the tiniest heartbeat!


I am in love! We got to hear our baby's heartbeat today! We are measuring at 5 weeks, 5 days- and it's heartbeat was 115bpm. The Dr. said we were lucky to hear it since we were so early. She said if our appt. had been earlier in the day we may not have even heard it. It was the most amazing thing ever! I was so nervous, especially when she first … [Read more...]


This week has seemed to just DRAG on. Partly, because I felt terrible most of it, and partly because my ultrasound is on Monday. I am so nervous, I keep having the most terrible, awful nightmares. I don't even want to say them out loud because that would be like claiming them in some way. I'm just gonna put my faith in God and hope and pray and … [Read more...]


After a loss 2 years ago, and two years of nothing, even with a few failed rounds of looks like me and the hubby are pregnant again! Saying it out loud scares me, to actually claim it as the truth. I'm actually less scared than I thought I would be, but every time I feel a little crampy I get seriously afraid. On the other hand, I am … [Read more...]

a horrible experience!

I feel like I haven't had time to post forever, but something happened to me last week that I just had to share. My sister and law (SIL)and I were together at a Mary Kay meeting (which we just started recently selling), when my brother called. All he said was that we needed to come home, because one of their kids (they have four little boys) was … [Read more...]


Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but there is one thing I needed to write about. Tomorrow is the 2 year anniversary of our loss. I like to think of it as the 2 year anniversary of our baby going to heaven, but it doesn't make it any less hard. I thank God for the strength He has given me and my husband and just the comfort He gave us as … [Read more...]

still here…

Thanks to allergies and all around family business, it seems that I have dropped off of the bloggy map. I'm still here!!! Haven't been working on projects lately, but have been just as busy as if I had. Been helping Jen with the twins, dealing with some horrific allergies, and some family issues, and doing alot with our church. My grandmother … [Read more...]

Finally- A Hutch Re-do


I'm sorry, I have been a TERRIBLE blogger, and haven't blogged for WEEKS!!! I have been super busy and enjoying this outdoor weather, and just couldn't find the time to sit at my computer, and load all of my pics. Since it's been storming today, and I've finished my cleaning, I decided to share one of my recent posts. My sis in law (who is very … [Read more...]


Oh, and by the way- Livin the Dream is now on facebook! Click "Like" to see what I've been up to! … [Read more...]

Crocheted Headband


So, while reading up on my crafty blog list I came across this knotted headband tutorial. I am just learning to crochet, but this is simple enough that I could pull it off. Mine is def. not as good as the original, but I love it. Here's how it went down... I made the two chains in the lengths that the tutorial mentioned (300 and 160). Laid them … [Read more...]

Simple Spring Wreaths


So, I'm totally skipping St. Patrick's Day as a crafter and going straight on to Easter. I wouldn't really consider these "Easter Wreaths", just more "springy" ones. So, here goes. I made two wreaths this week, one simple one and one that I am going to call "spunky". The first thing I started with was a trip to the Dollar Tree...who doesn't … [Read more...]