Thursday, December 19, 2013

FAQ: Why Do I Write My Personal Situations On The Web

I have several people asking me why do I blog, why do I put my personal situations and pictures on the web. Some say that it’s not good to let the whole world know when I’m suffering or when I’m happy.  Well here is the answer:

For starters I love writing, everybody knows that.  When I was in my teenage years I use to write poetry and I had a diary.  And at times when I’m happy or sad about any situation in particular I tend to write in my Notes App on my Iphone.  So when it was time to move from Puerto Rico, I knew I would have so much time in my hands that I wanted to use it in something.  And that’s when I created this blog. 

At the beginning it was short and meaningless (I saw it more as a public diary); but when I started having problems TTC, and I saw I was not alone in this; that there were so many woman out there with my similar situation I focused more on letting my emotions lose.  Through this blog I have met so many woman that I pray for each day and that I know that our “Miracle Baby” (that’s what I call my future baby will be in our arms sooner or later. 

So there it is I write to let go of my emotions.  

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SensatioNail, Sally Hansen & OPI Gel Nail Review

Being busy all the time, between work, hubs, house, fur baby, well it was very hard for me to keep my nail polish looking fresh.  They use to tend to chip the next day due to dishes, and or cleaning.  And lets be real, I'm not going to be paying $25.00 dollars every two weeks to get gel nails because in my opinion $50 dollars a month can be used to pay some of my bills lol.  So, when my dear husband bought me the SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit (one of my early Christmas gifts) I was beyond excited.  

When I tried SensatioNail I was amazed with the gorgeous results.  And for all of you wondering YES it does last 2 weeks (in my case more).  And since I love changing my color I decided to buy different gel polishes from different brands such as OPI and Sally Hansen.  OPI can be purchased through Ebay or Amazon.  And all of them work exactly the same, and its the same process to apply.  I tend to like more OPI not because of the brand but because of the dark colors they have. 

  1. Apply a few drops of the Gel Cleanser to one of the included Lint-free Wipes and wipe each nail.
  2. Paint each nail with the Gel Primer and let air dry.
  3. Apply a thin layer of the Gel Base & Top Coat and “cure” your nails under the LED Lamp for 60 seconds.
  4. Paint on a thin layer of Gel Polish and cure nails under the LED Lamp for 60 seconds.
  5. Repeat step 4.
  6. Seal in color by applying a thin layer of the Gel Base & Top Coat and put your nails under the LED Lamp for 60 seconds.
  7. Repeat step 1 and you’re done!
So, if you ask me I give SensatioNail, Sally Hansen & OPI thumbs up. The starter kit can be purchased at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens you name it.  And if you run out of the Gel Cleanser, and Gel Base & Top Coat you may purchase them as well in these local stores or in the internet.  

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Friday, December 13, 2013

5 on Friday

Happy Friday the Thirteen for some reason every time the 13th falls in a Friday it reminds me of Jason lol.  Oh those good days with those horror movies.  My 5 on Friday will be recaps and soon to be happening :)

I had my jobs Christmas Dinner in a beautiful Country Club.  We had such a great time, laughing and joking with my coworkers.

I found these cute reindeer thingy’s at Target and decided to buy them for my fur baby Knela. To be honest I don’t think she liked them.  Her face says it all!!!

Ok seriously can it be February already, I sound like a little kid but I miss watching Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus ) I think he’s by far the best actor in the show and he’s a cutie too.  

My platoon had a Christmas gathering yesterday and Santa was there.  The kids that were there had a blast, even I was excited.  

I have a week to do our luggage, finish Christmas shopping and prepare everything for our vacation, and I haven’t done anything.  I’m so late!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Treating Absent Period & PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Naturally

A while back I decided to go natural on medications, treatments and that’s including healthy eating as well.  I had written about what I am using in a past blog Natural Fertility Treatment  and to be honest I have been getting my menstrual period monthly, which is a start because throughout my teenage years and a couple of months before I had started taking natural supplements I was very irregular.  This post is regarding some herbs, and treatments I’ve been doing and it’s also a little bit of information for those ladies out there that may be going through my same situation (infertility). 

