Building Our Story: April 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fertibella Conceive Easy TTC Kit - Review

I know how blessed we are.
As you may have already read we are expecting baby #2 – very exciting news for all of us!

We are so lucky that for this round of Trying to Conceive it *only* took 2 cycles of trying – again we know how blessed we are. During those 2 months I was lucky enough to be able to review a Trying to Conceive kit from Fertibella.


Fertibella Advanced Conception has a Conceive Easy Trying to Conceive (TTC) Starter Kit. Most women don't realize that there are so many SIMPLE things that can be keeping them from getting pregnant - from a lack of nutrients to cycles simply being out of whack from stress.

Fertibella Conceive Easy is a natural aid that boosts the body’s fertility level by stimulating ovulation and effectively overcoming the seven most common causes of
infertility. The formula has been clinically tested and those using ConceiveEasy showed an increased pregnancy rate of 33 percent. While many women will see results the first month, it may take several months to get that BFP.

Fertibella is easy to use - just take a single tablet daily with meals. You don't have to start it on day one of your cycle, or anything like that. Just start taking it as soon as the kit arrives.  Not only do you receive the tablets but you receive some Ovulation Prediction Tests and Pregnancy Tests.  Perfect and easy! 

My Review:
Was this the answer?  For us, it worked.  I took the pills for about 5 weeks and then found out I was pregnant.  I used the tablets and the OPK's and then in then ended up seeing our POSITIVE pregnancy test on one of the Fertibella tests!
I did not have any adverse effects while on the tablets either.  The tests were easy to use as well.  This kit is a great investment if you are TTC. 
My excitment was through the roof when I emailed my Fertibella contact and let her know our GREAT NEWS!! 
My hopes is that this simple kit works miracles for the many couples that are dealing with the heart breaking run around of Infertility. 

How to Purchase:
Shop for the TTC Kit here - $39.95 for the whole KIT!

Disclaimer: Fertibella provided me these products for free for my review. All thoughts, reviews and opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone in anyway. All opinions are my own.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Magic Warble Book REVIEW


All of my long time readers know that I have been trying desperately to read more. It is a hard goal but I think I am finally taking more time for myself and making books important again! I love it! So when Victoria Simcox contacted me to read and review her book titled “The Magic Warble” I immediately said yes! What an honor for the author to contact me! Thanks Victoria.

Time for my review of “The Magic Warble”, this book is for children aged 9-13, but I found it to be an enjoyable read myself. I have always enjoyed “young adult fiction” books so this fit right in. I do have to say the fantasy section has NEVER been my cup of tea but I was surprised at how I really started to identify with the main character of the story. She is portrayed as an awkward girl who really doesn’t fit in with any of her peers. Funny – isn’t that most of us?!!?!

Kristina, the girl who just doesn’t fit in finds herself magically transported to a land of dwarves, fairies, and talking animals (so fun to read about!). This land is not perfect though, she soon discovers she is the “the chosen one” that must bring peace to the land by returning the Magic Warble to the its resting place. Kristina has to go through some great obstacles to make this happen. The journey she goes through is so well written, Victoria really makes a picture for all readers to create in their head.

This book will teach all ages how important it is to be YOU and that you are full of strength even if you do not fit in with that “in crowd”. This is a must read – do you think Kristina did it? Did she return the Magic Warble to its resting place by defeating that evil queen??

Like I said this book would be great for the pre-teen level but it was also a creative and captivating book for myself – a 29 year old! :O)

About the author:
Victoria Simcox was originally born in Canada, but now lives in Washington with her husband and their three children. Her daughter Kristina was the inspiration for the main character in her book series. Besides being a published author, Victoria home-schooled her children for twelve years and taught art in elementary school for eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria manages her oldest two children’s Celtic band and enjoys reading, painting watercolors, hiking, and good movies.

Victoria Simcox, THANK YOU for sharing her book with me!

