Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lunch Bunch

My DS and I went to Hedda's place and met Jinky and Karen for Lunch today. I know what you're thinking, we just met last Saturday and here we are again. Sharon we missed you and Elisa. The boys played and watched video while the Moms talked and talked. I am in the process of decorating our home so I am asking ideas from my trusted girl friends. I finally gave in, we drove up to Santa Monica's 3rd street promenade for some quick shopping at our favorite stores.Thanks Tito Martin for watching my DS while we shopped =).

I even got new Rosebud Salve. I was holding on to my Rosebud Salve up until it is all gone. That's how much I heart Rosebud Salve OR how stingy I am! Haahaa. We were so good and did not SHOP till we drop. We only stayed there less than 2 hours SWEET! On our way home we enjoyed some Starbucks' Caramel Apple Spice YUM! We got home and DH was waiting home and was in a good mood BYU won basketball tonight against WY. I also made this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

You got that right ... YUMMY!
Next get together will be next month for Elisa's baptism.
See you there.

Friday, January 30, 2009

We do not like this BUG!

DH (Dear Husband) and DS (Dear Sons) have been home since Monday. Sinus Infection, Ear Infection and Asthma. I have also been sneezing so bad for 2 weeks now. We love the weather it's in the high 70's. Also the air has been so DRY..extremely DRY. Not just the AIR but also My Skin!
Anyway, I took the day off today and DS are feeling better. The weather was 78 deg and we enjoyed a playdate with Hedda, Matti and Sabine. We had a nice picnic and the boys played really well, until Jake's nose started bleeding. We cooled down at home and for Movie Night J.T Picked Hotel for Dogs!

It was a very cute Movie, I got teary eyed. What else is new. Anyways,hopefully this BUG will leave us this weekend.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


This I've been waiting for since I posted "can't wait on Aug. 2008"
Alexander McQueen debuts on March 1st at Target
Save the date!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happiest Birthday on Earth

This time it was J.T's Birthday and we went to celebrate it at the Happiest Birthday on Earth. Yes at Disneyland! We took him and enjoyed the "Free admission on your Birthday". He got his Birthday Ticket and Birthday pin.

We woke him up on his birthday and sang Happy Birthday while Jake played the toy trumpet he got from the Rose Parade. Yeah, that noise. =). Anyway, then JT and Jake enjoyed breakfast in Bed with pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. J.T was sick BUT he was such a TROOPER. He did not throw a fit not a SINGLE ONE! He even put his Birthday pin on his jacket and smiled for Mommy =). We asked J.T to write down all the rides he wanted to ride at Disneyland. Just in case it is packed we just wanted to make sure we ride all his priorities. Basically it was mainly Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. We had a blast!

We got there right when it opened, rode all his priority rides, Nemo, Autopia, Buzzlightyear and we were done at 1pm! I KNOW! Who knew we will be done at 1pm. So we asked Jake if he wanted to ride other than the Nemo ride, he picked The Tea Cups- why is it that whirling rides appeal to kids? Anyways, It's a small world was closed we went to Toon Town just because...then we left at 4pm and got home at 430 just in time for the Birthday cake and ice cream. Tito John and Tita Denise came and celebrated this wonderful day with us.

J.T is a good boy and has full of energy, lots of fun, loves Math, loves to read, loves to play with his brother, loves his grandparents and cousins, he loves taekwondo and soccer and loves to spend time with his family. He makes us laugh and yes he is very silly sometimes. I can go on and on and on. We love you JT.Happy Birthday.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Birthday Weekend!

We had a fun GNO ( Girl's Night out)
and went to Casa de Karengkeng and
celebrated Karen and Sharon's Birthday last weekend.
We had so much fun!
Chef Karen cooked up a STORM!
from Appetizers, main course and Dessert.
She even made this yummy Beverage
which is already in my Recipe keeps.

We gave them
a GC from Anthropologie
and a yummy cake from of course Red Ribbon.

Sharon came with Elisa and we played
Catch phrase ( it's a word guessing game)
played in 2 teams.
A clue-giver can make any physical gesture
and give almost any verbal clue. However, you cannot word that rhymes with the word,
give the first letter of the word,
say the number of syllables,
say part of the word in the clue.
So, I'll give you a few highlights:
word *manure*
Hedda: This comes out of the toilet..
Me: er...water? ... sewage...urine...pee...
Hedda: Ummm it's something ...ummm comes out when
you use the toilet?
Me: doodoo, crap, sh*& .. yup I even said that word.

