Archives for February 2011

Mixing Prints

On Mommy: Target gingham shirt, Banana Republic leopard cardigan (from years ago), Joe’s jeans, Pour La Victoire boots, J.Crew and Nashelle necklace, Louis Vuitton bag
On A: Roxy sweater, Target leggings, Old Navy boots
To keep this mixed print look clean and easy on the eyes, I stuck to the same color scheme. The animal print sweater and the gingham shirt are in varying shades of the color gray. As a result, the look is subdued but with enough visual interest created by the two prints.
Did anyone see the Oscars? Who did you think was best dressed? Were you happy or disappointed with the winners? Let’s discuss!
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A’s Soccer Party!

All paper goods by GreenApplePaperie. She custom designed cupcake toppers, favor tags, invites, thank you cards, banners, water bottle labels, utensil wrappers, and food labels for $20! Unbelievable!
Mini cupcakes from Luscious Layers. Unfortunately, this was the low point of the party. The frosting was made to look like grass but looked weird and was rock hard. The cupcakes were also so dry that people couldn’t believe they were from a bakery and I even saw someone take 1 bite and throw the rest away. Sorry guests!!
Favor for the kids: organic lollipops and pororo (a Korean cartoon) toys.
Favors for the adults: Almond Chocolate Toffee Crunchies (recipe from here)
Big thanks to my sis-in-law, Sarah and my friend, Temi for helping make these!
Listening to instructions for warm up!
A’s turn to kick the ball into the goal. Go Audrey Go! Go Audrey Go!
Building towers out of cones so the kids can kick them down.
Games ended with bubbles, parachute and stamps. Yay!
Utensil wrappers and pink napkins to go with the pink and green theme.
Pizza, pasta and juice, oh my!
After dinner, the kiddies spent the rest of the party on the jumpy house or this slide.
Picture with dear gomo (aunt in Korean) visiting from Korea. Check out her awesome food blog here.

We threw her party at Lil Kickers where A takes soccer classes. It was so much fun and the coaches were amazing with the kids as always! Highly recommend parties here! Where was the best place or best theme party you ever had or threw for your little one?

Mommy & Me Birthday Bash Look

On Mommy: Forever21 lace top, J brand black jeans, Gap city flats, Hermes & J.Crew bracelets, Louis Vuitton handbag
On A: Old Navy striped shirt, crewcuts cargo vest, Target leggings, Old Navy boots, flower headband from Korea

A actually wore that flower headband last year at her first birthday party (See pics here). Might have to become a bday tradition!

Check out that leg pop and her attitude…I’ve created a monster. At least she’s an adorable one!
Yes, she is peering into our junk mail bin here but had to show how cute she looked from the back too!
We had so much fun at A’s birthday party this past weekend! Lots of party pics to come in the next day or two so please check back.
Did anyone notice A’s cargo vest I splurged on? I have a hard time spending money on crewcuts clothing for A because of how pricey it can be. I usually stick to sale Gap, Old Navy or Target for A’s clothes. If she does have anything nicer (Burberry, crewcuts, DKNY), they are almost always gifts she’s received. This vest was 40% off but still way more than I’m used to spending on her clothes and I spent a good 10 minutes debating whether to buy it or not. In the end, she looked adorable and I’m glad I got it. It will transition well into spring and summer. I can already see floral dresses under it!

Little A turns 2!

To go along with my new redesign, I finally decided to buy my domain name too. Please edit your bookmarks to www.pearlsandgreentea.com
Thanks!!
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A’s birthday was last week and we celebrated with a cake she helped bake and presents from mommy and daddy. The next day was brunch with grandparents and her big party is coming up tomorrow!


A loves her soccer class at Lil Kickers so we decided to do her party there.

Once again, I enlisted greenapplepaperie from Etsy. I used them here for holiday gift tags. I told her I wanted an invitation that involved soccer but wasn’t too masculine. I asked that she use kelly green and white polka dots and she came up with this!

I then asked if we could switch the black with the pink and make the font for her name more feminine. Katie is incredibly sweet and so easy to work with. I love how it turned out and you will not believe everything else she designed for me. All for $20! Unbelievable! I will definitely post pictures of the party after the weekend so you can see for yourself!

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BTW…Do you like my new look?
The uber talented Lindsay from Lindsay Nicole Design Studio is the genius behind it all. It was such a fun experience working with her!
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Oh and 1 more thing! I was really flattered to see what the woman behind Week of Menus wrote about me here.
Her blog is chock full of easy to follow, dee-licious recipes so definitely check it out!

Vday Recap

On Saturday, we took A to the Valentines Dance at the park. Here’s their first official father/daughter dance. It was such a sweet moment.

We took pictures at this “photo booth”, boogied down with our friends, and ate way too much at the chocolate fondue table. Overall, it was a blast, especially considering it was free!
(Aritzia lace top, Club Monaco cardigan, American Eagle jeans, Aldo boots)

On Valentines Day, A and I made a gift for Appa (Dad in Korean). Now who wouldn’t want a beautiful bouquet of hearts? Never mind that the vase is a toilet paper roll wrapped in foil or the stems are wooden chopsticks. ;) and Yes, she is wearing her princess dress (one of her bday gifts). She basically hasn’t taken it off since she got it and yes, she’s even worn it out several times.
As for hubbie and I, I have to say we’re kind of over celebrating Valentines. It’s so romantic when you’re dating, and still fun after you get married, but once you have kids, it’s just too much of an effort to find a sitter, make reservations and go all out. I didn’t expect anything at all and didn’t mind in the least when he surprised me with these macarons (my fave!). It’s honestly these unexpected moments of thoughtfulness that get me the most. I love this man. 
What did you do for V-Day? Those of you with kids, do you still celebrate or are you over it too? I’m so curious to hear where other parents stand…