It’s really New Year’s Eve! This was yet another blink in a second of an eye year for us. We had some amazing fun times last year. Here’s a look back at 2012 year in pictures. Have a safe and rockin’ New Years lovelies!! We’re so stoked for 2013
|Best curbside find ever, Antz saved this trashy side table for only $10!!|
|I love our Owl lamp|
designlovefest – Anthropologie DIY from Son of Shark Pig on Vimeo.
|Fortunate for me, my client was pleased with the outcome.|
|Kieran & Liv gave the cake a taste and it seemed to have met their approval|
We fell in love with Portobello fries and tried chocolate covered BACON!!
Hello Dolly from sunkissis on Vimeo.
|I added some rainbow decorations to our room|
|My rainbow cake became a leaning tower due to the heat but Liv still loved it|
|Liv got some sweet gifts, including her awesome scooter|
|It was just as amazing as their cupcakes|
|Since we have been staying at the hotel for years since our honeymoon in 2002, we were upgraded to a Sweet Suite! My photos don’t do it any justice.|
|Nerding out with Jeff|
|Party #1 for Eric Garcetti candidate for Mayor|
|Party #2 Tom & Jess’s Adventure Time soiree|
|Party #3 Antz won second place as Jake the dog at his job’s Costume contest with help from Liv’s cuteness as Beemo|
|I finally got my Kate Spade bag of my dreams ON SALE!|
|This kid keeps growing and growing!|
Last night we had the best fondue party with Terry, Morgan, Kieran & baby Finn.
|Pretzel bread YUM!|
Thanks to the Coxwells for a lovely Christmas Eve feast & sweet gift for Liv. We had to drive Liv around for an hour to get her nice and sleepy so we were able to put the finishing touches on the kitchen. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It’s going to move to the kitchen in March when we finish our remodel.
|I bought a Tap light to give her some extra lighting|
|Her Aunt Debra got her this chefs set, so cute!!|
|Liv loves nesting dolls. Now she has her very own and she’ll stop playing with the ones I received as gifts from my friends trip to Russia.|
|She has been playing doctor since her 24 month check up. Dr Wang let her use her stethoscope on her doll, she’s given us a check up, I got a clean bill of heath but Antz was diagnosed as sick.|
|Best face ever…SUSHI!!|
Now it’s time for the big present. La cucina!
|She knew exactly what to do, she promptly started cooking us breakfast|
|It’s the perfect size for her, I was worried she was too tall for it.|
Antz spent all day today working in Santa’s workshop building a little girl’s present. I can’t wait to see her face when she sees it tomorrow morning *it’s much to big to wrap* Since she doesn’t follow my blog yet, I think it’s safe to share a few pics here.
We couldn’t find a refrigerator that was under $100 with shipping so I asked Antz to use his magic and find something we could easily convert. He found the perfect cabinet the next day for $10. We bought a $7.99 set of cabinet handles from Ikea and he added some chalkboard paint and voila! A fridge for all her goodies. Tonight I’m going to add a faux window and curtain and we will let her open all the food/cooking sets tomorrow morning. I can not wait for her to see them in the morning!!
|I thought it would be smart to add the tap light under the cabinets|
Although it didn’t rain, we hit a snag with the show. My Mom spent the night so I dropped off Liv this morning and the plan was for my Mom and I to go to the school early (10:30) and save seats for Antz & Leslie who would meet us at 11. The show was supposed to start at 11:30. Well, I got to the school at 10:33 and the parking lot was already full. I had to block someone in and I ended up being blocked by 7 other cars. Then when we got inside the entire 10 rows in the front were taken. We were literally 3 rows from the back. I managed to save 2 seats for Antz and Leslie even though I got tons of dirty looks when people asked me if the seats were taken. I guess they wanted to take advantage that the rain had stopped because they started the show at 11am. I texted Antz immediately to hurry but sadly they arrived just as Liv’s class was finished with their song. Really disappointing. We snuck into her classroom so Leslie could say hello and give her a lovely bouquet of flowers. At least my Mom got these great shots because from where I was sitting *in Siberia* my shots were awful. I couldn’t hardly see Liv during her song because another child was standing in front of her. Her class sang “Frosty the Snowman” *you could barely hear them from where I was sitting* Liv says Krusty the Snowman.
|Our seats in Siberia|
|How cute are these reindeer?|
|I was impressed by the elaborate costumes|
|Liv decided no smiling today|
|Leslie brought the star a bouquet|
|Grammy and Liv|
|Leslie and I coordinated, cause we’re awesome!|
Don’t worry I got her to smile.
