Last Week of Vacay Sadness

As some of you may know I’m talking a semi-blog break for the next week.  My Grammy is in town, and I want to spend every moment with her and my son.  Right now my son is napping so I thought I would say “hi” to you guys!

I decided to head to Nordstrom on the first day of their Anniversary Sale and I am SO glad I did.  I love NARS products to death.  They can be a little pricey, and ever since I had my son I have been incorporating more drugstore products into my regime.  However, when I saw the NARS ‘Joie de Vivre’ oversized palette for only $65 I knew I had to jump on it.  Thankfully, I got to the store when I did because I got the last one in the entire company.  I even had to get it DTC (direct-to-customer) to me from another store.  UPS just sent me a notice that I should be receiving it in the mail tomorrow.  Part of me is afraid the wrong item got sent to me because it was such a hot item.  I saw it on eBay yesterday for $200.  Are you kidding me?!

I just have to make sure my son doesn’t get a hold of it!  Ahhhhh he’s going to kill me when he’s 15! ;)

My Grammy and I headed to Miso Market in Cambridge to shop for some Japanese groceries.  I usually shop in Medford, but decided to try out Miso Market so she can get a driving tour of Boston on the way.  I’m so glad we were able to get some goodies to munch on and make somen with.  My Grammy usually sends me goodies from Uwajimaya in Seattle in her care packages.  I really wish there was an asian market like that here in Boston!  If anyone from elementary and middle school is reading this I’m sure those rice candies look familiar.  I used to eat those everyday!

My son spotted these Thomas Pocky’s so you know we had to get one for him :)

My coconut eating somen, Japanese cold noodles, with chopsticks!  He hasn’t quite grasped how to properly hold chopsticks, but I think he did an amazing job!

It made my Grammy so happy to see him enjoying his somen!  With somen, you pour the broth in a bowl, add your noodles, and extras you want.  We added ginger, lime, mandarin oranges, and green onions.  My son was eating green onions on its own.  Ummm…where did he come from?  Haha!  He loved being in control of what was in his bowl!
I think I’m going to post the somen recipe later.  It’s such a delicious lunch or dinner for the summertime.  
I am so bummed this is my last week on vacation from work, and more importantly my last week of my Grammy’s visit.  Damian and I are join got be so sad when she leaves.  He has been her shadow since day 1!
How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?  


  • Ashlee Christopher

    That is MAJOR sadness for sure! He is so cute I love these pics!

  • Ellen B Cookery

    Grammy is so cute and Damian is even cuter! There’s nothing like family. It’s strange to me that you’re not able to find Asian specialty stores in Boston. We have a whole Asian section in our grocery stores and now we even have huge Asian grocery stores here in Toronto. Everything in your picture is a jewel to you and yet they’re things I see in the aisles of my grocery store upon each visit. Toronto really is very multi-cultural.

    • AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      I’ve always wanted to go to Toronto! It looks gorgeous! Back home in Washington State the items were easily found, but the area I live in now has few asians in the area. I guess that’s why I have to drive into Cambridge for my asian shopping!

  • Ellen B Cookery

    Oh, and I love NARS products. You lucky girl!

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  • Guru Uru

    That looks so awesome :D
    And keep having a fun time with ur gran!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Kat

    We live close to a huge Asian market so I love going there for things I can’t get elsewhere. The pics of your son enjoying the somen noodles are so adorable!

    • AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thanks Kat! I’m so jealous! I miss living close to Asian markets!

  • Dani @ InspireMotivateLove

    Soooo stinkin cute! I would love if you’d post the recipe for somen. It sounds delicious! I have two Thai aunts, and could eat what they cook every day of the week, but they are terrible at writing down a recipe! :)

    P.S. I nominated you for the Liebster award today :) Check out my post for all the deets! <3

    • AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      I’ll get on it :) I just have to measure things out, and hopefully will post it soon! My Grammy never measures anything! I just watch her and take mental notes.

      Thank you so much for the award. I’ll go check it out right now. You are awesome!

  • Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird

    Aw he is so cute!

    • AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you!

  • Allie

    I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Grammy’s visit! I nominated you and your gorgeous blog for two awards! :)

    • AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Oh my gosh! You are too sweet! TWO?! Wow I am so honored that you even thought of me :) I’ll go check it out right now!

  • the Martha from Malta diary

    Your son is tooo adorable!! Family’s the best thing for sure :)

    • AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thanks Martha! There really is nothing better :)