MY Sleep Savior

I have suffered from sleep issues for as long as I can remember. My mom has sleep issues so I always assumed there wasn’t much I could do. At one point I became so tired, while at my doctors office for my yearly physical I broke down in tears at how exhausted I was. She put me on a prescription sleep aid for nights I needed my body to truly reset. And the pills worked great. But I always hated the idea of them. And eventually stopped taking them and started researching natural ways to get better sleep. I tried everything from drinking hot water before bed, lavender baths, and eating certain foods for dinner. Nothing worked. I was about to throw in the towel when I heard about Olly vitamins. I was told the Olly “sleep” gummies worked really well so I decided to give them a try.

I love that they only have three ingredients (Melatonin, L-Theanine, and Botanicals), all of which help calm, relax, and promote sleep. I took two gummies 30 minutes before bed and started feeling very relaxed and fell asleep VERY easily. I thought it was too good to be true so tried them the following night too. And I got the same results. They even helped me fall back asleep quickly when I woke up in the middle of the night. This was very new territory, but in the best way possible. After a few weeks of taking the gummies I wanted to try to find a way to sleep without having to take any sleep aid. The mission continued.

While I was visiting my friend Ashley at her Miami apartment she handed me a sleep mask. Because her apartment was so bright she said I would need it.  I told her it was okay because I could never sleep in a sleep mask. She just told me to try it, so I obliged. Not only did I sleep phenomenally and fall back asleep easily, I slept until late in the morning. I’ve learned that when I wake up, if I see any light, I am wide awake for the rest of the night. But this mask allows you to open your eyes, see black, and easily fall back asleep. THIS MASK IS A MUST! Even my sister, who swore she would never wear a sleep mask, tried it out at my house and ended up purchasing one for herself. She says she has never slept better.



This is a photo of Eleanor and myself looking for home inspiration because we are moving! I have been holding this in for months! My husband did not want me talking about this but after months of pleading I can finally share the news!

What a process and turn of events this has been. For years we always wanted to buy the lot next to our current home and either expand our home or build a new one. Two years ago our neighbor put her house on the market and we jumped at the opportunity to make our dreams a reality. The area we currently live has completely changed in the last 10 years. It was an up-and-coming neighborhood that is now established. The housing values have skyrocketed making it a safe investment, so we decided to start building our dream house. We completed the plans for our new home and started interviewing builders. However, after Eleanor was born, things changed.

My husband works in real-estate and is completely comfortable with the entire process. Me, I felt 100,000% overwhelmed before we even decided on a builder. I felt like I was drowning in anxiety over all the decisions that were to be made. I hated the process and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. So this feeling coupled withe urge for a change of scenery made us decided to stop the building process and look at what was available on the market.

There are only two areas in Dallas I was open to moving to. After touring homes in both areas, we were starting to feel defeated. Either the home needed SO much work or the lot had zero backyard (something very important to use). We weren’t finding the right fit and it was becoming really frustrating. However, I kept telling myself the right home will come. And it did! Brice happened to be on an app at the exact moment this one house popped up. We were obsessed! It had everything we wanted: location, 4 bedrooms, updated, natural light, big windows, separate rooms, a huge backyard, a pool and a game room. And come to find out the house was posted by accident and wasn’t supposed to go live for another two months. We felt like it was meant to be!

We asked to see the house regardless, knowing we couldn’t move in for almost 5 months. We toured it, fell in love, and went under contract. However, this all happened months ago! We now have a few more months to go and I can not wait! This house will be perfect for our family and I can’t wait to make lots of memories!

I have hired a designer to do the interiors and I am so excited to show you everything we have come up with!  Home interiors are my secret passion in life so I am super excited to take you along on this process!!!

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