Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Winners Please Email Me :)

Drum roll please!  The winners of the Aurorae towel and of the Aurorae candle are as follows:
Creating Our Own Destiny has won a purple towel and Pleasently Content has won a Healing candle!  Ladies please email me your full names and addresses to so I can get your prizes sent out!  Congrats!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Giveaway and Review!

I was asked to review a few items again for Aurorae and since I enjoyed checking out their sling backpack I figured why not!  And I love being able to give stuff away to you guys, something I don't normally get to do.  I was asked to review their microfiber beach towel and one of their soy candles.

The towel is pretty awesome.  It is microfiber which means it is super absorbent.  We go to the pool a ton and I hate carrying around beach towels for everyone.  Three beach towels take up so much room!  But the Aurorae beach towel is super long and wide but thin, so it doesn't take up nearly as much room in my beach bag.  But that's not to say that it isn't a great towel, because it is.  It is really soft and feels fluffy and well made despite how thin it actually is.  And it comes in lots of pretty colors.  It also washed and dried without any problems.
The other thing I got to check out is a soy candle.  The candle I got sent was the Peace candle which is a tropical scent.  I'd describe the scent as being like a fruity, banana-y, suntan lotion sort of smell, which I liked.  It smells good and seems to burn really clean.  It is a subtle scent which is nice if you are sentistive to smells.  I personally like a really strongly scented candle so it was a bit too subtle for me, but I used it in my kitchen which opens into my living room, so it is a pretty big space.  It might seem stronger in a smaller space like a bathroom or bedroom.  

So, if you are interested in winning either of these items, leave me a comment below letting me know what color of towel you'd love and what scent of candle you'd enjoy.  I will draw a separate winner for each and email each winner to get their address.  Unfortunately this contest is only open to US residents.  Contest ends August 12th at 10am.  Good luck!!

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Monday, August 3, 2015


I just got a text from S, she isn't pregnant, just like we though.  She took a home pregnancy test on Friday and again on Sunday, so we were expecting today's to be negative.  Still a bummer though.  I think the timing was just off.  She thought that she ovulated like three or four days after the trigger shot instead of the 36 hours that you are supposed to.  And even if she hadn't I didn't think that the timing of the IUIs was very good anyway, we weren't sure why our doc did them at the times that he did.  Oh well, doesn't matter now.  

We talked about it yesterday and we are taking August off from TTC.  S starts a new position at work today and so she really doesn't need anything to distract her from that.  Also, we need to find a new donor, the one we were using is all out and after three failed cycles why not change it even if we didn't have to.  I found a different bank that looks to be about half the cost so now we just need to pick someone.  The rest of this month we are going to really focus on fitness and nutrition, try to loose some weight the both of us.  We figured it can't hurt.  I don't think we have it in us to try more than two, maybe three, more times before we are done with this roller coaster.  I hate feeling like our baby is slipping through our fingers, but money isn't endless and pretty much all of you know how hard this is emotionally.  So I think this month off will be really good for us both.  Just wish we didn't need it.