Friday, September 13, 2013

Love Lately: Trains, Rocks & Cards

It's Friday again and a great time to share five of our favorite things. I can't believe how quickly this week flew by, but you won't find me complaining.

And with that, "these are a few of my favorite things..." {think Sound of Music here}.

{ONE}
This train table. We are very fortunate {or you could say we planned well by not having our kids until later} to receive my nephew's hand-me-downs for Cruz and it just so happens they have some of the coolest stuff, so we really don't mind that they are secondhand. We got this train table a couple weeks ago and I can't tell you how many hours little man has spent playing 'choo choos' since then. And the best part - it was F-R-E-E. And trust me, this bad boy wasn't cheap...I know because I had purchased some of the train sets for them over the years. Now that's what I call a great return on your investment.



{TWO}
Boon Catch Plate. If you know me, you know I'm a fan of all Boon products for kiddos and the Catch plate is no exception. Not only is it functional - it suctions to the table to prevent littles from picking it up and dumping their food everywhere and it has a great lip to 'catch' {get it, that's where the name comes from!} food falling from their mouth. But it also looks super cute and as with everything Boon has the cutest name. Even if you don't have kids, know that anything you get from Boon will be the greatest gift for your family and friends who have them.


{THREE}
My best friend is engaged!!  On top of a mountain in Colorado, 9,600 feet high, he proposed and she said yes! I'm so excited for Angie & Austin and can't wait for the wedding planning to begin. I see many trips to Houston in my future as she's already enlisted me to help with the wedding planning. {Um, how absolutely gorgeous is that rock?!?!}



{FOUR}
Lorac Tantalizer. This stuff is my savior. I have been bad about getting my sunless tan on these days  and for some reason it seems I forgot that summer was the time to actually get a tan {I believe my husband said something to the effect of "geez this is the whitest I've ever seen your legs"}, so when I have somewhere fancy to be I always use this. After my shower, I lotion up and then rub Tantalizer onto my arms and legs, let it dry while I'm getting ready {especially if I'm wearing something light-colored} and then I'm instantly bronzed. As we are talking about gifts, this is one of my favorite to gift to my girlfriends.



{FIVE}
May Designs. If you haven't checked this shop out yet, you're missing out. I first discovered it when I was searching for a cute notebook and planner at the beginning of the year and couldn't be happier with the products. You get to custom design the look of your items inside and out. So, when I was in need of some monogrammed note cards {sending snail mail is a lost art in my book}, I put these together and love, love, love sending them out a thank you or just a note to say hi. Plus, could the packaging be any cuter? I mean, when I see this show up in my mailbox, I squeal like a little girl.



And on that note {get it?}, have a great weekend everyone! I know I will.


15 comments:

  1. Now that our wedding is over, I feel like I have to live vicariously through my friend's engagements. It's almost as exciting! haha

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    1. I agree! I've loved that all of our friends are finally getting engaged/married/having babies. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh my gosh, that train table is awesome!!! Hudson would LOVE it!

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    1. You will have to get him one...they are amazing!! And I have to say that my favorite part is putting together the tracks and decorating with the trees, fences and bushes...fun for everyone! :)

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  3. Love the train table! And Angie's ring-- Gorgeous!! Hope you have a good weekend!! =)

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    1. Thanks girl! Yes...the ring is beautiful! I'm so excited for her...you too - have a great weekend. Hope you found tons of great Phillip Lim stuff the other day!

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  4. That train table is AWESOME!!! I need that plate, my son is always dumping his food!

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    1. Thanks! Yes the plate is fantastic! I'm going to have to pick up a couple more for sure!

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  5. Hi Katie - Just hopped over from 5onF and definitely am excited to find your blog. I have a toddler boy and work in marketing too! I run and am from the midwest also (KC!). Anyway, I'm your newest follower (#25!) and hope you'll join us next week for our link party. It will be a great one to look back on someday!

    Our Journey

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    1. Hey there! Sounds like we have a lot in common - your little one is too cute! I'm checking out the link party - thanks for the invite! Looking forward to keeping up with you and your cute little fam!

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  6. Train tables are just the best!!

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    1. They are amazing! And anything that offers hours of play time make me happy!

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  7. congrats to your best friend, that's such an exciting engagement!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited for her...and of course to be her MOH! :)

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  8. your BFFs ring, BEAUTIFUL!! i see this being a gorgeous wedding!
    TANtilizing, huh?? I must try this one, my tanning bed days are gone (shame on me i know) but i have to either get used to being casper year 9 months out of the year OR find a great sunless BRNZR!

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