Friday, May 31, 2013


When I had the baby, I knew I'd have to shut down my Etsy shop for a little while. I was sad take a hiatus, but at the same time, the baby was my first priority. What I thought was going to be a 2 month shut down, turned out to be 6 months as we battled (and are battling) with short naps. However, I reopened to shop thinking it'd be quiet for awhile and I could take some time to create some new sashes, rephotograph and just overall do a little overhaul of my little corner of the Internet. But on the day I reopened my shop, I started to get orders!   This is happy news for a stay at home momma!

I have a long to do list of things I want to do, but I am hoping to use a little more social media with my shop. Although people general have a separate Facebook page, I know a lot of people merge their personal and business Instagram accounts!  So, I got to thinking... how would I merge a personal and business IG account? What would I call it? Just keep it as joanteng22? Change it to whenlovehappens? Or best yet... change it to when Joan happens?!

Visit to the City

Chris has the travel bug and will go anywhere I'm willing to go, but with baby in tow, traveling is more work than fun at times!  I saw this in the cyberworld this week and it made me laugh.

But, we did plan a trip to San Francisco. It was hard and tiring, but lots of fun. Here are a few snapshots of the weekend.

  Dinner with Michelle, Geoff and Tim at Le Colonial

The view of SF from our hotel on the 39th floor.

Guided tour of the top floor with a 360 degree view of the city.

Twin Peaks! Haven't been there since Frank and Kathy got engaged!

The Painted Ladies at Alamo Square.  
What ever happened to predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, evening tv.

And what happens when you ask your husband to put some sunblock on the baby.

Hope you had a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day

Happy belated Mother's Day to you all! It's my first Mother's Day and I wasn't expecting to really do much except our traditional lunch with my Mom and aunt and our families. After all, it's my privilege to be Boo Boo's Momma!

But Chris rose to the occasion and planned a staycation down in Huntington Beach. It was the perfect weekend with lots of sunshine and love!

The first order of business was a 90 minute full body massage while Chris watched Bub. We had a beautiful dinner at the Californian. We hung out at the pool with piƱa coladas (virgin of course! Just like our dating days!). Loved spending the weekend with my boys.