Counting down to Valentine’s Day

Counting down to Valentine’s Day

Happy Tuesday!!

Yesterday was a big day for me!!!!

For those of you that don’t know, I went into surgical menopause at a young age. The doctors words – I went to sleep on the operating table a 31-year-old woman and when I woke up a few hours later, I was 60. I didn’t expect to lose my ovaries during that operation so I wasn’t prepared. How do you even prepare for that though?

It’s been 7 years.

Doctor after doctor.

I still thank God for my health every single day. I know I could have it a lot worse. I’m nothing special here it’s just the hand I have been dealt and I’m dealing the best I can. You never know the impact your hormones have on your livelihood until you can’t seem to balance them. Adding 30+ years on to your body while you are asleep and then waking up still trying to live like you’re 30 is nearly impossible. The fatigue is unreal, the anxiety is like nothing I’ve ever experienced, the hair loss, weight fluctuations, mood swings, no sleep (oh how I miss sleeping), etc….I feel bad for my husband and kids, not for myself.  I’m not the same person I once was and frustration is the best word I can come up with right now.

However….

Yesterday I found hope again.

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I’ve never been more optimistic than I am this very moment. 🙏

Come on, you know we all look better with a Snapchat filter.

Enough about me!!

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7 more shopping days people. That’s 7 more days if you exclude the actual day of because surely no one other than my husband waits until then?

If I’m being honest I could not care any less about this day.  Sure it can be special and sweet and lovey dovey. And, I would be lying if I said I didn’t expect a gift 😉 BUT, just a small gift. Something that shows effort. I like effort. Effort makes me happy (I’m talking to you LP).  I’m perfectly happy with a homemade card. Is anyone else with me here?

Also for me, save money and skip the roses. Soooo expensive $$

Although, this is a bouquet I would be perfectly happy with.

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Be still my heart.

I saw this online and it screams my name. I live for food of this kind 🙂

Old Navy has THESE cute tees that are perfect for anytime, not just Valentine’s Day. The reviews are fantastic and right now they are marked down to $12.00. Enter code SWEET at checkout for 20% more off making them $9.60. I think I will 🙂

I was trying to think outside of the box for Valentine’s Day ideas because (again) I’m boring and I just don’t go crazy on this day.  I am apparently not good at this because I really didn’t get anywhere. So, I’m sticking with things I like.

One of my favorite things in this world…

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Anytime you need a gift idea for me you can’t go wrong with a good coffee mug. Did I say for me? My bad, I meant a gift idea for anyone 😉

Target has really cute mugs (because mugs can be cute) for Valentine’s Day for as little as $4.99.

I love THIS set of 2 for $9.99.

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I will share more (inexpensive) things I like throughout the week!

Thank you, Thank you to all that responded with ideas for topics! I love them all and will narrow it down and feature one this week! Thanks again !!!!

Also, don’t forget to tune in Friday.  I will be talking about my “Can’t live without cha” item! Be thinking about what your item is so you can share it with us!

I want to add, I know some of you don’t want to post on a public page. You can always share thoughts and ideas with me at honestlycarrie411@gmail.com . If I end up featuring your idea you will remain anonymous!

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along on this journey! It’s really good to be back and talking with you all again.

Don’t forget! The more followers I have the more giveaways I can offer!

I ♥ giveaways!

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Enjoy the rest of your day.

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