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January 9th, 2015

It felt so nice to welcome in the new year. 2014 was amazing. Like, super amazing. I had a baby! My heart grew 1 million times its original size. But it was also poignant. Because the beginning of his story was almost the end of mine. And while I haven’t shared any of that on my blog … really just mostly with family and close friends (the result of more than enough people knowing after my sweet, sweet mother sent out an SOS on Facebook) I feel as if I’m ignoring something that should at least be briefly acknowledged. I mean, it is difficult to push aside something that has come to be a fairly significant part of who you are. After March 31 I see the world differently. Most importantly, I am grateful 2015 is here and that I’m a part of it.

I’m also super excited about what Craft Box is doing in 2015! We’re not totally shifting gears. Because what we’re doing seems to be working. But we are going to amplify what seems to really be working. Our custom kits for showers, birthdays, bridesmaids … you guys like ’em. And I like making them. Scratch it. I love making them. They are a reflection of why I’m doing what I’m doing. Working with and for people to create something that they love and is a reflection of them or their desired aesthetic. It also allows me to challenge my creativity and interest in new projects, techniques, and products daily. Keep your eyes peeled for these new products. They’ll be hitting the shop soon! And in the meantime, if you have any suggestions, requests, thoughts, jokes … shoot me an email at:

Here are a couple of pictures we took over the last couple of weeks. My heart is full!


Xander and Paul_Pool

2015. Let’s make it a great year, y’all.

XX Leigh-Taylor