Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday dreaming

Since it's lunchtime and it's the last day of the work week, I'm allowing my mind to wander - today, I'm dreaming about beautiful and cozy backyard lounges. I'm making it my future project, to prettify our backyard, which is currently just a rectangular patch of Bermuda grass. My goal is to have it pretty and ready for Zia's future birthday parties - since I plan to throw her birthday shindigs at home (with the exceptions of her 1st, 7th, 12th/13th and 18th birthdays). Here are some inspirations from the Internet to get things started.

Outdoor dinner party, anyone?

Just like in the Hamptons!

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I love this! So mod!

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Thank God it's Friday! Weekend, here I come! =)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My current fashion statement: Button down

My closet has always had a wide variety of clothes in it. But most of my ensembles have been in hiatus since Zia came along. Because I'm still breastfeeding her, it's been all about button-down tops or dresses. Although I wasn't much of a button-down polo wearing girl, I had fun looking for nice ones which I can wear to work (since I express milk at the office) and for days out with Zia. Yes, I have found another excuse to pile up my ever-growing closet - but for a good cause and reason. I'm pretty sure these button down tops used as nursing wear would still be useful in mixing and matching outfits long after Zia has weaned from breastfeeding.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The shopaholic mom strikes again (as always!)

My mini me with all the pretty stuff mommy bought from Baby Gap and Peppermint!

As you may well know, I'm a shopaholic since birth. Well, that's an exaggeration, but you get my drift. And when I was pregnant, my shopaholic self doubled - I shopped for myself and for the coming baby. And now, with Zia with us already who is becoming more and more of a delight at 5 months, the shopping seems to be more exciting. Simply put, I just can't stop myself from buying - so many cute stuff!!! So last Sunday, Rich & I set out for Megamall and mommy went crazy clothes shopping for the baby girl. If I had more money in my wallet, I probably wouldn't have stopped. It was a happy shopping day for our family - aside from Zia's clothes, I got some stuff for me too and Rich bought himself headphones too!

Don't you just love shopping? =) I think I'm loving shopping even more now that I'm a mom!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New year, new shoes!

Our little family celebrated new year's day at the mall. It was Zia's first mass and mall day out and the little one seemed to enjoy every bit of it. But that's a separate story. This post will be about why I enjoyed every bit of our mall day that 1st day of 2012. Remember how I said in one of my older posts how I'm a shoe girl and that I haven't bought any new pairs since I got pregnant. Well, I broke that shoe dry spell and shoe shopped to my heart's content and my wallet's dismay. Credit also goes to Mhel, the friendly sales personnel who entertained me, whose current pregnant state added to her convincing power. Allow me to tell you the tale of my new shoes. It started out with me egging the husband to buy me a new pair of shoes for the new year. With my insistence, we, Rich, me and Zia in tow, trooped to my go-to shoe store, VNC. I found a pair I liked but I ended up buying 4 - Thanks to VNCs promo - Buy 3 pairs and get the 4th one for free! It wasn't really hard to convince me. I was one happy shopper plus Zia seemed to enjoy being around pretty shoes while mommy tried on shoe after shoe. Check out my new sole loves. =)

Isn't shoe shopping to kick off the year simply divine?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Kicking off 2012!

It's my first post of the year and to kick off 2012, as in all things I do, I shall start with a prayer.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for your gift of another new year. Thank you for your constant presence in my life. As I begin the new year, grant me your grace to help me become a better version of me in all things I do - as zei the daughter, the sister, the friend, the professional, the wife and now; most especially as zei, the mom. With YOU on my side, I look forward to all things that 2012 will bring! As in all the years that have gone, I will forever put my trust in YOU.

Forever Blessed,