🍍 It's time for a super fun giveaway to celebrate the kick-off of #NIAW, National Infertility Awareness Week! I've teamed up with some of my favorite infertility instafriends to give YOU the chance to win this amazing prize pack of goodies! Who wants the chance to win a $200 SHOPPING SPREE to Amazon!? In addition, you have a chance to win a copy of The Two Week Wait Challenge by @lindsaymfischer, In Due Time by @trustinginduetime, In the Wait by @chels819, Ever Upward + The Mother of Second Chances + a Taking Flight coloring journal by @justinefroelker, a Cuterus the Uterus from @lindsaymfischer, a pineapple WARRIOR mug from @journeytothree_ivf, and a Hope t-shirt by @nine16designs! Wowza! The total value of all of this is over $300! And it could be YOURS! • Here’s what you do to enter: 💗 1. LIKE this image and make sure you are following me, @foreverorchard 2. CLICK on the photo to go to the next account and do the same! Once you get back to me, you have completed the loop! (PS - There is only 8 of us, which means it's super fast and easy!) 3. TAG at least one friend who may be interested! The more tags, the more entries! 4. BONUS ENTRY: Comment below and share what is your favorite thing about spring! 💐🌷💐 • Good luck!! • Giveaway will end on Saturday 4/27. Winner will be announced on this post by 4/30. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to entrants in the US.
I in 8 couples in the US has been diagnosed with a disease called infertility. We are one of them. 💕 Five years of struggling and failing to expand our family has left us rooting from the sidelines as other warriors press on. I speak to normalize this disease. Mental and financial issues hit heavy on our decision to close the door with fertility treatments and it's time to #FlipTheScript to spread awareness and demand better insurance coverage and mental therapy. 💕 Join me this week as we celebrate National Infertility Awareness Week. We are better together.
Blogging today about the 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do. Take #9, for instance: They don't resent other people's success. . Yes. So much yes. The grass is never greener. I promise. Someone's highlight reel is never going to be identical to my own. How so and so got ahead has nothing to do with any potential opportunities I may have. People may view my life as successful, but may not understand what it takes to get there. Everyone has strengths, and everyone has weaknesses. Try learning something from other people's good times and give them grace during the shitty times. You would want the same reaction when it happens to you. All 13 on the blog today! Direct link in profile!
Real Talk Wednesday! Guess what? I did NOT wake up like this. But really, who does? Props to your genetics if you do! Go ahead and swipe ➡ to see the honest truth. And you know what? I'm ok with both. Truly. No, I probably wouldn't meet Britney Spears with my morning mug...but that is what is So. Amazing. with being a woman. We have all this fun stuff to play with that gives a little extra pep in our step and make us feel good, if we desire. 💄 I love hair and make-up. I thank my Southern mama for teaching me to do it right. But I also love a clean, non made-up face and dirty hair. Because it likely means I accomplished something awesome. Got my hands dirty. I get a ton of wonderful compliments when I post selfies, and trust me, I eat them all up. But I celebrate the less glamorous side as well, and I hope you embrace yours. How we were born is exactly how it's supposed to be. But I'll never say no to a little extra flair. 💁 #foreverorchard
Give me ALL the spring tulips 🌷
A Super Clean Bathroom > A Super Dreary Day. I couldn't think of anything more perfect to complete, minus a nap!
Fully embracing the career I have created for myself has been a real struggle for many, many years. I have been recognizing it more and more these days, as I dig my way out of the trenches of grief and expectation.I think a lot of times I fall into this trap of trying to create something more amazing than I am capable of, because I somehow think I am falling short of living my best life. We are told we can and should do anything we want. To pursue our passions. To not settle. To not listen to the corporate nay-sayers. Our job should exude passion, and if it doesn't...then it's not worth our time or effort. More to read on the blog today. Direct link in profile. 💕
One of these looks and my heart bursts into a million pieces 💕🐶 #tbt
Sometimes you just gotta laugh at how extra you are at times, right? Pissy, shitty moods happen. That's life. So I took the rest of my unnecessarily long commute to listen to a Life Coach podcast and get my head right. And then I tripped on the way into work and all was right with my little world again. Hope you all can find the funny in this ridiculous life too, my friends. 💋
I love these two so much. Such a relaxing fun little evening. Even if I did have a small shit fit earlier because of lack of sleep. It's probably fine. That's unconditional love, folks. 💏