Coloring outside the lines ...

A Perfect Imperfect Life. Create your own happiness.

A life changing journey

A perfect imperfect life …

Do you have a “plan” for how your life is expected to go and then it simply does not happen that way? I did.

For me, I was taught at an early age that you go to school, get a career, get married, have kids, move to the suburbs and then work hard at the same job until it’s time to retire at the good age of 65. Sound familiar? I never questioned this until my “plan” suddenly stopped, after 6 years of trying to become pregnant, when a doctor told me I had less than a 1% chance of having my own child and that I should give up the idea now… Little did I know, it was one of the best things that could have happened to me. Now I am living my perfect imperfect life and I am determined to continue coloring outside the lines to make it that much better.

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My Fertility Story

Here’s to less than 1% … 

mother and baby

 

My story starts with my 6 + year struggle of getting pregnant.  There was a point where a doctor told me I had less than a 1% chance of having my own baby and that I should start looking into adoption or an egg donor.  

Fast forward, I now have my daughter, T and a day never goes by where I don’t feel so grateful and lucky to have her in my life.  I hid my story for a long time from family, friends, even from myself in some ways, but now I am telling my story in hopes that it helps others so they know they are not alone. 

As I go through this all again to try for my second little miracle, I have decided to document the process through journal entries and FB live feeds. Follow me on FB Live for live feeds and follow me here for continued resources & support.

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THE RESULTS ARE IN!

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

OMG !!! I can't believe this day has finally come.  The moment when we find out if we are pregnant or not.  The wait felt like forever. In reality it was just a little over a week 😉 The day started with me going into blood work for the pregnancy test.  Same routine...

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lifestyle 

Snippets from life.

Newborn Baby Essentials

Newborn Baby Essentials

Preparing for your first child is definitely an overwhelming experience.  Looking back, I was continually bombarded with items I thought I "needed" to get.  I didn't want to be the only parent unprepared (mom shaming starts early!).   After having T, I wanted to write...

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let’s eat! 

Take a look at some recipes that I have been experimenting with.  All recipes are geared towards a healthy way of living. Happy eating!

Healthy & addictive cauliflower rice bowl

Healthy & addictive cauliflower rice bowl

Hello Cauliflower rice bowls ...  Where have you been my whole life? This meal was so good that the first time I made it, Matt took one bite, said "woah.. " and then asked if this could be put into our frequent meal rotation. I will say that this cauliflower bowl is...

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Guilt-free Date Bars (or balls!)

Guilt-free Date Bars (or balls!)

Guilt free sweet?  Yes please! During my fertility journey I tried just about anything to help my chances of having a child. One of them was changing my diet. Don't get me wrong, I was always on the healthier side but I did have my guilty food pleasures. When I went...

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design 

All things design, diy and creating!

DIY chalkboard cityscape wall

DIY chalkboard cityscape wall

I've been feeling the urge to nest!  When I was pregnant with T, I never had the chance to "nest" because we moved into our home only 2 weeks before T was born. It was less like nesting and more like me going crazy to just unpack and do as much as possible before T...

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Happy Birthday Cupcake Arrangement

Happy Birthday Cupcake Arrangement

Me: T, what do you want for your birthday? T: CUPCAKES! CUPCAKES! .. T has been asking for cupcakes for her birthday for months now, so the pressure was definitely on to meet her expectations! Some of you know this, but for those who do not, Matt is an amazing baker!...

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Create your very own belly timelapse!

Introducing the PREGMO APP!

When I was pregnant with my daughter after trying for so long, I was so incredibly grateful and I wanted a way to document the incredible change my body was going through. I started taking a photo of myself almost every day during my pregnancy. Nine months later, I found I had the most amazing animated visual of my growing belly bump, all in a short video.

As I shared my video with friends and family, I had many people ask me how I did it. To most of my friends, the process sounded overwhelming. As a visual artist by trade, I am proficient with programs and processes that allowed me to put together the video, although it was complicated and time-consuming. I wanted to give others the option to create the same thing I did, but in an easy-to-use system.

Thus, Pregmo was born!

Pregmo App is everything I did to create my original belly time lapse, but without the complicated and time-consuming work. Enjoy!

Pregmo allows you to easily create an animated movie of yourself as your belly grows through your pregnancy. You’ll have a visually documented memory that you and your family will cherish your whole life. It features an easy to use interface, calendar and linear views to track your progress, and visual camera guides within the app so that you can easily frame your belly perfectly each time.

Once your photos are taken, with a push of a button, transform those photos into an animated movie to keep and share.

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It's time to relax

Feeling STRESSED?  You are not alone.

Stress plays a big role as we go through our infertility struggles.  Stress is also the last thing we need when dealing with a situation like this.  I would like to share with you what has worked for me to relieve stress.

This short 10 minute meditation session each day does wonders.  The best part is that it does not take a large amount of time so it’s easy to start.   I am sharing this meditation with you in hopes that it helps you too!

 … #sograteful

 

Random videos that make me smile.

IT’S IN THE STRUGGLE WHERE GREATNESS IS BORN.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

How did I go from around 200 to over 50k instagram followers in 2 years?!?

2 years ago, I changed my instagram acct from private to public. When I made it public I had about 230 followers .. a little over 2 years later I have over 50k REAL FOLLOWERS ... how did I do it? One key is through visuals. Find out how YOU can easily improve your visuals on your own feed through this short video I created just for you!

<3, Jasmine

Thank you, HERE IS YOUR FREE MEDITATION. https://jazzkatat.com/10-minute-meditation/ I look forward to sharing all my joys (& struggles) with you!

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