Monday, May 12, 2014

Little Happies -- The Day I Became Famous & Other Random Things


Happy Monday, everyone! I've got a handful of random Happies for ya today...


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After you receive a Stitch Fix, you type lots of info on what you liked and didn't like and send it off to Stitch Fix land, to help the stylists put together an even better Fix for you next time. In my most recent Fix review, I sent along a link to my Stitch Fix blog post and apparently the folks at SF Headquarters liked it because... they posted it on their Stitch Fix Review Blog!! Ahhhh!!! I'm (not really) famous!! Here's the link, if you'd like to see it for yourself. I just can't believe they featured my post! How fun!! :)


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The most thoughtful Mother's Day card I've ever read.

My sister is the sweetest. She kept texting me every day this week, "Have you checked your mail yet?" "Go check your mail!" "Why aren't you checking your mail?" Ha!! I could tell she was really anxious/excited for me to get a special something in the mail, and now I know why. She sent me the sweetest card I think I've ever received. Love, you sister!! Thanks for thinking of little ol' childless me on Mother's Day. You're the sweetest! <3



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I embraced Mother's Day this year, but instead called it Stephie's Day! The day started with me sleeping in (a childless-life luxury!), then drinking a delicious avocado smoothie. My husband got off of work super early (by 12:30pm... thank you for that awesome treat, God!) and we enjoyed the afternoon together. He took me out for cheese fries and froyo (not sorry) and even bought me a precious Stephie's-Day gift. He's thoughtful, that one. Every time I asked if we could do something -- watch Doctor Who, get froyo, cuddle, etc. -- he'd say, "Of course! It's Stephie's Day!" Just made me feel awesome on a day that would otherwise be pretty crumby. I can't wait to shower him with love on Johnny's Day (aka Father's Day to the rest of the world).

I also made sure to post kind words about every possible mother there is on facebook. I hope every woman who read it felt loved and celebrated, as truly all women deserve some special recognition on Mother's Day. Perhaps we should rename it Mothering Day?

To my mom, for all the love and support she's given to me and all my sibs since day 1...
To my mom-in-law, for welcoming me lovingly into the fam...
To my grandmas, who gave life to my awesome parents and love me in the ways only grandmas know how...
To ALL moms out there, especially my close friends, who mean a lot to me and know my heart...
To expectant moms, pregnant or waiting for that call from the adoption agency...
To birthmoms, for selflessly choosing life...
To all women who wish to be moms and are waiting patiently for their turn...
To all women who share their mothering care with the ones they love...
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We all deserve to celebrate today. Love to you all!


--four--


During that time of limbo, when I knew our profile was being shown but I didn't know whether or not we'd be picked, I needed some serious distractions. I was halfway to losing my mind. Enter: Divergent. This book was perfect for getting my mind off of my crazy life by letting me experience someone else's. While the writing style wasn't my favorite and the story was probably meant more for teenage girls, I liked it. It roped me in and kept me reading into the wee hours of the morning. And now, since both John and I have finished reading it, we're planning on going to see it on the big screen today! I hope it's good. And woohoo for a Monday afternoon date!


--five--

My sweet fam on our wedding day.

PEACE OUT, Memphis!! John and I are headed to Rhode Island on Tuesday for a 5-day getaway to my hometown. Can't wait to see my parents, siblings, niece, and new baby nephew... he's 3 months old and I haven't met him yet! Hold on, baby David! Auntie Stephie's coming!

It's going to be perfect. After we found out we didn't match with that baby, we decided it to go on a little vacation and get away from Memphis while it's still easy. Also, the baby would have been due this week, so it'll be nice to be surrounded by family and friends, to help us forget about what's not happening in our lives right now. So pumped to see everyone!


I hope today and the rest of your week is filled with many Happies! :)

18 comments:

  1. That is so so so neat that they featured your blog post. Nice job! Your sister is so thoughtful, love that card!

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    1. I had no idea there were Mother's Day cards meant for future mothers. How thoughtful of that card company! It makes me feel less left out. :)

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  2. You are from Rhode Island?!?! Jonathan's brother, his wife, and their son/our godchild live in Cranston!! Small world. Perhaps sometime you go visit we will also happen to be in town! Where did you grow up there?

    Ummm and I am a HUGE Divergent fan and have to applaud your choice in reading it. Yes, a bit more angsty than Hunger Games but still pretty fun to read. The movie will not disappoint!!!! How fun that you are going on a Monday. Love it!

