allkindsoflovelyblog spoiled for choice, but i will persevere. sweet treats, even sweeter friends. thanks @theayesh, @catmacd1 & @justbellablog for knowing exactly what i ️! 2d

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  •   stephanieacharest Just read your blog posts - sending you boat loads more love!!! You are strong and hi-larious and AMAZEBALLS!! 2d
  •   pixelpaperhearts whoa whoa, smoke show! happiest birthday Dajana! cheers to the best year yet! sending lots of love and virtual hugs your way! xx 2d
  •   smidgebox Yeehaw!! Happy birthday gorgeous Dajana! You make 40 look amaaaaaazing! Hope your day was super fun! 2d
  •   gabz_c You sparkle 2d
  •   marina_findthesakura Sretan rođendan Dajana!!! 2d
  •   cwesthicks Gorgeous! Happy belated birthday! 15h
  •   minnekenandme Happy birthday!! 14h
  •   wifemamafoodie So beautiful:) Happy belated birthday, Dajana! 15min

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allkindsoflovelyblog there is an ivf update on the blog! but first, thank you all so much for your supportive and loving comments, texts, emails and messages. you are the BEST people. i mean it, you guys kick ass! i was overwhelmed with gratitude by your response to my last post, whether from strangers wishing us well to people i had known for years confiding about their own struggles with infertility. while reading your comments here, as well as on the blog and facebook, i broke down and cried for the first time since beginning this process. up until that point, i had tried to remain stoic. your kindness and compassion opened up an entire floodgate of emotions. a friend joked it was the hormones and they may have been a contributing factor, but i also think it was because my silence over our hidden struggle was finally broken. there's SO much silence with infertility; talking about it openly and freely has been liberating and therapeutic. no one should suffer in silence. no matter what the issue.
last week we had our egg retrieval and yesterday the embryologist called us with some fantastic news! you can read the rest of the update on my blog, if you'd like. you would've killed me if i had posted that epic novel here, haha (; link in profile. thank you again for being so lovely. xo
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  •   meeshi_370 Love you @allkindsoflovelyblog your the best! Here's to an amazing year for both of us 😀 6d
  •   popcultini Couldn't love you more! 5d
  •   juniacomyn Praying for you! 5d
  •   justsimplymardy I can't believe I missed this! This is great news! Good luck to both of you! @allkindsoflovelyblog 4d
  •   cwesthicks I've been thinking of you, thanks for sharing and being so candid! Peace out Motan! 4d
  •   allkindsoflovelyblog Thank you everyone! 3d
  •   instaneko Best of luck, remaining stress free is important. Friend went through similar experience (she spared us the medical procedure details). 3d
  •   eyecandysoireestyling Thank you for your post. It caused me to cry but they are happy-ready-to-revisit-my-journey-again-tears 2d

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allkindsoflovelyblog this may well be the most challenging post i've ever written. no, scratch that. it was fairly easy to write, but it took a few years to gain the courage to hit the share button. thankfully, i'm braver today than i was a few years ago when infertility entered our lives like an unwanted house guest. it's important for me to share my story and help others learn that they aren't alone. by speaking out, i'm also hoping to lessen the stigma of infertility.

the picture above is me being my usual goofy self holding a model of a uterus with my feet up in stirrups in a waiting room at the regional fertility clinic this past weekend. scott and i were there to find out if, after trying for three years on our own, we were getting the green light to begin ivf. to pass the time, because there is a lot of waiting with infertility appointments, we took silly pictures. this is the only one you're allowed to see, haha. i mean it (; to read the rest of our story, please visit my blog. link in profile.
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  •   styleforage Aw, good luck! 2w
  •   freckleschick4 I effing love you. For being a beacon of strength (even if you might not feel like one at times), for maintaining a sense of humor (hey you're really limber), for being candid. Lots of love, crossing my fingers for you. 2w
  •   greenmountainmomma Such big love to you. SUCH BIG LOVE. Holding your hand and hoping for a gorgeous sprite of a child (or children) to enter your lives... 1w
  •   allkindsoflovelyblog Thank you all SO much for the love. You have no idea how much your support & love means to me. xo 6d
  •   lacroixmaisondesign Oh my goodness, I missed this. Huge hugs & love to you Momma 6d
  •   deannimal81 @stinaohara you should check out this blog :) 6d
  •   stinaohara @deannimal81 thanks for the heads up D! Sweet of you to think of me 6d
  •   bevy.dyer Fingers crossed for you! We had a similar path to our little twins. Xo 5d

