Fake (and Light) Tiramisu
By     |    Jul 23, 2012
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Fake (and Light) Tiramisu

A few years back (before kids and when we were living in our old house) I had a stroke of genius. We were having some people over for dinner, and it was a last minute invitation. We were just going to have some pasta for dinner, so that was set, no big deal, but I already had a reputation for being able to swing elaborate dessert creations at the stroke […]

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By     |    Jul 18, 2012
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Birthday Wishes

Dear Sugar Darlings, Please stop eating your birthday cards. That is all. Love, Mom P.S. – thank you for taking turns not listening to me.

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Breakfast of Champions
By     |    Jul 13, 2012
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Breakfast of Champions

The boys start their days out around 8:30 – 9am every day. After their 12 hour sleep, I like to start their days out right, especially in the cooler winter months like now.  Nothing keeps us going and warm like one of their favorite meals, Oatmeal. Since there is no instant oatmeal here, I use oats, and I feel good cause it’s my way of hugging my kids from the […]

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Friday I’m in Love
By     |    Jul 13, 2012
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Friday I’m in Love

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Most Delicious Banana Muffins
By     |    Jul 12, 2012
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Most Delicious Banana Muffins

My husband insisted that I bake for him on Monday.  So I’m finally getting around to sharing this delicious treat that I made.  We had some excess bananas, and although my recipe calls for white chocolate (because it just becomes so beautifully melty and not too sweet), I used dark chocolate.  Now, for me, it just tastes better with white chocolate, but I work with what I got people! My […]

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My Children, the Puppies
By     |    Jul 11, 2012
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My Children, the Puppies

Modern Family is one of my favorite shows. Every time I get to see that show, I just can’t help but laugh my butt off – the writing is just so so SOOO good! Since I saw an episode last season where the whole family went to Disneyland, I’ve been thinking about the eventual question that will arise in my household – “To tether, or not to tether?”… That is […]

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Crochet Me a Dishcloth!
By     |    Jul 11, 2012
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Crochet Me a Dishcloth!

Well, well, well, this week, I actually did finish something.  I was trying a new stitch I learned, using half double crochet and slip stitch alternatively to create this lovely pattern.  It’s now a dishcloth! Yaaah!

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Mandrillo Buenos Aires
By     |    Jul 10, 2012
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Mandrillo Buenos Aires

My husband is an architect.  He’s also an artist.  He also loves to build and create and imagine and he never ever stops. Ever. Anyway, I’ve been at him to take some photos of his completed projects. I’ve been working on his website, Estudio Bertolini and want to get some nice shots of some of his projects. However, whenever he goes to the sites, he always takes photos that are […]

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After a year…
By     |    Jul 2, 2012
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After a year…

I started this blog as my two little boys turned one.  But today is a cold and rainy day, and the boys are taking a nap, and it got me to reminiscing just how things have gone this past year.  It was hard at first.  Although I wanted to have a natural birth, I ended up having a c-section. Antonio was born at 2.6 kilos and Bruno at 2 kilos. […]

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a week of ups and rounds
By     |    Jun 29, 2012
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a week of ups and rounds

things that happened this week: the boys moved to their own room. we gave them haircuts. now they look like mini franciscan monks.  javier asked if he should give them he-man haircuts and i said, “uhhh, i don’t remember what he-man’s hair looked like”. he cut the length off a little on each of the little guys! their first haircuts! i am working on a few projects in crochet.  i […]

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Work In Progress – Finished Gloves
By     |    Jun 22, 2012
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Work In Progress – Finished Gloves

So I finished the mittens for my friend Mariana’s birthday – just in time! She really seemed to like them!  They were really easy to make, and the stitch is really close together because it’s a herringbone half double stitch – my first time using that stitch! I’m so proud of myself!

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i like peas, but…
By     |    Jun 18, 2012
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i like peas, but…

Bruno is so funny when he sits down to eat. Actually, both boys are coming into the phase where they prefer to feed themselves and they love when i give them little baby veggies. Bruno however, is such a little comedian.  Both will look at each other and giggle while they’re eating – and they watch each other eat. Bruno will take some veggies off of Antonio’s tray while he’s […]

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