God Has Plans

God Has Plans

So often in life our path takes a change that we are unable to avoid. Sometimes leaving us feeling stranded on the side of the road broken down wondering when things will turn up. These past two weeks I must admit I have felt a little bit broken down myself, as to be expected with the changes that come to one’s life with bringing children into this world. However it’s not the sleepless nights or the fatigue of taking care of 3 children now that has left me broken hearted. Rather it’s the fact of trying to accept the fact that God has plans for me even though I may not know what they are. You see, when we brought little Louie into this world I would have never expected he would be the last child I would be able to carry and deliver. Let me explain… flash backwards to giving birth to Venice. I hemorrhaged really bad loosing 10 pounds in blood and almost my life. I can’t express to anyone how terrifying that moment was to me. It took a lot out of me, and months of recovery, emotionally and physically. However the doc believed it to be by chance of this happening, so I moved on with life and remembered again what I need to often tell myself… that God has plans. Then I became pregnant again. This time we wanted to be surprised by gender. It kept us wondering and imagining who this little person would be in my belly and made it so special, I’m so glad we did it, and I would do it again if I could… but I can’t. You see when sweet little Louie came into this world everything was perfectly fine until the second night where I hemorrhaged again. As I was sitting up in bed I recognized the feeling all too well that I felt after delivering Venice and I began to panic. Soon enough there was an army of people helping me out to help control the bleeding. Just when they felt like they gained control, the blood just kept coming. However, thanks to an amazing inspired doctor he was able to do a procedure to help stop the bleeding that really helped save my life–again.  Matt and I had some quiet alone moments together in the hospital after all the commotion died down. We couldn’t help but tear up a little bit and count our blessings that yet again I made it through this traumatic experience. At moments we just stared at each other in silence holding hands not even wanting to think of what the outcome could have been. The real tragedy hit when we...

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Albion Fit

Albion Fit

You guys how many of us want workout clothes that are both trendy and comfortable?  Those two words make a recipe of happiness for me. Thank goodness Albion Fit has got our backs on this. Their garments are both fashionable and unique. They are designed by women and therefore crafted for them. They understand our hectic schedules and so they are bringing fashion and comfort of working out style at our fingertips. Working out at the gym but have to run to the store after? Not a problem, you will definitely not be ashamed sporting their active wear. Heck I will wear it out even if I’m not going to the gym. The best part about them is they guarantee absolute satisfaction on every article they sell. They use only the best in high performances fabrics and trims. They are definitely at top of my wish list this year. I’m so in love with their Petal Pant, Baseball Tea, and East Coast Hoodie! Isn’t it fun to feel stylish while your working out. To me these clothes are a great motivation to hit the gym. Also if you’re a reader of the blog they are offering a discount code for all of you: $20 off any albionfit.com purchase of $100 or more with code sincerelykay20 at checkout (exp. 12/14/2013). Good luck entering this giveaway and remember all winners will be announced the 24th. Happy Holidays! Don’t forget to check out aruffledlife.com tomorrow for the 4th day of the giveaway.  To enter the giveaway, which will be for a $50 Albion Fit Gift Card: 1. Mandatory: visit albionfit.com and leave a blog post comment with favorite item. 2. Bonus: pin favorite item onto a Pinterest board and paste the link to that pin in a blog post comment. 3. Bonus: Follow Albion Fit on Instagram and tag 3 friends on the sincerely_kay_  giveaway Instagram...

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Bloating Water

Bloating Water

So I have always been interested in the trending bloating waters that people have been claiming work. So I decided to try it out for myself. As I like to always be proactive in health and fitness I’m always trying to find the next big thing. So I decided to experiment and make bloating/ detox waters of my own. Water can be so boring drinking all day anyways, why not jazz it up? I decided to do 3 different flavors, Cucumber Lime, Strawberry Basil, and Blueberry Celery. I will have to say my favorite by far was the cucumber lime. The key to getting these waters to be helpful is putting the ingredients in first and then the water. There isn’t a real trick on how much you put in. However the more you put in the more flavor you get. You then let the water infuse over night. The flavor is really yummy in the morning. Now for the big question did it work? I did this for a week and lost 3 pounds from doing this. Now I exercise daily, eat healthy and try to drink half a gallon of water a day. I would love to see you guys take this challenge, let me know if it works for...

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Guacamole

Guacamole

I am half hispanic and there are few things that I love more than life itself and one of them is making hispanic food. I also am very careful in what I make though because I am an avid clean eater. I do it mostly because I love food that makes me feel good after eating. No body likes a bad food hang over right?  This recipe is my favorite and I must admit I can put a bowl of guacamole away just by myself. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do! Ps. This recipe is so simple a caveman could do it!   Guacamole Recipe:   Ingredients: 4 avacados 2 tomatoes 1/4 cup yellow onion (optional but I love onion) 1 head of cilantro...

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick!

Okay so Craziest weekend ever! Over the weekend I felt like I was feeling just fine. Friday night after hanging with some friends and eating at Texas Roadhouse disaster struck…..  I was hit full on with the worst flu bug I have ever had in my life!!!! This was bad folks. Literally when I say worst in my life I would take back days of morning sickness and nausea if I didn’t have to go through that again!  Horrible cold chills, violent stomach ache, couldn’t even hold down a sip of water without throwing it up 5 minutes later. I took constant baths but that only held off the throbbing headache temporarily and encouraged me passing out on the floor in Matt’s arms.  Finally 3:00 am hit…yes in the morning. I was too weak to even move I had to surrender to going to the hospital. Anyone who knows me well knows I hate needles more than anything else. I have a really horrible phobia. I have to make Matt hold my hand to help me from crying. So when I volunteer myself to go to the hospital you know I needed it. When it came right down to it, the needle part wasn’t so bad I was actually thankful for needles for once and the nurses were so sweet and attentive to me. I also have found a new love in life to a nausea medication called zofran such a miracle pill! When they shot that in me it almost started working immediately.  We got home around 5:00am. We were so tired. My sweet husband is so very attentive and I am so thankful for him…however I wish this was the happy ending to the story…. Two hours later I got that stirring feeling in my stomach and starting throwing up all the fluids they just put into me….again I couldn’t even hold down water. Than do I dare say this on my blog… please forgive me…I had a horrible case of the runs. I pretty much lived on the toilet. I knew that through all this pain there was going to be no man made solutions.  I received a priesthood blessing. I kid you not nothing helped me even feel remotely better but after this healing blessing I was able to start to regain my energy and strength back. I am so thankful for the priesthood and its power. Sometimes when we are in pain the Lord is the last person we think to turn to, when in fact he should always be the first. He offers healing and comfort like nothing else can in this world. I am thankful to those who hold the Priesthood as...

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