Bra Stories: Aerie

Welcome back for week two of the bra stories series, where I’m sharing what I learned and thought about several bra companies bras when I tested them out over the past couple of months!

I’ll talk about several things:

  • Ease of purchase.
  • Comfort and fit in general.
  • How they felt in relation to my feeding tube that hits very closely to my bra band.
  • General Quality.
  • Return/exchange process.
  • Overall personal experience with the product.

This week, let’s talk about Aerie, the lingerie store that is owned by American Eagle Outfitters. They’re often praised for their use of unedited photos, and using nontraditional models, which is amazing and I love those things about this company!

I had lots of hope for these being some real winners (honestly I felt that with each brand, because I truly feel they’re doing good work.) But in reality, it didn’t pan out so awesome for me with the ones I tried. Let’s dive in!

I tried on three different wireless styles:

  1. The Real Sunnie Wireless Push Up Bra – in two sizesbrareview-6
  2. The Real Happy Wireless Lightly Lined Brabrareview-9
  3. The Real Sunnie Wireless Lightly Lined Brabrareview-12

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Bra Stories: Harper Wilde

Hi all!

I’ve been working super hard on this bra project to share with you all. A few months back, I asked on an Instagram story if lots of others with feeding tubes had struggles finding bras that sat high enough that it didn’t hurt the tube.

I took the opportunity to buy bras from lots and lots of companies to purchase the bras I found that I thought would work best for my tube situation, and hopefully others! I also will be sharing a general review of the bras for those without feeding tubes as well!

I’m typically a save the best for last type of lady, but this isn’t Skittles, so I’m jumping in with my top pick first! Because isn’t that what we all need anyway?! So to start us off, we are going to be chatting about Harper Wilde!

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Photo by the lovely Claudia Young

One of my favorite things is that they are pretty much the “Warby Parker of bras.” What does that mean? It means try ons with no financial commitment! Which is what I’m all about when it comes to bras. Continue reading “Bra Stories: Harper Wilde”

Tubie Pad Feature : Turkey Tot Customs

With Carrie0762WebI’ve been working to put together a guide to Tubie Pads!  After years of feeling lost in the Tubie Pad world, I finally decided to jump in and bring you along with me!  I’ve gathered pads from several makers.  I’ll be sharing several things about each maker’s Tubie Pads over the next few weeks:

  • My personal thoughts on the maker’s Tubie Pads.
  • A bit of each maker’s story.
  • The materials they use and special features that sets each of them apart to help you find the right fit for you.
  • Lots of photos to hopefully help you get a full picture of what you are purchasing (on a human, front, back, etc.)
  • Price and where to find the Tubie Pads.
  • Lots of other nuggets of info depending on what each maker chooses to share!

This week’s feature is on Dana from Turkey Tot Customs!  She is based in sunny Florida!  I have talked so much with this sweet gal, and she is a pure joy!  When I reached out to her about this project, she was so excited, immediately asked what I loved, then made an absolutely perfect set for me!  I told her “florals, vintage patterns (gingham, stripes, etc.) and humorous novelty prints.”  I’d say she nailed it!  Look how cute!IMG_4583 Continue reading “Tubie Pad Feature : Turkey Tot Customs”

SwabCap Love & Ghost Hunting in Eureka

I feel like I owe my dear friend SwabCaps a huge thanks for helping to keep me central line infection free for the past five years (knock on wood)!  Don’t get me wrong, Sawbcaps aren’t a 100% infection blocker.  They do a pretty fabulous job though!

These sweet little orange nuggets are pure gold to me.  Lots of you might know about them, but for those who don’t, SwabCaps are Skittle sized rubbery-plastic caps that have an alcohol saturated pad inside that you put on the end of a central line or IV when it’s not in use.  You might also know a similar product called a Curos cap, a very similar product, but it’s a harder plastic that is bright green.Swab Caps06446Web Continue reading “SwabCap Love & Ghost Hunting in Eureka”

Choices : TPN Infusion Pharmacies

Hi there!

I hope you are doing great! Staying hydrated, out of the hospital, having fun and such!

It’s been a hot minute since I started a series called Choices, but I’d really like to jump back into that!  Plus, I’ve still got about a million photos I took at the grocery store because where else can you get perfect images that demonstrate the zillion choices we have in our lives?

In my first post, I talked on some tips and questions I ask myself when I’m looking at the doctors in my life.  Now I’d like to take a look at the tips and questions I like to ask myself when I’m choosing the company who mixes and delivers my TPN and supplies.

Choices _ TPN Infusion Pharmacy

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