Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blog update

Hey my friends it been a busy month and we are getting ready for Julian's Birthday party. Its going to be so fun. I can't believe he is going to be five. Makes me sad that he is growing so fast. I wanted to tell you guys I will be updating my Blog in June for sure this time I will be blogging weekly. The photographer we have is great we just had to push the date till May. We were going to do it this month but it did not work out. I just can't wait. In the next couple of days I will show you some finds I found for the party. Places I went to help save some money. Because you know anything helps with a family. Hope everyone having a great week.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Keep Kind and Support the Kind Campaign from Keep collective

Hello to all my friends I'm happy to tell you I teamed my with Jenn from Bliss to Bean to tell you about the Kind Campaign from Keep collective and the piece's my Designer Jenn created I honestly fell in love with this collection. The inspiring words and positive messages the collection as just touched my heart. Hopes that women and girls wear them and show kindness where ever they are in the world spend the word and be good to one another.

This is just a great cause for woman and girls to support each other. The reason this is so close to my heart as you know I have been through so much this past couple years with my health and without the encouraging words from my sister, mom, mother in law and friends it would of been a lot harder for me to cope with the harder times. It helped me to stay positive and know everything was going to be fine.I can't express how much every kind word meant to me.

Keep collective just as so many different keepers and keys so with your Designer you can pick out a piece that fits you and means something to you.I was touched by the jewelry I jumped at a chance to host a social. I was so happy to receive my keeper from Jenn. It was the black saddle keeper and my key placed on it said ( Believe ). She touched my heart when I opened it up its like she knew how I been feeling.Its been a rough couple of years and the word believe was the perfect word. I have linked Jenn's Site here keep collective so just click there and see all the meaningful jewelry. They have just put so much thought into the jewelry and makes you feel special. Here is a believe Keeper I really love it.

Black saddle keeper is so soft when you put it on,

Hope everyone is having a great day and thank you for stopping by and remember just believe.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016


I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day with your loved one's. I just wanted to share so fun times we had this week. First Julian showing his Fire truck he loves. lol

Our valentine's goodies from our loved ones. Daddy got me flowers and more goodies and Nana O made heart cup cakes that were so good. There is only one left now. lol.  Julian got his candy also and more. This time I got Julian some Dino Activity books and Activity pads for preschool.He really into doing his homework from school so I got him some fun activity pads so he can color and draw. Also this week I made Pirate outfit, My first time making a costume. Here it is ................lol

I had these pants and cut the bottoms and the shirt I find at savers and cut the selves. I also got the material for the belt for $ 1.99 at savers also. The hat is from target and it was $2.99. I saved money and made his outfit. He really loved it . I still can't believe I did it. Yay lol

Hope everyone as a great week ........ From our family to yours

Nicole xoxoxo

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Show Days

Hello Friends ,

We finally had snow on the mountains and went and made a snow man.. It was so fun and living in southern Arizona we never see snow. So Julian was so happy. Also my arm's were not hurting at all. Being in the cold they hurt when the weather gets cold. So I was really happy.

Also we took a day trip to Phoenix , Az and went to Ikea and loved it and I plan on doing a haul and I also found a photographer to take family photos and photos for my blog. I can't wait so after a get the photo's I can re design my blog... Yay. I hope everyone been staying warm its been so cold.

Enjoy so pictures we took of our snow day.

Hope everyone is having a great week
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Monday, January 11, 2016

New Year

Hope everyone had a great New Year we stayed in and drink Apple cider. lol But Julian stayed up with me. Julian, daddy and I made a list of things we want to work on. We want to work on our health and Julian wants to works on playing with his toys. lol

Blog update. I have been looking for someone to take photos for the blog. Once I have that then I can re do my page.

But I been loving reading everyone blogs again.

Photo from a Polaroid camera.... so cool This was Christmas Day so fun

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Very Long time gone from blogging and dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome

Hello to all my friends. If you are still out there I'm so sorry I have been gone. It's been a very long time and to be honest I never been able to blog like I wanted to since I started blogging.To start I never thought I was going to get so sick and have two surgeries and fight to have a normal life to be there for my Son and my family.I want to share a part of my story and hope you all can understand why I been gone. I had my first surgery Nov of 2014. But a week before my grandpa passed away but I could not move the date of my surgery. I was so heart broken but i went on with the surgery, Couple of days after I got out of the hospital for almost a week in there, I went to grandpa's funeral. My dear cousin came over to help me get ready because I was in so much pain. I had a pain pump that was put in me to control the pain . But it looked like a purse an ugly purse. I was so happy my cousin was there for me that day.

