It was a fun filled weekend for Aidan’s birthday celebrated it with family and friends. We went to the Pocono Mountains at Eagle Rock Resort in Pennsylvania. We make it a point to go there at least once a year. That place is perfect for family gatherings because of the laid back feel. You will never get bored with all their activities like horse back riding, swimming, lake water fun activities, skiing in the winter, spa and fitness, golf, billiards, volleyball, basketball and so much more.
It was Aidan’s 4th birthday and I was just stunned that when I was changing him in the bathroom after swimming. He just said “thank you everyone for my birthday!”. I was so shocked an excited as well because he is becoming more mature. The silliness is getting less, exciting and at the same time I do not want him to grow so fast, both of my children.
As for the outfit, I am glad I brought this chic cardigan from chicwish which will be coming soon to their website. It was so soft and perfect for the cool breeze we had there in the morning and evenings. You know you will always feel some chill when you are in the mountains.
I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend and wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.
So I finally made it to this pictorial with the sunflowers. As a part time blogger like me, there are a very few time that I can possibly squeeze in a photo shoot specially if it is an hour away from where I live. Another thing is to be able to persuade my husband (instagram husband) to take a picture of me. Most of you fellow bloggers know what I mean. Last year, I have planned to visit a a Sunflower festival but did not get the chance to do it. As for the dress, as you can see I have worn this already on this post here. I was really planning to wear this during the Lavender Festival back in July but still did not get a chance. With that in mind, I made sure this time I make it to the sunflower field before it dies and be able to wear the dress with the picturisque backdrop. That is how Sunflower fields plus my chicwish dress post came up.
It has only been a week since it was announced that the sunflowers will be in its peak for 2 weeks but when we got there, most of the flowers died already. I was so sad but still made it work and tried to find a spot where there were still a lot of bloomed sunflowers. Have you noticed the dead sunflowers? Not really right because the whole picture together with the beautiful sunny day made it perfect. Just a thought, always stay positive and try to creative something good with everything and you will see the big difference even though it did not start well.
Thank you all for stopping by and hoping that I was able to give some inspiration to all of you who are having a rough day.
Photos: Novel (my better half)
with special participation of my daughter and of course Aidan (my son) doesn’t wanna be in the picture 🙂
TGIF! I am sharing one of my favorite dress this summer that I really enjoyed wearing specially when we visited the University of North Carolina. I had no idea that blue and white was their color and I felt like I just represented their school. This dress is stripes and gingham all in one style. All the fabulous trends all together in out outfit. What I love about this is the simplicity of the stripes part and the chic ruffled gingham at the end of the dress. I just had to match it to these pair of espadrilles slides that are a perfect summer pair.
As you all may noticed, I had the brown tote (mommy bag for strolling purposes with the kids) and just realized that the one I packed for this trip I left at home. I was thinking of pairing this look with another white or grey bag.
What do you think of this outfit? Did you like the style of it?
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
If you have kids like me and you are in Italy and close to Rimini. You might wanna check out this Italia in Miniatura. It is the best place for the whole family as you and your kids will get to see the whole Italy in a small version.
They have rides and water splashing places for kids so make sure to bring extra clothes because you are gonna get wet.
They also have a little animal kingdom where you get to see different birds.
Here you will get to see the different places Italy has to offer. We found out that there are a lot of cities that we need to visit when we visit Italy again.
We really are greatful and blessed to have such wonderful family living here in Italy taking us to this places we have never though existed. We get to see and taste the whole Italy because of them, driving us around, pretty much sponsoring our Italian trip.
It was just so appropriate that I wore this dress here as it was easy to move around and the slied are just as comfy as I did not have t walk much from this trip.
We stayed in Modena, Italy and it is 2 hours away from Milan, Venice, Pisa, Verona, Cinque Terre and 45 mins away from Bologna and 5 hours away from Rome. Just to give you an idea how we get to these places.
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy hump Day!
