Saturday, July 15, 2017

June Recap

Happy July, It continues to be very hot here. It has been in the 90's for a few weeks now with no rain in sight. It would be nice to have some moisture but I am not complaining though. I would much rather have it be hot then snowing and cold. How is the weather where you are?
My medical drama continued through June. I went to see the new primary care doctor. It was pretty much another big waste of time. She was supposed to be familiar with my case after talking to the office manager back in March when I complained about the other doctor there. The office manager told her about my case and after looking it over and said she would be willing take it on. I told them I was going to wait to see the vulvar specialist first though.  When I got there she had no clue as to what was going on with me though. I even asked the person that made the appointment if she would be reviewing my records again prior to me coming in since it had been a few months since my last visit. She said yes she always reviews cases before appointments but she obviously never did. At that point I was already annoyed and she must have heard it in my voice because she told me there was no need to be angry which made me even more mad. I proceeded to try and tell her what was going on, I didn’t get very far though. She moved on to the exam rather quickly and even had me undress before I talked to her. She was not very gentle during the exam but did see where the problem was because I took her a copy of the photo the Vulvar specialist took while I was there to compare it too. She wanted to use a spectulm but I said no because I had my period and didn’t want to go through that again especially since I knew that was not where the problem was. After looking she said that the area the Vulvar specialist said thought could be cancer was healed and looked nothing like it did a few weeks ago when I saw her so there is no need to do a biopsy now. The is nothing to do a biopsy of. That is good news because the vuvlar specialist said that if it healed with the steroids it is most likely an underlying inflammatory condition which is what I have been saying for years but this doctor never looked at the other records I brought her. She basically told me that because my vulva looks fine now not to go to any more doctors, don’t put anything else on it and just live with it even though I told her many times I was still in pain. Who says that to someone????? I tried to explain to her that the vulvar pain was just one small piece of this puzzle there are a lot of other things going on but she did not want to hear about them. I showed her the problem in my mouth which she acknowledged was there but did not have much to say about it. I also told her I had talked to a gynecologist last week that was recommended from another group I am a member of and was willing to look at my records. She agreed it would be a good idea to take them to him since he has been around for a long time. I also told her I was considering seeing a functional medicine doctor but she had no idea what that was. I told her if I did that would she be willing to refer me to specialists but she said she would have to talk to that doctor first. She also suggested I might have Bechets which has come up quite a few times in the past and suggested I see a rheumatologist which I have already done many times in the past so she dropped that. Then she asked me the strangest thing, if I had  ever been physically assaulted or abused which I found really odd. The answer was no and even if I was did she feel that my pain was psychological then?? I did get her to refill my medications and asked her a few more questions like if I needed a mammogram and if blood to needed to be taken to make sure all the antinflamatores I hav been taking were not causing more problems but she said no to both. I am just so tired of being treated like this from the medical community. When does it stop?? I am emotionally , physically and financially drained at this point but I am still in pain so as much as I just want to give up but I don't know if I really can at this point, 
