Monday, January 3

the very first monday of 2011...

I'm putting off posting my 2010 recap I had wanted to share today...
My oldest woke up early this morning not feeling well and has since developed a fever.
My focus has shifted...

In the meantime...

With school starting back for my girls on Wednesday,
I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share this with you...

a custom "ABC" baby shower invitation I'm working on...
(even in the preliminary stages, I LOVE the concept and the color palette...)

I also have to mention...
I'm working on a new list.
A list of "promises"...
It's a list similar to my "Before Birthday Goals" I fell in love with last year...
the list that ended up pushing me creatively in ways I never even imagined.

I plan to have my new list completed by the END of January...
and the goal is to have the things on the list completed by February 2012.
I'll share more on the idea behind it all later this week.
I encourage you to jump in with me and start a list of your own.
The list should be fun...
(NOTHING about losing weight or any of those traditional "resolutions" everyone makes.)
Those things can certainly be on a "different' list...just not this one.

So gather your thoughts over the next couple of days...
Think about little things you've been wanting to do...
And certainly feel free to refer to my list from last year if you need some ideas as to what kind of list to make.

Happy FIRST MONDAY of 2011!!!
I'm SO excited about the things that anxiously await us all during this brand-new year!!

Back to doing what I enjoy most...
playing mommy.

My Christmas tree is still up.
I really don't want to take it down because it's too pretty.
And I REALLY don't like the idea of placing it on the curb for the trash man to pick up.
I seriously might cry - I'm sensitive like that.


Laura { Eye Candy Event Details} January 3, 2011 at 12:09 PM  

love this post! Right there with you on making lists & LOVE the fact that your 'Christmas' is still up! I told my family the other day we'll be lucky to get it down by end of January (and I am ok w/ that - lol)

Renee January 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM  

What a great way to start off 2011 then visiting your blog, Jess! It is always such a treat! I love the invitation. It's so cute!!

I hope your son feels better. I am sure he is getting lots of TLC.

Thank you for all you share and all you do!



Lisa of In Pencil January 3, 2011 at 4:42 PM  

Fabulous job on the invitation- I loved how you weaved the baby's name into the alphabet along the side.

Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. January 3, 2011 at 11:12 PM  

Happy New Year! I'm loving this baby shower post! Such a fun way for the baby's name to pop out of the collage of alphabet letters!

Half Baked January 3, 2011 at 11:33 PM  

Hope you had a great holiday season Jess! I'm right there with you on the tree... mine is still up and I had it lit all day. I know the end is near. :(

Sandra January 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM  

Love the invitation, it looks super cute :)

My tree is gone and it was heartbreaking for us LOL we just adored it and it was hard seeing it leave the house.

Jennifer January 5, 2011 at 7:33 PM  

I love this invitation, from the letters to the color palette. Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous,  February 28, 2014 at 1:55 AM  

Is there anyway to get this invite customized?

Jessica Kirkland March 10, 2014 at 4:56 PM  

Hello Anonymous…

Thanks for inquiring about the ABC Collection invitation. You can find the invitation in my Etsy shoppe and I can customize it for you! Reach out to me on Etsy and I can provide you with all of the nitty gritty…

Here's the direct link to my shoppe:

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