GretchCannon

4.19.2018

March Empties

Hi friends!

I haven't posted in a while as I have really been struggling with my Autoimmune Disease still. I thought this would help me feel like me some while I had a little clarity and energy, since I have been so down.

Check out details below! I used these products up last month.


  • Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer - Coconut Oil, about $6 on Amazon or a store like Target or drugstore. I love to use this in the shower before I dry off so I don't have to use lotion when I get out! I also love the cherry scent. 
  • Loreal Brow Pencil - Color Brunette, less than $8. Better or equal to Anastasia Brow pencils to me and 1/3 the price! Buy from Amazon, Target, or drugstore. 
  • Dove Deodorant - Powder scent, $11 for 3 on Amazon. Good for sensitive skin or noses and you can find it easily at Target or the drugstore. 
  • Sun Bum Lip Balm - 3-pack $11 on Amazon, in flavor pomegranate - great for Spring or Summer. I got mine at Target. Doesn't have that weird aftertaste that some SPF Lip Balms have, so that is why I like it. 
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo - 3-pack for about $17 on Amazon. This is the Original Clean & Classic scent that I like. Perfect dry shampoo for me, doesn't leave white residue or oily feeling. And, the scent it light. You can also get this at the drugstore, Target, or Ulta.  
  • Sleep Pillow Mist - This one is discontinued, the Lavender Chamomile scent. But, for $13.50 at B&BW you can get the new scent Lavender Vanilla. Love this to help me sleep. 
  • STRESS - $12 at Target for supplement gummies that help calm you down. 
  • SLEEP - $12 at Target for supplement gummies that help you sleep! 
What did you use up last month?

Miss you guys. Please pray for me if you can and send all the positive vibes that I get better soon. 
I appreciate all the love and thoughts so much!!! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon


2.11.2018

Winter Empties

Hi friends. I have collected a lot of Winter Empties over the months of being sick with my Autoimmune Disease at my parents' house. I felt really bad last night and this morning and I get really foggy, but I want and need to keep trying to do normal things to help me feel more confident and to help me fight harder. I had these saved up and took the pic finally, so I hope you enjoy it. Check out all the products, links and prices below the pic!


Top left to right, then bottom row left to right, and prices are rounded up:

1. Dr. Teal's Coconut Oil Epsom Salt - $6
2. Maskcara Makeup Remover Wipes (under "Shop -> Skin") - $11 (order w/ party #6505)
3. Sephora Makeup Brush Cleaner Spray - $12
4. Drunk Elephant Whipped Cream (mine was a sample) - $60
5. Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel - $13
6. Vaseline Spray Lotion (Aloe Smooth) - $10 for 1
7. Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild) - $8 for 1
8. The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser (Face Wash) - $30
9. Gold Canyon Heritage Medium Candle (Pomegranate) - $20 (order w/ party #P7214193)
10. Estee Lauder Day Cream (mine was a sample) - $108
11. Burt's Bees Chapstick -$2 for 1
12. Anastasia Brow Wiz (soft or medium brown) - $21
13. MILK Face Cream - (under "Shop -> Skin") - $50 (order w/ party #6505)
14. Lavender Essential Oil - $11
15. Pink Sugar Perfume Spray (smaller size) - $21
16. Generic Blowout Spray (compare to Kenra brand) - $8
17. Estee Lauder Time Zone Night Cream - $80

What have you used up this winter so far?

XOXO, 
GretchCannon

12.31.2017

September Empties

Hey everyone - I miss you so much! 

I hope everyone had a good Christmas. My autoimmune disease is still flared up since August, and I have not been able to function very much. I started writing this on Christmas night 3 months later, hoping that more relief is around the corner. It has been a horrible journey and I thought that if I could do something that I used to do, it might make me feel a little more hopeful and a little better. 

Hashimotos Encephalitis affects my brain function and at different parts of the day. It was 10pm when I started it, but in the mornings I am foggy and nervous and confused getting dressed and getting ready. I was not sure if I would come back another day and finish this, but I thought it would feel good to start it since I have had a really emotional holiday. It is New Year's Eve now 4pm and I am finishing it. So that is something to be proud of. I hope more are to come. 

I feel so hopeless sometimes, but I will not give up. I am blessed to have the most wonderful and loving parents and family and friends in the world, so I am thankful for that, or I would be in such worse shape. Here goes nothing. If it doesn't make sense, bear with me, I am trying really hard. I love you guys. I hope in a couple months we can look back on this post and see how far I have come. That would be such an amazing feeling. 

I am putting it into the universe now. I will be better next year and look back on this and see how far I have come. 


From top to bottom, left to right:
XOXO,
GretchCannon

9.16.2017

Beautiful New Necklace

Hi, I hope everyone is having a good Saturday. I am taking life and my health hour by hour right now and my Mom and I went to Julian, CA today for some distraction, which was nice. I am not always positive and smiling, but I am trying to be hopeful and appreciate the good as much as I can.

I got this beautiful new necklace that I wore today and I wanted to share it with you in case you want to shop it! You can also shop some of my skinny bracelets at my friend's store here!


SHOP HERE or click the links or photo above!

What did you do this weekend? 
Also, do you have any positive mantras to share for when you are going through a hard time?

XOXO,
GretchCannon

9.09.2017

She is (trying to be) Mighty

Hi friends. I hope you are well. I have missed you here.

I have been fighting my Autoimmune Encephalitis HARD lately. I had 3 mega steroid IVs at the hospital 3 days in a row, a pretty high dose of oral steroids, other immunosuppressing drugs, and now my IVIG weekly for 12 weeks, then every other week for 12 weeks, then back to monthly. I lost my mind again, I have been on my knees begging God not to let me live this nightmare over yet again. But, here I am. It has been 3 weeks since the hospital. I see small improvements. I know I do. I struggle minute to minute every day to think, and I feel anxious and foggy and like I am having seizures over and over in my head all day, but the nights are a little clearer. So, I wanted to do something I love and have not been able to do - just a frivolous, fun blog about fashion. I am sure my mom was even shocked when I asked her to take my picture today. She has been taking good care of me and loving me through the hard moments and hard days. Today I saw some friends for lunch, I took medicine to keep me calm, I fought the hard times, and here we are - I am getting through 1 more day. I hope tomorrow is better and the weeks keep looking up. I have to hold hope for that so I won't give up. If you are going through anything hard, just know we can do it together.


Details:
I hope you enjoyed this blog post. I hope I can do more soon. 
I miss you all and I miss living live happy and healthy the most. 
Thank you for everyone who checks on me and prays for me. 
I couldn't fight this without every single one of you, every day. 


XOXO,
Gretchen

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