Tuesday, October 14, 2014


After we had Patrick my biggest regret was that we didn't get a stroller that converted to a double. I fretted over it and was convinced I had made a huge mistake...Having more than one child has always been in the plans for us. To be honest I have always imagined myself with at least four, a house full of noise, messes and tons of kids. So when Patrick's first birthday rolled around I was anxious to start trying for another, Chris on the other hand saw no reason to rush. My brother and my best friend were getting married in the fall and we had booked a trip to Disney, lets wait we said, it had been so easy to conceive Patrick it would surely not be hard the next time around. So we waited and in the Fall we started trying, now a year and a half months we are still trying. I know in the world of infertility this is no time but to say I am devastated is an understatement.

So when we hit the 8 month mark I knew something was wrong. We meet with an amazing Reproductive Endocrinologist. After loads of testing we discovered my thyroid levels were off probably from my pregnancy with Patrick. I was put on medication and we scheduled our first IUI. We were hopeful and happy to have a path and direction. Unfortunately the first did not work.

So that brings us to today. We had our second IUI on Sunday, this cycle included a much more aggressive treatment with injectables and fermera. At the end we had two beautiful follicles and husbands numbers were great. We are super hopeful this is it and we will have happy news in two weeks!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Five On Friday!

Hi Everyone!

I am back to join in the fun with DarciChristinaNatasha, and April for Five on Friday!

It's October and to be expected our calendar is filled to the brim with Fall festivities. From Hay Rides to Halloween Parties and everything in between! I'll be filling you in on our adventures in the coming weeks!

My new business venture with Younique is off and running, and more successful than I ever could have dreamed! I am so proud to be apart of this amazing company! Our products are the most high quality and best looking cosmetics I have ever used and I am so happy to be able to share them with my family and friends! To add to it being able to contribute to our family fiances has been an amazing gift after being a SAHM for the past two years! If you haven't heard of us take a minute and check out my personal shop! www.lashladykatie.com If you haven't tried our famous 3D Fiber Mascara you are missing out!!!!

And if you are from Connecticut and see me don't hesitate to honk, I am so proud to be the "Lash Lady" And yes my husband now refuses to drive my car!

The Fall decor is officially up in the house! Looking for a few more Halloween touches but so far I am loving everything!

Patrick's Big Boy Room transformation is almost complete! As soon as I finish his gallery wall and hang some shelving I will be doing a complete reveal! Looking back I didn't anticipate how difficult it would be moving while Patrick transitioned from a nursery to a big boy room, but almost a year later I have finally got his room figured out and now its time to work on his play area/reading nook!
In the mean time I'll share a few of my favorite touches from the room...

During all this we also transitioned him from the crib to the twin bed! He is doing great and so proud of himself! I still can't get over how big he is getting!

Lastly, I am so thrilled to be helping throw my closest childhood friend her baby shower. She is expecting a baby boy in February and her invitations just went out! I am in love with them (I mean who doesn't love Chevron and Elephants?!?!) It is so much fun planning fun games and surprises for the shower Thanksgiving weekend!

Happy Friday!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Trendy Tot Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I am joining MeganKelly and Lindsey for Trendy Tot Tuesday! I have been meaning to join up with this link up for awhile but all the cute Valentine's Day fashion has really inspired me! I posted Patrick's Valentine's Day outfit yesterday from our playdate but thought I would post again because it's so darn cute! I also added a few fashion picks for little misters and misses! Dressing little ones for holidays is so fun!

Patricks shirt is from the Oh Sew Cute shop on Etsy here's a link. I have been so into the embroidered shirts lately I have an order for a St. Patricks Day as well as Easter (posts on those to come!)


Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Playdate !

Happy Monday!

I am currently surrounded by tissues, medicine and ginger ale as the cold that swept our house finally caught up with me! I've said it once and I'll say it again being sick with a toddler is no joke. So there has been lots of movies and not so healthly lunches! 

But we had a super fun day Friday before the cold hit me ! I am so lucky to have had Patrick at the same time that lots of my other girlfriends also had children. These built in playgroups are the best! And I love that we get to watch the kids all grow up together (I'll do a little throw back photo comparison at the end of the post!)

Handsome man already to play with his girlfriend. Shirt courtesy of Etsy!

We did a toddler friendly art project, literally could not have been easier. I cut out white hearts that the kids painted with water colors and then glued them to red construction paper! Came out cuter than expected!

Then we needed a little snack, found the cups at Target I just love them!

And like I said I have to do a comparison from last year to this year (We are missing one his mom is about to have another baby anyway!)

These two are the best Patrick and Miss Piper (isn't she a doll?!?!), her mom Kristin has been my best friend since early high school. I was lucky enough to be her maid of honor and she was one of my bridesmaids. The fact that we are now having playdates still blows my mind and makes me teary at the same time!

Also I finally got my chalkboard up on our kitchen wall in time for some Valentine's Day art! I'm already brainstorming designs for St. Patricks Day and Easter!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Five On Friday

Hey Everyone! Happy Friday!I’m linking up with DarciChristinaNatasha, and April for Five on Friday!

Pottery Barn Kids Valentine's Day gear is on sale! I am purchasing the mailbox and plates for next year. I have never been such an early shopper but we have been on a major budget crunch since buying the new house so I figure if I want to still be able to do all the cute, festive things I enjoy I have to find a way to make them much more budget friendly!

Baby Shower Planning!
Chris and I are expecting our niece in early April! Like how I say we're expecting lol I couldn't be more excited to meet this little girl and spoil her silly starting with her shower! It is Little Golden Book themed and I love how it is all coming together! My mother in law is one of the best party planners so I know it's going to be an amazing day. Here are some of my favorite details so far!


Favor Boxes

Bookmark Favor

Centerpiece Inspiration

Patrick's Reading Nook
Now that downstairs is finally almost finished I am really starting to work on Patricks room. Part of me is so sad but I want it to be more of a big boy room. He has an amazing open closet area which I plan on turning into a reading/quiet area for him! I am going for an outdoorsy camper theme! Here are some of my ideas!


Cute Rug

Book Storage

Wall Art

Fun Accents

Playdates at the aquarium! One of my closest friends has been home on maternity leave with her second child. We have had so much fun spending time with her and her daughter, Patricks best buddy! We especially have been loving our local aquarium. The membership is basically two visit costs so we have been going a ton! Patrick can't get enough of the touch tank!

DIY of the weekend

This is my project for the weekend! Planning on using this Rifle Paper Co. paper and adding the project to my side bar/bar project!

Happy Friday Everyone!