Cooking: Hot Chocolate (Traditional and Keto Style)

Ever since I can remember, my Momma would make us the best homemade hot chocolate.  It was always my favorite and so much better than that packaged stuff you can buy in the store.  Once on Keto, I really realized that her traditional version would not work for me, but a revised version sure would! …

Life: Christmas time is here!

Okay, so in my book if it’s not Halloween then it’s Christmas. I mean literally, the day after Halloween I am already chomping at the bit for Christmas music to be playing on the radio.  Thanks to Sirius radio, it was!  Totally in the holiday spirit and ready to go I began crafting my holiday…

Infertility: Second HSG Test

Here we go, the moment I haven’t been waiting for, the second HSG Test. I was hoping this day would never come, that I wouldn’t have to put myself through the immense pain of another HSG test all over again but I guess when the first one is inconclusive and your only other option is…

Life: Gifting Strategy

I definitely love giving gifts, even more so than receiving them.  I get excited just watching people open what I have gotten them, and seeing their reaction.  I really put thought into what I think people would like and listen to little queues throughout the year to determine what I should get them. I have…

Marriage: Communication (Fundamentals Series)

While we all know what communication is, or at least have an idea of what we think it is, I believe it is important to start with the definition first.  According to dictionary.com communication is: “the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech,    writing, or signs.” Now let’s soak that in for a moment… the definition alone outlines that there are different communication methods,…

Weight Loss: Progress Makes Perfect Pt. 2

I figured it was time for another progress update and while scrolling through inspirational Instagram weight loss accounts an idea came to me, I wanted to include a  picture of of Jon and I at our heaviest next to a photo of us now in the post.  So the hunt began and I feverishly looked…

Infertility: What does California think?

Are we in an episode of the Handmaids Tale or something?  No but seriously, I am a bit upset, not a bit, a lot! I was doing some research about infertility insurance coverage.  Basically I was trying to figure out if there was either a supplemental plan or better insurance plan altogether that we could…

Travel: Oh Hi, Ohio

Jon had to go to Ohio for work and since we dislike being apart from each other for any long period of time and the fact that I had never been to Ohio before, I decided to go with him. We booked a red eye flight that would get us into Cleveland early in the…

Weight Loss: Diary of a Fat Girl

I own it, I am fat, I was fat and I may always be what society deems as fat and I am okay with that.  There is a stigma among fat people and we all know it but this post is not about that. Through my weight loss journey I have come across some things…

Infertility: Common Misconceptions

Information is key to understanding the world of infertility and how to be an empathetic friend or family member to those who are suffering with this disease. Infertility does not mean that a person can never have children. Taken directly from resolve.org –  Infertility, as defined by The International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies…