Monday, December 26, 2011

I'm Scared

Being in the hospital this past week has really forced me to acknowledge the fact that these babies have to come out and not by a wave of a magic wand.  This is the part that i have been dreading the most.  This entire pregnancy I tried not focusing on the delivery and just on the joy of having my babies in my arms and being a mom.  Well now all I think about are these contractions and the big delivery.  Honestly it's all very daunting to me.  I haven't committed to a c-section or a vaginal delivery.  I get mixed opinions on both and it's a lot to consider.  With a cesarean I worry about the recovery, the pain of nursing two babies and an incision, not to mention a scar.  With vaginally I worry about putting my babies in distress or going through all of the labor and then needing an emergency cesarean anyway.  I also worry that if the babies are in position for me to deliver "naturally" and I choose cesarean then I will regret not trying. My doctor is great, he said that if the babies heart rates look good and the babies are in position then he has no problem trying vaginally.  It's pretty much up to me, the babies and how everything looks when it's time.  At this point I have decided to leave it up to the Lord because we all know I can't do anything about their positions.  The babies are both head down and facing out toward my belly button but with all this preterm contraction business anything can happen. 

Another main worry I have is the Epidural, with twins I have to deliver in an operating room and the epidural isn't optional, it's mandatory.  Now don't get me wrong, I do want one, that isn't the issue... It's the pain of getting one.  I have heard so many horror stories about the pain of the needle that it freaks me out.  I have a very low tolerance for pain and I find myself stressing over the thought of a gigantic needle being inserted into my back... So much so that it keeps me up at night.  Now I know there are lots of good stories of epidurals, I'm just worried.  When I had the steroid shots in my bum it hurt sooooo bad! I feel like I can still feel where they stuck the needles on both sides.

When I was growing up I used to believe that by the time I had kids the epidural would be more of an oral pill... Wishful thinking I know.  People have babies all the time, the high majority of the time everything comes out just fine... Still... I'm scared.

Friday, December 23, 2011

I'm home!!!

After two and a half days in Labor and Delivery I am finally home!!!  I've gotta say though after the second day I was actually enjoying my stay, it was great staying in bed, having visitors and not doing anything but relaxing.
My doctor came in this morning and heard that I was actually enjoying myself and asked me if I was sure I wanted to leave.  If it weren't Christmas this weekend I probably would have just stayed a day or two more but they would have had to take out the IV, I can't stand that thing.  When I am home I am restless thinking of all the things I could be doing or need to do etc. which is really hard when you are on strict bed rest.

The doctor put me on an oral drug called Indomethacin, it's an organ relaxer and is definitely making the contractions subside.  Oh and did I mention I made a new friend?... Ambien. Can I just take a moment to thank the genius behind such a miracle drug?!  Right before I was going to bed last night room next to me a lady had her baby and all I could hear were screams and shrills of excitement as well as a screaming baby, it was cute but just not as cute as if it were my own I guess.  My saint of a nurse came in and offered me an Ambien and I eagerly jumped on the offer.  I finally slept and felt well rested when Brian came to the hospital in the morning after his shift at work.

Now I am at home drugged up and chained to my couch.  My cousin Abby was a total lifesaver today, she not only came over to visit but she picked up a bunch of stuff from Target for me and helped me wrap my Christmas gifts! A HUGE help, thanks Abby!

As of right now, I am on strict bed rest and can pretty much twiddle my thumbs for the next four days until my next doctors appointment on Tuesday, unless I have more contractions and have to return to the hospital.  Right now the goal is to keep these babes in until I am at least 36 weeks which is 3 weeks away.  If the babies came today they would have to spend 3 weeks in the NICU to learn how to regulate their temperature and to eat which isn't bad but still not fun.  Every week I get closer to 36 means one less week in the NICU so fingers crossed!

Thank you everyone again for your thoughts and prayers for us and our little family.  I am so lucky to have so many family and friends praying for us.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another day in the L&D...

