Where I've been, Etsy shop mega sale, and giveaway winner!

So this blogging hiatus has been a lot longer than I thought it would be! I apologize for that. Things haven't been easy around here and it's taken a while to get back on my feet. But I MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH! For real. I feel like my BFF moved across state and I can't see her anymore.

A LOT of the absence has to do with {this} This is my major struggle in life, my "secret." It affects me every day, and sometimes it is just too much to handle and I need to retreat to lick my wounds and recuperate. 

But for the past few weeks I've been feeling more than that. On top of everything, I've been sick constantly for three weeks, totally lethargic, unmotivated, coughing my lungs out to the point of vomiting, and just an overall BLAH feeling. And yesterday I finally found out why!

{Pertussis} Whooping cough! You know, that thing people died from a hundred years ago but hardly anyone gets it now because we get vaccinated? Well, SOMEONE didn't get her booster last year...Fail Amie. Though I got myself some antibiotics that will make me uncontagious by Tuesday, poison flavored prescription cough syrup and a super fancy inhaler to help with the cough I'm still gonna have symptoms for the entire duration of the sickness: SIX WEEKS. So I will feel like I have a cold + super intense coughing for three more weeks. This will probably keep affecting my blogging, so stay with me! I'll do my best. :)

Now, for announcements. First off, I am having a huge clearance of my Etsy shop sale, everything is 50% OFF until it's all gone! Gotta make room for some new stuff. :) Use code: gottago50 for 50% off your ENTIRE order, excluding shipping. Act fast, because once it's gone, it's gone forever!

click {HERE} for fabulous new jewelry at a great price!
On that note, everyone who has already purchased something, I followed up with my doctor today and I am being quarantined until Tuesday, so I will ship all your goodies then. 

And the final announcement is the WINNER of my quiz+giveaway!

And the winner is...........

Brooke Anna of Mommy Does! She got a whopping 17 points! Brooke email me with your address and I will ship your prize on Tuesday.

It was SUPER close, the runner up got 16 points! I had fun reading all your answers, thanks for playing along with me. :) In case you are curious, here are the answers:

1. What is the hubs' name? David 
2. What is ONE of my favorite TV shows? A lot of answers could be accepted here, including but not limited to: The Big Bang Theory, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, NCIS, Law and Order SVU, Naruto, The Office, anything on Food Network (can be found in my Things to know if we are going to be BFFs post)
3. Where did I attend college? What do I have my degree in? BYU-Idaho, Elementary Education (can be found under "about me")
4. I have a cartoon crush. Who is it? Kakashi. Tuxedo Mask would also be accepted here (can be found in my Halloween post last year)
5. When is my birthday? April 8th  (can be found in my stronganoff recipe post)
6. How many siblings do I have? (Extra point if you include in-law siblings) David and I each have three younger siblings (this is a combo of many different posts)
7. What do I NEED to have on before I leave the house? Sunglasses. I literally cannot see without them (found under BFF post)
8. Name one thing I am allergic to. Bubble bath has been listed on the blog. I am also allergic to several medications and soy milk (also found under BFF post)
9. What is my all time, number one favorite food? Macaroni and Cheese. Kraft, from the box. Extra goodness for spirals (can be found in several posts)
10. I have a phobia of: Bees and falling up the stairs and breaking my teeth. But I loved Brooke Anna's answer of touching soggy bread in the sink, because I do fear that every time I do dishes. (found in several posts)
11. What is the background on my laptop? A montage of cats 
12. Where do the hubs and I like to go on Tuesdays? Taco Bell, for Taco Tuesdays. Tuesday is our date night. (not a specific post, just kind of mentioned it)
13. What did I grow in my garden this year? Heirloom tomatoes (this was in my Father's Day post)
14. What is the name of one of my cats? Jelly Bean, Aeris, and Cleo (I have lots of cat posts)
15. How tall am I? 5'3" (this was in my brother coming home post)
16. When did I open my Etsy shop? November 8, 2010 (can be found in my store)
17. What is my favorite flower? Lily, peach roses is second place (can be found in my anniversary post)

I'm working on a few projects but I my doctor told me my quarantine must be full of: "sleeping in, soup, and movies," her words exactly. Hopefully I'll have something to post in a few days though, I'm not very good at following doctor's orders....


Ginger said...

Oh my! Hope you feel better real soon! :) Thinking about ya!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Big hugs!!
Stay warm and cosy and watch lots of movies!

Anonymous said...

You are NOT alone in this struggle ---and I wonder now how people with major depression existed before the Internet. :) There are times when this is my only contact with the "outside world...." Odd that some of the people who helped me through my darkest times were people I never met in real life or even talked to on the phone!

Lisalulu said...

ok, I'll have to say that this is the cutest darn blog I've read in a long time.. no wonder you have so many readers.. I'm following you.

Kitty said...

oh no! I hope you are OK! They made a big announcement to my nursing class that we should ALL update our Pertussis because it is coming back with a vengeance!

Take care of yourself deary!

beingFab said...

So sorry to hear that!!! Hope you get well soon!!

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