Obsessed is an understatement when it comes to making my own fabulous sugar scrubs. I like the fact that every month or so I get to come up with new, lovely sugar scrub concoctions. This month, it’s all about Peonies & Tea! You can substitute the dried peonies and tea with any of your fav … More Peony & Tea Sugar Scrub
Do you have an inspiring workspace? I think creating a work area that’s your zen space is important, whatever style that would be. Who says that our bedrooms should be our only sanctuaries? Wouldn’t it be nice to work and get lost in some of the spaces below? A round up from my Pinterest board, … More Creative Workspaces
One day, I will have the dressing room of my dreams. And in it, will be a rack full of fabulous clothes. Not hidden in the closet, but out on display. As in a work of art. Here are a round-up from my Pinterest board, Dressing Room, of how beautiful and stylish a space can … More Displaying Clothes
It has been a crazy past couple of days. Many life changing decisions. All great and very grande… Anyhow, I’m loving the look of bringing patio globe string lights indoors. How whimsical and just oh so romantic! Just a few inspiration pics from my Pinterest board, Abode. click on image for source What do you … More Lights!
Hello! I’m thankful it’s already Thursday. There’s so much going on right now in our lives (all new and very exciting) but it can either all fall apart or come together. In one month, we will know where we stand in many departments (professionally & personally). When it rains, it definitely pours. I guess I … More Muffin + Mauve
Just a quick hello with some of my favorite and newly acquired items… Life for me has been looking quite cheerful and sunny. I hope yours has been too! In love with this gold metal object. Happy Friday to all! PS. If you’ve been following our House Hunting adventure, we’ve kind of slowed it down. … More A Friday Hello!
I’m not a popsicle queen. However, it may appear so based on my recent popsicle-making obsession. And why not? They are so simple, healthy, and delish. Perfect for warm glorious days like today. Yesterday, I made some blueberry yogurt popiscles in literally less than 5 minutes. Zoey hasn’t taste-tested them yet but I’m sure they’ll … More Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
Adore Anthropologie but despise their price tag? Well, great news, their summer sale just started. Whether you want to bask in the sun, whip up dinner for one, throw a whimsical summer outdoor party, or head into the city in style, there’s a perfect something for all your wonderful planned occasions. Here are some of … More Anthropologie
I recently stumbled on this site called OnToBaby and saw the cutest nursery prints. The best thing about it? It’s absolutely FREE!! All you need are some paper and a color printer to create these adorable initial nursery prints. I made one for Zoey (green for her birthstone color). They are fairly simple to create. Just … More FREE Initial Nursery Prints!
This post is way overdue! For my sister’s wedding, we made rose balls for the reception hall. Initially, we thought about using fresh carnations b/c they are sturdy and would last the entire day. However, we had problems with finding foam balls for fresh flowers (at least in the quantity that we wanted!). A revision … More DIY Rose Balls
Ever saw something gorgeous and thought “I can make that!”? Well, not exactly make it but create something similar that was inspired by it? When I saw this… I was completely inspired to make this… Here’s the easy how to: In my opinion, every self-proclaimed diy’er needs to own a can of gold spray paint. … More DIY Gold and White Bowls
Here’s a thirst quencher that looks and tastes AH-MAZING! I was totally inspired by the lemon balm from our garden. Their scent is very similar to lemongrass. Very refreshing and lemony. I had blueberries and lime in the fridge- ta da! An idea was born. What better combination to use the lemon balm with than … More Blueberry Limeade
I’m not much of an ice cream maker. I leave that role to my husband who would often make homemade ice cream in flavors such as raspberry and green tea during the summertime. But now that Zoey’s in the picture, I thought about making something that’s simple, colorful, and delicious for her to enjoy as … More Berries And Peach Popsicles
It’s known to mankind (aka the husband) that I hoard unnecessary random objects. To me they are absolutely NOT unnecessary. My motto has always been “You NEVER know when you might need them!” and I’m still standing behind this ideology. In our relationship, I’m ALWAYS right. For instance, I like to keep empty glass bottles. … More DIY Gold Chevron Vase
After so many months of wanting to share videos on LZM, I can finally say…here’s my FIRST video! Today was my first attempt working with Adobe Premier Pro. I was adamant about finishing the video and thankfully, had a great partner (the hubs) to help and guide me through it as he learns the program … More Chasing Pigeons (FIRST Video!!)
Ever since I discovered how to make body sugar scrub, I’ve been fairly obsessed. No more splurging on fancy scrubs when I can make them myself. And I’ll tell you, I’ve made some fabulously fancy scrubs. I mean, my body DESERVES them! Not only that, it’s super economical and I love me some savings. Sometimes, … More DIY Cherry Blossom Sugar Scrub
Hello fellow readers/bloggers! Hope everyone is doing well. You’ve probably noticed that LZM has a new header image. I’ve actually changed it a couple of times since I’ve started LZM 14 mths ago. It has always been a challenge to create a header that’s reflective of the blog and oneself. Today, I’m going to share … More The Story Behind The Header
On one breezy Spring day in Chinatown Boston… Ms. Zoey is growing up to be mommy’s favorite little girl. I absolutely love how my husband captured the birds flying above in this photo. Cuffed jeans + leopard heels (to match Z’s jacket). Cherry blossoms in bloom. Against the sky. A mommy + me moment. Have … More Spring In Chinatown
My sister’s wedding was full of DIY’s. One of the most unique ones was the Photobooth Room. Frames were created by the Bride&Groom and implemented by us. My sister’s fiance (at the time) cut out a polaroid frame using a Styrofoam board. Due to its lightweight, we were able to string it from the ceiling … More DIY Photobooth Room
I’m not quite sure what the difference between Summer Rolls and Spring Rolls are but I think that they are synonymous (at least in the Vietnamese cuisine). Today, I’m going to call mine Summer rolls because they’re vegetarian and so colorful just like summer! Ingredients are simple, vibrant, and super fresh. For a step-by-step photo … More Summer Rolls