Bella’s Illness

image1-1This will be our third Christmas with Bella, every year she gets excited and uses her nose to sniff out all her treats wrapped under the tree. When we rescued two-year-old Bella from the MSPCA she was a little ball of energy. There were signs that she had been abused in her previous home so it took her a few months to feel safe and realize all image1we wanted to do was love her.
We wanted to give Bella the best most loving forever home we possibly could. We wanted her to feel safe and secure, loved, and wanted. Bella went multiple times a week to run with her friends at doggy daycare or as we called it school, she knew the days she wanted to go see her friends because she would bark and follow you around the entire time you were getting ready for work. Bella loves to watch the voice and lay in front of her fake fireplace.capture
We know that Bella didn’t have the easiest life in her previous home. When we adopted her we wanted to give her the best possible life we could give her. She is a sweet and lovingcapture7 Bulldog that wins over the hearts of anyone who has the pleasure of knowing her.

Recently Bella had started whimpering and crying out in pain. It has taken multiple Vets several weeks and many tests before they finally found what is causing Bella’s pain. capture4Through an MRI administered by a Neurologist they have been able to diagnose her with Inflammatory Brain Disease, this is a brain disease which is causing her severe pain; as well as, seizures and vertigo. As her family we want to give her every chance she has to live a full and happy life especially since Bella is only five years old. Vets have recommended a series of chemo treatments, steroids, and pain medicine to keep her comfortable.

capture5This makes me so sad not just because she’s my pup but because  She deserves to be happy and healthy!!!! We are blessed to have her grace our home with her spunk and personality.

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There’s A Little Turkey In All Of Us

Hey Everyone,

Happy Monday, I know Mondays are typically nothing to be excited but I still hope you all had a great day!

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in America and you we can officially let the Holiday season begin! Just like most of the world, The holidays are always my favorite time of the year. The magic is everywhere people literally sing in the streets!

The best part about this time of the year is that you get to spend it with family and friends and the people who mean the most to you!

To me, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because you get to express your love and thankfulness for each other! Its a time to reflect on the year and think about who and what you are thankful for. It’s not all about Turkey even though who could resist that much food!

Usually, I would post something like this on the actual holiday but for me, it was one of those Mondays I needed a little bit of optimism and thoughtfulness! Since this post is early I hope you all take the next few days to think about who and what you are thankful for!

For example:

I am thankful for every single one of my followers and readers, not only do I feel your love and support on a daily basis but you have become such good friends! Regardless of if we have ever met or ever will meet you all have become a huge part of my life! I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

XOXO,

Michelle

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Don’t Stress Out About Break Outs

Everyone knows that I always stress the importance of confidence. But for me one thing that always hits my confidence hard is when my skin is breaking out. No matter what, when I have a pimple I feel like it’s all people can see and that everyone is staring.

Since I am sure many girls feel this way when those little pimples make an appearance on your skin, I wanted to share my favorite beauty tool! It’s done wonders for my skin, and by using it every night I have seen a huge improvement!

This little beauty secret is called the Soniclear Elite by Michael Todd Beauty, and believe me, it works miracles! You simply use this little brush with your current cleanser to clean your face, it takes the same amount of time as if you were washing your face by hand but it gets all the dirt, makeup, and impurities out of your pores and off of you face! Believe me, you will notice the difference!

So if you are looking for something to finally fight off and kill that stubborn acne, or you just want to go to bed knowing your skin really is clean I recommend picking up the Soniclear Elite by Micheal Todd!

#Michaeltoddbeauty  #Soniclear  #Michaeltoddskincare  #Crueltyfree  #clearskin

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Wild Blue Denim Available at Rue 21

Hi Everyone!

Many of you know I have started working for the university I graduated from a few months back! Along with this amazing job I have been given the opportunity to get a masters degree while working there!

This has been such an amazing opportunity I clearly wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the inner student living inside of me!

Well if I have ever heard of a good reason to go shopping for a new outfit it would be starting a new school year!

I have teamed up with Wild Blue Denim and Rue 21 to tell you about some amazing styles that you can rock this fall/winter!

Wild Blue Denim has so many great pieces out this year no matter what your style is they have something for you! I love the high quality and affordability of their pieces!

You can mix so many of them together to create countless fun and flirty looks! So if you are looking for some new great pieces for the 2016 Fall/Winter season look no further than Wild Blue Denim available at Rue 21!

