ON HAVING BABIES, CAREER AND PINTEREST.

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Maisons du Monde Mode Junkie Catalogue you can get the newest Maisons du Monde Catalogue in the store.

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream Frosting 

hey guys!
it has been a while since my last post here, which is extremely fatal in this blogging age.
i am still amazed how you can "follow" so many people on a day to day basis, as if they´re your close friends!
you have been a part of my giving birth to baby Raphael, my opening party for Couture & Cupcakes and soon, my turning 3-0. eek!
in instagram, facebook, twitter, snapchat (where i have decided not to join, to those who´ve asked) and of course the blog. what did i miss?
my life may seem so glamorous, especially on these social media channels, but truth is, i have two kids now, a cupcake/ clothes shop, a blog business to run and a household to manage.
it is not that glamorous as it is stressful.
i partly blame pinterest for suggesting that an average mom can throw dreamy baby shower parties, bake gorgeous cakes, look sexy in high heels and still breastfeed.
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.
i put so much pressure on myself to be the perfect blogger, business owner, girlfriend, mom and human being that i sometimes feel insufficient when something doesn´t go as planned.
i would like to give courage to all my readers though, who have been a part of this crazy rollercoaster ride, that everything is not photographed.
the ugly moments are better kept away from instagram.
the unsuccessful breastfeeding attempts, the destroyed cakes, the stretch marks!!, the ugly outfits thrown in a hurry as not to miss Miguel´s school and list goes on.

so don´t be fooled by all the pretty pictures, we are all in this together.

MOM´S DAY. PART ONE.


i know that you don´t need any reminding that this coming May 10, Sunday, it is Mother´s Day.
i have been a strong believer that we don´t need a special day to remind us how amazing our moms are, but in this crazy fast paced internet generation, where communication with mom seems to be only successful through Whatsapp, Instagram or Snapchat (eek!), i may have joined the dark side!
it is good to know that there is that one special day in a year that´s only dedicated to me (yasss, selfish, so what?) aside from my birthday.
i don´t really need/ want much, aside from a full body massage and a day to myself in the Maldives (all impossible to fulfill at the moment), but i have decided to publish a list of cute things your mommas would like.
today is about interior.
i tend to buy stuff because they´re practical and they won´t get dirty easily even though i would prefer something wayyy nicer. a pink lounge chair + foot rest, for example.
Maisons du Monde´s new catalog (you can order yours here) has been released and my list of pretty things is getting longer.
 Another gift i would be so happy to receive is this flower flatrate (AMAZING, i know, right?) from Bloomy Days. 
i do love walking through the flower market but with just two weeks to go before my due date, i just can´t drag my fat belly to the market anymore. 
would love for them to be delivered right to my doorstep! wouldn´t you?

are you planning special for your moms?

PINK EASTER!

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hey guys!
quick hello from my kitchen (so much to bake, only two hands!).
easter is fast approaching and since it´s my second favorite holiday next to christmas,
i thought it would be best for another giveaway!
anyhow, i have gathered my favorite cupcake items from my favorite store, Maisons du Monde to give to one of you! these are the perfect easter gifts too! 

the package consists of:
4. Recipe Notebook (so cuttteee!)

all you have to do is leave a comment here with your name and email address and i will pick one reader on Easter Sunday!

xx

READY FOR SPRING!

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the weather is slowly getting warmer and i am super excited to bid winter goodbye (though not excited about my hay fever though!)...
i have 10 weeks left to get my sh*t together before the baby comes. we are still not finished with the baby room and i am slowly panicking! Maisons du Monde is in full spring fever (check out this Trend Guide!!) and i decided that the room will definitely have pastel accents here and there!
still have to pick a date for the baby shower. OOPSIE.
how pretty is this Bugaboo Stroller? just not sure if le boyf is up for the print.
my instagram is also ready for spring with lots of fresh flowers, macarons & pastries!
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image anyway, i know everything will fall into place. 
i just have to hire someone to help me do everything. LOL

xx