It’s Play. Party. Pin’s. Birthday and we are celebrating with a $350 Paypal Cash Giveaway!


Happy birthday to Britni over at Play, Party, Pin!  A few of us bloggers went in together to help her celebrate…..and what did we decide to do?  We want to give a lucky reader the chance at $350 in a Paypal Cash Giveaway! Prize: $350 PayPal Cash Giveaway Giveaway open: Worldwide, anyone who has a PayPal email address Date/Time: Thursday, September 25th 12:00 AM EST to Thursday, October 2nd 11:59 PM EST Make sure to stop over at Britni’s blog to wish her a happy birthday and also … [Continue reading...]

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card in this Pinterest Giveaway Blast


Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card.  If you already follow West Street Story on Pinterest….then, guess what?  You already have one entry eligible for this Pinterest Giveaway Blast.  All you have to do is get yourself signed up below! The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Visit Jen (West Street Story)'s profile on … [Continue reading...]

DIY chalkboard wine glasses from the Dollar Store {step by step guide}


If you follow Invites by Jen and the IBJ blog, The Wedding by Jen, you have probably already seen this project floating around the web.  But, since it was such a cute DIY project, I couldn’t help but share it here on West Street Story as well.  Today I am giving you a step-by-step guide […]

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Julep Maven Unboxing {July 2014}

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Welcome to my newest obsession, nail care {and what is turning into an obsession of nail care with a Julep Maven subscription}! Up until the time I became pregnant with Laughton, I was a nail biter.  My nails were so bad, I was embarrassed to go and get a manicure {there wasn’t enough nail to […]

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top ten things i do while on this hiatus {surviving infant loss}

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I have been on a hiatus.  A hiatus from working, cleaning, socializing, blogging, etc.  Which means, every day when Graham comes home from work he asks, “So, what did you do today?”  He isn’t asking because he is trying to hold me accountable for anything, but mainly just to make sure I am doing okay.  […]

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the meaning behind Laughton’s name {surviving infant loss}

Skagway Alaska Glacier Hike #alaska #glacier #hike

Monday morning, the start of a new week.  Most dread Mondays…the furthest point in the work week until the freedom of the weekend begins. I woke up disliking this particular Monday for so many reasons other than just being faced with another work week. For one, this past weekend, Graham and I buried Laughton and […]

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too beautiful for earth {surviving infant loss}

Surviving Infant Loss -- my story as I grieve the loss of my son born prematurely at 27 weeks

It has been three days.  Three days since our son, Laughton, made his appearance much sooner than expected.  Three days since he left us to be with God far too early. Today is the first day waking up since getting out of the hospital and when I did wake up, I quickly realized I didn’t […]

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25 Weeks Pregnant :: and I now have excessive amniotic fluid

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Well, as of today, I am officially 25 weeks pregnant!  Since my last update, we have had a fetal echocardiogram and another growth ultrasound {it is the first growth ultrasound since we found out about the enlarged ventricles in his brain and the arthrogryposis in his arms, so we were very anxious to see how […]

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22 Weeks Pregnant :: and if miscarriages are an emotional roller coaster ride, then this is a roller coaster ride when the lap bar isn’t secured


{photo via OnPoint USA’s Facebook page} I have now made a couple references to the emotional roller coaster ride that you can experience when dealing with multiple pregnancy losses.  And, over the past couple of weeks plenty of medical professionals have told us that the remainder of this pregnancy will be an emotional roller coaster […]

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20 Weeks Pregnant :: and after just 48 hours, our lives have a completely different path forever

Well, this was certainly not the post for this week that I thought I would be writing.  This week was supposed to be all about finding out Cletus’s gender, confirming that the subchorionic bleed was gone, and to be elated that our little one has made it this far so well.  Within 48 hours time […]

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