YSL Toy LouLou Bag + Talbot's Reviews!

The Saint Laurent Toy LouLou Crossbody Bag caught my eye when it popped up on a Facebook ad from Nordstrom and I just had to find out if I thought I would love it as much as I did in my head after obsessing over it for a while. I know I mentioned just last post that I stopped shopping as much for myself but this is an exception. :)

Upon first opening the package, my first impression was that I love the Washed Light Pink color and that the bag is more structured than I thought. The color is closer to the modeling pics below.

Though I love the color a lot, I feel like the length is unfortunately too long for me so I am sending it back. It measures 7.8" x 5.5" x 2.7" with a 21"-22" strap drop. It would be perfect on someone who is 5' or taller, which is even just an inch taller than me so I really just need one more hole but the bag only comes with three. Also, note that it was extremely difficult for me to adjust the bag but I figure you would only need to d…

February Haul + Snowboarding

Here's February's haul, which is almost all from Gap and Old Navy except for the two Ann Taylor shirts I got from the outlet when I went for a short snowboarding trip with my family:

This cute little black purse was actually purchased on my Athens trip last month that I mentioned here. I was dying for a small, lightweight bag after wearing my heavy Chloe Paraty bag all around.

I went with my family to a mini snowboarding and outlet getaway over one weekend last month and only purchased two top from Ann Taylor (first pic above) and got many good deals for baby A - I definitely notice I've been on the lookout for deals for baby A much more than shopping for myself now.

January Haul + Athens!

A and I are trying to accumulate airline points to one day experience first-class, which has led me to shamelessly shop way too much and it all started in January. Here is January's haul:

A and I just came back from Athens last month but we sadly did not get to visit Santorini or Mykonos since it was great deal I purchased for Athens only but I definitely can't wait to go someday! I felt the four nights we spent there was definitely enough and here are some highlights from the trip:

December Haul + Mini Me and Bolognese Sauce

Right after I realized I didn't shop at all over Black Friday, I immediately went crazy shopping, which is a bit embarrassing to admit since I was so proud that I refrained from spending any money during that time. Here's my end-of-the-year haul:

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Here I am with my mini me - I love matching her!

If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe (that's also kid-friendly), I made this bolognese sauce that has hidden veggies along with some potatoes and garlic bread recently:
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 1-1/2 hours
Ingredients1 lb ground beef1 cup diced onion1 tablespoon minced garlic1 carrot, shredded1 tablespoon dried oregano1 teaspoon garlic powder1 bay leafsalt and ground black pepper to taste42 ounces canned crushed tomatoes (such as San Marzano)2 cups water8-10 ounces dried or fresh pasta

November Haul + Classic Turkey Recipe

I've haven't been shopping much lately and when I did, it was mostly for baby A. Here's this month's meager haul, which is surprisingly the first Thanksgiving/Black Friday that I didn't shop!

I spotted the cute Bernardo Paige Rain Boot, which has a bow in the back, on an ad while browsing FB but they were unfortunately sold out in my size 5 everywhere I looked. After much searching, I found this pair of Bernardo Peony Water Resistant Chelsea Boots and I was super intrigued about because they are rain boots yet velvet and this brand receives such high ratings for comfort. When I got them, they were definitely comfy and fit very well but after wearing them once, I did notice it does uncomfortably push down on the top insides of my foot, though no lasting pain resulted from that so I'm hoping it'll go away with some more wear. Looking forward to Spring when it warms up so I can wear them out more. :)

I've posted a brined turkey recipe before but here's…

October Haul + Peanut Butter Donuts

Old Navy Super Cash has returned and with it were multiple purchases I made, all due to finding this super cute set for $1.47 (!) in stores for baby A.

While in stores, I saw a cute sweater in the girls' department that had me shopping online to meet the free minimum shipping, which led to the bulk of last month's haul.

This Wave Break Tie One Piece bathing suit I purchased from Athleta in conjunction with my Old Navy order is my second one piece ever, and I love it! It really is a bit tight and pulls a bit at the shoulders, which is surprising since I already have a short torso, but I don't mind it enough to not keep it because it is super cute and flattering on the body, which is so helpful post-baby. :)

I made some Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts over the weekend, which were a big hit and are super yummy despite being the healthiest donuts I've ever made so I will definitely be keeping this recipe to make again.