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2017/04/05

Tea For Two Baby Shower for Twins

I love baby showers! I said to myself, if I am having one, I like a tea party theme full of white and gold. 




When my mother-in-law told me she would throw a baby shower party for me, I immediately asked to be involved with decorations and food. It's just something I love to do. With all the idleness of being pregnant, I'd like to put my hands and creativity in use since it has been a while since I did something.


We were on a tight budget with a little amount of time so we did all we could and all we already had on hand. We bought the tea cups at the thrift store. $12 for 22 pcs! DeAL!


Sweets bar was provided for the guests. I whipped up a simple white cake with, with vanilla frosting topped with marshmallow fondant. 


...and angel cake with meringue topping


Vanilla petite-four with raspberry jam because its a tea party





pearly white and gold jelly beans are my favorite decorations.


When you don't have much time in your hands, make some mini cucumber sandwiches! 

Pregnancy is a difficult stage in a woman's life. I thank that someone who invented this tradition called baby shower.


For a moment, I forgot the feeling of pains, worries, anxiety and discomfort.

 

Those feelings turned into laughter and thanksgiving from the special people around me.
Me and my Mom  (mother in law)

Friends and family who were there to support me.I am very thankful I met these wonderful women from different walks of life who encourage me in many ways. Each one of them has a special place in my heart.




It was a simple and sweet affair, a celebration I will never forget. 

2016/12/15

Chocolate Raspberry Tassies



Hello my fellow bloggers and beautiful readers! Thanks for hopping to my blog. If you are a chocoholic or a fan of raspberry flavor treats, the tittle might have caught your attention.




Yes, the name sounds as good as how it looks. I found this recipe while gazing at BHG holiday cookie recipes. My mother in law loves raspberry. It reminds her of home in Michigan. For her, it is a taste of childhood joy and fun memories, so I made this for her. You can find the recipe here.  I used Torani flavored syrup. It did not give much raspberry taste in it. I would suggest to use raspberry liquor to give a better raspberry flavor. I added holly sprinkles to give it a more festive look.

I hope you are having a wonderful day spreading some holiday goodness and cheer!

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2016/12/01

Our Yard Greenery Decor

Now my in laws have temporarily moved in with us in the anticipation for the coming of twins, I find the house suddenly were well decorated and broken things get fixed! That's the perks of having mom and dad around.


My mother in law is undergoing Christmas holiday fever. I've always admired her taste for design. 


Her recent musing was use our natural resources that can he found in our yard. There is nothing like using natural greenery for a home decor. It gives the home a fresh look.

I got a bunch of poinsetta at Lowes for 99 cent each.


Decorations doesn't have to be expensive to make your space feel like home. Get creative with available resources around without spending an arm and leg. 

Most of my decorations were leftovers from my wedding, clearance, thrift stores and Diy and I am so blessed to have a mother in law with such a great taste in decor who had given me hand me downs.
I will leave you now to enjoy your own Christmas musings :)


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2016/10/11

Twins Fall Gender Reveal


We are thrilled to announce our newest gifts we received. My husband and I are having not just one but twice the blessings for our next newest members of our family!
We are having two precious little girls due on Feb.26
Though it came quite a shock for us, but we are so thankful for these two little punkins. 






2016/09/26

Vintage Inspired Birthday Shoot

Time flies by so fast. I cannot believe my princess just turned two! It is not easy raising a child but I always keep in mind each year is different than the other. Each day with her is a gift. Photo-shoots with her is always a bliss. Its a time I can bond with her doing something I love, and a time I can focused on her with all my attention.


It is a challenge to shoot babies to toddlers. I want this activity to be as stress-free as I can, which means I have to be quick to take as many shots looking goofily to get that sweet smile. I let her do whatever she wants to do to keep her happy. If she wants to walk, I let her walk. I had to do this outdoor shoot fast when I saw the mosquitos were trying to feast on my poor baby!



Sometimes, I let imperfections slip here and there. You might see a smudge of ketchup at the corner of her mount because she just had her dinner then off I went fix her hair, set up while trying to catch the golden hour (which I think I kinda failed to do so).


 I do not put any kind of make up on her face. I want to keep it as natural as I can. I want to capture true perfection of be beauty. I personally think she is perfect the way she is created. MOMfully speaking.





2016/05/19

Its a Good Time

My baby surprises me in an unexpected way. When she does, it always makes me laugh. It is fun to learn what makes her excited. In this case, a sip of grandma's soda or maybe just because being with family with food is always a good time.




2016/03/02

Child Photo Taking Lesson

Taking photos of children, especially toddler who has a 10 second attention span is not easy.
One thing I learned about child photography is, I can't contain a toddler in one place. I had to follow her around until she can find a comfort spot and make it work from there. 


She crawled under our table and I thought it could give a cute framing effect.