Sunday, 3 August 2014


Hi guys!! I just returned from a month long trip to Japan.
A month can go by really fast when your visiting family and friends.
I would say the best part of the trip was my kids attending local schools for 2 weeks.
My son loved school (3rd grade) so much and
was able to make a lot of friends playing soccer during recess.
It was touching to see how quickly kids can adjust and learn to love different cultures.

These photos were taken in Miyagi prefecture which is located
North of Japan. A lot of people are familiar with the location because of
the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit this shore in 2011.
My mother was born and raised on this beautiful little town surrounded by the ocean.

Wearing: Matra Maxi Dress by Vanessa Virginia
Hat & jewelry: Anthropologie (summer 2013)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

May in pictures

I'm sorry for being MIA.....again.

Here is what I was up to in May.
(starting with my favorite picture) 

Finding balance in Lake Tahoe   
wearing: Lululemon Pink Wamo Camo Wunder Unders

One night getaway to Lake Tahoe with the family during
Memorial Day weekend.

Thebe Romper by Anthropologie

Flash mob @San Francisco City Hall
Hint: I'm wearing red :) 

and another...

I've been having a little too much fun with Flash mobs this year :)
It get's a little addicting especially when you have an amazing lead dancer/choreographer.

May was also a busy cookie baking month.

cookies for a girl friends baby shower

cookies to celebrate my son's soccer team 

which speaking of soccer, we are so stoked for 
the World Cup!!! 

Lastly pictures from my birthday dinner

Dress: Rimini Dress by Funktional (summer 2013) 

I already miss May...and birthday discounts :)
I hope your May was fab too!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Mothers Day

I hope all you moms and daughters :) had a wonderful Mothers Day!!
My Mothers Day weekend started off with a Pilates Reformer training.
After a 3 month delay I'm beyond excited that 
training has resumed and more than anything I'm happy my mentor is back.
She's an amazing teacher and I am looking forward to learning a whole lot threw out the course.

After my training I came home to a yummy sushi dinner made by my husband.
My kids surprised me with a huge Mothers Day poster (card?)
Just by seeing all the glue and glitter stuck to the floor I could see how hard they worked on it :)
I felt like the luckiest mom.....

I hope that everyone (moms) got to feel very special too!!

Happy be-lated Mom's Day.

Top: Anthropologie Swing Stripe Tee
Necklace: Anthropologie Camellia Bib Necklace (2013 Spring)
Shoes: Seychelles "Thyme" 
Clutch: Anthropologie 
Shorts: Anthropologie (old) 

A little peak of what the Pilates Studio looks like....

And mothers day sushi dinner....

My husband worked at a sushi restaurant when he was in college...just incase your wondering.
Some people think that all Japanese people can make sushi, that it runs in our DNA :) 
The answer is no. Unfortunately. 
But we can all learn...luckily I have a sushi chef at home so I've been too lazy to 
learn but one of these days I'm going to have him teach me.
It's on my "to do" list.
Yes, that list that has about 100 things on it.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Spring

Hello! Hello!
It's been a while since I last posted but I'm still here.
March flew by in a blink of any eye.
We went skiing quite a lot which takes a lot of energy and driving.
(especially with 2 kids chanting "are we there yet" )
We won free lift tickets to Squaw Valley by submitting this photo to a photo contest this past winter. 

I never thought we would win so I didn't even realize that we had won until a month after the contest. Luckily we made it in time to Squaw before all the snow melted.
It was amazing! I love Squaw Valley!
My 8 years old boy has really grown into an avid skier. 
He will ski all day.
We literally have to peel him off the slopes.
His love and enthusiasm for skiing is undeniable....
so much that next winter we're looking into ski teams.

This evening will be very exciting.
I'm participating in my first flash mob!! 
I'll tell you more about it after the mob since it wouldn't be a surprise if
I told everyone in advance :)

Dress: Anthropologie "Confetti Flora Dress" (2013)

Have a great weekend!! 

Friday, 14 February 2014

valentine cake pops

Instead of my usual icing cookies, this year 
I made cake pops for Valentines Day.
To be honest I'm not a huge fan of how sweet cake pops can taste.
So instead of the store bought cake mix, I opted to make my own 
cake from scratch. It took a little extra time but it was worth it
because I was able to adjust the sweetness.
Also instead of icing I used cream cheese and a little bit of jam.  
My kids and husband loved it....mission accomplished :) 
Tomorrow my kids will be taking some for their teachers!

Happy Valentines Day everyone!!

Monday, 10 February 2014

neutral moment

I am SO excited for the Olympics.
My family and I are huge Olympic fans.
Every night after dinner we gather around the tv to cheer on the athletes.
On the weekend my husband and I stay up late and have Olympic dates :)
My favorite winter sport being figure skating.
The jumps, the spins, and artistry is just so amazing!! 
What is your favorite winter Olympic sport?

About my outfit : I was having a neutral moment when I wore this but I added a 
little pink since pink can always brighten up a girls day.

 Dress: Anthropologie
Jacket: LOFT (old)
Necklace: Anthropologie
Boots: Fossil
Bag: Kate Spade 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Lil Ponte Dress

 Happy sale Monday!!
I saw a ton of great mark downs this morning but surprisingly 
I didn't find anything that I wanted.
My wallet is happy....for today :) 
But I did find this dress that I'm wearing today for a steal last week.
When I first saw it on-line I ignored it thinking it would be too clingy.
But when I tried it on I was pleasantly surprised to find it 
extremely comfy and wearable.
One of those dresses that you just have to try on.

On a completely different note my body is SO sore
 head to toe from pilates reformer class today.
I have 3 classes ahead of me tomorrow so I'll be hitting the sacks early tonight.
I hope everyone has a great week!!

Dress: Lilt Ponte Dress
Sweater Coat: Anthropologie
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Coach
Sweater: Anthropologie (old)
Necklace: Anthropologie