Here's another one.
word * vampire*
Me: Edward Cullen is a?
Hedda: Twilight....Vampire

Here's a classic one.
the word is * Golden Gate Bridge*
at this time we were winning!
Jinky: Bridge in San Francisco
Me: San Francisco Bridge
Of course growing up
we've always been competitive so I had a lot of nerves (wink wink).

We had so much fun! I had never laughed so hard that night.
We laughed, played, ate
and also dressed up.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
On our way out I got some lemons from Karen's
Lemon Tree.
Thank you guys, it was a fun night!
Happy Birthday!

Volturi - Jane

Is she scary enough to be Jane?

watch this.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I heart Aprons!

OK here it is, this has been long overdue. I have so many things that I covet just like most or some of you there. When I got an email from Anthropologie and saw different apron designs, I could not believe it. I went to Anthropologie last week and last night and I was just staring at these aprons.
I told one of the customers that I could just totally wear the apron as an accessory than just merely a protective garment to any food stains. So here are my Themed aprons.


Tea Party

I heart Anthropologie Aprons

Spring Get Together

Spring Get together

Will add more when TIME PERMITS!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Orla Kiely for Tar-zhay

Orla Kiely

In February, we will have our hands on some of her cool color, graphic patterns for Target. Orla Kiely for Target: with rich cocoa brown with accents of aqua, acorn, reddish orange, olive. You'll love it, too!

Orla is appointed as a consultant to the Marks and Spencer design team. A position she resigned in 1997 to allow the launch of her first diffusion range for Debenhams. The first Orla Kiely diffusion range Orla Kiely for Debenhams is introduced. This range was to expand into one of their most successful ranges. Soon Orla's work was appearing as part of Paris Fashion Week, and was beginning to cross continents with customers in Paris, Japan, New York, Hong Kong and Dublin.

Initially commissioned by Harrods to produce a range of hats after an impressive finale spot on the graduation catwalk, Orla swiftly went on to develop a range of soft accessories. Within a very short time Orla had expanded her range to include bags, and was supplying a number of influential London stores. Barely a year later The Orla Kiely partnership was formed, and the designer was making her first ever appearance as part of London Fashion Week. At this time the partnership received its first order from Japan.

I covet Long eye lashes

I try not to apply mascara everyday but I have been putting Vit.E oil on my lashes at night for a healthier look but I do want the longer and fuller. And I have decided to try and go to a Japanese
Salon to have my eye lashes lengthened, more volume and look fuller. For the time being on New York Times

Allergan - the company that turned an obscure muscle paralyzer for eyelid spasms, Botox, into a blockbuster wrinkle smoother, hopes to perform cosmetic alchemy yet again. At the end of the month, the company plans to introduce Latisse, the first federally approved prescription drug for growing longer, lusher lashes. The product has the same formula as Allergan’s eye drops for glaucoma, called Lumigan. It is one of several drugs in a category known as prostaglandin analogs, which are meant to reduce dangerous pressure in the eyeball. But as a side effect, the treatment tends to make the eyelashes of many patients longer and fuller.

Now are you ready for some Betty Boop eyelashes?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Free Make up

So, today I saw this long line outside Macy's, I thought "oh maybe just some clearance since SOME Macy's dept. store is closing". Then at lunchtime I got a text message from Karen about this free make up at these dept. stores. Say it out LOUD!!! "FREE MAKEUP" . I am sure almost any Woman is likely to look like a druggie looking for a bong or a crack pipe. FREE? WHEN? Where? NOW?? WHEEEEEEEERE????LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! around 4pm, I was talking to Hedda and told her about some line at Macy's and she said that it might be "Free Make up! I finally went and got my Mascara! click here to read more. The Macy's here will be giving away FREE Make UP for 7 days or until supplies last. Hurry Ladies, who does not want a free make up!

Welcome to the Information Website for the

In re Cosmetics Cases
(Azizian, et al. v. Federated Department Stores, Inc., et al.,
Docket No. 4:03-CV-03359-SBA)

(updated as of December 1, 2008)

As part of a class action settlement, $175 million worth of free cosmetics products will be distributed to members of the class (see below to determine whether you are a member of the class) for a maximum of seven days, while supplies last, on a first come, first served basis, beginning on January 20, 2009. No rainchecks will be issued. The products will be distributed at stores owned by the Retailer Defendants (see list immediately below).

