Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in Review

2012 in review

2012 in Review: adorning our home, traveling abroad, raising Ruby & promising our forevers.

Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for us, for a little family. Happy New Year, loves.


Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Andrés Felipe
  • Three day work week
  • Eggnog lattes
  • Greenback Boogie
  • Christmas with my family
  • Riding boots!
  • Our king size duvet + cover
  • Getting Cards Against Humanity!
  • Ruby having a fantastic Christmas
  • Rum balls!
  • Suits marathons
  • Cherry Noir vodka
  • Sriracha cook book
  • Ruby’s French Cafe
  • Rum cake with homemade whipped cream
  • Peanut Butter Sriracha Ramen

Merry & Bright

christmas cards 2012

christmas card 2012Our first Christmas cards as a couple.

We included a black & white photo from our wedding in the bright cards from Target. I think we’re going to stick with black & white photos in the years to come because they’re classy, and because it keeps the colors from competing with the card. We were back at Target getting wrapping paper right before Christmas, and the cards were 30% off so I picked up three more boxes of the designs we didn’t pick for this year from the same series. Boom. I feel prepared. Hopefully I don’t forget about them.

Paint Swatch Ornaments

Last year we used green paint swatch samples to make Christmas tree gift tags.

In sticking with the paint swatches idea, I grabbed some green, red and yellow cards to make paper ornaments. This year we used actual wrapping paper, but I loved the brown bags more. I think I’ll go back to that next year.

Here’s how they came out:

gift tags

DIY gift tagsIt took all of Ruby’s self control to watch and not “help.” She loves packing materials almost as much as tennis balls.
ruby helping

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • Our wedding coffee table book
  • White pizza
  • Sending out our Christmas cards
  • Starbucks gift card from my boss
  • A is coming home!
  • Lunch with my family
  • Wrapping all of our presents
  • Borrowing our friend’s Wii
  • All the rum cakes
  • Ruby’s stocking stuffers
  • Knickers that match my house
  • Eggnog + rum
  • Lots of Skype dates
  • Bing Crosby’s White Christmas album

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Mr. AFV
  • Office Christmas parties
  • Little black dresses
  • Cider
  • Graeter’s ice cream
  • Pashminas
  • Chicken cilantro wontons
  • Borrowing my friend’s Wii
  • Christmas party with our friends
  • Our fridge full of delicious food
  • Reconnecting with a dear old friends
  • The game Things
  • Slumber party with my sister and her fiancé
  • Ruby cuddles, always
  • Mini crockpot!
  • My familial support system
  • Skype calls with A

Boberly & Mr. President

b and a

My sister B and her boyfriend, AF, are engaged!

b ring

He spontaneously popped the question last night in their dining room, then they went to tell their puppy, he grabbed his mom’s ring, and sweetly knelt down on one knee and asked again, just to be sure. She, of course, said yes.

fb engagement

My big sister, B, my partner-in-crime, my best friend, my former roommate/shower buddy/chauffeur/coworker, the lil to my kidd … getting married. To this awesome guy. This guy she’s been nuts over for almost 4 years.

So excited to help her with the planning and be there for her. So thankful she’s my sister from the same mister.