Friday, July 29, 2011

Lyla Elizabeth Daiana Stacy's Birth Story

Finally, I had reached a pregnancy where everything was normal and right. I achieved the experience of being an overdue momma who just could not wait to fit in more than one outfit in the middle of July. Emotions of fear, happiness, readiness and exhaustion. This was my first REAL pregnancy. I didn’t have early labor, no premature delivery or anything! My body did what it was supposed to do and I experienced an emotion I had never felt before “belief in my body”! A woman really does not know what she is capable of until she carries a child and gives birth.

On Monday July 25th, I spent the day cleaning, packing and crying! I went through every emotion that day. I was angry for it had been a complete month since my father passed, I was two days “overdue” and my mother in law who was helping me pack for our move, packed all my food!! You can honestly say I was an emotional mess! I went through the day in the mood of “Don’t speak to me unless you’re spoken too.” Finally, the sun went down and the girls were in bed. Corey and I for once this week had some actual time to sit down and talk. We had a nice night while he worked on his class work and I sat going through old magazines cutting out recipes that I have a desire to make one day. We had a moment where we could just relax, talk, and spend some calm time together. We talked about what we wanted out of our experience of having a natural at home birth!

I climbed into bed knowing I had a morning of rushing around cause I had to be in Athens for a midwife appointment. I laid there thinking about how ready I was to welcome Lyla into this world, I can say I am SICK of being pregnant!! I was in deep sleep until I woke wide-awake at 3:18 a.m. thinking,“ouch, that contraction kinda hurt!” Fell back to sleep to only wake right before my alarm at 6:00 a.m. and I woke with a sure feeling today is the day. I woke Corey to tell him to get up and help me get things going cause I am having the baby. Without questioning me he got out of bed, we started a load of laundry, and I then realized my contractions were two-three minutes apart. I went to the restroom to only find a large amount of bloody show! I called Delphine and Holly to let them know that I was in labor. When getting into the bath to get all cleaned up my water broke. We let both our moms know and they arrived to our house quickly to help with Kerhia and Mia. We continued our morning routine while setting up the birthing tub and working with each contraction.
We decided to send our moms off to play with the girls. We wanted them to get out of the house a little bit and not worry with me trying to labor. They had a wonderful time out playing and came back home to mommy still laboring. They both went upstairs to nap just like every other day. Everyone relaxed around the house anticipating Lyla’s arrival.
I continued to labor in the pool which seemed to be the only relief from the contraction pain. They were very strong and tiring. I became very tired and just wanted the pain to stop. I begged for something STRONG!! Knowing not only was I not going to get something cause I am at home, but if I went into the hospital they would laugh and say you are way too far for anything. I was determined to express my desire for a “PAIN KILLLER”. Delphine then tells me to get out the pool I am not progressing in there and she wants me to try to go to the restroom. All I truly wanted to tell her is “NO” I am not moving, I don’t want do anything and I want this pain to stop.

Corey and I then walk up to the bathroom. Within minutes I remember yelling “oh sh*t” she is coming. Not being one too curse much, I knew I was ready. Delphine and Holly run upstairs to help. I then stand in the bathroom and push with each urge. Corey was underneath to be the first one to assist with catching Lyla. My mother, Delphine and Holly helping me as I stand there delivering my third little girl. As I continued the pushing process, I can remember how wonderful it felt! With only a few strong pushes Lyla was born into the arms of her father at 3:06 p.m. in the bathroom of our house. We did it! That is all I could think about! We accomplished a natural home birth! Elizabeth then walked the girls in to see their sister. It was absolute breath taking when Mia realized what had all happened. Thinking she was too young to have an idea, I hear her sweet little voice yelling “Lyla”.

The experience of having such a powerful birth was amazing! Having previous medicated hospital births with Kerhia and Mia having a natural home birth was extraordinary. Corey having the opportunity to catch Lyla as she was born and for us to have every second with her in the beginning was worth every bit of the pain. I won’t sugar coat it for you the laboring for 10 hours and the pain of child birth is hard but truly worth every moment. I will never forget that it was Corey who first handed Lyla to me after having her and the fact that a nurse did not rush her away. We accomplished the breast crawl within the first 30 minutes of her being with us. We spent those first moments together as a family how it was meant to be.

Friday, July 22, 2011

An unforgettable fear

Read this article before reading the rest of my post.