For more information on Victoria’s writing, be sure to check out The Magic Warble Website or Victoria’s blog. You can also keep up with her latest news on Twitter and Facebook.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway

Having a baby means a lot of joy and a lot of expense! A great group of bloggers and companies have come together to give away...everything!


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  • Nursery Furniture: Crib and Dresser- Sponsored by your blogger hosts!
  • Crib Bedding- Sponsored by your blogger hosts!
  • High Chair- Sponsored by Joovy
  • Stroller- Sponsored by Joovy
  • Play Yard- Sponsored by Joovy
  • Hand Made Quilt- Sponsored by Baby by Krista
  • $200 Gift Certificate for Organic Baby Clothing- Sponsored by Baby Essentials
  • $200 Gift Certificate for Organic Bathing Products- Sponsored by Happy Future USA
  • 100 Keepsake Favor clips and Bows- Sponsored by Keepsake Bows
  • Loaded Gift Basket- Sponsored by Bea's Gift Baskets
  • Pampers Premium Diaper Cake- Sponsored by Cute-Ecakes

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: Love Grown Foods

As you know I am a Colorado Blogger who loves supporting local companies - I feel great about buying locally and promoting locally! 

 Do you like eating healthy? Do you want an easy YUMMY way of eating healthy?

 I have a great company that you must look into and try.


I was so happy to receive 5 different flavors of Oat Clusters & Love.

All of the flavors were delicious and I am not the only one that liked it.  Jude and Jeremy both tried and ate them up!  It was easy to add to cereal and yogurt for a healthy morning meal OR even a handful for a nice filling evening snack.  

Love Grown Foods prides itself on being Natural and Healthy.

Instead of using refined sugars or artificial sweeteners, Love Grown Foods only use honey and agave to sweeten their products.  

Make sure you search online to find where you can pick up your own LOVE GROWN FOODS!  

Thank you to Love Grown for letting Building Our Story try some of your LOVELY foods!  :O)  

Disclaimer: Love Grown Foods provided me these products for free for my review. All thoughts, reviews and opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone in anyway. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Major Family News!!

I have been an AWFUL blogger recently but I promise there is a GREAT reason for that.


 Jude is going to be a big brother!! YAY!!! Such happy and exciting news! 
 I am just over 12 weeks along now and feeling horrible. LOL There is my NO blogging excuse.

 This 12 weeks has been rough. Lots of nausea and AWFUL heartburn and I am just exhausted by the evening.  I really hope those symptoms decide to go away soon. 

The estimated due date is OCTOBER 20, 2012! 

I cannot wait to share this journey with you all.  Building Our Story AGAIN!  

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Easter!

Easter is around the corner so we decided to take a trip to visit the Easter "Hop Hop" Bunny!


Jude loved this Hop Hop (his word for Bunny)!

Happy almost Easter!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Giani Granite Review and Giveaway!

I am so excited to share the following pictures and review with all of you.
First some background on our home. Our home was built in 1980 and it has been updated in certain rooms but the kitchen has not been touched - well besides paint and new appliances. So our kitchen isn't the best BUT now with our updated countertops I am in love with the look of our kitchen!!

Have you heard of the budget friendly kit called Giani Granite?


This kit allows you to change the complete look of your kitchen buy painting, yes painting, your countertops to look like you have expensive granite!!
When I first saw this product I didn't believe that it would work and believe me my husband and I were nervous when putting the first coat on!

Time for pictures - because really the pictures are the review! :O)

We decided to go with the Sicilian sand color.


NASTY 80's brown counter tops that I hated!!!


1st step - black coat.  We were a little nervous with this step but once we got going we were having fun!  


Step 2 and 3 - Color!  Time to be creative with your sponge techniques.  Pretty fun!



What do you think?  We are in love with our kitchen again!  


Looks totally updated and we did this in 1 weekend!  Super easy!

Buy this kit here for $69.95 plus S&H OR enter to win your own kit for FREE!!  Thanks Giani Granite for this opportunity for one of my readers!

Disclaimer: Giani Granite provided me with a free Kit for my review. All thoughts, reviews and opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone in anyway. All opinions are my own.

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