father's day gift guide

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

father's day gift guide

shopping guide below


don't forget to join our ongoing giveaway

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summer skin care and a giveaway

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

summer is here and we need to be giving extra care to our skin especially if majority of our time will be spent outside. summer means a great deal of outdoor sports with the kiddos, beach trips, fun times in the park and just lazy days out laying by the pool. that also means, extra tender loving care for your skin with the aid of your favorite moisturizers, anti-aging cream and sunblock lotions to fight off sun damage skin!



you may ask, what is the best lotion for dry skin? my newest partner and sponsor SkinCareRx and Apothica has a wide array of skin care potion brands to best fit your skin type to add to your current beauty regimen. 

today i have great news for my readers, you can get a chance to win a $ 20 gift card to use at SkinCareRx or Apothica to shop for your favorite makeup, skin and hair care products and so much more! 

here are some of my fave picks that are part of my daily skin care routine : 

tocca solid perfume (stella is my fave scent!) 

and remember, SkinCareRx and Apothica carries hundreds and hundreds of products for you to shop for!

now it's time for our giveaway rules : 

1) for one entry *required* (1 comment)  ~ please browse the SkinCareRx and Apothica sites and pick your favorite product and copy that product link in your comment (example : my favorite is essie nail polish http://skincare.apothica.com/Essie-Nail-Polish-No-More-Film.html) 
2) for an extra entry (1 comment) ~ follow me in twitter and re-tweet this giveaway
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please dont forget to leave your email address in your comment if you dont have a blogger account. this giveaway will run till next week and a winner will be picked randomly. GREAT NEWS, this giveaway is also open to international readers as well! so hurry now and join! 



memorial weekend look

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

memorial weekend look

the long memorial weekend spells barbecue parties along with the raising summer temperatures.
summer is officially here and it'll be a fun one!

exciting news to share!

Friday, May 18, 2012

i can't wait to share this. i am thrilled for this exciting news. a few months back, my talented friend paula of frog prince paperie contacted me asking permission to submit pictures from aston's soccer-themed 4th birthday party last year. she was working on an article for space coast living magazine, a local florida lifestyle publication, focusing on birthday celebrations, a topic she knows oh so well as a party stylist and designer. i was more than happy to share those memorable images from that party we dubbed, 4th Aston Cup soccer party. 

i will share more photos once i get my copy but for now i am sharing shots that paula emailed me and i am beyond ecstatic to "brag" it here. can you blame me? ha! they did choose a few shots from his party along with a other gorgeous parties paula have styled in the past. 

all party photos by ailynne abarado-remigio and article written by paula of frog prince paperie
cake pictured (second photo) baked by the sweet boutique

thank you so much paula for making us a part of it! 

it's in the details

Thursday, May 17, 2012

no soiree is extra special without those little exquisite minute details that every guest will remember and never forget. i have to confess, a great deal of my day is spent in pinterest and i am blown away by the endless inspiration out there. here are just a few things i've spottedlately that can elevate an already gorgeous celebration. 

it may be a new unique idea, a simply stunning color combination, a new trimming or just an adorable special something that's one of a kind. it's in those sweet details that makes it unforgettable. 
Source: leifshop.com via Lili on Pinterest
Source: etsy.com via Lili on Pinterest
Source: etsy.com via Lili on Pinterest

wednesday's white wardrobe

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

i am craving for a really clean white perfect shirt, skirt or little dress to strut for the summer. even a cream, nude, off-white version will suffice. it's fresh and a beautiful break from the bright neons and colors the spring brought. i'm loving me some whites this wednesday........

happy wednesday folks!

mother's day weekend recap

Monday, May 14, 2012

when I booked my husband's seminar a few months ago, i didnt realize it fell on mother's day weekend. we didn't have big plans but certainly we want to spend the day with loved ones especially with my mother and our little family. so, the trip was quick ~ we left friday and back home sunday afternoon just in time to spend mother's day celebration with my folks, having an early dinner out by a lake. it was pleasant and nice. 

the whole weekend was delightful. hanging out with my sister who lives in chicago ~ sharing Gino's East pizza and stopping by a local lego store with the little guy. the weather was cooler last saturday and it rained a bit. but by the time we were getting ready to head to the airport to go home, the sunny weather was out for a perfect mother's day! 

here are a few snapshots from our weekend :

packing for a quick trip to the windy city
Ohare chicago
arriving at chicago's o'hare airport
Hotel lobby
at the hotel's cool lobby
dressing comfy for the weekend
Mother's day breakfast
mother's day breakfast with my sweet buddy

I hope all mothers get to have a wonderful Mother's day last Sunday!

travel style

Thursday, May 10, 2012

travelling is always fun but getting to the destination can be exhausting especially if you have a few hurdles along the way such as flight delays, kid tantrums and re-routed flights. this friday we are going out of town
for a quick trip. it's far from a vacation getaway but nevertheless, it's still a whole production with a 4-yr old in tow. i have to make sure our flight and hotel reservations are in order, pack enough clothes for the weekend and pray that everything else is running on schedule. 

this brings me to the topic of cozy travel style. i envy those moms who strut around the airport looking so put together in their oversized cashmere sweater, leggings and ballet flats toting their designer handbags in one arm and a baby on the other. they just make it look effortless and chic with no single hair out of place. 

i think the key to looking great yet still feeling comfortable while travelling is wearing the perfectly fit classic piece of clothing mixed with an easy fun accessory such as a colorful scarf or a pair of leopard flats. black leggings and skinny jeans with ballet flats is always chic topped with a cardigan or tunic. take cues from the following shots below for a few travel style inspiration. 

Source: justjared.com via Lili on Pinterest

Source: i.imgur.com via Lili on Pinterest
Source: google.ca via Lili on Pinterest

have a great weekend everyone!

wednesday's words

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

hahahaha....ain't that the truth!

swanky soirees and more

Monday, May 7, 2012

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! happy monday to you all! 

i am still busy preparing for the superhero birthday party for our little guy and it's taking so much of my time. we are also travelling at the end of the week so i hope to get everything almost done and just take some time off away and enjoy with the family. 

so today, i'd like to start the week featuring some of the most amazing soirees i spied lately either in facebook, pinterest or in my blog roll. all unique and beautifully presented, they are just inspiring and i'm bookmarking each for future references.

a stunning first birthday party for lola 

ryder's crab shack party by southern swag via catch my party


and so much goodness, loveliness, adorable-ness (is that even a word?) here.......

i hope your monday is off to a great start. i am off to celebrate a special mother's day tea at my son's school today and i'm excited to spend this memorable moment with him!

custom tote

Friday, May 4, 2012

i'm sure you've seen and heard about longchamp's le pliage tote that comes in all delicious colors. made of  nylon canvas with PVC interior lining, it is water-resistant. it's also collapsible making it the perfect travel tote. the le pliage tote for me i think is a must-have in your handbag wardrobe. it has served me well for my travels and certainly not short in style. it has the classic non-fuss shape and that's what i love about it. oh by the way, want to add a monogram or name and customize it with your favorite colors? you can customize your own! 
le pliage

customize your own le pliage tote HERE

this is what i ordered almost 5 years ago when our son was born. meant to be a diaper bag, i picked the biggest size with the longest handles (to easy carry over the shoulder) and chose the light and dark blue combo with our son's name on it. after all these years and miles of travelling, i am happy to report that it still holds up pretty well. a very durable tote, perfect for travelling!  


wednesday's work of art

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

artwork by aston, almost 5 years old


i am a proud beaming mama :)