January 2013

    Today marks an important milestone in this new mommy’s eyes – Zoey is now three months old!  My heart is a little wistful because this means that my little baby pumpkin is no longer considered a “newborn” anymore and now graduated to “infant”!   She is growing so fast!  Everyday brings new changes […]


Nursing Covers and Pacifier Clips

by ilene on January 29, 2013 · 8 comments

in baby, sewing, tutorial

Hi!!  It’s been awhile!  Sorry I didn’t post anything last week.  I kept meaning to but my colicky baby is keeping my hands full!  (Literally.) I sat down to write this post a dozen times and kept getting interrupted. Hopefully I will get to  press the “publish” button before the end of the night.  If […]


Oreo-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

by ilene on January 16, 2013 · 1 comment

in baking, recipes

Want to try out another AMAZING cookie?!  Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies!! It’s TWO cookies in ONE!!  Sweets truly don’t get better than this!!! Two of my favorite cookies crammed into one supercookie!   Monday, I shared about baking nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookies.  That got my little brain thinking, “well, what else can I stuff into […]

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Nutella-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

by ilene on January 14, 2013 · 8 comments

in baking, recipes

Ok, I think I found it, the ULTIMATE COOKIE!  I think these are the best cookies I’ve ever made, hands down.  Even Jeff agrees with me on this one. I used to think my signature cherry toffee oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies were the best, but I change my mind and take it all back. These nutella-stuffed chocolate […]


We’re in a Bridal Magazine!

by ilene on January 11, 2013 · 2 comments

in my wedding, wedding

    Pick up the latest issue of Bride and Groom magazine, turn to page 38 and you will find some familiar faces: The author of the article, Cindy Papish Gerber, found me by reading about  our wedding on my blog and asked to interview me for her article on unique wedding entrances.  The piece […]