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One Year Old (Calvin’s Monthly Photos)

This kid! The world’s happiest, smiliest, giggling-est baby is growing up with a big mischievous streak. You know something is up when you’re one room over and suddenly things are a little too quiet. The other day he was standing at the fiddle leaf fig, just flinging handfuls of dirt in the air and when I caught him, he turned on the charm with a huge grin.

Calvin's Monthly Baby Photos (Twelve Months Old!)

He isn’t walking yet (all of my kids have been late walkers), but he cruises around furniture and likes to walk with a bit of hand-holding assistance. His crawl is adorable and lopsided. He says mama, dada, dog, cat, and wow. Apparently he has decided to stop nursing (three days of refusal and he’s old enough, so we’re done? Unexpected! I wasn’t ready!). Six teeth. Blue eyes. A polka dot patch of lighter hair at the front, on top, that seems to be staying.

We love, love, love him.

Ten Months Old

Ten Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)
Ten Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)

Eleven Months Old

Eleven Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)
Eleven Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)

Twelve Months Old

One Year Old! (Calvin's Monthly Photo)
One Year Old! (Calvin's Monthly Photo)

(I’ll be taking a photo of Calvin sitting in the Eames rocker and wearing his pin each month until he’s two years old. I also took monthly photos of his sister, Eleanor, and his brother, August.)

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Sometimes I come across something so cute/sweet/charming/funny/pretty/inspiring/lovely that I just want to share it with you. These are the things that have made my honor roll.

Miniatures Museum in Lyon, France

Periscope Open House

  • Heeeeey, watcha doin’ on Sunday? Silly, you’re checking out the Periscope Open House! We have a hashtag and everything. Can you guess what it is? #periscopeopenhouse

    Every 15 minutes, starting at 10:00 Eastern, there will be a different house tour. Some (like mine) are old, historic homes, some are mid-century, and some are very much in-progress renovations. I’m slated for the 10:45 slot (find me @makingitlovely), but things may change between now and then. The best way to catch them all is to start with Erica (@vintagedesignme on Periscope). This is going to be fun!

Velma’s Turtleneck Sweater

I had been looking for a new sweater for fall and winter: something soft, warm, and oversized for maximum coziness. Machine washable too, if possible (because: baby). I took Calvin out with me for my sweater quest and I tried on many close-but-not-quite options. Ah, until I found this one in mustard yellow. Flattering shape! Great color! Throw it in the wash! On sale for $35!

I was feeling pretty cute when I put it on the next morning. I wore a silk top beneath with its shirttail hem peeking out, my favorite cropped skinny pants, patent oxfords, and of course, my glasses. I even had time to put a little makeup on before heading out to walk the kids to school. Look out, world! Stylish mom, comin’ through!

Velma's Turtleneck Sweater is Lookin' Good

So then I realized, about halfway there, who I looked like. Jinkies.

  1. Duckworth Glasses, Warby Parker

  2. Slim Cropped Pants, Gap

  3. ‘Rancher’ Silk Pocket Top, Nordstrom

  4. Relaxed Turtleneck Sweater, Loft

  5. Dune London Laboux Patent Oxfords, Zappos

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