Monday, October 11, 2010

Things I'm Lovin!

Im back with a few things I'm lovin! My sweet girl Heather faithfully did her post last Thursday like a good girl and I'm the slacker who didnt do it. But hey I said I would TRY to do it Thursdays :)

1. WEDDINGS! - Starting with my cousin Kayla's coming up SO soon in November! And my baby sis's of course. Its been so fun watching her plan, she has done everything herself and I'm so proud of her! We went shopping this weekend for outfits for her engagement photos THIS coming weekend! Im so excited and can't wait to see how they turn out. She is using our friend and amazing photographer Beth Meysenburg!! Her work is to.die.for so I can just imagine how stunning they will be :) Also this past week Mike's best friend Matt and his gf Genie got engaged! We are so happy for them and Mike was asked to be the best man in their wedding. We can't wait to celebrate with them! And lastly but certainly not least my very very very bestestestestest friend PAIGE has finally set her date to marry the love of her life Zane! She is having a casual yet beautiful beach wedding in Oregon and I couldn't imagine missing it for the world. Me and our other besties are planning away and although our first seach for flights showed $500 Im confident we'll eventually find a deal. (fingers crossed!!)  Im hoping Mike can join me that weekend in March and we can get away together (for once!) to celebrate her special day. I can't wait and am so anxious to visit Oregon for the first time!
CANNON BEACH!! (where the wedding will be) B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!

2. Cognac Boots! Actually... its more like ALL boots. he he.
So Natasha over at A Day In The Life posted these boots on her fall fashion post and although she divulged where she got everything else she never said where she got these and Im DYING to know!! I desperatley need them in my life right NOW!! They are so beautiful and I can just see them with some dark skinny jeans... be still my heart!! My sis Sarah said she found some similar at Von Maur so I might have to check them out but wah wah wah I want these!!! ;)
ps, why are boots SOOO expensive. Such a bummer!

3. Bribery :)

= potty training success???

Not yet... but we haven't tried TOO hard we are just introducing it and seeing if he's interested.

 At daycare he is one of the youngest so a lot of them are potty trained. The teachers said once Aiden saw the big kids going he would definitely want to try himself and boy were they right! At school though, not at home :( They'll have him sit every thirty min at school for a few hrs and so far he has only gone once. But I think thats great! He isn't even 2 yet so Im not pushing it at all! We went with just buying him a toilet seat (elmo of course!) instead of a potty chair because we wanted to be consistent with what he is used to at daycare. They have a real toilet but is super low to ground... Im sure you all remember the ones they had when we were in kindergarten right??? So I wanted to keep him doing that so we just bought a seat to go on our big toilet. We bought some M&Ms and plan to give him one when he goes... but no luck yet. We'll keep trying and Ill keep you posted!

 4. Coffeemate!
Can we just talk about ALL those yummy flavors!!?? Im OBSESSED to say the least!! Peppermint mocha will always be my numero uno no matter what! But this past week I tried caramel apple and once again Coffeemate has stole my heart. It is SO yummy! It tastes like Fall in a bottle :) I almost went crazy at Price Chopper the other day because they were all on sale... I literally grabbed 2 peppermint mochas, 1 caramel apple, 1 gingerbread and 1 pumpkin spice. Thankfully I pulled on my own reins and put back the gingerbread and pumpkin. I get nervous trying new things, especially when it involves spending money on them so if anyone has tried either of those please give me a review!! PLEASE go try the peppermint mocha and caramel apple because you will NOT be disappointed I promise!!

5. A NEW DO! which I haven't got the courage to do yet... but isn't it so fun!? Or maybe I just love SARAH at For the Love... I mean could she be any cuter???!! She is so tiny and beautiful so she can pull off the do, I think my face is too fat. Maybe one day... Ill just dream of it for now :)
                                 (click to enlarge collage for a better peek at the do)

Thanks for listening to me ramble about Things I'm Lovin!! Please join in anytime!!

             And I can't complete the post with out sharing someone Im ALWAYS lovin...

(I have no new pics of lil man... but Im ALWAYS ALWAYS loving him too!! )


  1. I forgot to tell you I tried to have Aiden use the potty last night. He was excited to sit on it and he didn't actually go but we sang a couple songs while he sat and tried. I would ask him what he wanted me to sing and he would say clue (duh) and when I would start singing he would say NNOOOO. ha! Don't think he liked my voice :) I have faith he is going to learn fast though. Most kids first learning to use the potty don't even want to sit on the toilet!

  2. dont worry he does that when I sing too!! :)

  3. those boots are amazing. if you get a pair let us know where you get them. i'm looking for a cute pair to wear with leggings and skinny jeans. i love love love them.

    i "bribed" dane with gummy bears at the start, now i only give them if he asks. he mostly forgets, not that he just knows he doesn't want the pee in his diaper anymore, so its not so much about the candy anymore. good luck and dont stress about it :) dane is still not pooping in the potty. but we aren't pushing that because our parents as teachers lady told us that it can be scary for kids to see that coming out of them. haha--tmi sorry!

  4. megan... dane is doing awesome with potty training... and he's still so young! you're lucky! Im not stressed yet, I know it will happen when he's ready. Im NOT ready for accidents in his pants, that's for sure. My luck it will ONLY happen in public ;)

    ill let you know about the boots... im cheap so hopefully i can track down an inexpensive pair:)

  5. Amber I love your new blog post concept. That's probably the extent of my "I'm Lovin's" for the week! I just haven't been motivated to post lately. I just enjoy reading all the other blogs. Maybe I can get some ambition here in the near future and join your posts.

  6. Ok 1. love the boots!! If you find some that are cheap tell me and I am going to copy you and get them :) 2. Yeah Aiden for going potty! 3. Cut your hair, it's so freakin cute and you can totally pull it off! I am cutting mine this week, pretty short (will e-mail you pic) but it's going to be easy and low maintence 4. No place here in El Dorado sells the fall coffeemate flavors!! Boo!! Ok that's it. Miss you love you can't wait to c you guys this weekend!!

  7. EMILY!! Me and sarah we're just talking about how you were MIA!! :) we miss hearing about Will and I want to know how this pregnancy is going??! maybe some belly shots ?!? do you know the gender yet???

    Hope you get that motivation soon but I understand how you feel. The only reason I've been posting lately is I wasn't working for a couple weeks then I was off today so I had some time while aiden napped :)

    hope your doing well!!