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.

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Enjoy the rest of your day.

New month + New stuff

New month + New stuff

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Oh hey Bella!

Happy Friday !

I’m just going to be honest, I’m a complete moron when it comes to building a web page.  A total and complete

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I put in hours of work before I realized the new format wasn’t going to be compatible with all devices. Hours. And Hours. And Hours.  Can I not just hire someone to come sit with me for a few days and get it all figured out? Maybe a cleaning lady that really knows her stuff? 2 for 1? 😉

I want to try a couple of new things with you guys. When I was doing this about a year ago I received a lot of questions about different things from products, to my kids, to my favorite toilet paper (I can provide proof 😉 etc…

I want to start hearing from you all again because we all know how much I loooovveeedd it. Send me your questions and I will feature one in my next post! You can either post your questions on my Facebook page , the comment section of this blog, or email me directly at honestlycarrie411@gmail.com.

 The next thing I want to do is start featuring “That 1 thing I possibly couldn’t do life without” item (because I’m dramatic and those really do exist).  Then I want to hear what your can’t live life without item would be because chances are we all need it too 🙂

So, let’s start today and do this every Friday 👍

We will call it…..

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My Slippers!

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I know, super boring but they are AMAZING. My feet stay cold so they are the first thing I put on when I get home and the first thing on when I roll out of bed. You will even see me at the mailbox in July when it’s 99 degrees outside with these precious babies on. They have been around awhile and are really worn but they are perfect!!

Women’s UGG Dakota Slipper

On sale $69 (reg $99)

Yes, they are pricey. Stupid pricey, even on sale. Like REALLY stupid pricey.  But I mentioned they were perfect, right?  You can wear them inside or outside which is great. IF I had to give one negative it would be the ties come untied from time to time and for a $69 pair of slippers i’d like the things to at least tie themselves back if they are going to do that. They dont 🙄

 I found these Lugz on Amazon for $15.99. One review says they are cozy but too tight. This is probably true. When you first put them on they feel very snug but it doesnt take long for the fur to calm down. Patience and faith people. Mine are actually slipping a little now. Sad, but true. 😦  Another option, these Minnetonka’s

They are $27.99 on Amazon with 5 star reviews. Caleigh’s slippers are identical to mine only the Minnetonka brand and she loves them 🙂

So…….if you don’t own a pair of cozy slippers please, please  stop being so cruel to yourself. 😉

Enjoy the rest of your evening !!!