Taking the Trigger Shot On Monday I went in for one of my final blood draws to check my levels and see how the eggs were developing. They found that the eggs were of the right size and ready to go with an estimated retrieval number of 15-17. Everything looked perfect, right within normal healthy […]

Medications Receiving the giant refrigerated box of medications is a little crazy feeling. You eagerly pull out all of the doses and look over them. This is when it finally set home for me that this was actually happening. Up to that point it was all contracts, legal speak, and birth control. I remember being […]

Signing Up With a Donor Agency I had chosen the donor agency I did because it had great reviews online. A few of the egg donor horror stories mention being treated like a product or an object by certain agencies. That’s so upsetting because there are plenty of great agencies out there that will treat […]

I went through a lot of testing prior to being selected by these intended parents (IPs). They needed to know that I was fertile and healthy, which means they are going to need blood. The truth is, if getting your blood drawn isn’t your thing, then you’re going to have some trouble with the process. […]

About a year ago, I think I was pursuing one of those, “How to make money fast” articles when I came across the idea of egg donation. The concept was very interesting so I started doing some research into it. It’s actually surprising that I ever decided to move forward with it at all. When you […]

1. Toothpaste Bottles This is my all-time favorite cut from my life. Toothpaste.  Don’t worry, I’m not running around with stained teeth and yuck breath, I just make my own toothpaste instead. It’s the simplest recipe, lasts forever, and SIGNIFICANTLY reduces my waste output. I’m a “guestimator”. I rarely writer down recipes and even less […]

I love baking bread.  It was something I took up more in passing than with a real intention to start doing it regularly.  My mother has baked bread for years after learning from a woman in a casual conversation that you get the most nutrients from wheat only if you use it within 24 hours […]

About a year ago,  I discovered that I was allergic to eggs.  Aside from having to cut out a lot of foods from my diet, it hasn’t been so bad.  I suffered from mild to severe asthma since I was a teenager and after cutting eggs out my asthma has completely disappeared!  If you haven’t […]

One bathroom item I forgot about is my Diva Cup. If you haven’t heard about it, read some great reviews here.  It really isn’t for everyone and it definitely takes some getting used to, but as you have probably figured out, I love anything that isn’t terribly wasteful. Years ago I wanted to cut back […]

Most minimalist blogs and writers advise that you start decluttering one room at a time.  Well, I started with my bathroom and it has since became my sanctuary.  No, it isn’t as awesome as the image on the left, but I find it quite cozy and comfortable and it is totally me.