hello, world. my name is ilene (aka illy). this is my blog where i like to write about life, laughter and the pursuit of real happiness. creamer with a pinch of coffee, songs played on repeat, red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, and reading into the hours of the night top my list of favorite things. and life. i am a follower of Jesus and i love life.
i've been snorkeling with sea turtles, eating the world's best pineapples, walking through a black sand beach, traveling the Road to Hana, and oh, btw, married my best friend on a beach in Maui at sunset.