After that it was a long recovery time. I know I would have to set the date for my second surgery because you can't do both arms at the same time. I can explain why I had surgeries in a simple way because it's a long story. I have thoracic outlet syndrome with I talked about before here before.I was getting no blood flow to both arms and it causes great pain. If I was not to have the surgeries I was in high rick to get blood clots also and lose my arms. Also the pain was getting worse everyday and I made the choose to do this because everything else I tried to control the pain did not work.

So I want back ro work in Jan 2015 but part time. But my other arm was getting worse and I needed to have surgery again. So I had surgery in April 2015, I had Julian 4th B day party early so I can enjoy it for him. Mean while I told my job of almost 10 years I needed to have surgery again and they let me go due to me leaving to have surgery. I was so upset and now I have no job. But that's another story. I went forward with surgery and I was the hospital for a whole week. So again the recovery time was long.

I wanted to share my story so many times but I felt I was just sharing I'm sick again no one wants to keep hearing that and I was dealing with my dear grandpa passing and my family was dealing with me because I could not take care of myself and my partner did not support me like I wanted it was had for him and did not know who to deal with me being ill for so long... So its better now and days but it's hard a times. I lost friends during this time and family members did not understand what was going on. It was hard you want to tell your loves ones whats going on but I was trying to deal with all of this myself. So I stopped blogging and everything else. Just keep to myself and started to heal even more and focus on my family.

So this past Nov a year and couple days after grandpa passed my best friend my grandma passed away. now my world is upside down. I just want to know why so much pain in the last couple of years. Because in between the passing of them I had other family members pass. I share all of this because I decided to keep my blog going on for real this time. I want to share my story with everyone and hope to help anyone. Grandma and grandpa would not want me to give up. They were great and always supported me with anything I did. I just want to really share my story and things I enjoy. My blog is going to change a bit. Julian will still be in my blog but now I want to share my story in more detail and tell everyone no matter what there is light at the end of the tunnel. I'm got many things I'm thinking about to share. When I get a better idea of how I'm going to share I will let you know. I do plan i changing the design of the blog again and start fresh in the next month or two. I also will be back to reading all my blogger friends blogs again because I do miss reading all of your blogs. Gives me great joy to see how everyone as been doing and watching everyone grow.

Again Thank you for reading and supporting me and hope you can stuck around with me and my new journey.  xoxo Nicole

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Today is May 20th A month after my second surgery. living with Thoracic outlet syndrome(TOS) (update)

Hello my friends today is one month to the day I had my second surgery it was on April 20 2015.
It as been a long road. I'm still recovering and have a lot of pain. But in time it will get better. Everything just needs time to heal. It's going to take months. But this time around I can walk before on the first surgery this time I could not walk normal at all. I would drag my feet slow because I was so weak. I'm weak but better then the first time. I'm so happy to have my life back. Ready to be there for Julian like I really want. Ready for him to see a healthy mamma.  Its hard to type right now because my left side hurts really bad. But I wanted to tell everyone I'm ok and thank for your sweet comments and support. Its been hard but I'm happy and I would  do it all over again, before if i thought about the future all I could think about is the pain in my body. Now I think of all the things I can't wait to do and looking forward to spending good times with Julian and loved ones. Because my pain is better and in time will be gone, Before I did not know if it was ever going to go. Now I have hope. Doctor says he is amazed on how I look now. When I first came to him I looked sad and broken. Now I have a glow and you can see happiness in my face. Thank you again and I'm happy to share my story and help anyone. Day by day that all you have to do.
This is before my first Surgery I had 11-10-2014. This was at my worse.

Hospital room after my second surgery 

My heart monitor they had to keep close eye on my heart rate
because they removed
about an inch of my first left rip and were working close to my heart

My table what I mess. My flower Julian and Nana give me so cute.

couple days after still in the hospital.. lol look a mess

still a mess 

My bed I sleep in for 5 days. 5 long days trying to sleep. But it my last day

This was about a little more then a week ago. Julian completes 1st Year preschool. We were so happy

The reason I shared my pictures was because no matter what you go through it will get better . Everyday is still hard but like I said I finally look forward to the future was no pain. I'm not there yet but it will come...  HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT DAY ..POST REAL SO AGAIN

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