I’m that kind of wife

Hello lovely readers!

Have I mentioned to you all that I am going to Florida in 16 9 days now? I’m just messing with you, I know I have. I’m really excited if you can’t tell. Anyway today’s post is going to be all about how I made my own shirts for Disney.

Since I have known I was going to Disney I started looking on Etsy for cute shirts I could buy to wear while at the parks and a matching shirt for my husband as well. Yes like the title said I am that kind of wife. We have tons of matching things and I love it. Last year on our honeymoon we wore matching shirts each day we went to the parks and we also have matching shoes, jackets and sunglasses now.  I also knew I wanted to lose weight before going and I would need to order shirts around May or so. So instead of buying shirts that are kind of expensive, plus shipping, I thought why not make my own shirts. I have a Cricut machine and I can probably buy SVG files on Etsy.  So thats what I decided to do since I would be able to make them the way I want and everything.

The supplies I needed to make them:

Shirts-I got mine at JoAnns. The gray ones are for my husband and I for matching shirts, and the pink one is for a second shirt for me since we are going for two days.

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Next I got Iron On Vinyl from JoAnns. We were originally going to use Dark Blue. We tried it, but we messed our shirts up 😦 we we went back and go new shirts in the same color but got Black Iron on instead.img_1911.jpg

I then bought the SVG files off Etsy and then printed the files off in the size I wanted on the Iron on.

Here are the final products:

My Husbands

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My shirts

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Back

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My second shirt and with my monogram on my sleeve

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I can’t wait to wear them and hope you enjoyed this post.

 

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My favorite things: updated

Hello lovely readers!

I am back again with my favorite things A to Z. I did this post back in September of 2016. Looking back on it, I didn’t have some things on the list that I love now. So why not make an updated one. I had just gotten engaged two months before that so I was very into wedding stuff. So basically everything on the list had to do with my now husband or something about marriage/weddings.

A:

  • Alexander Wennberg (Center for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and I got to meet him last year and he’s really cute in person as well lol)
  • Apples (Granny Smith and Honey Crisp)
  • Apple Pie (I made my first apple pie (Longaberger recipe) around Thanksgiving last year, homemade crust and all and it is to die for. Now my mother in law asks me to make the apple pies.)
  • Apple products
  • Apples to Apples game
  • Alladin (Disney Movie)
  • Alice In Wonderland (Disney Movie)
  • Anna from Frozen
  • Avengers movies

B:

  • Bradley (my boyfriend, fiancé, husband)
  • Books (I love reading a good mystery book or romance book. Right now I am reading A Twisted Tale Series book- A Whole New World, and I really love it so far. I can’t wait to read the next 4 books)
  • Beauty and the Beast Disney movie (real and cartoon)
  • Belle for Beauty and the Beast
  • Bob or Sergei Bobrovsky (goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets)
  • Beaches (I will be going to Florida in 17 days and I can’t wait to go to the beach while their)
  • Buttebeer from Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in Florida (I drank so much of this while their, in the frozen version. It’s like a butterscotch and Carmel drink and its so good)
  • Blogging ( Even though I am bad at it, but recently I have been on a roll)
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries

C:

  • Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team ( Before I met my husband, I was never into sports
  • Coca-Cola (Regular and Cherry, but defiantly Cherry. Yes this is a guilty pleasure. I use to drink so much. Recently though I have been trying to lose to weight and get healthier, so I have been drinking less or none at all.)
  • Crafts/crafting
  • Cricut machines (I love this machine. I love scrapbooking and I would watch videos on YouTube and some of the crafters had this machine and it looked so awesome. You can have it cut out words, write or cut out shapes, and it makes your pages look so cool. I am making my husband a scrapbook and I am using my Cricut to cut out all my titles or write them. As well as cutting out shapes or little people or whatever to give it more detail. You can also buy SVG files on Etsy and then upload that to your Cricut and it will print that for you. I have bought Disney ones and marriage ones.)
  • Coloring
  • Chick Fil A
  • Cinderella (Real and Cartoon Disney Movie)
  • Cinderella from Cinderella
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola colored pencils
  • Cam Atkinson (Right wing for the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team)

D:

  • Disney movies (I am still such a little kid at heart and love pretty much all Disney movies)
  • Dogs (So much better than cats)
  • Dory from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory
  • Disney Springs (I love this place, my husband and I found this place on our honeymoon and its so cool. It’s a bunch of shops that have Disney stuff or small unique shops, along with Brand name place like Pandora. There are also fun places like the Coca Cola store where they have tons of Coca Cola things and you can actually try Coca Cola floats which we plan to do when we go this time. There are also really cool restaurants. Its a fun place to walk around.)
  • Dontes
  • Descendants and Descendants 2 (Disney Movies)