    That was awesome to get that card from your sister. And to declare the day Stephie's Day. I feel bad that I didn't really warn Jonathan to plan anything. Poor guy was kind of clueless that I might even be upset on Mother's Day. Thankfully I wasn't that upset (unless you count when I was mass and EVERYTHING was about mothers...I've never felt more barren in my life) and he did redeem himself by making a very lovely brunch for us. Now he knows in future years to make the day more special...although I don't even want to consider another childless Mother's Day. It makes me shutter.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I grew up in Coventry, RI... lived there the first 21 years of my life! Coventry is definitely not far from Cranston. (But, honestly, nothing in RI is far from another place in RI. Haha, small state jokes.) How neat!! I will make sure I always let you know before I'm headed that way. It would be so fun to spend the day galavanting around Newport or Providence with you and Jonathan. Let's do it!

      The movie was actually really good! I think I liked it a bit better than the book. Some parts of the story made more sense in the movie. Kudos to them! And glad we're Divergent buddies now too. I just bought the Kindle version of Insurgence to read on the plane this week. Looking forward to it. :)

      I can tell Jonathan is a thoughtful boy, so I can only imagine how awesome Mother's Day will be for you next year, now that he's clued in to how rough it can be for us childless gals. And with any luck (and lots of God's help) we'll both be moms this time next year and won't even have to worry about it. Oh, wouldn't that be just LOVELY?! Praying!!

      You have a great week too!

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  3. What great happies!!! LOVE "Stephie's Day," very curious about that avocado smoothie (post a recipe!), and YES GIRL you are famous! They must have agreed with your little blogging group, that you look so cute in that dress they couldn't NOT post it! So glad you found so much joy this weekend! And sooo glad you are going home to see your family...the best medicine of all!

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    1. Family IS the best medicine. :)

      So happy my husband was up for pampering me on Stephie's Day. I most def needed it.

      Also, totally rocking my new dresses later this week in RI. It makes me especially happy knowing all my blogging friends AND Stitch Fix folks thing it's cute. :)

      The avocado smoothie is just something I threw together, so I don't really have a specific recipe, but if I had to guess...

      1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
      1/2 avocado
      1 cup almond milk
      1/2 cup ice
      honey to sweeten

      Blend it all up and VOILA! Mean, green tasty smoothie. :) Feel free to minus the spinach (I was just trying to hide some leafy greens in there) and swap out the almond milk for your fave milk. Hope you like it!

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  4. Just skimming through your post in between appointments. That is amazing you were featured! How fun! You write great reviews! Love that dress btw.

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    1. Thanks, girl. You are too sweet!! I'm kinda still shocked they featured me. It's funny because... this is an IF blog, ya know! I know nothing about fashion. So I'm still giggling about it. Hopefully I'm not scaring the rest of the internet away with all my talk about Creighton and adoption and mucus. Haha.

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  5. What is in the avacado smoothie?

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    1. The avocado smoothie is just something I threw together, so I don't really have a specific recipe, but if I had to guess...

      1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
      1/2 avocado
      1 cup almond milk
      1/2 cup ice
      honey to sweeten

      Blend it all up and VOILA! Mean, green tasty smoothie. :) Feel free to minus the spinach (I was just trying to hide some leafy greens in there) and swap out the almond milk for your fave milk. Hope you like it!

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  6. You've got an awesome sister. What a sweet card. And you're famous now! Can I say I "read" you before you were famous? :)

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    1. She is really a thoughtful sis, that's for sure. You can absolutely use me as your claim to fame. Ha! Would you like an autograph? :P

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  7. I think a "Prayerfuljourney" day is needed....ha! Of course, my dh would say "everyday is PJ day!"...I love the card your sister gave you and have fun NOT thinking about what could have been...sometimes we just have to let the "could have beens" go and embrace the "what could be's"....Love your happies!

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    1. It's so hard, but I'm really trying to let go of the "could have beens." They're really just weighing me dowwwwn. I'm happy your husband already thinks every day is "PJ day." :) We've really got to go easy on ourselves, especially on the tough days. Delicious food and thoughtful gestures (like husband holding the door or volunteering to drive) tend to do the trick!

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    1. She'll be happy to hear that. :) Thanks for the sweet compliment.

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  9. That card is just the sweetest! I'm glad you were able to have a good day yesterday.

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    1. Thanks, lady. I hope yours wasn't too rough. Hugs!

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