I live in San Francisco where gluten is public enemy #1, the whole city is is seemingly vegetarian/vegan/nut-free/dairy-free, the non-conformists are considered the cool ones and coconut oil reigns as the cure-all for everything.  I had never heard of coconut oil until 2014 and its now become the new superfood, claiming to do everything […]


  My baby girl turned 2 years old on Halloween!!!  I know this post is embarrassingly late but I wanted to document and share this special occasion, mostly in case Zoey wants to read this blog years down the line.  I know it doesn’t mean much to anyone else, but as her parents, her birthday […]

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Mini Yogurt Pops

by ilene on May 16, 2014 · 0 comments

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Hi friends!!  We’ve been down in Orange County, CA this past week, celebrating my sweet niece Rylie’s first birthday.  I can’t believe our little Ryry is now one years old!   She came into the world smiling, flashing her deep dimples and has been a ray of sunshine ever since.  Rylie’s also Zoey’s best friend […]


A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a bridesmaid tea for my dear friend, former roommate and soon-to-be-bride Nicole.  I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon than with a bunch of girls talking about weddings over tea and pastries!  I loooove being a bridesmaid, if I could figure out how to […]


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 […]