Monday, November 29, 2010

Midnight madness experience & Bebe trench coat

I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving weekend and got a lot of goodies on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Four day weekend flew by quickly. I am still playing catch up with my sleep and everything else. Like I mentioned in this post, we planned to join the midnight madness on Thanksgiving night. We sure did! After stuffing ourselves with turkey and crab legs, we headed out at 11:00 pm. The outlet is an hour and half away. It was snowing and raining that night too. We finally got there around 1:00AM and it was jam-packed like a Saturday afternoon. We got home around 6:00 in the morning and I was dead tired. My only intention for going to the outlet was to get my Colehaan boots I had on hold. I did bring those babies home but oh boy, it was quite an experience. I will have to show them off in another post.Would I do it again? Sure! Would I do it every year? I do not think so. I slept for 14 hours the next day. I must give credit to my husband for driving me and my siblings to the outlet (while everyone slept in the back seats), standing at the checkout lines while I shopped, going through racks to find my sizes and getting us home safe and sound. I know I am crazy but thank you for being crazy with me! Continue reading...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A bit of good news

Remember I blogged about the trip to Washington DC for work in this post? I had to take 5 exams during the training. Guess what? I passed them all :) We abandoned our mailbox for several days and it was basically full. There is so much advertising mail this time of the year. In that pile, there was a big envelope that caught my attention. I quickly realized in that envelope is my test results. I couldn’t open it fast enough and here are my 5 certifications for passing the exams.

To celebrate, I am going shopping again! hahah..Just kidding! I’ve done enough of shopping in the past 2 days. We’re going to see the movie “Tangled” with little one today. Have a great Saturday everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giveaway winner and more giveaways

Hi ladies,

I hope you're doing well and ready for the Thanksgiving weekend. I know I am. My husband and I just got back from grocery shopping. We're officially ready for our Thanksgiving feast. I can almost smell the turkey and Black Friday shopping..LOL :)

The winner of PetiteLittleGirl and ShopRuche's giveaway is....ANGIE

Congrats, girl! Please contact me with your mailing address. I am sure you'll rock it. If you didn't win this giveaway, no worries because there are many giveaways going this week within the petite community. I entered them all and you should too. Why? Because they're fabulous. Of course, don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a TLBC bra of your choice. You can't win if you don't enter, right? Click on the links to enter the following giveaways:

1. Nelah @ 52 New Days who made me this very special gift is giving away some fabulous Dior and Urban Decay's makeup items. This giveaway ends December 3

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

I love holidays especially Christmas and Thanksgiving. There is nothing I enjoy more than having my family over, celebrating the holiday and enjoying each other’s company. Thanksgiving is just a few days away. I'd like to delicate this post to thank the most significant people in my life.

What I am thankful for the most is my parents. They have been understanding, standing by me and extremely supportive in many ways. I would be lost without my Mom and Dad. Life is not easy! No matter what happened, they were always there to guide me but let me make my own decisions. My parents did the best they could for us and I am very grateful to have them as my parents.

I am thankful for my supportive husband. I am blessed that our marriage is strong and it keeps getting stronger with each obstacle life throws at us. I am married to not only my partner in life but also my best friend. He has been so patient with me and helps me to become a stronger person. I am grateful for my little girl who brings me so much joy. She is growing like a sponge and learning new things every day. Although, her private school costs me a new Louis Vuitton each month (LOL!), I still think it is worth every penny. I am very thankful that we are able to provide her with an early start on her education. Continue reading...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CLOSED - Giveaway: Win a TLBC bra of your choice

**This giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner**

If you missed my previous post, click here to see my review for the Angela bra and the pretty lace Ethel from The Little Bra Company.

I'd like to share with you guys a little story. Earlier this year, my dear husband gave me an offer that I can either have a new pair of eyes or a new pair of boobs..LOL..My vision was pretty bad. I was technically blind without my contacts. I have worn them for so long (15 years?). I wanted nothing more than being able to see things clearly without the contacts. Although, a new pair of boobs sounds pretty awesome too. He was seriously about it and trust me! it was so hard to make a decision. In the end, I decided to go for a new pair of eyes. I had Lasik done back in January and couldn’t be happier. I am very happy with my decision. I feel sexy because who I am with not because how I look.