E:

  • Essie Nail Polish ( I love having my nails painted. I try to paint my nails myself but I am horrible and have a hard time waiting for them to dry. If I paint my own I use my gel nail kit. If I do paint my nails I normally like Essie and I have way to many colors from them.)
  • Emily, my sister
  • Etsy
  • Enchanted (Disney Movie)
  • Elsa from Frozen

F:

  • Family
  • Friends the TV show and actual friends
  • The Flash
  • Fall (I love Fall because its cooler out, and I can wear scarfs more often, but I hate it too because it’s getting closer to winter and snow)
  • Finding Nemo (Just keep swimming, just keep swimming)
  • Finding Dory
  • Frozen (Disney Movie)

G:

  • Gossip Girl
  • Grant Gustin (From The Flash)

H: 

  • Harry Potter movies
  • Harry Potter World at Universal
  • Harry Potter books
  • Hulu

I:

  • Ice Cream
  • ICCE sparkling water

J:

  • July (July 3, the day we got engaged and July 17 our wedding date)

K:

  • Kathy, my mom

L:

  • Lola (my dog)
  • The Lion King (Disney Movie)
  • The Little Mermaid

M:

  • Moana (Disney Movie)
  • Moana from Moana
  • Movies in general
  • Monograms ( I am obsessed with them. I am monograming everything now a days. I hope to have a little girl(s) so I can monogram stuff of theres)
  • Mangos

N:

  • Netflix
  • Nick Foligno (Center from the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team)

O:

P:

  • Planners
  • Pinterest
  • Penguins
  • The color Pink
  • Propel
  • Pasta
  • Pierre Luc Dubois (Center for the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team)

Q:

R:

  • Rapunzal from Tangled
  • Ring (my engagement ring and wedding band)
  • Rasberries

S:

  • Starbucks
  • Strawberry Acai refresher with lemonade instead of water from Starbucks
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sims4
  • Scarfs
  • Strawberries
  • Sleeping Beauty (Disney Movie)

T:

  • Tangled (Disney movie)
  • The color Teal
  • Thirty One
  • A Twisted Tale series

U:

  • Universal Studios (We might go when in Florida but not sure, but I have been twice before and I love it. Especially the Harry Potter World parts)

V:

  • Vacation
  • Video games
  • Vitamin Water

W:

  • Washi Tape ( I have so much it’s not funny, there are just so many cute patterns)
  • Walt Disney World (I cant wait to go back when we are down in Florida)
  • Being a Wife

X:

Y:

  • The color Yellow

Z:

  • The zoo
  • Zootopia (Disney Movie)
  • Zach Werenski (Defender for the Columbus Blue Jackets)

 

I hope you enjoyed!

 

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8 days into summer

Hello lovely readers!

WOW! I’ve already been out of school for 8 days, work days that is and so much has already happened. First major news, I GOT A PROMOTION!!! I use to be a Special Ed Attendant, but now I’m a Special Ed Assistant. Last Wednesday they called and said they had been working on it for a while and finally got it worked out. I guess some of the other attendants had been complaining, probably about doing assistant works and not getting paid like one. They then decided to just change everyone over then, so now we are all equal. Getting this promotion also means I get a raise, and I get 5 more dollars and hour then what I was making. I am so pumped!!

We leave for Florida in 17 days and I am getting so excited, and to get ready I have been walking 2-3 miles every morning. I haven’t noticed any big changes on the scale, I have noticed changes in the way my clothes fit though, and I’ll take that. I still have about 3 weeks before we leave, so I’m hoping to see more change by the time we leave. I have also been trying to get a base tan before we leave, so while I am texting my husband on his lunch break, I have been sitting outside to get some sun.

I have been working on my scrapbook a lot too. It’s actually my gift for my husband for our 1st wedding anniversary. I am including things from our engagement, our wedding day, our honeymoon and things we have done together each month leading up to our anniversary. I have all of our honeymoon, engagement and I just finished our wedding pictures. Now time to crack down on each month. Some months I didn’t have many pictures, so those will be easy.

This summer break I have also had a lot of doctors appointments or have some coming up. I already had one scheduled for my regular doctors for my annual on the 15th and that was going to be my only one this summer that I knew of. Last Tuesday though I was just sitting on the couch and I felt something on my tongue. I took it out and it was hard, but hadn’t eaten anything that was that hard. I then notice my tongue is feeling my teeth and something feels weird on my front teeth. I go to the bathroom to look in the mirror, and to my shock the hard piece in my hand was an old cavity. It just fell out for no reason. That meant a trip to the dentist.

