Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spring Hues, Winter Blues


  I can't believe It's already almost February into the new year. This winter has kind of seemed to drag out, and I'm looking forward to the brighter, sunnier days ahead. Don't get me wrong, I love bundling up, and putting on a cute jacket and boots...but my body is just not made for the cold. Good thing I don't live in snow, I would probably die. Lol.
     So much has happened in the past few months it's kind of been a blur. With the holidays, My 19th birthday, the New Year, and the complexities of everyday life; I'm definitely ready for a fresh start. It's hard seeing everyone my age move on, get on with their lives, and I feel like I'm just kind of stuck here...trapped in the same place. Not the same place I was 2 years ago during my transplant, I've definitely improved. But I just expected to be moving on with my life by now. Going to college (normal classes that is), finished with high school (finishing up my GED), meeting new people, getting better, and just done with all things medical. But that's not gods plan for me, and I'm trying to hold onto that.
     My health remains pretty much the same. I had tried a four week trial of a drug called Rituximab (chemo), to try and see if that could help my platelets and get me off of steroids quicker and in hopes also help my GVHD of my stomach. It unfortunately didn't do it's job, so we are back to the drawing board, and the doctors are doing a bunch of more testing to try and figure out the next step in my care. As in everything I try to remain hopeful. I am continuing with monthly ECP and nightly fluids along with the daily pile of pills. Please pray that the doctors will be able to find a solution along with the neurologist that she will be able to find something to help with my horrible headaches.
     I was able to have a quick get away with my granny this past week. It was spur of the moment and impromptu; the best kind of trips. We decided to go to Disneyland. I just needed to get away to somewhere "Happy" and Disney is that place for me. Just the sights and smells changes my mood. I think it can brighten any one's day. I was so blessed to be able to share that special trip with my granny. We had the best time, full of happy memories, good food, and laughs that I will cherish forever.


     I also wanted to share a few looks from Lizard Thicket Boutique. Spring is coming upon us, and I'm loving the colors and styles. These two tops are so versatile and can be worn during the day, and turned to a night look so easily. I love the flow, and easiness of both of these tops. One trend I've been loving is the ruffle sleeve. This white top has the perfect ruffle sleeve, and the cutest back detailing. I dressed the top more casual with a pair of tennis shoes and a scarf, but this could be paired with boots to dress it up a bit. This adorable blue and white striped top is probably one of my favorites I've blogged about. It's SO comfy and light and perfect for the transition from winter to Spring. It also has a beautiful back. I paired it with embroidered jeans and flats to give it a more casual look too. Both of these shirts are UNDER $35.00!!! Such a great deal. Make sure to pop into LT for all your outfit needs!

White Ruffle shirt: $34.50 (Lizard Thicket)
Blue& White top: $32.50 (Lizard Thicket)
Tennis: Adidas
Purse: Kate Spade
jeans: Lizard Thicket & Urban Outfitters




  1. Kin,
    I'm so sorry treatments are back to the drawing board, a bit depressing. We keep you in our prays always. Thank you for being a good friend and neighbor to Katie and the boys!

    Your pictures are super cute. You're a beautifule girl.

  2. McKindree, as always I look forward to your posts because they inspire me. You have unsinkable spirit! Your courage helps me to want to be better and try harder. Some people need to "move on" to change the world but I guess other can change the world without leaving home. Your are beautiful and courageous!