Let’s Celebrate! Summer 2019 in Chicago

#KeepSummering with Stitch Fix A few years ago, I wanted to to have a "Summer of Leyla", which was essentially my plans to make the best of summer of 2017 with a new attitude. Well, it was just an excuse to make that summer all about ME! To take care of my mental health. To … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Summer 2019 in Chicago

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Let’s Celebrate! Our 8 Year Wedding Anniversary

We go together like parmigiano-reggiano! This past week, Charlie and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary! Based on my internet search, the traditional gifts for the 8 year anniversary are bronze and pottery. The modern gifts are linen and lace. Not parmigiano-reggiano. Fortunately, we didn't give each other any of those gifts. Although I … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Our 8 Year Wedding Anniversary

Let’s Celebrate! Happy Half Birthday to Cruz and Levi! The First Six Months With Twins

Cruz and Levi (6 months old) Cruz and Levi (1 month old) We celebrated Cruz and Levi's half birthday a few weeks ago with a big bowl of pasta and trying to eat a lot "half" things. Get it? Like half doughnuts, half cupcakes, etc. Okay. Yes, I should keep my day job. But seriously, … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Happy Half Birthday to Cruz and Levi! The First Six Months With Twins

Let’s Celebrate! Merry Christmas 2018

Happy, merry Christmas everyone! 2018 has been a year of joy and so many sleepless nights...but also a year of much gratefulness with all my boys! I feel complete with the addition of the twins even if life so much crazier (just the way I like it). We took these pictures this morning (Christmas morning) … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Merry Christmas 2018

Let’s Celebrate! Countdown to Christmas with Advent Calendars

Growing up as a Vietnamese immigrant and Catholic, I have never heard about or knew about the Advent calendar, which is special calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. I guess this is a Western tradition? And it would have been a lot more fun and easier to count down to Christmas with a special … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Countdown to Christmas with Advent Calendars