Thankfully I was able to get in that afternoon to get it filled back in. While their though they mentioned I hadn’t been in for a cleaning in awhile, so I made one for the day after we got back from vacation. After thinking about it though, I didn’t want to worry about it while on vacation (since I don’t like the dentist) I decided to see if I could make one for sooner. I actually went today and I feel so much better, but I had a few cavities that I actually have two more appointments to fill them. I have one this Wednesday and then next Wednesday, then I will be all fixed and won’t have to think about it till my next cleaning in December. That also means I won’t have to worry over vacation about having to go to any sort of doctors, which I am happy about.

Other than that stuff, I have just been hanging out with the hubby, family, friends, and reading. I am reading a book called A Whole New World in the Twisted Tales Series. They are based off the Disney movie but like its called its twisted so the story ended up differently. I really like it so far and can’t wait to read the other ones. What a fun summer so far lol. I hope you enjoyed

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Essentials for the car!

Hello lovely readers!

In 17 days I am leaving for Florida and I am so excited. This time instead of flying, we are driving. That means 14+ hours in the car. I am not looking forward to that but it will be an adventure for sure. Since I will have 14+ hours in the car, that means I need things to keep me entertained when not talking to everyone or sleeping.

  1. Kindle app on iPad – I love reading and never know how fast I will finish a book. Instead of bringing a few physical books, I like having my iPad and the Kindle app, that way I can still have many options and I only have to carry one “book”
  2. Earphones and phone with Spotify- Who doesn’t love music, and I love Spotify. I have the premium membership so I can save all my favorite songs and listen to them over and over
  3. Snacks- It wouldn’t be a road trip without some good snacks. We will be stopping along the way for meals, but you never know when you will get hungry
  4. Water bottle- Got to stay hydrated! I have to make sure I don’t drink too much though so I don’t have to go to the bathroom when were not planning on stopping anytime soon. I plan to go or try each time we stop though so hopefully that won’t happen

I’m sure I won’t be doing much reading or listening to my own music since there will be 3 other people in the car,  but I will have it just in case. Never hurts to be prepared. These are things I will be bringing anyway, but I’ll just have them close by in case I need them in the car. I’m sure too I might think of other things to help me survive the long trip. I hope you enjoyed!

 

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My painful two months

Hello lovely readers!

I mentioned in my summer is here post all about the bus situation back in August and how it made me so stressed and I got a boil. Right before school started I had shaved my armpits and than I think the very next day I started using this new deodorant called Schmidts Natural Deodorant. It was all good. The first day of school (a Wednesday) rolls around and I learned the news and I was so upset. I remember I texted my husband on my lunch break and as I was texting him about it I almost started crying. When I got home though I called my mom and I cried to her and then to my husband once he called me on his way home from work. I cried then Thursday, and I cried Friday as well.

By Friday though I think my mom was fed up with me crying and she helped me come up with a plan that was not as crazy and where I wasn’t riding the bus as often. I let my teacher know, the principle ,the other attendant and the bus drivers about it and they were all good with it. So I was feeling a lot better. My side however was not. I remember going to a baby shower on that Sunday and my side was kinda hurting but I didn’t know why and I hadn’t seen anything that I remember. Monday though I went to school and I remember leaning over to pick something up off the floor and my bra hit it or whatever and it hurt so bad. So that night I looked on my side to see why it hurt, and there on my side was a nice, red, pimple like bump.

I had no idea what it was, it was hot to touch kinda and it hurt whenever I laid on that side or leaned over. If you didn’t know, whenever I have some kinda of symptom, I ALWAYS look it up. So that’s what I did and from what I said it was, it kept coming up as a boil. After reading about what they were and everything, it sounded like that was what I had gotten. I had found ways to heal it and everything and decided to give that a try.

At this point everyday it was hurting now so much, I was taking Advil every 4-6 hours just to keep the pain away cause sometimes just moving would hurt it. Everyday after school I would come home to and soak a wash clothes in hot water and let that sit on my boil for as long as it was hot to try to shrink it and open it up. Once it opened up a little I was able to squeeze it and pus and blood (sorry TMI) were coming out of it. Hoping that would help I would do that about once a day or so and then put Hydrogen Peroxide, Neosporin and a band-aid on it so it wasn’t leaking.

It seemed like it was there for a long time. Finally after about a month I woke up one morning to go to work and my shirt was covered in blood, it had leaked from my band-aid and was dripping down my side as well. Along with that, I was in so much pain I called my mom crying. I tried to take the day off too because it hurt so bad, but I missed the window to take off so I had to go to work to let them know I needed the day off. So I cleaned myself up, and tried to get more of the blood and pus out of it. Whenever I would do that though, more would just keep running out. It finally stopped and I put a band-aid and gauze on it, put my clothes to get ready to leave. As I was leaving, I noticed it had already leaked through the gauze, the band aid and was on my shirt again.

