May 24, 2018

Hi guys! Hope you are all doing well! As for me, I am doing great. Tired but great. I am literally creating this post in the airplane on our way back from our mini vaca from Europe. We spent  a few days in London and Paris.  The vacation was amazing and a very much needed one.
Now, I can't wait to see Carter, cuddle him, play with him, tickle him and give him tons of kisses!!

On my last post I had mentioned that I was sort of not having the smoothest pregnancy and kept getting dizzy spells. 
And I have mentioned that most of the clothes I have been wearing has to be really comfortable and easy because being uncomfortable and having to fuss is the last thing I need. It was a challenge to find something comfortable but still cute and something that fit just right. And I had a few staples that I love and would wear everyday if I could and I am excited wanted to share one of them them with you!

One of them is this black dress from Shop Pink Blush!  They have the cutest maternity dresses and  so many different styles available.
This black dress I really love because I can easily wear it casually with slides and sneakers (which I usually do) and I can also easily dress it up with heels or a blazer. It is so so soft and flattering too on the front, back and sides! Yep! With this ever growing belly and mind you I think it's pretty big this time around, it is hard to find clothes that look good with the bump.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I still need to upload Lego Land pictures and will also do a post about our trip soon!

BAG ZARA (sold out)



April 19, 2018

Hi guys! Sorry I have been a little MIA. This 2nd pregnancy seems to be kicking my butt lately. I have been getting these dizzy spells and it started just this month. I am already at the end of my 2nd trimester which is kind of crazy, because it doesn't feel like it. This time around, it seems to be going really fast. I feel like I am just entering the 2nd trimester but actually about to enter my third! Haha I feel so unprepared but hey I am totally not complaining!! 
So anyway, these dizzy spells do keep me down for days. Requires a lot of rest on my end and making sure I am hydrated and also stretching and walking (a lot) seems to really help. It's hard to get to my work out routine when I'm lightheaded almost always. But hopefully it stops when the 3rd trimester kicks in! 

So with feeling not so great 100% of the time lately, my friend these days are definitely comfy clothes!! The last thing I want is anything that will add to my discomfort. So lately I have been having a few staples that I literally go-to almost everyday if I can only wear them every single day haha! One of them is this maternity top from Pink Blush Maternity It's so soft and really comfortable. On my first pregnancy they were actually one of my staple maternity stores too. It's hard to find cute maternity clothes and to find something really soft and fits well definitely gets a 2 thumbs up from me. They also have women selection and not just maternity. And the nice thing is they have a big selection so there is something for every style. A quick couple little style tips: I usually always try to find a style I can still wear after pregnancy so I get my money's worth and if I do invest on actual "maternity clothes" I always like to invest on the basic styles so you can wear them and style them in different ways. 

Anyway, I have been pondering a little as to where to take my blog and I think that I want to share a little bit more about motherhood, family life and toddler resources with playing and learning. I am finding myself really all over at home learning resources (I guess I am kind of a nerd like that! Haha!) I just think it's just so priceless to see quick outcome when you teach toddlers and see them get it, understand it and learn new things all the time. How it opens up a new world for them and when you see it happening right in front of you, it's seriously so awesome! It's like instant gratification!! Haha! 
And I think that spending good quality time with them contributes a lot to them having good attitude, they listen more and less power struggles and they feel more connected to you and vise versa. But don't get me wrong, there are still power struggles for sure!! With Carter and his age now, I might say it's a little crazy ... he is definitely all about his opinions and wanting his way lol. But when we do activities together and spend really good quality time a few minutes or hours a day I definitely see the difference. 
So I guess I will try to share more of these things. Hopefully more regularly but we will see because Carter  does takes most of my time :D lol!

Hope you guys are having a wonderful week! 



March 14, 2018
Thank you to Naturalizer for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Before I was a mom, I wore high heels everyday. I worked in an office environment that required strict business attire so of course for me dressed up - meant heels. Even outside work hours I still always wore heels.  I used to think flats and sneakers were just totally not me and that they really were not cute at all. 

The only time I switched over to wearing flats or sneakers was when I had Carter. Only because on some days I just didn't have a choice. Before he was mobile I still wore a lot of heels but once he started being mobile, and the crawling and walking began there was almost no way for me to wear heels anymore. I was chasing him and holding him up all the time guiding and teaching how to stand and walk on his own. 

Then the running and park days arrived and so then those days were pretty much sneakers day everyday! So since then I have been on the hunt for really cute sneakers!  I mostly needed sneakers that were still cute and stylish that I can still wear  when I am kind of dressed up, made of faux leather so the sand in our parks don't go inside them and I needed something that was still priced right and won't break the bank because you know, with sandy park it can get pretty beat up fast. 
So when I see sneakers that meet the criteria, it really makes me happy. 