Last night my mom, sister and brother Josh brought me warm fresh baked Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies to the hospital. They were sooo good!!  Tiersha and Josh came to visit me also and got to hang out for a while.  It's so nice living so close to so many family members!  Tiersha was so great, she offered to stay with me at the hospital overnight because Brian had to work and she knows what it's like being alone in the hospital.  I think she might have caught a cold from my room because I keep it at arctic temperatures, so I've been told.  She had 3 heating blankets covering her and I used just a sheet.  It's amazing how warm you are when you are a human incubator.

Unfortunately the night didn't go so well.  I had long contractions, 5-6 minutes long.  They were also frequent and not subsiding.  The nurse came in around 3 AM with the thing I was dreading most, an IV.  I had been trying to consume as much water as possible to avoid this but no such luck.  This time my nurse numbed the area before she stuck me with the needle, she had to do it twice because the first vein hid the second she numbed it and she couldn't find it when she poked around.  This was not enough... at 3:30 she came back with another shot of Terbutaline.  This is a little tiny needle with a huge bite! It is so painful!  It also causes your heart rate to speed up and you to become anxious.  The last two times I had to take this it wasn't as noticeable because I was watching TV and talking with people.  This time it was night, the TV was off and I was the only one awake... it kind of made me freak out a little bit because I could feel my heart racing.

At about 7 AM the doctor came in to see me and check if I was dilating.  I wasn't.  Since I had such an eventful night of contractions he decided to keep me for one more night and re-evaluate in the morning.  So here I am, still in the hospital.  It actually hasn't been too bad though.  They switched me to oral medication that's supposed to be an organ relaxer and make the contractions stop.  So far it's working pretty well.  I haven't had as many long or strong contractions so hopefully I will be released tomorrow. I got my second shot of the steroids in my rear and it hurt more than the first one!  I have been told that I should only have oral medication from now on though so that is a relief.

Today I had two pleasant surprises.  My Grandma Connie and Papa Neilson came to visit me and then one of my mom's best friends,  Terri Hubbard and her daughters Melissa and Cheryl, came to visit and spent 3 hours chatting with me.  It was so nice to have visitors!  It definitely made the time fly by!

Not a completely bad day for me; I got to shower, which is interesting with an IV but SOO nice to get clean, have breakfast, lunch and dinner brought to me, visitors to keep me company and less contractions!  The only thing that could make it better is if this IV was out.  I kind of like not having to do much, it's hard getting up and taking care of myself at home.

I really appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers, it looks like they're working because the contractions are slowing and I might get to go home! Thank you so much!

Another iv

I am having a lot of contractions so they just put me on another iv. :o(

If this doesn't work I'll be getting another shot of terbutaline...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I'm back...

Looks like these babes really want to make their debut early, either that or my body wants to kick them out early.  I went to my follow up doctors appointment this morning and they put me on monitors, unfortunately my contractions were still coming at a rate they weren't happy with so they sent me to the hospital.  I am on monitors and have to stay at least for 24 hours.  They have given me the first of a set of two steroid shots (total OUCH, it's in the bum!) to help the babies lungs just in case they come super early.  I also got another shot of Terbutaline to help ease my contractions.

The doctor wants to try and keep the babies in until at least 36 weeks, I am 32 weeks and 5 days so hopefully I can make it another 3 weeks.  He said if my contractions stay the way they are in 24 hours when he comes to check on me then I might have to stay longer and continue to be monitored.  I am not dilated at all and my cervix is 3 cm thick so I at least have that going for me.  I was told that the preterm labor contractions are a reaction from my body not wanting to expand anymore and thinking it's time... SUPER.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Too early!!!

