Newborn photoshoot

Anyone that knows me, knows that newborn babies are one of my top 10 favourite things in life. I mean… that intoxicatingly delicious new baby smell… can someone just bottle that up for me!?

Anyways, so even though I’m not typically a newborn photographer, I couldn’t pass up the chance to hang out with this little human (plus.. his dad reminded me that 3 years ago, I had jokingly promised to take newborn photos for him if he ever decided to have kids).

This little cutie is only 3 weeks old, but he was very active and curious about what was happening around him the whole time. Though this made some of the poses a little bit more difficult, I think we ended up with a few really great shots. Hope you like them!

xo ngoc


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Robot prints for a nursery

A good friend of mine just had a baby boy and they decided to decorate his room in a robot theme. I had them sketch out robots which I then made in to prints. I thought the robots were so cute so I decided to make slightly different ones for you guys!! If you’re interested in commissioning some custom print work, feel free to contact me at

Below are the links to each of the prints. Enjoy!

xo ngoc


Robot prints for baby boys room

Repaint/refinish laminate furniture

laminate furniture before and after

I was in need of a bedside table and found this one that someone was throwing out. A few coats of paint was all that was needed to make someone’s trash into great addition to my bedroom.

You will need:

  • A piece of furniture you want to refinish
  • Sand paper (a palm sander will save you so much time!)
  • Primer
  • A paint brush
  • Paint (latex or eggshell preferably)


  • Gold spray paint
  • Marble contact paper
  1. So first you want to remove the hardware and sand down all the surfaces of your furniture. You can use 120-150 grit sandpaper. This will help the primer and paint adhere to the surface.
  2. Wipe down all the surfaces. Make sure you get in to all the nooks and crannies to get all of the dust that came off during sanding.
  3. Now using even strokes, you want to paint all of the surfaces with the primer. Now you want to let the primer fully dry. I recommend leaving it over night.
  4. When your primer is dry, you want to put on a few layers of your paint. Make sure you let it dry completely between coats.
  5. You may want to paint the hardware or buy new ones. Or you can also paint the existing ones to match the new look.
  6. I wanted some gold accents on my table so I tape up the areas that I didn’t want gold. Make sure you press your tape down so that you will get a nice clean edge.
  7. When spray painting, do multiple even thin layers. If you spray on a layer that is too thick, it can start to drip.

8. Wait for the spray paint to dry completely before removing the paint.

9. Adding contact paper inside the drawers or on top can also add a nice touch. I used grey marble by d-c-fix to add a bit of interest to the top of my table. You want to cut out a piece that is the exact dimensions of the area you want to cover and then start by slowing sticking down one edge. Slowly smooth it out as you stick the rest on.

10. That’s it! I hope that was helpful.

xo ngoc

DIY: Marble macbook skin/decal

I may have a slight obsession with pink, gold and marble. So when I saw these cute marble Macbook skins on Pinterest, I had to have it. I used d-c-fix grey marble for my cover but you can use any pattern/colour of contact paper you want. Hope you enjoy!

xo, ngoc


Weekend trip to San Francisco

An amazing opportunity was offered to the bf so he’ll be packing up and leaving Toronto, and heading to sunny Palo Alto. I joined him for a weekend to figure out the lay of the land and help him find a new place to life. Here are a few clips from our weekend trip to San Francisco.

xox ngoc.

Boracay, Philippines

So Boracay is definitely one of my top 3 favourite places I’ve ever been. The beaches are beautiful, the locals are welcoming and friendly, and the food and drinks are cheap and delicious. Although it’s become very popular with tourists, you still get a lot of the culture. Great place to visit solo, or with friends/family.