I guarantee you will find your new favorite pieces that will make you feel beautiful, confident, and all around amazing!

http://wildbluedenim.com/

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Dress sizes can’t define, don’t let the world decide what’s beautiful

Hello Everyone,

I want to thank you all for the overwhelming amount of E-mails I received after my last post! They were all filled with kindness and love; I really have missed you all!!

Today I am writing to you all because of one email I got in particular! I received a very emotional and heartfelt letter from a high school sophomore.

She told me that she has always been struggling with her weight but has always considered herself to be beautiful! Until high school when people began to pick on her because of her size. She goes on to tell me that these girls have not only been embarrassing her but also have started to change how she sees herself and views her own body.

While reading this Email, I was almost in tears; no one should feel this way about themselves, and when these feelings are caused by the cruelty and ignorance of others, it is just so sad and it breaks my heart!

Now I can say that you shouldn’t listen to the cruel words of others, and only you can define how you feel about yourself, but in reality, this is almost impossible to do! Our peers play such a big part in our everyday life that it is so hard to ignore their opinions.

The best advice I can give someone in this position is to be strong, understand that you are beautiful and understand that there is a cruelty in this world that is not fair. Be the bigger person and don’t forget to put yourself first! Love yourself, know your worth and beauty, and truly love yourselves!

 

Love you all,

Michelle

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Hello World

Hello Everyone,

I must apologize for my extended absence! I must say I have been a very busy girl, most recently I have started grad school!

I was offered a full assistantship! Allowing me to go to school as well as get a great experience of working as a Teaching Assistant, enabling me to teach classes, and do some real world hands on research!

I just finished my first week, and so far I have no complaints, it is so nice being back to school.

Me and Tyler also through a celebration of our marriage, a second reception! As many of you know our wedding ceremony was planned ver quickly and even though it was fantastic it was very nice to have a bigger party that all our friends and family could attend!

It’s been a crazy and fun summer!

I am hoping to get back to you all more regularly; I am going to make an honest effort! I miss all of my web friends! Let me know if there is anything you want me to touch upon in the next few days!

Talk to you all soon!

Lots of love,

Michelle

 

A New Adventure

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your Friday!

Today I want to tell you all about something super exciting! I have just accepted a new job. The job involves a lot of research and data entry so it is perfect for a nerd like me! It is close to our new home and the people there seem amazing!

I know many of you have been struggling to find the perfect job and believe me I know it is hard but hang in there keep trying, it really will pay off and you will make it through!

I was always worried about my major, So many times I wondered if I was going to end up with a useless degree because my major was so specific and uncommon. But here I am with my second job involving the skills I have learned with my anthropology degree! (the first being my work at the hospital)

Well, I just wanted to share some good news and remind you all that if you stick with it and follow your dreams you will find the right place in this world!

Love you all,

Michelle

 

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SELF LOVE

Hello Everyone!
I hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Today I want to talk to you all about self love! I’m sure you have all heard you must truly love yourself before you can love someone else. Trust me, that is 100% true.
Everyone sees flaws within themselves but we love others with their flaws so why not love ourselves as well!
I hope you all learn to accept everything about yourself, learn to love it, and learn to love you!
Love you all,
Michelle
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Inspiring Each Other

Hello Everyone!

Happy Thursday! Where I am from it just turned Thursday! So I apologize that my post is at an odd time!

I just wanted to write a quick post about something exciting me and Tyler decided to collaborate on!

Its called Inspiring Each Other!

We will be opening a second blog which will deal with our life as a couple what we are up to what we like to do all things us! We will also be given relationship advice quite often so make sure you check it out!

We will have an Instagram account to go along with it that we will update quite often!

@inspiringeachother

We are taking a trip to the cape this weekend for a memorial service for a family member of Tyler’s! Make sure you check in on both the Instagram and blog for updates!

We Love you all,

Michelle & Tyler

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National Walking Day

Hello Everyone,
Happy Wednesday! Today is national walking day!
Another day that is set aside to help promote your health and well being! Walking may not seem like a super strenuous activity or seem like it will make you supper fit. But the truth is any sort of physical activity will benefit your health.
On top of being good for you going for a walk can be a great way to enjoy nature. How often do you get outside to just enjoy yourself and your souroundings?
If you find yourself stressed try a relaxing walk. Just you and your thoughts and nature!
I hope you all get out and start moving this walking day!
Love you all,
Michelle

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