After coming across this link online about a terrible mix up in the hospital of two babies and reading other mother's comments on the facebook about it. I had the urge to write a post on it. A lot of the mother's were being rude and nasty on facebook toward these mothers’s who had a hospital birth. I have had two past hospital births. Many of the women were saying "How in the world could a mother not recognize her newborn child?!"

I will never forget the fear that I had experienced when having Kerhia. My water broke at 33 weeks and the local hospital is not equipped enough to handle a premature baby if something were to go wrong. So they shipped me out of town to Charleston. I gave over my care to God and the well-educated staff at a larger hospital. Knowing that they would keep us in great care. They decided the best route of care was to slow my labor and to let me lay there for a couple of days to get her closer to be 34 weeks gestation. I agreed and they kept me VERY drugged, is about the best way to say it. I barely even remember the in and out episodes of those days. I can honestly say I had a painless birth! When it came to time to push every doctor in the whole OB department seemed to rush in. It was a mad house, I did not know a single person, I was so tired and medicated, and people were yelling and cutting on machines. It was not a peaceful experience. I then delivered my beautiful 4lb. 6oz. Kerhia Ann. She was breathing on her own and they were able to hand her to me for a brief second before rushing her off to NICU. I was very grateful for the chance to hold her. Though it was not a calm situation while holding her for the first time because everyone and their mother was still in my room.
Then two nurses rushed to my side and took her away. I was then told the earliest I could see her is an hour. That was very shocking for me. So I had to lay in my bed not knowing what was going on, where she was or what they were doing. I felt my pride as a mother being snatched right from underneath me. Luckily, my husband , mother and mother in law were all there to make sure she taken care of. As a mother though, I was not allowed too yet. Finally, after having Corey bug the nurses they said I was able to go see her.
As I make my way down the hall and buzz into the NICU I look around stunned by all the machines, crying and babies without a mother beside their side. My biggest fear was though, I don’t even know where Kerhia is. I have no clue. She was perfectly healthy. Maybe a little smaller than most but I couldn’t stop thinking if it wasn’t for having Corey by my side and him knowing her location. I would not have at all. I was so medicated and she was swept so quickly from my arms that I couldn’t give you all the details.. How does this process make sense? Yes, Kerhia was early and could use the intervention but why is it that they have the same process with normal healthy babies? So before, you judge a mother on this article. Stop and think about it. Why are they taken from the only thing they need the most to only be sat alone in this plastic crib for people to glimpse through a window at?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

You don't want too miss this...

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lyla Elizabeth Daiana Stacy's little tricks!

Wednesday I spent the day over at my mom's house getting it cleaned and ready to be put up for sale. I was having contractions on and off all day. Eventually, they became pretty painful and I went home. I immediately called my midwife and birth assistant. They all arrived to my house around 10:45 and told me to just work with each contraction. As I continued working with them. My water broke in my living room around 11:30. A lot of water came out and my midwife estimated about 200 cc and enough a towel was needed and soaked. I just knew things were going to go fast from there.
As the night went on we decided I was not in active labor. To just go to sleep and we will work more in the morning. I rested really nice and Thursday walked, squatted and all day had leaking of my water. I just was not getting those strong contractions. We did the same thing all day Friday. I took some herbals to help and again nothing. All while this was going on we watched my vitals such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, etc and kept a close eye on Lyla's heartbeat. We both looked GREAT! I stayed very hydrated and there was no concern for infection because I did not receive any vaginal exams. There is no such thing as a "dry birth" as long as the mother stays hydrated. Home care we believe that after rupture there is no reason to risk getting an infection to check dilation. Which in the hospital setting that is the complete opposite. As Saturday rolled around we were getting close to the 72 hour mark of ruptured membranes and wanted to get some blood work and ultrasound picture taken. Due to it being a holiday weekend we were unable to get into an outpatient facility. We all made the decision to go into the hospital knowing that could mean I lost my home birth plan. I knew that safety of baby and I came over location. I was happy that I had the option to go in and get the help.
We arrive to the hospital with my birth plan and we were very welcomed by the staff. They called the doctor on call. My midwife and birth assistant stayed with me the whole time! We ordered blood work and an ultrasound. They informed me if the ultrasound showed a low fluid level below 5 I would need to be induced with the use of PIT. We received my results from the blood work first showing my white blood count was a as good as it could be, means no infections. We then received what would determine the route of care the ultrasound results. My fluid level was a 13!!! Her heart rate was great and she looked beautiful!!!
My amniotic sac had resealed itself! This is a VERY rare thing. Only about 2.6% of women experience this and most experience this a lot earlier in their pregnancy!! With all the hydrating I did her levels filled back up and she is perfectly fine!! They then sent us home because we are now again a healthy momma and baby waiting on labor to return!

