Crew & Lu leggings.

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I am so excited to announce my line of baby leggings.  When I had my son Crew, it was so hard to find comfortable, stylish, modern clothing for him.  And so my dream is becoming a reality!  All of my fabrics are designed by me exclusively for Crew & Lu.  It is 100% organic fabric, making them super soft.  My new website will be launching at the beginning of June with an ONLINE SHOP;  you can purchase these leggings and have your little boys movin and your little girlies shakin!

Want in the action early?  I am doing a PRE-ORDER sale right now until the launch of my new website on June 1st.  Order now and receive 15% off your order (regularly priced at $32.00 per legging).  Once my new site launches on June 1st, leggings will be listed at $32.00.  Act fast, as these beauties are flying of the shelves!
IMG_5940I am offering them in sizes 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, and 6-12 Months.
If you are looking for a bigger size, please e-mail me as I will fulfill some special orders 🙂

Here is how you pre-order:

Please e-mail me at uyen27@gmail.com.  List what print you want to buy, the size of the order and your Paypal e-mail address.  I will send you a Paypal invoice and once your invoice is paid in full, I will start your order right away!
I hope you love them as much as I do… each pair is crafted with LOVE.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

 

baby boy style {Memorial Day}

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Chambray shirt | Red shorts | Me + Dad onesie | Shorts with braces | Fedora hat | Red mesh shoes | Star poplin shirt | Cargo navy one- piece

I gathered some adorable pieces for boys to sport on Memorial Day.  I am so impressed with how cute boys clothes are becoming.  Designers are realizing that they have to keep boys just as trendy as the girls.  I try to dress my little gem in hip urban styles, but the most important is how comfortable the clothes are.  Crew is 10 months, so as you know he’s a movin and a shaken.  I try to dress him in light weight clothing that breathes well since it’s approaching summer.  My favorite site to stock his wardrobe is Zara.  Seriously, I love their kids line.  They bring a fresh, modern, and fun feel to their looks.  Their clothing is pretty true to size and are superb in quality.  Obviously, Gap kids is always a perfect place to find baby clothing.  I love their onesie’s because they are all made from sturdy cotton and they last forever.  You can never go wrong with Old Navy.  They are so affordable, which is a plus because little ones grow so fast.  I get so giddy when I look for outfits for Crew.  I could probably shop for kids clothes for days.

Is there a favorite brand you like to dress your little one in?

weekend recap.

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Hubs and I visited one of our favorite resorts this weekend, the Montelucia.  If you get a chance, I would highly recommend it.  We stayed for one night- a mini stay-cation of sorts.  It was a perfect way to spend my Mother’s Day.  Little man loves the water… this was the first exploration for pool day and it was a hit.  Looks like I will be looking into swimming lessons soon.

poolcrew1mom and crewHope you had a lovely weekend.

baby fashion.

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{Crew and his best bro, Bucket.  Seriously, these two melt me}

image{Crew and Lu Camera leggings}
If you have been following me, I have been hinting that my brand has some projects in the works.  And this my friends, is a sneak peak… Crew & Lu will be revamping it’s website very soon and included will be an ONLINE SHOP!  Seriously, I am so excited I can’t even stand it.  Pretty soon you can outfit your little gem with hip urban styles from Crew & Lu.  We will be offering baby leggings in an assortment of prints that will have your little boys movin and your little girlies shaken!  So keep tuned in, I’ll update on progress of the shop as much as I can.

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My friends sweet baby rockin the Aztec print.  Isn’t lil’ Eddie so handsome?  In love with him.

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In my post here, I wrote about revamping my blog and finding a web designer.  There are so many fabulous ones out there, that it was so hard to narrow it down.  I wanted a designer that could collaborate with me and bring all my visions to life.  And so… I am thrilled to be working with Red Met Yellow Creative.  I was so proud of myself in the fact that I didn’t make an impulsive decision.  Normally I would have but with Crew & Lu I feel as though I’ve been nurturing this process.  I took a lot of time, asking myself what I wanted from a design team.  If they could achieve the look I envisioned, and honestly if they are cohesive with my brand.  I think it is so important to choose a designer that has your same esthetic.  Red Met Yellow definitely fit that mold.  Not only that, Megan took the time to speak with me to answer any questions I had and put all my fears to rest.  And so another part of the journey has begun.  I am exploding with nervousness, excitement, and I am learning patience.  Can’t wait for you all to see what has to come.

