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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Lost Pregnancy.. (Old private post)

June 02, 2021
I finally have the courage to post this. I wrote this in July of 2019. My reason for posting is not for pity but to create awareness to miscarriages. They are quite common but so taboo. I remember looking into baby names and being so excited. As I read this post almost 2 years later, I am so grateful for our two kids. Life is definitely a rollercoaster. If you ever need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. 


I don't know if I will ever make this post public but thought I wanted to write down my feelings somewhere. Our due date was estimated/ predicted to be Feb 2020. I was so excited and took a pregnancy test right after my first day of missed period. It turned out positive and I didn't know what to do or how to contain my happiness. I went straight to Pinterest to find a cute way to tell my husband. I settled to use  my felt letter board and wrote out the words "One more to Adore."

He finally came home and when he went to his office, I followed behind him. Waiting to see his expression. He was so thrilled and we gave each other a kiss and hugged each other.

A couple weeks passed and everything was going smoothly, until it didn't. It started off as light pink spotting and gradually turned brownish. The next day it became a brighter red and brown again. Luckily, I had my appointment already scheduled for that day and so I told the doctor what was going on. She told me it was still to early to know for sure so she ordered two blood tests. One for that day, and the next one a couple days later. This was to measure the HCG level.

The weekend came and the bleeding continued. Cramping was present and I knew it was over.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Planning Belle's First Birthday - Pumpkin Theme Decorating Ideas

July 12, 2019
Hello skittle biscuits!

I never realized how much planning goes into children's birthday parties! With just a couple of days ahead of Belle turning one, I have so many things on my mind and how to make the party fun for everyone. On top of cleaning our entire home, I am definitely overwhelmed. Here are some details of Belle's party!

This banner was from ebay! It was super inexpensive and easy to put together. All I needed was some tape and 4 x 6 pictures. I recommend using glue if you have it.

Custom cookies from my coworker - Plain sugar cookies with her name on top!

Confetti dots are also from ebay

Felt bunnies and plastic pumpkins from Michaels
Clementines from the grocery also make a great snack and decor item

Goodie bags from target!

Pumpkins and Haybales backdrop
My father was so kind enough to put this back drop together for us!

Custom smash cake from my coworker

-less sugar

Our hello kitty moon bounce came an hour late! @skyhighrentals 
I was so furious and it totally ruined my mood but the kids really enjoyed seeing it inflate so I guess it wasn't too bad! I don't think I will book with them again.

Thank you Maggie Wong for capturing our little girl's special day! We will enjoy these photos forever!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Melissa and Doug Toy - Knob Handle Puzzle Farm Animals

May 20, 2019
Honest toy review for the

Melissa & Doug Barnyard Animals Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzle 

When I received my order from Amazon, I was so excited to teach Belle how to play with a puzzle and to help with her hand coordination. She has a regular wooden puzzle but for some reason she's not very interested in it.

Upon arrival it was a bit damaged. There is a slight crack in the wood between the animals..
I decided to contact amazon and they kindly sent me another one without charge. Without avail, the second puzzle had the same cracks. Honestly, I don't think it's Amazon's fault or the way they packed the puzzle but definitely the fault of the manufacture/designer.

Even with the cracks, it is still usable. Belle got better and better at placing the the shapes/animals into the correct spot. The easiest/favorite piece is the sheep. 

Overall, the pictures and puzzle works very well and for the price I can't really complain. 
I rate this 8/10, minus 2 points for the cracks. Priced now on Amazon for $8.99

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

L'Oreal Paris Skincare

November 14, 2018
Boy oh boy.. has the weather been brutal here in Houston. It's been so cold lately and it's been taking a toll on my skin! Luckily, influenster sent me 2 serums to use. So let's get into the review!

Vitamin C serum (1 fl oz $23.99 at target) - The cold wind makes my skin feel and look dull. But with this vitamin c serum, it makes my skin feel firmer and younger! My tip is to use just a small amount because A small drop goes a long way! 

Hyaluronic Acid Serum (1 fl ox for $23.99 at target) - I love that it’s non fragrance because my allergies have been killing me! I like how it applies to the face smoothly without the greasy feel. I’ve been using it in the day and night. Makes me feel better that I am doing something to fight my aging skin! Works great under my moisturizer! I received this product for free to test!

Overall, I wasn't very impressed with their packaging but if you can get past that, you have a really great, well priced products! Not to mention, you can find them both at Target!!

Till next time!!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Shiseido Modern Matte Lipstick

October 08, 2018
Hello Skittle biscuits!

I am back with another review of a gorgeous lipstick. 

I don't often wear red lipstick but when I do... it's gonna be this Modern Matte Lipstick from Shiseido! 💄Not only does it make my teeth look ULTRA white, it's long lasting even after trying to rub it off my lips! 💋 Tempted to buy all 24 shades now lol. 🙊🙈 Thank you influenster and shiseido for sending me this free sample to test! 

#visiblefeelsinvisible #modernmattemini #contest #complimentary @myshiseido @Influenster

Thursday, August 9, 2018

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Fresh Pinks

August 09, 2018
Hello Skittle Biscuits!
Back with another beauty review. Influenster generously sent me 8 shades of their pink lipsticks! 2 of each different finish.

My first impression was that they all applied very smoothly. I loved all the shades and finishes but my favorite was rebel rouge in ultra matte. My seconds favorite finish is the shine because they glide on like butter! My pro tip is to apply some lip balm before you apply the lipstick or use a lip mask the night before.

Have you tried any of these shades? Which one was your favorite? Til next time!