I had to leave so I left it and just put a paper towel in between it all to help soak it up and drove to work. I let my teacher know right away and I left again. When I got home I tried to push more of it out, and finally “the core” of the boil started to come out. That must of been why it started bleeding so much and why it hurt so bad that day. It was out and it didn’t hurt as bad which was good. I put more Hydrogen Peroxide, Neosporin and stuff on it. After a few days I noticed it was starting to heal and was closing up. What felt like forever had only been about a month.

Wait, there was more. I don’t know when I noticed these but I had two bumps in that same armpit, but this time with no pimple like heads in the middle. They didn’t hurt as bad but they were pretty red and puffy. I thought maybe they were boils again, so I started using hot compresses on them.  No heads appeared though, and they weren’t going away. After about another month, maybe a little less than that, my mom and I went to the Minute Clinic that they have at some CVS stores to see if they could tell me what it was.

Good news they weren’t boils, they were abscesses, probably got them from having my boil and the type of infection it was (a staph infection). Abscesses are small pockets of pus under your skin, the only way you can get that out is by having them drained. For it to be drained they have to make a small cut in it and squeeze the pus out of it. Bad news, she said I needed to go to an Urgent Care and have them drain them for me. I was so nervous, but knew I would feel a lot better after that.

So my mom and I go to the Urgent Care, I get checked in and they finally call me back. They take a look at them and said yeah that’s what they are and she was going to drain them. OMG, that hurt so bad. She put small cuts in both and would give me small shots of numbing stuff so it wouldn’t hurt when she squeezed the pus out. I was crying and screaming bloody murder. Once it was done though I  felt so much better. I also had to start taking an antibiotic just in case it was Staph infection. I had to take it twice a day for about 4 to 5 days, and it made me so nauseous and I barely ate.

Once I had those taken care of I thought it was over again. Nope, not quiet. First one of the abscesses that they had just drained healed, but then decided to open up again, because their was more stuff in it and leaked all over my shirt one night. I also then found in my other armpit another bump. It didn’t hurt at all, it wasn’t red, and didn’t have a head either. It was probably like a week or two later that I went back to Urgent Care to have them drain that one as well so I could be rid of all this.

The same doctor that looked at my first two looked at this one and said she didn’t think it was ready to be drained and it might just be a cyst, and it could go away on its own. Come in again though if it gets bigger and red. About a week later from that, I noticed it started getting a lot bigger and really red. So instead of going back I called my regular doctor. I actually went in that day to see him. He looked at it and said he couldn’t drain it, I would need to see a general surgeon at Riverside and he would drain it for me. I was also put back on the antibiotics and he also thought I might have Hidradenitis Suppurativa, which is when your sweat glands and hair follicles get clogged and you get abscesses from them that are painful. They would come and go and you could get flare ups at certain times of the month or just whenever.

The next day I went to the general surgeon, I was so nervous and I woke up around 4 that morning with my heart racing really fast cause I was so nervous. When I got in there  they looked at it and he said he thought I had Hidradenitis Suppurative as well and  he could either drain it or I could wait and see what happened in a week. I just had him drain it so I could be done with it. He did and it felt so much better after. A week later I had a follow-up appointment to see how it was healing, and he said things looked great. If I ever had a flair up, he told me to just call him and he would look at them or whatever and I was allowed to shave again. Yes I hadn’t shaved in over two months because I was afraid with the bumps in my armpits, I just had to make sure I used shaving cream.

This all finally ended about the second week of October. Since then I haven’t had an other abscesses in my armpits or boils. I have gotten the occasional pimple in my armpit that I would freak out about thinking it would turn into one, but never did. I have also started using deodorant again, I was using baby powder while this was all going on too because I was afraid of what would happen. The one big thing is, I shave again. I don’t do it as often, but when I do I make sure to use lots of shaving cream. Also you would never know I had them really. I have a little scar where my most recent one in October was drained, but it’s very faint and I have a small one from my boil on my side. I am so thankful I have not gotten anymore since then. I also don’t think it’s Hidradenitis Suppurative,  because I haven’t had any others and with that you get them often. I think it was from stress, my new deodorant and shaving.

Sorry it was so long, but I had to share. See you back here soon!!

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Summer is here!!