Hopefully by now almost everyone has received our Christmas card. We had so many possibilities for this year’s card photo.
I have always been a fan of this photo we took over the summer so Antz drew it and added a Christmas tree for this year’s rad Holiday card.
Today we met Finn, our friend’s Morgan & Terry’s new baby boy who was born on December 14th. I’m sure Finn is an angel sent to us to feel love and joy despite the horror in the world. I have been feeling much like everyone else, sickened and saddened from the elementary school shooting. I think what bothers me so much is, it’s not just a simple fix. Beefing up school security doesn’t really stop tragedies, disarming the crazies, institutionalizing them really doesn’t help either, so sadly it’s bound to happen again. We live in a violent world. Someone who wants to be immortalized by the media, they will hurt innocent people. It’s been happening for centuries and what is even more disturbing is we all know the name of the shooter and not the victims *Victoria Soto*. All I can do is hold Liv tight and cherish the time I have with her.
Here is the scrumptious Finian Everett, Liv’s new “baby brother”. Congrats you guys!!
|Big Brother Kieran was at home with Grandma|
|Here’s my two handsome boys all dressed up for Christmas|
|Liv named her Maggie but we call her Mags|
|Liv’s shoes are Livie & Luca|
Karen gave us an Owl tee too. Thank you, it’s super adorable. Tuesday is Liv’s last day of school until next year. It’s also her school’s Holiday showcase so I’m excited to see her first performance. She’s been practicing Frosty the Snowman in her tiny voice. I hope to video it with the Flip *but that guy’s battery is always dead* Good night!
Our house is looking quite cheerful.
|These guys makes Olivia very happy|
We used last year’s wrapping but then I ran out so now I need to pick up a few rolls at Target. But then Anthropologie had to go ahead and make this…
|Hand painted pom wrapping paper|
|Homage wrapping paper|
Kinda makes the wrapping paper at Target look like toilet paper. 🙁 I’m hoping these lovely ornaments go on sale in January. I am so excited for Liv’s present from Santa this year. We are going to work on it this weekend. So happy all the shopping is done!
Today was wonderful! The craft stations ran smoothly and the most popular was the build-a-Buddy. I made 4 of them. Antz and Liv came later and despite her grumpy mood, we rode the train, played games, took a photo with Santa. Some of my friends showed up but I didn’t have a chance to chat with everyone but I had the best time. I had one of the yummiest bacon & egg sandwich ever. Here’s the photos!
|Hello, my name is grumpy face, I will not smile not matter how many times you ask me!
|I got so much of this “snow” up my nose, but it was rad
|Just prior to the maylay! There must have been thousands of people|
|The gingerbread station stayed busy|
|Bummed out I missed the wine toss|
|Me & lovely Renae. She owns the school and she is quite rad!|
|I really wish I remembered to bid on this Shepard Fairey print|
|This is Olivia’s amazing teacher, Miss Ana, her hubby and her adorable baby Abe|
|This is Liv’s other teacher, Miss Karly, she is incredible. My favorite thing about her school is the staff, they challenge Olivia and help her feel comfortable around everyone. I want to hug both her teachers, all the time!|
|Mommy at work. This little girl chose the same body of the head so I obliged.|
|The mixed heads and bodies turned out cool. Mutant Zebra-deer|
|Getting some glittery ink|
|Playing dragon in the cardboard castle|
|It was extremely difficult to not spazz out over Tony Kanal *maybe you’ve heard of a little local band called No Doubt*, I played it cool as cucumber|
|I know what makes grump-face happy|
Thanks to my peeps who came out to support our school.
Although 95% of my holiday shopping is complete, I must swing by the Renegade Craft Fair. It’s this weekend and even though Saturday Liv’s preschool is having their annual Winter Solstice, I have been thinking about those delish rosemary butter crunch treats we had in July. I also have to find something amazing for Aimee’s cute new apartment.
Just when I thought this would be a mellow week. Liv is officially two and half years old!!