Banana Challah French Toast 

One of my favorite ways to finish our challah is to make French toast out of the leftovers (or all of it if you buy an extra challah, wink wink). A few weeks ago I was looking around my kitchen for an ingredient to make our challah French toast taste a little bit different. I…

I’d Always Pick You

I should have named this blog ‘Last Minute Mom.’ I find fun art projects to do for special occasions with my daughter and her friends… only a few days before they need to be done. After a quick Mother’s Day Pinterest search to find something doable in terms of time, resources and toddler ability, I…

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Islabands!

I can hardly believe it, I think it just snuck up on me — today is the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of ISLABANDS!! I remember the night my shop opened on Etsy; it wasn’t supposed to. I figured I’d open in a week after devoting a little time each day, but I got so excited and inspired, I just…

Original and Easy Thank You Notes from the Kids

I don’t mind writing thank you notes; I love letting people know that they are appreciated. When there are a lot of them to write at once, however, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to be creative and to truly find the words over and over again to show how much you care. If…

Greenwoodstock: May 3, 2015

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Try GREENWOODSTOCK! This is a great event going on this Sunday, May 3, 2015 in a GREAT community (rain date: Saturday, May 9). Hosted by Friends of Greenwood Playground. WHERE  |  Greenwood Playground (<—- click for map), Located on East 5th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway. Right above the F/G stop…

Welcome to Islabands (EYE-la-bands)

Welcome to my creative world! Why is my blog cool? Ever since taking time off from my full time teaching job in New York City, I’ve been pushing myself creatively. You will come along on a journey with me as I find my new self as a mom, wife, daughter, granddaughter and friend. About Me…