Relaxing At The Backyard On This Beautiful Day

I’m listening to my mommy. She is telling me a story and I’m intrigued by it.
I’m ready for another story, mommy.
Enjoying the breeze.
Do you notice that my squeaky toy matches my shirt?
This is mine! Mommy got me this from Wal-Mart
Just chilling.

#GIFTED LANCOME BEAUTY ESSENTIALS & POUCHES

A million thanks to a wonderful friend of mine, Myna, for all of these beauty essentials and these cute glittery pouches you gave me. I love them all! I’m one happy little momma! Hehehe. Thank you so much te Myna and God bless you more!

I’m using the Lancome Red Stiletto lipstick below ↓. It’s a must-have for sure ♥.
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Lancome Tresor Perfumed Body Lotion
Lancome Creme-Mousse Confort
Lancome Tonique Confort

You can also get these here ↓

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My Eldest Son's 11th Birthday Celebration

Wow! Where has the time gone? It seemed like it was only yesterday that I had an emergency C-Section when I was 25-1/2 weeks pregnant with my eldest son, who then weighed only 1lb-7oz, and stayed 4 -1/2 months at the hospital. And now, he is 11-years-old? No wonder why my knees are hurting, and my bones are cracking. Oh my, I’m old! Tsk..tsk..tsk. Although I’m feeling old, however, I’m so blessed to have two angels in my life!
His birthday was yesterday, but we celebrated it on Sunday so everybody ( friends ) can come and celebrate with us after church service. My son was so happy! He was smiling from ear to ear the whole time. He even said, “Mommy, I’m so happy today!” That was just a touching moment for me. He used to be quiet and doesn’t give his birthday a big deal. On that day, he was so expressive of his emotion. He had a blast!
Thanks to everybody who joined us celebrating my son’s birthday. You made him very happy too! Thankful to some of my friends who brought dishes and dessert. Also, to those who cooked and even washed dishes and clean the kitchen. You guys rocked! Glad to see everybody had fun, as well. God bless you all!

#birthdaypictures #letthepartybegins #birthdaycelebration

Excuse my baked cake. My first time decorating a cake and I screwed up.
I heated up the icing and pour it on top of the layered cake while the cake was hot.
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Little brother giving his big brother a hug.
My son’s top 3 favorite visitors to see is Rachel.
He loves to observe the weather outside. So this weather vane made him very happy!♥♥♥

Sweet ♥♥♥
Little brother got something too. He loves to collect clocks. Don’t ask me how many clocks he has now.

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Christmas Mini Session With My Dear Friend and Her Daughter.

Hi all, I have been MIA for days on my blog. I had been a busy and exhausted mom for days. School is out for Thanksgiving break, and you (parent/parents) know what that means. My boys are like “mommy, mommy, mommy all day long.” Especially my little one, he can talk all day long for sure. The only time I have a break from them is when they are napping and when they are in bed at night, hehe. But I love them to the moon and back.


Anyway, last Saturday, I had so much fun capturing my dear friend and her daughter’s Christmas mini session. You can check this session here. The location I chose was the Dilliard’s store. It was a perfect location for this session. Dilliard’s has a wide variety of lovely Christmas decorations throughout their store. It was just perfect!

Check out my photography page and let me know what you think.

Me after the photoshoot.

Have you ever heard of the Nygard brand? I’m wearing Nygard denim pants. When it comes to pants, I have been a Nygard’s biggest fan for 4 years now. I love every Nygard leggings and pants that I have. So worth the price! You should try this brand. I highly recommend this brand.

The photographer must pose too, lol!
Wearing my Fergalicious boots. Babes, this pair is very comfortable. Found one similar to what I’m wearing here.

Childhood Story: My Unforgettable, Funniest Moment Growing Up

While having a cup of coffee this morning and staring at the dishes piling on the sink, a flashed back of my childhood memory came back. It is one of those annoying childhood experienced at that time; however, right now, looking back at it, I would say, “that was hilarious.”
When I was about seven or eight-years-old, my father implemented this rule. It was all about dishes problem

First Attempt: That my older siblings and I had to take turns in washing the dishes after mealtime. At first, it was okay! But you know, kids don’t stick to the rules mos lt of the time. My siblings and I were one of those kids. Later on, nobody wants to wash the dishes anymore. My siblings and I were pointing fingers to who’s supposed to be washing dishes after mealtime. We ended up arguing, lots of crying and throwing a tantrum. My dad would give us three warnings, and if we don’t listen, we better expect my dad with a whooping stick coming our way like a tornado. My mom is quite and always able to keep herself calm. She was so patient with us growing up and doesn’t believe in whooping. I wish to have that kind of patient like my mom has. Well, that first rule didn’t work out!