The stores owned by the Retailer Defendants that will be participating in the settlement product distribution are the following:

  • Bergdorf Goodman

  • Bergner’s

  • Bloomingdale’s

  • Boston Store

  • Carson Pirie Scott

  • Dillard’s

  • Gottschalks

  • Herberger’s

  • Macy’s

  • Neiman Marcus

  • Nordstrom

  • Parisian

  • Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Younkers

A class member will be eligible to receive, while supplies last, a maximum of ONE free cosmetics product from one of the Manufacturer Defendants from which he or she purchased Department Store Cosmetics1 during the class period, May 29, 1994 through July 16, 2003, from the list of products below. If a class member has only purchased products, during the class period, from one of the Manufacturer Defendants listed below, then that class member is only entitled to receive a free product from that Manufacturer Defendant. If a class member has purchased products, during the class period, from multiple Manufacturer Defendants, then that class member must choose the ONE free product he or she wishes to claim from one of those Manufacturer Defendants. Again, these products are only available while supplies last, and no rainchecks will be issued. If your store has run out of settlement products from the Manufacturer Defendant(s) from which you have previously purchased Department Store Cosmetics during the class period, then you may claim a product (again, while supplies last) from another Manufacturer Defendant.

The following is a list of the Manufacturer Defendants and their products that will be distributed, while supplies last, through the stores listed above:

  • Boucheron (USA) Ltd.:

    Femme Eau de Toilette (1 ounce/30 ml)

  • Chanel, Inc.:

    Coco Mademoiselle body lotion (3.4 fluid oz)

  • Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.:

    J’Adore Eau de Parfum (15 ml)

  • Clarins U.S.A., Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):

    Clarins Energizing Morning Cream (30 ml) OR

    Clarins Beauty Flash Bomb (30 ml)

  • Conopco, Inc. (distributed by Coty, Inc. on behalf of Conopco, Inc.) (customers will have a choice of ONE of three products, while supplies last):

    Calvin Klein Euphoria Bath and Shower Crème (6.7 oz)


    Vera Wang Princess Body Polish (5 oz)


    Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Shower Gel (6.7 oz)

  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (customers will have a choice of ONE of two products, while supplies last):

    Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (15 ml/0.5 oz)


    Clinique Moisture Surge (30 ml/1 oz)

  • Guerlain, Inc.:

    My Insolence Eau de Toilette (15 ml)

  • L’Oréal USA, Inc. (formerly known as Cosmair, Inc.) (customers will have a choice of ONE of eight products, while supplies last):

    Lancôme UV Expert 20


    Lancôme Cils Design Pro Mascara


    Lancôme Fatale Mascara


    Lancôme Courbe Virtuose Mascara


    Lancôme Primordial Skin Defense


    Ralph Lauren Romance Shower Gel (6.7 oz.)


    Giorgio Armani ACM Shower Gel (6.7 oz)


    Lancôme Hypnôse Shower Gel

  • Parfums Givenchy, Inc.:

    Very Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Toilette (15 ml)

These are the only products that will be distributed, while supplies last, as part of the settlement product distribution. Not all products are available in all stores; rather, stores will be distributing products from the participating brands that the particular store ordinarily sells.

1Department Store Cosmetics are products which are the full range of high-end, “prestige” or specialty beauty and cosmetic products and product lines, including color products (such as foundation, eye shadow and lipstick), treatments (such as skin creams and moisturizers) and fragrances, and which are sold primarily through department or specialty stores. Cosmetics and fragrance products sold through mass distribution channels, such as drug stores and warehouse outlets, are not Department Store Cosmetics.

To Determine Whether You Are a Member of the Class, Please Read the Following:

You are a member of the class if you are currently a resident of the United States who purchased Department Store Cosmetics in the United States during the class period, which products were made, distributed and/or sold by the Manufacturer Defendants or Retailer Defendants listed below. You are not a member of the class, even though you bought the covered products during the relevant time period, if you fall into one or more of the following categories: all employees, officers, directors or agents (including attorneys) of any defendant, as well as any judge, justice or judicial officer presiding over this matter, and each such person’s immediate family.

The following is a list of the Manufacturer Defendants and the brands sold by the Manufacturer Defendants during the class period as well as the Retailer Defendants and the stores they owned during the class period. Not all brands and retailers listed below will be distributing products as part of the settlement product distribution. The only stores that will be participating and products that will be distributed, while supplies last, as part of the settlement product distribution are listed ABOVE.