Hello lovely readers,

As you can see from the title, I am on summer break!!! If your new here you might not know, but I am a special ed attendant in a school. So yesterday was my first official day of summer. I was planning on writing this post yesterday and posting it, but my husband got home and we made dinner and just hung out. I am also still on my work schedule so I  am tired by like 10 or so because I wake up at 6:15 when his alarm goes off. If your new here as well you might not know I got married almost a year ago, I have some posts on here about the wedding if your interested.

I didn’t post this yesterday like I said but I am here on my second full day of summer break to tell you about my summer plans and how the end of the school year went. Do I have any plans this summer? YES I DO!! In 29 or 28 days depending on when we are leaving, me, my husband, his cousin/my friend, and her husband are driving to Florida (I’m not driving though since I don’t drive freeways) and going to DISNEY!! I am so excited, not about driving there, but about getting there. 14+ hours in the car does not sound fun at all. It will be a long drive, but it will be an adventure.

We are planning on leaving  early (I think) Friday June 22nd or early Saturday June 23rd to start driving there, and getting there sometime in the evening whatever day we are leaving. We will then have 7 or 8 days, and then leaving on Sunday July 1st to come home. Two of the days while we are there we are going to Disney, and the other days we will go to the beach and Disney Springs. And I’m sure play putt putt, maybe Universal as well. I am so excited though, I have been counting down since February when we officially planned on going.

The hubby and I actually went to Florida for our honeymoon and went to Universal Studios and Disney while we were down there. We mentioned to our friends that we should come down all together since they had never been and it would be a lot of fun. When we got back we kept talking about it, and then finally in February we sat down and actually planned it out and committed to it. So now here we are so close to actually leaving. I am just so excited!!!!

After that trip, I don’t have any other summer plans that I know of. The husband and I celebrate our first anniversary on July 17th, which I can’t believe its already been a year almost. I’ll probably just hang out the rest of the summer, hanging out with friends and family until next school year starts again in August. We are not going to think about that yet though because summer just began.

So how did the school year go? It was pretty good, it was pretty rough at the beginning to the point that I hated my job so much. If you don’t remember at the beginning of the year, actually the first day of school we found out one of our students had a seizure over the summer. That meant that someone needed to ride the bus with him, and since I’m the attendant that was my job.

I rode the bus the previous year, 3 days a week just in the morning. Now they wanted me to ride morning and afternoon. We had another attendant riding the bus as well with the student I rode with the previous year, so we were splitting it, but it was just all messed up. From this I got so stressed and cried every day after work that I got a boil. Thats another LONG story.  Soon the other attendant left though and I was doing the whole week.

Thankfully we were hiring someone new soon to take the other attendants position that was helping me with the bus and they were going to put in their contract that they would need to ride the bus with the students. That meant I would be off the hook. Until they hired someone, we still needed someone to ride the bust with the students though. My principle asked if I wanted to do it still and I told her NO. She asked around and none of the other assistants/attendants wanted to either, but since I had done it all last year and then this year so far it was only fair if we took turns. Long story short we each took turns, even though it made things tense between us all because they were all pissed they had to do this.

Finally they hired someone and they took over, so that meant I was off the hook. Guess again, the new person was not reliable at all. They called off like every Monday and so someone had to fill in. So when he couldn’t, we would get a text asking if we could ride the bus the next day or whatever. I thought I was done with this. In December the new person quit, after only working there for like 2 or 3 months. Yes, that meant we had to do the bus again till they hired someone else. They hired someone again pretty quickly, so that was good. And my student didn’t need a bus aide after the first of the year, so that was one less issue as well. All in all I think I had to ride the bus like 4 more times once we did the bus rotation and we had problems with our new attendants.

Once all the bus stuff was figured out, the rest of the year was pretty good. Our students had their moments and some days were more draining then others, but not as bad as the beginning of the year. It’s finally summer though and I can relax and not worry about school till the beginning of August when I start dreading that summer is ending soon and I have to go back. Wow that was a long story.  Now that its summer though, what does that mean for the blog? I hope it means I will post more. I am going to go on a walk after I post this, then think of things I can write about this summer when I get back. I’m not going to promise any kind of schedule, because when I do I never stick to it. So I am just going to write and post when I do. Hope to be back soon with another post and I hope everyone has a great summer.

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Where I’ve been

Hello lovely readers,

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post. My last blog post was back in August when I wrote about what I got my bridesmaids and then a school update a few days before. So where have I been since then? I don’t really have an answer for that, other than being lazy. I had all these ideas I , but I never sat down at my computer and wrote them. I have missed it though, so I here I am. I actually have a post that I am going to write once I am done with this one. I could of just combined this and my next one together but hey, two in one day. Sorry it was so short and see you in the next post.

 

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