Here we go again... I am a pregnant momma with a healthy little girl all cozy inside waiting till she is READY!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Grape Salad

Grape Salad
4 Cups of grapes
8 oz. of Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
1 Tsp. of Vanilla
(Mix well)

Sprinkle on top
1/2 C. brown sugar & Nuts

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes


1 box white cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons sweetened pink lemonade drink powder

2 sticks margarine
1 cup shortening
8 tablespoons frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Zest from 1 lemon
2 pounds confectioners sugar
Pink icing paste or food coloring

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line 24 standard-size muffin cups with cupcake liners. Prepare the cake mix batter according to package directions, adding lemon zest, vanilla and pink lemonade powder. Use a 1/3-cup measuring cup to ladle the batter into lined muffin tins. Bake according to package directions, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting. Prepare the icing by creaming margarine, shortening, lemonade concentrate, milk and vanilla with a mixer. Beat until smooth, then mix in lemon zest. Gradually add sugar, mixing well. If desired, beat in a little red food coloring to add brighten icing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hosting a June Show

Been thinking about hosting a Willow House show. June is a wonderful month to do so! Gathering your friends and family over for a summer party is always a GREAT hit!

For hosting an average show of $500.00 will earn you as a host $75.00 in FREE, 70% off item of your choice, two 50% off items, a 50% off item for every friend who books a show the night of your show and you can pick any one item off our June summer sale flier for only $1.50!

For hosting a $1,000 show will earn you as a host $200 in FREE, 70% off one item of your choice, four 50% off items, a 50% off item for every friend who books a show the night of your show and you can pick any THREE items off the June summer sale flier for only $1.50!!!

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June will be the last month that I will be booking home shows in the mid-ohio valley area before I begin my maternity leave! So book now before all the dates are gone!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Bread Experiment

When it comes to baking one of my favorite things to bake are breads. I love how much time and thought have to be put into beautiful loafs.
I decided to try from scratch on my own bread recipe. Therefore, I made a Sundried Tomato, Parmesan, & Rosemary bread.

Here is the recipe for you all to enjoy!
2 Cups of flour (All purpose)
2 tsp. of baking powder
½ tsp. of baking soda
½ tsp. of salt
¾ Cup of chopped up fresh parmesan cheese
½ cup of chopped up sun dried tomato
3 tbsp. of chopped fresh rosemary
1 cup of buttermilk
¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
1 large egg

1). Preheat oven to 375* coat loaf pan with non-stick spray. I use olive oil and extra flour to coat all my pans.
2). Mix all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt) in a large mixing bowl (I used my kitchenaid). In a separate mixing bowl, mix egg, olive oil, buttermilk all together. Add slowly to the dry ingredients using the kitchenaid hook & begin mixing.
3). Add in the chopped parmesan cheese, sun dried tomatoes and rosemary. Mix the dough with kitchenaid hook till formed into a nice ball.
4). Put the bread dough into loaf pan and cook until a tooth pick comes out clean!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Why you want to be a Willow House Gal!

The top three questions that are coming to your mind is...

1) Can I do this? YES

2) How can I do this? ANYONE CAN!

3) Can I make money? DEFINITELY

Now that you know you can do this business just like I can. Here are 10 reasons why Willow House is the home-based business for you!

1). We're the only multi-divisional company there is - giving you the opportunity to double your income. Our Jewelry line will be making it's launch soon!!
2). We're paid the night of our parties
3). We earn Business supply credits to pay for our catalogs, order forms, etc
4). We are a non-inventory business - we never have to guess what our customers might like and store it.
5). We have a generous compensation plan. For 3 1/2 hr work with an average party we make between $125 - $150 (we've been told that is going to increase!)
6). Willow House processes our Credit cards - we never have any fees for processing
7). Willow House offers on going free training
8). Willow House offers incentives -whether you just want to earn extra gas money or fabulous trips!
9). We have a community e-commerce business. - we share styling and decorating techniques and can collect out of state orders
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lyla's Home Birth Plan

After much praying and discussion, Corey and I decided to have a natural homebirth. We decided that hiring Delphine as our midwife and Holly as the birth assistant best fit our needs. We both have completed the Bradley Method of natural childbirth with Holly as our instructor. We are praying that this will be a smooth, life changing experience for not only Corey and I but for Kerhia, Mia and unborn Lyla. By deciding to stay home to give birth we want to remain at all times comfortable, relaxed and as a family unit. Our intentions are to have a peaceful, relaxed at home water birth with the guidance of God and his plan of how he naturally designed my body to give birth.

