Come Follow Me @ DreamUp Studios


What would you think if I told you that tomorrow you were going to wake up and be responsible for two teenagers and two toddlers, all at the same time, all under the same roof? Nuts? Perhaps that would have been my response too, until I lived it. Combing Anthony's children with mine has been one of … [Read more...]

Ditch the doubt


It's been awhile since I last posted. That could mean that things are so bad I couldn't possibly share them with you in fear of making you sympathetically suicidal. Or it could mean that things are so good I'm way too busy being awesome to sit down and write. Or it could mean that my life and … [Read more...]

Are dragons eternal too?


Daniel, my eternal, I love you an immeasurable amount. It's been three months to the day since we last touched. There are still moments when I crave you deeply. I feel like a dragon coveting gold with this dark and fierce desire. Your forehead, your arms, your hands, your lips, every single part of … [Read more...]

At the beach with him


My birthday was on Saturday. It was the first birthday I've had to spend without my husband in the last eleven years. My birthday was always a big deal to him. He needed to ensure it was extra special for me and it always was. We did shopping sprees and amusement parks - but my favorite, and what we … [Read more...]

An ocean filled with roses


Sometimes my emotions are so raw they feel like glass. I feel frozen. I feel like if I move I will surly get cut. If I look back and cry a shard will slice through my arm and cut off my hand. If I look forward and put on a smile a shard will slice through my leg and cut off my foot. But … [Read more...]

My dream wedding colors


I had a crappy wedding. It was pretty much on purpose as I had no money and my only care at the time was to wed my beloved. Nine years later now, every once in awhile, I dream about what my perfect wedding would look like. Today it involves sparkle, shine, glitter, sophistication and a touch of … [Read more...]

Totally Worth It


Sometimes I can't help but hug her as tight as possible as tears fall down my checks and I say another sincere prayer of gratitude. Every crappy moment I had to go through those 7 years of TTC followed by those 6 solid months of vomiting can't even begin to compare to the joy and light this … [Read more...]

The dress

color palette | gold or blue dress |

If you were on the internet last night you will know of the white and gold OR blue and black dress. My sister was the first one that introduced me to it and it drove me nuts. For her and my husband it was always white and gold. For my mom it was always blue and black. My cousin saw blue and gold. … [Read more...]

Baby Shower – Nutcracker ballet


The day that I announced my pregnancy on Facebook, I got a private message. It was from a church friend asking if she could be the one to throw me a baby shower. WHAT?!! I was so shocked but incredibly pleased. Being infertile for 7 years, there were many, many times when I thought a baby shower was … [Read more...]

My Moto X Phone

color palette | Moto X Phone | turquoise, pink, green, yellow |

My new phone had arrived!!! I went with a Moto X from Verizon. After all that deliberation about which color to get, I choose white. It's all white - front and back. It has a black screen and yellow accents. The yellow is gorgeous! It's got a bit of lime in there but it looks almost gold. It's shiny … [Read more...]