Friday, February 9, 2018

An update!

Glimpse of my life right now...

Oh phew! They did not shut down my blog for lack of interesting posts.
It's 2018 and I haven't written anything meaningful since my last holiday shopping post and that was not deep content. Not that I post anything deep anyway. I have been really bad these couple of years and definitely a record for me from the first time I started blogging in 2010. Gulp...8 years ago?

I let two years go by trying to blame my kid for the lack of posts but it is all on me. She turned two last month and all I can say is, what?! Two?!! How did we do it? By the way, I'm typing this on the bus.

The hardest thing about blogging when you have a kid is not being able to blog about her. I choose not to share her with the world through this medium and well, it's hurting my content. I spend 100% of my time with her so it is hard to write or talk about something that does not involve her. And you know how I like to share pictures so, not willing to share pictures of her makes it even harder! If the internet was not so freaky and filled with creeps, I would be posting a ton of picture of my daughter and blogging about our daily adventures. Daily adventures as in, how did I get her to brush her teeth or finally convince her to use the potty (that's unsuccessful by the way).

The challenge would be for me to tell stories perhaps sans pictures but then would my readers be really interested in this? I'm not sure. I personally like to see more pictures than words sometimes.

Also, my previous postings about sample sales have also died down. I rarely go to sales anymore except the ones where I know what I am looking for. So, nothing about sales. Now what? Is this the end of my blogging days? I hope not. I'll have to try to find a theme one day and stick with it. Until then, random posts all around! I do have many drafts of my travel stories from London, Iceland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Patagonia...oh my gosh. I am definitely a procrastinator!



Friday, December 22, 2017

nykeiko shops: Holiday Gift Guide for HER- 2017 Edition

Sorry for posting this list a tad late. Most of you probably got all your holiday shopping down since we're just a couple of days away from Christmas. So maybe you can now treat this list as your post-holiday shopping list (when good sales happen!) or for ways to spend your bonus and splurge! Also, there's a special discount code for my readers for one of the products on the list so keep on reading!

Every year I try to do a gift guide/holiday wishlist but it's more like a list of things I already bought or want to buy for myself. I don't like recommending things I haven't tried or at least have read good reviews about. 

Let's start with some clothing!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

nykeiko travels: Hiking to Iceland's tallest (second tallest?) waterfall with a baby- Glymur

Nope that's the wrong way!

OH HELLO! I'm alive! Yes, yes. New job, semi-new baby and life is getting in the way of me posting a proper blog post here. Not yet ready to share a glimpse of my daughter's life makes it very difficult to blog about anything at all since she is 100% part of my life now. She just turned 16 months (December update: she is now 23 months. This is a very late post) and I am finally in love with her cuteness, personality and quirky personality.  It is hard not to find a picture without her in it on my phone. I could blog about her all day (not really, because I don't have time for that anymore!.  Don't ask me where I'm writing this at the moment. Could be on the poop bowl, on the bus, lunch time, in bed...).

I am determined to write at least one blog post about our Iceland trip and it's going to be about the time we went for a hike to find Iceland's tallest waterfall and got lost one too many times (with a baby in tow!). 

Here is what we wanted to achieve on our 7-day trip in Iceland:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

nykeiko plays: Dia:Beacon, NY

Now that my baby girl is entering toddlerhood, I savor the time I get to spend time with her on weekends. She likes to be out of our small apartment and explore so we always make an effort to take her somewhere fun on the weekends. We also enjoy exploring the city with her. She's very acquainted with all the parks we visit, she loves to point at every pigeon in sight and practices her barking at dog parks. She can nap through loud subway trains and honking cars. Swings are always a highlight and water sprinklers are never to be missed. It's not possible for us to sleep in on the weekends anymore so it is easy for us to get out of the house early and be home for dinner. I think we're better at packing on the fly and taking less time to finally leave the house. We might always forget a thing or two but as long as we have her diapers and wipes, everything else doesn't seem to matter. Okay, I lie, we need to bring a bunch of crap like sun lotion, water bottle, hat, extra change of clothes, bib, snacks and more!

To celebrate the end of Summer, we have been setting out doing mini getaways outside the city.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

nykeiko shops: MM Lafleur two-day sale at Franklin Showroom [With pictures]

MM Lafleur Super Secret showroom sale, everything is 60% off

The MM Lafleur sale is happening today and tomorrow but be quick if you want to pick up some of your favorite styles at discounted prices (everything is 60% off). All faithful MM Lafleur customers were sent an email a few days ago titled "Super Secret Sale". The email went something like this: 

"Some pieces are one-of-a-kind, others are gently-loved, and the best part: everything is 60% off. We almost never do this, so you’ll want to run (nay, sprint) to nab these deals. Here are the details:
Dates: Tuesday 6/27- Wednesday 6/28
Location: Franklin St. Showroom (lower level): 87 Franklin Street, between Broadway and Church St."
Pictures of the sale below! (Some pictures had to be removed due to shoppers undressing in the middle of the showroom!)