• My wish is to move around the inside and outside of our home or in and out of the birthing pool
• Unless medically necessary I do not want any internal exams, if need be please do not tell me my dilatation at the time of the exam
• I would appreciate all suggestions on positions and such to help ease the pain or move things along naturally if the labor is not progressing well for some reason
• I want to have candles lit, light music playing and to be in a calm relaxed environment
• I wish to eat or drink when I desire
• I wish to be able to use any herbal remedies, homeopathy, or aromatherapy if desired

Birth Companions
• My husband Corey is to remain with me at all times
• Kerhia and Mia are to be at home at all times unless it causes fear or anxiety for me or them
• My mother Sanya is to attend and give her direct guidance to the needs of Kerhia and Mia. If in a situation where the children cannot handle the environment ,to then take them to her home
• My mother in law Elizabeth is to attend and give her attention to all the needs of me, Corey, Delphine and Holly by assisting with anything that needs done or taken care of
• We do have plans for Diana Wilson to attend to capture the moments with her photography

The Birth
• My desire is to have a water birth
• Corey is to be the one to catch the baby during delivery unless there is an emergency where Delphine will need to do so
• I would like to avoid perineal damage by all means, I am trying to avoid stitches if possible

• I want to be assisted from the birthing tub with baby on chest onto the area I desire to lay
• I want the baby placed immediately on my chest and not removed until she has accomplished the breast crawl
• We would like the the cord to stop pulsating before Corey is asked to cut it
• We do intend on keeping the placenta for Holly to do capsuling
• I do want a rhogam shot

Care for the baby
• To participate in the breast crawl before taking away from chest for any reason unless needed for medical reasons
• Colostrum in the eyes
• We do not want a Vitamin K shot to be given
• No visitors until she is feed, examined and dressed other than of those listed above

Thank you for respecting the wants of Corey and I for the birth of Lyla Elizabeth Stacy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Super Qucik Pizza Dough

The girls and I love making pizza but as any busy mom knows sometimes it is a super pain to wait 2 hours then 2 more and then oh now you can make the pizza.

This recipe is done right away, no more yucky can pizza dough for the Stacy household on a busy day. This pizza is done before Pizza Hut can deliver!

1 tbsp. active dry yeast

1 cup of warm water (105-115 degrees F)

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. Vegetable oil ( I use Extra-Virgin Olive oil)

*Read: Teresa Guidice's cookbook on why I never use Veggie oil!! Eww.

2 1/2 cups of flour

Dissolve the yeast into the water. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Dump onto a floured surface and knead till smooth. That's about 5 mins. or so. Roll out and press down on a greased pizza pan. Add toppings. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes!

So simple!

The pizza I made tonight, doesn't call for red sauce. I roll out my dough in pan. I then brush olive oil & fresh minced garlic on it. I pop it inside my oven, let it stay for 3 mins. Take it out and add a little more olive oil & garlic. Then add my toppings. Tonight, I used fresh mozzarella, Italian seasoning, bell pepper, sliced tomato, rosemary & pepperoni. Delish!

You can really use anything you want, mushrooms, zucchini, onion and more!

I use what I have that I know needs used. & it is a healthier version of an awesome pizza!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Entertaini​ng Trio for just $29 this month!

Wondering how this could be possible almost $350 worth in product for only $29.00! Let me tell you how!
For hosting a $500.00 show. This can be a home-show, catalog or online this month you receive the Nola Party Bucket for FREE! On top of that you receive $75.00 in FREE which can get you the Belle Meade Flatware Caddy for only $5.00! You also earn a 70% off item, so you pick the Gramercy Beverage Server that is already on sale for Spring into Savings this month and you only pay $19.41!
You have till April 30th so contact me today to get started!!