Manufacturer Defendants and brands sold by the Manufacturer Defendants:

Boucheron (USA) Ltd.: Boucheron, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Paul Smith, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier

Chanel, Inc.: Chanel Colour, Precision Skincare, Chanel No. 1 Collection, Chanel Le Corps Actif, Allure, Chanel No. 5, Chanel No. 19, Chanel No. 22, Coco, Coco Mademoiselle, Chance, Allure for Men, Platinum Egoiste, Cristalle, Egoiste, Pour Monsieur, Technique Pour Homme, Anateus Pour Homme

Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.: Christian Dior Perfumes

Clarins U.S.A., Inc.: Clarins, Thierry Mugler, Azzaro Paris

Conopco, Inc.: Calvin Klein, Obsession, Eternity, Escape, CK One, CK Be, Calvin Klein Color, Contradiction, Truth Calvin Klein, Calvin, Crave, Latitude Longitude, BCBGirls, Vera Wang, Chloe, Narcisse, Karl Lagerfeld, Lagerfeld Classic, Lagerfeld Man, Lagerfeld Woman, Lagerfeld Jako, KL, Photo, Sun Moon Stars, Cerruti (or Nino Cerruti), Cerruti 1881, Cerruti Image, Cerruti 1881 Amber, Valentino, Very Valentino, Valentino Gold, Vendetta, Elizabeth Arden, 5th Avenue, Blue Grass, Red Door, Sunflowers, True Love, Elizabeth Taylor Black Pearls, Elizabeth Taylor Passion, White Diamonds, Jean Louis Scherrer, Indian Nights/Nuits Indiennes, Visible Difference, Ceramides, Millennium

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique Laboratories, Inc., Prescriptives, Origins Natural Resources, M.A.C., La Mer, Bobby Brown Cosmetics, Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries, Donna Karan Cosmetics, Aveda, Stila Cosmetics, Jo Malone, Kate Spade Beauty, Laboratoires Darphin, Michael Kors Fragrances

Guerlain, Inc.: Guerlain

L’Oréal USA, Inc. (formerly known as Cosmair, Inc.): Biotherm, Helena Rubenstein, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Lancôme, Shu Uemura, the Designer Fragrances, including Cacharelle, Giorgio Armani, Guy Laroche, Paloma Picasso, and Ralph Lauren

Parfums Givenchy, Inc.: Parfums Givenchy

Retailer Defendants and stores owned by the Retailer Defendants:

Dillard’s, Inc.: Dillard’s, Maison Blanche, Gayfers, J.B. White, Castner Knott, Bacons, McAlpin’s, Lion, Root’s, The Jones Store Company, Joslins, Hennessy’s, de Lendrecie’s, Glass Block

Federated Department Stores, Inc.: Macy’s East, Jordan Marsh, Macy’s West, Bullock’s, Rich’s, Lazarus, Goldsmith’s, Burdines, Bloomingdale’s, The Bon Marche, Stern’s, Broadway, Emporium, Weinstock’s, Abraham & Strauss

Gottschalks Inc.: Gottschalks, Gottschalks Inc., Harris-Gottschalks

The May Department Stores Company: Filene’s, Kaufmann’s, Lord & Taylor, Hecht’s, Strawbridge’s, Famous-Barr, The Jones Store, Foley’s, Robinsons-May, Meier & Frank

The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus Direct, Neiman Marcus Online

Nordstrom, Inc.: Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Façonnable

Saks Incorporated: Saks Fifth Avenue, Parisian, Proffitt’s, McRae’s, Younkers, Herberger’s, Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner’s, Boston Store

Target Corporation: Hudson’s, Dayton’s, Marshall Field’s and Target

Monday, January 19, 2009

I heart Tunics

Tunic and shorts

Can't wait to wear Tunic.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Surprise Friday

I get off at 12 noon on fridays and volunteer at JT and Jake's school. EXCEPT last friday. I picked them up from school and they were very surprised why I picked them up early. I told them I had a surprise for them. Then I drove straight to the beach.. They were stoked! They kept asking me if Paul was coming, I told them that Daddy has a meeting. The boys were the only kids at the beach. There were people sunbathing, reading and just chillin. So it was pretty nice and calm and quiet. You could just hear the sound of the waves. It was a very beautiful day at the beach. I mean Unbelievable! Around 2-ish, Paul came and the boys were just jumping and running.