Choosing the correct under clothing can help you really feel sexy and help you stay healthy. One lucky reader will win a TLBC bra of her choice (up to $60.00 value). I’d like to thank TLBC for sponsoring this giveaway. Your products truly make me feel sexy. Continue reading...

Stackable coupon codes at Ann Taylor

Yesterday I took advantage of the Friends and Family sale at Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor LOFT. Use the code “FBFRIENDS” for additional 30% your online purchases or click here for a printable coupon. This promotion ends this Sunday Nov. 21. I ordered a few items yesterday and they all were on sale. I am pretty happy with the savings I’ve got. This morning, I got an email in my mailbox that they’re running another promotion on top of the F&F sale. For a limited time, take an additional 25% off sale. If you follow me on Twitter, I tweeted about this amazing deal this morning. Several petites already placed their orders. I tested both codes and it works wonderfully. Below are what I ordered yesterday:
Cost breakdown
Was: $88.00
On sale: $39.99
Additional 25%: $29.99 (no code needed)
Additional 30% off: $20.99 (with code FBFRIENDS)
6% cash back through Ebates: $19.73

Please click here to sign up for Ebates. You and I both get $5 after you make your first purchase. Final cost for this top is under $20.00 (was $88.00). Not bad at all for a 91% silk top. Size 00P is still available online

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Review: The Little Bra Company (TLBC)

The petite blogging community is probably very familiar with The Little Bra Company (TLBC). They have generously sponsored many of the petite fashion blogs. After seeing many great reviews, I am so thrilled that they contacted me to do another review for them and also another giveaway for my readers. Stay tuned!

Company overview:
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this brand, TLBC was designed to fit the smaller body proportions of petite women. The line features hard-to-find petite sizes ranging from 28A to 36B. TLBC informed me that C cups will be available in the very near future. Continue reading...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

My Dad turned 70 years old past weekend. Us kids were trying to figure out the best way to celebrate his 70th birthday weeks ago. It is a big one and an important one. My Dad has been working his entire life. As the matter of fact, he is still working full time right now at the age of 70. My parents took less than a handful of vacations since the day they came to the US. They worked so hard to support us while we were in school. We usually took him out for dinner every year on his birthday but this year, we wanted to do something special.

Living in Ohio is kind of hard to plan a weekend vacation. Every place that we wanted to go, we either have to fly or drive for a long period of time. Finally, we came up with an idea that we’re going to celebrate my Dad’s birthday at the casino. He has never in his life been to a casino. We’re not gamblers but we think it would be a fun experience for him.

We took off work early on Friday. Everyone hopped in the rental van and headed to Hollywood Casino (which is about 3 hours away). We spent Friday and Saturday at the casino. My Dad really enjoyed the stay and the time he spent with us. Hubby and I won $200.00. Yay! The trip wouldn't be completed without stopping by the outlet mall. Hubby and I was happy to spend the winning money there. I will share my purchase next week.

Happy Birthday, Dad! We really hope that you are going to stay with us for another 20 years

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CLOSED - Giveaway: Win a messenger bag from!!!

**The giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner**

Today I have another giveaway for you guys. Remember me wearing this vibrant skirt from I am so thrilled that the owner agreed to sponsor an item to giveaway for my readers. One lucky winner will receive this fabulous "What's up, doc?" messenger in brown. Retail for $54.99
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What I love about this bag is that it can be used as a work bag as well as weekend bag. I carry my purse and my laptop bag to work every day. I could use this stylish bag as both. It comes with adjustable shoulder straps and also drop strap. Measurements: 15"L x 11"H x 5"W
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How to enter:
(+1 entry) – Be a follower of (Mandatory)
(+1 entry) – Visit and let me know your favorite item(s) (Mandatory)
(+1 entry) – Tweet the following: Enter the @PetiteLG and @ShopRuche giveaway for a chance to win a gorgeous Fall messenger (Optional)

Good luck, everyone!