Good morning and Happy Monday! How are you celebrating your Memorial day? Today I am sharing my 2 Days trip in Barcelona, Spain. Here I am going to talk about all the places that I visited as well as restaurants and shops I have tried to give you some ideas and insights if you have an upcoming trip to this beautiful city to guide you.
Why am I saying it is only 2 days of a trip. Well we arrived Barcelona Tuesday afternoon and left early morning of Thursday. We stayed in an apartment like 4o mins away by bus from the center which is Plaza Catalunya. We could have taken the train or taxi but we wanted to see the whole city since it was the last stop for the bus.
When we arrived we just refreshed and got our stuff situated at the apartment and then we went straight to the city. They public transportation was very efficient! we did not experience any traffic and arrived at Plaza Catalunya about 3pm. From there you can actually walk to La Rambla were all the restaurants, shops, La Boqeuria (fresh produce market) and the way to the marina is there, and if you go to the opposite side you can walk to get to Casa Batllo (famous Gaudi’s masterpiece aside from the Sagrada Familia).
Day 1 we strolled La Rambla and amazed by accessibility of it to see all shops, restaurants and other attractions like museums and street performers. This place is very busy so make sure to be careful of your belongings.
La Boqueria is one of my favorite from this strip as it has a lot of fresh produce your heart will desire and we met my hubby’s aunt who lives here in Spain so we can catch up and eat dinner at her place. She made us a very delicious seafood Paella and all ingredients were bought at La Boqueria.
At the end of the La Rambla it will take you to Maremagnum (a small mall at the center of the sea) where still you can shop and dine while enjoying the view of the sea.
Day 2 we started late around 12nn and this time we took the Barcelona City Tour Bus (29 Euro adult ticket and 16 euro for kids 4-12 free for 3 and below) so the kids won’t have to walk. It is a hop on hop off bus to see all the city attractions and here we got of to see the Sagrada Familia. Such a stunning masterpiece and we wanted to get inside but the next available opening was 7pm too bad we did not have time. The person at the entrance said we should have booked it online to save us time.
The other stops we just took pictures from the Bus. Another tip, Barcelona has a lot of beautiful beaches so if you love the beach, make sure to bring along your swimsuit, sunscreens.
We ate at Tapas Restaurant and it was good food and amazing Sangria! they were located at Plaza Catalunya and for lunch we ate at the Chipilon at the Maremagnum (the food here was ok).
As for the look I wore this flamingo blouse and paired with a pair of pants and these cute slides I got from Zara (it is cheaper to buy it here because Zara is originally from Spain). I interchange it with my toms shoes for more comfort as you know traveling requires a lot of walking when you are sight seeing.
Have a wonderful week ahead. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week ahead.
I have always dreamed of visiting Greece specially Santorini. But I had to choose between Santorini and Mykonos. I did a little researched before I made the booking and found a lot of articles saying that Mykonos is good for family travelers. I was right about my choice even though I have not been to Santorini because our whole family really enjoyed our stay in the island.
check out the pool day post herecheck out our beach day post hereOur hotel is 10 mins away from the airport. We stayed at Flaskos Suiteswhich I highly recommend!!! 10/10 free Hotel and airport transfer from 9am to 10pm, friendly and reliable staff, super clean, yummy breakfast, perfect pool and sea view and 5 mins walk from the beach.
Beside our Hotel is the Limnios Tavern Restaurant (Greek Mykonian Flavours) and the food was amazing!! I enjoyed their stuffed mushrooms 🙂 The staff are friendly and you will have the sea view while dining.
Things we did was renting a car so we can get around the whole island. It was easy to do as our hotel contacted their recommended rent a car dealer and they fetch us from the hotel to their office so we can choose the car and when we returned the car. They also dropped us back to our hotel and it was free and very convenient.
We wanted to try driving the ATV’s but we have the kids with us so we just took a picture on them.
