It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

I had the Christmas songs blasting from our home speakers early Saturday morning and had all the energy to start decorating for the holidays. 

Lime green tree

Mini trees!

Reindeer pillow from friend Meredith!

Tree by the front window!

Dining room

Fa La La La La !


November Birchbox

Have you heard of birchbox? It's a beauty program that ships to you monthly ($10/month) variety samples of luxe products for you to try. This is my first month and I'll see if it's worth it. Looks like i will be enjoying it and without paying that much, I am able to try some products that I may really love eventually. 


Birchbox samples

Here's a run down of what's inside my november box.

2) SHALIMAR perfume
3) THYMES BODY lotion
4) KERASTASE elixir
5) TWO PAPERDOLLS coasters

I am most excited with the kerastase elixir. it smells divine and makes my hair soft and shiny!

Can't wait for next month's box! If you would like to join, here's the link to click!


Sole Mates

My love for shoes - old and new pairs.

Old Chanel pumps

Old Chanel pumps with pearls
An oldie but goodie

My 6-year old Miu Miu's with sparkles and rhinestones. And finally, a pair of leopard print ballet flats I scored during the holiday card sale (20% off) from Abientot!

New fave jeans and shoes

Unfortunately, I don't have a daughter or else she will be lucky enough wearing these cutest jelly sandals from Melissa

Vivienne Westwood for Melissa

Vivienne Westwood for Melissa



I couldn't resist an adorable personalized Christmas stocking for the boy. Plus, they were on sale


Sneak Peek Holiday Photos

My kind and talented niece, Ailynne treated our family with a holiday photo session and here are a few shots from last Saturday!

I can't even believe these were us - LOL. Aston looked so grown-up and my parents' shot looks amazing! 
Thank you, Ailynne! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos! 

If you are in the Houston area and have not booked your photo session yet and would love to be photographed by Ailynne, please contact her. She really books up pretty fast! 


Halloween Recap

Weeks before Halloween I got Aston his costume and I figured he'll be obsessed still with Spiderman. But with a week left before their school halloween parade, he sang a different tune and wanted to be green lantern, darth vader and a ninja - all rolled into one fantasy costume! Hmm, that's not happening!

It took a lot of threatening and bribing to get him into his Spiderman costume and mask Monday morning. And I'm glad I didn't end up getting him a back up costume as he actually loved his spidey suit! 

Spidey and iron man

Iron Man and spidey! 

Aston in motion

Spiderman on the move (he just have to give mommy a quick hug in the middle of the parade - so sweet!)

The boys

The boys in their precious costumes!


Envious of Darth vader

Buddy Aiden in his cool Darth Vader suit! 

School Halloween party

It's party time! 


Chicago Trip

We had a little treat last week as my husband had a conference in Chicago and we get to tag along. We love Chicago and we always go every year as I have a sister who lives there and Ben's family who lives close in Indiana. This time the weather was so cold (as expected) and windy and it was a great shift of weather for us and we were all prepared. We bundled up and brought our thick sweaters and coats and boots.  

Hello Michigan ave!!

The day we arrived, it was raining and VERY cold. We stayed at the heart of Michigan Avenue and our daily itinerary was to drink coffee, eat, shop, walk, eat and shop some more!

With my sidekick

While daddy attended his meetings, me and my sweet sidekick would hit the Lego and Galt toy stores!

My lunch date

Lunch at Frankie's overlooking Michigan Ave!


Window shopping with mommy. This boy was super bored! 


 We stopped by Ghirardelli for a cup of white chocolate mocha! Delish!

Garrett popcorn

And picked up Garrett popcorn for Aston's teachers! 

We will be travelling again for Thanksgiving and I'm just proud and relieved to share that Aston has been an absolute angel in the plane. I don't mind travelling with a well-behaved buddy over and over again!