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Apple of my (p)Eye

Apple of my (p)Eye

Yesterday, I spent the morning with my daughter’s Pre-K class (as well as the Kindergartners in her school). A few weeks ago, they had been read a book (How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman). Afterward, the teacher asked […]

Fifth Birthday: Bella (aka Alice) in Wonderland

Fifth Birthday: Bella (aka Alice) in Wonderland

I cannot believe my little baby is five. FIVE! I still remember holding her as a little lump when she was just born, marveling at this life form that we had just created. Now, she’s a fully formed, smart, talented, funny, sweet and good kid. […]

STOP THE PRESSES! BARBIE IS COMING!

STOP THE PRESSES! BARBIE IS COMING!

O. M. G. Barbie is on the move…literally. She is touring the US of A in search of a new home and she’s making stops all around the country. Next up, NYC! So, if you live in this here neck of the woods, get thee […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I usually have something cute prepared for Valentine’s Day – whether I do a silly little photo shoot or dress the girls up in cute outfits or make some sort of craft. I simply didn’t have the time or energy to think about Heart Day […]

Wrapping Up Hannukah

Wrapping Up Hannukah

This Hannukah did not go as planned. I had such dreams and aspirations for the holiday this year, but then life got in the way. I was so sick the entire week before Hannukah and then spent last week trying to recover and make up […]

Anya’s Carousel Birthday Party

Anya’s Carousel Birthday Party

I can’t believe Anya’s first birthday has come and gone. What a whirlwind this year has been! Later this afternoon, I’m taking the little munchkin to the doctor for her first year checkup. Can’t wait to see how much she has grown… So, I wanted […]

Bella Wrote Me a Song

Bella Wrote Me a Song

Yesterday, Bella made up a song for me and I caught it on video. Here it is: Can you even imagine how my heart melted when she started singing, “I love you. I love you.” And then, “Thank you, Mommy for buying me this Hello […]

DIY Custom Party Wagon a la Bailey Quin McCarthy

DIY Custom Party Wagon a la Bailey Quin McCarthy

I was perusing the interwebs tbe other day and found the awesomest (yeah, I’m making it a word) DIY project perfect for summer, particularly now, before the 4th of July. I’m not sure why the Radio Flyer wagon connotes patriotism in my mind, but it […]

Fun with Pipe Cleaners and a Craft Kit Giveaway

Fun with Pipe Cleaners and a Craft Kit Giveaway

This morning, little Miss Bella grabbed a handful of metallic pipe cleaners from my office. She decided that she wanted to “make something” on the bus ride to school. Hey, I’m always down to craft! So, as soon as we got on the bus, she […]

Handmade Upcycled Dresses (with Tutorial)

Handmade Upcycled Dresses (with Tutorial)

Today is my niece’s second birthday – yay, Maya! For a gift, I thought it would be fun to get her started with costumes. Bella is totally obsessed with dressing up (has been since she was a baby). So, I put together a box of […]