Under the Sea

Art

The other day Isabella drew this cute mermaid image, then she used water color to color the picture. At my suggestion she added the sunken ship and named the ship “Callaway”.

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Yellow and Grey

Fashion, Uncategorized

IMG_6737IMG_6739IMG_6741TGIF also the weekend of Mother’s Day! I already got quite a few sweet gifts and cards from dear daughters. A rather chilly and overcast day with light drizzle, I am in desperate need of something cheerful. I pulled this mustard yellow blouse out of my closet and paired it with a patterned pencil skirt from J Crew. I wore a pair of crackled leather sandals from Gentle Souls which is the most comfortable pair of sandals that I own. I wore a grey cotton cardigan from Banana Republic and carried a taupe purse from Michael Kors.

Victoria Beckham for Target – Striped Dress

Fashion, Uncategorized

I indeed bought quite a few pieces from Victoria Beckham for Target released a few weeks ago. Today I am wearing a cotton dress in blue stripes. It reminds me of the ticking fabrics of my favorite couch in our house. It has a structured origami looking sleeve design, slightly shorter front hem and gathered waist. It does look similar to a piece from her designer line – at a really affordable price. I put on a jean jacket to keep warm in the air conditioned office space.

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Artwork – Sand Art

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IMG_6114IMG_6116Last week my daughters stayed at Bright Horizon clubhouse. There they worked on some sand art. I was amazed at the details and patterns they accomplished. Particularly Isabella picked out this Yin/Yang pattern that is a traditional Chinese pattern, so I briefly talked to her about what those stand for and philosophy behind the two being in harmony and complimentary to each other.

Victoria Beckham for Target – Family Coordinates

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So over the Easter weekend we all dressed in the white/ black / pink pieces from Victoria Beckham for Target collection. It was so much fun shopping for the girls from this collection because I can find quite a few coordinating pieces that is not identical. When I put the dresses on my girls, their faces just lit up – they felt very pretty in them, as well as comfortable. What else can I ask for?

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Easy Sunday Dinner

Food, Uncategorized

It is Easter, we had an egg hunt in the backyard that was organized by Allison in the morning. I started the slow cooker beef stroganoff in the morning as well. In the afternoon we picked out some fresh mustard green and boxed couscous from grocery store, as well as some refreshing Tsingtao beer.

It took me less than an hour to prepare the dishes for the family, which we all enjoyed while watching Friends on Netflix. The pictures shows beef stroganoff, chicken couscous and mustard green with minced garlic.IMG_6190IMG_6192IMG_6194IMG_6202IMG_6204