Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Its been about SIX weeks since we made the move from EAST DETROIT, MI to NORTH HOUSTON, TX and my family and I have never been happier. We been living in our own apartment for about a month now and I'm loving all the freedom and space we have. Its so relaxing being able to do whatever at any hour of the day and not having to hear anyone nag. No more worrying about sleeping in and doing nothing (not that I really get to) and thinking my inlaws probably think im lazy. I finally get to buy and decorate our place without the worry of something going missing and getting used for a whole different purpose (baby bottles/food storage getting used for stinking fish paste, etc).
I would say our apartment is about 65% complete. Still looking around for furniture and decoration, and I still have tons to organize, but we only plan on staying at this apartment until the end of our contract, which is a year. Hopefully we will be able to find a house next year. So I know not to go overboard with buying too much for the place because moving in was not fun (we stay on the THIRD floor and it was just me and my husband!) so moving out with even more stuff would be no bieno (although the one good thing was it was a killer workout going up and down those stairs, my arms and butt never looked better!).
Once I think our place is somewhat finish, I will post picures of our wonderful home.

I am back to working full time so I have enrolled Madison into daycare. I was really nervous at first because staying home with her for two weeks straight really increased our bond. We were together 24/7 and we were always attached by the hips. It got to the point where when I left her sight, she would cry for me! As much as I would love to be a stay at home mom/wife, I think it is very important for both Maddie and I to socialize with others and for her to interact with others so she doesnt become too attached to me.
So the first day I took her, she held on to me but as soon as we walked into her room, she peeked over my shoulders, saw all the other kids and toys, and then she basically jumped from my arms and crawled to her new gang. It was a bittersweet moment for me. I was happy to see her happy and not crying, and I was also extremely upset to see her go and to be away from her. I think I'm more upset with the fact that I won't be able to see her grow up.
But I know in order to give her a good life, I must work hard now. Nothing in life comes easy and I'm just happy knowing me and my husband know how to work hard in order to provide for our family. 

Life is good just being on our own and I am truly blessed for all the good things that has happened to our family since we moved here. I don't regret leaving Michigan in such a hurry because everything happens for a reason and the timing couldn'tt have been any more perfect.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog where i'll be writing about all things beauty, fashion, daily deals, and what goes on in my life

My name is Christina and if you know me, you know I have a crazy, HUGE obsession with makeup. I graduated from St. Clair College (Windsor, Ontario) with my Esthetician diploma in 2006 but have been doing nails and makeup long before that. Being an esthetcian is my passion and I can never see myself doing anything else. One day in the future, I will have my own spa.

I have been married to my wonderful bestfriend / husband Sophal since July 25, 2009 and we just had our first daughter Madison on October 29th, 2012 so that makes her 11 month today. I can't believe she'll be ONE next month! Time sure does fly by. Being a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I couldn't imagine our life without our baby Maddie.

I'm originally from Canada and Sophal is from Detroit, MI, but we recenty just moved back to Texas a couple of weeks ago. I'm still struggling to settle in but I know it's going to take time transitioning into having worked full time my whole entire life into now being a stay at home mom. I plan on going back to work though but not full time. We have no family here except for a few of his brothers so I really don't have anyone to help watch baby Maddie. I will be putting her in child care so I'm still nervous about that. 
It's going to be a tough start but I know later down the road, we'll be ok and everything will work itself out because Texas is where we want to raise our family.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


My family and I are moving back to texas in SIX days!!!

Im excited and scared at the same time. It took us moving back to Michigan to realize it's not our home anymore and we are much happier in big ol' Houston, TX. 
It's going to take some time to settle in but I will be working part-time at first so I will be able to finally spend some time with baby Maddie and hopefully be able to blog and stuff.

We are ready to begin the start of our new journey :)