Thursday, November 28, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Erin Condren Life Planners

I mentioned I started as a consultant for Thirty-one and I'm realizing quickly that 2 jobs, a husband and a life, requires me to be organized.  More organized than ever before!  A friend of mine, who also recently became a Thirty-one consultant) mentioned the Erin Condren planners to me about a month ago.  I JUST got around to looking into them and I'm pretty sure I'm in love!  It's like they know exactly what I need AND it's spiral bound and pretty!  They are a little pricey (of course I want the Gold Series) but planners aren't really ever cheap and these are custom made.  So, I've decided that it would be a nice thing to ask for for Christmas.  Just looking at them makes me want to start planning and making to-do lists.  I'm a girl who likes her to-do list!
This is the one I love!  But, do you think the white will get dirty?  Hmm.  Do any of you have one and love it?  Let me know!  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I'm back and plan to stay!

It's been a bit since I've posted and few things have changed since last we spoke.  I got two new jobs and got rid of the old one!  If you know me in "real life" then you know I really was not happy at my job.  I started off telling myself it was temporary, but it turned into 7 years!  First, it was, "we're buying a house", then it was "we're getting married" and finally "we're trying to have a baby and it's not working, so I need the insurance".  Well, I came to the end of my sixth failed IVF and decided it was time to move on!  And I have to say that even though it was a scary move, it was such a sense of relief!  I feared getting stuck there forever.  Don't get me wrong, the people were great but the job was not challenging and in no way what I saw myself doing as a career.  So, I decided to take a new position that was closer to the idea I have in my head for what I want to be doing.  It's not something I see myself doing forever, but it's the perfect job for right now.  The hours are flexible, the pay is better and the job itself is something I don't mind writing down when asked on questionnaires for my "occupation". 
Around the same time that I decided to change my full-time job, I also decided to join my friend in a direct sales position selling Thirty-one purses.  I haven't been doing it too long, but so far, so good!  I decided to do it after my friend told me how good she thought I'd be at it, live on a regular basis for months!  Haha.  I was leary because I'm not really a fan of speaking in front of groups but in the end I decided that was why I should do it!  So, my goals with this is to become a better public speaker and of course make some money.  They have a leadership coming up next September and I'd love to earn that for me and my husband!  I'm sure I'll post more on Thirty-one later.
With my new job, I work 4-10 hour days and I'm off Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I told myself I'd take that extra time on Friday to work on other projects.  A big one is this blog!  I've been neglecting it and let's be honest, never really got it to where I wanted it before.  So, in the coming months, there will be some changes to layout and a serious increase in content.  I'm excited to see where I can take it!  I hope any readers I have now will come back and bring friends!  See you soon!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jimmy Fallon just got more lovable!

I love Jimmy Fallon.  I watch his show on Hulu Plus (we don't have cable) with my husband.  The thing that I love about him is that he always seems to be having so much FUN!  The way he plays games with his guests and makes up songs and skits, he just seems to really enjoy his job.  True, he has a pretty sweet job, but I don't know, something about him makes it seem different to me.  He just seems real.  So, when he came out talking about infertility on the Today show earlier today, I just decided I love him even more!  He could have easily kept quiet about the whole thing, but he chose to speak out and share his own experience and also give other people suffering from infertility hope!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Post vacation let down

We spent the last week at Blue Bay Grand Esmerelda in Riviera Maya and now we're back and bummed.  We came back to a heat wave and broken AC, which has made us rather irritable.  Plus, I think we had so much expectation of this vacation and then even thought afterwards we'd feel better, but now that we're back we realize it's just the same shit we left behind.  Tomorrow it's back to work and back to real life.  I have to go get a blood test redone because when I got it done before I left the lab screwed up and the blood wasn't viable.  So, it's right back into the baby making bullshit!  I'm hoping this test will give me some real answers so I can move the fuck on!  Maybe it seems like I don't really want a baby if I'm ready to throw in the towel, but I can't have my entire life revolve around this one thing that is NOT WORKING!  We've been trying for almost 3 years now, I'm ready to concentrate on something else!  It's time to get back to thinking about the rest of my life and what I want from it.  

1.  I want a CAREER.  Something I can say with pride when people ask me what I do for a living.
2.  I want to wear a bathing suit at any moment and not have to worry about my stomach or ass.
3.  I want to have things to talk about with my husband other than fertility treatments or bills.
4.  I want to have people over whenever and not worry about whether my house is a mess.
5.  I want my house to actually look like we live in it, not like we just moved in.  (We've lived here 7 years and I've hung 3 pictures in the living room)  yeah.  

I feel like this is a good list to concentrate on.  On one positive note, I decided to stop biting my nails so they'd be nice for vacation and I've actually managed to stick with it!  They're not super long, but they are longer than they have ever been.  I got a gel manicure before we left and I'm obsessed now!  I want to go back soon and get another one with designs.  Haha.  See...prettyyyy.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


It's been a rough couple of years and luckily my husband finally sees that we need a vacation!  We haven't gone on vacation together in probably two years.  And it's time to put baby making on the back burner and concentrate on something other than medication, cycle days and egg counts!  I haven't booked anything officially yet, but I'm thinking very seriously about staying at Secrets Capri Riviera Maya.  I've heard great things about this resort!  It's probably a little more than I really want to spend, but honestly, I think we deserve it!

We'll be going on vacation the last week in May, so that's about 3 months to get in bikini shape!  Ha.  No seriously, I need to lose some pounds and tighten a few things!  Things have gone DOWN HILL the last couple years.  My goal is to be able to wear a bikini constantly in Mexico and NOT feel uncomfortable.  My next post (in an attempt to actually update this blog) will be on vacation attire!  Bikinis, sundresses, and sandals!
I also have a few other things I'm working on and I'll post about those soon!