Zoey’s 5th B*Day Party Recap

IMG_6523 Zoey’s 5th birthday party was very exciting! But oh, what a week surrounded it. Hopefully soon I can share the details of March 20-26, because it has been insane… by far the weirdest 7 days of my life. But, I digress. Zoey’s birthday was wonderful and I’m so thankful for those who celebrated with her. We decided to try an ice skating party since she wanted the theme to be FROZEN, like every other little girl her age. Ice skating just seemed like the most logical solution and I’m so glad we tried it!

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Today, She’s 5

Oh, the tears I’ve shed leading up to this very day. Today, at 4:19 PM CST, my sweet little Peach turns 5 years old.

One week old in NICU. The glow is the blanket they use for jaundice.

One week old in NICU. The glow is the blanket they use for jaundice.

After a crazy battle with vasa previa and lots of preterm labor (which you can read about here), she was finally delivered safely to us. Unfortunately, she continued to struggle in NICU until we could bring her home on April 18, but she succeeded!

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Tomorrow, We Celebrate

I know I keep talking about Zoey turning 5, but ya’ll, this is dramatic.

I’m totally emotional about this whole “turning 5″ thing. Sometimes I catch myself boohooing in rush hour on the way to work because a song will come on the radio that will remind me of the summer that she was 15 months old. Her chubby little thighs were kicking in the kiddie pool while she inhaled her first ice cream sandwich. She would stumble all over the yard in her cute little bucket hat, point to the trees and babble, attempt to chase the cat and stumble constantly.

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7 Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil

7 Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil

I love coconut oil! It is a major multi-purpose product that is a must have in every home. Unless, of course, you’re allergic to coconut… then you should probably stay far, far away from it.

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. It is a liquid when warm and a solid when cool. It can go back and forth between the two as well, which is pretty cool. It was once harder to find in the average grocery store, but now it seems to be everywhere, which is extremely convenient for those of us who love the stuff!

We use coconut oil for many purposes, but I wanted to snapshot my favorite ways to use it. Some you may already know about, some may be surprises! At any rate, these are my 7 favorite uses for coconut oil!

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Sometimes You Just Don’t Know What to Say

Normally, I’m full of words. I know exactly what I want to say and how I want to say it. But now? Right now?

I got nothin’.

I feel like there is so much I want to say about infertility and PCOS… about where we stand (and don’t stand) with moving forward. I just can’t seem to compose the thoughts into coherent sentences.

Sometimes I feel very defeated. This month is the official 3-year mark of TTC #2. And I don’t know what to think about that. I don’t know what to say. I knew it was coming… it’s been “nearly 3 years” for a while now… but now it’s here.

Three years.

Last weekend, someone told me I’m young and still have plenty of time to conceive so I shouldn’t worry.

Sometimes silence is just fine. So today, I’m choosing silence.

Have a good weekend, friends.

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DIY Coconut Oil + Tea Tree Oil Treatment for Adult Acne

Please be sure to read my disclaimer at the end of this post. 

Recently, I decided to try something totally new for my adult acne. Having PCOS, I get hormonal breakouts a lot, sometimes cystic breakouts (ouch!) and my skin seems to change with the seasons. In the winter, it’s extremely dry. Sometimes, it hurts quite a bit, actually. Not fun. In the summer, my skin runs more on the oily side so I may have to park this recipe on the bench during the warmer months.

I use coconut oil every day for eye make-up remover and looove it. We use it for a variety of other skin care uses as well, but a couple weeks ago I discovered something new and I wanted to share!

DIY Adult Acne Remedy

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