Creative kisses to you.

time…is on my side.

7FEE20B5-1FDA-43AD-BFDD-F74AA6861B35I find myself always looking at the clock.
As I reflect, I used to look at the time and I remember the feeling of anxiousness or excitement.  Counting down the seconds till I could get out of class or when I could meet my friends for a night on the town.  Minutes to when I could see my boyfriend or the seconds it took for him to open my car door. The feeling of having no cares in the world, no responsibilities, and just live by the moment decisions.   Time was on my side…I miss those feelings.
As I’ve aged through the years, I look at time now and those carefree feelings have changed.  Anxiousness has turned into panic and excitement has turned into stress.  Balancing my time has been such a struggle for me lately.  I feel as though I have lost my hidden talent to juggle many activities all at once.  In my head, I have an agenda of all the things I need to get done; I plan accordingly and before I know it I blink my eyes and time snuck up on me.  Then it surpasses me.  I end up chasing time and in the end I feel defeated by not accomplishing tasks I needed to do.  I apologize constantly for always being five minutes late (if you know me, it’s almost like it’s a part of my DNA), I’m embarrassed because half the time I look like a hot mess, and most of all I hate feeling scatter-brained.
But then, I have to remind myself….I’m human.  I have a perfectionist personality and I have to learn to let things go.  Or to better put it, realize that you don’t have to do everything all at once.  And most importantly, to not sweat the small stuff.  I think I put the pressure on myself to get everything I want done in one sitting and sometimes that’s just not possible.  Reminding myself to BREATHE has been super helpful.  Letting myself take a few minutes to regroup and weed out what is really important at this moment or if I could put it aside till I have more time is something that I’m still learning to do.   Making myself a list everyday allows me to visually organize my time and has been a useful tool to helping me find more BALANCE.
Balance has been so important in creating a healthy and happy relationship between my husband, baby, and work.   I’ve realized that most important thing in my life is my family.  As long as I can see my sons beautiful smile and have the support of my amazing husband, that’s the best feeling I could ever ask for.  Regaining confidence in myself is the next step, everything else will fall into place just as it should be.
Finding balance is hard and I’m still working on it.  But the good thing is,
I have time on my side….and my family.

stripes.

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{Asos black crop top | Asos Midi Skirt | Jimmy Choo wedges}
I love me some stripes!  My sister recently threw a lavish birthday party for my brother in law and requested guests to dress in black and white.  I didn’t complain as I love wearing that color scheme.  Not only is black so complementing to every body type but it’s just classic.  The 80’s have been makin a come back and I’m definitely jumping in and testing some of it’s beloved trends.  I’m not one to wear anything too showy or flashy but in this circumstance, why not?  So I busted out the mid-drift bearing crop top.  Gave just a peek of skin and paired it with a high wasted striped midi skirt.  There was so much going on with the stripes that I just accessorized with some arm candy and as always, nude wedges.  I loved twirling in this skirt!
lookblackand whiteblackandwhitefamily 5I go gaga when I see hubs in a nice button up shirt.  He cleans up well!  And I can’t forget little man, I dressed him in a classic linen shirt from Crazy 8 and paired it with a nice black skinny jean from H&M.  Seriously, I giggle with how cute baby clothes are these days!  I’m a photographolic!  I am obsessed with trying to capture every moment but their mostly of just Crew, Crew with dad, or Crew with me.  So I was so happy when we were able to capture some family pics!
family1family 3{Just wait…you know what’s comin…..}
family 4{OUCH!}

weekend recap.