This morning I had quite the scare. I went to bed around 10:30 and was feeling some minor cramping, I called Brian at work and told him that I was going to wait an hour and see if the cramps go away or progressively get worse before calling the doctor. I fell asleep around 11 but still had cramps. I woke up around 2:15AM and my cramps were significantly worse. Needless to say I called the on call doctor and she told me to check into Labor and Delivery. Luckily I wasn't in too much of a panic, I had my bag mostly packed, grabbed a few things just in case and then got dressed. We got to the Emergency Entrance to the hospital around 3:00 AM and I was admitted, hooked up to fetal monitors and an IV. I was having a lot of contractions so they gave me a shot of something to stop them. They also did a test to see the likely hood of me delivering in the next two weeks and luckily that was negative. After about two hours the contractions slowed down but the heart rates were a little concerning so they kept me until the doctor came in around 7:30AM. When he came in he said that the heart rates have gone up and that everything looks good. I am now on BED REST, at least until Wednesday when the doctor wants to see me and see how I am doing.
This was a very scary experience for me, I am ready for these babes to come, but it worries me that THEY might not be ready to come out. I'm not so much ready for delivery, I hate needles, hospitals and pain so I was very anxious being admitted knowing that I could potentially be delivering my babies early and if I did, they would very likely be going to the NICU. I am so happy that the contractions have subsided for now but a little bummed to have to be on bed rest. I'm not used to letting people help me or being dependent on those around me so this is definitely going to be a challenge.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Being Pregnant is HaRd!

Being pregnant is no easy feat. Every day that goes by brings a new challenge. Can I get up without my lower back screaming? Can I put on my shoes today? Can my body stop itching all over? Can my arms and thighs stop expanding? (I mean these babies are in my tummy not my thighs and arms.) Can I try to exercise without every part of me aching like I am a 80 year old woman? Can I please control my raging hormones and control my tears that flow for no apparent reason? I have such a respect for anyone who has ever had a baby and even more for those who go on for two, three, four etc. People don't realize all the changes that take place and all the sacrifices we as women make in order to create life. I was really sick for a couple weeks in the first trimester and remember thinking, why would anyone ever go through this more than once?! I know, I know, because A) you forget and B) the miracle of life that comes as a result at the end. I don't want anyone to misinterpret my last post, I do not think that because I was told by a family member to think that Heavenly Father trusts me so much that he is sending me two means that he trusts me MORE than anyone else who has one at a time. I am severely humbled by this pregnancy. I do not believe that I am more qualified or more capable at all. There are many women out there that I think are WAY more qualified to have twins. To cope with this insecurity I have to remember what I have always been taught, that we will never be given more than we can handle. I still struggle with the idea of taking care of two at a time. I knew I was ready for one and that I always wanted twins, but once the doctor told me I was actually having two I was filled with fear. Fear that I won't be able to handle double duty, fear that I won't be a good mom for both, fear in many different aspects. I am so grateful for the love and support I have been given by my family and friends. I know that without that this pregnancy would be a lot harder. I have been blessed with so many wonderful examples in just my own family alone. I have so many amazing and wonderful Aunts, Cousins and Grandmothers who are amazing wives and mothers. KUDOS to all you great mom's out there! You are my constant inspiration.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Babies :o)

