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  • WE ARE…

    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Long time, No Nothin’…

It’s really not that our lives have become less interesting, because they haven’t. Or maybe they have and I’m just in denial. I’ve missed my old
friend, “the blog”. I’m sure Nate hasn’t really missed me obsessing over the what, where, when’s, why’s and how’s of posting. But I sure have
missed the obsession. January was lonely for me, while Nate traveled nearly 3 weeks out of the month. February was great though, and shown
below is ONE of the reasons why…
Nate got this for me!!! I had an Aunt once that was incredibly feministic. She got in a fight with my Dad because he bought a sewing
machine for my mother for their first Christmas. Well this is my SECOND Valentines Day, and I couldn’t have been MORE THRILLED!
The first projects included LOTS of mending and simple alterations, baby blankets, a scripture case made out of a placemat, and the MOST important….
… a summer dress for my niece Brooke for her birthday/Easter, even though it got to her too late for both. : ( Oh well, pick your battles, right?
Next to tackle, A QUILT… about ten times more difficult than that dress, but I’m pumped!!
Here is one other thing that we have been doing a lot lately…. dipping chocolates. Wow, that’s the LAST thing we should be
doing as we try to shed our ‘winter coats’. Anyways, here’s the recipe for THE most AMAZINGLY easy, most delectable things you’ve ever tasted.
Oreo Balls
2 8 oz. packages Cream Cheese
1 ENTIRE package Double-Stuffed Oreos
Powered Sugar [to taste and texture]
1 BIG bag Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 small big White Chocolate Chips
Crush up oreos in a large ziplock bag. With a mixer, combine oreos and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar to thicken the mixture.
Chill. With hands covered in powdered sugar, roll into balls. Chill again. Melt milk chocolate. Dip chilled oreo balls in chocolate. Place on wax paper.
Let cool. Melt white chocolate. Drizzle for decorative touch [we failed to take a picture of the finished product ].

In the meantime, NATE has been developing OTHER talents as well…

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The Nesting Syndrome… » Nate & Luisa - [...] after my house was ‘in order’, I started just MAKING stuff. Now, Nate got me a sewing machine for Valentines Day last year [YAY!!] and I am SO proud to say that I have put that baby to good [...]

Kat and Andy Bartholomew - Cute post!

ericnashlea - Ok so I peaked…that little dress is beautiful…I coulnd't help but wonder :)

I texted you the measurements. Hopefully I sent my text to the right number this time.

You are truly amazing. i love and miss you.

Linda - Hey Luisa! Today is Dolan's birthday and his all-time favorite treat is oreos, so I just finished making the Oreo balls to surprise him when he gets home! They are delish!!! Thanks for sharing.

Bree - Good job Luisa!! I've been trying to improve my sewing skills lately too!! Thanks for that recipe–those sound/look soooo yummy!!!

Aimee - I'm totally jealous! I just told Dane that the next big purchase I'd like would be a sewing machine! I'm impressed with that dress you made. My skills include sewing two pieces of cloth together… That's it! :)

Pappa Perkes - Luisa:

LOVE the blog; totally understand the sabbatical–we're in one too! Great dress. Can't wait to see Brooke in it.

And Nate's talent for flipping crepes behind his back is HILARIOUS!

Always love a peek into your fun lives!

Hugs and love,


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