Sunday, June 21, 2015

tension tonic that helped with my CSF

When I started college four years ago I started getting these terrible, nauseating migraines. My doctor prescribed a medicine that knocked me I stopped that ASAP. I hate taking medicine, especially one that makes me drowsy. I started really getting into a workout routine that seemed to help and I started deep breathing, which also helped. I also went to the dentist to get fitted for a night guard, which also seemed to help a lot with the headaches, but still not enough to the point where I felt normal. I begin to just muscle through my days and take the usual headache medicine.

However, almost four years later they got so much worse to the point I would cry, I would take long naps ( which is not like me at all) and it was difficult for me to do daily functions. A few months ago I started to get these awful ear infections and ended up at the ENT. I didn't have an ear infection, just the symptoms. The doctor prescribed me Flonase, but that wasn't working. At my last appointment he noticed that my right eye pupil was larger than my left. I has noticed this years ago, but never thought twice about it. He found it alarming, stating that my pupil dilation and symptoms were similar symptoms to a brain tumor or aneurysm. Naturally I began to worry and I immediately began to pray! It is a bad habit, but I tend to prepare for the worst and pray for the best. The Good Lord answered my prayers and it was not a brain tumor or aneurysm. Now I was just confused as to what it could possibly I ended up in PT and learning A LOT about Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)! Turns out I have restricted CSF, which was causing all of the symptoms.

Physical therapy has been AMAZING in so many ways! But I am not 100% feeling normal. I still get awful headaches once or twice a week and headache medicine just didn't seem to help and I really HATE having to rely on medicine. I needed an alternative! My cousin suggested I use Tension Tonic  from Down to Earth Oils . It is an all natural product that seems to help with my CSF flow, as well as stretching nightly and deep breathing.

So...long story short, if you suffer from headaches, then Tension Tonic might be helpful for you. I also love the place I ordered from. My order shipped within days and I also received a sample product that might also help me.

Friday, May 29, 2015

My Bridal Shower

My maid-of-honor (cousin) did an AMAZING job on my shower. I was completely blown away by all of the little details she added around the Mill, like all the  framed pictures she took for our engagement photos. I'll get right to it.

In the morning I went to LUX Beauty Bar at Roop's Mill for a blowout, which turned out perfect! Then I made my way to  Mayberry Mill for my bridal shower. I was really excited when I found out (yes, I found everything about my shower a while back, but still surprised by all of the details) that my cousin was planning my shower at Mayberry Mill. It is a beautiful renovated Mill that is just perfect for about any event, especially a shower or wedding.

I was  overwhelmed with all of the wonderful, and many creative, gifts I received from all of my family and friends. It was nothing short of a perfect bridal shower.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What's Been Going On...

I never thought crazy busy would look so good on me! I also thought I would have much more time to blog with my new job that is so close to home, but I guess with all the wedding planning, I just lost track of time. So...for starters, Ryan also got a new job career ( that word sure does make me feel old). His new job career has fantastic benefits for him and us. He will also have more time to focus on starting his side business ( that we hope and pray it will turn into a great success, which I think it will!). Along with Ryan's new job, we added a new member to the family....that's right! We are proud owners of a brand new 2015 RAM 2500 Cummins for his commute to work! It was also on out bucket list of things to do for ourselves before we start having kids:

1. Go to Germany Fall 2015
2. Buy me a brand new Jeep
3. Buy Ryan a brand new truck
4. Travel back to Punta Cana
5. New career for Shannon
6. New career for Ryan
7. Go back to Charleston a many more times ( this will likely carry over to be a family tradition)

We have also finally finished out back patio! It was been a year in waiting to get that thing put in. It is so nice to be able to sit out back, grill and eat dinner out there. I was also able to get Ryan's dirt bike out of our newly renovated basement by buying a shed, It is so nice to not have to climb over a huge ass dirt bike to get to the damn freezer!

Although we still have some things left to do to our home, it feels to go to call this place home with Ryan. I thank God everyday for all that we have in every way possible.

P.S. Now that I the wedding is getting closer I will be posting more of my DIY projects that I have done for the wedding.

