I can't believe how quickly time flies by. Christmas is almost here, my sister and her husband are arriving from Australia today for the holidays, and Violet is 19 months old! She can peel her own clementines and climb up into her booster seat - where has my little baby gone?! We've been hard at work on her big girl room so that it's ready whenever she is, along with improvements here and there on other parts of the H-Haus. Here are a few snapshots from our life lately:

1. Violet is in an amazing bedtime routine (knock on wood) and loves to sleep with her frog and blankies. She rarely cries or fusses anymore, but just babbles to herself in her sweet way until she drifts off to sleep. Without a paci I might add!

2. We've been hard at work creating our own personal gift wrap for the holidays. We got to try out a little sample on one of Violet's friends' birthday gifts - she was so proud of her creations!

3. It's nearly Christmas and that means cookie exchanges! I made simple sugar cookies, but you should've seen some of the crazy cookies I received in return.

4. Reusable gift tags from Etsy - they're almost too pretty to give away!

5. Working on a little corner of the back room - I've been itching for a place to display more of the art that I've collected over the years so another (miniature) frame wall it is.

6. Yeah, I buy cookbooks for the pretty pictures :)

7. Violet's dotty bedding has arrived! It compliments the pillows perfectly. Now we just need a bed...

8. A clean desk + a new home computer = a happy blogger.

9. One of my favorite things in Violet's big girl room - a flower garland from Lori Marie.

10. Sweet lion sweater for my little one from the littlest.

11. Just me being random at work.

12. We have a new furry friend - he visits us almost every evening and Violet just loves her outside "Diddy!"

If you're interested in more snapshots, I'd love to see you over on Instagram! Follow me and I'll be sure to follow you.



  1. Oh, I LOVE that cookbook! It's on my Christmas list! Santa better bring it, or he's sleeping on the couch!

  2. I love the bedding you picked out!

  3. Aww happy 19 months to your little girl! They grow up really fast! I can't believe my daughter will be 18 months in a like 2 months actually. Makes me sad how fast she's growing lol. Also I love her bedding!! :)

  4. I'm really hoping to have a devoted space to our office in our next home. It drives me crazy not to have one right now. But that looks like a nice place for your blogging - we love our Mac. Have a great holiday Lauren!

  5. Love your sweet heart shirt! where is it from??

  6. Lauren @ with two catsDecember 24, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Thanks so much! :) They do grow up so fast. It's crazy.

  7. Lauren @ with two catsDecember 24, 2011 at 1:02 PM


  8. Lauren @ with two catsDecember 24, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Thanks it's from Delia's

  9. Oh some wonderful picture also you've got some great cook books there.



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