Sunday, January 29, 2012

who's the father?

My son is in preschool part time so on his off days, he spends a lot of his time with my mom. She always says, "Kids are like sponges." And boy, is she right.

The other day during his nighttime prayer he said: "Dear God, please bless my mommy and daddy. And the other daddy. And the other daddy."


Immediately confused, I said: "What other daddy??"
My boyfriend said: "Yeah, who are you talking about?"

We let the moment pass and let him finish his prayer. Then he gets up and says to his daddy, "You are NOT the father!!"

Still confused, I said: "What are you talking about?" Suddenly, it dawns on me! My mom has been watching TOO much of Maury Povich around him! 

I could not. stop. laughing.

Thanks, Maury!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

time to play catch up.

It's been such a busy week for me, I feel like I haven't had time for my personal things. This weekend is going to be my catch up time.

Catching up on blogging.
Catching up on my emails.
Catching up on my TV shows.
Maybe catching up on some sleep.
And most importantly, catching up on some quality time with my family.

Sometimes I wish life wasn't so busy so I could make more time for these things. But hey, what can you do. That's life, right?

Here are the winners from my sneakpeeq giveaway!!
$25 gift card winners: Victoria Christine Rubio & Lizzy Allen
$10 gift card winner: Manny Chez

I have two more articles up on Parent Society. Click here to check them out and feel free to let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear them!

Now excuse me while I go use up all my crayons...

Monday, January 23, 2012

my weekend in instagram photos

It was a rainy and relaxing weekend.
Friday night started with a few friends coming over for dinner...
Some of the yummy food on the menu:
Inspired from recipes found on Pinterest.

I woke up Saturday morning to this little precious scene.
Dylan and his nighttime friend "Puppy" 

We took the Bart train to downtown SF...
And I couldn't help but be in awe of this beautiful cupcake display.
Some of them even had 49er cupcake toppers...super cute!

Another rainy day on Sunday...
Laundry time!!

Hope you had a great weekend!!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

fashion forward friday

One of the things I love when it comes to fashion is when a top designer comes out with an affordable fashion line. In 2004, Karl Lagerfeld came out with a line for H&M. Since then, other designers such as Stella McCartney and Jimmy Choo have also debuted a line at the store, just to name a few. 

Target has also collaborated with top designers, including Gwen Stefani and most recently Missoni. Adding to that list very soon will be Jason Wu

He's most famously known for Michelle Obama's inauguration dress, which is now on display at the Smithsonian, and he's also a huge go-to fashion designer for the celebrities.

Jason Wu's line for Target will be hitting stores February 5th and will all be priced under $60. Hmm, I know where I'll be on that day...

Don't forget: My Sneakpeeq gift card giveaway ends today! If you haven't already, enter for a chance to win. I will be announcing winners this weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

wordless wednesday

{before we were parents...}

{ this crazy little guy!}

My Sneakpeeq Giveaway ends on Friday (1/20). Have you entered yet?

Monday, January 16, 2012

the last year of my 20's

Last Friday started the beginning of the last year of my 20's.

Gosh, I feel old. This time next year I'll be 30...and I feel like that's gonna come so fast. I still remember my 21st birthday like it was yesterday. Can we rewind time please?? They say "30's are the new 20's". I guess I'll soon find out. But in the meantime, I'll enjoy being 29 for the next 362 days...

And what better way to celebrate my birthday than with a nice dinner date with my son and boyfriend on Friday followed by a fun-filled day on Saturday, including a spa date with my BFF and being surrounded by my closest friends and family for dinner and drinks. I'm feeling incredibly blessed and happy!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

first day of preschool!

Today was my son's first day of preschool!
He's been wanting to go to school and was so excited.
We dropped him off...
And he wandered away from us.
When it was time to go
I said, "Okay, Mommy and Daddy are going now."
With his back to us, he said "Ok, bye."
Didn't even turn around.
Wasn't anxious for a kiss or a hug.
Didn't wonder or even care where his parents were going.
Didn't even follow us to the door.
Didn't shed one tear.
As soon as we were outside, we looked back inside through the window...
And saw our precious little boy finally turn around...
Only to wave goodbye to us.

He's such a big boy now!!
Guess who was the one who almost shed some tears.

{Have you entered my giveaway yet?}

word{less} wednesday

It's amazing how we haven't really had real winter weather this season. The Bay Area experienced beautiful weather over the weekend. The sun was out and I remember not even needing a jacket. It was my godson's 7th birthday party last Saturday and the weather was just perfect for a very Star Wars party.

Little man all ready to party.

Birthday boy with the Jedi and Darth Vader

Dylan fighting Darth Vader. LOL!

All the kids in awe of the magician's show

Friday, January 6, 2012

fashion forward friday: sneakpeeq giveaway!!

When it comes to the A Mommy's Lifestyle and Sneakpeeq Giveaway, everybody wins! 

Sneakpeeq is giving away 20% off your next purchase just for entering!

Plus two of you will have the chance at the Grand Prize: a $25 Sneakpeeq gift card to use on your favorite food, style, and home products. Five second place winners will receive a $10 gift card - that goes a long way in Sneakpeeq's amazingly low-priced boutiques!

Grand Prize!! {two winners}

Second Place Prize!! {five winners}

Come see all the things you love but haven't discovered.

Four steps to enter:
1. Click on this link and join Sneakpeeq. {mandatory}
2. Follow @mommyslifestyle on Twitter.
3. Share this giveaway through Twitter.

Please leave me a comment below to let me know that you'v entered! 

All winners will be announced on my blog on January 20, 2011. Good luck! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

keep calm and write a blog

One of my dreams when I was younger was to become a writer. I used to enter Poetry and writing contests. I even wrote a few stories in the 6th grade and some of the best ones were made into a little book and were kept in our school library. In high school, my good friend and I both joined the newspaper staff on our quest to become Journalists. Somewhere along the way, my writing slowly disappeared from my life and I didn't have the same passion for it. For the past few years, I've wanted to start a blog...just as a fun thing and to also get back into writing. 

My blog was started in May of last year and I quickly grew a great love for it. It's a fun outlet for me and I really don't know what I'd do if I didn't have it. Maybe I'd go crazy with all my thoughts, who knows. When I started it, I didn't realize the opportunities I could get from it...

Just last month, I was approached to become a regular blogger for I was beyond ecstatic and couldn't believe this opportunity was being given to me. Along with a few other things, this was one of the best ways to end my year...and a great start to a new one!

Check out my first post and feel free to leave a comment!

Also, I will be hosting my very first giveaway on Friday {another thing to be excited about} so don't forget to come back for that! Thank you to all my followers and readers for visiting my blog. I truly feel so blessed to have all of you!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012