Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

This Mother's Day was my very first Mother's Day and it was awesome! Had a very nice and relaxing day. Woke up, went to church. Came home and had lunch and then the three of us took a nap. Woke up from our nap and we walked to the park by our place. Ryder rode the swing for the first time and he loved it. He just loves being outside! After the park, Ryder and his dad took me out to eat pho (my favorite food) and it was delicious! :D Then they surprised me with a small rose bush/plant and a nice card. Loved that it was low key and that we got to spend quality time together. :)

On the same note, last Mother's Day, DH got me a new car. Well, new to me at least. I wasn't officially a mother yet but a soon to be mother as Ryder was still taking his precious time growing in my tummy. Anyways, nothing too fancy but I love it and I still love it, one year later. It such a good car, roomy and spacious. I also think it gets decent gas mileage for a SUV and it has 3rd row seating so we can carry extra people if need be. We test drove a couple of different SUVs but this had everything I was looking for and I was not about to get a minivan. :D I heart you my MDX.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gasping for air...

I feel like I am in a deep dark hole and I can't get out. I'm gasping for air but with every breathe, it gets harder. I'm sinking and I just want it to all end. I feel like I am dying, slowly....

Please pray for us... There's nothing we can do but to put our faith in Him.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


My dad had a minor stroke this past weekend... :( Breaks my heart that I am so far away from them.

This weekend is my SIL's baby shower. She's having a girl... :)

I can't wait until Memorial Day weekend...Seattle, here we come. :D

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Random thoughts

Sorry, been MIA...

Contemplating... Should I gift myself a Longchamp? If I was still working, I would say 'Yes' in a heartbeat cause it would be an awesome work bag... :)

Addicted to... ASOS and can't stop... Not good. Good thing they have free shipping and free return. I lurves it!

When you think things can't get worst, it does. What would cheer me up? A vaca or a Fendi Spy bag. I would take either. ;)

Clothes would look better on me if I shed a few (X2) pounds. Its hard when I am always hungry after nursing (my lame-o excuse so don't hate on me).

Gotta learn how to downsize my life, my house and my closet. I'm such a hoarder, maybe one day I will have to call one of those shows for help.

Am I too old to shop at F21? I must be cause I can't find anything there that I like or that likes me.

I need a more polish look. Its hard to be inspired to dress up with no where to go.

That being said, I am a dressAholic. I have too many dresses and not enough events to go to.

So with that being said said, I should just dress up on the daily just because, well, daily might be too much but at least 3-4 times a week.

I loath this weather and if I could, I would kill it. Literally. I can't wait until the day when I never see snow again.

Thanks for reading, peaces! *two deuces*

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Long week!

It has been an exhausting week. My little guy has been sick. :( Poor bubba! Thank goodness he's getting better. :) He had/has bronchiolitis so whenever he's sick with a cough/cold, we have to give him treatment through a nebulizer.

On a happier note, we're going to be in Seattle for Memorial Day weekend. Any suggestions on places we should see or eat at? It'll be our first time out there and I'm pretty excited.

Anyways, will try to update soon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Meet Kathy, my sister-in-law. She was also kind enough to let me practice my limited makeup skill on her. :) Any constructive criticism is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


This is Synthia, my brother-in-law's girlfriend. She was nice enough to let me practice my limited makeup skills on her. :) Kind of bummed that the blush color didn't show up well on picture. She has such good skin... :) Thanks Syn! :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Valentines!!! :D

This year our V-day was a very quiet one. Ryder and I made dinner for daddy since its his late day. After dinner, Ryder opened his present. A picture of him and his cousins from our Superbowl party. Daddy brought home two cupcakes and two lollipop! I hope he'll be our valentine forever but I know one day, he'll find a girl and he'll be her valentine... Good thing I have daddy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Valentine!

He's our valentine this year!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ryder's Jordan

Ryder is barely 8 months and he owns a pair of Jordans already! I have to say, my kid is spoiled! Not just with material things but love also! He's a very blessed kid... :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Who's older?

Uncle Trenten, Daddy & Ryder

Ryder is the one on the left, Trenten on the right. :D Trenten is Ryder's uncle since his mom is my husband's aunt. :) Trenten weighed in at almost 10 pounds when he was born and he hasn't stopped growing... Poor Ryder, he's older than Trenten by 2 1/2 weeks and always looks so small next to Uncle Trenten...

I know, I said a post a day but I slacked. Will try and make it up.... Key word, 'TRY".

