Sunday, February 6, 2011

Please Help

I am trying to get more followers for my other blog. I am hosting an easy giveaway for all of you who are interested. PLEASE take the time to enter. Click HERE for more details.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Win it!

Want to win this crocheted bag? It is absolutely gorgeous, if I can say so myself. : ) There are directions on my other blog. Click here. Thanks everybody!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Living in Ivory Blog

I started a new blog with info about my new Etsy Shop. It has coupons and will show when and where my giveaways are taking place. Please check it out, leave comments, and "FOLLOW" me. Thanks everybody!

Click HERE.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

And the winner is....

with her comment:

I love the flower scarf! I love the bright blue and tan, with maybe a brown mixed in? Well, I love it the way you have it too!

I posted about you on my Facebook!


Yay Megan! Congratulations! I will be contacting you soon about your new scarf.

Thanks everyone for participating! To thank you for your help in promoting my new shop, I have activated a 25% coupon code that is good starting today and ending this Thursday. Feel free to share this code on your blogs and Facebook/Twitter accounts. Also, find and "LIKE" Living in Ivory on Facebook for updates on new items and upcoming sales.

The coupon code is:


Thank you everyone!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm having a GIVEAWAY!

Hello Everyone!

I have started an Etsy shop and this is my attempt at spreading the word! Here is what I want you to do:

1. Go look at my Etsy shop.
2. Pick your favorite scarf and yarn color. (These are made-to-order, so you can pick ANY scarf, and request ANY color!)
3. Post a link to my Etsy shop on your own blog/facebook. Also, make sure to post a link to this blog, so others can get in on the giveaway too.
4. Come back here, comment, tell me where you posted my link, and tell me which scarf (and color) was your favorite. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT THE WINNER!
5. Encourage all your blog/facebook followers to do the same.
6. I will randomly select one of the commenters to get their scarf of choice FREE!

I will do the drawing on January 18.

Also, please give me any feedback you can. Thanks guys!

Monday, October 18, 2010


For those of you who have been wanting to hear my whole labor/birth story, here it is. I won't mind at all if you skip this part. It's going to be long.

We lived in Star Valley with my parents for the summer while Mr. Rogue did an internship at the Bank of Star Valley. On June 30 (24 weeks along) I started having regular contractions. I called a few doctors and followed their advice of drinking lots of water, laying down, etc. I couldn't get them to stop. So after 4 hours of contractions every 5 minutes or less, I went into the hospital. (SV). I was hooked up to monitors for 15 minutes or so when Doctor Carter came in. He said he'd been watching my monitors and that he thought this was the real thing. He talked to me about some medications/shots that he can give me to see if we could stop the labor. First he gave me a shot in my arm. I wish I could remember what it was called. He told me though that this shot worked to stop labor in 90% of women and it worked within like 15 minutes. After a half hour, I was still having contractions, so they decided to give me another shot. A half hour after that, still having contractions, they gave me a new medicine in an oral dose. 15 minutes later they gave me more. Still nothing. The next time the doctor came in, he said that he had called AirMed and was life-flighting me to Ogden. (McKay-Dee). While we were waiting for the helicopter, they gave me my first injection of steroids (for the baby) in my rear-end. OUCH!!! The chopper got there at 1:00 a.m. I was strapped to a little ironing board and shoved in a cubby hole right behind the pilot. It took an hour to get to Ogden. Mr. Rogue wasn't able to ride with me so he had to leave SV at 1 and drive to Ogden. He got there in less than 3 hours....
I can't really remember what all happened when I got to McKay-Dee. A few more pills and injections. At 4:00 a.m. they were able to stop my labor. I had had contractions for 12 hours by then. We stayed there for a few days while they monitored me. Everything seemed fine, so they sent me home. I was supposed to really take it easy. Not much walking, no sun, lots of water, etc. I kept having regular contractions, 5 minutes apart or less, pretty much through the rest of my pregnancy. I tried to stay down, but I don't think I was very good at it.
I moved back to Logan with Little Red at the end of July because my doctor wanted me to be closer to a big hospital. When I made it to 32 weeks, my doctor said I could start getting back to my regular activities. 2 weeks later at my appointment, I was 50% effaced and he said "Whatever you're doing, STOP!" He saw me a week later and I was dialated to a 2 and 60% effaced. This was at 35 weeks. The next week I was at a 3 and 75% effaced. (36 weeks). My doctor wanted to see me two days later, and I was in labor by the time I got my my appointment. I was waiting on the bed when he came in and I told him I was hurting pretty bad. He asked if I was in labor, and I said, you tell me. He checked me and I was at a 4.5. He said I was in labor and sent me right upstairs to the delivery floor. They tried to slow down my labor because I was positive for Group B, and I had a 6 hour labor with Red. They started my antibiotics and after they had given me 2 doses, the doctor came and broke my water. I was still at a 4.5, and stayed there for 3.5 hours. I didn't need an epidural yet because I really wasn't hurting that bad. Then everything happened at once. I asked for the epi but I didn't get it as soon as I should have. I went from 4.5 cm to 10 in less than a half hour, and was trying so hard not to push before the doctor got there. He barely made it in time for me to push her out. One push and she was here. Labor ended up being 4 hours from when he broke my water. I felt all of it. I'm sure the epi helped, but I wasn't numb until AFTER the delivery and being stitched up. But I was very numb when they tried to move me from the bed. I couldn't do anything myself. Pretty annoying.

Miss Gray was 6 pounds 1 ounce, which we think is pretty great for being a month early. My due date was October 19. We were also so grateful that we were able to take her home with us after less than 48 hours in the hospital. We're so lucky that I was able to keep her in as long as I did. We never found out what caused the preterm labor. I had a couple different infections since 24 weeks that contributed to the contractions, but I didn't have them at 24 weeks. Still a mystery.

Here are some pictures of my girls.

Thanks to Sami Jo Shurtleff for these super cute pictures of Red!

And introducing Miss Gray...

That's it for now. I'm going to be adding new posts to my other blog: Check it out too.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Little Red

Although I am inherently lazy, the real reason I haven't been able to post is because I lost my computer/camera cord, and what fun is a post without pictures? Nevertheless, I found it. Who wants to see my pretty baby?!

Red is 18 months old. She's quite the little firecracker.

Like all kids, Red loves to get into my tupperware drawer. For some reason she likes to sit in my bowls, and the deeper ones she likes to stick on her head.
She loves glasses. She has her own sunglasses that she wears around the house, and then she'll find my glasses and smudge them all up. They look so cute on her.
I took these pictures because her cheeks are so rosy! I realized that (at least this day) her daddy had given her red jello for breakfast. It stained her face! This picture makes the color seem super mellow, but it wasn't!
Here are a couple pictures from Christmas. I let Red dance around in our Christmas tree skirt. She LOVED it!
She is now tall enough to climb onto our dining chairs, and from there, onto our table. It freaks me out. No falls yet, but I really have to try hard to keep her out of there.
Last weekend we spent some time at Temple Square.
For those of you who don't know, the Hubby and I will both graduate in May. It will be such a relief for me. I can't wait to just be home with Red, although, I have been very lucky this semester to just have 2 classes. 2 Months left. Let's start the countdown!