It has been over 4 months since I have written in this blog. I would apologize but so much has happened that I am perfectly content with my hiatus. I am in my 19th week of being pregnant with TWINS! We confirmed at the doctor about a week and a half ago that we are having a Boy and a Girl! These last four months have been an interesting roller coaster of sickness, exhaustion, fear, anticipation and anxiety but most of all overwhelming joy and love. We feel so blessed for this miracle in our lives. I have been getting a lot of different responses when I tell people I am pregnant with twins... "Oh, congratulations?" "Wow, twins huh? That's gonna be a lot of work." "My condolences?" "Oh, I'm glad it's you and not me." "Oh wow, you are going to get HUGE!" Sweet right? Don't get me wrong here there are just as many happy responses as well and those are the most helpful... "That is so exciting!" "Twins would be so fun!" "I always wanted twins!" "You guys are so lucky, lots of people dream of twins!" One response I got from someone very close to my heart in a time when I was overwhelmed, scared and stressed, was something that has stuck with me the most, she told me, while I sobbed on the phone, "You are so blessed, Heavenly Father trusts you that much that he is sending you two of his sweet little spirits at one time. You are about to experience what many people dream of but won't always admit. Take this in stride and count your blessings everyday." I cannot tell you how much I repeat those words in my head, they have given me a whole new insight and gratitude for this blessing in my life. It reminds me that Heavenly Father has a plan, only he can see the bigger picture. He knows us individually. He knows are strengths, our weaknesses, our desires. He knows our fears, our joys, and our futures. I know that I will never be given more than I can handle, not to say that I won't feel stressed or tired, overwhelmed or defeated, just that I will be given the tools and strength to handle whatever is thrown my way and for that I am extremely grateful. I am excited for this adventure that is going to start in just a few short months and await the arrival of my two sweet babies.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I know these all word posts are obnoxious but I am hoping this one will have pictures!!

One of out favorite things we did in New York was visit the Statue if Liberty and make the climb all the way up to the crown!

Here are some snap shots of that ...


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Happy Sunday! I hope this picture goes through...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

All Good Things Must Come to an End- Day 6

This morning, just like all the others, we got up super early and went to a charming little restaurant called Georgios Country Grill for breakfast. This was another one of our awesome Yelp finds!! I had the Hawaiian shake- frozen yogurt, raspberries, pineapple and coconut milk (absolutely deliscious!!) with probably the best French toast I have ever had. I highly recommend this place! It's in the Hells Kitchen district on a little corner that was a few short blocks from our hotel... Very quaint. :o)

Sadly, right after we rushed to our hotel, grabbed our bags and headed to the airport. We flew to Minnesota and then to Santa Ana where we found out my luggage had decided it wasn't ready to come home and took a later flight and has yet to grace is with it's presence... The airport has assured me they will deliver it to me tonight... Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring...-Day 5

Yup you guessed it, more rain... And today it came down in buckets!

We got up, got ready and headed over to the Statan Island Ferry. When we came up from the subway we walked right into filming of the show White Collar, at least that's what I think it was... It was pretty cool seeing all the cameras and the actors doing the same scene over and over again... Haha.

Onto the Statue of Liberty! There was a light sprinkle when we left the hotel this morning so I brought my umbrella... When we got to the ferry the rain had started coming down a lot harder but still nothing terrible. We got to the statue around 945 am and it was awesome! I finally felt like I was in NYC, not that I didn't before it's just this made it even more complete! Brian was awesome and made reservations for us to climb to the crown more than 3 months in advance! They only allow 300 people up it a day so we felt pretty special. When we climbed the 300+ stairs we were happy to be the only tourists in the crown at the time. We had it all to ourselves! Unfortunately once we got up there the first downpour happened... It was pouring so hard that we couldn't even see out the windows... Luckily right before we were going to descend it stopped... Just long enough for us to stick our heads out of the windows and get a picture.

Afterwards we headed to Ellis Island where we walked around and took in all the exhibits and history. We spent time looking up Brians ancestors and my ancestor only to learn that there are a lot of things we don't know about out own heritage... Need to break put the genealogy and start learning.

Once we were finished there we went outside to get on the ferry back to NYC... That's when the heavens opened up and Mother Nature decided we needed another shower... Lucky us... Now there are a couple huge bummers about this... 1-we were not wearing proper clothing... Brian had a sweatshirt and jeans and I had leggings and my sweater Ugg boots oh and a winter coat that is definitely NOT water resistant. 2- it was still super early in the day so we weren't going home for a long while and last but not least 3-I had accidentally left our umbrella back with miss liberty (second one I lost this trip, the first was at the Yankee/Red Socks game...) so we got soaked!! My shoes are literally sopping wet, my dress and leggings drenched and my jacket gained 10 lbs of water weight from being held over my head... Super!! AND if this wasn't enough we went from the dock straight over to Little Italy and China town for about 5 seconds... Not counting the 35
minute dinner we had at a little place called Da Nico. I had the Spaghetti alla Carbonera, not my fav but still yummy and Brian got a
seafood pasta that I can't remember the name of but it was Delish! Sadly our time in that part of town was cut super short because my boots
were digging into my heels making it super difficult to walk and Brians sweatshirt was soaked and making him freeze...

