Monday, November 24, 2014


A little something to make  you smile

Happy Monday!!! Wow November is almost over that means I get to see hubby really soon.  
I had to work on both jobs so I didn't do anything; but my mother sent me a pic of my nephew since they were celebrating the discovery of Puerto Rico! 
On Saturday after work I headed to Raleigh with my bestie Jules to celebrate her 25th birthday.  After we got ready at the hotel we went to Noir Bar & Lounge.  We had a great time and great memories.  I will miss this blondie so much.

This was the end result at 2:30 in the morning.  And yes she gave me the finger gesture lol. 
Sunday was rest day for me.  I haven't drink so much in a while but we had so much fun it was totally worth it all.  I stood all day at home since the weather was so nasty raining all day.  I played with my fur baby and then I get another text message from my mom where she was showing me that they did "pasteles" it's a typical food we do for Thanksgiving and Christmas made out of plantain, meat and other stuff.  It is delicious and I will definitely miss out this Christmas on these.  
I was hiding from her - she's my little stalker I love her.

Linking up for the first time with Biana!!!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Infertility Lately…

Since hubby turns out to be returning in December once he graduates, I decided to schedule a meeting with my OBGYN to discuss any ttc alternatives before we PCS (Permanent Change of Station).  Since I was late on my cycle I began medroxyprogesterone last thursday evening and will continue for 10 days.  He also prescribed a higher dose of Synthroid because although in the labs they came out normal the number he wants me to reach for my infertility treatment needs to be a little bit higher than what it actually is at this moment; and Metformin which I also started last thursday.  I was kind of skeptical with Metformin because of all the reviews of the side effects. 

My Opinion on Metformin

My doctor suggested to do the Paleo Diet funny thing is I was suppose to start when I found out I had hypothyroid.  I’m taking my health a little more serious this time so this time I’m actually eating healthy no sugars or carbohydrates to see how it goes.  Have I cheated?  Yes I think twice since I started last week with Metformin.  I ate a slice of pizza on one day and on another day I drank a Caramel Macchiato which I regret 10 minutes later.  I can swear to you 10 minutes later I had cramps and I had really bad diarrhea (yes I said it DIARRHEA).  So if I ever decide to cheat again I’ll make sure I’m at my house.

I’ll be providing a complete review once I hit a month with Metformin. 

Now to the real topic INFERTILITY!  Once my cycle begins I have to call my doctor and let him know and from there he will decide if we are going with Femara and just try naturally (sexual intercourse) or one more cycle of IUI. 

For now I’m just waiting for CD1 and my bae to get here already!!!

Side Note:  For all my special ttc sisters that has struggles either with miscarriages or BFN's I just want to let you know that Nothing is Wasted in the Hands of Our Redeemer we will have our miracle baby.

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I hope all you ladies have a wonderful weekend.  

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

I just wanted to take a moment to wish some of my family members, all those soldiers out there including my amazing husband a Happy Veterans Day.  For all those that have risked their life for the United States of America and beyond.  Not only do they deploy to go to war but they also deploy to help others. 
His first deployment he had such a baby face
Helping out after 2010 Haiti Earthquake 

I would have never thought that being married to my hubs was going to be a hard job.  It’s not easy when he has to be away from our home for months, praying every day that each of them return back safe, crying your heart out when he’s on a mission and you don’t know if he’s okay or not.  

 At the end I’m so happy that I get to call this man my husband, I’m glad that I get to tell him everyday how much I love him, he’s my sunshine, he’s my husband, he’s my soldier.  And I’m extremely happy of all that he has done.  I admire how much he loves his career and how hard he tries to continue to grow in what he does.

 Happy Veterans Day !!!

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Monday, November 10, 2014


To me every Monday is a new day to start fresh.  Waiting for all the blessings God will provide for me during this whole new week.  This past weekend was a very good one for me, I had Saturday and Sunday off from my part time job and I had a chance to rest and share with my bestie.  But enough talking… here’s a recap of my weekend.
 On Friday I had to go to work I had the closing shift so when I went home to change and walk Knela I had the opportunity to embrace this beautiful view.


We had our yearly Pig Pickin at my full time job.  Having the opportunity to share with my co workers in my opinion is one of the greatest memories I will carry with me once we PCS from Fort Bragg.

Doesn't this look so delicious.

 The best boss I have ever had.
This lady is like a second mother to me.  She has fed me and taken care of me ever since I started working with her.

Amazingly good.

Sunday was rest day, errand day and then I had dinner with the bestie, some wine and of course our favorite show "The Walking Dead".  Weekend went by so fast I just need a couple of more days to rest.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

5 On Friday

Happy Friday!!! From left to right…

[1] – Mofongo! This is my favorite Puerto Rican dish it’s made out of fried plantain and I had me some on Wednesday.  I was in food heaven.  

[2]  Tomorrow (Saturday) at my full time job we are having a Pig Pickin and well this was the delicious pig we ate last year and I’m so looking forward for tomorrow.

[3] – Christmas Party!!! Last year I went with my hubs; unfortunately this year I will be alone but I will have the opportunity to share with my coworkers for one last time. 

[4 & 5] – Today I’ve had so many complements on my hair, makeup and wardrobe.  All thanks to MAC and Express lol.

Jeans: Express
Sweater: Express
Shirt: Express
Shoes: MK
Rings: Wedding Ring & Pandora
Lipstick: MAC - Girl About Town

Have a Splendid Weekend 
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Goals

(Via Google Search)

October was the first time I decided to set goals for each month in order to accomplish things and/or keep myself busy.  I have to admit I had so much fun in October I can say it was a success but unfortunately not all my goals were achieved. Having two jobs is not as easy as I thought.  I barely have time in my hands.

October Goals

1. Send my mom a care package with her birthday gift and some goodies.
2. Send arrangement flowers to my grandparent’s grave.
3. Get Knela groomed.
4. Start meal prepping.
5. Begin shopping for Christmas gifts.
6. Do an all house clean up.
7. Go to a pumpkin patch.
8. Buy someone sunflowers.
9. Walk on a breast cancer awareness marathon.
10. Exercise at least 3 times a week.
11. Go zip lining with Jules.
12. Begin my day with prayer.
13. Buy some pumpkin scented candles.
14. Go to a haunted theme park.
15. Send my husband a care package 
16. Start my first shutterfly book (Fort Bragg, NC)
17. Dye my hair completely black. (Instead of black I went for a honey color)
18. Buy a coat for the winter.  (Thanks to Express for my employee discount lol)

19. Try not to eat dinner outside for this whole month.
20. Write my cousin an encouragement letter (he’s in a rehab program).
21. Rock some brown and burgundy lipsticks and nail polishes.
22. Begin a list of people I’ll send Christmas cards too.
23. Try and blog a Pinterest recipe.
24. Start a financial planning (thanks to Elena from Baby Ridley Bump).
25. Do a DIY Fall project.
26. Buy candies just in case I have kids knock on my door the 31st.
27. Switch out my closet for Fall, organize my jewelry and donate clothes I haven’t worn.
28. Schedule doctor’s appointments and make sure to go to each one.
29. Stick to my skin care routine. 

30. Try doing some pumpkin spice French macaroons. 
31. Celebrate Halloween.

(This was my makeup for Halloween didn't take many pics I wasn't feeling that good)

November is a new start for me: this time with fewer goals so that I can complete them.

Do an all house cleanup
Continue shopping for Christmas gifts
Bake pumpkin macaroons
Healthy Eating
Celebrate Friendsgiving
Exercise at least 2x a week
No eating out

Do you have any goals set for this month?

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