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allkindsoflovelyblog #widn @misschrisycharms? i'm at @chaptersindigo picking up a baby gift, but got sidetracked by these #peptalk pillows. my plan is to stay home & be amazing in my pjs while watching tonight's bachelor finale. haha. i was cheering for our canadian girl kaitlyn (new girl crush!), but now have to decide: #teambecca or #teamwhitney? who are you guys hoping farmer dude chris picks? or do you even give a now that kaitlyn's gone? how's your monday going @thebrightbox @draganakosjer @justbellablog @audrajenn @blakearoophoto? 3w
  •   kwendles I think I'm team Becca although I was totally rooting for Kaitlyn! 3w
  •   audrajenn Awwww Charlotte says thank you @allkindsoflovelyblog 3w
  •   cwesthicks I was just pining for some pillows at chapters the other day! 3w
  •   ahlix I am super crushing on the striped pillows with flowers on them at Chapters ( the one on the right in your pic. ....) 3w
  •   justbellablog I can't decide!! I'm leaning towards Whitney! 3w
  •   draganakosjer @allkindsoflovelyblog Love the pillows! It's a couch evening, movie with my fur ball! 3w
  •   thebrightbox Well while you were being all girly with The Bachelor I had a date with Frank Underwood. I am trying to savour the last few episodes. Have you watched season 3 yet? And I am SO loving those pillows. Spring has sprung baby!!! 3w
  •   freckleschick4 Yes please. 2w

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allkindsoflovelyblog a few wonderful women tagged me in the #20beautifulwomenchallenge. the timing is spot on because at the end of march, i turn 40. my view of what beauty is has changed drastically from my teens through my 20s and 30s. as a geeky teen, i remember feeling awkward in my developing body & self conscious about the moles on my face (supermodel cindy crawford & a sweet jewish boy named hadley helped me overcome that issue: he told me at peer support camp that my moles & i were beautiful. and i believed him). the truth is, i never really felt like i fit in. i became much more confident in my 20s, precipitated not by fancy clothes or makeup but by amazing travel experiences, education and volunteering, which eventually led me to meet an awesome dude who has always made me feel beautiful and with whom i can be my goofy silly self. my 30s have been a decade of personal growth and self-acceptance & slowly but surely i've become completely comfortable in my own dimpled stretch-marked wrinkled skin (i've been everything from a size 6 to 14). what have i learned about beauty over the years? i've learned i feel the most beautiful when i'm happy, full of joie de vivre, and kind to myself and to everyone around me. beauty is all-encompassing & not simply what the naked eye sees: it's helping those in need, seeing the good in everyone & having an open heart. the latest fashion & beauty products have nothing to do with it. it's deeper than that. it lies in your character and shines through in moments of bravery, kindness, gratitude, joy & laughter. i'm looking forward to the lessons i'll learn in my 40s and to more personal growth, but most of all i'm looking forward to all the possibilities that come with being content with who i am, inside and out. thanks to my pals christina @thediymommy, chrisy @misschrisycharms, cheryl @cwesthicks, mariela @onehappymess__ nicola @nicoladoherty, sara @topknotweddings, christine @justbellablog, & sarah @sarahmyyc for tagging me. the twenty women i've tagged inspire me with their strength, beauty & character. wish i could've tagged all of you ️ "what makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful." - bene brown 4w
  •   yuahannahj Thanks for sharing! We're only insta-friends who bonded over twinsie-ness but I've felt the joy and love you radiate, D ️ happiest thoughts and blessings for your next chapter of being! 3w
  •   allkindsoflovelyblog Hannah, you are my little sister from another mister! Seriously. ️ you & your spirit! @yuahannahj 3w
  •   sharstinm Wow! Love this so much 3w
  •   cozinha_doce always beautiful @allkindsoflovelyblog 3w
  •   erinntreb Wow, your are truly beautiful inside and out! 3w
  •   katgill_ You have such a way with words!! Such a gift! Your open heart is so evident and you're truly beautiful inside & out. 3w
  •   tryingforsighs So lovely chic! 2w
  •   m_nihei Amazingly written!! 5d