So I am really glad I found these sneakers from Naturalizer Naturalizer  is such a famous brand, they are know for comfort and have been around forever! It's definitely a trusted brand that delivers the comfort they promise but I have never really owned any pair of shoes from them. So when they reached out to me to try out a pair from their Spring collection, of course I was completely on board. The styles they offer in their Spring collection are really really cute. I had a hard time picking the styles were so on point for the Spring trend! 
So anyways, I end up picking these super fab sneakers! I seriously love them! First of all - hello!! Marble Print Soles- yes please!! That really made the design super cool and unique. And they met most of the criteria I am looking for when it comes to sneakers. And man! They are so so light and super comfortable, it's like walking on air! 
These are perfect for any day, casual or a little dressed up and these would also be so cool to wear if you go on trips where you'll be walking around a lot or really perfect for airport traveling. I also can't wait to wear these for when we do theme parks with the family. 

I definitely love these sneakers.  It's so great how it's still super stylish but so comfortable, it's seriously the most comfortable shoes I ever have worn!! 
So if you guys are planning a trip sometime soon especially that it's almost Spring time or just travel a lot or just on the hunt  for really comfortable shoes that are still stylish, add Naturalizer to your go-to brands because I promise, you won't get disappointed. And with their Spring collection I think you might end with more than just a pair, they are all super cute!! 




March 5, 2018

Hi guys!! I know a lot of you are still experiencing major cold weather and snow where you live. But I have become such a wimp with cold weather! When we lived in Northern California, which I think gets really really cold at times, I actually loved the Fall and Winter weather. But now moving back here to Socal, I think my brain and body just rejects the cold winter weather haha. You know Southern California should just be sunny all the time in my brain, lol! 
But kidding aside, we have been having a cold spell in the past weeks and it's been really cold . And being prego this time around, I just can't seem to keep any body heat at all and I guess it is true what they say that you are bigger and you show more on your 2nd pregnancy. So needless to say my jeans and pants are all starting to not fit!! So finding comfortable, warm clothes are my friends these days! 

Surprised to have found this Teddy Coat at H&M, it is so warm and comfy and on point style wise. But sadly it is sold out. But I found a few similar ones and so I will link them below. 
I am also obsessed with these Naturalizer sneakers . They are so cute and seriously so light and comfy! This whole outfit I would wear everyday if I could! Haha! 

Anyway, we finally started re-doing Carter's room and the storage system in his room. As they grow their needs definitely change in many many ways and that includes his room set up. We will be moving furnitures he has outgrown over to the baby's room and I can't wait to organize both rooms. Ha!! Is it too early be to be nesting at this point? I guess I am about 4 months..... but I can't wait to get the 2 rooms organized. Maybe when I am done I'll post the pictures here. 

Anyway, have an amazing week everyone!! 

                                       AND I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE HERE

Modern Vice

February 13, 2018

Hi guys! Well it's Valentine's week! Are you guys all set to celebrate with your friends or special someone? As for me, we have all been sick (life with a toddler!)  that we never really got to plan anything or even think about it. We are all just now starting to feel better so I think ours will be very low key. I think me and Mark will just be very happy to get the Middleton household to be completely clear of sickies. It's so hard when little kids get sick and getting sick while prego is no fun at all. 

I was having some technical difficulties so I had to upload these photos from my phone. Sadly it didn't come out as clear as it would have if i uploaded them straight into my laptop. 
I am sure most of you have heard of Modern Vice brand for shoes. I really love the name because I think it fits so perfectly, you know love and addiction for shoes = modern vice! I love love love these silver  Bolt boots I'm wearing from them. It seriously fits so nicely and it is pretty comfortable. All their shoes are handmade, yup! Handmade, they make them when you order them so it does take a little while before you get them but it's definitely worth the wait! The quality of these boots are so good I definitely wouldn't mind owning a few more pairs from them! The designs are so unique and so fun too! 

Anyway, I'm actually getting excited to decorate and set up baby no.2's room! I was so excited with Carter's too, put a lot of thought and effort and then we moved back to socal. So bye-bye Carter's old perfectly decorated room. And then when we moved here I kind of got really lazy to design and decorate his room. 
So looks like things are looking up and this is good thing, haha! I am sure when I start I will be posting them on here or ig. Right now I am thinking a really light taupe and white and natural wood. Carter's is gray, white and black. 

Hope you all have a fun time celebrating the hearts day with your loved ones!!!

Jeans Zara, similar here and here