Last week I got a call out of the blue from the vulvar specialist at University Hospital the one that was scaring me with the C word. She asked for me when I went to answer the phone than asked if I got the photos I was looking for. It totally caught me off guard but I told her yes, I had requested those photos over 3 weeks ago so I wondered why would she be calling me now and I told her that especially since she sent me out of there with no follow up to which she replied that yes she did because she referred me to the dental school for a biopsy of the problem she saw in my mouth. I thought that was an even odder thing to say since I went there for my vagina not my mouth. She never asked me anything about that or gave me any follow up for that problem. I told her that I went to see another doctor about my vagina though and the problem she saw when I was there is gone now. She was really excited to hear that and automatically assumed the steroid ointment she gave me worked but I had to set her straight again and tell her that it made me burn worse and I went back to using the Desonide a less stronger steroid cream which the other doctor gave me. That must have been what resolved the problem something she would have known if she had done a follow up. I also told her I was still in pain though and the other doctor told me to just live with it. She responded by saying she could not speak on what the other doctor said but once again her recommendation was to go to the dental school for a biopsy of my mouth to which I responded that she sure liked to cut people and she replied that she really didn't. Why was she going to cut me looking for cancer then when the problem resolved with the steroid?? She even said in her notes that if the problem resolved with the steroids that it is likely that there is an underlying inflammatory condition which is what I have been saying all along. She could have suggested I try the steroid again first before rushing to cut me. I had to beg her to even let me try it in the first place. At this point I was very angry and we were getting not getting  anywhere so she said I should contact a patient advocate. I told her I had already done that and never got a call back. She ended the conversation by saying she would have them call me then and that was it. I spent the rest of the night trying to make sense of it 
The next day I called patient advocate again myself. I was going to file another complaint against her since I never heard back from them. Nobody answered though so I had to leave a message. Later that afternoon I got a call from the patient advocate I originally spoke to. She was not of much help though which was not a surprise. I did find out the reason the doctor called was in response to my complaint the first time. That was a horrible way to try and work things out with me though. I told the patient advocate what happened that she started the conversation by asking if I got the photos I requested. No how are you or anything like that and she agreed that was not good. She did not really have anything else to offer me as a resolution though since this doctor is the only one that deals with the sort of thing there. I asked about seeing the other doctor in the clinic but she didn't know anything about her. We ended the conversation with her saying she would ask around to see if she could get a recommendation for someone else for me to see outside of there. I did not think I would hear from them again but I did the following Monday and this time she told me to go see a urogynocologist for the pain but could not recommend one.  I just wish I could rewind and have never gone there now. All it did was cause me more pain and stress. I don't understand how doctors like her can even be doctors. At this point I am going to go and meet with a  functional medicine doctor in August. I just hope I can wait until then because I am still in a lot of pain especially when sitting. 
In the meantime things in my Etsy shop have been slow again. I was able to make a new ribbon and fabric highchair banner to go with my nautical party theme though. 