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allkindsoflovelyblog can't stop nibbling on these balsamic rosemary pecans. they're super easy to make & addictively tangy sweet salty delicious! made them for a recent cards against humanity games night & they were a hit. this batch is just for me (: here's the recipe: preheat oven to 300F. in a medium bowl, combine 2 cups pecan halves, 2 tbsp. melted butter, 1 tbsp. packed brown sugar, 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar, 2 drops hot sauce, 1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary, 1/2 tsp. cumin (trust me, it's needed!), 1/2 tsp. salt & a few grinds of black pepper. stir well and then spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. bake for 10-15 minutes, until pale golden and fragrant. let them cool (waiting is the hardest part) & commence the nibbling! p.s. i've also made this recipe using costco's mixed nuts & it turned out great too. recipe via dinner with julie. 1mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog italian night! made a manly pizza (prosciutto, pancetta, sopressata & basil) for scott & a roasted tomato caprese salad for me. for dessert, i rolled out leftover bits of pizza dough, sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar, rolled them back up, dipped them in more cinnamon sugar and popped them into the oven. 'cause i'm crazy like that #tgif 1mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog my eleven year old niece raissa came over today & we made homemade pop tarts: nutella (her pick!), fig, salted caramel and rose raspberry. i might've been the more excited one (; 1mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog tgif, y'all! #wheeeee #fridayfun my #bigkid joy was captured perfectly by my lovely friend @fo_photography 1mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog made these cinnamon-sugar donuts today for a friend who recently had the sweetest baby boy. i've NEVER eaten a better baked donut & my friend dug them too. if you make anything this weekend, make these! they're bonkers delicious. the recipe (which is actually meant to make cinnamon-sugar donut muffins) is on the blog along with the name of the duchess cookbook giveaway winner. happy almost weekend friends! 1mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog happy valentine's day friends! hope it's a sweet one 1mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog this is how we do fridays: belgian waffle with chantilly cream & fruit galore. #underthehighwheel #hadtogooglechantillycream #itssweetenedwhippedcream #whoknew 2mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog this guy knows how to cheer me up! 2mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog the one thing missing from our gallery wall was a tasteful bum. #lovelyhouserefresh #etsyart #funmail 2mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog our 1952 kitchen is about to get the ultimate #lovelyhouserefresh after ten years of living with chipped painted cabinets, laminate countertops & retro lino floors. #keepingitreal #wesavedourpennies #whiteandbright #stillnotsureaboutthebacksplash #basketweavetile #or #subwaytile p.s. thanks for your kind comments on my last post. you guys cheered me right up! #shakeitoff 2mon
  •   findamanda No I don't think so, I'm pretty selective so I will have to see if you make the cut just kidding, I will have a look :) 2mon
  •   allkindsoflovelyblog Thanks J! (: @plumintdesign 2mon
  •   allkindsoflovelyblog You little effer! I'm not selective so I'll add you. Haha! @findamanda 2mon
  •   allkindsoflovelyblog It is exciting C! And so bloody expensive! I may need to sell one of my kidneys @caitharper 2mon
  •   freckleschick4 Going to be AMAZING!!!! 2mon
  •   justbellablog Kitchen Reno!! I'm so pumped for you! 2mon
  •   echozcrystals Love this! 1mon
  •   mj.fair So exciting! My little abode was built in 1952 and the kitchen sounds the exact same as yours. We're doing a marble herringbone backsplash. And it's from Lowes's with white zen Quartz counters. Good luck!! 1mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog received some disappointing news. instead of having a grown ass woman pity party, i marched into the kitchen & made salted caramel swirl meringues. #upwardsandonwards 2mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog hey guys! i have a copy of @duchessbakeshop's cookbook & treats to give away! if you're a fan of french pastries & baked goods, you'll want this beautiful book. to enter, simply: 1) follow me & @duchessbakeshop on instagram. 2) tag up to three friends below. 3) for additional entries comment on my blog post (link in profile) & on facebook. 4) so sorry, open to canadian residents only. 5) contest ends february 13. good luck! p.s. these are raspberry white chocolate scones i made using duchess' recipe. if you win the book, you'll be able to make them too (: 2mon

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allkindsoflovelyblog pizza heaven! pear, carmelized onion & brie pizza drizzled with honey from my friend @kristin_fm's backyard bees. recipe via my fave foodie @dinnerwithjulie. making pizza dough is my new hobby (: 2mon

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