Second Attempt: The very last one to finish the meal will wash the dishes and clean the table. Now, this was ridiculous (but makes me laugh right now). I remember, whenever my mom announces that the meal is ready, my siblings and I had to rush to the kitchen, wash our hands, sit on the chairs, pray for the food, and eat as fast as we could. (My sister, by the way, likes to kick my legs under the table to distract my concentration, hahaha. I remember, one time, she was kicking our father’s legs instead of mine, hahaha). Back to that rule, yes, we had to eat fast, take our plates, and put them on the sink as quickly as we could. The last one to do that will wash the dishes. Did it work? Nope, it was chaos! Even my mom and dad had to eat fast, trying to beat us, lol! So, my father had to think about a new and final rule. A rule that everybody would agree to do so. No arguing. No fighting. No throwing tantrum.

Third & Final Attempt: How about “Wash your own dishes” rule? Oh, yeah, this rule worked! After mealtime or snack time, we automatically wash our dishes — no more pointing fingers, no rushing to finish our meals, and, most of all, no more arguing.

Since then, my family applied that rule to doing our laundry and not depend on our mom to do the laundry all by herself. So each of us, including my father, had to do our own laundry.

How about you? What was the most annoying house rule you had experienced growing up that is, in fact, hilarious?

Be Stylish Without Spending A Lot: Plaid Coat, Mock- Neck + Skinny Pants

Look, I don’t think you have to buy expensive items of clothing to look presentable, stylish, or fashionable. You can be wearing the most expensive outfit, but if you don’t look good in it, what’s the point of that expensive tag price? I’m not sarcastic. I’m just being realistic! Hey, I don’t look good all the time, and that’s the reality. Also, I’m so careful about what to wear because of my 10-year-old son who critics my outfit if he doesn’t like it ♥♥♥.

Yesterday was a little chilly, and wearing a thick coat wasn’t necessary at all. You know, Louisiana weather, right? It could be Winter today, then the next day it feels like mid-summer! One crazy weather, I would say.

About this plaid coat, the material is light and soft. I was wearing a size XS. The mock-top, I had to get a size Small because the XS is a little too tight. It makes me feel like an egg roll (wrapped up so tight), lol! This Elasticized Waist Skinny Pants is true to size. I got the XS, and it’s perfect!

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Mustard and Mayonnaise Baked Chicken Breast + Sauteed Vegetables

As of today, I may have found a new favorite dish to add to my recipe book list. It’s a baked chicken recipe. By the way, I purchased the recipe book from a thrift store a couple of months ago. Yes, you read it right from a #thrifstore. The recipe book was in excellent condition and was only $2.00! One of my favorite things to do is collecting recipe books. Today, I chose to try this recipe for lunch. I was also curious about how it would taste. I added a little twist to it. Well, it was excellent! I’m so glad I tried.♥♥♥

I also cooked a Filipino dish called “Ginisang Kalabasa, Chayote and Carrots” to go with the baked chicken. The term “Ginisa” in English is called “Saute,” and yes, it’s delicious!

FOR THE CHICKEN

Ingredients:

  • Boneless chicken breast
  • Mustard
  • Nonfat mayonnaise
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • Cooking spray

HOW TO COOK THE CHICKEN:

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees
  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, pepper, salt and garlic.
  • Place a foil on a baking pan and then coat it with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken on the baking pan.
  • Place the chicken inside the oven and bake it for 45 minutes.
  • Let the juice cook the chicken.
  • Once cook, slice the chicken and serve hot.
  • Enjoy!

FOR THE SAUTEED VEGGIES

Ingredients:

  • Squash (peeled, sliced and cubed).
  • Chayote squash (peeled, sliced and cubed)
  • Sliced carrots
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup water

HOW TO COOK THE SAUTEED VEGGIES:

  • On a heated pan, saute onion first. When onion turns transparent add the minced garlic.
  • Add in carrots. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Then, add both yellow squash and chayote squash. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let it simmer until the veggies are soft.
  • Enjoy!

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