When I am gone from this blog for long periods of time, I truly miss it. I miss being creative, I miss interacting with you all, and I miss sharing what I love. This was a very unplanned hiatus, so I’m here to catch you all up on what I’ve been up to!
Mental & Physical Health / IVF
I think we can all agree the last year and a half has been a lot. At the beginning of this year I was just stuck in a dark spot with anxiety issues that were honestly controlling my life. I finally decided it was time to get my mental health back on track, and with the help of my doctor I can say now I feel like a new person.
That decision was hands down the best thing I could have ever done for myself, and the hardest. I had to swallow a lot of pride when I finally asked for help. Now I could kick myself for waiting so long!
Shortly afterwords, I had a pretty intense health scare when I had to have a mammogram done, and was called back for an additional screening. They had found an area that they weren’t sure about so I eventually had to have a biopsy done. That biopsy then caused an infection that landed me in urgent care. But thank God, everything turned out benign, and I recovered just fine!
As hard as it is in the moment to not stress about these kinds of scares, it’s always a good reminder that life is a precious gift, and that worrying gets you nowhere until you actually have something to worry about.
And last but not least, we are going through IVF again to try for baby number two! We have one little beautiful frozen embryo left and we are leaving it all in Gods hands. I trust the process with everything in my being, and I know what is meant to be will happen.
Through all the ups and downs of life, working on our house is always my constant form of therapy. And being at home a lot more this last year has made it clear to me just how worth it putting in all my efforts are.
I have been a busy lady still, when I’m not chasing around our toddler! Most of what I have been focusing on this year is painting touch-ups and a lot of smaller not as exciting projects. But, I have been working on updating some decor I wasn’t loving any longer, and I sold a ton at a garage sale I had back in the spring.
I’m really trying to figure out my new style, while also trying to bring a lot more intention to each aspect of it. I have really cut back on buying things just to buy them. I want to only buy things I really love and find useful.
We also made a few room changes that I am still working on. We recently swapped our guest room and Baileys room because she was needing a lot more space. It was a big chore, still is, but so worth it! I can’t wait to share those two new spaces here on the blog!
Speaking of Miss Bailey, she is doing great! Being a mom is a blessing I thank God for every single day of my life. She turned two in July, and I’m still left wondering how that is even possible!
She is such a sweet soul, but with turning two came a bit of an attitude too! Terrible Two’s are no joke! She definitely can give us a run for our money, but goodness, parenthood is what I live for. It is what life is all about now.
And as always I love how much she means to all of you too, and the journey you helped us through to get here is such a beautiful one.
We finally put in a garden! I have been wanting one forever and this was definitely the year to do it! But in all honestly, I wasn’t expecting to love it near as much as I do now! I have completely fallen in love with the entire process!
This year has been kind of our trial run. We build just one 4×8 raised garden bed in our backyard and planted some of our favorites. We are growing strawberries, bell peppers (red, green, and yellow), cucumbers, zucchini, banana peppers, jalapeños, roma and grape tomatoes, a tiny bit of chives, and lettuce.
Seems like a lot for one box but it’s been working out pretty well. We started late, have no idea what we are doing, probably are breaking all kinds of garden rules, but it has been so rewarding!
I’ll probably write a whole blog post on just this because I have a lot to talk about and a lot of advice to ask!
So I hope you all stay tuned because I have a lot I’ve been holding onto to share! I hope you all are doing well!
I’ve miss you so much!