sharing Zoe’s simple cake blowing for her birthday last october 27. and since it was a school day, we promised to celebrate more over the weekend.
Life is short and fast. where did the seven years go? I have no idea!
the slow living approach is making its way to most if not all homes all over the world. But what does it even mean?
often times it brings images of work free days or long Sunday mornings spent reading in bed with loved ones or waking up at dawn to run or swim.
we all have have different takes oh how to do it (and there’s nothing wrong with that.) but we also share one common denominator, going back to our core values and foundation with the intention of simplifying our lives with the people we can’t live without.
so fill your heart with what’s important and be done with the rest.
quality time is family time.
simple joys like these makes my heart full. Happiest Birthday Zoe! we super duper love you kiddo!
Live in the now. Live in the moment. Be present. Make time. Unplug.
I’m a ballet flats kind of girl through and through, so it is only fitting that I am forever scouring the universe to find the perfect pair. I’ve tried sooo many, some I love, some, just hype. I first met Porselli from one of my favorite blogger Garance, she spoke so highly of them, I became curious but never got around buying. The second time, I was having my usual coffee and reading Ines de la Fressange Parisian Chic book, I came across them -again. And so, the hunt was on.
After I got my first pair, I have never looked back. For almost three years now, our relationship is still going strong, I’m still head over heels flats in love with them.
Straight from Milan, each pair is completely handmade from quality Italian leather. Don’t take my word for it but they have the softest fit ever! The more you wear them, the better they get. Added to their charm is, they have been around since 1919. Also they don’t advertise!
Like Garance said “was I just trapped by non-marketing marketing?!” Hahaaaaaa
Well, It goes without saying, they’re my faaave! No other ballet flats come close. Ok, repetto -not.
shoot! It’s that time of the month again. Ugh! You all know what I’m talking about. Unlike other ladies who experience little to zero physical pain, I on the other hand gets glued to the bed all day with intense cramps and nagging headache.
Not to mention the week prior to the main event where my hormones get whacked! Acting crazy and feeling shitty?! Yeah, and then the hubby gets blamed for everything.
Oh PMS you are such a b*tch! Sorry for the foul language, just pms-ing. 😆
Seriously. it sucks!
So after I finished my salad, I succumbed to my sour cream flavored LAYS and a regular coke.
p.s. to all boyfies and hubbies who want to get a little understanding on what goes inside our crazy heads when pms-ing, read here.
Lately when I think about what I’m going to wear, I always come running to all my reliable shirt dresses.
omg! I can never have too many! They’re versatile, comfy and have the classic pattern that come back every season. I love how they’re very easy to pull off and makes us totally look effortless. Perfect for summer, fall and for chasing Zoe. 💙
what are your go to anywhere outfit? and which brands are your favorites?
While I’m eternally grateful to such generous friends who took us under their roof when we moved to la, everyday, I miss our quaint little blue house. my home, my comfort zone, my bed, my white couch, my curtains even my vegetable peeler.
I always say, I want “the simple life”. And I chose to act on it, here I am living a pared down life where everything is basic, essential and just meat and potatoes. It is scary.
Starting over, away from our comfort zone is never ever easy. It’s never going to be. I know that now. And though I’m in the process of embracing change, there are still those days that I whine about it and just wanna run and fly back home.
Yes, I miss all the comforts I left behind and yes I’m being a scary cat but I’m still looking forward to building and creating a mindful, conscious and slow living for Zoe, Oliver and me, one day and one post at a time. ♥
the search for the perfect facial skin care is relentless and never ending. I’ve tried sooo many. Some too harsh, some are too gentle on my oily face. hahaaa 😂😂😂 but some have become my best friends over the years.
I’ve been currently obsessing about my new favorite, Aesop Skincare. Aesop products are 100% natural and plant based. Their scent almost medicinal, but I mean that in a good, day spa way. They are absolute love! ❤️
I love their Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Hydrator and Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream. And the smell? Amazing! that is if you like herbaceous and delightfully vegetal feel, then these two are totally up your alley – nothing is overly perfumey or cloying.
And most importantly, my skin loves them!!!!
So check out Aesop Skincare if you haven’t already. And tell me what you think!
you know how people are on social media 24/7 posting this and that?
the latest trend that’s sweeping and flooding your Instagram feed:
the flat lay photo – a visual display of carefully curated aesthetic in a square format. the thing I like about flat lay photos is that, not only can you show off your current favorite essentials.. neatly folded clothes, shoes, flowers, accessories, and all things pretty.
it also lets your mind do a quick jaunt to the pool of endless creative inspiration. It’s like you are your own stylist! Fun huh?! Yep! and when done right, your photos will surely look classy, simple and chic.
so who doesn’t love a good flat lay once in a while? 😅