We also got these great appreciations photos from a buyer showing some of my nautical party decor in use.


With all the medical stuff going on I needed to do something to make me happy so Emilia and I went and got our toes done again. I also got this necklace while I was there it matches the bracelet I got last month.

We have been eating more salads for dinner now. This is Skinny Tastes Steak Baja Salad. The recipe is from her cookbook Light On Calories Big On Flavor. You could leave off the corn and cheese if you wanted to make it Paleo or Whole 30. It is still gluten free though.
Finally I wanted to leave you with something cute to look at. I made this dog bowtie for a buyer who bought the wrong size. It fit Lily perfectly though. To bad her name doesn't start with B. 
 I also just made this custom crown for another return buyers dog. She happens to be the same age as Sophie. Normally Sophie would probably wear a larger size but I think it still looks cute on her. Also thanks to Aura Frames and their new pet collections for asking me to include some new photos of my dogs. 
That's all for now. I hope the rest of the month will be a good one for you and I will be back next month with more to share then. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

May Recap

Happy June. After a lot of rain in May it finally started to dry out and feel like summer here. It had been the the 90's the last few weeks but really cooled off a few days ago and has only been in the 70's. We bought some veggies an flowers a few weeks ago. Looking forward to seeing them grow. Hope the weather is nice where you are.
I  was hoping to get this update posted before now but ended up dealing with more medical drama. I can never get a break when it comes to this kind of stuff. I don't even know where to start because it has been such a nightmare again and I am not sure anyone really wants to read it but if I can help one person by sharing my story to not have to go through what I have to find help it will be worth it. I have mainly been dealing with vaginal problems again and have seen 3 different doctors about it since April. Each one had a different opinion. I also found out the NP I saw in February wrote in my records that she thought I should see a psychiatrist because all my blood tests were normal even though she saw the blisters. You can't mentally give yourself blood blisters. Crazy!! Below is a recap of what all has happened since then and it's a lot. If you would rather not read it I understand so just skip ahead to the good stuff.
I went to see another doctor after that in March. He was a primary care doctor and was recommended to me because he was supposed to be good at diagnosing hard cases. It turned out he had no idea what Vulvular Vestibulitis was and started Googling it. After reading up on it a bit the only thing that seemed to stand out to him was that it says it can cause painful sex and was just focused on that which I thought was odd and it was starting to make me very uncomfortable. Having sex is the last thing on my mind right now, I just want to be able to sit without pain and burning. He was suppose to find me a doctor that knew more about this and could deal with it but that never happened. I ended up finding a Vulvar clinic at the University Hospital here on my own and asked for a referral to get in but he was not able to help me with that. I ended up calling the office where the NP was that saw the blood blisters and got them to get a special referral for me to be seen there because they did not take my insurance. It was a 3 month wait but I still made the appointment anyways though. 
In the meantime I went to see another gynecologist that could get me in sooner and was suppose to know about VV. After telling her my history and examining me she thought I had mucus membrane pemphigoid and wanted me to see a dermatologist she knew. She even made a phone call to her while I was there so I could get in sooner so I made an appointment with her the following week. 
After seeing the derm she did not think it was MMP but thought I had LS and possibly LP too. She wanted me to try the Clobetasol again for 2 weeks which I had tried a few years ago but it just made the burning worse so I was not in favor of that and since I was going to see the vulvar specialist at University hospital I decided not to try it again until I saw her. This doctor also got very upset during the appointment because she thought Emilia was recording what she said. Emilia was doing that because I asked her to since it is really hard for me to remember everything that is being said during these appointments and I have never had a problem doing that before. Won't be doing that again now. Needless to say that appointment did not end well. 
I finally got to see the specialist at University Hospital 2 weeks ago. It did not go well either. The only records she had when I got there were the ones from the NP which basically told her nothing except that they thought I was crazy. I did bring all the other records from the other doctors with me for her to look at but when she saw them she said she didn’t have time to go over them so I just tried to tell her what was going on. After that she started by looking in my mouth and was concerned with a bottom tooth on my right side. I have noticed that I can see the bone where the gum is there and it has been inflamed and bleeding a lot but she said it had a white spot on it that I had not noticed before. When I saw the dentist a month ago she never said anything about it. She had Emilia help hold my mouth open so she could take a picture of it which I found rather odd. She then looked at the skin on my back, stomach, arms and feet. After that she did the vaginal exam and used a speculum. She was concerned with the amount of discharge I was having but I told her that I normally get that during this part of my cycle but she wanted to look at it under a microscope anyways. She then did a qtip test and found the area that is usually the most painful on the bottom of the vulva where is it quite red. She also saw what was left of the blister I thought I had on the left upper lip and felt it was not a blister but something I could have had for a while and was not concerning even though I showed her a picture of what it looked like in Feb. She seemed to think that what is there now is different even though it is in the same area. She also said the blisters could just have been from biting and or friction which I thought rather odd. After that I think she said she did not see any signs of mucous membrane