Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Faves!

Can you believe that this was the last full week of March?  March is awful in Illinois.  Monday of this week we got 2 inches of snow, Monday of the previous week it was almost 80°… Mother Nature is super bitchy in this part of the country in March.   I am SO ready for April!

Favorite Moment:
By far my favorite moment of the week was dinner with these wonderful ladies!  All that was missing was Jessica who was unable to come! #sadface Jodie and family have been home all week since the kiddos are on Spring break so we've been visiting and catching up as much as possible.  I can’t wait for the day our house is done and we can have them over as guests! 

My second favorite moment this week was finally getting our plan for IVFx4.  I started BCP this week and am hoping to schedule my Lupron injection soon for endometriosis prevention.  Stimming and retrieval/transfer is set for the week of May 11th.  I wanted to clarify because I was asked by someone about why birth control is used in IVF protocol.  I know it seems totally counter-intuitive, but what BCP does is puts the doctor in total control of the cycle and also helps to down regulate hormones.  It can also be used to diminish cysts, or unhatched follicles.  BCP is used for lots of different things in the IVF process, just wanted to clear that up a bit for those of you who weren't sure.

Favorite Purchase:
I caved and bought this amazing new Bare Minerals kit called The Full Reveal.  It’s a 6 piece kit that comes with eye colors in Nude Beach and In the Nude, Lasting Brown eye liner, luminizer in The Awakening, Simmer Glaze lip topcoat and Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Break Away.   All for just $50!  Plus it comes in the THE CUTEST bag ever.  Perfect colors for spring! 

Favorite Pin:
umm, yes please to all of this!

Favorite house update:
The fire place for the win this week!  We found an old rail road tie with some stakes in it and we stained it and hung it up for our mantle.  Joe said I can use the stakes to hang Christmas stockings and other décor from so that’s pretty exciting!  Also we poured the concrete for the hearth and trimmed out the rest of the fireplace and it’s looking gorgeous!  Joe also brought the DVD player out so now work has become a second to movie watching at times.   Tile was also completed in the master bathroom and we get measured for the glass doors and partial glass shower walls today.  And the kitchen back splash is almost done too!  Really hoping I hear back from Home Depot on that granite bathroom vanity top they f’ed up a month or so ago too!  We are getting really really close to being able to get inspected for occupancy.  The biggest things left are the septic and electrical which Joe is working on a little each day.  Joe also said that I can start moving some of our stuff from the storage so I’m hoping to get started on the kitchen stuff this weekend!

Favorite thing I’m looking forward to:
We have yet another interview this weekend with a local pod cast in our area called IV Small Talk.  They are going to be interviewing us for NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) and I am so happy to be getting the word out as much as possible.  I feel like we are really doing our part to spread awareness about infertility and hoping that sharing our story can inspire others to share their own.  I’ll be sure to post a link to the pod cast for both iPhone and Android users once it’s up.


  1. Your mantle is my new favorite part of your house!!! And have fun with the podcast! I love that you have become such a face, voice, & advocate for infertility!

  2. Ahh your house is just gorgeous!! I love that pin - reminds me of california and easy beach living!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. I can't get over how amazing your house is. Seriously! That fireplace is amazing! What a great rustic find with that railroad tie! And I want those shorts that girl is wearing... and her tan. Happy Friday love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Yay to getting started on the BCP's!! LOVE your house girl!! Definitely getting some ideas for ours.

  5. Your mantle looks so awesome!! Such a unique piece. Yay for moving stuff in too! Love that BM kit. I've had my eye on some of their kits lately too. Hope you have a good weekend lady!

  6. Love how everything flows well together in your kitchen. Your bathroom is amazing. Glad you got to spend some time with your girls. In also ready for March to be over this unpredictable weather is not my style.

  7. House look awesome!!! I haven't seen anything about it that I didn't like ;)

    So glad you got some good girl time! Those nights are the best!

  8. I love the railroad tie as a mantel. So fun and unique. It's crazy that you already have tentative retrieval and transfer dates. We're on lupron now, and won't know when retrieval is until a few days before. Happy Friday!

    Our Little Miracles

    1. The dates they give are definitely just target dates! Best of luck to you!

  9. Oh my gosh, crazy weather indeed! And I've been complaining about our 97 degree weather this weekend, oops!
    Your home is looking AMAZING! You guys are doing so awesome! That shower looks heavenly, ha ha!

  10. March just flew by. So crazy! I know you'll be looking forward to starting everything in May. I'm pulling for you!!!!

  11. That weather sounds absolutely crazy! Good luck with this month's cycle. Positive vibes to you. And your home is looking beautiful!!

  12. The house is really starting to come together, I love the sneak peeks :)

  13. Everything with your house is looking SO good, I'm so excited for you! And I'm sure it feel so good to finally have a plan and dates for your new cycle, I'm sending you good thoughts!

  14. You educated me on something today girl I had no idea that you would still use BC during IVF but it totally makes sense when you think about it. Your house is coming along beautifully!!!


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