Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I've been wanting to write a post for a few days now but I just couldn't narrow it down to one topic so I finally decided to pull out the bullets (are you surprised)HEHE! (I love bullets)
  • Clean eating is going pretty good. We have not been prefect but we live in a imperfect world and are imperfect people so yea! Don't judge!
  •   30 days of no coffee... Well lets just that that is a fail! And you know whats sad is after the fourth day I didn't have the headaches nor did I want it really. I was out and about one and found some really cute coffee mugs and just had to have them and that's all it wrote. I tried just drinking orange juice out of it but it wasn't the same. So for about the last few days I have had about two cups a day but today I am up to three! WHATEVER! (I guess I will try again...maybe)
  • Can you tell that I am not that great with sticking to things? I never really knew that, I mean I guess I did but writing about it makes you more aware. FYI I wouldn't write about something if you really want to make it happen!
  • The Lord has proven his self even more faithful this week. Nothing that needs talked about on here, really just a lot of little things but faithful!
  • My business is doing well! We have not done great but for not even being open a month I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how good it is doing! Now if the rest of my clothing would show up....
  • The Lord has brought someone wonderful people into my life these last few months and I am excited to see where the future takes us.
  • I've been doing a lot of baby shopping lately. I love baby shopping but it's also a hard time too. Baby shopping always makes me think of my babies in Heaven and makes me wonder if Eviee will be our only child.
  • We have now been back in the Tulsa area for three months and three days and we are loving it! Now if we could just find a house everything would be peachy.
  • Eviee is just the funniest little thing lately. I am always telling her "you are the cutest baby I have ever seen", well the other day she grabbed my face and told me " you the cutest momma I ever seen" !!! I about died laughing! She is the greatest thing!
  • Life is getting busy and I am excited about it all!
  • O and I think we may have found "our" church!!!!!
That's all. It's late. Im not re-reading to correct any mistakes :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

I am definitely going to be that mom

I am definitely going to be that mom that kisses this baby when she in her teens, twenties, thirties, forties....

This child. This child is my life! This child is every piece of perfect that Sean and I had. This child is my heart. This child is my soul. This child is my answered prayer. This child made my dream come true. This child is my smile. This child is my laugh. This child is my tears. This child is my joy. This child is my love. This child is my passion. This child is my perfection! This child is my playmate. This child is the reason I want to be better. This child is with out a doubt my everything! I could not live a day without her and I hardly remember life before her. I am so honored that God choose me to be her mommy.

I stumbled upon a photographer who was so sweet to get us in yesterday for a little mini session. I totally just wasn't myself this last few weeks and I guess I thought I had more time then I did but, I had to open my boutique without professional pictures last week. I was so bummed! A friend of mine has a little girl who is Eviee's age and I want them together to take pictures for Little Loves but timing and weather and sicknesses just haven't been on our side so I jump at her offer to get us in yesterday and I am so glad I did. I just about died when I got this picture. She looks like an angel in it. Which is so her because I always call her my angel baby. She truly is! I am so in love with this picture and just had to share it with y'all. Hopefully in about a week or two I can get both Eviee and her friend together, I know those are going to be amazing and I think it will be so neat for them to have pictures taken like this to hold on to forever. I know those girls are going to be life long friends!

30 days of clean eating

Back in the day, Sean and I ate "clean" about 85% of the time. We felt SO good. I was a lot skinnier. And we just liked it. We'll that train came and went. We have tried so many times to get back on but just hadn't been able to stick to it since.
When Eviee started eating "real" food, we said from the beginning that she would not eat fired foods, sugary foods, foods with dye, caffeine, anything that was not somehow giving her the nutrients that she needed. And I have to say for the most part we have stuck to that for her. I would say she eats about 87% clean. But Sean and I....
So that brings me to yesterday.  Yesterday was the day. The day I felt so bad about myself. Hated the way I looked (which having a sick child for almost two weeks, not having your nails done, eye brows waxed, hair fixed, makeup on in who knows how long will do that to you), feeling like a bad mother for letting my child have a MINI cupcake (not saying you are a bad mom if you let your kid have one, I just don't like it for my child)(I am not judging you). I feel so ran down. I am so tried lately, having way too many headaches, can't sleep at night (could be all the coffee??? Nah no way).... The list could go on and on. So I am going to change this. This is what is happening for me and my family starting tomorrow.