We drove around the island and when to check out the other beaches, the beautiful Mykonos town, Little Venice and the very famous Windmills. There you can find different restaurants and shops depending on your taste.
Maybe next time when our kids are older then we will visit Santorini.
I hope you find this post helpful if you are thinking of traveling to Greece.
Good morning from Maryland! Finally back from our 2 week vacation. If you have been following me on instagram you have seen some of my post from our trip but since we were always ot and about. I have not posted all of those outfit and travel inspiration here on the blog. Starting today you will see all the wonderful outfits and travel photos to keep you inspired and this Beach Day in Mykonos with my Perfect All Day Maxi Dress. Mykonos is best for family vacations as I have heard because I haven’t been to the most famous Santorini. In this island most beaches are close by just like this Aegios Stafenos Beach here is 5 mins away from our hotel which happens to be above the beach.
I have worn this perfect dress for sunset dinner and then went straight to the beach for some family fun with the gorgeous water and sands. it was a cloudy day but it was perfect as we all enjoyed the view, the sound of the relaxing waves. We were dancing on the beach with the kids and they started collecting some rocks which they brought back here in the US. The dress is super soft and I actually sat on it. It was also being pushed away by the breeze and I was able to feel its softness on my skin. This is definitely one that you would want to wear when you are out on a sunny day too. You will love the fabric!
I hope I was able to give you some inspirations today and was able to put some smile on your face. Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by. Just let me know if you have any questions or any suggestions on what you want to see me post.
Boungiurno from Italy! I do apologize for not posting consistently this week and last week and you all know. We are on our family trip here in Europe and we are always out and about and when we are staying in the hotel or our relatives house. We catch up with each other so I really coudn’t keep up.
Today, I am sharing our trip to Mykonos Town last week. This is a very small town but it is so pretty as you can see in the pictures. Here you can find different restaurants, shopping places both high end and low. You will get to see the famous picture perfect view of the sea and the windmills.
Our family really enjoyed strolling around here. We rented a car as our hotel is few miles away from here. I liked it that way and will tell you why when I post about our hotel and why I chose to book it.
Have a wonderful weekend and see you in my next post next week.
behind me is the wall from the believed Juliet Capulet from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where people are writing names of them and love ones for good luck. what you see are all restaurantsstreet artist beautiful architecture everywhere with my sweetie (instagram husband) and behind us is the arena where Fedez proposed to Chiara Ferragni of the blog theblondsalad the balcony from Juliet’s house were she meets RomeoHappy with her watch being their wacky momOUTFIT DETAILS:
Why did we choose to visit Verona? I have watched the movie Letters to Juliet and I was amazed by the beauty of the location. That is why I asked our relatives in Italy to give us a tour of that city. When in Verona, Italy we went to visit The Piazza Delle Erbe, Piazza Bra, Casa de Giulietta, Torre dei Lamberti, if we have arrived earlier we would have seen more and hereis the link to all other beautiful places to see, it was 2 hours away from Modena, Italy were we were staying.
As for the outfit I chose to wear this chic and comfy red top paired with jeans and this very comfy pair of laced up shoes.
Have a nice day and thank you for stopping by.
Photos: Novel (my better half)
Thank you to my husband cousins Pearl and John for being our tour guide.
Caio from Italy! Sharing our first day trip here to one of my favorite countries. A day at Cinque Terre is very relaxing even though it was a quick day trip. I just wanna say thank you to all my husband relatives here. They were the ones who always being our tour guide, free board and lodging and everything!! I thank them for their time as this will be hard to do for our family to travel with kids if we have to do this by ourselves. Specially travelling with kids on a budget 🙂
We are staying in Modena, which is a 2 hour drive to Cinque Terre, the drive was a little scary as we were on the mountain cliff but next to the beautiful view. The parking attendant at Cinque Terre suggested to take the train because it is easier and safer . As for the outfit, It was a little chilly so I decided to wear this ruffled long sleeve style and wore the comfiest flat shoes.
I hope I inspired you with this post. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!