My go-to cordless shaver! No more cuts, razor burns, or irritation!


This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Philips. Shaving is hard. It’s hard to find time to do it as a busy mom of three boys. And getting razor burns, cuts, and irritation from shaving is not fun. Luckily, I found the Philips SatinShave earlier this year and have been using it as my go-to cordless shaver. It can be used on wet or dry skin, meaning no need to use shaving cream while shaving; yet it still leaves smooth skin with no irritation. This past summer, I decided to search for an easy and effective electronic shaver that would work […]


Family Halloween Costume: The Hobbit


This year my husband was the one in charge to pick what theme we’ll do for Halloween since I chose the costume from last year . He was always keen to do The Hobbit since he wants to be Gandalf (Hello Lord of the Rings fans!). It was such a fun, messy, and challenging experience to prepare our costumes. I tried my best not to spend for the materials as much as possible. I mainly had to buy the wig and ears since I don’t know how to make them from scratch. Here are some behind-the-scene images I took from […]


adidas House of Classics


Being a mother of three has made me shop intentionally. Gone are the days of impulsive shopping and going over budget. I guess it just comes with the experience. My needs are less of a priority and I prefer spending for my family than myself. I love seeing my kids happy and content even if that means I don’t get the latest dress or shoes. My style has changed, too. I prefer basics with plenty of mileage, roomy totes that can hold all the things I need, and shoes that I can comfortably walk (or run!) on for hours. Trust […]


Birthday party at Schlitterbahn Galveston


When your kid’s birthday is during the hottest season, hanging out in the water is the most ideal way to enjoy the party. My family and I are excited to be back at Schlitterbahn again since we had such a fun time last year! This summer we had the chance to enjoy our day at the waterpark with some of our friends as we celebrated our youngest son’s second birthday.  I partnered with Schlitterbahn on today’s post to share our experience and show how exciting it is to celebrate a birthday at Schlitterbahn!   Although “exciting” and “wonderful” are the first […]


Before and After: Our Entryway Makeover


BEFORE When we moved to our own new house, I was excited to have enough space in our entryway for a comfortable bench to sit on and space to store our shoes.  I thought it would be great if our bench could serve as both seating and storage.That’s why I decided to decorate our entryway with the help of Simpli home, who sent me this sturdy and fashionable storage bench for me to feature on today’s post. Simpli Home has tons of benches to choose from.   I chose their warm shaker entryway bench because it has everything I was […]


Favorite Makeup Tips


It’s been a while since I posted about makeup and beauty on my blog. I think my last post was about brown smokey eye tutorial from last year! I’ve been meaning to post but of course, as a mom of three kids, delays are no surprise 🙂 So before I get even more busy because of my son’s first day of school, I’d like to share today of some of my favorite makeup tips for this hot hot summer! Makeup tip #1  Less is more. Yes, again less is more. When I apply my makeup in summer, my goal is […]


5 days of fun school lunches for kids


This post is sponsored by adidas. All my opinions are my own. We have a child who is entering kindergarten this month! With all the busyness before the first day of school, wearing comfy tops like this one to do some errands or cooking in the kitchen certainly helps me in more ways than one. For today’s post, I’d like to share these five school lunches for kids with a twist of fun and creativity! If you’ve been a reader of my blog or been following me on my Instagram stories, you know that I love art and design and […]

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