Hi everyone!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!   Jeff, Zoey and I want to wish you a very happy holiday season!  Hope that you are all having fun and making wonderful memories this time of year.   Thank you SO much for reading my blog this past year.  I know there are so many other blogs out […]

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Zoey’s first birthday party was this past weekend!  We had so much fun celebrating our little spunky Zozobean.    She is so lucky to have so many friends and family who love her so much.  Planning her birthday party was like planning a small wedding because we had to think of caterers, entertainment, photography and decor […]


Doily Wrapped Gifts

by ilene on January 8, 2013 · 1 comment

in decor, stationary, tutorial

  Happy New Years!!! Sorry I haven’t been updating much lately!  Between the busy holidays, traveling to Southern California and soothing a colicky two month old, I go days without powering on my laptop.  Hat’s off to all mothers of colicky babies out there!  Actually, mad kudos to ALL moms out there! (Especially my mom! […]

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(This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) After churning out quarts and quarts of ice cream in just a few weeks, I encountered a problem: How the heck do I store all of it?! I was running out of tupperware and plastic tupperware was really […]


Fabric Flower Pin/ Gift Decor

by ilene on July 18, 2012 · 1 comment

in decor, sewing, stationary

After sewing Jeff’s sister’s bridal shower present (see customized dinosaur and robot blanket tutorial here), I had some  leftover scraps of flannel fabric in their wedding colors that I thought I should use up somehow.  I decided to decorate their wedding present with some fabric flowers that I pieced together by hand which she could […]

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