IVF After Two Failed Embryo Transfers

I wasn’t surprised to learn our second embryo transfer didn’t work. After the pain of the first failed transfer—emotional, yes, but I screamed during the implantation so I quite literally mean physical pain—I went in ready for the worst. I had Lance drop me at the door for the blood test and met him back at the car. I took a nap … Keep reading…

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DIY Retro Christmas: Vintage Holiday Scene Ornament Tutorial

From the cleans lines of minimalism to the eclectic look of bohemian style, I appreciate a plethora of interior styles. But when it comes to Christmas? Well, there’s one clear winner in the holiday decor department: the whimsical, somewhat creepy world of retro Santa and friends. In the spirit of vintage Christmas I decided I’d try to DIY a few retro-inspired items … Keep reading…

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Festive Feelings on Our Autumn Snow Day

Is anything more exciting than a snow day? Despite the calendar saying it’s November, St. Louis already had its first big snow and we had a blast trekking through the fresh powder. Sure, I’m my own boss as a freelancer and I set me hours—and Lance, who is a fireman, wasn’t working that day—but we both felt like kids when school is … Keep reading…

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Velvet with Velvet And (Velvety) Leather

And just like that, it’s freezing! Cold weather is here to stay, and this recent autumn outfit features two of my favorite fabrics for the season: velvet and leather. I like to show a little skin, which is obviously tricky in the cold; perhaps if I bundle up the covered areas enough my exposed bits won’t feel the frost as quickly. That’s … Keep reading…

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