Having a healthy cycle is a very important step to fertility, and being irregular decreases the possibility of getting pregnant.  An irregular period consists of many different reasons; such as stress, dietary deficiencies, and low body weight, getting off of birth control pills, hormonal imbalance, and PCOS. 

Here are some basics in how to treat both Absent Period and PCOS naturally:
Learn how to eat healthy with a whole food fertility diet or even a raw food diet. 

Be sure you are getting enough of the following:

Iron – Woman who do not get sufficient amounts of iron may suffer anovulation (lack of oculation) and poor egg health.  You can get iron with organic bison, chicken, eggs, beef, salmon, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, beans, dark leafy greens, seaweed and quinoa.
Vitamin C – Improves hormone level and increases fertility.  You can get a great source of vitamin C by consuming red bell peppers, oranges, strawberries and hibiscus flower tea.  You can also include kale, collard greens, parsley, and basil. 
Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3, Flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, sardines, halibut, shrimp, snapper, scallops, chia seeds and cod liver oil.
Clean Cholesterol Foods – Grass-fed Beef, raw milk, whole milk yogurt, coconut oil.
Fiber – Fiber helps remove excess hormones from the body and regulate the blood sugar level which helps to reduce fertility issues such as PCOS.  You may consume fresh fruits, vegetables, dark leafy greens and beans.

Herbs to Promote Menstruation
CAUTION:  It is extremely important to rule out pregnancy prior to beginning any herbs for fertility, especially those to bring back a menstrual cycle. Using while pregnant may potentially cause a miscarriage!

Black Cohosh Root – this has been used for years to bring on a menstrual period.
Dong Quai Root (Angelica sinensis) –It works by promoting blood flow to the pelvis where it will stimulate an absent or scanty period.  It also helps building blood for the body. 
White Peony (Paeonia officinalis) – Helps build blood and increase circulation to the reproductive organs. 
Motherwort – Mildly stimulating to the uterus while calming nerves and stress
Now if you’re like me (I hate drinking different kinds of teas or pills, you can visit the website Natural Fertility Shop and purchase Rejuvaflow.  It contains all of these herbs in just one bottle. And all you would have to do is take 60 drops 3 times a day with a glass of water prior to menstruation. You can also read all of their information; this site has been a blessing in my life. 

Herbs to Promote Menstruation & Fertility
These herbs would be used once the first menstrual period comes back:

Vitex – Helps support hormonal balance.  It has been found to help normalize ovulation and support healthy hormone levels and reduce PCOS.  You can take 2 capsules in the mornings the entire month.
Maca – Nourishing food for the endocrine system.  You may take this the entire month. 
Royal Jelly – 1 or 2 teaspoons a day.  If you are allergic to bees DO NOT TAKE

Herbs to Help PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Cinnamon – You can use 1 tsp. in smoothies
Vitex – Helps support hormonal balance.  It has been found to help normalize ovulation and support healthy hormone levels and reduce PCOS. 


Balance your daily protein with equal amount of good carbohydrates such as whole grain and sprouted grain.
Make sure the proteins you are eating are complete and organic. 
Avoid foods that have high glycemic such as sugar and starch foods (pancakes, syrups, sugar, white potatoes, jams, scones, white bread, pasta).
Eat a diet high in fiber
Eat organic
Quit coffee
Eat 5 meals a day
Exercise 30 minutes 5 days a week

When To See A Doctor

If you have not had a period for 3 consecutive cycles or more, it is time to make an appointment with your OB/GYN.  The majority of the doctors prescribe birth control pills to regulate a cycle.  So this will prevent pregnancy for those trying to conceive.  

For more information on natural supplements and natural fertility treatments you can visit the website Natural Fertility Info; in this page you will find a lot more information of what I have provided here.  

