Our Great Adventure!

dani@beautyfullmess.com - September 13, 2017

….. and we’re off!  It’s been a while and soooooo very much has happened.  Unfortunately I’ve allowed some people’s negative comments to get further into my head than I normally do. Though I know the truth and don’t answer to anyone else, at times the thoughtless actions of others sting…  it’s a great reminder to think before you speak and pray before you act, so …

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Tune It Out, so you can “LIVE IT OUT!”

dani@beautyfullmess.com - July 28, 2017

I’ve had someone tell me lately that my actions “do not match what is seen on Facebook”. This of course initially stung, because I live in a way that is extremely open and honest and I’ve never been told anything even close to this from dear friends to brand new acquaintances.  After a few minutes of being initially upset; I quickly remembered what I would …

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Then and Now…

dani@beautyfullmess.com - July 25, 2017

It’s been awhile…  I know. But we’re still here and plugging along. I’m sitting here at my doc appt for today and realizing there’s so much to be grateful for.  I’m sitting next to a sweet momma of three who just found out she has stage 4 metastisized cancer… she’s desperate for healing and in shock.  You can see the hurt on her beautiful face …

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Guest Post #1… from Lucy Faith

dani@beautyfullmess.com - May 9, 2017

After I dried my eyes for the last time of what seemed like a million… here is the post from my 11 year old beautiful on the inside and out, oldest daughter and true blessing of a friend… my Lucy Faith. Please read and PLEASE share her post however you possibly can… we need awareness… we need funding… we need acknowledgement of this disease… we …

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month!

dani@beautyfullmess.com - May 8, 2017

This month is Lyme Disease Awareness month and I wanted to do share a few guest posts from the ones I love most.  My goal in sharing these posts from family members is to help people see just how serious this disease is.  I want everyone to realize how far it’s devastating effects go. I desperately want the World at large to see how this …

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Our Family Featured on Nashelle’s Blog Today…

dani@beautyfullmess.com - April 25, 2017

Nashelle Warrior Mother’s Day Edition: Danielle Pratt April 24, 2017 Each year, Nashelle Jewelry selects two recipients for the Nashelle Warrior Campaign. Nashelle Warriors are inspirational individuals from the Bend, Oregon community who are currently facing extenuating medical challenges. The campaign is designed to raise money to help support the recipient’s medical expenses. 100% of the net proceeds from the jewelry are contributing to the …

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Understanding friends or family with Lyme Disease & co-infections!

dani@beautyfullmess.com - April 20, 2017

Happy Thursday y’all!  I have been answering loads of questions about our future plans, people asking when we can return home, others stating that since we’re in a tropical place… I am suddenly all better, and countless others still trying to wrap their minds around these nasty diseases that our family is dealing with day in and day out. I am hoping to help shed …

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A New Plan…

dani@beautyfullmess.com - April 13, 2017

It is almost Easter and we have been getting settled into our new “home” for now.  Thankful to have soooooo much more room to use, couches to sit on and a table to all eat dinner together again… it’s the little things sometimes, ya know?! I had a doctors appt two days ago and we are having to switch up treatment plans and try new …

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Update & Prayers Needed!

dani@beautyfullmess.com - March 28, 2017

I’m finally writing this and asking for prayers!  We’ve had a few rough weeks, kiddos have been very sick with UTIs, bronchitis, ear infections, and sinus infections. I’ve been in and out of urgent care with severe stomach pains, among other things. Our kiddos are on the mend and I’m so thankful that this is coming to an end soon. However, I am super weak, …

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What is Babesia? Where is my Ferretin?

dani@beautyfullmess.com - March 2, 2017

I wanted to share some of the WHY behind the Babesia that I am fighting tonight.  Babesia is one of the co-infections that the same ticks that gave me Lyme Disease have given to me as well.  Many of you have asked why I am always so tired or weak and fatigued… I know it seems like it should have a simple answer, but it …

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