“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.” Psalm 36:5 I’m overjoyed to introduce the newest member of our family SKYLAR LOVE!  Our second daughter, Skye, was born on Thursday, February 19th at 8:13am, weighing 7 lbs 12 oz and 21 inches long.  We are all head over heels IN LOVE with […]


40 Weeks: Due Date is Today!

by ilene on February 17, 2015 · 4 comments

in baby, parenting, pregnancy

  Today’s my due date! And no baby yet!  Just like my first born who was 5 days late, this daughter is likely going to be overdue, too. She is staying nice and snug inside my belly!  I’ll most likely be induced by the end of this week if this baby doesn’t make an appearance by […]


Today’s Our Due Date!

by ilene on October 26, 2012 · 13 comments

in baby, pregnancy

(see maternity countdown shirt tutorial here) It’s D Day!  Today, October 26, 2012, is our official due date!   It seems like just yesterday  we found out we were expecting and our lives changed forever.  I can’t believe I’ve made it this far!  40 weeks is a long time to be pregnant!  This is by […]


Paper Lantern and Light Mobile

by ilene on October 15, 2012 · 16 comments

in baby, decor, pregnancy, tutorial

My absolute favorite project that I’ve done so far for our nursery is this paper lantern and light mobile!   When I first started brainstorming ideas for our baby girl’s room, I saw this nursery on pinterest and fell in LOVE with the lantern mobile.  I wanted to replicate it but in pink/white for our […]


I’m 37.5 weeks pregnant now (what! what?! I’m full term! AH!)  and madly working on our baby girl’s nursery.  It’s slowly starting to come together now, hopefully we will get it all done before she arrives!  I’m praying that she doesn’t come early, especially since Jeff is traveling this week and 3,000 miles away in […]