TKThis is TK…one of my three sisters.  We four sisters have a special bond, unexplainable.  I’ll highlight my sisters in future posts, till then I’ll fill you in on what happened in my world this past  weekend.  TK and I attended The Shine Project’s Beauty Bar event and it was so fun getting pampered.  I did a post about The Shine Project here…and if you haven’t read up on them you should because they are amazing.  Truly inspiring, Ashley (founder of The Shine Project) is creating such an awesome movement.
Beautybar{Sorry didn’t have many shots from the event, it was so windy that night.  This pic is from my iPhone}  We got to hear from some students, past recipients of The Shine Project Scholarship Fund and future applicants.  They were all so sweet and grateful!
crew swimWe also attended my friend’s son’s fourth birthday party.  And as you can see Crew got some water time fun in.  Let me tell you, he loves the water…maybe a future swimmer on our hands?  Ha!  So fun to watch him splash around thinking he is one of the big kids!
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So excited that I got to work on my sewing skills this weekend.  I’ve never really had that much patience but I’m learning.  And the gratification I get when I have a finished product is just peachy!  I love love love baby leggings!  Not only do they look super cool but I feel like they would be so much more comfortable for the babes to crawl around in…

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Of course I had to get some girly stuff in there too.  Head bands are so cute on baby girls, I can’t stand it!
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Crew rockin his baby leggings.  Seriously this kid is just too cool.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

target does it again.

main pic How is it I walk into Target only to grab one thing and come our with a whole cart full?  Cause Target is amazing that’s why.  They have such amazing finds that are not only so adorable that I gotta have it but they are also budget friendly!  I could go on and on about the awesomeness you can find at Target but I’m going to go over one area in particular today.  The one dollar corner when you first walk in!  Yep, you heard me- most of the items you find in this isle are only a buck!  Now I tend to stock up my office with craft supplies, wrapping paper, note cards, etc.  I like to have everything on hand so I can put stuff together in a jiffy.  So when I was browsing through Target the other day, I felt like I was in a treasure chest!
uyen2uyen3{Some of the items I picked up are so random.  But I’m sure they’ll come in handy some day.}
photo{Little man, looking over my receipt making sure they charged me correctly 😉  He’s an awesome shopping buddy}

I’m sure the next time you’re in Target, you’ll be checking out that isle.

weekend recap {san diego}.

uyen21This pic pretty much sums our weekend.  My hubs and I have always LOVED San Diego and now we can enjoy it with our son!  I know, I know what you’re thinking…he’s so young.  Well I guess we are building memories for us.  These precious moments at his age don’t last for very long and I want to cherish every moment.  It was so fun to see him take everything in, and of course it was fun for us too!
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PicMonkey Collage2{top left: At Sea World, one of my favorite pics- I just love Crew’s expression here | top right: he loves the camera | bottom left:  we call this the dad backpack- yep we’ve hit that point in our lives | bottom right: view next to our hotel}
The weather in San Diego this weekend was a bit chilly.  But that didn’t stop us from taking all the sights in.  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Mission Bay, loved that it was walking distance to Sea World but disappointed that they didn’t offer any type of shuttle service.  Other than that, the staff was super friendly and the accommodations were nice.  Couldn’t complain, I was on vacay!
PicMonkey Collage{too many pics to choose from, so I just made a collage of some or this post would be a mile long}
uyen17uyen18uyen19{our little monkey}

*Thoughts and prayers to Boston.

crew’s pad.

crews room 8Every mother dreams of a perfect nursery for their baby.  I started really designing his room when I was about 16 weeks pregnant.  I am proud to say that I painted the stripes all by myself (like a big girl-ha).  My handy hubby installed the crown molding which really finished the room nicely.  It was hard work but I am in love with how the room turned out.  I’ve included some links below to some of the pieces in his room.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me!
{Zinc letters- Anthropologie}
{Crib-Babyletto}
{Dresser- Ikea, similar}
{Chevron ottoman pouf- Aletafae}
{Sheepskin rug- special gift from his aunty TK}
{Lamp- Target}
{Antlers- Hobby lobby, I painted it white}
{Boxer print- Etsy}
{Alphabet print- Etsy, similar}
{Mobile, handmade by me}

crews room2 copy{Hubs insisted I keep the fan in here, If I had it my way- I’d prob go with a drum shade chandelier}
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