So long, 2012. Hello, 2013! 
This year has been very good to us. We're kind of sad to see it go but are really excited for this coming year. We have a lot of plans for both Ardor as well as in the shop and in our personal lives. Here is a little re-cap of the first half of 2012. Thank you so much for reading, we look forward to sharing 2013 with you!
 One of my favorite DIYs of the year, these surprise ball valentines and printables.  
  Elliott turned 3 and we had his horse party.
   My mom came for a visit and we played hard at central park.
 And we explored brooklyn and had a grand time.
I made some new business cards...
 And kept up the watercolor trend with these DIY mirrors.
Elliott became more of a ham and we loved every minute!
 I made Elliott a new scalloped pillowcase.
 We hit up the bronx zoo with some friends.
And had our flower party popper boutonnieres in styled .
 This boy just kept growing and surprising us.
 We enjoyed earth day with these spring grass glasses.
 For cinco de mayo I made these mini pinatas for some little friends.
 2012 was the year for painting. We painted an awful lot.
 We got lots of visitors and took them to the park...
 And ate great food.
 I made these monogram napkin rings .
 In the warmer months, Elliott slipped on his shorts and was constantly wet.
 We made a table top puppet theater. Oh, and remember when I shaved my kid's head? Ugg.
 And did some exploring with these binoculars.
 We took on potty training and won!
 Then we suddenly made the decision to leave the NYC area and moved out west.

Phew! And that was just the first half of the year. Part two of 2012 is coming soon!