Remember, you can use this deal on any items! This is just an idea! Your home will be talked about with these beautiful entertaining pieces!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

NO fast food, for a month!

Starting today April 16, 2011 I will commit to NO fast food for a month. It becomes so easy to grab something to eat than to prepare for a meal. I want this habit to change. I don't want to raise my girls to think it's okay to pay $20.00 at a drive thru window for something so un-healthy. Being a pregnant mother with two toddlers this will be challenging. There are days where the kids are whiny, I am tired and I just don't even want to put thought into which fast food restaurant to grab something let alone make my own meal! That mind thought needs to change so I thought with making a reasonable goal for a month with no fast food would help me turn this no good habit, into a possible lifestyle change. I am the first to admit, I am not a huge fast food eater in the first place, but I do fall for the last minute meals!

By me posting this on my facebook and on my blog. I feel like I am more accountable to my actions, so friends if you see me out there eyeing the McDonald's sign! Scream "No!" I think every family could use a good challenge or two. So take a look at your bank account, add up all the totals that are fast food related and now imagine using that money for something else! Like a size smaller pair of jeans cause this no eating, greasy food on the go for a month has to help the hips as well!

Wish me luck and to those of you who are joining me with this, GOODLUCK! We can do it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I love my Job!

I wanted to share with you why I love my job selling Willow House! To start off I want to say that their products are absolutely amazing in quality. They truly sell themselves.

- Starting off you will make 20% of all sales. Once you enter $1,000 in sales you automatically become a qualified consultant and receive a raise of 5%! I qualified in one month!!

- You make your money the night of your show, no waiting on a check. You walk out the door with it in your pocket!

- You don't have to worry about spending your hard earned money on catalogs, order forms, etc. The company puts back 5% of your sales in a supply bank. You use that money to pay for them!!

- You do not have any inventory or delievery!

- Willow House provides awesome host & customer specials! You don't have to use any of your money to do so, unless you wish.

- Free workstation, credit card transactions and training!

- You can easily move up in the company which means more money, trips, etc!

- You make your own schedule. Book parties around your busy life! Make MONEY partying!!

If you are at all interested in this great opportunity, book a show with me in May. You will earn FREE products and much more. I will do your entire show then at the end sit down with you and show you how much you could be making! If you then decide to become a consultant, I will give you your show as your first show!! So you can make that night the money back from your kit!! No pressure, if you decide not to sign up then you are still earning all the great host benefits and having a great night with your family and friends!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You're having a WHAT!?


After much praying, talking and researching Corey and I have decided to hire a mid wife so we are able to have a home birth. Lord willing we will be having Lyla Elizabeth in July at home. I know some of friends are reading this and saying "way to GO"! While, other of you are saying "WTH is she thinking"?!

So here is why we decided on a home birth and ohhh how I wish I did with Mia! Well as most of you know Kerhia was an early bird and I had a medicated birth. Well honestly when I was shipped to Charleston, I dropped all plans of having a birth any way my way. I was now looking at the doctors saying do what you have to do to keep my baby safe! This is when I was VERY grateful for all the technology and doctors.

Well now let's get to Mia's birth. I was having contractions on and off non-stop. I eventually was like okay baby these need to stop you're getting out of there! So on April 8th I went to mother earth foods, drank a whole lot of tea, went on a mad woman exercise and then walked around the block! Yes, Finally!!! They're consistent! Off to hospital we go with our bags! We had a wonderful group of nurses at Camden Clark when we arrived. Once they made me lay down, things slowed down. Imagine that! So the nurse said walk the halls and squat. If you change after doing that you can stay! I paced the halls up and down! It worked and they kept me, but laid me back down. By this time it was late at night and the anesthesiologist was leaving. They used the fear method, if you don't get your epidural now. You probably won't get one at all. Nervous and not as educated as I am today said "okay". It was terrible, he couldn't get it in my back and had to drug me to do so. So let's just say I felt good and went to sleep. I slept on and off through most my laboring except when they would come in and say I needed another shot of pain medicine or needed this checked out. At this point let me remind you I am feeling loopy, clueless and tired. So I slept. Nurses would come in and out. The doctor stopped by to visit and check me. All of sudden he broke my water, not a word asked or anything. I felt that he should have asked, wasn't it my water he was breaking?? Eventually I fell back to sleep and kept remembering Corey trying to keep me up cause Mia's heart rate was deceling and I was not changing. I was so caught up under all the medicine I had no clue! No clue at all that my baby was struggling. This made me feel terrible, as mother I shouldn't be laying here fighting off drugs to wake up to know if my baby was okay. The doctor and nurses finally came in this is after a few shift changes. They said let's get you up on all fours and rocking. She needs to come on her own or we will take to a C-section. Something I was terrified of, I have never ever had any type of surgery. I didn't want that, that's not how God planned women to give birth. Right when I got up all fours, I could feel her move down, I was awake and she ready about 10 minutes of rocking and 10 minutes of pushing we welcomed Mia into this world. This was after 18 hours of laboring.

