Sunday, April 22, 2012

200 Posts and a Giveaway!!

I can't believe this post marks 200 for me. I never thought I would enjoy blogging so much or view it as the amazing outlet that has become for me. I love that I have met so many people and the fact that it allows me to connect with so many others going through the same (yet different) journey. 
So, to celebrate, I decided to do my first giveaway. I wanted it to be something homemade so I racked my brain this weekend for something that anyone along any part of this journey could enjoy. Whether you are TTC, pregnant, in between things, waiting for adoption, or a mommy, you can surely enjoy this! We all need to relax. 

The last time I went to my fertility yoga class I was introduced to the most amazing item to assist in relaxation...a lavender scented eye pillow. 

I looked online at them and, sure, they are easy to buy and not overly expensive. But, I wanted to make it myself. So I found a pattern and sat down with my trusty sewing machine. I made two different removable and washable covers so the winner can pick the one they want. It is filled with flax seed and local lavender. It really feels amazing on your face and the added smell makes you feel super relaxed. In addition, you can heat it in the microwave to make it warm or put it in the freezer/fridge to cool it down. 
Here is the blue cover
And the purple
To enter, you must:
1. Be a follower or become one
2. Leave a comment to tell me you want to be entered
3. Answer the following question in your comment: What is the most valuable lesson you have learned along this journey?

Pretty easy, huh? 
In addition, I picked up this magnet that I liked the message of. I will pick a winner a week from tonight on April 29th. 
Good luck!


  1. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! The most important thing I have learned during the course of infertility treatments is patience! Each cycle, 2ww, and days of waiting takes time. I've learned to be patient and eventually it will be our time.

  2. Thank you for having this awesome giveaway! Please enter me :)

    1. The most valuable lesson I've learned is to accept myself and be at peace with my body no matter what.

  3. Please enter me into your drawing. The most important thing I have learned from infertility? This is actually a very hard question. For most of my struggle through IF, I have been so angry and bitter. I would love to say that I have learned something from IF, but I think all and all it has made me a stronger person because of all of the reasons I dont have any answers on why.

  4. I want to be entered!

    Lesson learned... don't give up, and do your best not to let the bitterness overwhelm you. It's not worth it.

  5. Congrats on making it to 200! I think the most important lesson I've learned is that things work better when I step back from my need to be in control of everything.

  6. So pretty! I love the fabrics you chose. I could totally use something like that for serious relaxation right now... the TWW is brutal!

    The biggest lesson I've learned so far is how to be a better support system for others. It's so easy to get wrapped up in our own crap that we have to force ourselves to look outside and see that other people need us too! Oh, and that helping someone get through a rough time really helps you feel better about what you're going through as well.

  7. Hi... I hope you're doing OK ? Thinking of you and I’ve nominated you for a ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award via xoxo

  8. Hi Liz! I would love to be entered into your drawing (I will be starting the IVF process for the first time soon and the eye pillow would be super awesome). I would also love to say that I have learned patience on this journey...but that would be a lie. I think I am learning how to take care of me...and that it is okay to say no to some things (commitments and such). I've also learned that people don't generally say things to be hurtful, but just aren't aware of infertility and the emotional heartbreak that it causes.

    Congrats on your 200th post!