Thursday, February 3, 2011

R&R blushes

Rock and Replublic blushes! Love the packaging... :)


Top: Tease - Matte and more of a soft pink.
Bottom: Seduce - Shimmery and more rosy.
Both blushes are very finely milled and very pigmented. I didn't even use a lot on my arm and it came out great in the picture. I'm loving blushes lately and so glad to be adding these two to my collection! :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Daddy's alma mater

Ryder wore his UW Badger's football jersey and watched the ROSE Bowl with daddy! Too bad for the Badgers though, the lost! :(

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One post a day!

One post a day for the month of February.... :) Hopefully its possible!

He melts my heart!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

InnerVue makeup session

My friend Nancy at Inner Vue Makeup Artistry has so much makeup (literally, I never seen anyone with that much makeup) that she started a freelance MUA business! I LOVE it cause she's always willing to do my makeup! Hahaha :D This is a pretty neutral day time look that she did for me before a day of shopping! :D Please follow her blog for great makeup ideas, deals and looks!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Complete happiness

After yesterday's episode of Oprah, I am on a mission to find complete happiness! I can't say that I am 101% completely happy so I'm inspired to try! Going to start with her and Goldie's recommendation, at least 1 minute of COMPLETE silence. Must get out of this rut I'm in... :(

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

… It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…

I know, kind of late but this is my recap of 2010, the worst and best year of my life.

January: My husband and I rang in the New Year with great joy and happiness! This month was such a bittersweet month for us. Sweet: We found out that we were going to be having a boy and my husband was offered a new job. Bitter: We decided for my husband to take the job and had to move to Wausau while I stay back in Madison.

February: My husband officially moved to Wausau and started his new job. This was the start of a very hard time for us. I cried a lot this month. We took a last ‘couple with no kid’ trip to Chicago. While there, we spent time together, ate good food and did a lot of nothing together. We visited the Chicago Art Museum and Museum of Science and Industry.

March: My grandmother fell very ill so we made a last minute trip to see her in the cities. On the way there and back, we talked about my grandmother’s funeral. It was a very emotional trip.

April: My grandmother passed away. This month was the hardest time of my life. As a child, my maternal grandmother help raise me due to my parents being in the hospital with my youngest brother. When I got word of my grandmother’s passing, I was at work that day and planned to only work a half day and then head to the cities for the weekend to see her. My parents were going to drive up that evening too. She didn’t wait for us, probably because she knew that she wouldn’t make it through the whole weekend without leaving us and didn’t want us to see her like that. That day was a blur and I didn’t want to go home to an empty house. I was an emotional wreck at the funeral, I tried to be strong for my mom but it was hard. This deserves a post of its own.

May: Baby and I were super spoiled as we got 3 baby showers. First one was thrown by my sister-in-laws. The second one was thrown by my friends. The third one was from my co-workers. We are very grateful as we were blessed beyond measures! Ryder received EVERYTHING he needed. Towards the end of the month, it was a waiting game.

June: Ryder arrived on June 1st. The best day of my life and I can truly say that I witnessed a miracle, the miracle of life! The rest of the month was a blur though. I have to say, the whole 1 month thing is not for me! HAHAHA! I will have to blog about this and delivery day separately.

July: We celebrated Ryder’s 1 month and we spent most of our time with daddy in Wausau. We celebrated Ashley and Becky’s (my twin sister-in-law’s) graduation. We missed the Moua family reunion due to fatboy’s work schedule.

August: Lynn (my sister-in-law) had her American wedding. We moved into our new place in Wausau.

September: Settled into the life of Wausau. L

October: Celebrated Halloween with Ryder’s cousins Naomi, Maddie and Phil. Ryder learned how to roll over. Ryder’s two bottom teeth came in.

November: Celebrated Thanksgiving in MN. Ryder learned how to roll back and forth and we started him on solids which he loves! First fever and cold, minor case of bronchitis for the little man.

December: Ryder’s first Christmas and he was spoiled! Ryder learns how to sit by himself and takes a bath in his big boy bath tub. We rang in the New Year at home.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm back!

Alright, looks like I will be revamping my blog, although I am not computer savy so I don't be changing much. I know I started out as a simi beauty blog but then got lazy and went to more of a random blog! So, instead of sticking to one subject matter, I will just be posting random stuff regarding my life. Whether it be beauty, food, rants or about my little bubba! :D

Stay tuned! I got some goodies to share soon! :)