Slime/ Gak Recipe

by ilene on July 22, 2015 · 0 comments

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  My 2.5 year old Zoey is obsessed with slime (also known as gak) these days.  Slime is one of the few activities that will keep my toddler occupied for more than 5 minutes at a time so I make sure that we have plenty of it available all the time wherever we go.   […]


Bulletproof Coffee

by ilene on May 4, 2015 · 1 comment

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Have you heard of bulletproof coffee?  Bulletproof coffee is basically coffee that is blended with coconut oil and butter.  Coconut oil seemingly goes into everything these days, so why not coffee?  It tastes like a latte  but without any cream or sugar.  It’s developed a cult following this past year and those who swear by this […]

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Fruit-Filled Icecream Cones

by ilene on April 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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We hosted a women’s brunch at our home a couple weeks ago and I made these fruit-filled ice-cream cones dipped in chocolate for the occasion.   They were a different way to serve fruit at a party and I think it’d be a fun idea at a kid’s birthday party as well.  It’s a great way to […]


  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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