Summer Beauty Picks

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Disclaimer: I received product and compensation from HEB to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

My beauty picks this summer are all about bright nails, sunkissed cheeks and kissable lips! Here are a few of my picks that you can snag at your local HEB beauty department! They have a huge selection at great prices.

2014 summer beauty picks

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Photography By:

rememory photography

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Flirty Skirts

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The other night while lying in bed Luke looked at me and said, “”Mommy…I love you so much.” Daddy Russ and I tell Luke “I love you” multiple times every day. There are some people who never say I love you and I think it’s so important to not only show people how much you love them but actually SAY it. You can never say it enough.











Mommy Tori’s Outfit:

Skirt | Forever 21

Tank Top | Target

Shoes | Target

Necklace | Forever 21


This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Tech Accessories For The Stylish Girl: Windows Phone

Friday, July 11, 2014

I am pretty much ATTACHED to my phone (much to Daddy Russ’ annoyance). So much of my work revolves around my phone though and my life got so much better when my new Windows Phone came in to my world. Without the mobility and capability of my Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone I’d be stuck in my office all day every day. This summer it’s been incredibly useful throughout traveling, when we are hanging by the pool or just enjoying time with the family.


First off…this phone is sexy and sleek! It’s thin, lightweight and black and will be the perfect accessory for all your days and nights on the town.


The absolute BEST part of the Windows Phone is that it supports Windows 8.1. This means that this phone is like no other! You can customize it for whatever your needs are from checking email, playing games, taking photos, accessing Microsoft Office and much more.


One of my “can’t live withouts” is being able to access OneDrive. I can save any of my documents in my OneDrive and access them from any device. This is great when you are traveling and need to access itineraries, reservations and more.


You can even set up a “Kid’s Corner” so that you don’t have to worry about the littles accidentally erasing your contacts or charging up your bill! For information on how to set-up your Kid’s Corner click here.


The phone also features an impressive 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It is BY FAR a better camera than the other phones I’ve owned. It also has a duel LED flash for better low lighting photos.


More amazingness about this phone is CORTANA! Cortana is your personal smartphone assistant and is powered by Bing. Cortana gathers all types of information about you including favorite people and interests, patterns and behaviors. She can do all types of things including setting reminders and answering questions. Not to mention she so far has predicted EVERY World Cup elimination (click here to read more).


I really like the 4.5-inch HD+ display and it also has a quick 1.5 GHz Dual core processor.


The battery lasts for about 17 hours and also has nifty wireless optional charging.


All in all it’s my new technology baby!!! I highly recommend trying out one. I think you will fall in love!

windows apps i love july 2014

1: XE Currency – Whether you’re working on your desktop computer or traveling with your tablet, you can easily convert every world currency.

2: Meet 1/2 Way – A simple map application to find new and interesting venues located half way between you and your friends and colleagues. Save time and travel costs by sharing directions, meeting time and venue details straight from the app.

3: Translator Free - Application translates phrases, sentences and whole paragraphs of text or simple words between 35 different languages.

4: FlightAware – This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and tracking map of any flight.

5: gMaps - The ultimate Windows 8 client for Google Maps.

6: Kayak – KAYAK helps you find the right flight or perfect hotel for your trip.

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I am part of the Windows Champions Program and receive incentives from Microsoft to blog about its products. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Luke’s Looks: Scarves

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Shirt | Old Navy

Scarf | Zara

Jeans | H&M

Shoes | Zara

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

San Antonio Scene: Sobro Pizza Co.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

There are so many neat restaurants opening up in San Antonio! One of the latest to join the SA foodie scene is Sobro Pizza Co. located in Alamo Heights off Broadway. I recently was invited to join some other fellow San Antonio bloggers to experience the newly opened, stylish, pizza joint! And I have to say…it was DELICIOUS!



Sobro is located on the corner of Broadway and Grayson in the bottom of the Mosaic Building. When I walked in I was struck by the beautiful lighting pouring through the wall of windows and the chic, modern decor. We all fell in love with the white round light fixtures that were actually made by the chef/owner!



The restaurant is great for families with children or even a special date night. It offers seating in the main dining room, around the stone pizza oven, in the wine bar or on their outdoor terrace.


In addition to offering a wine bar, the restaurant also has 8 unique craft beers on tap that rotate out regularly.


Sobro utilizes a stone pizza oven and makes neapolitan pizza. Their dough is made from scratch daily using Italian flour.



Sobro has a great selection on their wine list and has something for everyone at a variety of price points.



We started with their Casa Insalata di Sobro which featured mixed greens, sun dried tomatoes, shropshire cheese, green goddess dressing and crisp pancetta.


Following was their Margherita Pizza which is my favorite pizza and then we enjoyed some Beef Braised Mushrooms.


Next was an AMAZING Pepperoni pizza that I couldn’t get enough of!

As you can tell from the pictures the food is amazing! I was also so impressed with owner and chef, Paul Hughes and his partner Russell Ricks. They spent so much time with us and the love of their food really showed through. I can’t wait to go back again!

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclosure: I was invited to a complimentary dinner at Sobro Pizza Co. to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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