Friday, June 28, 2013

Peplum Tops

I've been really obsessing peplum tops lately.  Love pairing them with everything.  Shorts, pants, pencil skirt.  They look really cute and I feel very girly wearing them.  What do you think?  I've posted some of my current crushing as well!  Would love to get one of those leopard print peplum! 


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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sanus TV Mount Review and Giveaway


Having a little one makes me extra careful with what I have in the house.  One way of child-proofing our home is mounting our flat panel tv on the wall.  Flat panel tv's are lighter than tube tv's which makes it easy for a child to tip over and it becomes a household hazard.  I just want to share with you these statistics from 2011 Consumer Product Safety Commission Report on Flat Panel TV's.

- A child is killed every three weeks from an unsecured tv
- Every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a tv tip-over injury
- Between 2000 and 2011, 215 fatalities resulted from tv tip-over
- An estimated 17,000 people each year, the majority of which are children, are treated for injuries from tv tip-overs.
- Reported cases have increased almost 25% from 2006 to 2010, and over the last 10 years, injuries have increased by 31%





Another illustration on how important property mounting of flat panel tv.



When SANUS reached out to me in joining their efforts and advocate the safety of mounting a flat panel TV, I didn't hesitate.  I'm so delighted to be part of a campaign that promotes safety to kids.


SANUS wants one of Delightful Ideas readers a chance to win a flat panel SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180.  The winner of this giveaway will be able to choose a mount that fits their tv. Please note:  this doens't include actual installation however SANUS gives you all you need to mount your tv yourself. This giveaway is open to US Residents only. 





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Sunday, June 23, 2013

No Bake Cake Pops Review and Giveaway


I'm so excited to share my review for No Bake Cake Pops from Cake it Easy Pops.  I love eating cake pops and always wanted to make my own,  but after surfing online for recipes and watching youtube videos, I haven't seen anything easy enough for me.  And then I found out about this No Bake Cake Pops,  it has everything you need to make cake pops, cake pop mix, pop sticks, candy sprinkles cupcake liners and even a place mat.  All you need is just water and oil.

My husband and I had a lot of fun making it.  It was so quick and easy and we feel like a pro.  These No Bake Cake Pops are so perfect for birthday parties, quick fun snacks for kids, school creative activies and even as party favors.  I love to make one of these during potluck at work.

It taste really good and I can't believe it was so easy to make.  You can get these goodies by ordering from their website here

Everything you need in the kit!


Just add water and oil
It makes about 10 1-inch balls

Rainbow Sprinkle 



The final product! So good!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Father's Day Recap


For Father's Day I took my husband to Orange Hills Restaurant for their Father's Day Buffett.   The place is located at the top of the hills, you get to see the beautiful view of the city while dining.  I find the place gorgeous and the food very good. 

But the last experience I was a little disappointed.  I called in and made a reservation 2 weeks before but when we got there we still have to wait for 20 minutes for our table.  They wanted us to sit/eat on the couch at first, (that was kinda stupid, really?!) so when she saw the dismay in our faces, the hostess said she "just remembered" that there's one available table.  That just ruined my appetite there!  For $50 per person you expect a better service than that right?

I probably wouldn't go back there for awhile.  My husband and I love going to Orange Hills restaurant not only because of the delicious food and great view but also for good service. Good customer service is part of the Orange Hills experience.   :(


Loving my high-low leopard print dress from Forever 21

The amazing view 





yummy crablegs, I probably had 3 plates of these





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Monday, June 17, 2013

Book Reading and More....

It has been an eventful Saturday for us. We took Elias to a Kids Book and Crafts Party hosted by Room and Board at South Coast Plaza Village. We got to meet local children's author Alva Sachs as she reads from her award-winning books, Circus Fever and I'm 5. We did some clown puppet crafts and coloring.

It was very nice of Room and Board to host such event and provided some kid friendly snacks for everyone.


Room and Board
Elias doing one of the crafts with daddy


Loving this kids furniture from Room and Board

With award-winning children's book author Alva Sachs

How cute are these kids-sized desk and chair! I really want one for Elias!



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Little Black Dress

 
One of my favorite little black dress.  I like how this one is great for both formal or casual look. I wear this to work or just running errands on the weekend.  Hope everyone is having a great week.  My weekend starts today, I have 4 day weekend on personal stuff and errands and yeah on my blog too!  I'm meeting up with one of the Target Beauty Concierge tomorrow, so Im really excited about that.  I'll tell you more about this program on my next post.
 










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Sunday, June 9, 2013

YakPak Messenger Bag Review and Giveaway


When I was contacted by YakPak to do a review on one of their products I got super excited.  I have been looking for a bag for my iPad.  I usually hold it around coz it doesn't fit in my purse. So when I went to check out their site, I found a perfect match for it, the messenger bag.  The Yakpak messenger bag is the perfect fit for my iPad as well as the charger and a few other things.  Its not too big either.  You know, when I have a bigger bag, I have the tendency to put more stuff in there, making it so heavy to carry.  But the YakPak messenger bag is just right.

I really love the bold colors and expressive prints they have on their bags. Its so vibrant that it puts me in a good mood when I look at it.  With the perfect bag I can take my iPad with me all the time now.  You can view the full product line at Yakpak site.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dim Sum in Orange County

Last weekend, my husband and I were craving for some Dim Sum.  We got rid of our rice cooker at home to keep me from eating rice every day.  I was so excited for the idea of Chinese food. We went to our usual spot, Capital Seafood at Irvine Spectrum.
They have the best chili sauce and we always ask for extra to take home. 

We went to the one at Irvine Spectrum that way we get to go shopping afterwards and take Elias at the water play too.




Irvine Spectrum



fountain

This water shoes is so cute!


Orange County

Capital Seafood



Capital Seafood
Beef spare ribs, veggie rolls. beef meatballs
 


Irvine Spectrum
Elias loves looking at this gian ferris wheel at Irvine Spectrum
 

irvine spectrum
Having so much fun at water play

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

On Losing Weight

I've been working out about a month now and I'm already seeing some result.  I haven't really lost any weight coz I'm doing a lot of resistance training and weight lifting.  But I did shed a few inches on my body.  I'm finally able to fit in this dress.  I really have a bad habit of buying clothes that are small for me, I use that excuse as a "motivation" to get me to lose weight.  But of course it doesn't work all the time so I just ended up keeping them for months (even years sometimes).

The gym membership was a great motivator for me to go out and workout. Knowing that I'm paying for it, I'm kinda forced to use it.  And once I'm in the gym, its hard not to get persuaded when you see everyone else are in so much better shape than you are.  I remember my first week , I was using the elliptical trainer my goal was to stay for at least 5 minutes but halfway there I was ready to pass out.  Then a pregnant woman started using the one next to me like it was nothing to her.  How can you give up after seeing that, right? 

Looking good is a great motivation but my biggest one is being able to keep up with my kids.  I have a 12 year old and 21-month old and I really don't want to miss out on that by being out of shape.  I like it that I have more energy now to take my son to the park or go swimming or playing with him.  I still have a long ways to be able to reach my goal.  I would really love to hear your tips, advice or thoughts on getting in shape.


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I saw this at H&M and I just couldn't resist.  Its available in black too


I really love this watershoes we got for him at Walmart

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