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Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Shopping Deals

 

May I greet everyone a belated  "Happy Thanksgiving". Our  Thanksgiving dinner yesterday was just simple and  pretty low key. My husband just bought mostly everything ready made Thanksgiving dinner in the store exactly on Thanksgiving day, the reason behind that is  all of us in the house are all sick at the same time, that was a nasty virus, it stayed in us for at least a week , but in spite of it there is so much to be thankful for this year and the greatest blessing amongst them, is the birth of my baby girl, Olivia. We are all okay now, no more fevers but we are all still tired and so we passed black Friday shopping this year. Anyways, you can always buy stuffs online, actually Cyber Monday is already starting on most stores that you don't have to wait for Monday to get online deals.

So I'm sharing you guys some Shopping Deals and COUPON CODES of some stores :

Bebe - Get $25 off $150, $50 off $250, $100 off $400 at bebe with code: NAUGHTY. Valid 11/30/13-12/1/13. Shop bebe now!

Bebe ( for Cyber Monday deal ) - bebe Cyber Monday Event - Save 30% Sitewide! Use code: CYBER30. Valid 9PM PST 12/1/13-12/2/13. Shop now!

Boutique To You- 10% off SITEWIDE at Boutique to You with code: CJ10off

Claire's - 25% Off for Icing Friends and Followers w/ code 25F&F. 12/5-12/8

Dermstore - Dermstore.com Deal of the Day!





120x60 Black Friday Sale - Ends December 1st


Heels - Heels.com Black Friday Sale: Save $25 off your purchase of $100 or more! Use code: BF25. Valid 11/28/13-12/1/13. Shop now!

UGG Australia-



Shabby Apple- Save even more! Check out what's on sale at Shabby Apple

PACSUN ( for Cyber Monday )- 30% Off Sitewide Plus $1 Shipping. No Code Required.



ENJOY SHOPPING!
 

                        So to commemorate  this festive event , I posted an equally festive color outfit.
 
coat : Express (old )
sweater : Kohls Lauren Conrad
shorts : Bar iii (old)
boots : Report Shoes
bag : Express
beret: H&M (old)


SHOP THE LOOK



 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Reflection

Philippines . November 8, 2013 super typhoon Haiyan brought havoc and heart breaking catasthropic event in the islands of Leyte, Samar, Aklan, Antique, Capiz , Palawan and some parts of Cebu. I'm sure most of us already know on how many lives have been lost, the trauma and damages that   typhoon Haiyan have brought in this country . I will just spare you from the heart wrenching and gruesome pictures. I'm sure you had enough of it , since they are everywhere on TV, internet and popular social medias like facebook and twitter. It's been six days since the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan and within those days, it has brought me so much mixed emotions, awareness and reflection. With that, I will take a blog break for a week to mourn and show respect for the lives that has been lost and for the survivors that are in a very difficult unimaginable situation right now. In behalf of my fellow countrymen, I would  also like to say THANK YOU  to all the countries in the world for reaching out in helping the victims of typhoon Haiyan. God bless your hearts.

For those of you who would like to donate just go to this website PHILLIPPINE RED CROSS . God bless your hearts and thank you so much for your help.


Let us also pray for the lives that has been lost and the victims of this tragic event.
 
Thank you so much for reading

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pumpkin Spice

 
 

One of the best things about fall, aside from Halloween,Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice Starbucks coffee, is the light layering of outfits . Not too warm like summer and not too cold like winter, but comfortable enough to wear lightweight jackets and t-shirts underneath. Speaking of pumpkin spice coffee, it seems like my outfit goes well with that too.....very pumpkish  trousers matched with moss, black and brown combo , very nature inspired . I'm almost about  to take the Amazon jungle.


This outfit have so much going on with prints and contrasting textures, so I opted to wear just a little make up. Some light eye shadows, nude lips and I'm good to go. I seriously need my bangs trimmed though.
 


This trousers from Loft that I bought last year is the most comfortable ever and I love the pajama look prints as well too.
 
top : J.Crew (old)
jacket : Guess
trousers : Loft
shoes: BCBG
bag: Ralph Lauren
scarf: Kohls
 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Joy Ride to Frankenmuth

 

Last weekend , we went for a little getaway to Frankenmuth, MI. We always come here at least once a year. We stroll around at The River Place, It's like a mini German Village with little boutiques, bakeries and fudge stores. Aside from a wide array display of fudge , they  also show you a demo on how to make fudge ,unfortunately at that time nobody was doing it. It would have been cool for Lucas to witness that. Anyways, it was so cold that day that I can't wait to get inside the little shops and forgot about taking pictures, but I somehow manage to take a few snaps.


We stopped by and grabbed a popcorn at Popcorn Wagon . They have all kinds of flavor , it was really good and they are generous with their servings too. We bought a medium size just for a taste test but when the lady handed it to us, its like a large size, it could feed the whole family.





Enjoying their popcorn, so serious that they didn't even bother to look at me and say "cheese". They just want to eat that's it.


I remember Lucas used to be super obsessed with Smurfs when it first came out. He still loves them until now, but unlike before he talks about it a lot and watched their old shows on You Tube in every waking moment of his life. So when we bumped into these figures along the bricked streets of the River Place, he was so delighted  and got star struck  and couldn't contain himself not to take pictures with them.

photo credits : babyboomerlaugline
Then we went to Bronners Christmas Wonderland , a place where Christmas is all year round. I LOVE that place, it makes me feel like a kid again. Those were the days  I believe, that there was a  "real" Santa Clause  and I even encountered  an argument with that on one of my classmates during my elementary days that Santa was real. My dad was so good in make beliefs or maybe I was just a gullible kid or  maybe..... I was just being a kid, enjoying my carefree childhood moments. Anyhow, Lucas loves the place as well, who doesn't right ?


They have all kinds of display, EVERYTHING about Christmas is here! From Christmas trees, ornaments, villages, lights, figurines , plates , utensils etc. etc. They also do personalized stuffs on ornaments and stockings. We always buy our personalized ornaments here. You buy the items, they personalized it for free and since this is Olivia's first Christmas,  we bought her first stockings and of course we let  Lucas picked them and yes, pink it is for Olivia. We bought as well a ginger bread family ornament with our names on each ginger bread man. I would say this is our first Christmas family portrait this year with Olivia...... well, in a gingerbread Christmas ornament. For sure, we will have more family portraits this coming Holidays but I'm pretty much delighted with these little munchkins. They are so cute don't you think ?
 
photos via Pinterest collaged by me
credits : Zehnders


Now who doesn't go to Frankenmuth without dinning at Zehnder's Restaurant. They are so popular with their Chicken Dinners. We ordered family style, if you are out of chicken or any sides, you can always ask for more, be sure to come  hungry .Maybe make a reservation because the line is endless,all the way to the streets, not kidding. I've been here quite sometimes and this was the first time that there was no line at all, they took us right in. By the time you are inside the restaurant, enjoy German fine dining ambiance with their servers wearing attires that goes with the theme and ambiance of the restaurant, brilliant. Chicken dinners is $20 per person.
 

oh my Leonardo!

So this is our humble mini weekend getaway. It doesn't matter where you go and what you do as long as you enjoy each others company and cherish each little moments. So this are just one of my family's  precious moments for keeps and I'm always looking forward for more to come. I hope you enjoy my first post on my Lifestyle page.

Have a great weekend everyone !
 
Love,
     April

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