pemphigoid or Lichten Sclerosus/Planus but wanted to do a biopsy. I was really caught off guard by that so I asked her what she would be looking for then and she said to check for cancer since that area was not healing but I have had periods of time where it goes away so that does not make sense. If that area had been red and inflamed the whole time why hasn’t it continue to get worse or spread?? The cancer thing totally freaked me out because the other doctors I had seen before had never brought up cancer. After that she asked to take a picture of that area and called in a nurse. At that point, I was very upset and trying to hold back tears. She did nothing to try and comfort me. When she was done I told her that I said that I did not want a biopsy because what else was it going to show besides cancer and she said she could not guarantee it would show anything. I do not want to be cut there on the small chance that it could be cancer then be left with more pain and still no answers plus I can’t afford it insurance won’t pay for anything until I meet the $2500 deductible. She then thought it would be better to see an oral pathologist there instead and biopsy my mouth where the white spot is?? I once again told that that I had just seen the dentist and they never said anything about it to which she said she was not going to argue with me but I was not arguing with her. I asked her about trying another steroid cream that was less potent than the Clobetasol but she said she could not prescribe anything without a diagnosis but even if she biopsied that site she still could not guaranteed I would get one? At that point I was becoming even more frustrated, confused and upset so she finally agreed to let me try the another steroid cream I had heard about called “Triamcinolone” being less strong and not as likely to burn as much. She said to try it for 2 weeks and not use it on the lips but never said anything about coming back to recheck the area. I also tried to tell her that the derm I saw before her said it was LS/LP but she didn’t care and went on to tell me they are very different things but can’t really remember what she was saying after that because I was so upset. She then decided not to look at the slides because she said she didn’t want me to have to pay for anything else and threw them in the garbage which was really odd. I asked her if she could send me a summary of the visit since I was so confused as to what was said at this point and she said I could sign up for the patient portal and that was the only way to get it to me which I said was fine. That was it. I left there feeling very confused and even more discourage and defeated than when I walked in because now I have to worry about having cancer now. The thing is I have been dealing with this problem for a long time now and have had periods of time where it feels normal down there so I really don’t think it is cancer but it will be in the back of my mind now. When I got home I called the gynecologist I saw that said she thought I had MMP but when I told her that the University Doctor did not agree with that or the LS/LP diagnosis from the derm she went me to and wanted to do a biopsy she agreed with her even though she never said anything about this possibly being cancer when I saw her. I am just so confused as what to do now. Even if I agree to the biopsy I would never let the University doctor do it because of how unkind she was towards me. I have to find a doctor that I can trust and feel comfortable with before anyone is cutting me.  I started to use the Triamcinolone ointment but it made me burn worse just like the Clob did so I am in a full flare now. 
I week later there was still no records from University Hospital so I called to see where they were. They had no record of my visit when I finally got through! I had to be transfers to the right place and had to leave a message for someone to call me about it but no one every called. Someone from the dentist school did call that afternoon though. They said they had gotten a referral from the Dr to be seen there but I told them I had no idea what for. The lady that called tried to read the information that was sent to them  but I was still very confused as to why she wanted me to go there. They also told me they don’t take insurance and it would be between $129.00-$200.00 just to be seen. I don't have the kind of money so I am not going there right now. They lady I talked to said I have until September if I change my mind.
I called University Hospital again the next day to see where my records were since I still had not heard from them. Once again I had to leave a message and wait for a call back. I finally got one a few hours later and  talked to a nice lady. I found out they sent my summary to my home supposedly on Sunday the 11th. The doctor I saw never said anything about mailing them. She was adamant that I go through the online portal to get them but I didn't have them. When I asked what address they sent them to she told me my old address How in the hell did that happen??? I don’t live there.  I think I remember them asking my address when I signed in and it was the correct one.  At this point I was very upset. She was very understanding though. I told her I still could not access the records online either. She gave me a number for website help and told me to contact a patient representative because she agreed that none of this should have happened. I contacted both parties. The website guy said he would try to have it fixed by 3:00. The patient representative seemed to be willing to help after telling her what happened. Not sure what she is going to do though. She is suppose to look into my options and get back to me. I never heard from her again though.  I was finally able to access the records from the online portal that afternoon. I still didn't have copies of the photos though.  The lady I spoke to that morning emailed and told me they could be sent but would be in black and white how is that supposed to help me figure out where the problem is since the problem is redness and irritation. I finally got a copy of them a few days ago and thankfully they were in color. There are so many things wrong with the summary she wrote. She obviously did not listen to what I said very well. How did this go so wrong?? I wish I had never gone there!
I made an appointment with a new primary this week. I pray she will be able to help me. If not I don't know what I am going to do next. I am in a lot of pain right now so If anyone reading this has any suggestions or thoughts please let me know.

