Friday, August 22, 2014

Mini Outfit for the Last Few Days of Summer

The last few days of summer are upon us. School starts again in a week. Fall fashions are out. The days are getting a little cooler.Summer camps are ending and I can work out at the YMCA park during my lunch hour again. But before I start stocking up on baby sweaters and boots, here is one more outfit for a summer play date. Nothing says summer like denim cut offs.

Mini Outfit - Summer

Closet Envy: Burberry Boys' Coats AW 14

Yes, I know it would be irresponsible to buy an expensive coat for a baby (especially when we live in SoCal). I'm not putting these Burberry coats on my shopping list anytime soon, but hey, a mama can dream... I'm in love with a classic cuts of these beautiful coats. Forget baby! I would wear every single one.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review of Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's has arrived in San Diego! The east coast chain is in the process of opening locations all over San Diego. When I say all over, I mean all over including locations in Scripps, Mira Mesa, Santee, Clairemont, Bay Park...the list goes on and on. They are opening a total of 70 locations.  This is not new news but we finally had the chance to visit the Rancho Penasquitos location. My verdict? It doesn't even begin to compare with the beloved OC institution that is Joe's Italian Ice. I'm not just saying that because I am from OC either. I'm sure the original Rita's is awesome but when special stand alone shops become a chain, something is always lost in the translation and flavors tend to get watered down or lose their originality. It's like comparing Katz's Deli to Subway, there is just no comparison. Rita's offers a wide range of flavors and it was tough to decide which ones we would try but we definitely avoided anything with the words "Starburst" next to it. In the end Tuan and I ordered mango and passionfruit gelatis and we enjoyed them outside on the patio. Not going to lie, I was disappointed. Tuan declared that it's not that bad and he's right but when you've had Italian ice with fresh fruits and know what good Italian ice tastes like you can't help but be disappointed.

[PQ storefront]

[Our gelatis. The workers really need to work on their swirl.]

[Parker was more interested in the fountain than the Italian ice. Here he is trying to be sneaky about putting his hands in the water.]

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Conversations with my Husband - PET Material

Yesterday, we stopped by Brother's Provisions for some chips and went to Webb Park again because we can't get enough of these two places. On our way to the park...

Tuan: This chip container says it's made out of pet material.
Me: What? Like animals??? Or like leftover animal product stuff.
Tuan: I don't know it says pet!
Me: That is crazy.

I'm sure we are not the only fools who have been perplexed by this labeling on plastic boxes. I was totally grossed out for a bit but now I know. Now I know.

Just FYI via
PET is used as a raw material fore making packaging materials such as bottles and containers for packaging a wide range of food products and other consumer goods. Examples include soft drinksalcoholic beveragesdetergentscosmetics, pharmaceutical products and edible oils. PET is one of the most common consumer plastics used.[1] Polyethylene terephthalate also can be used as main material in making paper.[2]

While we are on the topic of PET, here are some fun projects you can make with PET bottles.

[Spotted on Pysselbolaget]

[Spotted on brudiy]

Conversations with my Husband - Admitting He Looks Like a Lego Man +Happy Birthday

Happy 31st birthday to the most handsome lego man I know! We love you and hope you've had a great birthday weekend filling your belly with delicious food. It's not over yet! You are an amazing husband, daddy and dinosaur. 

Love you x infinity,
Mommy and Parker

Just for reference.

Friday, August 15, 2014

When Parker Met His Shadow

Last night we picked up sandwiches at Brothers Provisions and had a picnic dinner at Webb Park. After we finished eating the sun started to set and we took a walk around the lake. By the time we made our way around it was completely dark and the lamps had come on. And then this happened and it was the cutest thing. Parker met his shadow! I hope you enjoy this moment as much as Tuan and I did. 

Target's Latest Designer Collaboration: Target x Altuzarra

Altuzarra is bringing the heat with their new Target collaboration. Here are my favorite looks. The 50 piece collection ranges from $18-$90 and includes clothing, lingerie and shoes.

[Side thigh + an unexpected print]

[Red on red in a luxe looking material]

[Universally flattering dress in a color perfect for fall/winter]

[Great classic trench]

For more on this exciting collab, visit FabSugar.

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