Thursday, July 3, 2014

When your 2 year old refuses to go to bed...

How many of you moms out there have a hard time putting your 2 year old to bed these days?  Zooey usually sleeps in until almost 9am every morning, and takes really long naps during the day (about 3-4 hours), so I'm quite certain this is why it has been really hard to get her to bed by 9pm every night.  It's constantly a struggle... We give her a bath at 8pm, brush her teeth, then go to the bedroom to read a few books...but still, it's a fight and she's always super energetic!!  We turn of the lights and she still runs around the room and climbs on and off the beds even though hubby and I fake sleep.  We fake sleep to the point where we sometimes pass out...and sometimes, she says she has to 'poo poo' and tho I know that 98% of the time she's lying and just wants to go outside of the room..I still have to take her! 

But TONIGHT....I tried something...while Zooey was running all over the room I jumped on the bed scared saying I saw a spider..  I told Zooey that she was being too noisy and that the spider is sleeping (taking a nap) and if she is too loud the spider will wake up and come..and that was scary for mommy!  I couldn't believe it but it worked.  It got her to stop being so noisy and to lay down in her bed!!!!!! TRIUMP!!!! Here is proof. 

Zooey wasn't really scared at all, but instead wanted to be considerate of the spider.  She didn't want to wake him up.  She even said 'WOW" when I told her the spider was taking a nap and she needed to be quiet.  I was then able to sneak out of the room and share my success story. lol.  I want to hear your success stories...What have you done to help your toddler go to bed when they refuse to?? 

oh the joy of #motherhood


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


FINALLY, I was in town for the Dear Creatures sample sale!!!! I arrived a bit late so some of my photos are from the dear creatures crew..I heard it was a great success!!!

Very cute place for taking photos!

Huuuuuuge LINE (photo by Rob)


this reminded me of the paul frank sample sale days... gosh that was even MORE massive!!

look at all the items ready to be taken off the racks!

this looked so much fun.. tho I heard that it was quite hot and sweaty for most people. 

cute little DJ @muktamohan

Bianca x #babyzooey

 and zooey made a friend..

 All the goodies I got! How would you style these items?

For those of you that don't know Dear Creatures, it's a super cute brand by my friend Bianca & her husband Rob Sinclair.  I don't want to go into trying to describe how this brand reminds me of Nancy Drew with a nautical spice but recommend you check out their website to get the image of the style hands-on.  It's the outfit every cute girl would want to wear, but not in a POP kind of way.  Cute and smart with a pair of flats or mary janes.  My icon Zooey Deschanel often wears it.  

More info here: Dear Creatures

Are you a Dear Creatures girl? 


Monday, June 30, 2014


The weather was perfect on as expected everyone was dressed for summer.
 #babyzooey in her little baby gap jumper with sandals.. 

 cute handbands and sunnies

 cute friends that color coordinate
orange is definately the new black!

 you'd never guess where he got his top! super cute.
 cute sundresses and prints

 cute hats!





 she was too cute!

and that's a wrap!

LA fashion is so different from TOKYO fashion! The boho look is quite popular in both cities tho..I wish I got more photos of those girls!  I spotted a lot of cute fashionable girls around but I missed them because it took me a while to figure out how to juggle my camera while not losing my place in line for the food, and making sure baby zooey stayed calm in her stroller.  If my husband wasn't starving I think we could have tag teamed better!! Like I said in the last post, we will definately plan better for next year!!!  


Sunday, June 29, 2014


Free Food? Yes please!  (tho I've been trying to be on this diet...but you know how that
I had an opportunity to go report about this yummy food event and took that chance right away!  I will report about the fashion in my NEXT report, but first let me share with you the food trucks that I had a chance to try..I got there a little late so ended up having to stand in line with everyone else!!! I know now, to not do THAT felt like standing in line for rides at disneyland...and we were starving..
 OMG it was so crowded..lines forming everywhere...

This was the first place we tried...yummy potato filled dumplings!

baby zooey loved it!
 some places had really nice and cute displays at their booths..


and some didn't have nice displays....

Let me be honest about this dude dressed like a banana..I don't like saying bad things about people, especially on my blog.. but he was the most annoying guy with a MIC ever. He kept saying "mother f*cker" over and over and there were kids in line including baby zooey..I asked him politely if he could watch his language- be considerate enough to make it PG-13 at least in front of the kids.. and he said ' SORRY I DONT STOP CUSSING FOR ANYONE'.. I MEAN..what a douche. a big fat douche in a banana costume.
I guess they are trying to be funny here.. HAHA for 2 seconds. but that dude in the banana suit made is so not funny anymore. 
and this is what we got for standing in line listening to that dude. 

I was SO HAPPY to see THESE GUYS!!!!
Uncle Lanai x Baby Zooey
Yummy drinks

 wanted to try this place so badly but the line was tooooo long!

Hubby was craving curry this entire time so he was excited to find this place..
but, it was ちょうふつ。。w

This place looked really popular tooooo..

oooh vietnamese coffee popscicle!!!

looked so good..but I only took a photo...bad for my diet. lol
EEEK!!! been wanting to try this!!!

it was so science nerdy!! loved it!!
and OMG the best ice cream I have ever had!!!!!!!!!!
45 min wait for this, but I didn't wait..hehe

this booth made something pretty questionable..I wish they made something more easy to was like a salsa kind of thing with seafood in it.. being vietnamese tho, I was disappointed!!! 
but his t shirt was cute so...

 I unfortunately couldn't wait in line for this one.. booo

got this instead.
there was a sweet lemon taste to this jasmine rice...

she was so cute...
yummmmy glazed waffles!


grilled cheese with tomato basil soup!! it was amazing.....

this booth was super cute...
 carbonated mango juice

organic pizza

I wish we could have tried more food.  We weren't even close to being full towards the end. But it was our first time, so next time we will plan better! (and get there earlier!)

I look forward to next year!!! 

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