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Catching Up

My, oh, my!
I have truly missed my blog in this short time. I needed a way out, but between starting my new job, being in physical therapy and doing things around the house, time got away from me. So I figured I would get some thoughts out while I have some time.

I started my new job last week and while it was a rough start the first two days, I made it through orientation and started my training. I can honestly say that I really like what I am doing and I really think I will continue to like it. this new job has truly been a blessing from the Lord himself. My drive time has gone from an hour and half, now to thirty minutes. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays I go to my mom's gym for a morning workout and then head to work, and on Mondays and Fridays I am able to get a lot done around the house to help free up my weekends. I can literally feel the stress melt away since having this job. I am so grateful!

In other news... Ryan has started the process for adding a patio outback and redoing our walk way. Everything should be done Saturday. I must say, that I am looking forward to enjoying meals out back on the patio this Spring and well into the Fall.

Since we will be moving the grill from the deck to the patio, this frees up the deck for me to add two chairs and a small table. I can now enjoying my morning coffee and my book with the open room. Speaking of chairs and table for the deck... I have my eye on chairs and a table at Target that I am just waiting and hoping they go on sale. Whoever said "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," had clearly never been to Target. Pretty much everything at Target is a girl's best friend; at least in my opinion.

Threshold™ Afton 2-Piece Metal Stacking Patio Chair Set
And of course I will need to add some navy blue or mint blue pillows for comfort ;)

Now that I am settling into my new career, I hope that I can keep up with the blog and all of my favorite bloggers.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Five on Friday Link Up

Good Morning Y'all!
I'll get right down to my Five on Friday.
1| It is a bittersweet day for me, as today is the last day working at the firm. However, I feel so blessed to moving on to a better career and much closer to home. I have been praying for a career like this to come along, and sure enough God came through for me! =)
2| To celebrate my end and new beginning, Ryan and I are going out to dinner tonight. I absolutely love Longhorn Steakhouse and it is right down the road from us, so that is where we will be going.
3| We will finally have a Saturday where we aren't running around and not getting stuff done at home. It will be nice to stay home, clean and hangout around the house. (you know you are getting older when you are excited about cleaning your house on a Saturday.)
4| On Sunday we have our best friends gender reveal party. I am so excited to find out what they are having. My guess is a little baby boy.
5| I finally got another form of social media; Instagram! Up until now, I only have this blog and Pinterest. If you have any interest in following me on Instagram, here is the link:

Monday, April 6, 2015

Catching Up

 Just thought I would do a quick catch up day since I haven't been posting much. Considering my last day with the firm is this Friday, I have been extremely busy trying to close things up and clean out my office all at the same time. Needless to say, this week will be crazy at work.
In other news:
I finally found a cute white and navy blue rug to watch our living room. I got it at Target for $50. There is no way I could pass that deal up!
I made Easter baskets for the little ones.
The baskets for the two older kids consisted of:
Sidewalk Chalk
Rainbow Goldfish Snacks
Jelly Beans
The baby's basket consisted of:
Gerber baby cereal
An outfit
Bright Starts Vibrating Teether
Baby Orajel Teething Gel
Boogie Wipes Unscented Saline Nose
Palmer's first Easter. He and his Uncle Ryan just love spending time together! It melts my heat seeing them together!

Ugh...and the toughest part about leaving; giving up having my own office. Bittersweet. I have taken home almost all of my law books, but I think I'll wait to take home the rest.
Although I am giving up having my own office, I am SO excited to be starting my new job next week. I feel extremely blessed to have been given such an opportunity with this new job. 
Time to say Hello to a new beginning that I am very ready for!
Happy Monday, Y'all!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

DIY: Make Up Brush Holder

Since I love anything that is monogrammed, I thought it would be nice to make myself and each of my bridesmaids a monogrammed make up holders.
What you'll need:
1 | Glass tumblers ( I got mine for $1 at Target)
2 | Vase Filler ( I got mine from Target)
3 | Monogrammed stickers (see below for the Etsy store I used for the stickers)
4 | Make up brushes
This is just part of their gifts, I plan on monogramming more for the girls. 
Thanks for reading!