Have a beautiful and blessed day!!!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

A Letter To My Unborn Baby

My sisters and the majority of my family know me well, they know how much I love to write, I had a notebook of poems written by me and I also had a diary where I would write every detail of my life (and oh boy I got in trouble plenty of times) lol.  Anyway, I wrote a while back a letter to my unborn future baby. The day I wrote this I poured my heart out, and as I wrote it tears would come down. But anyway I thought I would share this in my blog. Please excuse my errors if any.  This letter was written in Spanish and I translated it.  It took me a while so that it can come out good. 

Dear Baby,

At this point I may say that I’m anxiously waiting for you.  I don’t know if you will be conceived by me or if you will be conceived by someone else.  Sometimes I’m as positive as any believer in Christ, others I’m just angry, disappointed or crying.  What helps me throughout these difficult times is your daddy.  He is the most positive man I have ever met.  And believe me he desired you as much as I do. 
We have been trying on our own for over a year and we decided that it is time to take new alternatives since we are in our 30’s.  We don’t want you to think we are your grandparent’s lol. 

So, I just want you to know that I love you and I will always love you.  It doesn’t matter if I get to conceive you or if you are conceived by someone else I will love you forever.  And daddy and mommy will try to be the best parents for you.  I pray and I’m literally begging for you my little angle.  And I can’t wait for that day that I can have you in my arms and I can protect you, I can teach you how to give your first steps and of course how to say mommy first.  Then you can say daddy lol. 

Just so you know you will be so proud of your daddy, because he is a soldier that protects our country.  I am honored to call him my husband.  And well you will be delighted to have me as your mommy because I am beautiful, intelligent and a hard worker.
Sometimes I picture you having those beautiful freckles that your daddy has, with beautiful red hair and my big eyes.  I have secretly named you because we already have picked out the name you will have if you are a boy or a girl. 

I really hope I get to meet you soon, I hope that you become a dream come true, because between you and me, you are always in my thoughts. 



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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Advent Calendar

Las night I was talking to my very special friend Yesenia (Broken2Beyoutiful) about how I felt the need of having Christ completely in my life.  To be honest, there are times where I feel empty and I know He's calling me so that I can give Him my all.  I've been following different bloggers because in a certain way they inspire me.  And today Darci from The Good Life Blog wrote about the Advent Calendar.  Now, if you're like me; I have to admit I did not know what Advent meant, so I started to do my research on my best friend Google lol.  For those of you that do not know what it means here's the definition:

Advent, is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas.  It was historically known as “little Lent”, because Lent, is a time of repentance, with prayer, fasting and confession.   Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas (Sunday, December 1, 2013), and is 24 days long. 

It can be done by a variety of ways such as Advent Calendars, singing songs, reading a daily devotional about Christmas, etc. It is just basically anything that can celebrate the actual meaning of Christmas which is the birth of Jesus.

Each year I have been expecting Christmas, but for the wrong reasons.  I wanted the party, the dancing, the family reunions, the gifts.  Everything that didn’t have a true significance of the “holiday”. 

Anyway, for the first time, I want to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with my husband.  So, I downloaded a daily reading for advent called “Good News of Great Joy” by John Piper.  We will use this Devotional along with praying.  Since like I mentioned I was suppose to begin last Sunday, tonight I will be covering for the days I didn’t do.  And I will be taking the devotional with me during our vacations.  
Like I said at the beginning of this post, my heart desires to be closer to Christ.  This does not mean I’m changing the person I am, because I’m not.  But we sure are going to start some modifications in our lives and in our marriage.  My faith has never been strong, I have been dealing with this issue for years now, but I feel this is my time.  And we both want to build a spiritual foundation in our marriage.  

So please share with me how you celebrate the Advent!!!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Bucket List

For some reason every every November I start doing my Resolution List.  This year 2013 was a good year for me; between marriage, moving and a good job I can say I accomplished a 65% of my goals [2013 New Years Resolution Review] .  This year I have decided to do something different.  I have created my own Bucket List that will last more than a year I’M SURE OF THAT lol.  So I have divided my Bucket List in different Categories and this is with what I came up with:

John 10:10 “…I have come that you may have life, and live it to the fullest.”