One a happier note Emilia decided to try something new and is going to Esthetician School. If you don't know what that is, an esthetician is a specialist in the cleansing, beautification and preservation of the skin on the entire body but particularly the face and neck. She is learning about facials, waxing, makeup, as well as more medical types of treatments. Starting in July, she will be available at the clinic in the school for discounted rates. Right now she is able to offer natural, medical or oil-based facials and microdermabrasian treatments. Let us know if you are interested in have a service done.

Emilia and I also decided to treat ourselves to pedicures. Being a nail technician myself, it was nice to have someone else do my toes for a change especially since it's too hard for me to bend down anymore. It's also just down the street from us so it's convenient to get to. An added bonus was that the ladies there also sell beautiful jewelry. I bought a turquoise bracelet from Korea. It was too big to go around my wrist, but I can use it as ankle bracelet and it fits perfectly.
On Mother's Day, we decided to spend the day with my sister, niece, and mom at the Denver Zoo. We haven't been there in a long time and it was fun to spend time together. They've made a lot of changes since the last time we were there. However, after we had been there for a while we remembered why we don't go often. It's hard to see the animals in confined spaces. The highlight of the visit was the new baby giraffe named Dobby. He was so cute and we got a great video of him.

video

Things in our Etsy shop started to pick up in May. One of our popular summer themes is You Are My Sunshine. We have two girl versions, polka dots and chevron. I also added a new ribbon and fabric high chair banner.

Finally, a new recipe to share with you. This  Whole 30 Shepherd's Pie. You would never know it's good for you. It's a bit of work but worth it as the whole family loved it.
That's it for now. Hopefully I'll be back sooner with our June review. In the meantime if you have any extra prayers or good thoughts could you please send them my way to find the right doctor to help me figure this out. It would be much appreciated. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

April Recap

Happy Wednesday.  Hope your May has been good so far and spring has sprung where you are. The weather had been pretty nice here but winter returned last week. Thankfully the snow did not last long but it was really cold. It felt more like March then May. The sun has returned now though.
April started off with Emilia's 19th birthday. This year her theme was pastel rainbows. She also is really into makeup now specifically something called Lipsense. It is made by a company called Senegence so that was the big present, Looking back she always had a thing for lipstick. She just applies it better now,
The amazing part about their products is that they do not come off. Unfortunately the weather was not good on her birthday so we could not do much. She ended up going to see Beauty and the Beast with my sister and niece. We also had a family dinner which was cooked by a private chef. The requested menu was Roast Chicken, Mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and salad. The cake was made by a Cakes by Sam a local baker,
Overall it was a good one. I still can't believe she is 19.
We also celebrated both Lily's and Sophie's birthdays in April too. Lily is 11 now and we think Sophie is 12. To celebrate they both got to try a pupachino from Starbucks. As you can see they loved it.
Things in our Etsy shop continued to be slow but I added this rainbow ribbon and fabric high chair banner to the shop. It goes great with my other rainbow items that I have shared here before.
We also added a new butterfly theme.
Finally a new recipe for you to try, I have posted a lot of sweet thing in the past. I am going to start sharing more savory things, I am trying to find more whole 30 recipes especially for dinners. This one we tried a few weeks ago,
Sheetpan Italian Veggie and Chicken dinner from skinny taste. It was really good, We had ours with brown rice but you could also do cauliflower rice instead if you to comply with the whole30. I still eat some brown rice though,
That's all for now I will be back next month with more to share then.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