Again, as most of you know what happens after delivery is they rush the baby off. She needs this and that and that. Well guess what, I had a terrible time trying to breastfeed her. The first attempt at it and not much luck the nurse comes in with supplement bottles cause that's the way it works. Well guess what give a baby a bottle, she gets lazy. She was a terrible feeder. So I eventually gave up. Few months later we were up at Children's Hospital trying to find out why she wasn't keeping formula down, gaining weight, etc. This was only the beginning of the last year of troubles with Mia's health issues.

After meeting the mid wife today we knew this was the right route. We brought the girls with us, they played while we visited and when she listened to the baby both were there to hear. After she listened to the baby's heart rate she let Kerhia take my place to listen to her baby's heart rate in her tummy. There is just a bond there that you can not get with an hour wait at the doctors office. It was wonderful, she cared, she listened and she let us know this is our baby, our plan, our birth and she is just there to help!! I now know that when I give birth to Lyla that both my girls will be involved and bonding with us all right after. No waiting two days to bring her home and have my two girls at home wondering where I am. They need me, I need them and their sister needs them!

This is just a quick blog to explain our choice in home birth. Corey and I feel it is safe and we believe that God will guide us through this every step of the way. Not only will this birth be life changing for me but will be for Corey as well. I hope that all our family and friends join us in prayer as we prepare to welcome another little girl to our household!

Be ready for many more posts to follow!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hosting a Willow House Party in May

Hello ladies! Let me help you earn this beauitful planter to start off your summer right for only $34.96 with a $1,000 show! It is VERY possible and with us working together at it, I am sure we can make it happen!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What Is The What?

Is a great book to read. I really stepped out my usual book reading comfort zone but I am glad I did with this book! It is a long read and it seems like it takes forever to get through the book but the reasoning is because of hows much useful information he puts in there for you to soak up! There is defiantly not a wasted paragraph in the book! Not only did it feel like the whole time while I was reading the book that was learning alot of history that I had maybe not fully understood about the middle east but it really gave me a bigger insight on what their life was like to really have a deeper understanding of all the uproar that is currently going on over there now. One thing that really struck out to me is how innocent many of these people were. There is a part in the book when he was speaking on his childhood and how his village was being attacked. As a little boy they had no clue what was about to happen but were so thrilled to see airplanes in the sky because that was not a normal occurrence. I think of young boys here who are amazed with planes, jets and tanker trucks which will never strike harm on them. Instead over there they didn't realize what they were so excited to see was about to kill them, their family and their friends. It was heart breaking! I suggest this book to anyone who is looking for a deep read, it was truly a great book to sit down and read. Not only did I enjoy reading but after I had a different compassion and outlook on the history of the middle east and not only that but for how history is repeating itself currently over there.

Hosting a party in April...

If you are wondering why you should host a Willow House Design party for your family and friends in April here are the top reasons!

Once your party hits $500.00 in sales, which is an average party you will get to pick between our Nola Party Bucket or our Charles Street Planter for FREE! Just a Thank You from Willow House for having such a great party! Both things value at $100.00 or more!!

Guess what that is not all! For hosting a $500.00 party you will also earn $75.00 in FREE product, a 70% off item and 2 items at half-price! You also earn a half-priced item for every friend that books a show and if you have someone book a show with me before the day of your show you'll earn FREE shipping as well!! Also, keep in mind that your party sales total could reach over $500.00 and that's even MORE FREE!!

What's in it for my friends... Well every friend who spends $39.96 or more can pick ANYTHING in the catalog $39.96 or less for half-priced!!! That's not it! Willow house will be announcing on April 1st what BIG prize they have in store for your friends! You don't want to miss out!

Book your show today!!! I am booking up fast!