April 2014

Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark?  This stuff is ADDICTING!!!  It’s all my favorite foods combined into one SUPER SNACK:  dark chocolate, toffee, pretzels, almonds, peanuts, joe-joes and a little salt.  You can’t go wrong with that winning combination!   I can eat a whole bag in one night, no joke.  If you […]

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Duke Blue Devil Capes

by ilene on April 22, 2014 · 3 comments

in sewing, travel, tutorial

A couple weeks ago, my twin sister and I fulfilled a dream of ours and took our families back to Duke University in North Carolina, where we graduated over a decade(!!!) ago.   We’ve always dreamt of one day stepping back on campus with our husbands and children in tow, showing our kids where their […]

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Easter Egg Centerpiece

by ilene on April 18, 2014

in holidays

    Happy (almost) Easter, everyone!! I made this easy centerpiece for the holiday and its been a colorful, fun addition to our dining table.   The wooden box was a Homegoods find.  The rest was from my favorite store- Target!   I was planning on making my own glitter eggs but then I happened […]

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Hello!  Sorry my blogging has been sporadic!   We just got back from a two week trip to North Carolina (visiting Duke University and the outerbanks) and Southern California. It was a special birthday trip for my twin sister and I, made even more fun that we brought our kids and hubbies along.   Zoey […]

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