks like it could be so helpful. If you could share the link I'd be oh so grateful!! Pretty please 🙂


  20. Kate {domestikatedlife}

    January 5, 2011

    Looks like a fabulous year!

  21. Kristen

    January 5, 2011

    What a fun year! Thanks for sharing. And I can't wait to see your adventures in Paris!

  22. Madhavi

    January 5, 2011

    What a great year! I would love to learn more of the nitty-gritty in your preparations for France. You may think it is mundane, but we are living vicariously through you. It would be divine!

  23. EMILY

    January 5, 2011

    Oh Jordan, you make me feel cool just living in the same city as you. Your work is so clever- I made your potted moss plants for a a friends table setting, substituting flag toothpicks with watercolored heart toothpicks. I am a proud purchaser of one of your cakes (painting and print) and I just love reading your blog and seeing what you're up to. As the daughter of a letterpress printer, I'm always curious and amazed!

  24. Mandy

    January 5, 2011

    Definitely the most impressive review of a year I have seen on any blog. I love how you mix your professional and personal life. Lovely.

    Good luck in France!

  25. Travels in Heels

    January 5, 2011

    I loved looking back at 2010! My favorite is the party under the bridge…I even did a post on it a few months back. I want to orders some of those felt balls and make a wreath.

    I can't wait to follow your journey in France.

  26. Carrie

    January 5, 2011

    I have enjoyed every one of your posts and look forward to lots of french-y goodness.

    thanks for putting it all out there.

  27. Anonymous

    January 5, 2011

    I am a new reader to your blog, and I am hooked! I am in awe of your creativity.

    Young mom of 3 from MN

  28. Martha

    January 5, 2011

    phew! that made me tired. what an excellent year! i just want to see all things paris in 2011 so can't wait to live vicariously through you.

  29. c.e.l.i.n.a

    January 5, 2011

    I found your blog a while back when I saw that your son slept in the closet. Which I LOVED!

    Happy New Year! The s'more kit is awesome.

    ~ the MRS.

  30. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    January 5, 2011

    You are a true create-or (I know, there's no such word…but you're definitely it!). Thank you for sharing your great ideas in 2010, and tidbits about your beautiful children. I'm clearly not the only one looking forward to 2011 from you in Paris!

  31. jen byard

    January 6, 2011

    Love the re-cap! You picked some of my favorite posts this year 🙂 I love how you blend what you're working on, your inspirations and family. More of the same!

  32. ruth

    January 6, 2011

    I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did!! I gave birth to a baby girl last March with a clefty. She had her Lip/nose repair in Oct. I am unsure when we are doing the palate surgery though. So, how was the palate surgery? Was it a harder recovery then the lip? Your little guy looks amazing. I totally appreciate you blogging about him.

  33. carina

    January 6, 2011

    I love everything, so wouldn't change a bit. I can't wait to read everything about your year in Paris. It's one of my dreams, and I'm so inspired by your decision.

  34. Kelly

    January 10, 2011

    I love this — so much creativity and happiness!

  35. Crystalin

    January 26, 2011

    I know I'm a little late to comment on this post, but wow, absolutely loved your year in review. Your kids are gorgeous and you are so talented!

    Have the time of your lives in Paris!

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