We made it back just in time before another downpour but were stuck indoors for a couple hours unable to see the rest of what was on our agenda for our last full day... :o( Around 1030pm we made our last attempt to see Time Square again, do a tiny bit of shopping and get our last look at NYC.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away! - Day 4

Today we got up bright and early hoping to go to the Top of the Rock, unfortunately though it was raining and cloudy making it impossible to see anything... We checked back with the workers every couple hours and heard the same mumbo jumbo each time, "There is Zero visibility, it's not worth going up." Booo!! 

Between checking in for the same bad news we managed to keep ourselves busy.  First on the agenda was the NBC tour.  We got to see the sets for Dr. Oz, MSNBC and Saturday Night Live.  It was awesome to see the SNL set because we watch it every week! This week they are prepping for the season finally with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. When we saw the set the crew was prepping for his photo shoot for the show. I wish we could have seen him!! 

After the tour we ran over to Radio City to the Radio City Rockette tour. That was really cool too! Circ du Soliel has signed on to do a two year show that hasn't even premiered yet and we got to see them practicing!! It was from a very high and far away distance and only for a few minutes but so fun! 

I forgot to mention that earlier in the day we for stand by tickets for Jimmie Fallon! Sweet right? Yeah well after standing in line, ok only for 5 minutes, then coming back for the first check in and then the second we were told they had full attendance and wouldn't be taking any standby... Another swing and a miss! 

We were so bummed so we went outside to regroup and look for a place to eat when we saw Zach Morris from Saved by the Bell and the guy from Kate and Leopold, he played Meg Ryans brother... But back to Zach (I can't remember his real name) he is so much better looking in person! He even looked at me!! Regrettably I didn't get a picture and I am kicking myself because I had the perfect opportunity!! Haha.

For dinner we stopped at another Yelp find: Empenada Mama in Hells Kitchen. We ordered 6 different kinds of empanadas and they were all mouthwatering!! We had the Cuban, Spicy Chicken, cheesesteak, one I can't remember, Viagra (yes that was an empanada made with shrimp, oyster and crab, sooo good!) oh and did I mention dessert?! Brian  and I each got an empanada with Belgium Chocolate and bananas and I got one without bananas... They were amazing!

We visited the Hershey store and the M&M store and a few other little shops.

Tomorrow is our last full day and we still have so much to see! Pray for clear skies!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Foggy, Cloudy, Rainy and Chilly- Day 3

This morning we woke up lovely fog and mist outside our window. Today we were scheduled to visit the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center but when we got to the Empire State Building they told us it was 0 visibility and pointless to even go up. Bummer!!! We decided to swap tomorrows schedule with today's and wound up at Ground Zero instead. When we got there we just happened to see Major Bloomberg talking with some construction workers and surrounded by secret service! So fun!

We took a little tour, unfortunately there are no tours on the actual grounds because they are working to have some new monuments ready for the 10 year anniversary. The tour we took was put on by the families of those who were murdered on September 11th. One of our tour guides was a woman who lost her husband on flight 97, the 2nd plane to hit the towers. She told us how her and her husband had just moved so her husband could work from home and she could teach at a school. He only had to travel once a month and only for a few short days at a time. On September 11 she dropped him off at the airport, kissed him goodbye and he told her it would be a quick trip and he would see her on Thursday. She then went to the school she was teaching at and started that days lesson. At 9:00 AM she got a call from her mother in law who told her that Brian's plane had been hijacked and that he left her, his wife a message on their voicemail. The mother in law told her to go home and then come to her house. She went home, not knowing what was going on and checked the answering machine. He left a message something like this... "Hey Jules, the planes been hijacked, take care of yourself, be strong and move on. I love you so much and I'll see you when you get here. Bye." Needless to say, it was a very moving story. After being there and seeing the land where the towers once stood I can finally grasp in the slightest degree what happened that day.

