Sunday, June 14, 2015

L'OREAL Ultimate Straight Review

***I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. All thoughts and opinions are my own.***

So I got this amazing 4 step L'Oreal Paris shampoo and conditioner system thanks to Influenster.

I was a little skeptical about this 4 STEP system at first. I mean come on I am a busy mom after all. But I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and quick the extra step was. I wasn't too keen on using a pre-conditioner, but now I don't know how I have never used one before! My hair is so much softer thanks to the pre-conditioner.

 Before a greasy mess.
And after hair is so soft and silky right now.

Thank you L'Oreal and Influenster for letting me review this product!

Friday, June 12, 2015


Yesterday was the day that I went into surgery. Everything went really quickly and before I even realized what was happening I was waking up in the recovery room. From the moment I stepped foot into the hospital and sat down in the waiting room to waking up in recovery and then being discharged was a total of 12 hours spent in the hospital.

The nursing staff was amazing and super nice, my doctor was funny and kept things light. Apparently the only issue they had during surgery was that they had to back out and go back in at a different angle to detach my tubes from my ovaries because of the massive scar tissue from my cesarean.

After coming too I was put in my own room to recover. They let me sleep and eventually removed the catheter so I could get up and pee on my own. That was interesting to say the least. I got a headache and became very nauseous. So I ended up staying and sleeping some more - at least until I was able to hold down some food and get up and use the restroom without feeling sick. 

Around midnight I was finally discharged. Getting to go home and sleep in my own bed was such a blessing. Other than being sore today and not really wanting to move around much I am doing okay. Hoping to get out of the house tomorrow since it is Riot's birthday. 

Thank you for all the facebook and instagram messages asking how I was doing! I really appreciated all the love you guys sent my way!.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Today is the day. The day that I take a deep breath and walk through those hospital doors and come back out a better version of me.

Today is the day of my hysterectomy. The hope is no more pain, no more periods that leave me in a fetal position in bed. No more telling my kids "mommy hurts to much to play".

When I walk back out of that hospital my hope is that I will finally be pain free enough to be the mother I want to be to my kids. Pain free enough to be able to work out and lose this weight. Pain free enough that I stop being a cranky "B" to my husband.

Through this whole process and all the options I was presented with I knew it would eventually come down to this. The doctors knew too. Four opinions by four different doctors who specialize in women health - plus a few OBGYN's all said take it out.

I have not cried once since being given my surgery date. I have not really had the time to dwell on it either. If I were being 100% honest all I have felt since getting this date is relief. The ONLY thing that scares me is that I have never been put under before. This (besides my cesarean) will be the biggest surgery I have ever had in my life.

If you follow me on instagram, twitter, facebook or even snapchat (barefootedmama) I should have updates on there before and after I get out of surgery.