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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A Binge-Worthy New Blog

Hi, everyone!

I hope your holidays haven’t been too stressful! With all of the traffic and long lines in stores, sometimes it’s easy to forget that holidays are supposed to be fun and about family and loved ones! So take a deep breath, make yourself a cocoa and enjoy this last week before Christmas or Hanukkah!

One of the reasons I got into blogging was because reading other people’s blogs has always been a great escape for me, when my life gets stressful, or I’m just looking for something to keep me entertained I turn to others blogs. Reading the words that these people choose to share with the world make you feel like you know them on a personal level! You become friends with them just as I became friends with all of you!

I am mentioning my deep appreciation for bloggers today because I want to share with you a new blog I have recently been loving! It’s called “Jess Said That”, As you all know I love to share about strong women who are sharing their voice! “Jess Said That” is written by my cousins Jess, she is a middle school teacher and just became a first-time mom! Jess shares her perspective on motherhood, pregnancy, and life in general! Her posts are filled with truth, babies, humor, and 100% real life! She is an amazing writer and has so much to share with all of you! I wholeheartedly recommend you all go give “Jess Said That” a read and a subscribe!

https://jesssaidthat.wordpress.com/

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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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Cativersary

One year ago today Tyler and I found our little Kitty outside of our apartment complex! She was cold and hungry but so loving and kind!

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She lived with us two days before we finally decided on her name! She took to us very fast and it was a relief when the vets gave her a clean bill of health!

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She won the hearts of our friends and family, and before you knew it the lonely little kitty had the love of so many people!

People may say I am crazy for taking Tonks on walks in a stroller or for driving around with her in her car seat! But she has become like my child, we are there for each other, partners in crime!

So go ahead tell me I am crazy because I probably am! But over the last year Tonks has been with us through: planning a wedding, getting married, graduating college, holidays, and moving twice! That is a lot of bonding!

So here is to the last year, and to many more with my furry friend! We love you Tonks, you will always have a forever home with us!

 

 

Get To Know Me

I have gotten several E-mails from people asking me to talk more about my self. Since I am trying to focus my blog on you guys and just telling you my experience on finding confidence and happiness I thought I would simply do the get to know me tag so that I can tell you a bit about my self with out being to boring and in only one post.

SO HERE WE GO!! 🙂

 we go…
1. Are you named after anyone? 
My parents named me Michelle so they could sing the Beatles Michelle My Bell to me as a baby so not really more after a song i guess
2. When was the last time you cried?
Actually about a week ago when I watched Remember Me such a sad but great movie ❤
3. Do you want kids?
Yupp
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
I think so  🙂
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
hahaah no I wish I could be a bit sassier
6. Will you ever bungee-jump?
NO WAY!!
7. What’s your favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms all the way <333
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Ears I dont know why but i think ears are the funniest things
9. What is your eye colour?
Blue 
 10. Scary movie or happy endings? 
Happy endings, if all movies could end like cinderella life would be great
11. Favorite smells? 
Im a wierdo who loves the smell of lemons
12. Summer or winter?
Summer I life in the cold but i hate snow
13. Computer or television?
 Computer im a blogger
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? 
Alaska cruise with my family last summer
15. Do you have any special talents?
Im actually really good at giving advice and Im a good listener
16. Favorite place on Earth?
Well I have always wanted to go to Nebraska even though I’ve never been there the thought is my favorite place on Earth!
17. What are your hobbies?
Blogging and watching Dawsons Creek
18. Do you have any pets?
Yes a boxer but i will be getting a Boston terrier when I move in to my own home
19. Favorite movie?
Ummm I cant pick just one!! Tangled, Breakfast Club, 500 Days of Summer, and The Hobbit
20. Are you a family or friends person?
I like to think I am both I have some amazing friends who are like family and my family is made up of some of my best friends
21. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
HAPPY!!!!
Have any other questions just ask ❤