Hello friends! The end of June is soon approaching and that means Zoey’s school year is winding down. There are a handful of school activities happening recently as they celebrate various events at the end of the year. The hubs and I try to divide and conquer since we are both busy with work. For … More A Major Milestone
If I had to envision the perfect scenario for my life at this age and stage, it would be exactly how it is now. Married with two little ones and a dream job that challenges my creativity everyday. But even with this so called ideal life, there are challenges. A few weeks ago, Zoey was on … More Yoga In The City
We have an artificial Christmas tree that we put up year after year. It stands merrily in front of the middle window. From the outside, you could see it glow and it’s even more magical when it snows. The wreaths on our windows definitely add to the magical scene. On a side note, can you see … More A (Charlie Brown) Christmas Tree Story
Around this time of the year, Zoey and Axel know that Santa and his elves are working overtime to wrap and deliver presents to kids who are nice on Christmas eve. At our home, we are also prepping for Santa’s arrival. Our Christmas tree went up the week before Thanksgiving and the littles were overjoyed to help decorate. … More Christmas Prep
As parents, we’ve all been there. The struggle is real. Everything toddler-related is a losing battle. My two and a half year old son, Axel, is a real confident man. He knows what he wants and never gives up- ever. Even if that means going completely limp, lying on the floor (in public) kicking, screaming and … More Brush Happy with Hello
Fall festivities are by far my most favorite things to look forward to this time of the year. Not only is the weather perfect (all you need is some light layering to keep cozy) but everything else is also sort of magical. This past weekend, we took the kiddos to a pumpkin patch just outside … More Pumpkin Patch ’16
We recently celebrated Zoey’s 5th birthday! We didn’t have anything major planned in advance. My sister was in town so she helped me set up a very intimate birthday brunch. We didn’t slave in the kitchen, that was something that I wanted to avoid. I think a birthday brunch was perfect. I was up very early … More A Birthday Brunch- Zoey Turns Five (Pt. 1)!
Zoey has these pair of Clarks Mary Jane that she absolutely loves. She wears them every single day of her life for about three months straight now. Needless to say, they’re well-loved and there are a lot of scuffing particularly on the cap part of the shoes. I don’t have the heart to toss them out-yet. Aside from the exterior … More DIY Gold Cap Toe Mary Janes
If you have kids, you can probably understand my pain. Getting out of the house on a normal day can be daunting. Add summertime fun, beach days, farm visits and surprise field trip adventures to the mix. When we go to the beach, it literally takes me hours to plan what to pack- beach toys, … More Summer Skin Must-Haves
When I was a little (a lifetime ago, in elementary school), I used to think that summer lasted for an entire year. There was school which was a year long and then came summer which was the year immediately after. To a 5 yr old, it made total sense and I never questioned that that was … More Hello Summer!
Just a little update on the two people who run my life. The littlest lady of the house is almost turning FIVE and will start kindergarten this coming Fall. Pinch me now. Our prince of the gaslight district is two years old. Luckily for us, they are two peas in the pod. They get along very … More Zoey and Axel
My little love, Zoey Linh is turning five in just a couple of months! She possesses style and grace but often have ladylike mini-meltdowns. A few weeks ago, she managed to stab daddy’s heart multiple times all in just one night. While in the middle of a severe emotional distress period she screamed to her … More Zoey and Peonies in the Streets of Boston
My husband is the hardest person to shop for. He’s a very minimal guy who doesn’t need much to be happy. Aside from our wedding band, he doesn’t wear any other accessory- ever. Also worth noting, his wedding band happens to be the same (very inexpensive, student budget) promise ring that I gifted him many years … More Plant a Tree This Father’s Day with WeWood
I haven’t done a Zoey update in the longest time. My young lady is now almost 4.5 years old. She’s grown to be such a well-behaved, polite and outspoken little person. Yes, although she can get down lo’ shaking her thang as seen HERE, she is full of class and grace. When Zoey first started pre-k, … More The Z Update
Happy holidays! I can’t believe tomorrow is already Christmas Eve and I still don’t have everything ready. Most presents are still hidden and unwrapped, we haven’t baked cookies for Santa and we’ve yet to figure out where to go tomorrow night for church service. The old churches in Boston are so incredibly gorgeous and massive- … More Happy Holidays!
It makes me sad that Halloween has come and gone. This marks the beginning of the holiday season which I’m still not ready for. It’s not that I’m not in the holiday spirit; it’s the fact that time is flying by so fast. This means only one thing- the kiddos are growing up much quicker … More Halloween 2015
Here’s the continuation of the dreamiest birthday party any little girl could ever wish for…Zoey’s Secret Garden Birthday Dinner Party (part 2). Event: Zoey’s 4th birthday dinner party Setting: a hidden cobblestone alleyway Guests: Zoey’s cousins, aunts, & uncles Enjoy! Zoey and Aunt X. Daddy’s lil’ girl. Zoey & Axel. Zoey & mommy. Zoey got … More Zoey’s Secret Garden Birthday Dinner Party (part 2)
Zoey’s birthday was yesterday. Yep, she just turned FOUR. It’s a scary scary thought. As much as I don’t want her to grow up (ever); I’m very excited for what the future holds for my little lady. Will she travel to Paris and learn French? Will she meet the man of her dreams at a … More Zoey’s Secret Garden Birthday Dinner Party (Part 1)
It’s not always easy to balance deadlines, work partnerships, and mommyhood. Life behind the scenes is always much more hectic and chaotic than what appears to be on those beautifully laid out photographs. While working on a major collaboration a few weeks ago, Zoey was waiting and waiting and waitinggg on mommy. She finally had … More Not Always Easy
Outdoor entertaining doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, if you have some sort of seating area and a tree (yep, just one), you’re all set. If your biggest problem is not having anyone to throw a party for (kinda like me), well just do it for your most precious guests. The kids. Remember when … More Tea For Two