Jake loves to bring his Dino set. And builds his own Jurassic Park.
Can't wait to go back this week. Sorry to brag again.
We had to take advantage of the 80 deg. weather.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


If you're a FAN of BSG like my DH-->Paul
I am sure you are antsy to watch the
Final Season 4.5 tomorrow night.


Wolf Pack...who will it be????

New Moon has not even started yet and we are all hearing so many things about Leah Clearwater. I do not have my books with me and I just remembered that Leah just had a trace part. I think she was at the the dinner or something. Anyways, read here for more and cast your votes. I can also totally see Jessica Szohr, I'm a fan of Gossip Girl. So, whoever it is, it doesn't matter to me . We all can't wait who will be Leah Clearwater. For the time being FOCUS...Who will be the pint-sized vampire named JANE!

opssss...another great news...

New Moon will be shooting in Vancouver, LA and Italy
not in Oregon and Washington.
I want to know where in L.A????

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Summertime in January?

I am so sorry for bragging. BUT I JUST HAVE TO! It has been very beautiful weather here in SUNNY SO.CAL- we hit 81 deg since Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday the boys and I went to the beach and enjoyed the Sand, Sun and Surf. We just drove by today after their taekwondo class.

I traded in my Ugg boots for my havaiianas

I was off yesterday and I enjoyed my morning walk
down at the beach

I saw 3 dolphins close to the shore
I was stoked!

It was low tide and the boys just ran..ran...ran

The water was cold but they didn't care

ahhhhh twilight at the beach. Gorgeous!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Jacob Black showing off his guns and a little 6 pack
yeah right a little...


After months of trying to have a get together, it finally happened this past weekend. Our Post-Holiday get together was at our house.

We ordered Hawaiian Food. Yum Yum. We also had Seafood pasta, Ramen Salad, Almost Better than Sex cake (yup that one) and Cheeseball.
We played Right-Left game and they get to open
gingerbread ornaments which they can use for next yr.

Since I have 2 boys
and I have 5 goddaughters
I got these fancy Nancy and Pinkalicious
and Purlicious for them.
I enjoyed shopping for my goddaughter and
Karen enjoyed reading the books too.
We can't wait to help plan their birthdays
with these theme.
My friend Jenn had a fun 'Fancy Nancy' party with her daughter
last yr.

I also got a Fancy Nancy shoes for Sabine

We finally met
she is so cute, so adorable.
and yes
What an Angel baby she is.

We opened presents

The boys loved the Dinosaurs, leg,lunchpack,Color explosion
and scribble book

This is one of our favorite pages...

The boys played Wii
Sofia was their cheerleader,
while Sabine was taking her Beauty Rest.

The Dads played golf, bowling and boxing
Paul and Larry

Tats and Larry

The highlight
we boxed each other. Karen and I
Hedda and Jinky.
Sharon and Elisa were our cheerleaders.

We had a blast!
See you all in 2 weeks
for Karen and Sharon's birthday

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wolf Pack


Leah Clearwater?

read here

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Car for Women

Which Car do Women really need? I don't know which one to pick...hmmm

A Flying Car?

click here to read


A Compact Car that fits in your wallet...

Can I have BOTH?

Friday, January 9, 2009

M & S

One of my favorite clothing lines in the Philippines, especially my Moms favorite is British retailer Marks and Spencer. It is said to be closing 27 stores and cut 1,230 jobs. Click here to read more. Tsk..Tsk....Hope they will not close any stores back home.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Team Jacob

It's official He's in...Team Jacob. He deserved it. After gaining 19 lbs. Read here

Thank you Isaac Mizrahi

I went shopping at Target the weekend before Christmas. I can remember the date (Dec.19) because it was JT's last day at school. I was even talking to my friend Karen and told her that Isaac Mizrahi's clothing line is being put down so I asked the ladies and she said that they will not sell Mizrahi line at that location but maybe check Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach. I was so bummed! Luckily I scored denim for 10.99 less 30 % HOW COOL IS THAT!!! BARGAIN!! It was a busy Holiday...yada yada... and I remembered that 2008 is Isaac Mizrahi's last yr at Target for Liz Claiborne. Target and Mizrahi end partnership.

Here is his Spring 2009 Line as the creative director for Liz Claiborne.

I am loving these designs. Anything tulip neckline or ruffles

just like my Red Elizabeth Halter from J.Crew


Oh well, there will still be awesome designers at Target or Tar-zhay
Thakoon is currently at Tarzhay
Tracy Feith will bring his signature charming vintage-y styles in May this year.
I heard
Alexander McQueen.
Can't wait for that!!!!