December 2013

  Hi everyone!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!   Jeff, Zoey and I want to wish you a very happy holiday season!  Hope that you are all having fun and making wonderful memories this time of year.   Thank you SO much for reading my blog this past year.  I know there are so many other blogs out […]

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Simple Handprint Ornaments

by ilene on December 20, 2013 · 2 comments

in christmas, holidays, tutorial

The Christmas tree at my parents’ house still has ornaments hanging on it that my siblings and I made in elementary school.  Somehow they have made it through all these years and it’s so fun to take them out of storage and hang them on the tree year after year.  While I love sparkly, beautiful, […]


It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!  Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful season! I especially miss New England this time of year because I have so many beautiful memories of white Christmases, snowy evenings with mugs of hot chocolate and bundling up in scarves and gloves to iceskate on frozen ponds.   […]


Here are a few other party deets from Zoey’s first birthday.   I tried to re-use a lot of decorations and gathered things from around our home to use for the party. I actually didn’t have to make a lot of the decor, so it saved me a lot of time and money! I made […]


Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post (whoa! blogging for two consecutive days!), the very loose theme for Zoey’s birthday party was “xoxo, zozo”.  I was trying to think of ways to incorporate this into the decor and food.  I had ordered online a bunch of those huge silver metallic alphabet balloons that spelled out “XOXOZOZO” as one […]

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