illustrated watercolor valentine via seejaneblog shopWe had a new idea for Sela’s valentine’s this year – she modeled for me, and I took her picture then turned her into an illustration. I also did a little watercolor, then we scanned, and printed on yardstick to make them into cards. This was the funnest project. And now her cards are little Sela’s! We just added some of her favorite treats in red and pink, and a little leather tie. wha-la! If you happen to have a little hipster who would like these too – the download is available in the shop.

girl hipster style via seejaneblog
hipster valentine printable via seejaneblog shop
illustrated valentines via seejaneblog
TOTES HIP printable valentine via seejaneblog
Hipster valentines with labradoodle photobomber via seejaneblog
Totes HIP valentine with labradoodle photobomber via seejaneblog
Illustrated watercolor hipster valentines via seejaneblog
Totes hip hipster valentine via seejaneblog
Hipster valentine via seejaneblog shop
All photos by me,

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mini bohemian snowwomen

January 26, 2016

mini snowmen wiht flower crowns - hippie snow squad via seejaneblogIn December I was taking a final and it was snowing outside. It had been snowing for days and I was DYING to be home playing with my kids instead of sitting in a classroom taking a test. And out of the blue I had this most random idea that this year when we made snowmen – we had to make mini snowmen with mini carrot noses. And, we would make mini flower crowns for them! It was the worst to sit in class and continue my test when all I could think about were cute mini bohemian snowwomen!!!  

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Let one of your kiddos draw the picture for your holiday cards via seejaneblogThis year I did something new – with Sela’s love of drawing I asked her to draw a festive picture for our annual holiday card. Then I scanned it and using artifact uprising and one of their everyday cards templates – I had cards made! I LOVE how it turned out, so cute and personal. Also, I begged Kiana to write our annual letter since I was in the midst of seven classes – she obliged and I think she did great too. A good family effort. Since this is being posted late – I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, surrounded with those you love. xo.  

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Christmas 2015

January 26, 2016

Christmas 2015 from Jane Rhodes on Vimeo.

Christmas felt extra special this year. I caught myself all day long every day for weeks humming Christmas songs and walking with an extra upbeat momentum in my step. The whole month of December felt wonderful. Maybe because I was in my last semester of undergrad classes and couldn’t wait to be finished, or just because I felt extraordinarily blessed being surrounded by loved ones. Whatever ignited the feeling, it was good.

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. -Hamilton Wright Mabie

Also, Sela played Michael Buble’s ‘jingle bells’

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Thanksgiving : San Diego

January 26, 2016

San Diego November 2015 from Jane Rhodes on Vimeo.

In November we headed to San Diego to spend Thanksgiving with our friends. We’ve been friends with these two for twenty-two years and the friendship overlaps two generations. It’s good for the soul to be submersed in that kind of laughter, and love for a few days.

Side note: I don’t believe I’ve ever chosen to listen to Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus on my own – but when it was on the radio one day during our trip and the girls in the back seat were rocking out to it – it had to be the song for the video.

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Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetBack in October my girls both went to Sadie Hawkins. It was while I was on my trip to Italy but I heard all about the fun night via pictures and videos. The tradition here in Utah is that most school dances are held on Saturdays. There is a “day” date and an evening date. The day date usually includes a fun-outdoorsy activity, and maybe breakfast or lunch. Then the teens all go home for the afternoon to get ready for the evening.

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