After our tour and on the way to the subway we walked right past Julie from this seasons Survivor!! Brian tapped her as we past and told her we liked watching her on the show. We had no idea the season finally wa tapped here yesterday, because clearly we weren't home to watch it, so now we have our eyes peeled for any of the other people from the show.

Ever since seeing the movie Serendipity I have wanted to go to that little Serendipity restaurant featured where Kate Beckinsdale and Molly Shannon shared a Frozen Hot Chocolate... And today we went! I got the drink and Brian got a banana split... Soooo good!! It was such a small little place but so fun to visit.

Right on the corner next to Serendipity is Dylans Candy Bar... This place is three floors of sugary goodness!! I remembered seeing it on the Food Network so we had to go in! There was so much candy and sugar that Brian and I left empty handed... Way too many choices!

Tonight we went to Time Square and saw the famous Naked Cowboy and saw ourselves on the Forever 21 billboard screen! We had dinner at a food stand I found on Yelp called Halal... It was delicious!!! We both got the combo plate that had rice, chicken, lamb and lettuce... It was so yummy!!

The only bummer about today was the blasted weather! It never actually rained, it just misted heavily and blew all over the place. I had an umbrella but it was pretty much useless because the mist/rain was coming at all directions! Another round of lovely photos!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 2 Holy Humidity

For the duration of our trip the weather is going to be a whopping 66-69 degrees. Surprisingly, it doesn't feel like it, it feels warmer... The oh the humidity! Did I mention it is supposed to rain every day as well?? I prepped for this... Sort of... I bought the strongest hold hair spray under $5 can buy, I'm pretty sure that was my problem, but still my hair goes into ultra frizz ultra ugly mode... Nice. All of my lovely pictures are going to be that much more fun to look at. ;)

On to today, we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.... One word to describe it...MASSIVE. This place is huge and crowded. We got there around eleven and by the time we left, about 3 it was a mad house. We saw some amazing art and some amazing wardrobes of fellow museum goers. I love checking out all the styles, believe me, there are all kinds of little art pieces walking around.

On out way to the museum we had to walk through Central Park. It was beautiful! Today is the annual Walk for AIDS and let me tell you, that crowd put the Rowe vs. Wade march we saw in DC to shame! There were thousands of people there! We had to cross through the madness to get to the museum and now we can say we participated... Sort of. Ha!

On the way home we had to get off in Grand Central Station. So cool! We got some great pictures if only I could figure out how to upload them from my iTouch. Oh and I forgot, we also took a stroll down Madison Ave where we saw Rosie Popes store!! For those of you that don't know who she is you should check out the show on Bravo called Pregnant in Heels... It's the store from the show... So cute but sooo small!

Our room was upgraded for free today! We were on the 3rd floor with a view of air conditioning units and now we are on the 23rd floor in a corner suite with two views of the city!! It's so cool!!

After we got our upgrade and switched rooms we headed to the game. We got tickets to the Yankee vs. Red Socks. We aren't really a fan of either but we love baseball and wanted to check put the new Yankee stadium, it was awesome! Yankee fans are super intense and are
die hard fans. The stadium is huge and we loved it! For dinner Brian found a recommendation online that lead us to a yummy little stand that makes mouth watering prime rib sandwiches on yummy garlic herb and pepper buns from Lobels! Delicious!!! Our seats where quite high but still a good view. We even saw a few celebrities! Steve Martin, Loren Michaels, Michael myers, and Andy Samborg! We are big SNL fans so it was fun to see some people from the show. It was a great game! The Yankees lost by 2 and there were a couple fights in the stands that the NYPD had to break up... Entertaining!!

