Category Archives: Beauty


Welcome to my new series!  I have focusing on my skin a lot lately and thought that this would be a great way for me to tell you about the products that I love and hate!  In the last couple of weeks I have used some face masks that I purchased from Sephora on a whim.  I have never made a huge fuss over facials and beauty products but have made a conscious decision that I need to start. 

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Let’s Celebrate!

I am so exciting to be hosting a Sip & See for my friends in the next few weeks!  I have been working on Pinterest Boards to gather my ideas in order to make the party look cohesive.  This book arrived this morning and I can’t wait to start skimming it for recipes and ideas – not only is it pretty but it also has some really great ideas!  Do you guys have any favorite entertaining books that I should purchase? 

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Smells so good!

This has been such a crazy week!  We received some very exciting news that I’m not quite ready to share yet…no, I’m not pregnant!  But we should be announcing soon so be ready.  Brent has had to travel the last two weeks so life has been exhausting.  As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was spoiled rotten with gifts and here is a picture of one of them.  Casey knows how much I love Voluspa candles (that’s all that we have in our house) and I had been saying how much I wanted a diffuser so she surprised me with one! 

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Back at it!  I promised myself that I would write a post this week and why not today – it’s the perfect reason to start back at it – our little miracles just turned 6 months old.  I can’t believe that it’s their half birthday!  We have their pictures coming up and I am so excited to see how they turn out.

The last 6 months have been a whirlwind.  I can’t believe that our little babes are now on the verge of crawling! 

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Day 4 – 2 Injections

I thought today was going to be easy until I found out that I had to take the second shot.  As soon as I read the message in my portal I started to shake.  I don’t mind the needles.  In fact, I’m getting pretty good at injecting but I am just so worried the entire time that I am going to screw something up while prepping.  We had a really hard time tonight trying to get the medicine into the syringe. 

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IVF Round 1 – Day 1

Today was our first appointment for our IVF cycle.  We are both so excited but super nervous.  When we showed up at the office we had expected to start the drugs Thursday but instead we started today.  I seriously can’t believe it – I still feel like this isn’t really happening!  We had our teaching class to show us how to mix the drugs and what dosages are needed.  For some reason mixing the drugs is what terrifies me the most. 

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NYE Photo Session

For Christmas, my mother-in-law asked for a recent picture of me and Brent.  Since we didn’t get to spend the holiday with them, we opted to wait to do the photo until NYE.  Our friend, neighbor and (my) work buddy took us out for a quick 20 minute session by our house!  We went by one of the ponds in our neighborhood and snapped a few quick pics.  Jen did a great job!  We seriously love how they turned out (especially after only 10 minutes of getting ready and not knowing how to use Photoshop)! 

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Great news!  The nurse called today with our schedule for IVF – January 5th is our tentative first day of IVF.  It is crazy to think that THIS is really happening.  I can’t believe that after going through this battle for over three years, our day is finally within reach!  I have so many emotions right now – fear, joy, hope and worry are just a few.  I think back to the times when people would ask me about children and I would tell them that I didn’t want any. 

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One step forward

Today was a big day for us – we finally met with the fertility doctor.  He had such encouraging words for us and really made us feel better about the entire process.  It was really was nice to finally hear that our chances are good that IVF will work.

It has been a long year.  We have tried acupuncture, various isotonic vitamins, herbs, natural supplements and many other random “old wives tales” but still nothing worked. 

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I have been pretty bored the last couple of days;  I haven’t really left the house.  Still feeling a bit of discomfort after the procedure but nothing that I can’t handle.  Since I have been so stir crazy, I decided to try some different looks on our dining room table using what I already had out from Thanksgiving.



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