Tuesday, November 18, 2014

3 Years Old

I like doing these updates and the monthly pictures. They're fun to have lined up in his scrapbooks! #oldhabitsdiehard


  • We've actually made a lot of progress in the potty training this month! It started with bribing him to go #2 with a trip to the dollar store a few weeks ago. It worked, and he's been consistently going ever since! Not every day, but we're getting there. 
  • In high school psychology class I learned about Freud's Oedipus Complex. It's a little ridiculous, but Harry has been acting very strange towards Ant lately and seems to really favor me. Like, he only wants me to help him go potty, blow on his hot food, help him get up when he falls, etc. If Ant offers to help he gets upset. Hoping he grows out of this soon.
  • We had his 3 year checkup at the doctor's the other day. Stats: 29 pounds, 38 inches. He got to use the "big boy" scale and ruler for the first time. He kept his clothes on, which added to his weight- no way he gained 3 pounds in 6 months.
    He had to get a blood draw and wasn't phased by it at all! He just sat there like nothing was happening. The Daniel Tiger episode where he gets a shot really prepared him!
    And... surprise, surprise, he failed his hearing test again! They did it twice and both times it came up as referral (as in being referred to an ENT). His ears are full of wax so I got special ear drops to help get rid of it. The doctor is pretty confident that's what's causing him to fail. We have a follow up appointment in about a month, crossing my fingers he'll pass. I really don't think he has a problem hearing, but if he does, obviously I want to see a specialist.
  • The other day Harry locked himself in our bedroom for the first time. It really wasn't that big of a deal- he unlocked the door a minute later. Buuuut, there were a few moments of panic.  
  • We had his first parent/teacher conference at school just before his birthday. It went well, and the teachers had nice things to say about Harry. One thing surprised me- he doesn't dance in class! Yes, my little boy, who does this on a daily basis, doesn't dance in class. Wha?!? He's quiet and reserved at school they said. A great helper and he listens well to instruction. He likes to stand back and observe whats going on with the other kids. There's another little boy in class who has a similar demeanor to Harry so it's nice that they get to be in school together.
  • A few cute things he's said.
    • "Today I'm six, tomorrow I'm going to be nine." He thinks "sick" is "six," haha!
    • "Can you hand me a hand?" When he needs help getting up from the floor.
    • "Let's go watch the news, guys." -Harry
      "You want to watch the news?" - Dad
      "No, I'm just joking." -Harry

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shop Miss A Haul- Everything's $1!

I've always been a makeup lover, but the past few years I haven't worn it much. I'd guess once a week at most. Recently I've really made an effort to wear it more, even if it's just a bit of foundation and mascara. It's surprising how a 2 minute makeup routine can affect my confidence!

With wearing more makeup I've also wanted to learn new about new techniques and products. While watching some of the YouTube beauty vloggers I came across one who did a makeup and accessories haul from Shop Miss A, where every item is just $1! Yes, seriously!

Am I late to the party? I'd never heard of this site before, but there are tons of Shop Miss A hauls on YouTube. Every one I watched raved about them so after looking around the site I had to place an order.

Here's my first order from Shop Miss A.

shop miss a haul

14 items for $14! Plus $3.95 for shipping, which isn't too bad. My package came super quick and was wrapped in two layers of bubble wrap and some cute orange tissue paper. Everything was nice and secure.

As seen in the picture, I got tons of Elf makeup stuff. They have other brands, too, but for this order I stuck with what I was familiar with. The three tubes at the top of the picture are all over face colors. I'm plan on trying out some contouring techniques with them. The lipsticks and lip liner are pretty and I can't wait to try out the different brushes. I've never used false eyelashes, so I'm excited to play with those, but I'm not expecting it to go too well ;).

I tried the circle tip guides for a half moon manicure over the weekend... major fail. My expectations for the French tip ones are low, but we shall see. I really like the necklace I got- it also came with a pair of studs that I won't be wearing, they're not nickel free and my ears are sensitive to that.

All in all I was very pleased with my order and will definitely be ordering from Shop Miss A again. I know shops like this sometimes seem to good to be true, but I'm vouching for them- it's all true :).

Now I know you're going to head over to the site to check it out, so happy shopping!!

shop miss a

Disclaimer: I'm in no way affiliated with Shop Miss A. I purchased everything myself and just wanted to share the site with all of you.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rocksbox-- Get a Free Month :)

A few months ago I received an invitation to join to Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription service. I've had a lot of fun with the jewelry they've sent me. Each box contains 3 pieces (valued around $200!), and they're usually coordinated so you can wear them together, or separately.

To start, you fill out a survey so stylists can learn about what your likes and dislikes for style (vintage, modern, boho, classic, etc.) and type of jewelry (necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, etc.).

Here's what my first Rocksbox included.

House of Harlow 1960: Sunburst Button Earrings
Gorjana: Chevron Pendant Necklace
Wanderlust + Co: X Double Crystal Gold Ring
I liked my first box, but the ring wasn't really my style. I wore the chevron necklace a ton, one of my favorite pieces to date! With Rocksbox, you can choose to purchase the items (at a discount), or return them. Typically I've kept each box for 2-3 weeks before sending them back- shipping labels are included and the envelopes are reusable so it doesn't cost you anything extra.

I forgot to take a picture of my second box, but it included 2 necklaces and a bracelet that I almost bought. I couldn't find it on the Rocksbox website, but it was by Nakamol Chicago, similar to this one. So cute and unique! Loved the style.

Here's my third box.

House of Harlow 1960: Aztec Bangle
Gorjana: Elea Cuff
Charlene K: Raw Stone Pendant Necklace

This last box was probably my favorite, I loved the Aztec bangle and necklace. I wore them a bunch (you can see them in the picture of Harry and me at his birthday dinner).

I just sent the box back and can't wait for my next one. I requested a couple of the Gorjana necklaces featured on the site, so I'm hoping to try one or two out next. I'll post a pic on my IG when it comes.

If you're into jewelry, I think you'll have a lot of fun with Rocksbox. If you'd like to try it, CLICK HERE to get a free month! You could easily get 2-3 boxes in if you wanted in that time. The code for the free month is only good through Sunday, November 16, 2014, so hurry and sign up now!

(Rocksbox provided me with a complimentary subscription. All opinions are 100% my own.)
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