I love being the mom of little girls.  As a girly girl, I’ve always wanted daughters so that I can play dress up, pretend to have afternoon tea and buy lots of darling, pink frilly clothes.  I love all that stuff!   Now that I have two daughters and two nieces, I am living my […]


5 Minute, $3 Elsa Frozen Cape

by ilene on April 1, 2015 · 1 comment

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  Like most little girls, my 2 year old is OBSESSED with Frozen. She hasn’t seen the whole movie yet, but she knows all the songs by heart. Olaf is her favorite and she can belt out “Let it Go” with the best of them.  If you have been over to our place, you most […]

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My girl Zoey modeling my newest creation:   I got this beautiful cream cashmere scarf 5 years ago as a gift from a good friend: When we moved to SF, I totally forgot about the scarf and all my other heavy winter gear because it was packed away in the dungeons with all my Boston […]


  My cousin recently gave birth to a daughter after having two boys and much to the surprise/delight of our family, her baby girl was born with a full head of thick hair.  This is a rarity in our family as every generation of both boys and girls seem to be born bald.  My twin […]


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 […]