Now in my third Christmas with Jake's family, I've been offered an official position in the Levin-Engel-Snow-Topping-Moore Secret Santa drawing. This year I pulled Chris's name. Chris is like me: a note taker and a list maker. So I knew he'd appreciate a few books in which to jot down his thoughts.
The more difficult task would be designing a pattern that wasn't too feminine. But inspiration is everywhere, even on the gum- and oil-covered city streets. A few iPhone photos of manhole covers gave me plenty to work with and resulted in a collection of sweet, but not too sweet, notebooks I was proud to hand off.