December 2014

Merry Christmas, my friends!!!!! Here are my family’s Christmas stockings hung up and ready to be stuffed with goodies tonight: I bought these white cable knit stockings from Target last year for $14 each but never got a chance to hang them up since we were in San Diego/Vegas last Christmas.  Luckily, I had the […]

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Girly Felt Christmas Ornaments!

by ilene on December 22, 2014 · 2 comments

in christmas, holidays, sewing

    I finally finished!!  I thought I was way ahead of the game and started sewing these felt Christmas ornaments for Zoey in OCTOBER but it took so long that I finally finished the last one yesterday. Whew! Just in time for the week of Christmas!  Cutting it a little close. I almost gave up halfway through. […]

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Gold and Silver Leaf Ornaments

by ilene on December 19, 2014 · 2 comments

in christmas, decor, holidays

  Yesterday, I shared how I had Zoey decorate some Christmas ornaments for our Christmas tree with silver and gold acrylic paint and some tips I had for painting with a toddler.   I bought a bunch of the same ceramic ornaments for myself to decorate, too, because why should the 2 year old have all […]

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  I always thought I’d be one of those moms who were super active and creative, always coming up with fun activities to engage her children’s imaginations and teaching them through interactive, hands-on learning experiences.   I thought I would be one of those upbeat, high energy moms who never seem to tire and come up […]

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(6 weeks late, but better late than never!)  My Zozobean, Hi baby girl! This second year of your life, I’ve seen you really shine. Your dad and I continually marvel at you as you reveal more and more of your playful personality to us. You are passionate, whip smart, funny, silly and so much fun to […]

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