Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Slipcover for child's sofa chair

I made this slipcover last year for the P'kolino Little Reader chair.  Very wrinkly from a year of toddler abuse but overall in decent shape still.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

DIY bow tie to match adult sneakers

I painted a small piece of canvas with acrylic paint to match my new minty green sneakers. I attached the bow tie to my son's shirt with a piece of elastic that I made a little slit in and looped it around the first button near the collar.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New to me - scallions from sprouted red onions.

 I chopped some with celery and pepper for a vegetable cream cheese. Yums.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Cupcake dinosaur cake

Inspired by this one - http://www.mycakeschool.com/blog/dino-is-ready-to-party/

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Milk of Magnesia deodorant

This totally works!* One pump per pit and you are good to go! 

Update: 1. I switched from Phillips to a version that doesn't contain bleach (sodium hypochlorite) 2. Don't use a pump, the liquid will dry up and clog the pump. On Amazon they sell empty roll on deodorant bottles that would work much better, but I've just been pouring some out a little at a time in the cup provided and using my fingers. 

*as good as other natural deodorants I've tried.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Elephant Garlic

One clove!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Time to make the (mini) donuts


Playing with my new toy from my sis-in-law! Banana walnut donut with cinnamon frosting. This donut machine will definitely be a fast track to a full spandex wardrobe. It is dangerously easy to make sweet treats!
Hand modeling courtesy of hubs.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Recycled calendar -> gift wrap

Old calendars make awesome, thick wrapping paper for small items.

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Kind of Christmasy

I still need to do some serious shopping for the holidays! Yikes! I prefer to give "experience" gifts, but that didn't go over too well last year! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

First art supplies for baby


Hopefully we can do some collaborations soon. From Norman & Jules in Park Slope.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

From my grandparents garden

They both have passed away within the last three months but their legacy will continue through the garden.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Finally using up my washi tape

Apple from Battleview Orchards in NJ


Homemade apple sauce. Found BPA free lids from Ball.

Finally some selection! The guac is for me :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What to do with stained baby clothes?

Chop it up and make a new outfit!

First sewing project with NiNi clothes. Onesie hybrid with Mickey Mouse inspired buttons :)
This is my first sewing project with recycled NiNi clothes. A onesie hybrid with Mickey Mouse inspired buttons :). This project gave me the idea to cut up my own clothes and make stuff for him instead of buying new things, using his existing wardrobe as the base pattern. Baby clothes stress me out, such limited time usage and then you wonder everyday if you should save it in case another baby comes along.  I won't feel bad about reworking the stained clothes or my clothes though, so this is the start to some fun times at the sewing machine. Naps and grandparent babysitters permitting.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fresh arugula pizza



Arugula from my Grandma's garden, prosciutto, feta, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, grated asiago cheese, and a spritz of orange juice (tossed with the arugula, didn't have any lemon).

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Warning: Possible link to Pampers Stay Dry and allergic reaction?


After 2-3 uses my little one developed this rash all over his back. As soon as we noticed we switched to another diaper we had on hand (swaddlers?) and a couple of cloth diapers and the rash started clearing up within a few hours. I suspect the blue dye. I'm posting this in case someone else runs into the same issue.  We were using Honest Co. and Babyganics before this without any problems and are now trying Earth's Best, so far so good.

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First baby food! Sweet potato.


What other first veggies should I try?

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Deep dish chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies

So decadent and yums! No mixer needed and really easy clean up when using baking cup liners.
Recipe from HERE

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nini's shoe collection so far.


2 purchased, 2 handmade, and 2 gifts

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Around the kitchen


french vanilla coffee with caramel on the bottom

Parmesan potato pizza with rosemary infused olive oil

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Lounging with my honey.

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Carvel oreo ice cream sandwiches...

Carvel ice cream sandwiches...soo good!
so good!

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Baby Godzilla is keeping me busy!




As soon as I get back to the sewing machine I want to try making this baby carrier with custom fabrics. I just need a good 12 hour stretch of naptime, right now he only naps for 2 hours at a time, so this might take a while. :)

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Wooden Spoon Clip

Spoon clip

Love the idea and look but unfortunately after one wash the varnish came off in some areas, ugh.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Day 15 - Holdin' On.





Day 8 Feeties





Sunday, March 16, 2014

My new best friend.

Nico C. born March 7, 2014.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Cartoon feet! New slippers from uniqlo.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Testing out the mini strawberry jam in my oatmeal. Pretty good!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Starry ceiling complete!


Starry ceiling complete!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Macarons and organic chocolate from my honey




definitely more desirable than a duane reade teddy bear and heart shaped chocolate box!