• Diagnoses time

    A further look into a life of P.O.T.S

    (This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy for more information) What Is P.O.T.S?? One of the diagnoses that I have is called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome otherwise known as P.O.T.S for short. This is a long word that basically means my body does not get enough blood flow going when I stand up and can result in my body doing a variety of different things. Your heart rate can increase within the second of standing up (normally this is a 30 rate increase or more) For example let’s say my heart rate normally runs in the 60’s when I am sitting down, well when I stand up my…

  • Travel

    The Upper Peninsula in Michigan

    Are you thinking about traveling to the beautiful Upper Peninsula this summer? Do you live out of state and you wonder what wonders await you in Michigan?? Well, this Michigander would love to tell you about the first time I went to the U.P. When I was younger my family told me I had visited there, but I did not remember any of it from that time. So.. with that being said I would like to tell you about the time my husband surprised me for our honeymoon and took me to all these beautiful spots in the U.P.  Every single day, we were in a totally different part of the…

  • Wish List's

    Summer Wish List

    This past weekend my hubby and I were talking about how summer is coming and I got to thinking how there is so much I would like to do this summer if my body allows… lately I have been having a couple good days where I cannot even believe it is my own body. With all that being said, I tried to write out a wish list of things I would like to do here in Michigan with all the nice days will be having. My biggest thing that I always want to do is go up to the Upper Peninsula. If you have never been to Michigan or our…

  • Chronic Illness

    A day in the Emergency Room

    On Friday, I ended up in the Emergency room a place that I hardly ever go too because when you have a chronic illness you get treated quite differently.  Although let me back up a second, I went to the ER because I was having pain, but not just any kind of pain, this was severe stabbing in my lower abdomen followed by cramping. I was bent over and could barely stand up straight, that is when I called the doctors office and guess what the nurse told me?? You got it! “You need to get to the ER immediately, there is something going on and you need to be…

  • Give it all back to God

    The seven forms of worship

    Tonight I went to a Christian concert that included Chris Tomlin and quite a few other worship bands. I have been to so many before. I absolutely love going to them to be in the presence of the lord and to feel the Holy Spirit. There are so many Christian artists that are there to worship with you, to bring you to Christ. They are not like that of other artists that see themselves as idols, who like slapping your hands and have you drooling over them, screaming their name and worshipping their every move. Christian artists get their lyrics from the Lord, they sing to God, they give everything…

  • DIY

    Using the air brush do it yourself tanner

    (This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy for more information) Today I looked at my legs and seen ghosts, they are pale, they are white, they are just not a very pretty sight. I wanted to take some pictures and wear a dress because today it is 62 degrees in Michigan and it feels like summer.  Perfect day for a dress, but when I put the dress on and looked at my legs, they look like I haven’t been in the sun in years. So that is when I looked through my closet for something to help. I found one of my Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion, Medium,…

  • Give it all back to God

    Changing water into wine in our lives

    Today, I read a story in the bible that talked about Jesus turning water into wine. Now I am sure at one time or another we all have heard this story, or someone has made a remark about Jesus turning water into wine.. walking on water and what not. Anyways, today I read John 2, but this time instead of just skimming through it, because I already know the story and I have heard it myself before. I actually read it a few times and really want to tell you all what I think of it and just tell you how incredible this story really is!! The beginning of John…

  • Good Reads

    Top books to read for 2018

    (This post contains affiliate links, please see disclosure policy for more information) With April still acting like it is winter here in Michigan and not spring, I wanted to share some of my favorite books that I have read and also some books in my list that I still want to read myself.  Sitting down in comfortable place reading a  book to just take you away from the realization of how cold it is outside is the only way to go in these past few days. The top books that I have come up with that I think you will all greatly enjoy are;    This is such an incredible…

  • Appointments

    When should you switch to a different doctor?

    Sitting in a waiting room, nervously waiting to see the new specialist or doctor that you have found yourself or been referred too.  You have seen so many doctors and a lot of them have dismissed your symptoms, they have made you think that everything is in your head. That there is absolutely nothing wrong with you and that your making things up?? Have any of you had this? I feel like we all have at one time or another because there are doctors out there that just want to do the bare minimum, they treat you like a number instead of a patient. This does happen, that does not…

  • Dog Mom

    The Over Obsessed Dog MOM

    (This post contains affiliate links, if you would like more information about any of this, please see disclosure policy) Stay at home dog mom Being a dog mom is incredible, being a stay at home dog mom with a chronic illness well.. that can be a little more challenging. Today I wanted to tell you all about the essentials and tools I have that are truly lifesavers for me and helping me pull off being a dog mom. These tips and tricks I know will be sure to help you as well in being the best dog mom you can be! So first of all, yes! Yes, I am that…