Happy Sunday! Today, we strolled the city for five hours and it was time well spent with the family. My work is demanding and the environment is fairly fast-paced so the weekends offer a good balance. Every Friday, I leave the office feeling accomplished no matter how crazy the week was. I look forward to lazy weekend … More My Spring Blossom Bedroom
We are taking the kids Easter egg hunting this Saturday and they are so excited. This will be the third year in a row that we’ll be attending our neighborhood’s annual egg hunt. We’re establishing our own little family traditions and rituals with each holiday. The best gift about being a parent is living life through the eyes of … More DIY Paper-Napkin Decoupage (Spring Blossom) Easter Eggs
It doesn’t get more magical than when Spring arrives. We finally wake up to the sounds of birds chirping, there are all sorts of vibrant colors covering the ground, and as the days get longer— our weekend family getaways become more adventurous. It is also around this time that we look forward to gardening again. Our … More Springtime Magic
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
Nothing much to say here just wanted to pop in and brighten your day with some beautiful blossoms in my kitchen from a couple of weeks ago… Have a lovely Spring day! In Instagram news- 1. daisies from the hubs #justbecause 2. happy coffee break! 3. dining table happenings 2. me and my boo #kisses For my … More Kitchen Blossoms
Happy Friday! The weather here in Boston is finally starting to feel like Spring. For the past few days, we didn’t have to leave the house wearing jackets which is a huge deal! I can’t wait to be able to leave the house in just a cotton dress and flip flops. Today, I’m sharing a … More Spring Beauty Edit
I am so in love with all of the Spring blossoms happening outside. Each year, I look forward to the one or two precious weeks in early Spring when a bunch of branch blossoms are in full display. Unfortunately, they fade as fast as they bloom. I wish there were a way to preserve their … More DIY: Sugared Flowers
We had a good idea of what kind of dining table end chairs we wanted and we couldn’t find them anywhere- at least for the right price. Sorry, I wasn’t going to splurge $800 on one chair. That’s nonsense. The criteria were that they had to be big, comfy, unique and wing-back. We finally found a … More DIY: Painted Wing-Back Chairs
It’s starting to look a lot like…Spring! I love going into the stores and seeing all sorts of plants, herbs and bulbs sitting pretty on the shelves. I couldn’t help but grabbed a few pots of tulips to add to our front doorstep planters. Before potting the tulips, I placed them into our kitchen sink … More Planting Tulips
As far as I’m concerned, Spring is already here! Today, the weather is in the 70’s- that’s quite remarkable for this time of the year in Boston. I’m ready for everything to become alive, cheery and vibrant again. I’m always looking forward to the daffodils the most because they signify the first of Spring existence … More DIY: A Whimsical Spring Tablescape
If you look outside my windows, you would see mounds of snow about 5 feet high. That doesn’t stop me from celebrating the arrival of Spring inside. Yep, I also realize that Spring doesn’t officially start until March 20th (I’ve marked my calendar!). So how does one actually prepare oneself for Spring? In my case, … More Spring-Ready Coffee Table (with Austin Leigh OC)
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I’m excited to share this video…it’s long overdue as I started on it months ago but have been delaying the final edits. “Just a few clips of our Spring adventure in the span of three non-consecutive days taken at a park overlooking the Boston Harbor. Mr. Perfect recorded the … More Spring At The Harbor (VIDEO)
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
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
We just recently purchased a bureau for a space in front of our dining area. I’m still not convinced that this bureau is the right one but it’ll do for now. I’ve spruced it up with some bright and happy things! Aside from daffodils, I also look forward to the blooming of forsythias. They are … More Bright And Happy
Today has been a very productive day. By 11am, I was pretty much done with everything on my list. So of course to celebrate, I brought some very spring stuff to bed. It’s completely a self deserving, bed-lounging, French jazzing sort of day! I have to say, it’s been a while since I’ve had a … More Spring In Bed
Today is such a special day. Spring is finally here! YIPPIE. I would do a happy dance and take Zoey out to the park if it were not for the snowstorm that just hit us on Tuesday! What I absolutely LOVE and miss the most about spring are all the gorgeous blooms in our garden … More A Special Day!
Each yr we grow our own tomato plants from seeds. This yr, things just got hectic (thanks to Ms. Zoey!) and before we knew it, gardening season is upon us! So this past weekend, we did the unthinkable and bought some tomato plants. They actually look very promising and I look forward to harvesting them. … More Tomatoes, Toma(h)toes!
I like keeping empty wine/water glass bottles and using them as vases. You can’t get more simple and inexpensive than this. And the result is STUNNING! The different hues of green along w/ the unique shapes + heights make for an interesting flower arrangement tablescape. Add some tea lights and you’re all set. I would totally do … More Recycle Wine & Water Glass Bottles
Today is just one of those gorgeous spring day! Outside is so warm w/ just a slight breeze. Perfect for wearing a faux fur vest and be perfectly comfortable in this mid 60’s degree weather. Zoey is growing soooo fast! Soon, her cute white fur vest will be too tiny (mommy’s favorite piece of Zoey’s … More Mommy + Me on a Friday Afternoon.