So its football Sunday, which means I have to shut my mouth for the next few hours so this is usually when I pick up my computer and aimlessly blog. My husbands amazing Aunt Farrah (for all who know her, she really is the bees knees) recently asked for our Christmas list. I at the time, had already given what I really wanted to my parents and Adams parents but then I started to think real hard at stuff that I recently have had my eye on but didn’t want to purchase for myself for fear that Adam would lock me in the closet under the stairs for buying MORE beauty related crap. So asking for it for Christmas (even if it’s a little on the spendy side) is always the way to go. You can always cross your fingers and wish for a miracle.
Side note: No Christmas is not about gifts, it’s about spending time with family and loved ones and remembering the birth of Baby Jesus. BUT to me, Christmas is also about finding that perfect gift for the person you love and watching their face light up cause you know that you f’n nailed gift giving. So, before I get a nasty comment about being all about gifts, trust me, I’ll be the first to say that giving gifts is more fun than receiving them…unless they open it up and you can see it in their face that you DID NOT nail the gift…and that’s when you make up the excuse “sooo, yeah here’s the receipt I couldn’t find what you were talking about so I thought that I’d just take a gamble….no no…it’s totally cool if it’s not you, I am not offended”. (then you get in the car after Christmas and you repeatedly beat yourself up over screwing up) At least that’s what I do because I have anxiety and if I even mess up a conversation with someone I will replay it in my head over and over and wish upon a star that I can go back in time and not say that extremely inappropriate response. So. End side note.
While brainstorming gifts for Farrah, I found a few things that indeed, I did want, and eventually will get for myself but in time because they are out of our budget as of now.
I’ve read many reviews about diffusers for Essential Oils (I’m partial to DoTerra) and you can type into Amazon DoTERRA essential oil diffuser and you will come up with many different diffusers like….
Which reading the reviews, you can decide for yourself what you are looking for. I wanted something durable and pretty basic looking, and a little cheaper so, that my preference.
Along with the diffuser I sent her some links to some oils that I’ve been interested in.
Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange releases an energizing, citrusy aroma.
- Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
- Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
- Immune-enhancing benefits
- Energizing and revitalizing to the mind and body
Clary Sage is known for its mood-lightening properties and ability to ease monthly menstrual cycles.
- Trusted by women to soothe monthly discomfort associated with menstrual cycles
- Helps balance hormones
- Used to lift and lighten mood
dōTERRA Clary Calm helps women manage the symptoms of PMS and the transitional phases of menopause in a natural, effective way.
- Features a blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Palmarosa, Carrot Seed, and Vitex essential oils
- Helps balance hormones
- Provides temporary respite from cramps, nausea, hot flashes, and emotional swings
More commonly called “tea tree,” Melaleuca has 90 different compounds and limitless applications.
- Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
- Promotes healthy immune function
- Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
My sister and I have talked about becoming sellers of DoTERRA, so we will see how this plays out. You can purchase them on Amazon as well.
I also randomly found this that I could totally use…you can always have cat mats around!! This is from F21.
This next wish list item is like the holy grail. Temptu Airbrush Make Up Kit is something I heard about first from my favorite blogger ever, Cara Loren, her actual blog is here … I could go on and on about her but she has some tutorials up on the airbrush system and I’ve always wanted to try it. So basically, it’s an airbrush system that according to the website is breathable, buildable, long wearing, paraben free, noncomedogenic, and hypo-allergenic. It gives you obviously, an airbrush finish with relatively easy to apply instructions. There is a shade finder to resort to here. Studying this, I feel that I fall into the Warm Ivory category, I would choose the champagne highlighter, (I’m not a fan of really warm tones on my face so I wouldn’t use the gold or bronzers) and Pink Peony for the blush. This is just the starter kit so I would recommend going safe and getting colors you know you will like and then branching out. Again, I do not have this system but it’s on my wish list and I think it would be an amazing product to try, as it has had rave reviews.
I apologize again for all my items being relatively expensive but like I said, you can always cross your fingers and wish. My last wish list is make up, again, and I can’t remember if I already blogged about it, but I joked with my husband about him getting it for me when I reached 10,000 views, but he claims all I get is a sandwich for some reason. SO. He’s a butthole. I’ve been really looking into the Morphe brushes ever since Jaclyn Hill started raving about them. I found a full set for about $150, and as I go to post the link I see that they are sold out. I will now pout….please excuse me.
Okay, so looks like I will not be receiving this, however, it’s still very pretty to look at. *still pouts*
So like I said, spendy, but it’s a wish list and I let my husbands aunt know that money is just fine as it will be put towards one of these items.
Tomorrow is my cystoscopy, and knock on wood, my bladder has gotten loads better than it was. I still have days where I think I’m going to rip it out, go crazy, and break down but I have been using the Lemongrass essential oil from DoTERRA and I rub it onto my skin where my bladder would be (about two drops and rub it in using a counterclockwise motion) Lemongrass is used to treat cystis and bladder conditions like infections. I do not have an infection but I do it anyways. Adam enjoys me smelling like lemon pledge all day. You can also rub it on the bottom of your feet, which I haven’t done yet so we will see what the cysto says tomorrow (cysto is my slang for cystoscopy) and move on from there.
I also have an appointment with an endocrinologist in Des Moines January 19. His name is Dr. Bhargava MD, MBA, CDE FACP, FACE. Lots of letters behind that name. My mom had an appointment with him and gave him a summary of what I’ve been going through and my thyroid numbers. His first question was “does she want kids?” and my mom explained my miscarriage and he said that I needed to be seen as soon as possible. I was actually going to the bathroom when I answered the phone and my mom said, you just have to call, I was your referral, he wants to see you. So in the midst of my pee stream, I started shouting “YES!! BOOM BITCHES! SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH ME!” Trust story. I haven’t been that optimistic in a long time. So my journey continues.
Yesterday I had the amazing opportunity to work with a fellow teacher at my preschool Lauren Everhard and take some pictures for my new website, which my brother said he is going to start working on today. Some pictures are up on her facebook page, and this is her website http://www.laureneverhardphotography.com/ . I will be posting another post later today hopefully with what I used to create my look for this shoot. This is the first of many shoots I hope to upload, I think a shoot every two months (professional shoots) is do-able to start out, then maybe I can teach my husband how to photograph decently and get a better camera 😛 Everything is up in the air right now and I’m optimistic about the future both with my health and my blogging endeavors.