Are you in Instagram (i'm @swankychicfete)? I confess, my big camera has been in hiatus lately as I have been utilizing my iPhone documenting random daily life events aka OOTD pics, food porn pics and more (LOL). It's just more convenient, less complicated. Here's a peek of my past week.....

A few things that make me happy ~ monogrammed cupcake notecards and le pen. Magnum ice cream bars for cooling off. Fastfood Wendy's amazingly good salad. Essie's new metallic mirror nailpolishes. 
I just noticed what last week's outfit theme was ~ leopard spots! 

Have a great week ahead! 


Las Vegas according to my iPhone

We are still traveling this morning and should be back home at the end of the day. Let me share some images from our las vegas weekend. We all had a grand time and i'm not looking forward going back to the routine work grind. Vegas 2012 Vegas 2012 Vegas 2012 Vegas 2012

Have a great Monday all!

And if you follow my other blog, don't forget to join our summer faves giveaway. It ends this Wednesday, july 25th!


Frametastic Friday

It's friday the13th!
13 has been a lucky number to me and I'm starting my friday sharing the fun past week of my so-called life! 

Have you discovered the frametastic app yet? It allows you to make photo collages straight from your phone. This time I'm gathering a few instagram (@swankychicfete) photos capturing my week.


Last week, I finally came out of my hair rut and decided to get my roots done and added some highlights at albert luiz salon and spa and I think I've finally found my girl, Yvette. She was fantastic! Couldn't be more happier. 

We also took Aston for his 5 year old check-up and didn't share this before but we had a little rash incident about a month ago after he ate a mixed nut pack bought at the airport. He's been eating PBJ since like forever with no reactions, so we thought he might be allergic to a particular nut. And sure enough, we got him tested and he's allergic to half of the variety of nuts out there. Pecans were spared, thank god. Yep, that's him showing off the book his pediatrician gave him on his visit.

My may books planner/agenda came in this week and i am excited to jot down my important notes/reminders/schedule on my fabulous notebook designed and created by me. It came in it's cute packaging and a generous discount code for my next order! LOVE it! 

It's been raining all week and lazy days and nights are here. One evening, I bust out the yummy kim chi ramen noodles I've been saving for those kinds of nights and voila - instant dinner. I paired it with my latest fave san pellegrino arianciata rossa and i am in perfect dinner heaven!


I have been bombarded by emails, comments and texts on where I got the colorful patterned paper straws I posted in facebook and instagram last week - and yes, it's from target! I looked them up online but looks like it's only available in stores. You can find them by the party supplies next to stationery. Last time i checked, they were out of them. it's by spritz and priced at $ 1.99/20 pcs. Do check your local store from time to time, i'm sure they'll stock up on them again!

I'm not a gym junkie but i sure love going to my barre classes at define. I try to go at least 2-3 times a week and if I just improve on my diet, I'd be losing weight and toning more than where i am now. Ha! Define recently opened their west u studio and it's amazing! If you're in the houston area, do check them out - Hank and the ladies there are awesome!

I've been afraid of polka dots (particularly the big dots) ever since this fashion trend started. I thought they're unflattering on me but I found an adorable inexpensive sheer dotted blouse at marshalls and thought I'd give it a try. Can't wait to wear it with my bright jeans or shorts!

Lastly, our GIVEAWAY is still open today till tomorrow midnight - stop by and join to win one bracelet of your choice! good luck and have a fantastic weekend, friends!


4th of July Parade

Summer camp's 4th of July parade was last Tuesday. Everyone were dressed in their red, whites and blues and all the kids and babies were just adorable!

They started the parade in the school's hallways then proceeded outside for a quick round and ended in the sanctuary. It was earlier in the day, so the heat was still bearable and they didn't stay that long outside. Overall, it was fun and the kiddos get to strut and showoff their DIY project streamers and marracas and pinwheels! So fun and festive! 

4th of July parade




Here's our little guy breaking up the line as he spotted mommy and showered her with hugs and kisses! 


4th of July at home was quiet and simple. We started early with a moviedate with the Amazing Spiderman. Then we grilled BBQ at home for dinner and watched the fireworks on TV! 

Bummed that we all have to go to work the next day :(

July 4th spirit

And here's my last minute patriotic tablecenterpiece I put together using my stand-by pantry staples. To check out the complete post, visit my other blog here