Here’s just a quick note to say Hi. I’m still spending a lot of time at our Bake It Pretty Warehouse so I thought I’d show you a few pictures behind the scenes.

I was recently diagnosed with anemia and I’m so tired. I’ve gone to the doctor and I’m following his directions and also taking the neccessary vitamins he recommended. But if anyone has any other suggestions I’d love to hear them. I haven’t ever dealt with this outside of being pregnant. Right now I just want to take a nap every day!

One Charming Party and Bake It Pretty have both been featured in a few magazines lately. The upcoming issue of Brides Magazine features our milk bottles and straws and Parenting Magazine will be featuring our Back to School Party. We have few more exciting magazine stories in the works — I’ll keep you posted.

Happy End of Summer!

xo Brittany

 

19 Comments

  1. Looks awesome, Brittany! The clear bins are a staple at our warehouse too – I always joke that we should be sponsored by Sterilite! Hope you feel better soon.

    Jessie    Friday, August 3, 2012
  2. i’ve had anemia for a good part of my life. my doctor once told me that i should take my iron with a glass of orange juice–something about the vitamin c helping the iron absorb better.

    hope that helps! feel better soon!

    laura    Friday, August 3, 2012
  3. I was anemic during my pregnancy and took Floradix (bought from
    Whole Foods). Tastes awful but totally worth it. You should definitely look into it. apparently our bodies have a harder time absorbing iron from pills but in liquid form it is much easier. Best of luck and get well soon!

    Daisy    Friday, August 3, 2012
  4. Si estás embarazada y tienes anemia deberían mandarte hierro. Come sano y descansa.
    ¡¡Menudo almacén!! Bss

    Ángela    Friday, August 3, 2012
  5. I love how neat and organized everything is — looks like party heaven!!

    I hope you feel better soon — I’m so sorry to hear you’re sick. XOXO

    Aimée & Bettijo    Saturday, August 4, 2012
  6. The warehouse looks like a party-planner’s dream come true.

    I sympathize with you on the anemia. I’ve only ever been anemic while pregnant, and it is indeed the pits. My MIL swears by having regular iron infusions at her doctor’s office. Maybe you could ask your doctor about that? Feel better soon.

    Emily W.    Sunday, August 5, 2012
  7. I would reccomend cooking almost all of your food on cast iron. If it is seasoned correctly it is just as non-stick as the fancy pans. Also eat lots of dark leafy greens, cook them in the cast iron and its a doubly good!

    Ariel    Monday, August 6, 2012
  8. I also have this problem. I take prenatal vitamins (even though I am not pregnant or trying to conceive). My doctor recommended them, they are inexpensive and there is both folic acid and iron in them. Also, it helps to take in more fiber since taking the vitamins can cause constipation (sorry). Hope you feel better soon!

    Aimee    Monday, August 6, 2012
  9. I’m so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well, I hope you get feeling better soon! I could just live at your warehouse…a party lover’s paradise!
    xoxo
    Holly

    Holly    Monday, August 6, 2012
  10. I was anemic for many years until I had children. I too started cooking most foods on an iron skillet. (The iron transfers to the food). I started eating spinach a lot (sautéed in the iron skillet with a drizzle of olive oil and the press some garlic in for the last minute, in salads, and your smoothie). I also started eating red meat once a week. I couldn’t do the iron pills. But once I got pregnant and started the prenatal vitamin which I continued while nursing for both kids I am no longer anemic. I still eat lots of dark greens, but barely eat the red meat any more. Good luck, and I love your posts!!

    Sonja    Monday, August 6, 2012
  11. I am too anemic. It takes about a month to really feel better and if you forget to take your iron (I do all the time) then it’s like starting over. I was told to take iron with orange juice and not to drink/eat dairy when I take the pill. I also buy over the counter iron (Slow Fe)and have no side effects and they are small pills. Hang in there, you’ll feel better soon!

    Jaime    Tuesday, August 7, 2012
  12. Brittany, please listen to my advice and consider taking it.

    As many people recommended, of course iron is the way to go, right? Except, and my sister-in-law has done extensive research on this, it turns out that your body does not have the proper enzymes to digest iron so that it actually makes a difference.

    What you NEED to do is go to your doctor and ask for an injection of B12. That will provide you with the proper cure and you’ll be feeling better in no time!

    I’m paraphrasing what she said, so if something sounds off it could be. But what I said about the B12 is absolutely true. Go right now and ask your doctor for a shot of that, you’ll see the difference!

    This might help you to understand better: http://www.livestrong.com/article/355396-b12-shots-anemia/

    I understand that it talks about “pernicious anemia” but it really goes for anemia in general.

    Anyways, I hope you get well soon. Take care!

    Haylee    Friday, August 10, 2012
  13. Sorry you aren’t feeling well! I’m anemic too and it got worse with my pregnancy. I took the requisite iron pills, but they were pretty potent. I agree with Sonja’s suggestion, naturally occurring iron is always a good idea. Over the years, I’ve been adding a lot of dark greens like spinach and kale, etc. although I don’t eat a lot of red meat. My recent bloodwork showed I’m much healthier and haven’t been so tired.

    Not Just A Mommy!    Saturday, August 11, 2012
  14. I have been anemic since I was 10 months old. Heavy bleeding at time of month takes alot out of you. All 3 pregnancies, my iron was so low, the doctor threatened that I would get ba lood transfusion if it didn’t go up. When I was a teenager, my pediatrician said if the iron pills didnt work, I would need B-12 shots. OB/GYN prescribed a prescription pill called Trinsicon (has iron, folate, and alot of B 6, B12). I also started drinking Green Smoothies (look them up on you tube). Also good book about them is caled GREEN FOR LIFE by Victoria Buotenko. (I use alot of bay spinach, dandellion greens, and kale). Read the book and take green smoothies, you will start to feel the difference in a couple of weeks.

    Susan Parker    Sunday, August 12, 2012
  15. Thanks Haylee & Susan Parker: I am low on B12 too, so I’m supposed to get shots. I better get that done asap!!! Thank you for the motivation! xo B

    Brittany    Sunday, August 12, 2012
  16. I swear by the green smoothies and agree with the B12 shots….vitamin pills aren’t as easily absorbed as vitamins from real foods!

    kimber    Friday, August 17, 2012
  17. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. I’ve dealt with severely low iron my whole life. Try drinking a couple glasses of Ovaltine every day. It’s loaded with iron. And easy to adsorb. Plus it tastes good warm or cold!

    Cupcake    Tuesday, August 21, 2012
  18. I was diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia by an hematologist 7 years ago and recently diagnosed with Iron deficiency Anemia a month ago. My body doesn’t assimilate B12 and the ferrous sulfate in iron supplements. So, I started on Floradix and can swear by it! I like the taste, because it is iron in its natural state, namely juices. I taste mostly the orange juice. I can understand the tiredness, but I’m beginning to feel better and a bit more energetic after 2 weeks of Floradix. A plus to this route…..it does not cause constipation. Whole Foods sells it at a reasonable price.

    Lisa    Sunday, September 9, 2012
  19. Thanks for the tip Lisa. I’ll look into the Floradix. xo B

    Brittany    Monday, September 10, 2012

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