Friday thoughts & Photo Dump

I think i say this every single week but I can’t believe it’s already Friday, and thank God for that! This week was rather difficult and I can’t really point a finger on what exactly it was but I’m just feeling a little worn down… and I guess life with a newborn and a pre-schooler will do that to you! I wouldn’t change any of these early days though, they really are the best and I feel so lucky to be a mom of two healthy kids regardless of the sleepless nights ....more

Leaf Smiles

Today is all about pictures! I want to start something I created in a cool online program called Slate...more

VLOG - Surviving January

This week has been hard. It has been long and tedious and I feel a little like I am plastered in heavy tar, fighting to move beneath the weight that is covering me. So the fact that February is just around the corner is making me oh so anxious! ...more

Eight-Treasure Porridge (養生百寶粥)

Traditionally this healthy Eight-Treasure Porridge is eaten on the Laba Festival, the eighth day of the La Month (i.e. the twelfth month of the Chinese lunar calendar). As for myself, I love to eat it whenever I like throughout the year. Well, if you’re living in an area where it’s cold, this dessert soup is a good treat warming yourself up, as well as absolutely guilt-free ....more


Blessed. That’s exactly how I would describe this life I live. I have a handsome husband who knows me and gets me better than anyone else and loves our family so well ....more

Valentine’s Day Ideas – The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up

If you’re searching for Valentine’s Day ideas, look no further!...more

Winter Activities for Preschool

Who’s cooped up indoors and needs some winter cheer? Try one of these preschool activities so your little one won’t feel like they have to climb on the walls to occupy themselves. This rain is keeping us indoors which is not ideal for my active kids, I guess we’ll have to find some way to […] The post Winter Activities for Preschool appeared first on Living Life and Learning ....more

Orly Infamous Collection

Where does the time go? Feels like I just picked up the Orly winter/holiday collection, yet here it is nearly the end of January and I'm just posting my swatches. There are six shades in this group: 15 Minutes of Fame, Gossip Girl, Front Page, Scandal, Makeup to Breakup, and Frenemy ....more

Friday Favorites

SO incredibly thankful it is the weekend, friends. It's been a crazy, busy week. But today is Friday ....more

Carnival Cruise Lines partners with Carrie Underwood and Operation Homefront

There was a big announcement from Carnival Cruise Line yesterday and I am excited to tell you all about it. Carnival announced a new initiative called Honor. Family ....more