  • I hereby state that as of midnight tonight (Feb.10) I am giving up my beloved coffee. Yes you read right. This is by far I think going to be the hardest part for me. I drink a pot of coffee a day! And then some if Starbucks is anywhere close to where I'm shopping. But that's it, NO MORE COFFEE.
  • Sean is giving up his beloved coke and sweet tea! This is big y'all!!! BIG!!!! I hate sweet tea (I know, totally not a southern gal if you don't like sweet tea... whatever) and coke I usually only drink it every now and then if we go out to eat. But no more for either one of us.
  • Sugar is gone!
  • Goal daily is to drink 8 bottles of water each. This wont be hard for me but Sean.... (Eviee drinks water everyday so she want know anything different)
Basically if it is not fruits, veggies, nuts, meat and only natural or organic, whole grains, we are not eating it!!!!!
We are not doing this to loose weight although I know we will, we are doing this because we are tried of feeling tried after sleeping all night (after Sean sleeps all night), we are tried of hurting, we are tried of telling our daughter that she can't have something we are eating cause it isn't good for her while shoving it down our throats. We miss that good feeling we once had. We want to be healthy. We want to raise our daughter in a house that eats healthy foods. What your children see you do, they will do.
So we are starting with a 30 day goal. 30 days is longer enough to be able to feel a difference in our bodies but its not to long where we will get tried of it, feel deprived and give in to the amazing Mexican place down the street (which by the way is totally AMAZING). 30 days will come and go and I am excited for the change.

Ill be cooking for these too source for the most part over the next 30 days if you want to give it a try too.
www.100daysofrealfood.com this one has some really good recipes that you can print out!

And this I have at home. It's what Sean and I used before and are trusting it to do it again!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sick Baby and Super bowl

Well it's been five days since Eviee started showing signs of being sick. She started running a fever Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning we were at the Doctors. I was pretty sure as was the Doctor that she had the flu based on her symptoms. But her flu test came back negative. The doctor and I both agreed that until we had a positive test we did not want to medicate her, in the off chance that it was not the flu. So he told me to bring her in the next morning and we would have another flu test ran. By this point it hadn't even had been 24 hours since she started running fever and now she would not eat and had started to develop a cough. We came home and snuggled and watched movies the rest of the day. By 5:00 pm Eviee was burning up. I mean I could have fried an egg on her forehead and I had been giving Motrin all day, it was not working! By the time Sean got home it was even worst so we went to Urgent Care Pediatrics. Her fever was 104.7 by the time we got into the room. She had, had another does of Motrin two hours before.

 The Motrin was not touching her fever. They run another flu test. Positive! I knew it! And they also said that she had croup. They gave her some prescriptions and told me that if she was still running fever or getting worst to bring her back as of the fifth day. Today was the fifth day. Fever hasn't left at all. And her cough has gotten so much worst. We went back to the Doctor this morning. The Doctor said that Eviee was having trouble catching her breath and wanted to a X-ray. The X-ray confirmed that she now has double phenomena. So now we have a breathing machine and some more prescriptions. I have no doubt that if it wasn't for the fact that Eviee was running around the room laughing her little bitty booty off they would have admitted her.

 She said that the phenomena is covering her lungs pretty good. They are giving her two days. If she isn't fever free in two days I am to bring her back that morning, or if her breathing gets worst even the littlest bit I am to bring her back ASAP and I'm sure we then will be walking into the hospital. It has been a rough few days. However when we got home from the Doctor this afternoon none of us had eaten anything so I made pancakes and bacon. Eviee ate!!! I am so happy. Besides a bite here and there she hasn't had a full meal since Tuesday afternoon. So we are thanking God for healing her body. We are thanking God that it is only phenomena and not something worst. This is the first time Eviee has been this sick, and it is killing me to watch. I almost lost my dad to phenomena, two different times so while this is very scary for me I am also so very thankful that it is only phenomena. My heart breaks for parents with children that are really sick. I don't know if I could handle it. So that brings me to ....
(Lots of this over the last few days)

Super bowl. Do I care anything about it??? NOT A CHANCE. I could care less about what team made it and it makes no difference who wins although my husbands is all for the Broncos. We'll in this house if the Razorbacks are playing we are on the same team. If it is any other two teams playing I always choose the team my husband is not cheering for. It's just a way to keep things fun around here ;) We started off with homemade pancakes, bacon, and turkey sausage for breakfast/lunch.  We have queso in the crock pot with about any kind of chips you could want. We have cookies, brownies, taquitos, guacamole, coke, sweet tea, and of course the best part for me... the coffee pot is on and ready to go. Usually I would do something a little more appealing then this but with a sick baby the meal for the Super Bowl was the last thing I have thought about. So let the hubby go to the store by his self and that's what you get! WHATEVER! I'll enjoy it. I was supposed to start the gym like two weeks ago and it didn't happen and so I had planned on starting it tomorrow but it looks like that isn't going to happen either so in the mean time I'm just going to enjoy it and help my noodle get better. The gym and I will see each other all too soon.
Hope y'all have a wonderful day. Stay inside! It's cold out there, and snowy. P.S. I HATE THE SNOW!

Please pray for Eviee that she gets all better fast!