National Pet Month

I am interrupting my monthly blog recap because May is national Pet Month. As most of you know we have 2 dogs. Sophie and Lily. They are my fur kids and mean the world to me.
Pets in general can bring great joy to your life as well as offer other health benefits too as you can see from this graphic
Some of the best things about my dogs is when I am having a bad day I know I can always rely on them to make me happy and my dogs are always willing to listen to me when I talk. They also give me purpose because they depend on me to be taken care of which I am happy to do. I got my first dog when I was 5 yrs old. He was a little white poodle who had wandered into our yard. My mom wasn't really a dog person and had never had a dog of her own so she tried to find his owner. When we found them they told her that he was returned to them by mistake and was really not their dog and did we want him. Thankfully my mom said yes and we got to keep him. We named him Snuffy after Snuffalupagus on Sesame Street. His favorite thing was eating chocolate chip cookies that my dad would feed him. Even with all that chocolate he lived a very long time. My mother was feeding him baby food with a spoon in the end to help keep him alive that is how much she grew to love him too. This photo was taken on my first day of Kindergarten, It is really old and not the best quality but hopefully you can still see him.
I had other dogs during my life too. Ashley the border collie. He was really my sisters dog. He loved balls. He always had a ball in mouth and could hold more than 1 at a time.
After Snuffy passed on I wanted a dog of my own and my mom finally agreed to let me have one.  I really wanted a Golden Retriever but she didn't want another big dog so I got Brandon who was a sheltie. Unfortunately something was wrong with his brain and he died very young. Sorry for the blurry photo that was the best one I could find.
Cassie was the first dog Rich and I got together. She was a black lab border collie mix we got from the shelter. She was a great dog and loved people. My Sophie reminds me a lot of her. Sophie does not like people as much as Cassie did though. When we would take her to the dog park she would go straight to the people not the other dogs. We got Dakota another border collie about a year later. Like Ashley she loved catching balls and frisbee too. All of these dogs were a big part of my life and I am forever grateful for the time I got to spend with them. I just wish dogs had a longer life span.
Pets bring so much joy to peoples lives many of them celebrate their birthdays now. A big part of my Etsy shop is making party decor for them too. These are some of my favorite photos of customers pets wearing my party hats and crowns. It bring me great joy to see these photos and to know my creations were a part of their special day.
I just love animals especially dogs. I would love to hear more about your fur kids too so leave me  a comment telling me more about them. Also be sure to check out this page to see some adorable puppies and the Puppyspot website if you are interested in getting a purbread and don't forget about the shelters in your area. There are lots of dogs and puppies that need homes there too.
That's all for now I will be back with my April recap soon.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

March Update

Happy April and Happy Spring.  The rest of March continued to be warm and dry here except for the last few days when colder air returned with rain and a little snow. Thankfully no big blizzards. I think it was one of the driest March on record. I am not complaining though.  It turned out to be great weather for my birthday on the 25th which does not happen often so I got to spend it at my happy place. The Denver Botanic Gardens. There was not a lot of flowers to see but it still was nice,
There are not just plants and flowers to see there. This is one of my favorite structures.
It is a beautiful Solarium.Usually it is to hot to be in for long when we go in the summer but this day it was cool enough to enjoy being in there for awhile. Here is some more information about it hopefully you can read it better if you click on it.

We also saw this beautiful tree in the Japanese Garden too.
Afterwards we stopped by Beet Box Vegan Bakery a place I have been wanting to visit for while and they had a little vegan/gluten free carrot cake that was just perfect for desert.  I also received these beautiful Tulips from my sister and niece, The mug was from Emilia, It says What would Zoe Hart Do? Unfortunately Rich put it in the dishwasher because he didn't know it was not dishwasher safe and now it only says What would do? The new ipad and pencil was a gift from Rich my mom and sister gave me a little money to put towards it too. 
Things in our Etsy shop have been been pretty slow which is discouraging. We are finding it is not just us though. Etsy has been making some changes that seem to be affecting a lot of people. Hopefully it will resolve soon. In the meantime we are still adding new product Unicorns seem to be very popular right now so we have added these unicorn themed items to the shop.


I also have this new mini glitter crown that goes great with this theme too.
We also got this great photo of a buyers dogs wearing my girl dog crown and boy party hat. Don't they look adorable?
Finally I wanted to share these paleo carrot cake cupcakes with you. They make a great late nigh snack. I put a small amount of tofutti on top.
That's all for now I will be back next month with more to share then.

Friday, March 17, 2017

February Recap

Happy March, It has definitely come in like a lamb. It almost feels like summer here with the temperatures in the high 70's and 80's. I just hope it does not go out like a lion now.
February started out pretty well but by the middle of the month I got another blood blister in my mouth. If you follow my blog I have been dealing with them for a long time now. No one seems to know what they are from and seem to come and go. Usually they only last for a few days and are not very painful but I ended up getting one on the side of my tongue that was so excruciating after it popped I could barely eat or talk. I was in so much pain I had to call Dispatch Health again. I used them last year when I got sick and was happy with their service again. They gave me some prescription mouthwash that seemed to help but a few days later they appeared in my lady parts. So after taking a break from doctors for awhile I have had to start looking for answers again. Once again I am not getting much help and a lot of frustration. On top of that I am fighting with the insurance company now too. I just don't understand why it has to be this hard to get some help from the medical community when something is clearly wrong. Trying to get doctors to agree is another story though.
Emilia and I decided to add some St Patrick's Day things to the shop. Unfortunately they were not good sellers. Maybe next year they will be more popular.




