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.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Recycled calendar -> gift wrap

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


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.


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).


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.


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


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nini's shoe collection so far.

2 purchased, 2 handmade, and 2 gifts


Sunday, June 08, 2014

Around the kitchen

french vanilla coffee with caramel on the bottom

Parmesan potato pizza with rosemary infused olive oil


Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Lounging with my honey.



Carvel oreo ice cream sandwiches...

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


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. :)


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.


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!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Testing out a flokati rug. I think we are allergic!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Italian Godzilla never goes to someone's house empty handed.

Latest addition to my shoe collection

Size 11(!) baby doll style flats.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Trying to perfect a Blythe doll bonnet and a new bookshelf

First one came out too large, maybe for a baby human?  All the other attempts fit fairly well, I just need to add some button closures.

Here is the latest addition to my home office. I actually ordered a white lacquered bookshelf, but I was sent this "espresso" one. I decided to keep it because it sort of matched my desk/computer/printer. I think the white would have been nice though, it would have disappeared into the background more.  : /

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