monday morning catch ups.

/1/ OMG, GUESS WHAT?! I won a two-night stay at a resort in Williamsburg! The last time I won anything was a pair of tickets to see Amy Grant back in high school, so I am very very excited. Did you know that Williamsburg was named one of America's best towns for the holidays by Travel and Leisure? I didn't either...but I got even more excited after learning that little fact. I know it's a small winning (retail value is around $450), but man, I am still shaking my head in disbelief that I actually won :) Out of over 1200 entries! I feel that I should be entering more giveaways since luck apparently is on my side. I can't wait to go.
/2/ We recently added 3 new games to our game stash -- Monopoly Junior, Spot It!, and Uno. The first time we played Monopoly Jr., I was so happy to finally go bankrupt because that meant the game was finally over, haha. Spot It! is a heart-stopping game that I admit the kids are quicker than me to identify the matches. Kids have sharper eyes, so true :) And Uno is just a classic to have around.
/3/ Last Thursday was the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Anna's school and parents were invited to join their kids in the cafeteria. Of course, I attended to show support. The picture above was the school lunch I bought for $3.90 that I couldn't stomach to finish. It was sooooooo bad! The neon yellow gravy especially. You can see that I tried eating around it :) Oh well, the food was gross, but my lunch partner was a delight, so it was time (and money) well spent.

/4/ Right now, I am shopping for: a good pair of mom jeans (high waisted to suck my belly in), a couple of long sweaters, and a plaid shirt. Suggestions/tips/advice? I am tempted to try Stitch Fix...

/5/ Have you noticed that Korean skincare products have been getting quite the hype lately? I am starting to try them out for myself. When (If) I achieve that glowing, dewy, perfect skin with not a single pore in sight, I will blog about it.


  1. Congrats on the win! $450 value is quite the prize!!!!! And you love Williamsburg, so even better! Yea, enter more giveaways. I had a streak of entering/winning last year :). As for your school lunch, imagine, that's what some kids eat every day. Sad. I have no recs on your clothing purchases since I probably need all of those LOL but my friend suggested Express (go figure!) for mid-rise skinnies. Old Navy seems to have a good selection of waist heights as well. Can't wait to hear about your dewy Korean skin :).

    1. In high school, all my stuff were from Express, but then they changed their style to more clubbing type and that turned me off. It has been years since I stepped a foot into that store...I don't even know if there is a store in the mall closest to me. Will have to check it out. Thanks!

  2. Wow, that's not a shabby prize, congrats!
    We have Monopoly and Spot It too; my kids enjoy it. I know what you mean about Monopoly; it's like Chutes and Ladders, it takes forever and ever to finish....
    My favorite mom jeans is from LL Bean. I got it several years ago, and it's still going strong. I'm not sure if they still sell them, but if you can find them they're great. Fabric is thick enough to suck it all in without looking weird :) and has held up to a ton of washes over the years, plus the price is reasonable, especially when they have promo codes.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. We are a LL Bean family and I actually didn't think to look there. I will now. Thanks!

  3. A visit to Williamsburg is always nice, a free one is all the better!

  4. Thanks for this great article. Family time!


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