Birthday Week Post

The week started with a big bang. It was Chinese New Year and we are ushering the water dragon for 2012. Pretty exciting!


Thursday was my birthday and I got more cupcakes! Our staff know me well. I'm hoping the dozen makes it till this weekend at least.

More bday cupcakes

Last year's birthday was a big milestone and it was nice to do a low-key quiet birthday this time. 
Happy Weekend guys! 


Recap of My Week

I can't believe the month is almost over and February is just around the corner. Let me go ahead and share a brief recap of my eventful week. 

The past week brought weird Houston warm weather coupled with drizzling days. I re-discovered my old anorak and paired it with my outfits most of the past days. I love that it's in a neutral shade that pretty much goes with everything. I say, great investment from over the years. 

Fave anorak

Also I am thrilled to share that i found this amazing pink sperry topsiders and i am in love. It's the canvas kind and is so comfortable I can wear them all day. I practically wore them everyday in high school but back then it didn't came in this fun color (well, not that I can recall). I was just excited to get them! 

Friday stripes

I also did some serious marketing work for the office, hence the granny look below. LOL. 

Thursday ootd

Then Saturday, met up with old high school besties for an early birthday lunch and Rae brought delectable Crave cupcakes! Amazing as always. Thank you! 

Crave cupcakes

Little guy just had to be in the scene to blow the candle. Great week overall and I can't wait to celebrate Chinese New Year and get excited with the upcoming year of the Dragon! 



Instagram iPhone App and More

I am quite obsessed with my iPhone 4S and recently discovered fun apps to play with. Of course there's instagram. I've found new friends in the IG community and led me to find out more easy apps to play with your photos. 

Frametastic, Phonto (for texts and fonts), Labelbox (for labels and tape add-ons) and Photogram. So fun! 

Here are some of the pictures and collages I've created just by using my phone killing time......

Tuesday's lunch

Thursday's add-ons

From Abejas, a local boutique

New inexpensive fave

Frametastic , Phonto app

I won brownies!

and yes, that's me winning free brownies! HAPPY NEW YEAR to me! 


Christmas Recap 2011

I am so behind sharing our wonderful holiday break and Christmas celebration. Let me go ahead and do a short Christmas recap in photos (I haven't had the chance to even download the rest of our holiday pictures from the big camera). Nevertheless, these shots capture special moments and highlights of the past weeks in December. 

First off - Aston had a Christmas party before his school break. They had a post-lunch party with arts and crafts, holiday cupcakes and green milk. It was fun to see them exchange gifts and handing out presents to their teachers and really get the meaning of sharing the holiday spirit! 

Back at home, the husband decided to have Christmas lights put up professionally and he's been obsessed. Not contented, he opted to have the trees trimmed and decked out with lights too! 

I got myself busy baking some homemade food for the gods for lucky friends and relatives and really hoped they liked my version. I also got treated with some really yummy treats and goodies from friends afar. We received and loved KettleCorn NYC, pecan cookies from David's, Yoku Moku cookies and so much more! Thank you to all my generous friends who shared those with us!

Then we were off to San Diego Legoland before Christmas to meet up with my sister and sister-in-law who were both flying in from Chicago. We had an absolute blast there enjoying the gorgeous weather and the winter wonderland Legoland has to offer!

Aston get to play in real snow, build snowmen, throw snowballs and get to meet Santa in full Lego form!
The giant Christmas tree made of Legos was unbelievable and the fireworks were simply amazing! 

On Christmas eve, our hotel set up a cookie and hot chocolate bar for us to enjoy and we mingled and exchanged holiday greetings with other hotel guests. Before midnight, we head on back to our room and opened gifts! 

This was the first time for us to travel during Christmas and we sure missed sharing them with friends and relatives back home. It was still a memorable one and we'll surely remember in years to come!