February 2013

It’s a Beautiful Day! U2 Sign

by ilene on February 25, 2013 · 2 comments

in decor, tutorial, upcycle

Days around around here are pretty simple for Zoey and me. It usually goes like this for her:  sleep, eat, change diaper, play, repeat.   We do this every two hours.   While its nice when your day is basically boiled down to this simple routine, its not always described as “easy”.  Imagine lots of […]


Fresh Pesto (recipe)

by ilene on February 21, 2013 · 1 comment

in recipes

  Jeff and I have been obsessed with pesto pasta lately.  Ever since I made it for Jeff this past fall, its become his new favorite meal. We like pesto sauce with fresh pasta, chicken, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.  We make it once a week in our household.  Back when we […]

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Brussel Sprout Chips

by ilene on February 15, 2013 · 3 comments

in recipes

I am obsessed with brussel sprouts.  I love them!  My husband, however, does not and he will not eat them unless I cook them like this:  in “chip” form. Sort of like how he won’t eat my other favorite veggie, kale, unless I make them taste like potato chips.   This is my favorite way to […]


Baby Zoey would like to say “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, friends!” Baby Zoey sent out a bunch of valentines to some of her best friends this year.  She especially wanted me to make sure that a handful of her baby boy friends all around the country got special cards in the mail: Yesterday, I was sharing […]

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Little Heart Tushie

by ilene on February 13, 2013 · 2 comments

in baby, holidays, sewing, valentines day

Hehe, how cute is Zoey’s little tush?   I shared how I bought some red velvet hearts from Michaels in my last post.  I saved one to sew onto her onesie.  My sewing machine has been stored away since I gave birth, so I just hand stitched it in place. This baby has the cutest […]