We did sell some girl bodysuits to these twins. Thanks to their mom for sharing the photo. Aren't they adorable?

My favorite vegan ice cream Coconut Ginger was discontinued again so I made my own. I used this recipe
It is not really vegan because I used honey but you could use sugar and it would still be vegan. It came out great though and now I don't have to worry about not having it anymore.
And now my final thoughts on Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life
1. I hated the Wild thing. The only thing I liked about it was seeing the guys from Parenthood.
2. I liked The Life and Death Brigade scene with Logan, Rory, Finn and Collin. It reminded me of the old episodes which was one of the things I loved about it. 
3. Sookie coming back was a disappointment. 
4. Loved how Emily's story wrapped up. She was my favorite part of the whole thing. 
5. The wedding, Loved the setup for the actual wedding it was beautiful and the song was perfect. I didn't understand why Lane was there though. I think Sookie and Emily definitley should have been there and I wish that we would have at least gotten to see the whole town celebrating afterwards. 
6. The final 4 words were another big disappointment for me. Now we are in limbo again. 
Overall I was disappointed with the whole thing. I wish they would have just left it how it was. I loved those episodes and when I watch them now I don't feel the same way I use to about it. 
I still watch the old episodes from time to time but I have moved on now and found a new favorite show Heart of Dixie. Anyone else seen that one?
That's all for now I hope next month I will have more uplifting things to share. Until then hope the rest of your month is a good one. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

January Recap

Happy February. Hope your month has been a good one so far. Even though the groundhog saw his shadow and we are suppose to have 6 more weeks of winter it is feeling a lot like spring here. It was almost 80 last week. That is a bit to warm for February. I would rather have that than snow though. The rest of January was pretty quite for us. The highlight of the month was that we finally sold something to Vermont. We had sold to all other 49 states beside that one and were eagerly awaiting a sale from there for a long time and it finally happened. It didn't come from Etsy though, It came from Amazon Handmade. We had opened a shop there last year with a few items and were not selling much so it was even more surprising that the sale came from there. It was definitely  a very happy day for us. It is an amazing feeling to know we have sold our products to all 50 states now.
Emilia was also busy working on Valentine Orders. She came up with a new tutu/onesie/headband set.

She also added a matching diaper cover and  leg warmers. You can see them all together with the other Valentines Paper Goods I made a few years ago. I also added a new Valentines crown for girls too.

We also came up with this boy set.
Here is a photo of a buyers daughter wearing the girl tutu set. Isn't she adorable?
Continuing with my review of Gilmore Girls Year in the Life I am on to Summer, Below are our thoughts.
1. Why was Ms Patty not at the town meetings or a part of the musical? We think she definitely should have had a bigger part in those 2 things, They just were not the same without her.
2. The Musical. What a waste of time. The first time we watched it we hated it. The second time it was not as bad but they still could have filled that time with better things.
3. Did anyone wonder why Loreali put the newspapers in the trash when she was delivering them? I am thinking it may have been because she had to go to bathroom? What do you think?
4. Rory running the town newspaper was an interesting concept. 
6. It was to good to see April again. I know a lot of people didn't like her in the original series. I liked her though. 
7. Did anyone notice Rory saying this was your idea to Logan when she was talking to him at Lane's house? I was thought it was her idea to have the relationship the way it was?
8. It was fun to see the community pool and Luke a part of it.
9. The thirysomething gang was kind of stupid. Glad Rory decided not to be a part of it.
10. It was good to see Jess again.
11. It was sad to see Michele quit his job, I wish we would have learned more about his life now though and wish they would have introduced his partner.
12. Lorelai deciding she want's to go do wild. HATED THAT!
Summer was probably my least favorite of them all. What are your thoughts?
Finally I have something savory to share today. If you like curry  and are craving comfort food you will love this
 It is gluten and dairy free too. So good.
That's all for now. I hope the rest of your February is a good one and I will be back next month with more to share then.