Looking Backwards 

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Do you ever find yourself looking to your past for comfort… too often? Recently, I have caught myself reminiscing about my high school days A LOT. I have many happy memories from that time. Life was so easy to be young and careless! Just driving around, in an old crappy car, blasting music with my friends at the beach. It was like we lived in a cheesy teenage movie. Too often I forget all the hard things I endured during that time. It is easy to romanticize the past….

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Monday Morning

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Good morning Babes! 🙂

Today, at work, we are having visitors from Japan so we had to “dress up.” My company is owned by another company, in Japan, and I guess we want them to think we are fancy AF every day or something? haha, I dunno.. I just do what they tell me to do. Work is too much these days. I spend seemingly every waking moment here. 😦 No time for fun spontaneous BR-DIY’s… It’s been like a REALLY hard winter… as you all know. Work has only made things more stressful. But after a pep talk from my hubs, best friend, and mother. I really feel like I know what to do to plan out these next few months of my life.

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Sunrise

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Hey guys….

Remember I said that Edward and I had gone through something extremely difficult weeks ago? Well… I still am not ready to talk about it openly yet. Let me just say… we created something between us made from love.. and It left this earth.. I will let you use your reasonable thinking to figure out what that means. I would like to do a more in depth blog post on this topic in the future because I feel like there are SO many women out there going through this alone. I want to use our experience to comfort someone else going through that terrible time in their life.

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Husband Tag

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I really want to mix it up today and bring my sweet, handsome, amazing husband onto the blog! 🙂 You guys deserve to know even more about him. So we decided to participate in the Husband Tag!! Here are 38 questions I asked Mr Rivera. Please excuse the curse words hahah. I didn’t want to censor him. I love him for his craziness. 🙂 Enjoy!

Click the follow button, on your right, to see what happens next xoxo. -Kate

Twitter: @katieruiz94 | Instagram: katieruiz94

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New Year – New Things

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It’s like 10pm and I decided I just really needed to talk to you all. I feel like you are a secret friend I can confide in. Something…. life changing has recently happened to Edward and I. Normally I would tell you guys what happened.. but I really will need some time to talk about it. It was something very very sad for us. But, we have come out of the situation stronger then EVER before. We really didn’t know we could love each other even more then we already do… I promise I will tell you guys sometime.. Just not for a long while. We need time to heal. Turns out becoming Rivera would really change everything hahah. It really is an exciting time of changes. Both good changes and bad changes.

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Dark, Cold, Winter Hibernation

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New Hampshire will always be my home and my heart… But one thing I will never get used to is the cold and dark winters. The warm summers always make you forget how hard it is to survive during the brutal winter. When you leave for work in the morning it is dark, and when you leave to go home in the afternoon it is dark. Edward and I have been taking our vitamin D capsules don’t worry hahah.

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The First Snow Fall

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New Hampshire had its first snow fall on Thanksgiving….. My grandmother’s house was so warm and alive this Thanksgiving. There isn’t going to be much family in that house after this year ends… With Bethany’s parents moving to the Midwest… we are left rather bare in the old Ruiz house. It’s going to be strange with so much family gone from the East Coast. Thank God I have Edward 🙂 I know that as long as I have him… I will never be alone or without a family.

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DIY Fake Wedding Cake

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We played a big trick on our wedding guest haha. Our wedding cake was fake! It was a home made dummy cake! 🙂 Our caterer included a layer cake into our dinner package. So we decided to make the affordable “wedding cake” of our dreams. For picture’s sake of course. My mother and I had been researching this for months. Watching numerous youtube videos and having mini anxiety attacks about attempting this. We are both artists and recreating things doesn’t usually scare us… but this was a little different. We would be using almost 100% bakers materials. We are not cake bakers by any means. BUT! Together we fear nothing.

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DIY Gold Dipped Bridesmaid’s Necklaces

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These are the necklaces I made for my Bridesmaids! Each girl was given a special hand picked stone or crystal pendant. If you know anything about me… you will know that I LOVE creating beautiful things. SO, I had to think really creatively when it came to my bridesmaid’s gifts. When I searched on Pinterest for ‘bridesmaids gifts’ all I was seeing was a bunch of useless things that said “Bridesmaid” on them (mugs, robes, wine glasses). To me, these things would never be cherished and just screamed, “You’re all the same to me.’ ‘Your personalities aren’t why I wanted you in my wedding!”

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Honeymooners

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We spent our honeymoon locally. It was such a good Idea that we did! We kinda decided we would rather spend our money on day trips and furniture than on dingy old hotel rooms. 🙂 So we went home and made day trips all over ME and MA…. The first trip we made was to Ikea though hahah! We were finally able to buy the furniture we needed for our bedroom and laundry room!

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