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Color Me Bliss

February 15, 2016
coloring for adults

coloring for adults

coloring for adults

coloring for adults

coloring for adults


prismacolor pencils

Being a new mom to an infant, I rarely have any time for myself. Even when my son takes naps, those precious 30-min windows are used to get things done. “Me time” is a rarity and I savor every second of it when I get the opportunity.

Lately, one of my favorite things to do to unwind is picking up some color pencils and doodle away. I’m not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the simple joy of coloring. And it looks like I’m not the only one. I recently discovered the hugely popular adult coloring trend and I was hooked the first time I tried it. If you’re not sure this is something you’d enjoy, take baby steps like me. You don’t have to go all out and buy a fancy coloring book just yet. I first started by using Prismacolor coloring pages from Michaels. These aren’t your typical child coloring pages. The designs of these coloring pages are so pretty and intricate that they make you feel so excited coloring them. They best part is, they’re absolutely free. “Click here and select “free pages” to download your own free Prismacolor coloring pages!

As for the color pencils, I’m using Prismacolor color pencils which I picked up from Michaels. They’re rich, highly pigmented and go on so smoothly. I just love how the colors pop right off the pages. Make sure to check out Michaels coupons for additional savings, in newspapers and online!”

What’s your favorite activity to unwind?

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Prismacolor, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #relaxandcolor

Something Green

February 13, 2016
green pea coat

green fur coat

green pea coat

new and company petite jeans

Happy Friday! Ending the week with a chic, winter-appropriate outfit. Jeans are my best friends nowadays, and these from New York & Company are my favorite. You’ve probably seen me in them few times in the past month, and it’s because they are so cute and comfortable to wear. Plus, I love distressed jeans. I feel naked when they’re just normal jeans. ;)

I recently came across this faux fur green pea coat from Shop Tobi and I knew I had to have it. You can get these for 50% off you are a first customer. I adore the color and silhouette of this coat. The silky, butter-soft lining and pretty furry lapel collar are an added bonus!
I can sleep in this coat.

Have a sweet Valentine’s Day weekend everyone!

% Shop Tobi Coat | % NY&C Jeans | % Old Navy Sweater

Birthday Wishes

February 10, 2016
pink faux fur coat, pink coat

floral arrangement ideas, style by alina

california blogger, birthday ideas, style by alina

mommy and me, birthday outfit


centerpieces idea, flower centerpieces, style me pretty

happy baby, mommy blogger

centerpiece ideas, style me pretty, birthday

mom and me, cute baby, pretty mom

ombre cake, style by alina, birthday

mommy blogger, style by alina

pink faux fur coats

san francisco blogger, style by alina, birthday

ombre cake, style me pretty

beautiful centerpieces, apis floral

mommy and son, hapa baby

It’s interesting how my birthday always falls within days of Lunar New Year, so let me start by saying happy new year!

I told myself I wasn’t going to celebrate my birthdays anymore but that changed when my little guy came along. I just love seeing his eyes light up when he sees bright colors, cakes, and of course, his momma all dressed up. So I changed my mind and made it a point to celebrate every milestone and special occasion no matter how trivial I think it is because I love seeing that big smile on his face!

We had originally wanted to celebrate indoor at my sister’s brand new home (she bought a model home with everything in it! LOL), but the weather was too perfect to not enjoy being outside. So we changed plans last minute and decided to have a mini glam picnic in the park. Sweets, beautiful flowers, champagne, sweet hubs and a happy baby, what more can a girl ask for on her birthday, right? I’m a lucky woman. :)

Not just because it’s my birthday, but this is probably one of my favorite outfits. First, it’s my favorite color combo: blue, pink and white. And second, I’m obsessed with this faux fur pink coat. How luxurious and pretty does it look? It’s also super soft and cozy. This version is sold out sadly, but you can get a similar one for 1/3 the price here.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words and birthday wishes. Cheers to another fabulous year!

Floral Arrangement: Apis Floral
Cake Design: Sweets By Design
Outfits: ASOS Skirt, Top & Jacket
Shoes: Delman Shoes