We a dead tired and can't wait for another jam packed day of fun tomorrow!!

New York, New York Day 1

We have arrived!! Yesterday we landed in the great city of New York! All I can say us that this city is busy! 
Our room is two short blocks from Time Square and it's beautiful! Within the first thirty minutes of being here we grabbed some delicious New York pizza, probably the biggest slice of pizza heaven I have ever eaten and while we were stuffing our faces who walked by?? Mr. Big from Sex and the City himself! I never got into the show but I knew who he was and it was so cool to see him just out and about in NYC! 

Time square was a mad house! There were thousands of people out and about. There was a commercial shoot for a new Range Rover going on and we might be in it! It was a time lapse so more than likely it won't show any one person in-particular but still fun. And of course we had check out the Disney store, probably the coolest screen signage I have ever seen!

We caught our first Broadway show, Mary Poppins last night and It was so good! I was fascinated with all the intricate set designs, the theatre and singing! The show is actually coming to OC in July and I definitely recommend it. Brian said he even enjoyed it. 
I loved that when the show ended, at 11:00 pm, it still looked bright outside! There are so many lights that it literally does not get dark at night time.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Hello, my name is Desiree and I'm addicted to Facebook.  Ever since I got my iTouch I have not been able to put it down, Brian can confirm this as he tells me every day that I am addicted. Whether it's Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Solitaire or the like, it has taken hold of my life and created an addicted monster.  

A little while ago a friend of mine said goodbye to Facebook, not forever, but for a little while.  When I read that I was intrigued, could I go even a full day without my Facebook fix?  I am happy to report I can!  As of right now I haven't been on Facebook in six days!! I do realize how ridiculous this may seem but it's crazy how freeing it is.  I didn't quite understand my addiction of reading status's, checking out photos, looking up old friends until now... And for what? Knowing useless information? Now don't get me wrong, I still love that time sucker but for right this second we are taking a break. Who knows how long this will really last, but for right now I am having fun forcing myself to do other things with my time, it has been no easy feat by any means but I am certainly enjoying myself.  

Ha! Watch, after this I'll break this goofy streak and succumb to my addiction once again in the ever time wasting world of Facebook... Here's to self control! Cheers!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My office

Ok so I finished decorating my office! There were many things I had to consider because of the itty bittyness of it. I didnt want to make it feel like a closet over cluttered and claustrophobic... I love it. What do you think?


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

I have an office!!

So this last week I moved from my cubicle to an office... I mean I have a door now!! A door!! And walls, not panels!! I'm so excited but now I have a dilemma, how the heck am I going to decorate?? I need your help!

Here is my cubicle and here is my office.....

I know these pictures are not super great quality so bare with me... Any ideas???

Terrariums and Lemons

I love my credenza, I just don't love decorating it. I never know what to put on it. I've seen so many creative ways people do it but often times they use really expensive decor that just doesn't fit my budget. Well a few weeks ago I noticed these adorable glass jar terrariums and fell in love!! My Aunt Jamie had three of them on her piano and I just had to ask how she made them. I was shocked at how simple and cheap it was. Two days later I was out hunting for jars and enlisting Jamies help.

Here's what you do if you want to make your own.... Find a glass jar, you can find them at any craft store for relatively inexpensive especially if you have a coupon. Then you add small rocks in the bottom, pour in some dirt (when I went to the hardware store to buy the plants they saw what I was doing, because I brought my jars in with me, and offered me a free little bag of soil) and add a succulent or two then you're done! Easy as one, two, three!! They are great too because you don't have to water them which is perfect for me seeing as I have a black thumb and kill every plant I've ever owned.

I have realized that I love decorative glass jars so I also got a bunch of lemons and put them in an apothecary jar I already had. I love the natural look both these ideas bring to my entry way.