1. Acupuncture 
2. Be debt free
3. Bungee Jump
4. Carve a pumpkin
5. Carve our names in a tree (yes I'm like a child lol)
6. Celebrate our fifth year anniversary 
7. Complete 5 furniture make over
8. Decorate my apartment
9. Dedicate time to my friends
10. Do a body cleanse (3 Day Juicing) 
11. Do a charity work
12. Donate clothing (Some of our clothing was donated to Dominican Republic)
13. Donate toys to the children
14. Eat a raw diet
15. Eat less meat (time to become a veggie) (Only been eating fish since Sept 2015)
16. Establish a family tradition 
17. Exercise more
18. Fill a journal with prayers
19. Fly first class
20. Fly in a hot air balloon
21. Get a degree
22. Get a professional body massage
23. Get married by Church
24. Give Blood (if I'm ever aloud too)
25. Go on a cruise with the hubster
26. Go on a Safari
27. Go on a spontaneous road trip
28. Go on an international mission trip (for longer than a week)
29. Go Parasailing with Husband
30. Go sailing
31. Go to a basketball game
32. Go to a Drive-In
33. Go to an aquarium
34. Go to church more often
35. Go to Disneyland with Husband
36. Go to Europe and several other countries  
37. Go to Israel
38. Go to the theaters on my own
39. Go to the World Cup
40. Have a baby (Prayers Please)
41. Have a wine collection
42. Have drinks at an ice bar
43. Have my portrait (Boudoir)
44. Have our portrait painted
45. Helicopter Ride
46. Hold a monkey
47. Host a dinner
48. Indoor Skydive
49. Kiss in the rain
50. Learn Italian
51. Learn to play an instrument
52. Lose 15-20 pounds
53. Make a flower arrangement
54. Make a handmade greeting card
55. Make ice cream 
55. Map places we've been too
56. Master a new language
57. Meet someone famous
58. Milk a Cow
59. Move to a gated community
60. Name a Star
61. Own a fabulous pair of designer shoes
62. Own a home
63. Own a pair of Tory Burch sandals/flats
64. Paddle-board
65. Permanent Administrative Position (I have to thank God He listened to my prayers)
66. Photography Lessons
67. Pick fruits from a tree
68. Plan a girls night out
69. Plan date nights with my hubster
70. Put my blog pretty Thanks to Victoria 
71. Read the Bible & Pray more
72. Ride a mechanical bull
73. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
74. Rock Climbing
75. Run a Half Marathon
76. Sail on a Boat
77. See a Broadway show
78. See a Las Vegas Show
79. Send a message in a bottle
80. Send someone anonymous gifts
81. Set up an emergency fund
82. Shooting Range
83. Sit front roll at a fashion show
84. Snow Tubing
85. Snowboarding with Husband
86. Spend a day at a resort spa
87. Sponsor a child
88. Stand under a waterfall
89. Start a charity
90. Start my own business
91. Stay in an underwater hotel
92. Swim with dolphins
93. Take a road trip on my own
94. Take poll dance classes
95. Touch a pyramid (Mexico)
96. Tour a lighthouse 
97. Tour a vineyard
98. Try 5 New Restaurants in our area
99. Visit 5 new States
100. Visit a Buddhist Temple
101. Visit a ghost town
102. Visit Paris 
103. Volunteer work
104. Walk for Breast Cancer (October)
105. Walk on a nude beach
106. Watch a sunrise 
107. Whitewater Raft
108. Write my life story (I think it's what I'm doing with my blog)
119. Yoga
110. Zip Line Ride
111. Zombie Escape Run 

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Recap

I hope you all had a beautiful, peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving Day.  As for me I have to admit that I am proud of myself.  I seasoned our Turkey, and I did Corn Pudding for the first time.  And I'm glad that everybody loved it.  We had a get together at my brother in law's house.  We all gave thanks and we stuffed ourselves.  After dinner the hubs wanted to go to Walmart and we got a couple of stuff for the house.  He also wanted to get the Christmas Spirit started at our place and although we will not be spending Christmas in NC I let him get our first Christmas Tree.  It's simple yet makes our living room look nice and cozy.  So, here's a lil view of what went on.  

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